December 18, 2002
Jeff Tully Enjoying one of their most successful seasons in more than a decade, the Burbank High boys' water polo team surprised many by being competitive in the tough Almont League. The Bulldogs relied on a steady offense and a hard-working defense to finish third in league and earn the team's first trip to the CIF Southern Section playoffs in 10 years. The team's success wasn't lost when it came to the All-Almont League voting, as seven Bulldogs received postseason honors.
January 23, 2002
Laura Sturza CIVIC CENTER -- Burbank firefighters will receive a retroactive pay increase that was approved unanimously by the Burbank City Council last week. Effective July 1, 2001, members of the Burbank Firefighters local number 778 will receive a 3.41% increase. In addition, the city is currently conducting a survey of area firefighters including Glendale, Pasadena, Torrance and Santa Monica. If Burbank firefighters' salaries are still not on par with nearby cities, they will be given an additional retroactive increase effective from Jan. 1, 2002.
December 5, 2001
Gary Moskowitz WEST LOS ANGELES -- Class of 1991 Burbank High School graduate Doug Murphy is being recognized as one of Southern California's emerging contemporary artists. Murphy, also a graduate of Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, will be showing his painting "Narcissism in the Plastic Mind" in the California 2001 Open Show with 61 other artists, from Saturday until Feb. 8 in Gallery 825, 825 La Cienega Blvd. Murphy's painting was selected from more than 700 original works of art contributed by Southern California artists.
June 23, 2001
ORTEGA -- HOGAN Mariana Ortega and Jonathan Michael Hogan of Toluca Lake were married at St. Monica Church in Santa Monica. The maid of honor was Kristine McCarthy. The best person was Jessica Hogan, the groom's sister. The reception was held at Casa Del Mar with 190 guests in attendance, including the bride's grandmother, Lupe of Burbank, and the groom's grandmother and grandfather, Marie and George Pusich. The bride is the daughter of Emilio and Mary Jo Ortega of Burbank.
March 24, 2001
Joyce Rudolph, Weekend GLENDALE -- The owners of Lush nightclub, formerly Neon Moon, hope to fulfill the community's need for places to hear live music without a cover charge. Eric Tecosky and a group of investors took ownership Feb. 1. They also run the Lush in Santa Monica. Lush in Glendale offers no cover charge on Fridays and Saturdays with a live disco band beginning at 10 p.m. and disc jockey H2O. "We've been very successful in Santa Monica," Tecosky said.
April 22, 2000
Irma Lemus HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- Finding alternatives to the drab, rectangular-shaped portable classrooms often found on schoolyards was a challenge nine Woodbury University students were eager to undertake. Utilizing movable chalkboards, intricately placed windows to enhance the lighting and solar powered roofs, the Woodbury architecture students came up with a variety of models designed to improve comfort, aesthetics and conserve energy. Funded by a $21,000 grant from Southern California Edison, the advanced students spent much of the semester coming up with fresh concepts for portable classrooms and the past couple of weeks building five wooden models.
November 20, 1999
RIPLEY-KINTZ Therese Christine Ripley of Altadena announces the engagement of her daughter, Elena Marie Ripley, to Tracy Ryan Kintz. They are planning a December wedding. Elena is also the daughter of Robert Lyle Ripley Jr. of Las Vegas, Nev. Tracy is the son of Linda Lee Gage of Sunland and Ron Kintz of La Crescenta. MAHERAS-STRATTAN Cristina Maheras and Joe Strattan have announced their plans to marry in April. Christine is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Hallam of Van Nuys and Crist Maheras of Santa Monica.