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By Joyce Rudolph | June 20, 2009
Two documentary shorts by Burbank High School graduate Leslie Iwerks will get an exclusive screening tonight at the Yoga Tree in Toluca Lake. Through her Leslie Iwerks Productions she has made such projects as “The Pixar Story,” and “The Hand Behind the Mouse: The Ub Iwerks Story,” which documents the life of her grandfather Ub Iwerks. He was a Disney animator and special-effects technician and developed theme park attractions. Leslie Iwerks’ 38-minute documentary titled “Recycled Life” is one of eight that made the short list of films for Best Documentary Short for an Oscar in 2007.
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By Megan O'Neil; megan.oneil@latimes.com | November 1, 2011
Burbank residents did more than count their blessings Saturday - they put them on display. Inspired by Burbank author Todd Jensen's book “On Gratitude,” community members and city staff unfurled an enormous list of things they are thankful for, written out and then strung together for exhibit. More than long enough to ring the perimeter of the Buena Vista Library, the list included 2,713 submissions collected during the last month. “They are happy to focus on something good,” library assistant Joan Cappocchi said of the participants.
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By David Laurell | February 4, 2011
As a young boy, Todd Jensen attended Roosevelt Elementary and delivered the Burbank Daily Review. As he got older, and the paper he delivered transitioned into the Burbank Leader, he was given his first job in journalism by editor Joyce Rudolph. And, as a student attending Burroughs High School, he was a fixture at the old Buena Vista Branch Library where library assistant Louise Paziak assisted him in finding the research materials he needed for his writing assignments. Last week, as a part of the Burbank Library’s ongoing Coffee and Conversation series, Jensen came full circle as Paziak introduced him to a crowd that included his fourth-grade teacher, Dorie Beaumont.
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February 16, 2002
Mr. Abramson always remembered you the way you'd like to be remembered: as brighter, more potent, more alive, wittier, more popular, and more rebellious than you really were, and by name. And then he would convince you that all of those things you wished you were, were the concrete truth. It's the way he remembered you that makes you miss him most. No need to dress up your memory of Mr. Abramson, the squarest hippie and the baddest square you'd ever meet, a walking reminder that the greatest form of rebellion is being true to yourself.
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By DAVID LAURELL | February 18, 2009
In keeping with Valentine’s Day tradition, the Music For All Scholarship Committee in association with the Burbank Educational Foundation gave a gift of heart this weekend by providing music to the organization’s supporters and hope to Burbankers who want to study music but do not have the financial means for lessons. The auditorium of Jefferson Elementary School served as the venue for Friday evening’s “Hearts and Hope” concert that benefited the Music For All Scholarship Program.
NEWS
October 25, 2011
Open up a newspaper or listen to the news and you're bombarded by wars, famines, financial woes, crime and disasters. Isn't time to step back, and rather than lament what's lacking in your life, focus instead on all its blessings - a child's smile, a friend's embrace, or the strength of family bonds? This has been the message in homegrown author Todd Aaron Jensen's book, “On Gratitude,” that has been inspiring the community during the month-long Burbank READS campaign. The Burbank Public Library has been encouraging people to share their own thankfulness as a response to Jensen's book.
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By Christopher Cadelago | April 22, 2009
The tale of the Yogi Tree, a candle- and wicker-filled sanctuary away from the hail of commitments and torrent of responsibilities, is as much a story about love as it is about finding one’s mental and physical salvation. And like most love stories, it begins with two people meeting under somewhat benign circumstances. Jennifer Kelly, a set designer, and Todd Jensen, a magazine writer and youth baseball coach, met a couple of years ago when Jensen began coaching her son. Before they knew it, the pair were on an airplane headed to Hawaii on a 48-hour time-share giveaway.
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By DAVID LAURELL | April 4, 2007
With some of the world's most legendary film studios within its borders, just about every star that has ever graced the screen, large or small, has spent time here in Burbank. As a part of the ongoing 2007 Burbank READS program, the city on Saturday welcomed one of the planet's most beloved stars, one that has been seen by more than 73 million worldwide theatergoers and more than a billion people on television. Benji , along with his owner, Joe Camp , who created the franchise based on America's most huggable hero, were the special guests of the Burbank Public Library.
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By Megan O'Neil; megan.oneil@latimes.com | November 1, 2011
Burbank residents did more than count their blessings Saturday - they put them on display. Inspired by Burbank author Todd Jensen's book “On Gratitude,” community members and city staff unfurled an enormous list of things they are thankful for, written out and then strung together for exhibit. More than long enough to ring the perimeter of the Buena Vista Library, the list included 2,713 submissions collected during the last month. “They are happy to focus on something good,” library assistant Joan Cappocchi said of the participants.
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ENTERTAINMENT
By David Laurell | February 4, 2011
As a young boy, Todd Jensen attended Roosevelt Elementary and delivered the Burbank Daily Review. As he got older, and the paper he delivered transitioned into the Burbank Leader, he was given his first job in journalism by editor Joyce Rudolph. And, as a student attending Burroughs High School, he was a fixture at the old Buena Vista Branch Library where library assistant Louise Paziak assisted him in finding the research materials he needed for his writing assignments. Last week, as a part of the Burbank Library’s ongoing Coffee and Conversation series, Jensen came full circle as Paziak introduced him to a crowd that included his fourth-grade teacher, Dorie Beaumont.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Joyce Rudolph | June 20, 2009
Two documentary shorts by Burbank High School graduate Leslie Iwerks will get an exclusive screening tonight at the Yoga Tree in Toluca Lake. Through her Leslie Iwerks Productions she has made such projects as “The Pixar Story,” and “The Hand Behind the Mouse: The Ub Iwerks Story,” which documents the life of her grandfather Ub Iwerks. He was a Disney animator and special-effects technician and developed theme park attractions. Leslie Iwerks’ 38-minute documentary titled “Recycled Life” is one of eight that made the short list of films for Best Documentary Short for an Oscar in 2007.
NEWS
February 16, 2002
Mr. Abramson always remembered you the way you'd like to be remembered: as brighter, more potent, more alive, wittier, more popular, and more rebellious than you really were, and by name. And then he would convince you that all of those things you wished you were, were the concrete truth. It's the way he remembered you that makes you miss him most. No need to dress up your memory of Mr. Abramson, the squarest hippie and the baddest square you'd ever meet, a walking reminder that the greatest form of rebellion is being true to yourself.
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