August 23, 2003
Jeff Tully You don't have to tell the local high school football coaches the importance of having a strong youth feeder program. All they have to do is look at the success of Santa Clarita schools like Hart and Valencia -- which benefit from many youth organizations -- in recent years to see how beneficial it is for high schools to get players who have experience playing football. However, Burbank and Burroughs highs could be reaping the benefits of a strong feeder program, as the Burbank Vikings Youth Tackle Football program -- the city's lone youth organization -- has seen a resurgence and has been growing the past two years.
August 23, 2008
Rep. Adam Schiff has served Congress well for the past three terms, and recent rumors suggest he might try to make the jump to the Senate if fellow Democrat Dianne Feinstein runs for governor. Schiff, whose district includes Glendale and Burbank, responded by saying his focus will remain on his district, which is something he’s done well over the past year. Although relatively unknown in Northern California, Schiff has made a name for himself here, and we’d love to see him take a shot at the Senate, as we can’t imagine him taking his eye off Glendale and Burbank even if he were stationed in Washington.
March 29, 2008
School was out for spring break at Bret Harte Elementary on Thursday, but a group of civic-minded volunteers were hard at work on school grounds. More than 40 Lockheed Federal Credit Union employees put down their pens, pushed away from their keyboards and picked up paint brushes, setting their sights on four fading portable classroom units that were left out of the school’s modernization efforts in 1999. “We’ve always had these eyesore bungalows that no one has really done anything about,” Principal Diane Berger said.
March 27, 2008
BY CHRIS WIEBE The Leader NORTHWEST DISTRICT — School was out for spring break at Bret Harte Elementary on Thursday, but a group of civic-minded volunteers were hard at work on school grounds. More than 40 Lockheed Federal Credit Union employees put down their pens, pushed away from their keyboards and picked up paint brushes, setting their sights on four fading portable classroom units that were left out of the school’s modernization efforts in 1999. “We’ve always had these eyesore bungalows that no one has really done anything about,” Principal Diane Berger said.
January 11, 2006
Neighbors remember Maureen Osborn as a kind person who was very involved with family, community.NORTHEAST GLENDALE -- Maureen Osborn had just dropped off her son at Bob Hope Airport for his flight home to Michigan early Friday. She never made it home herself. Minutes after Osborn left her son, her four-door Toyota sedan was hit by a Metrolink commuter train at a crossing at Buena Vista Avenue and San Fernando Road in Burbank, killing the 76-year-old widow and mother of four. "She had dropped him off at the Burbank airport at 8:10 a.m., and she was gone by 8:30," said Mickey Benson, who lives two doors down from Osborn's Montecito Drive home.
October 24, 2001
Karen Hubbard The Zonta Club of Burbank Area has announced the nominees for the 2001 Woman of the Year Award. They are Sandy Dennis, nominated by Burbank on Parade; Lorraine Bellis Mark, nominated by PIP Printing; and Joan Ortiz, nominated by Limerick. The winner of the 2001 Woman of the Year Award will be announced at a very special luncheon Nov. 3 at the Castaway Restaurant in Burbank. Luncheon tickets can be obtained by calling Lee Bellis at 845-4560.
May 5, 2001
Tony Solorzano OLIVE PARK -- The first time the Burroughs and Hart softball teams hooked up for a Foothill League game, the school from Santa Clarita barely escaped with a one-run win. Thursday, Hart, which was nationally ranked and is the No. 3 team in CIF Southern Section Division II, had a little easier time, coming away with a 4-1 win. Hart pitcher Casey Pickard scattered four hits in picking up the ...
July 28, 2001
I wrote to the U.S. Postal Service complaint department on June 6, 2001, to complain about our Burbank Postal Service, or lack thereof. I wrote that I don't get my mail for the most part until after 6 p.m., and my neighbor and I are tired of it. We are also sick and tired that no one seems to care. I got a response from the consumer affairs department in Santa Clarita the next day, which surprised the heck out of me. Their response was as follows: "I am in receipt of your e-mail concerning your mail delivery.
March 26, 2005
Jeff Tully Burbank High swimming Coach Adam Wright finds himself in a strange position every time his teams compete against Hart. Being a former Hart assistant coach, Wright also coached some of the Indian swimmers in youth programs in Santa Clarita. "A lot of time, the Hart kids will come to the pool and give me hugs and high-fives," Wright said. "And some of my swimmers don't know quite what to make of that. I think it bothers some of them." The Bulldog boys' team didn't appear to be put off by Hart's affection for Wright, as Burbank swam well in the first half of its Foothill League meet Wednesday at Burbank.
March 1, 2003
Jeff Tully Mike Krose has a plan, and if it goes well, golfers in the city will be lowering their scores and improving their games. Krose -- the boys' and girls' golf coach at Burroughs High -- has applied for a grant that will be used to pay for private lessons for local high school players. There is also a chance the funds could be funneled to middle-school athletes if they are not used by the high-school players. "This would be to benefit both the local high-school programs, Burbank as well as Burroughs," Krose said.