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By David Laurell | June 30, 2010
  The sun, just beginning to dip behind Buena Vista Branch Library's Lincoln Park, cast a golden hue over the grassy amphitheater — its reflection sparkling in the tinted lenses of the glasses worn by jazz pianist and vocalist Roger Harrison . Robert Robak and his wife, Elaine , were dancing to Harrison's rendition of the Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer 1962 film theme, "The Days of Wine and Roses," while ...
By Max Zimbert | June 19, 2010
State education officials this week announced that four sites in Burbank and one in Glendale will participate in government programs to feed lower-income schoolchildren through the summer. The two federally funded programs extend school lunch programs into summer, said Carol Mercado, a supervisor in the Burbank parks and recreation department, providing an important source of nutrition during the months-long school break. "It provides a meal for many kids who would not get a decent meal during the day," she said.
By Melanie Hicken | June 5, 2010
PASADENA — Rep. Adam Schiff on Friday announced the start of the long-awaited study of the region's hillsides, which could lead to federal protection of the local area. The announcement was a major milestone for Schiff (D-Burbank), who began lobbying for the so-called "Rim of the Valley" study in 2001. The study was approved as part of federal legislation signed by President George W. Bush in 2008. Two years later, officials allocated $500,000 to begin the study, which will start with an exhaustive public outreach and exploration process this summer.
May 29, 2010
First Lutheran School of Burbank will offer "Time in the Son" summer camp program for children ages 5 to 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 7 through Aug. 13. An extended day-care program will also be offered to the children attending summer camp from 7 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. at no additional charge. Registration is $130, and weekly rates are $90 for three days a week and $130 for five days a week. For more information, call (818) 848-3076 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Activities include daily chapel time, weekly field trips, computers and a talent show.
By Christopher Cadelago | December 26, 2009
DOWNTOWN ? Against the backdrop of train crashes that have killed three dozen passengers and injured hundreds more across the San Fernando Valley, Metrolink officials are set to roll out new cars designed to better withstand deadly wrecks on one of the nation?s most perilous rail systems. The new rail cars, designed with ?crush zones? that collapse to absorb impact, will be the first in the nation to use the technology, officials said. A cab and passenger car are expected in mid-January ?
By Kimberlie Zakarian | August 15, 2009
You just have to love summer time. Everything seems more carefree. The days are longer, sometimes meals are simpler and outdoor activities replace sitting under a cozy blanket while watching television. I just picked up my own children from a night of summer fun at our church. They bustled into my car filled with laughter and stories and soaked in shaving cream, yes shaving cream, don?t ask. My clean car was saturated with water and the white, sticky substance usually used for hygiene ?
By Isabel Adams | August 15, 2009
The Burbank Magnolia Park Optimist Club had a very relaxed and fun first meeting for August. This warm weather made for lazy days so they decided to have fun and games instead of their usual exciting program. After a short business meeting, President Jesse Fox turned the meeting over to Terry Scott . There was a contest to see which person came to Burbank first, graduated from a Burbank school first, was married first and so on. The winners rotated from table to table.
August 15, 2009
Bits and pieces from the local sports scene.   Burroughs girls’ golfer does well in prestigious events : Burroughs High’s Emily Tubert continues to enjoy a busy, and successful, summer. Two weeks ago, she was part of a Southern California team that won a championship at the 2009 Girls Junior Americas Cup at the Logan Golf and Country Club in Logan Utah. She was one of four girls to represent Southern California and played against teams from the United States, Alberta, British Columbia and Mexico.
July 29, 2009
Little League team looking for funding The Burbank Major Little League All-Star softball team has been mowing down opponents during the postseason. The District 16 champions are one win away from qualifying for the Western Regionals in Washington. A good showing in that tournament would move the Burbank team on to the World Series in Oregon. Despite its success, the team might not be able to attend the regionals because of a lack of funds. The squad is looking for corporate and individual donations to help it keep playing.
By Joyce Rudolph | July 18, 2009
Youngsters in the city’s day camp program received VIP treatment with a tour Thursday of Bob Hope Airport. Summer Daze Express Campers role played in a mock fuel spill with the airport’s fire department members, climbed into the back seat of the police helicopter and got a pilot’s eye view of a private jet cockpit. Their tour was capped off with pizza, sports drinks and a variety of cakes and cookies. The campers are enrolled in the program at Robert Gross Park, which is just down the street.
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