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By Veronica Rocha | November 10, 2009
Julio Jimenez’s fingers were covered in brightly colored chalk Saturday as he carefully sketched the image of a chrome motorcycle on asphalt at the Downtown Burbank Fine Arts Festival. Jimenez, a Winnetka resident, said he prefers chalk over paint because he gets to use his hands. “You were born with your hands,” he said. “You can fix mistakes with your hands. It’s not a brush.” While most artists paint on canvas, Jimenez favors a rough and rocky street surface like San Fernando Boulevard to showcase his art. Event organizers invited Jimenez to create a piece of art at the festival Saturday and Sunday, and Jimenez said he couldn’t pass up the opportunity to demonstrate his talent to art aficionados.
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BUSINESS
By Michael J. Arvizu | October 2, 2009
Once again, it’s time to think about how many pumpkins will be bought, how the house decorations will look, and what costumes kids will want to dress up in this year. Halloween Adventure, at 401 N. 1st St. in Burbank, is the latest incarnation of the Halloween stores that pop up every year. This branch of Halloween Adventure, which has moved into the former Circuit City building, is back in Burbank after a five-year absence, according to President and Chief Executive Lenny Goldman.
NEWS
By Christopher Cadelago | August 1, 2009
CITY HALL ? City Manager Mike Flad on Wednesday named William Yeomans to the post of interim financial service director, relieving Deputy City Manager Justin Hess of his double duties. Yeomans, a 20-year veteran of financial administration, is scheduled to begin work Monday. ?In these challenging economic times, having someone with his expertise in municipal finance is essential,? Flad said. Hess, who served as interim director since April 2008, worked in both capacities since being named deputy city manager in January.
LOCAL
By Veronica Rocha | February 11, 2009
BURBANK — A motorist was arrested Monday night after California Highway Patrol officers tried to stop him in Santa Clarita for driving under the influence, but he instead led officers in a pursuit into the city, officials said. The motorist, whose name was not released, was driving erratically Monday night on the Golden State (5) Freeway near Santa Clarita. Highway Patrol officers tried to stop him, but he kept driving on the freeway and headed into Burbank, Burbank Police Lt. William Berry said.
NEWS
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.
BUSINESS
By Chris Wiebe | 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.
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