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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.
By Jeff Tully | February 16, 2008
SANTA CLARITA — The Burbank High boys’ basketball team played like a team trying to prove something in its postseason opener against Golden Valley. The Bulldogs played like the squad that upset league champion Pasadena and second-place Burroughs during Pacific League play earlier in the year. Burbank didn’t play like a team that entered the CIF Southern Section Division IIAA playoffs on a four-game losing skid. The Bulldogs played well in the second half Wednesday and were able to run away with a 70-51 wild-card win at Golden Valley.
By Chris Wiebe | October 24, 2007
BURBANK — As Santa Ana winds stoked wildfires this week, Burbank and Glendale have largely steered clear of the havoc breaking out across Southern California. “All things are quiet in Glendale, but everywhere else is burning away,” Glendale Fire Capt. Tom Propst said. But that doesn’t mean the area was not affected in some way by the chaos surrounding it. Burbank sent all five of its engine companies, a battalion chief and a water tender to help contain the blazes that have charred thousands of acres in Southern California, Burbank Fire Capt.
By Charles Rich | August 14, 2007
NORTHRIDGE — A reversal of summertime plans would have been neat. If Andrew Fisher could have planned his summer itinerary, he would have first attended a quality baseball camp to help him improve his skills before competing in Little League for two months. Fisher, a member of the Crescenta Valley District 16 Little League Junior Baseball squad, couldn’t. However, he wasn’t about to sulk. Fisher was one of about 50 participants who showed up last week for the weeklong Northridge Baseball Camp at Cal State Northridge.
July 28, 2007
ESCALANTE — GROGAN Karen Elizabeth Escalante and Christopher Douglas Grogan , of Chicago, have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Danny and Sylvia Escalante , of Burbank. She is a graduate of John Burroughs High School. She has an undergraduate degree in psychology and women's studies from UC Berkeley and a doctorate of law degree from the University of Chicago. The groom-to-be is the son of Carolyn Grogan , of Burbank, and Douglas and Susan Grogan , of Santa Clarita.
December 23, 2006
Former California State Assembly Majority Leader Dario Frommer joined the law firm Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP's California Government Practice Group at its Los Angeles office, the law firm's spokesperson said on Dec. 12. Frommer served three terms spanning six years in the state legislature representing the 43rd Assembly District. His last day in office was Nov. 30. The law firm's Government Practice Group represents clients in legislative, administrative, enforcement and contract matters concerning federal, state and local governments.
By Jeff Tully | December 2, 2006
BURBANK — There wasn't much to be excited about with the local high school boys' soccer teams when it came to the postseason last season. That was because all four area schools — Burbank, Burroughs, Bellarmine-Jefferson and Providence — failed to qualify for the CIF Southern Section playoffs. However, with teams joining new leagues and some coaching changes, the locals are looking to get back in the playoff hunt. Most of the teams have fine groups of returning players, which the coaches hope will help lead to resurgences for their squads.
By By Fred Ortega | 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.
By By Jeff Tully | December 3, 2005
tullyAll four squads hoping for improvement after not making the playoffs last season.BURBANK -- League play should be interesting this season for the four local boys' soccer teams. Burbank and Burroughs will enjoy their swan song in the Foothill League, as the two will move to the Pacific League next season. Providence joins the Liberty League as a varsity squad after playing primarily as a junior varsity team a year ago. Bellarmine-Jefferson, which didn't make the playoffs last season, will be trying to claim a postseason spot out of the Santa Fe League.
July 20, 2005
Providence money to benefit local areas Providence Health Care has announced that it provided almost $30 million to benefit residents of the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys in 2004. The money was made possible through a program called the Emilie Gamelin Program for Patient Assistance, named after the founder of the Sisters of Providence. Much of it was spent on free medical care for people with low incomes. Funds also benefited programs like tattoo removal, school nurse programs and cancer outreach.
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