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By Joyce Rudolph | December 13, 2008
Musician Tom Boyd wants to provide the missing link between up-and-coming composers and film executives looking for new talent. Boyd has been blessed with much success in the entertainment industry, and it’s time for him to help others get their chance, he said. The former Burbank resident will perform at 7 tonight with composer and concert pianist Marcelo Cesena featuring well-known movie themes, original compositions and music from other major motion picture composers.
September 24, 2008
Ted Washington of San Diego: “Jen # 3,” Purchase Award, $2,000.   Sigitas Sniras of Santa Monica: “Birth of an Ocean,” Jane Friend Appreciation Award, $1,000.   Mary Jean Mallman of Los Angeles, “2 Fletcher – 1,” Watercolor West, $200; Patron Award, $300.   Jill Van Hoogenstyn of Glendale: “Purple Wall,” Barbara Thorn-Otto Donor Award, $150; Carter Sexton Merchandise Award, $100.
By Chris Wiebe | April 30, 2008
Burbank resident Angela Avanesyan’s interest in fashion design manifested early in the one-of-a-kind outfits she made for her Barbie dolls. “My Barbies weren’t wearing the clothes they came with,” Avanesyan said. “You’d see this cute outfit on the front, and then you turn it around and there would be pins and tape on the back. . . . My Barbies would be wearing something that no other Barbie would have. And as I got older, I realized that that translated into fashion and design — and that was really an art form.
February 20, 2008
People must not treat meat cavalierly Last Sunday’s recall of 143 million pounds of beef by the U.S. Department of Agriculture should provide a loud and clear wake-up call that federal inspection is not adequate to ensure a safe meat supply. This largest meat recall in U.S. history was actually brought on by an animal rights organization’s undercover video showing a California slaughterhouse workers using kicks, electric shock, high-pressure water hoses and a forklift to force sick or injured animals onto the kill floor.
By Jonathan Raber | May 19, 2007
SANTA MONICA — Looking to play an upset role, the Burbank High softball team gave Santa Monica all it could handle Friday. Unfortunately for the Bulldogs, one timely hit proved to be the difference between a win and a loss, as they fell in a heartbreaker to the host Vikings, 1-0, in a nine-inning CIF Southern Section Division III first-round game. The game's winning hit was only the second allowed by Burbank sophomore starter Kristin Peraza, who carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning and finished with 14 strikeouts.
By Emily Gabel-Luddy | February 3, 2007
The Planning Board's October 2006 4-1 vote to deny a variance for a Whole Foods Market at the intersection of Main Street and Alameda Avenue came after the developer preferred a "no" vote from the board to providing the additional traffic studies. Since then the city has issued a revised traffic study and Mitigated Negative Declaration that still do not address the most important questions ("Market plans are changed," Jan. 6). The developer's report was revised to include a traffic count from Whole Foods markets in Glendale, Pasadena and Santa Monica.
December 2, 2006
KIDD ? HINCKLEY Daryll Alexis Kidd and Bryan K. Hinckley , both of Los Angeles, were married at the First United Methodist Church of Santa Monica. The Rev. Dr. Alan Strout of the First United Methodist Church of Santa Barbara officiated. Strout formerly served at the First United Methodist Church of Glendale but moved to the Santa Barbara church earlier this year. He made the trip back to Los Angeles to perform the ceremony. The matron of honor was Amanda Sasso . Serving as bridesmaids were Lisa Brogan and Jennifer and Heather Hinckley , the sisters of the groom.
By Jeff Tully | April 29, 2006
Linda Murphy realizes her life will be forever intertwined with volleyball. Along with being a standout player for the United States national team in the 1960s, Murphy ? a Burroughs High graduate ? was also an Olympian and has spent decades coaching and holding clinics for young players. In recent years, she has also taken up another volleyball-relayed cause. Murphy is passionate about preserving and chronicling the history of the U.S. national women's teams from throughout the years.
By By Jacqui Brown | February 4, 2006
producerFYI WHAT: "The Big Deal" movie screening WHEN AND WHERE: Public screening is at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17 Glendale Central Library, 222 E. Harvard St., Glendale; Industry-only screenings are at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Feb. 21 and 22, at the Directors Guild of America, 7920 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles ADMISSION: Free CONTACT: (818) 842-2137 or www.thebigdealthemovie.comRetirement is usually the time people take it easy and enjoy leisure activities. But for Burbank resident Vic Cabrera it's become a time to shine and move into what he refers to as his purpose in life -- to entertain people by making them laugh.
By By Jeff Tully | November 12, 2005
tullyBOYS' WATER POLO: Fierce counterattack helps Palos Verdes to opening-round win against Bulldogs.MANHATTAN BEACH -- The surroundings at the Mira Costa High pool brought back memories for Burbank boys' water polo Coach Dro Hovanessian. Hovanessian was a freshman on a Burroughs team that lost a CIF Southern Section Division III semifinal match to Santa Monica at the neutral site. The first-year coach was back at the pool Friday with his Bulldog squad, hoping for a postseason upset against third-seeded Palos Verdes.
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