January 12, 2002
Will Rogers did it again. Another award-winning investigative reporting job (Wednesday, Dec. 19 and Wednesday, Dec. 26). The toxic molds that invaded a home rented by Richard Arsenault and his family were bad enough but the indifference shown by city, school district, state and county departments was awesome. Mr. Arsenault had the house and his truck checked by microbiologists and a laboratory hired by his insurance company. The verdict was that the house and truck were infected by toxic molds.
February 14, 2009
Cuba looks greener from the other side I read with interest your article “The differing tastes of Cuba,” by Jeremy Oberstein (Feb. 4). We Cuban Americans have for a long time been puzzled by the support given to Castro’s dictatorship, one of the most repressive regimes in the world for the last 50 years, by some fellow Hispanics in the U.S. such as Carlos Ugalde, the professor mentioned in the article. It is clear that those who speak highly of the Cuban government have never lived under it. Ugalde may have visited Cuba several times but always as a guest of the Cuban regime, for a few days or weeks, staying in government-provided housing, and never having to worry about what to eat or if he would be arrested for calling for free elections or freedom of the press in the island, a fate too common for Cuban citizens.
August 10, 2002
Leadership Burbank offers training program BURBANK -- Applications for Leadership Burbank, a 10-month leadership training program, are being accepted through Thursday. Only 20 spaces are available. The program seeks to bring together a diverse group of participants who either live or work in Burbank. Sessions will explore the elements of the Burbank community including infrastructure, economic viability, police and fire services, social justice, safety and the environment.
April 26, 2003
Scribner -- Staver Shannon Lee Scribner of Burbank and Douglas Macfarlane Staver of Los Altos were married at All Saints Episcopal Church in Carmel. The maid of honor was Laura Younkman. The bridesmaids were Kristal Bowman-Carter, Kelly Patton, Shawn Williams, Melissa Jacobson and Kerensa Maiden. The groom's brother, David Staver, was the best man. Groomsmen were Kevin Cooper, Dane Golden, the bride's brother Bobby Scribner and Chris Quimby.
January 22, 2003
Our nation celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day this past Monday, and many again paused to reflect upon the life and legacy of this giant of the civil rights movement. The importance of Dr. King's work toward social justice is still felt today, as laws that prohibit discrimination in employment, education and housing have their genesis in the movement he spearheaded. Indeed, his bold leadership not only energized the poor and disenfranchised, but the force of his charge forever changed the face of America.
January 17, 2009
WOMAN HONORED FOR HELPING STUDENTS Kathleen H. Anderson of Glendale was honored for her many years of service to the Catholic Education Foundation at a banquet on Dec. 12 at The Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. Serving as the executive director of the foundation since 2003, Anderson was presented with a Commitment to Excellence Award for her dedication in helping to provide tuition support to students attending Archdiocesan schools. Funds raised from this event provide scholarships for committed students from predominantly Latino, low-income working families.
June 17, 2009
Leadership Burbank taking applications Leadership Burbank, a community-based nonprofit that offers a nine-month training program touching on politics and business, announced its recruitment drive Tuesday for the 2009-10 program beginning in September. Classes meet monthly with the application deadline set for July 31. The 25 participants, who must either live or work in Burbank, interact throughout the year with council members, city executives, state representatives, nonprofit directors and business leaders.
August 27, 2005
Daniel Vargas, 18, a Burbank resident, received the Best All Around New Talent award at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. Vargas recently graduated from the arts school after attending for two years. He received this recognition for his dedicated and outstanding achievement in vocal music. He sings, composes music, plays various instruments and plans to pursue a career in music. Darrin Borders, a native of Burbank, received his master's degree in public administration with honors in June.
May 26, 2007
In the opening and closing scenes of the movie "Saving Private Ryan," Ryan visits the grave of the officer who risked his life to save Ryan from death while fighting the Nazis during World War II. "I hope that, at least, in your eyes, I've earned what all of you have done for me," he says as he reflects many years earlier. It's a question that everyone should ask on Monday ? Memorial Day. We may not all agree with this nation's wars. But the sacrifices service men and women have made, and continue to make on behalf of a nation, must never be forgotten.