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October 12, 2005
The Desi Geestman Foundation, Helping the children with Cancer at City of Hope, presents its third annual "Evening with the Stars" at 7 p.m. Sunday at Club Ivar, 6356 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. Daytime soap-opera fans are in for a treat as the cocktail party offers a chance to mingle and get autographs from their favorite daytime drama stars and bid on silent auction items. Last year's red carpet event included celebrities from "General Hospital," "Days of Our Lives" and "The Young and the Restless" and many are attending again and bringing more of their cast mates.
January 26, 2005
Rima Shah Hollywood's stars may be out of reach, but the avid fan can at least get a memento of their idols at a local store specializing in movie wardrobes. It's a Wrap! Production Wardrobe Sales on Magnolia Boulevard liquidates the wardrobes used in films and television shows. Movie and TV studios send the clothes to the store when production is finished. The studio keeps a percentage of the sales while the rest goes to the store, Dominic Nappi, the store's general manager, said.
November 30, 2002
Laura Sturza As the owner of the miniature piano featured in "Casablanca," Gary Milan enjoys eavesdropping on viewers who reminisce over where and when they first saw the film. Before its stay at the Warner Bros. Museum -- which is a stop on the studio's guided tour -- the instrument was a bigger globe trotter than Milan, who has loaned it to exhibits in New York, Paris and Berlin. "It's got more frequent flier miles than I do," Milan said.
May 1, 2004
Joyce Rudolph The stars came out to celebrate the "Swingin' with the Stars -- A Salute to the Media" fashion show luncheon April 17 planned by the Providence St. Joseph Medical Center Guild. Actress Kaley Cuoco of "8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter" and Harold Green, mid-day co-anchor of KCBS-TV Channel 2 News, stopped by to add glitz to the afternoon's festivities in the Sheraton Universal's Grand Ballroom. Guild President Julie McArdle said Burbank being home to so many entertainment industry giants in television, film, music and animation inspired the theme.
February 23, 2002
Laura Sturza BURBANK -- In a triple-header day of film and video shoots, major stars hit Burbank neighborhoods Thursday. City Hall acted as a stand-in for the courthouse in "The United States of Leland," starring Kevin Spacey and Don Cheadle. Across town, the Clint Eastwood feature "Blood Work" was setting off simulated gunshots and staging car stunts near the 2500 block of Burbank Boulevard. Meanwhile, a 1970s-style house on Grinnell Drive played host to Elton John's newest music video.
By Hassahn Liggins | July 22, 2009
Los Angeles is a place known for its celebrity-driven star-power but not known for the star-power that forms beautiful constellations in the night sky. Due to the pollution produced by the daily grind of urban living, the L.A. sky is not one that is conducive to viewing the splendor of the Milky Way. But for those of us out there who crave a little astronomical entertainment, Glendale offers an awe-inspiring alternative. Along the 1500 block of Verdugo sits Glendale Community College.
February 28, 2001
Irma Lemus BURBANK -- Television stars will be on the basketball court to raise money for Burbank High School programs. The First Celebrity Basketball Game will begin at 7 p.m. March 14 at the school's gym, 902 N. Third St. Proceeds from the event will go toward athletics and activities programs. Stars from MTV's "The Real World," "Baywatch" and "Days of Our Lives" are among many expected to attend. There will also be food and entertainment at the game.
February 19, 2003
Burbank resident stars in comedies HOLLYWOOD -- Burbank resident Robert Factor wrote and stars in "Twisted" an evening of two short comedies, "Stuck" and "The Meeting," at the MET Theater, downstairs in the Great Scott Theatre. "Stuck" centers on two people who become trapped together in an elevator and must endure each other until they are rescued. "The Meeting" is about two low-level wise guys who attempt to mend the rifts in their personal and professional associations, such fissures having occurred after it's been discovered they were both dating the same hot babe.
April 19, 2003
Molly Shore Jenna Flynn's career goal is to be a professional soccer player and veterinarian. But for now, the Jordan Middle School sixth-grader is happy to be one of 15 national TIME for Kids reporters. Jenna hobnobbed with Hollywood's brightest stars when she covered the 16th annual Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards at the Santa Monica Airport on April 12. "It was really exciting seeing the stars walking up on the orange carpet," Jenna said, adding that orange is used because it is the color of Nickelodeon's logo.
November 4, 2000
Jenna Bordelon NORTHWEST DISTRICT -- Two sitcom celebrities had a run-in with a man posing as their agent, but who the stars believe is a stalker. Tia and Tamera Mowry, former stars of the Warner Bros. television show "Sister, Sister," told police that a man sweet-talked his way past security Oct. 25 at the Black Entertainment Television studios at 2020 Hollywood Way. The twins said the man forced his way into their dressing room and told the women he was from a record company.
By Andrew J. Campa, | May 3, 2014
BURBANK - In a showcase that seemingly had equal parts block party and all-star game, the Premiere All-Star high school boys' basketball team utilized its sharp-shooting ability to defeat the Elite All-Stars, 122-108, in the inaugural High School All-Star Spectacular that included several local players and was hosted at Bellarmine-Jefferson High. “It really doesn't get much more fun than this,” said Premiere guard Miles Hopkins, one of three Bell-Jeff players tabbed to the team.
February 3, 2014
A Doritos commercial starring and co-written by a Burbank resident was a co-winner of an annual contest sponsored by the snack company and it aired during the Super Bowl on Sunday. The ad shows a boy who has created a time machine and he tricks a neighbor, played by Burbank resident Daved Wilkins, into entering the contraption in a ploy to steal his Doritos. When the machine "takes off" using simple maneuvers created by the boy, Wilkins believe he's being transported into the future.
By Jeff Tully, | December 18, 2013
Jasmine Smith (Bellarmine-Jefferson High, 2012) freshman forward, San Jose State women's basketball : Despite coming off the bench in all 10 of the Spartans' games this season, Smith is making the most of her opportunities. In fact, she is the team's fourth-leading scorer as a reserve. Smith, an all-state player at Bell-Jeff, is averaging 12.4 points a game off the bench. In addition, she averages nine rebounds a contest. With five double-doubles in the last eight games, Smith ranks 26th in the nation in that category and leads the Mountain West Conference.
By David Laurell | October 1, 2013
In homage to the 2000 feature film “Best In Show,” Actors and Others for Animals presented a parody of the hit movie at its annual “Celebration of Caring” fundraiser luncheon held at the Universal Hilton Hotel and Towers this past Saturday. Stars of the film, Fred Willard and Jim Piddock, reprised their roles, serving as commentators as the animal welfare organization staged its own best-in-show competition that pitted the pets of numerous celebrities against one another with their owners making comedic pitches and showing video presentations on their behalf.
By Jeff Tully, | September 17, 2013
GIRLS VOLLEYBALL Bellarmine-Jefferson d. Mary Star of the Sea, 25-21, 21-25, 25-13, 26-24: Amanda Maalof had 26 assists and five aces Tuesday in helping lift the Guards to a nonleague victory against the Stars. Briana Hillo had 10 kills and 19 digs, Liz Fundora added 12 kills and 19 digs and Sam Caserez had nine kills and 13 digs for Bell-Jeff. GIRLS GOLF West Ranch 227, Burbank 279 : The Bulldogs fell Monday in a nonleague match at Vista Valencia Golf Course.
By Kelly Corrigan, | August 9, 2013
Local public schools saw modest gains in English but a small dip on math test scores, according to data released this week by the California Department of Education. In Burbank, 69% of students tested as proficient or advanced in the English-language arts portion of the Standardized Testing and Reporting exam in 2013 compared to 68% who achieved the same in 2012. In math, 57% of students scored as proficient or better compared to the 58% of students who did the same the year before.
By Andrew J. Campa, | July 16, 2013
MONTROSE - Three and a half innings of near equal baseball gave way to a one-sided slugfest. Unfortunately for the Burbank Major All-Stars baseball team, the visitors were on the wrong side of the blitz, as Sherman Oaks scored five runs in the bottom of the fourth inning, powered by three home runs, en route to delivering an 8-0 victory in Tuesday evening's Section 2 Tournament championship game at Montrose Community Park. With the win, Sherman Oaks earned advancement to Friday's Division III North Tournament first round, while District 16 champion Burbank is halted in a familiar position.
BY EMIN AVAKIAN | July 15, 2013
GLENDALE - Burbank's second win in the Major Baseball Section 2 Tournament has left it one of two teams still fighting for the championship. The victory also enables the locals to go against a team that defeated them just two days prior - Sherman Oaks. In Monday's elimination game with Quartz Hill, Burbank looked to an offense that has been the team's strength throughout, and did not disappoint yet again, as two home runs and 12 total hits lifted the District 16 Major Baseball champions to a 14-6 victory at Montrose Park that eliminated Quartz Hill from the tournament.
By Emin Avakian, Special to the Leader | July 13, 2013
Glendale - An experienced Burbank squad showed just that in its first game of the Section 2 tournament Saturday evening at Montrose Park. The District 16 Major Baseball champions showed poise, were never phased in a see-saw affair and were able to hold off a gritty East Altadena team to prevail, 11-6, in the double-elimination tournament. “They got in on us, but we showed a lot of heart,” said Burbank Coach Thomas Magoon, whose team never trailed in the tightly-contested ballgame.
By Jeff Tully, | July 11, 2013
GRANADA HILLS - The Burbank 10-11 All-Stars were given a second chance to win the Section 2 softball championship. After losing to San Marino Tuesday and falling short of the title, Burbank got a reprieve Wednesday. But the locals would have to beat the same San Marino squad in an if-necessary game to capture the championship. Burbank hit the ball well and scored its share of runs in the contest. The only problem was San Marino did the same. Using the same small-ball tactics it employed to win Tuesday's contest, San Marino came through Wednesday with a 13-10 victory at the Granada Hills Little League Fields that earned it the Section 2 crown.
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