November 5, 2010
BELLARMINE-JEFFERSON HIGH — It didn't particularly pass well, its intensity was a bit lackluster and it definitely made its share of mistakes. The Bellarmine-Jefferson High girls' volleyball team didn't look like squad gunning for a league title when it took on visiting St. Anthony Thursday. However, the Guards had enough talent, and just enough motivation, to earn a 25-19, 20-25, 25-18, 25-23 victory, as they keep their dynasty in the Santa Cruz League intact. The win gives Bell-Jeff its fifth-straight league championship.
May 17, 2003
Jeff Tully Reserve players on the Providence High boys' volleyball team don't have time to rest on the bench. With an aggressive substitution game plan, Coach Andrew Bencze keeps the Pioneers moving in and out of a match with machine-like regularity. The Providence assembly line was working perfectly on Wednesday, as the Pioneers easily defeated Thousand Oaks Hillcrest Christian, 15-3, 15-7, 15-7, in a CIF Southern Section Division IV wild-card match at Providence.
April 2, 2013
The Boy Scouts of America has sent its members a survey as part of its ongoing debate over whether to repeal or continue its ban on gay members. Instead of asking for a simple yes or no, the questionnaire goes into depth on several topics, for example sleeping arrangements and the place of faith in Scout groups' decisions. It's this question of faith that is provoking the most comments about the survey. Scouts must take an oath "to do my duty to God" and many groups are sponsored by religious organizations.
May 24, 2013
Were early Christians really persecuted for their beliefs? The popular image is of them being thrown to the lions and having to meet in secret, but an author is challenging what she calls the "myth" of Christian persecution. Candida Moss, who is Professor of New Testament and early Christianity at the University of Notre Dame, has written a book called "The Myth of Persecution: How Early Christians Invented A Story of Martyrdom. " Dealing with the 300 years following the death of Jesus, she sets out to debunk what she calls "the Sunday school narrative of a church of martyrs" and claims that instead of three centuries of continual suppression, there were perhaps only 10 or 12 years during which it happened with any frequency.
March 1, 2000
Joyce Rudolph LA CRESCENTA -- InsideOut, a men's vocal ensemble from Brigham Young University, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 4550 Raymond Ave., La Crescenta. This is one of the group's stops along its Southern California tour. There is no admission charge and the community is welcome. For information, call 248-8003. Members of the ensemble are Paul Hatch, high tenor, Kimball Brown, tenor, Ben Haacke, tenor, Layne Haacke, baritone, Ryan Hinton, bass, and Jason Smith, vocal percussion and baritone.
July 4, 2001
Joyce Rudolph HOLLYWOOD HILLS -- The Rev. Dr. Jerry A. Jones of Burbank Community Church will receive the Spirit of America Award at 9 a.m. today at the Hall of Liberty in Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills. The event, featuring a Boy Scout flag-raising ceremony and singing by the Southern California Mormon Choir, is sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' Glendale and North Hollywood stakes. Jones has served the ministry for 52 years.
May 17, 2003
Peterson -- Carpenter Emily Beth Peterson of Bakersfield and Kenny Carpenter of La Crescenta were married in the Los Angeles Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Santa Monica. A reception was shared with family and friends at the Oakmont Country Club. For their honeymoon, the couple traveled to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. They are living in Provo, Utah. The bride is the daughter of Becky Peterson of Bakersfield and the late Kenneth Peterson.
July 2, 2003
Burbank man receives Spirit of America award BURBANK -- Burbank resident David F. King will receive the Spirit of America award during the annual Fourth of July celebration hosted by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1101 N. Central Ave., Glendale. The event begins at 9 a.m. Friday. King, who spent more than two years in the Netherlands as a missionary and has held various church offices, is being recognized for his service to the church and the community.
May 14, 2011
GROSS PARK — Just days after securing its second straight Santa Cruz League championship, the Bellarmine-Jefferson Highsoftball squad completed the only other feat that remained before the postseason — finishing league play undefeated. With a resounding 16-1 mercy-rule victory over St. Anthony at Gross Park Thursday afternoon, the Guards put a stamp on an already dominant season in which they scored in double figures against each of their Santa Cruz opponents, going 8-0 and 18-5 overall, including winning 13 of their final 14 regular-season games.
July 14, 2012
A woman was transported to a local hospital Friday with minor injuries after her car went over the side of a road in Burbank. The woman was allegedly driving down Orange Grove Terrace before realizing the street turned into a dead end. When she tried to turn around, her car went over the side and ended up in the parking lot of the Church of Later Day Saints. The car had two passengers, who climbed out before Burbank firefighters arrived on scene. The driver was trapped, however, and firefighters used jaws of life to extricate her from the vehicle.