November 24, 2001
Gary Moskowitz BURBANK -- When the members of the Burbank Sister City Committee received $9,940 in disaster relief funds from the people of Burbank's Japanese sister city of Ota, the committee decided right away that the money should go to help students in New York City. In a letter sent Oct. 31 to Mayor Bob Kramer, Ota Mayor Masayoshi Shimizu wrote that the people of Ota were "horrified and saddened" to learn of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the East Coast and had "a strong desire to do something to assist those affected to recover as quickly as possible, even if just one day faster."
December 27, 2003
Jackson Bell Michael Hastings is one of those residents who want to help Burbank schools cope with financial insecurity. Hastings, a former Burbank mayor, is organizing a select group of parents, community members and former students intent on seeing students and teachers prosper. The group, which numbers about 40, recently attended the inaugural meeting of the Burbank Priority in Education Foundation, an organization created to raise additional funds and materials for classrooms affected by state and local budget cuts.
October 23, 2004
Jacqui Brown Disney Elementary's playground turned a shade greener on Thursday after 12 new trees were planted in the school's yard. This is the fourth year Warner Bros. environmental outreach program has donated trees to Burbank elementary schools. Six different species of shade trees were strategically placed around the yard and with the student's help, they were all safely planted in the ground. "Warner Bros. has a tremendous respect and a tremendous commitment to the schools in Burbank," said Lisa Rawlins, senior vice president of Warner Bros.
July 15, 2000
Irma Lemus MEDIA DISTRICT WEST -- It wasn't hard to tell the winners from the losers in this battle of Burbank's high schools. One team wore its school colors while the other wore mostly brown. Burbank High may be known as the Bulldogs, but it was John Burroughs emerging as top dog Wednesday when 10-member squads from the schools' football teams competed in the Wienerschnitzel chili tug-of-war. In the end, both schools benefited from the promotion, which was held at the Alameda Street restaurant in celebration of National Hot Dog Month.
December 18, 2012
Approximately eight years ago Burbank residents approved a $112-million school bond measure. The money was used to build a new Burbank High School and remodel and build new class rooms at Burroughs High School. I supported this bond measure because it was obvious these structures were in poor condition. The Burbank Unified School District is now asking voters to approve another bond measure in the amount of $110 million. The district claims the money is needed to repair roofs, air conditioning and plumbing.
April 9, 2013
The 2013 Leadership Burbank Class laughed while they raised funds for this year's community project “31 Violins” to support music education in the local elementary schools, said class member Amy Albano. More than 100 guests packed the Flappers Comedy Club in Downtown Burbank for the event on March 28. “Specifically, we are hoping to buy 31 violins and music stands for Providencia and Roosevelt elementary schools, and any extra money we have will go in general to support the program,” Albano said.
August 20, 2005
DRUG DETECTION CANINES The board approved the district's agreement with Interquest Canine Detection Agency. WHAT IT MEANS Interquest will continue to provide dogs and handlers that will visit the district's high schools at random times to seek out drugs and other contraband. Parents will continue to receive annual letters of notification about the program. The schools have seen a decrease in drugs and other contraband being found since the program was instituted.
September 29, 2001
Gary Moskowitz MEDIA DISTRICT NORTH -- Burbank Youth for Youth has organized a one-day conference next week to address citywide youth issues. The conference, "Take a Stand: It's Your Choice," will be from 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Wednesday at the Burbank Hilton, 2500 Hollywood Way. About 250 students from Burbank schools will attend the conference, which was organized by the 26 students who make up the Burbank Youth for Youth organization. The group was asked by the Mayor's Youth Task Force to plan and implement the conference, which will address issues like alcohol and drug abuse, violence, peer pressure, racism and depression.
March 22, 2013
A January letter to the editor authored by well-known community members stated our schools are “in need of strong, mature leadership from people who understand how to work within a budget, people who have worked with parents, and have personal experience in working with children and their needs.” While the community knows the incumbent and his quality service, the voter should analyze the remaining three candidates' true backgrounds in-depth and...
March 28, 2007
BURBANK — When rain was predicted for the beginning of his week, Jim Lloyd got nervous. Lloyd is one of the organizers of the annual Burbank High Schools' Invitational, a boys' golf tournament that has been a traditional spring event since 1961. The event takes place at De Bell Municipal Golf Course and features Burroughs and Burbank highs. Since its inception — a year was skipped in the 1960s because of an organizational snafu — the tournament has provided a competitive stage for local golfers.