February 6, 2010
SCHOOL DONATES SHOES FOR HAITI McKinley Elementary School students joined forces with Sport Chalet’s “Soles for Souls” program and collected 331 pairs of shoes to be donated to the people of Haiti. Members of the Student Council on Jan. 29 sorted and counted them, then bound pairs together. Some of the students participating were Catalina Sutter, Zoe Carino, Jose Aguilar, Grace Vinyard, Haven Holcomb and Molly Jo Terry . Also on that day, students were wearing homemade tissue paper carnations in celebration of the birth of the school’s namesake William McKinley, the 25th U.S. president.
January 31, 2012
On Saturday, Jan. 21, the P.E.O. Sisterhood celebrated Founder's Day and the 143rd anniversary of the exact date of its founding. The event was held at Woodbury University. Chris Welker, Burbank Reciprocity President and Chairwoman of the day welcomed guests and introduced 50-year members, Skip Flora and Helen vonSeggern, Chapter EO and Jane Shanks, Chapter U. After brunch, the ladies enjoyed a fashion show with their members depicting the original seven founders of 1869 in modern-day dress with the message of Founder's Day, which is continuity through adaptation to time.
March 5, 2008
For many families, the kitchen is the heart and soul of their home, and last week members of the Burbank Temple Emanu El Sisterhood showed their heart and soul by staging their Meet the Designers Burbank Kitchen Tour fundraiser. Presented as a luncheon, panel discussion with interior design experts and a tour of recently remodeled or refurbished kitchens, the event benefited the Burbank Temporary Aid Center, the winter homeless shelter at the Burbank Armory and the campaign to raise funds to remodel the temple’s kitchen facilities.
January 10, 2004
Brownies earn manners badge Glendale Brownie Troop #572 of the Mt. Wilson Vista Council received pointers on good table manners from Louise Elerding, author of "You've Got Manners ~ Table Tips from A to Z for Kids of All Ages." The Brownie members enjoyed dinner on the house as guests of Manager Jose Banuelos at Mimi's Cafe on Los Feliz Boulevard in Los Angeles. Elerding also donated her time to the event. She gave local book signings in Glendale in November and will appear at Vroman's Bookstore in Pasadena in the coming year.
December 11, 1999
Irma Lemus HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- There was the old -- traditional prayers and a candle-lighting ceremony that date back more than 2,000 years -- and the new -- a somewhat off-key rendition of Adam Sandler's Hanukkah song. About 100 people, including many children, came together at Burbank Temple Emanu El Thursday evening to mark the seventh night of Hanukkah. The celebrants lit the temple menorah, recited prayers and sang songs associated with the holiday known as the Jewish Feast of Dedication.
April 17, 2012
A Burbank firefighter remains hospitalized after an equipment malfunction caused him to fall 25 to 35 feet while he was rock climbing late Monday morning in Chatsworth, officials said. Battalion Chief Steve Briggs said he and other firefighters and family members have been visiting with the 32-year-old firefighter, who was off duty at the time of the accident. His identity has not been disclosed. At about 10:30 a.m. Monday, the firefighter was climbing at Stony Point and was lowering himself down from a rock face to the ground when his equipment malfunctioned and he experienced a “controlled fall,” Briggs said.