March 28, 2009
A career counselor once told me that a friend in need is a friend you don?t need. After seeing the broad comedy, ?I Love You, Man?, I have to disagree with my counselor?s strange advice. We all need friends and laughter during these tough economic times and this inexpensive new release starring Paul Rudd and Jason Segel provided just enough chuckles to turn my financial frown upside down. ?I Love You, Man? tells the sad story of Los Angeles Realtor Peter Klaven (Rudd) and his inability to find a best man for his upcoming wedding.
January 2, 2008
The city of Burbank’s 2008 Rose Parade float, is bringing home the award for the best float built entirely by volunteers after making its way along the parade route Tuesday amid the gaze of thousands of onlookers. Out of the approximately 45 floats in the 2008 Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade, Burbank’s float — a towering Bavarian cottage that decorators said was one of the city’s most ambitious floats to-date — was one of only six wholly built and decorated by volunteers.
February 4, 2004
Jackie Conley Brownie members of Girl Scout Troop 811 in Burbank sent soldiers overseas something sweet for Valentine's Day, and it wasn't a box of their traditional cookies. Sydney Mole, 8, made 10 cards filled with self-drawn portraits of herself and a message wishing them a Happy Valentine's Day. "I know they're lonely," Sydney said. "I wanted to make them feel better." The project was the first for Sydney, who joined the Brownies a month ago. "Thank you for protecting us," was one of the handwritten messages contained inside the 44 cards made by the troop for the servicemen and women overseas.
September 9, 2006
GIRLS' GOLF Pacific League match No. 1 : Burbank and Burroughs found the going a little rough Thursday in the opening of league competition at El Cariso Golf Course in Sylmar. The local schools joined the new league after being long-standing members of the Foothill League. The Bulldogs could muster only a fifth-place finish with a team total of 223, while the Indians placed sixth with 225. San Marino (183) won the event. The Titans were followed by Arcadia (189)
November 29, 2011
Bits ands pieces from the local ports scene . Hamanaka named honorable-mention All-American : Traci Hamanaka , a former Burroughs High standout and sophomore for the Wellesley College women's volleyball team, has been named an American Volleyball Coaches Assn. Division III honorable-mention All-American. The awards were presented Nov. 17 at the NCAA Division III Women's National Championship banquet in St. Louis. The honor came at the conclusion of a fine season for Hamanaka, a defensive specialist/libero.
June 9, 2007
Narine Abgaryan, Sosi Abrahamian, Celestino Chora Acosta, Natalie Adjimikrian, Lianna Lili Adzhemyan, Cameron Thomas Agai, Alfredo Aguilar, Cindy Aguillon, Alisha Kristine Albright, Ani Aleksandryan, Dominique Yvette Allen, Eduard Altunov, Christian J. Alvarez, Edgar Alvarez, John Anthony Alvarez, Garren Edwin Amirian, Katherine Amanda, Lober Andrusco, James Antaplyan, Jairo V. Araiza, Zaruhi Arakelyan, Enessa Aramyan, Addison Emilo Arce, Pedro Armendariz,...
November 3, 2004
Jackson Bell Superman, Spider-Man and Wonder Woman were all at Walt Disney Studios over the weekend. No, Warner Bros. wasn't merging with Disney. The superheroes -- in pint-sized versions of their normal selves -- were partaking in Halloween festivities and catching an early screening of Disney and Pixar's newest animated movie, "The Incredibles." "It's fun to see a movie before it comes out, before all my friends see it," said Katie Tenney, a 12-year-old Los Angeles girl dressed as Kagome, her favorite character from the TV show "Inu-Yasha."
January 3, 2004
David Sydney and Marilyn Jean Clayton Burbank residents David Sydney and Marilyn Jean Clayton celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Oct. 31. They were married in 1953 at the Foursquare Church in Burbank, where they both had attended with their families since childhood. In June 1953, Marilyn graduated from John Burroughs High School in Burbank and her first date with David was on graduation night. David graduated in 1951 from Hoover High School in Glendale and joined the U.S. Navy immediately following graduation.
May 13, 2006
If you recognize the name Sydney Bristow, then "Mission: Impossible III" is, more than likely, the movie for you. This new action drama is directed and co-written by J.J. Abrams, creator of "Alias," the terrific ABC-TV Channel 7 show in which Jennifer Garner, as Sydney, travels the world wearing a multitude of disguises battling assorted criminals while neck-deep in a myriad of familial and romantic entanglements. "Mission: Impossible III" could be one of the better "Alias" episodes, with its recognizable drama, character types, gadgets and suspense translated, intact, onto the big screen.
April 10, 2004
Mark R. Madler When the Nazis invaded his native Denmark in 1940, Bent Lerno was not much older than the group of eighth-graders he spoke to at Luther Burbank Middle School. A Danish Jew, Lerno went into hiding with his brother and father after orders came down in 1943 for the Nazi occupation force to round up the country's Jews for deportation to concentration camps. Lerno, now 77, escaped to Sweden but his mother and three other relatives weren't so lucky.