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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.
By Emin Avakian, Special to the Leader | 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.
By: | September 10, 2005
BELL-JEFF VS. SANTA CLARA WHEN: 7 p.m. today. WHERE: Memorial Field at Burroughs High. RECORDS: It is the season opener for both team. LAST YEAR: The Guards defeated the Saints, 32-6. OUTLOOK: Their first few games will likely determine how successful the season will be for the Guards (9-2 and Santa Fe League champions last season). With the loss of most of its offensive impact players, Bell-Jeff will have to rely on athletes who are untested at the varsity level.
February 21, 2014
The small European country of Belgium is in the news after its parliament voted to remove age restrictions from the country's euthanasia laws. If King Philippe signs the bill into law, it means children will be eligible for euthanasia. Belgium has allowed euthanasia since 2002. One of the provisions in the law is that it only applies to those in "constant and unbearable physical or mental suffering that cannot be alleviated. " The removal of age restrictions does mean more safeguards, including that the child is judged able to understand what euthanasia means.
January 24, 2014
A study has found that those who attend church regularly are less likely to commit minor crimes. Researchers from Manchester University believe that spending time with like-minded people makes individuals less likely to get mixed up with "the wrong crowd" and more likely to follow religion's moral teachings. Study participants were asked about eight kinds of bad behavior including littering, skipping school or work, using illegal drugs, fare dodging, shoplifting, music piracy, property damage and violence against the person.
BY JEFF TULLY, | February 7, 2012
LONG BEACH — The Bellarmine-Jefferson High girls' basketball team shared a Santa Cruz championship in 2008. It was the program's first title in a decade. The next three seasons would see the Guards breeze to a trio of league crowns, as Bell-Jeff was rarely pushed by opponents in league competition. But this season, St. Anthony — chalk full of talented players — was determined to dethrone the Guards. That almost happened three weeks ago when the Saints were in the game late, but lost to the host Guards by four points.
BY JEFF TULLY, | January 19, 2012
BELLARMINE-JEFFERSON HIGH - It was nothing short of a dogfight Thursday evening when the Bellarmine-Jefferson High girls' basketball team took on a tough St. Anthony squad in a crucial Santa Cruz League game. Both teams took turns holding the lead throughout four quarters - with 13 lead changes and nine ties in the second and third quarters alone - with the Guards and the Saints not being able to take more than a five-point lead. But despite falling behind with less than two minutes left, Bell-Jeff maintained its composure, took advantage of some missed St. Anthony free throws in the final seconds and received a big rebound to earn a 64-60 victory at home.
By Jeff Tully, | November 9, 2011
BELLARMINE-JEFFERSON HIGH — Winning first-round CIF Southern Section girls' volleyball playoff matches in easy fashion has become a tradition at Bellarmine-Jefferson High. The Guards opened this season's postseason with a home match against Santa Clara. Although Bell-Jeff took some time to warm up after last playing in a match seven days before, the Guards came to life and rolled to a 25-15, 25-9, 25-13 win against the visiting Saints. The win earns Bell-Jeff (13-6-2) a spot in the second round.
By Jon Gonzalez, For the Leader | October 20, 2010
BURROUGHS HIGH — In a battle between a pair of sub-.500 teams on losing streaks, something had to change for the better for one and something was bound to continue spiraling downward for the other in the teams' Santa Fe League opener. Host Bellarmine-Jefferson had allowed 604 rushing yards in its previous two games, both losses, while only averaging a league-low 21.7 points a game. With first-time starter Mitchell Kellogg, a sophomore, at quarterback, the only thing the Guards were given was a 28-6 loss at the hands of the St. Anthony Saints.
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