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NEWS
December 3, 2003
BURBANK: THEN & NOW On Sept. 24, 1920, the Music Section of the Burbank Women's Club made its debut at the Burbank Fall Festival. Under the direction of Charles Leroy Munro, along with his wife and accompanist Myrtle Radcliff-Munro, the program was a smashing success. What was not fully evident at the performance, however, was the magnitude of their success. The Music Section of the Women's Club, which shortly afterward became known as the Burbank Choral Club, would become the longest continuously performing arts organization in the entire San Fernando Valley.
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NEWS
February 23, 2005
It's 100, but service hasn't gotten old at Rotary International. The Burbank, Glendale and Universal City Sunrise Rotary chapters will host a birthday celebration of Rotary International, celebrating the club's first 100 years and looking toward the future for another century of success. Started by four businessmen in 1905, the organization has more than 1 million members worldwide. But it's the concept of service above self that really sets the organization apart from other service groups, treasurer Lee Stacy of the Burbank Sunrise Rotary Club said.
SPORTS
By Jeff Tully | November 11, 2006
When the Burroughs High linemen arrived for an early morning team meeting earlier this season, they had a surprise waiting for them. The players were greeted with piping-hot breakfast burritos, courtesy of senior running back Joe Wiggan. The night before, the linemen did their job in springing Wiggan for 237 yards and three touchdowns in a 35-31 nonleague win against Harvard-Westlake. "Those boys can eat, so I know buying them breakfast set Joe back a little," Indians Coach Keith Knoop said.
SPORTS
By Rick Assad | September 30, 2006
Bellarmine-Jefferson High tailback Jorge Chaidez can't see the future, but has terrific vision. The area's leading rusher, Chaidez is always patient, but ready to explode through the line before quarterback Daniel Radoccia hands him the football. Whenever the junior takes the field, he often plows through defenders and chews up yardage. However, although he might appear to be a one-man wrecking crew, Chaidez is not doing it alone. The running back's father, Jorge Sr., died five years ago, and his memory is never far from the athlete.
NEWS
August 3, 2002
Finding a quality left-handed relief pitcher is a rare commodity in major league baseball these days. Thus, former Burroughs High baseball star Mike Magnante has enjoyed success and a fine career as a pitcher for 10 years with four major-league clubs. Late Tuesday, Magnante, 37, was designated for assignment by the Oakland Athletics, just days before he was due to be eligible to receive his major-league pension. Players must have at least 10 years of major-league service to earn a pension.
SPORTS
February 23, 2011
In her first season as coach of the Bellarmine-Jefferson High girls' basketball team, Jaclyn Johnson is in the midst of a new experience with her Guards in the CIF Southern Section playoffs. But when it comes to deep playoff runs, Johnson knows the excitement and exuberance of the postseason. She was a member of a Bell-Jeff team that captured a Division IV-A championship in 1997. In fact, Johnson hit a shot at the buzzer to lift her team to a 47-45 victory against Cerritos Valley Christian.
SPORTS
By By Jeff Tully | November 19, 2005
tullyBell-Jeff girls' cross-country team has found its place and will run in CIF final For most of the season, the Bellarmine-Jefferson High girls' cross-country team suffered with an identity conflict. The Guards didn't know whether they had a good team that just happened to struggle in league, or a mediocre team that experienced moments of success. It was definitely hard on Bell-Jeff having to compete in the tough Sunshine League, as it finished last. "We would finish a league meet and we would be so down because we lost another race," Bell-Jeff Coach Mike Morgan said.
NEWS
July 10, 2004
Jeff Tully There is no offseason for Brett Kanda. The boys' golfer from Flintridge Prep spent his junior season as a standout performer for the Rebels, winning the Prep League title and advancing to CIF Southern Section-Toyota Individual Championship. However, after the season ended, things haven't slowed down for Kanda. In fact, the golfer is busier this summer than he was during the high school campaign. But along with the success Kanda is enjoying during his three months away from school, it was his accomplishments at Flintridge Prep this past season that earned him All-Area Golfer of the Year honors, voted on by the writers and editors of the Burbank Leader and News-Press.
NEWS
November 15, 2003
Jeff Tully With his right knee heavily taped and leaning on crutches, injured Burbank High running back Tanner Bennett could only watch as the seconds ticked off the scoreboard Friday night at the 55th annual football rivalry game against Burroughs. As the final seconds faded to black, Bennett -- a sophomore -- lifted one crutch, smiled and gave a loud cheer in acknowledgment of the Bulldogs' 24-17 cross-town win at Memorial Field. The win was Burbank's first against its rival since 1992, when the Bulldogs prevailed, 21-17.
SPORTS
By Jeff Tully | March 12, 2008
MEMORIAL FIELD — Local athletes found the themselves in the heat of competition Saturday at the annual Burbank All-City Meet. Boys and girls’ from the three local middle schools — Jordan, John Muir and Luther — took to the track and infield at Memorial Field for the friendly event. Nearly 300 athletes took part in the meet. “We didn’t have a lot of records set, but we had some great results from the athletes,” said one of the meet’s organizers, Kenny Knoop, of Jordan.
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