October 20, 2004
My City Council has no standing to take up agenda time on land-use decisions in another city. The logic that hikers might be able to see the development, in another city, from the top of the Verdugo Mountains is very tenuous. Using that logic, every piece of private property that can be seen from the top of the mountains should be rendered unusable by the owners. The Sierra Club has turned into an extremist organization that intentionally interferes with private property rights.
December 26, 2001
Molly Shore HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- Children 6 to 10 can enjoy a three-day Winter in the Wild nature camp today through Friday at the Stough Canyon Nature Center at 2300 Walnut Ave. The camp, sponsored by the Burbank Park, Recreation and Community Services Dept., will teach children about the different wild animals that live in the Verdugo Mountains, and how everything fits into the web of life. Campers will participate in hikes, crafts and nature activities, and each child will receive a visor.
June 25, 2005
Attorney general to take a hike California State Atty. General Bill Lockyer will accompany members of the Verdugo Hills Group of the Sierra Club on Sunday at Stough Canyon. The public is invited to join the 9 a.m. three-mile-round-trip hike into the Verdugo Mountains and discuss questions and concerns with Lockyer. Hikers should meet at the Stough Canyon Nature Center parking lot, 2300 Walnut Ave. For more information, visit the group's website http://www.
May 15, 2012
An urgent search for an FBI agent who went missing last week stretched into its fourth day on Monday with authorities reporting little progress. The missing agent, 35-year-old Stephen Ivens, left on foot from his home in the 1700 block of Scott Road in Burbank Friday morning and was reported missing by his family a short time later. A 40-member search-and-rescue team from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department joined about a dozen Burbank police officers and 100 FBI agents in the search for him on Saturday, but despite the massive response and dozens of tips from the public, Ivens remained missing.
March 29, 2008
BURBANK FARMERS MARKET Volunteers are needed from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays at the Burbank Farmers Market at Orange Grove Avenue and Third Street. Duties include checking on the farmers and stamping coupons. For more information, call Elaine Paonessa at (818) 845-6851. ? NATURE DOCENT TRAINING Volunteers are needed for the Burbank Nature Programs and the Stough Canyon Center to lead hikes and workshops, help with special events, design Nature Center displays and work as receptionists.
November 6, 2004
Trolley project discussed WHAT HAPPENED The council had a discussion on whether to join Glendale in a rail trolley project. WHAT IT MEANS The council went ahead with looking into the cost of joining Glendale in building and operating a rail trolley system to link employment centers and transportation nodes. The Glendale City Council recently approved spending $100,000 on a feasibility study on the trolley. VOTE No vote was required.
June 26, 2004
Award ceremony to honor former mayor MEDIA CITY CENTER -- Councilwoman Stacey Murphy will receive the inaugural 2004 Community Spotlight Award, a new recognition honoring those who are exceptionally committed to the city. The ceremony will honor Murphy, also a former mayor, at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Colony Theater, 555 N. 3rd St. The event will also include a reception catered by P.F. Chang's China Bistro and a performance of scenes from the theater's production of "Around the World in 80 Days."
October 24, 2001
Gary Moskowitz HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- Even slithery, scaly, slimy creatures are important -- and fascinating -- to trail guide Mike McHorney. McHorney, 60, now in his sixth year as a recreation leader with the Burbank Park, Recreation and Community Services Department, led a small group of about 10 Burbank residents on a short hike into Wildwood Canyon on Sunday, where hikers were treated to a plethora of knowledge on animals and plant life indigenous to the canyon.
October 17, 2001
Gary Moskowitz HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- Patrick Dougherty is proud to say his 8-year-old son, Matthew, designed and cut the family pumpkin almost all by himself, and that the scary-faced jack-o'-lantern will sit ominously on the Doughertys' front porch until Halloween. The Dougherty family was one of several who attended a pumpkin-carving event at Stough Canyon Nature Center Saturday afternoon during which pumpkins were designed and cut for Halloween with the help of the nature center's staff.
January 4, 2013
Good morning, readers. Today is Friday, January 4. What did the Valley look like in 1924? A map shows the region before it became a suburban home for families and joined the city of Los Angeles . L.A. Magazine Should the Verdugo Mountains and Angeles National Forest be included in the national parks system? A report implies that it could happen in the future , reports KCET . Federal agents trying to track suspects in a 2001 child porn case arrested one woman Thursday , reports NBC . Authorities believe the incident took place in Encino.