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NEWS
February 7, 2009
MEMORIAL AT PACIFIC PARK A proposal introduced by Vietnam veteran Mickey DePalo called for Pacific Park to be renamed in honor of fallen Cpl. Leonard ?Larry? Maxam before Memorial Day. Maxam died fending off an enemy advance in Vietnam and is the only Burbank resident to ever be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. WHAT IT MEANS Pacific Park will have a memorial in honor of Maxam, likely in the form of a flagpole and a plaque. The proposed amount of $25,000 will be revisited by the council at a later date.
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NEWS
By Alison Tully | September 24, 2008
Siran Kazanchyan and her two granddaughters laid out a plaid blanket Sunday on the lawn of Verdugo Park in Glendale to celebrate a historical cultural milestone —the 17th anniversary of Armenian independence. “The event is a great way to teach my granddaughters about Armenian culture,” Kazanchyan said. “Even though they were born here, I always try to help them learn about our history. Every time they come over to my house, we only speak Armenian.” Kazanchyan was one of an expected 5,000 people who filled Verdugo Park to take part in the 10th Annual Armenian Independence Day Festival.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 3, 2008
Members of the Burbank-Valley Garden Club will hear Norma and Charles Johnson speak on ?Growing Orchids in the Valley? at 10 a.m. in the Assembly Building, Verdugo Park, 700 N. California St., Burbank. Admission is free. A potluck luncheon follows the speakers. For more information, call Grace Davis at (818) 848-0313. ? Happy House , a nonprofit organization dedicated to building better families, co-founded by Nancy Cartwright, the voice of Bart Simpson, is hosting a series of workshops on ?
ENTERTAINMENT
By Joyce Rudolph | August 9, 2008
Jazz bassist Richard J. Frank of the band Present Tense is riding a wave of euphoria after hearing from a friend that one of the band’s songs was played this week on a Southern California radio station. The song “Smooth Talkin,” the title track on the group’s recently released CD, was played on KKJZ-FM (88.1) based on the campus of Cal State Long Beach. It is a major breakthrough for the group that has been trying for some time to crack the Los Angeles radio market, said Frank, a Burbank resident.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Joyce Rudolph | July 26, 2008
Several families continued their weekly tradition of meeting on Wednesday night near the playground during the Summer Concert Series at Verdugo Park in Glendale. Settled back in lawn chairs and forming a semicircle around a table filled with Chinese takeout boxes, parents were digging into their plates and sipping lemonade while their children played nearby. It’s like a reunion for families that used to frequent Nibley Park, said Seth Bass of Glendale. “We met when the kids were babies,” Bass said.
NEWS
By Joe Santos | May 16, 2007
Oh, how I miss the Burbank of my childhood. When I was a child, my friends and I could walk to Verdugo Park, alone. We would spend all day playing basketball or pingpong in the gym with no fear of anything more than a bruised knee. For girls, the park offered charm classes where they learned manners and God knows what else. If not at the park, we might ride our bikes all over Burbank without worries of gangs, heavy traffic or anything else parents have to contend with today.
NEWS
By Chris Wiebe | February 28, 2007
BURBANK — The city of Los Angeles purchased 80 acres of park land in the Verdugo Mountains above Burbank from a private developer, further expanding the fourth-largest wildlife refuge in the San Fernando Valley. Verdugo Mountain Park, a more than 500-acre refuge located northeast of the Bob Hope Airport, provides a dense haven of brush and chaparral plants for everything from lizards to snakes to bobcats and mountain lions, said John Kirk Mukri, general manager of Los Angeles' Department of Recreation and Parks.
NEWS
August 13, 2005
Sarah Hill Nine-year-old Tatiana Sanchez stared intently at a checker board, planning her next move. Nearby two teenage boys shot red and black wood pieces across a board in a competitive game of caroms. The games came from Burbank Park, Recreation and Community Services' mobile recreation van, which stopped Wednesday evening at the Outdoor Picture Show downtown. "People who don't have games can come play here," Tatiana said. "Some of my favorite games are here."
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