January 13, 2010
Dr. David Burbank, a dentist and sheep rancher whose name lives on in the city for which he was named, was recognized Tuesday at Five Points with a statue in his likeness, capping months of anticipation and transforming the busy corner into a grassy lookout. City executives Tuesday dedicated the 12-foot-tall statue along with a time capsule and plaques recognizing Burbank’s sister cities in an upbeat ceremony at 1075 West Burbank Blvd. Children looked on from the shoulders of their parents at the 50-foot-tall pole bearing a flapping American flag as the 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marines presented the colors.
April 16, 2013
To comply with the city of Burbank's requirement for public art, Bob Hope Airport needs to come up with an additional quarter-million dollars for its new transportation center. Airfield officials are hoping to raise the money through an ambitious plan for a new pavilion celebrating the local airport's history. The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority on Monday voted 7-1 to move forward with plans to spend the extra money on artwork in its transit center , which is currently under construction, and to raise those funds by selling naming rights in the new pavilion.
April 29, 2011
The third bronze sculpture along Chandler Bikeway was unveiled Friday in Burbank, representing what city officials said was a piece of local history on the heels of the city’s centennial. “Trackwalker” depicts a lone figure walking along a section of the track dressed in a rail uniform, holding his lantern and tools. In the early days of the rails, it was his duty to examine the condition of the railroad tracks and pound in loose spikes. Chris Daste, director of Park, Recreation and Community Services, welcomed more than 20 people gathered at the site of Mariposa Street and Chandler Boulevard.
March 10, 2007
NATIONAL DELTA GAMMA HONORS MEMBER Lynn White Shelby , longtime Burbank and Glendale resident and active member of the Glendale/Burbank Delta Gamma Alumnae, was honored for community service by the national offices of Delta Gamma. She is the only California woman so awarded this year. The Oxford Award recognizes alumnae who exemplify the Delta Gammas who serve their communities through volunteer and/or professional activities. Shelby has served her local alumnae chapter in the capacity of nearly every office including president and served as president of the local American Business Women's Assn.
February 16, 2000
Irma Lemus MEDIA DISTRICT NORTH -- Burbank High School senior Laural Hartman says her art helps her connect with people outside of her silent world. It's clear that people are listening to what she has to say. Laural, who is deaf, and two of her Burbank High classmates were recognized for their creative talents Saturday during the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards ceremony at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. Laural, who received an American Vision Award, and Phillip Sokolov, who won a gold medal, both received scholarships and earned the right to enter their works in a national competition in New York in March.
February 25, 2012
With balloons, marching bands and cheerleaders, Saturday's celebration at John Burroughs High School's Memorial Field in Burbank might have been mistaken for a homecoming game. But the celebration was for something much more important - the long-awaited dedication of the rebuilt athletic facility, a $12.2 million project that had been in planning stages for at least a decade. The new Memorial Field includes a football field, bleachers, lighting and a rubberized track and will be shared by Burbank and Bellarmine-Jefferson high schools for home football games.
March 11, 2009
Send DATEBOOK items to Burbank Leader, 221 N. Brand Blvd., 2nd Floor, Glendale, CA 91203 or fax to (818) 241-1975. Submissions must be received two weeks before publication. ? TODAY The Creative Arts Center Gallery will host the annual Fine Arts Federation Membership Exhibit at the gallery, 1100 W. Clark Ave., Burbank. The juried mixed media exhibit represents more than 60 artists and includes painting, sculpture, pottery, collage and photography. Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and call the gallery at (818)
April 20, 2002
Maya Kukes MAGNOLIA PARK -- Future Paul Klees and Mary Cassatts will be on display at the Creative Arts Center through May 2, as part of the Youth Art Expo. The work of 1,200 local students was narrowed down to the 200 selected from area schools. The show is sponsored by the Burbank Park, Recreation and Community Services Department. Middle and high school artists were honored at a reception April 12 and elementary school artists had their debut Sunday.
August 4, 2007
CRIME ANALYST POSITION The council unanimously approved a resolution that establishes a new administrative position in the Burbank Police Department. The full-time crime analyst will be responsible for overseeing a new departmentwide upgrade to police computer systems. WHAT IT MEANS The analyst will also assess crime intelligence and statistics, as well as conduct reports and research regarding ongoing law enforcement investigations. The council had already accounted for the position in its 2007-08 budget — at a salary range of $4,534 to $5,509 per month.
June 13, 2007
Edison donates $10k to senior artists The Burbank Senior Artist's Colony received a $10,000 donation from Southern California Edison on Tuesday. The donation was to help expand senior arts programs at the colony with houses creative senior citizens and offers instruction in visual and performing arts, music and film. Burbank Senior Artist's Colony is one of 16 More Than Shelter for Seniors projects throughout Los Angeles and Orange counties that provides a working, retirement and living environment for senior citizens.