May 16, 2009
With jaws dropping, eyes straining to make sure they were seeing what they thought they were seeing and feet frozen in mid-step, the sound of nearly 30 young girls screaming was defining. When a group of female gymnasts entered the main exercise area of Burbank’s Golden State Gymnastics on Wednesday, they were treated to a big surprise. With the athletes huddled together in a room adjacent to the gym floor, the information leaked out that the girls’ were going to come face to face with a star.
October 2, 2009
BURBANK — It was all minivans and front rolls Saturday at Golden State Gymnastics as the nonprofit gym opened its doors to the community in celebration of National Gymnastics Day, seen as an important way to promote the sport. Children young and old were joined by their parents at the Keystone Street facility for the event that’s part open house, fun festival and family night. Goals of National Gymnastics Day are twofold: to raise awareness for the sport and to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network.
September 15, 2009
BURBANK — It was all minivans and front rolls at Golden State Gymnastics Saturday as the nonprofit gym opened its doors to the community in celebration of National Gymnastics Day, seen as an important way to promote the sport. Part open house, part fun festival and part family night, children young and old were joined by their parents at the Keystone Street facility. Goals of National Gymnastics Day are twofold: to raise awareness for the sport of gymnastics and to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network.
June 16, 2010
G olden State Gymnastics, the award-wining center in the 1800 block of North Keystone Street, hosted its grand reopening Saturday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony followed by a "flip festival" featuring gymnastics students and instructors. The nonprofit gym promotes physical fitness and community service. The reopening comes after Olympic gold medalist and "Dancing With the Stars" finalist Shawn Johnson visited the gym last year to field questions from adoring athletes on everything from her Olympic experiences, to her training, to nutrition and workout methods.
August 23, 2008
EDITOR’S NOTE : The following are letters responding to a guest column in Wednesday’s issue about the Olympics being boring. Regarding Roger Ham’s article “Olympics are boring.” Of course, that is one man’s opinion. Several thoughts come to mind. First, people who are easily bored are usually very boring. Secondly, I am suspicious that he wrote this article to get a reaction from people, ala T.J. Simers of the Times.