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By Jeff Tully, | August 6, 2011
BURBANK — Kyle Hart has taken advantage of a valuable learning experience this summer. But the education the Burroughs High graduate has received didn't come in a classroom or from a book. Instead, Hart has gotten tutelage on the mound as a pitcher for the Corvallis Knights of the West Coast League, a wood-bat collegiate summer league. "It's been a really great experience for me," said Hart, a 2009 Burroughs graduate who is in his first season with the Knights. "They have really taken good care of me. I have learned a ton about just mixing up my pitches and pounding the strike zone.
August 6, 2012
Long buzzed about as an Academy Award contender, Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby" won't be competing for any Oscars this season, as  Warner Bros. is moving the F. Scott Fitzgerald adaptation's release date from Christmas 2012 to summer 2013. It's the second high-profile film whose release the studio has changed in recent weeks. In wake of the movie-theater shooting in Aurora, Colo., Warner Bros.  moved its crime drama "Gangster Squad" from Sept. 7 to next January in order to reshoot a scene involving a gunfight inside a cinema.
June 21, 2003
The summer swim season begins today at McCambridge Recreation Center pool and Verdugo Park pool. The pools will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and 1 to 4 p.m. weekdays. The McCambridge pool will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. on the Fourth of July, but the Verdugo pool will be closed. McCambridge will be closed for recreational swimming on Aug. 13 when it hosts the annual Water Carnival Day. The last day of swimming is Aug. 31 at Verdugo, and Sept.
By Charles Rich | July 7, 2007
GLENDALE — For an hour, summer turned to winter. At least it seemed that way when the Crescenta Valley and Burbank high boys' basketball teams met Thursday afternoon during a pool-play game of the eighth annual Vaquero Summer Tip-Off Tournament at Glendale Community College. Crescenta Valley and Burbank are certainly no strangers to one another, as both are members of the Pacific League, but they found themselves squaring off in early July. Crescenta Valley got a game-high 17 points from guard Alan Bagatourian and 12 from forward Clayton Sierra to record a 64-57 victory against Burbank.
By Jeremy Curtis, Special to the Leader | June 10, 2011
BURBANK HIGH — The looming dog days of summer may be a slower period for many teams, but for the Burbank High boys' basketball squad, it's hardly an offseason. The Bulldogs concluded their 2010-2011 campaign back in February with a 41-39 first-round playoff loss at Mission Viejo, a team that went on to play for a CIF Southern Section championship. Burbank finished the season with a 16-12 overall record and graduated senior starting forwards Adam Colman and Chris White. That campaign came a year after a record-breaking 2009-10 season in which the Bulldogs advanced to the CIF semifinals.
By Jeremy Curtis, Special to the Leader | June 15, 2011
GRANADA HILLS — It's happening already. All early signs point to a Burroughs High baseball program that's back on the rise. The Indians were dealt a significant setback in March, when the team was caught in the midst of an alleged underage drinking scandal involving a number of players. The remainder of the season was canceled. On April 18, former coach J.R. Schwer and his staff were fired by the school, which determined an assistant coach allegedly provided players beer during a tournament trip to Arizona.
June 26, 2002
Molly Shore Friday was the official start of summer, but don't tell that to Burbank children. For them, Monday was the real beginning -- that's when the city's free eight-week summer parks program started at Lundigan Park, McKinley School, Miller Park and Pacific Park. Shannon Avalos, 12, Ghylda Espinosa, 10, and Stephanie Casas, 12, were among the first of the summer crowd to show up at Lundigan Park. Once there, they pitched in to help label games and jump ropes.
July 14, 2001
Gary Moskowitz BURBANK -- Those in need of food can get a helping hand from the city of Burbank this summer through the summer food service program. In collaboration with the Burbank Unified School District and Burbank Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department, the city is providing meals to anyone 18 and younger at four locations in Burbank. Meals are provided from noon to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday at Lundigan Park, 2701 Thornton Ave.; William McKinley Elementary School, 349 W. Valencia Ave.; Miller Park, 720 E. Providencia Ave.; and Pacific Park, 3715 W. Pacific Ave. For more information, call 238-5440.
Summer is here. Those of us with children still at home now have the privilege of a more relaxed schedule for them, even if we ourselves work outside the home. There may be extra time to sleep in, and additional time to travel. For many, a more comfortable agenda will be enjoyed with some time for leisure activities. Although I work, I do find summer changes our schedule and there are moments of spontaneity and flexibility. I always feel excitement build as I know I will have prime time for life lessons.
June 25, 2005
Rosette Gonzales Longer days, warm evenings and no school are just a few of the reasons to get out and enjoy some of the many activities offered to Burbank residents during the summer. The YMCA is like a one-stop-shop for summer activities with youth camps, a family swim night and new adult summer workout classes. Its newest youth camps start in July with Y-Fit, a total body fitness camp for 9 to 14-year-olds and Kids Dance Aerobics for 5 to 9-year-olds.
By Bryan Mahoney | December 5, 2013
Jack Volpei first heard about the YMCA's summer camp in 1963. He was told it would be good for his son, who was then 7 years old. And it was free. "I thought there was a catch," Volpei said. That year, Volpei got involved with the Burbank YMCA. Every year since, he's helped the Y send more kids to camp through its sale of Christmas trees, the largest annual fundraiser for the Burbank YMCA Service Club. About 1,600 trees were sold last year. On Monday night, Volpei and his fellow volunteers prepared the lot, located at Victory and Burbank boulevards, by cleaning the lot and giving the trees a good watering.
By David Laurell | August 20, 2013
For most Southern Californians, shopping for designer clothing and accessories, vintage and celebrity-owned jewelry, or unique collectibles and furniture would entail a heavily cash-or-credit-card-fortified trip to the Golden Triangle of Beverly Hills or the eclectic mix of shops that pepper L.A.'s West Side shopping districts on Beverly Boulevard and Melrose Avenue. For Burbankers (along with in-the-know visitors), a West Side trek for the aforementioned treasures at jet-set prices can be avoided by simply visiting the La Providencia Guild of Children's Hospital Los Angeles Thrift Shop on the corner of W. Burbank Boulevard and N. California Street.
By Bryan Mahoney | August 14, 2013
With Mother Nature dimming the house lights, we settled in for our evening's entertainment juggling the plates and glasses of our laptop picnic. Typically, we don't do the Fourth of July in any grander style than a few burgers and a passing remembrance of U.S. history. This was different - Josh Groban was playing the Hollywood Bowl and my wife and I had neither seen him perform nor visited the Bowl. Well, experienced is more like it. This was a typically beautiful summer twilight punctured with a couple stars (above and on stage)
By Jeff Tully, | August 10, 2013
Emily Tubert carries with her a memento, a reminder of where she came from. Clipped onto the bill of her ball cap, the champion golfer always carries a special ball marker. On the marker is a cursive "B," signifying her allegiance to her former high school - Burroughs High. Whether it's taking part in the 13th U.S. Women's Amateur Championship last week, or the 68th U.S. Women's Open, or an LPGA event or the competing for the U.S. Curtis Cup team, Tubert takes her memento with her. "Some people see the 'B' and ask if I'm an Atlanta Braves fan," said Tubert, who graduated in 2010.
By Alene Tchekmedyian, | July 27, 2013
Gabriel Cordell had been on the road for about three months. The 42-year-old paraplegic was drenched in sweat, rolling his wheelchair through one of the most grueling stretches of his 3,100-mile, 99-day journey across the United States: the winding hills of Pennsylvania against the debilitating summer heat and humidity. By this point, he'd ripped through dozens of pairs of gloves, recorded hundreds of hours of footage for his documentary, "Roll with Me," and busted just one set of tires on his wheelchair after rolling through roughly 2,800 miles of land since taking off in April from the Burbank YMCA.
By Joyce Rudolph | July 20, 2013
Spirits were soaring when children in the city's day camp program visited Burbank Bob Hope Airport on Thursday. Seventy youngsters heard about airport's history and career opportunities, participated in demonstrations and saw the equipment used by the airport police and fire departments. Seeing what goes on behind the scenes is a great opportunity for the kids because many of them don't get the opportunity to fly, said Jon McGinley, recreation coordinator for the Summer Daze Express program at Robert Gross Park.
By Jeff Tully, | July 18, 2013
BURBANK - It was a dramatic way for the Burroughs High boys' soccer team to end its summer league in the championship game of its own event Thursday evening. Although the Indians might not have liked the manner in which they had to win the match against Chavez High from San Fernando, they had to be pleased with the eventual outcome. PHOTOS: Burroughs wins Burroughs Summer League Championship   Despite having a two-goal lead in the first half, the Eagles came back to tie the contest, 2-2, and that's how regulation ended.
BY EMIN AVAKIAN | July 17, 2013
BURBANK — The Burbank High girls' basketball team faced a unique and unexpected opponent Wednesday evening in its own summer league. After inviting and playing the likes of nonleague teams like Saugus, Harvard-Westlake, La Salle and Immaculate Heart, the Bulldogs took their home floor against an international club team — Santa Monica Surf International, hailing from France — in a Burbank Summer League contest. And while the 39-33 final score didn't favor the Bulldogs, co-Coach Dean Bauer had nothing but praise for his squad and will savor the experience as Burbank starts looking ahead to the regular season.
By Charles Rich, | July 15, 2013
BURBANK - The Burroughs High boys' soccer team enjoyed a breakthrough season last year, winning the Pacific League championship for the first time since 2009 before advancing to the CIF Southern Section Division III quarterfinals with a solid nucleus of talent. Most of the team will be in tact for the upcoming season, leaving Burroughs Coach Mike Kodama excited. "We feel pretty good right now about where we are," Kodama said after Burroughs registered a 2-0 victory against North Hollywood on Monday in a Burroughs Summer League match at Luther Middle School.
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