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NEWS
February 21, 2004
Ryan Carter Harry Scolinos is a self-professed "political junkie" who wants to take on Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) in the November general election. Scolinos, a Pasadena civil attorney for 30 years, envisions a Republican majority in the House of Representatives, where what he calls his moderate brand of Republicanism will allow him to more easily advance legislation for the 29th District, which spans from Burbank to Alhambra. But to get there, Scolinos, who has raised almost $200,000, must win the March 2 primary against other Republicans, Reza Torchizy of Glendale and William Bodell of La Crescenta.
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NEWS
February 18, 2004
Local firm has own award ceremony MAGNOLIA PARK -- The Burbank-based audio post-production company Juniper Post held an honorary Emmy Awards ceremony for people and firms who contributed to its recent Emmy win for Outstanding Sound Editing on "James Cameron's Expedition: Bismarck." Honorees included James Cameron, Mike Cameron, the Discovery Channel, Dolby Laboratories and Digidesign Inc., the makers of Pro Tools audio software. Jay Leno also was there by telephone.
NEWS
February 18, 2004
Ryan Carter Bev Bacon once wanted to be a relationship counselor, but it never panned out. Neither did her marriage. But the Internet evolved and became an outlet for Bacon, not only for dating but also for her career. Bacon's new book -- her first -- is a 217-page how-to guide called "Meet Me ... Don't Delete Me! Internet Dating: I've Made All The Mistakes -- So You Don't Have To!" It is a culmination of the lessons the Burbank resident has learned about Internet dating, along with a lifetime of dating success and failure.
NEWS
February 14, 2004
Ryan Carter A legislative package that would decrease the cost of prescription drugs across the state was unveiled by a group of legislators Thursday, including Assemblyman Dario Frommer (D-Burbank). "It's a proposal for relief from the high costs of prescription drugs for taxpayers," Frommer said. "Americans are paying more for prescription drugs than anywhere else." The package of five bills and two resolutions -- known as the Affordable Prescription Drug Act of 2004 -- was introduced by Frommer and Assembly members Mark Ridley-Thomas (D-Los Angeles)
NEWS
February 11, 2004
Ryan Carter A receptionist in the Sacramento office of Assemblyman Dario Frommer (D-Burbank) answered the phone Tuesday with a whole new greeting: "Office of Majority Leader Dario Frommer ..." she said. During a press conference late Monday night in Sacramento, newly sworn in Speaker of the Assembly Fabian Nunez (D-Los Angeles) announced that Frommer -- the 40-year-old assemblyman elected in 2000 to represent the 43rd District -- would become Assembly majority leader, the second most powerful post in the chamber.
NEWS
February 11, 2004
Ryan Carter Giorlando "Gio" Castronovo has brought a slice of Brooklyn to downtown Burbank. Castronovo, 75, who is 5 feet 7 and from behind looks like a 25-year-old in his prime, recently opened Gio's Brooklyn Boxing Club at 116 San Fernando Blvd. He's hoping for a knockout. Inside the revamped building is an 18-by-18-foot regulation boxing ring that is the centerpiece of Castronovo's new boxing club, which will have its grand opening Feb. 27. On Monday, a group of children exercised on punching bags near the ring.
NEWS
February 11, 2004
Ryan Carter Maria Rochart, executive director of the New Horizons Family Center, did not hesitate when she was asked why she donated $1,000 to the Frommer for Assembly 2004 campaign committee last year. "He has shown that he's committed to our community and he doesn't stick to working for just one group, and I appreciate that," she said. Assemblyman Dario Frommer (D-Burbank) has a lot of friends like Rochart. The Frommer for Assembly 2004 committee has $506,342, making the assemblyman the most prolific fundraiser in the area compared to other local candidates.
NEWS
February 11, 2004
Ryan Carter Representatives from a statewide union that speaks for 3,000 local school employees have scheduled a Friday meeting with state Sen. Jack Scott (D-Burbank) that could determine whether they withdraw their support of him. But Scott said Tuesday that he has no knowledge of the meeting. The California School Employees Assn. (CSEA) is threatening to pull its support of Scott for his opposition to 2-year-old legislation that would restrain the ability of California school districts to hire contracted workers.
NEWS
February 11, 2004
Ryan Carter City sales tax revenue soared in the third quarter of 2003, exceeding modest projections, according to a recently released report. Fueled by sales at the Empire Center, tax receipts grew by 8.6% compared to the same three-month period in 2002, city Finance Director Derek Hanway said Monday. "It was an excellent quarter," Hanway said. "It was above our expectations. We're still being conservative, and we are now looking to fourth quarter sales receipts, which are critical.
NEWS
February 4, 2004
Ryan Carter The Reagan years were big at the Original Jelly Bean Factory. "We had lines 50-people long going out the door each December," owner Ira Lippman recalled this week. Ronald Reagan, whose penchant for jelly beans was well chronicled during his presidency, helped fuel their popularity while he was in office. Lippman and his brother Joel -- who run the colorful business at 927 N. Hollywood Way -- were among the benefactors. They are still there, continuing to add flavors and more beans and candy that aren't necessarily good for the teeth, but fill a need.
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