September 5, 2009
Media from across the world packed into tents Thursday facing the entrance of Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park, beaming reports to Russia, Brazil and Japan in an effort to sate the voracious appetite for information about the slain pop star. ?For me it?s a mixed experience,? said Jessica Maldonado, a reporter whose Univision dispatches on the life and times of Michael Jackson have informed the Spanish-language audience for years. ?It doesn?t matter where you are in the world, to the smallest town in Mexico, he was the king of pop. With him, the language never mattered.
July 30, 2005
Former Bell-Jeff star will not play in NBA: For most of the summer, former Bellarmine-Jefferson High basketball standout Ruben Douglas has been trying to earn a place on an NBA team. After a successful season competing in Italy, Douglas was given a chance and had a spot on the New York Knicks' summer roster. But it looks as if the 6-foot-4, 195-pound guard will not play in the premier league next season. Instead, Douglas stands to make a lot more money playing in Europe.
April 19, 2008
A local ballet company will give its audience a rare opportunity to see a repertoire of Russian ballet companies that brought the classical dance style to American audiences in the early 1900s. Dancers from Burbank-based Media City Ballet will perform selections of famous Russian ballets on April 27 at the Alex Theatre in Glendale. The program, “Ballet Russe Remembered,” is a tribute to the classical ballets, said Natasha Middleton, artistic director of the Media City Ballet.
September 6, 2006
MAGNOLIA PARK DISTRICT — Members of a Judaic movement that has a history of more than 250-years reached a milestone in Burbank on Saturday with the opening Soussana Family Jewish Chabad Center. The ribbon cutting brought more than 200 people to the Chabad Center throughout the day, including Burbank City Councilman Dave Gordon and Jack and Elka Soussana, the Chabad Center's major donors. "Because of them and their generous donations we are able to get into this building," Janice Kormandel, one of the center's participants said of the Soussana's and the many other contributing families.
November 20, 2004
Jacqui Brown Hand-cut white silk doves were sewn on to several 10-foot crimson colored silk banners at Stevenson Elementary by fourth- and fifth-graders, a project they hope will heal hearts and create peace a long way from home. The students on Wednesday also inscribed the name and age of each child who died in Beslan, Russia, during a terrorist siege on Sept. 1 that left 172 children dead. "Remember the Children of Beslan" is the project for Patricia Montandon, founder of the "Children as the Peacemakers."
June 30, 2004
Host families are still being sought for foreign-exchange students visiting Southern California for one month this summer. Twenty-five students, ranging in age from 14 to 18, from Russia, Italy, France, Spain and Germany will visit through the EF Educational Homestay program from July 19 to Aug. 16. The students will take American history, American culture and English classes in Pasadena. Host families will provide the teens with transportation to a designated spot in Burbank, where they will be picked up by bus to go to Pasadena.
August 7, 2004
Middleton -- Kettebekov Natasha Middleton, artistic director of Burbank's Media City Ballet, married her company's principal male dancer, Askar Kettebekov, after leaving port in Newport Beach aboard a private chartered yacht named Dream On. The bride wore a silk satin beaded Jean Harlow-style gown, designed by the bride and executed by Nancy Slyke of Van Herr Bridals. The fingertip veil was accented by a handmade Austrian crystallized seashell- beaded hairpiece.
December 8, 1999
Paul Andersen As far as Joe Quinn is concerned, the high point of the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles's recent Russian/European tour came at a concert given in Tallinn, Estonia, a city with a rich history of choral music that goes back centuries. "At first, the reception there had been polite and reserved," says Quinn, a Glendale resident and a member of the chorus since 1993. "We had just begun singing 'We Shall Overcome,' and suddenly people began standing up, holding hands.
October 27, 2001
This letter is regarding general news reports about the discovery of a World War II bomber crash site. On the network news , they spoke of a Lockheed Ventura bomber crash site rediscovered on Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia. Once again, an aviation product designed and built here in Burbank has made international news. The aircraft was built by our families and neighbors in a beige factory in Burbank, sent to our Allies overseas and flown by a crew of very young men who didn't want to have to fight and whose lives ended suddenly on a cold and deadly mountaintop in a foreign country.
June 5, 2004
Host families needed for students BURBANK -- Host families are needed for foreign exchange students visiting Southern California for one month this summer. Twenty-five students from 14 to 18 from Russia, Italy, France, Spain and Germany, will visit through the EF Educational Homestay program from July 19 to Aug. 16. The students will take American history, American culture, and English classes in Pasadena. Host families will provide transportation to Burbank where a bus will take the students to Pasadena.