July 24, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO - The California Supreme Court refused for the second time to stop gays from marrying Tuesday, rejecting a bid by a San Diego County official who contends Proposition 8 remains state law. In a closed session, the state high court turned down a request by San Diego County Clerk Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr. for a temporary hold or "stay" on same-sex marriages. The court rejected a similar request last week by the sponsors of Proposition 8, the 2008 ballot measure that banned gay marriage.
July 24, 2004
Jeff Tully When Moah Chang and Grace Woo were teammates on the Burbank High girls' golf team nearly three years ago, they comprised the finest duo in the Foothill League. But the two played together for just one season in 2001, when Chang was a senior veteran and Woo was a freshman upstart. Dominating their league rivals that season, Woo was named the league's player of the year, and Chang won the league championship. Although it's been a few years since the two enjoyed success together on the same team, Chang and Woo are still excelling in the sport on their own. That was never more evident than this week, when the golfers participated, and did well, in two separate tournaments.
April 12, 2009
A small airplane registered to a Burbank resident crashed Saturday about eight miles northeast of a municipal airport in San Diego, killing both people onboard, authorities said. Federal aviation officials did not release the names of the victims, and the San Diego County Medical Examiner could not be reached Sunday. National Transportation Safety Board investigators were en route to the crash site Sunday to begin examining wreckage that escaped a post-crash fire, said Wayne Pollack, a spokesman for the agency.
April 15, 2009
BURBANK — Investigators are working to determine how a small airplane registered to a Burbank resident crashed Saturday about eight miles northeast of Montgomery Field in San Diego, killing both onboard, authorities said. The San Diego County Medical Examiner withheld releasing names of the victims Monday pending notification of family members, investigators said. The office’s website identifies one of the victims as male. National Transportation Safety Board officials this week discovered several components of the airplane’s tail and outer wing hundreds of feet from the crash site, chief investigator Wayne Pollack said.
April 16, 2009
BURBANK — The San Diego County Medical Examiner on Thursday released the names of the Burbank couple killed when the single-engine plane they were piloting crashed about eight miles northeast of Montgomery Field in San Diego. Friedrich Leo Weber, 51, and wife Mary Agnes Weber, 58, were on board the Piper Comanche when it came down in mountainous terrain at 10:54 a.m. Saturday, east of the runways at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, investigators said. National Transportation Safety Board officials this week discovered several components of the airplane’s tail and outer wing hundreds of feet from the crash site, chief investigator Wayne Pollack said.
May 10, 2000
Paul Clinton CIVIC CENTER -- Giving two thumbs up to local programming, a national association awarded Burbank's government affairs productions seven trophies at the association's industry awards show. Competing against cities and counties in California and Nevada, Burbank won more awards than any other city at the fourth annual STAR Awards April 20 in Santa Monica. But Glendale, with six awards, scored a higher point total on the strength of a first-place finish.
February 16, 2002
One concept that keeps emerging in recent years is privatization. It's given as the method to increase productivity in the public sector. Hire a private company with their own workers who would replace public employees. The company would put in place its own method of operating the government entity. Will Ray suggested (Jan. 26-27) it could work to improve the efficiency of the post office. Kim Allender, co-president of the Burbank Teachers Assn.
October 23, 2004
Mark R. Madler Police in Carlsbad, near San Diego, are continuing their investigation into what killed a 25-year-old cameraman found dead in a roadway earlier this week. Investigators speculate that Michael Burke, of Burbank, was walking back to his hotel room when he was killed, although they don't exactly know what happened to him. "We're still determining if it was related to a vehicle or foul play," said Carlsbad Police Lt. Don Rawson. "Arguments can be made on both sides based on the injuries."