July 16, 2008
Campaign donates to local Boys & Girls Club A nationwide campaign, Do Something 101, is helping donate school supplies to the Boys & Girls Club of Burbank. Pop star and ?American Idol? winner Jordin Sparks has teamed with dosomething.org, a nonprofit that empowers teens to take action in their communities. The nonprofit seeks to help the 11 million children who live below the poverty line and do not have basic supplies such as school products. The campaign asks Glendale teenagers to collect school supplies and drop them off at their nearest Staples store from July 6 to Aug. 31. Staples has already donated $50,000 in school supplies to help the cause.
July 8, 2009
Ongoing coverage of the Burbank-area memorial for Michael Jackson from the Burbank Leader and Los Angeles Times. Look here for local impact, and to The Times for regional and international news. Additional updates available via Twitter. Michael Jackson fans flock to Burbank area memorial BURBANK – Hoards of fans surrounded the perimeter of the Forest Lawn Memorial Park and Mortuary in the Hollywood Hills this morning, waiting for a caravan of SUVs and limousines carrying the family of Michael Jackson.
February 17, 2014
For every Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson, there are dozens of "American Idol" contestants who have yet to find stardom, but haven't given up on their rock 'n' roll dreams. Burbank resident Mary Powers is one of them. Until recently the 28-year-old single mother fronted not one, but two different rock bands. But being in two bands can also mean twice the drama. On a recent Sunday night, as the Recording Academy was lauding their favorites at the Grammy Awards at Staples Center, Powers and her band Death on the Radio were sweating it out at AMP Rehearsal studios in North Hollywood.
April 6, 2005
Screenings dot Healthy Kids Day The Burbank Community YMCA will promote an active, healthy lifestyle for children at its fifth annual Healthy Kids Day on April 16. The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking lot of the YMCA, Third Street and San Jose Avenue. There will be health screenings for body-mass- index testing and growth charts, nutritional information and finger- printing. The event also features a three-point- shooting contest, rock- climbing wall and bicycle tune-ups.
November 4, 2000
Irma Lemus BURBANK -- A night of music and a shot at buying N' Sync concert tickets are what Burbank High School's Vocal Music Assn. hope will draw a crowd to an annual fund-raiser. The fourth annual Night of Magic, a fund-raising event for the Burbank High School choirs, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Castaway Restaurant. The event is to raise money for students to participate in the music programs. This year's dinner event will include a silent auction.
June 19, 2002
Empire Center receives financing MEDIA DISTRICT NORTH -- The Burbank Empire Center has received $82 million in permanent financing, arranged by Holliday Fenoglio Fowler. Holliday Fenoglio Fowler's Los Angeles office handled the arrangement of a fixed-rate, 10-year term financing for Zelman Development Co., builders of the Empire Center. Wachovia Securities is the lending company involved in the deal. Burbank Empire Center is a mixed-use project that includes stores like Lowe's Target, Best Buy, SportsMart, Linens 'N' Things and Staples.
February 13, 2002
Karen S. Kim MEDIA DISTRICT NORTH -- Little by little, the Burbank Empire Center has been shaping up. The 103-acre shopping center is nearly completed with just a few businesses still scheduled to open in the next few months. Great Indoors, Michael's, Staples, Courtyard by Marriott, Olive Garden, David's Bridal, Men's Wearhouse and a few eateries in the mall's food court have yet to open their doors, but Burbank residents have been flocking to the open businesses already, developer Ben Reiling said.
August 20, 2009
GLENDALE — Michael Jackson will be buried Aug. 29, his birthday, at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park, city officials said Tuesday. The late pop star’s family released media statements confirming plans to inter Jackson at Holly Terrace in the Great Mausoleum on what would have been his 51st birthday. Media vans had already begun staking out their spots Tuesday at the South Glendale Avenue entrance to a cemetery that already claims the likes of Gene Autry, George Burns and Humphrey Bogart.
August 12, 2000
Irma Lemus BURBANK -- Stepping on to the Staples Center floor to witness the excitement of volunteers putting up posters and workers laying sound cables for next week's Democratic National Convention was a chance of a lifetime, said Woodbury University student Edgar Sandoval. Sandoval, 20, and a handful of other students from throughout Los Angeles visited Staples Center Thursday morning as part of a one-hour tour organized by L.A. City Councilman Alex Padilla.