February 4, 2004
John Genova John Genova, 91, died Jan. 28, 2004, in North Hollywood. He was born June 19, 1912, in St. Louis, and was a longtime Burbank resident. He is survived by his wife, Fanny; sons, John, Robert, Richard and James; daughter, Joanne; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Visitations will be from 6 to 9 tonight at the Valley Funeral Home, 2121 W. Burbank Blvd. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 3801 Scott Road.
July 28, 2004
Business luncheon tickets on sale BURBANK -- Tickets are on sale for the Burbank Chamber of Commerce business connection luncheon Aug. 12 at The Castaway restaurant, 1250 Harvard Road. Speakers will include Barbara Madel from the Small Business Admini- stration, who will present information on the administration's programs and strategies to increase revenue. Tickets bought by 5 p.m. Aug. 9 are $15 for members and $22 for prospective members.
April 23, 2003
Trout to be interned in North Hollywood NORTH HOLLYWOOD -- Pioneering aviator Bobbi Trout will be interned alongside other flying greats Friday at the Valhalla Aviation Portal of the Folded Wings in North Hollywood. Trout, who died Jan. 24, did much of her flying over the skies of Burbank and Glendale. In 1929, she took off from Glendale's Grand Central Air Terminal and broke the altitude record for light aircraft. That same year, she participated in the first women's transconti- nental race with her friend Amelia Earhart.
June 2, 2001
Molly Shore BURBANK -- Gladys Grady Callahan, a longtime executive secretary in Burbank City Hall, died May 17, 2001, at her Burbank home. She was 91. She was born July 8, 1909, in Worcester, Mass., and was a Burbank resident for 65 years. Ms. Callahan's nephew, Brian Callahan, said that when she moved to California from Boston, she applied for a position with the city of Burbank. With her extraordinary secretarial skills and shorthand, Callahan was hired as an executive secretary for the city manager.
December 13, 2008
The City Council will consider expanding the Burbank Water and Power recycled water system to provide additional water deliveries. Expanding the system includes constructing two new pump stations at Wildwood Canyon Park and Foy Park. This recycled water system fuels the city’s heating, ventilating and air conditioning units, among other things. If approved, the estimated $12.5-million expansion project will reach new customers at 14 different schools, Woodbury University, Valhalla Memorial Park and Cemetery and other areas.
October 25, 2003
ROBERT WILLIAM CONNELL Robert William Connell, 59, died Oct. 12, 2003, in Burbank. He was born Aug. 22, 1944, in Los Angeles. Mr. Connell is survived by include his wife, Jan; son, Robert; daughter, Christine Laudick; and one grandchild. No services are planned. The private interment will be in Montana. Eckerman-Heisman Funeral Service is in charge of direction. MARY MARGUERITE GALL Mary Marguerite Gall, 55, died Oct. 7, 2003, in Burbank.
January 8, 2003
LOLA PAYNE GALBREATH Lola Payne Galbreath, 90, died Dec. 28, 2002, in Burbank. Born April 22, 1912, in Duck Town, Tenn., she was a 57-year resident of Burbank. She worked as a registered nurse for 51 years. Mrs. Galbreath is survived by her son, David Samuel Galbreath; daughters, Patricia Ann Brown and Susan Lorraine Rosner; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation for family and friends is from 9 to 11 a.m. Jan. 17 followed by the chapel service at 10 a.m. at the Valley Funeral Home, 2121 W. Burbank Blvd.
October 26, 2002
STEVEN WAYNE BAKEMAN Steven Wayne Bakeman, 44, died Oct. 18, 2002, in North Hollywood. Born Jan. 1, 1958, in Burbank, he was a lifelong resident who worked as a mechanic for 20 years. Mr. Bakeman is survived by his parents, James and Beverly; brother, James Jr.; and sisters, Debra Bakeman, Juliana Metcalf and Doreen Hanggee. Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Valley Funeral Home. NORMA L. EDMISTEN Norma L. Edmisten, 86, died Oct. 15, 2002, in Burbank.
December 9, 2000
Lolita Harper AIRPORT DISTRICT -- Forced recently to vacate its spot at the Portal of the Folded Wings at Valhalla Memorial Park, the Burbank Aviation Museum is searching for support to keep the city's rich aviation history alive. The nonprofit group hoped to get support from the city, the Lockheed Co. or the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority in the form of land or an abandoned structure where it could display its memorabilia. Unfortunately, those hopes have been replaced with reality.
February 23, 2000
Joyce Rudolph BURBANK -- The Gordon R. Howard Museum -- its docents -- and the downtown shopping area were among the highlights for a group of history experts visiting the city this past weekend. Held Friday through Sunday, a three-day Spring Symposium of the Conference of California Historical Societies drew more than 150 museum curators, history teachers and other members from San Diego to Mohave on up to the Oregon border, organizers said. The group's symposiums are held twice a year, once in Northern California and once in Southern California.