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By Christopher Cadelago | March 21, 2009
BURBANK — A crowd of anxious students packed the Roosevelt Elementary School auditorium Wednesday to learn the results of the fifth-grade science fair, a rite of passage for nearly 100 of the school’s budding scientists and mathematicians. Among the 89 entries were experiments using pennies, flowers, flour, eggs, 9-volt batteries, Venus fly traps, dogs, high-fructose corn syrup, potatoes and sheets of multicolored construction paper. The students began their projects in January, said science and math teacher Sheryl Hambro.
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October 20, 2001
Laura Sturza BURBANK -- The linemen of Burbank Water and Power's electrical distribution section take pride in standing -- and climbing -- in the front lines as those who provide Burbank's power. At the 18th annual International Lineman's Rodeo held last month in Kansas City, Mo., Burbank electrical linemen had their best showing in 10 years of entering the events, team member Tom Wilke said. Linemen are the service workers who climb electrical poles, maintaining transmission and distribution of power.
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August 23, 2012
Irma Zamora's husband told her not to get out of the car as they approached the scene of a traffic accident on Wednesday night. But she rushed out anyway because that's the kind of person she was, her sister said. She ran toward the wrecked SUV and stepped into an electrified pool of water that had been created by a spewing hydrant and a downed light pole at Magnolia and Ben avenues in Valley Village. She was immediately - - and fatally - electrocuted by what firefighters estimate was 48 volts of electricity.
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By Zain Shauk | April 14, 2010
Burbank and Glendale utilities are looking for new renewable-energy sources after a decision last month by a Los Angeles utility to cancel plans for shared transmission lines for a geothermal project. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power abandoned its plans for a Green Path transmission line to the Salton Sea. The line could have carried up to 500,000 volts of power from an area that utility officials say has great potential for geothermal power generation. Power generated from heat, captured underground near the edges of tectonic plates, is also considered more reliable than solar rays or wind, utility managers said.
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August 30, 2012
VALLEY VILLAGE -- Private donors have committed more than $10,000 to cover ambulance fees for the victims who were either injured or electrocuted as they tried to rescue a 19-year-old Glendale man who crashed into a fire hydrant and downed a power line, electrifying the pool of water. Victims had been charged ambulance transport fees for their heroic efforts, but in announcing the donations Thursday, Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Krekorian said community members had stepped up to help cover the bills.
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August 23, 2012
The son of a Burbank woman who was electrocuted Wednesday when she tried to save a crash victim in Valley Village called his mother a hero. David Aguilar, 21, said when he got a call about 8:45 p.m. Wednesday that his mother, Irma Zamora, had been electrocuted, he went to Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, where his stepfather “was a mess.” He also saw his mother lying in a hospital bed, where she looked “just peaceful.” ...
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March 14, 2009
Assemblyman Paul Krekorian joined teenagers at Clark Magnet High School on Friday to produce a commercial for the second annual FilmFest43, a showcase of student shorts to be held at the Alex Theatre on May 15. Krekorian is calling for submissions for the competition from students throughout the state’s 43rd Assembly District, which includes Glendale and Burbank. Krekorian’s office received more than 100 submissions for the festival last year, when Anna Tschetter, a student from Burbank’s John Burroughs High School, won the “Best of Show” award for her nine-minute silent film.
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By and By | December 28, 2012
A massive manhunt for a missing FBI agent, the surprise departure of the city's chief executive, a National Teacher of the Year, tragic suicide and long-sought closure for the family of a murdered Burbank police officer. The year 2012 was full of twists and turns, surprise and tragedy. Here's a look back at some of the top stories that reverberated throughout the community, and far beyond. Woman electrocuted trying to help motorist A 40-year-old Burbank woman was one of two Good Samaritans who were electrocuted Aug. 22 after trying to help a motorist trapped inside his vehicle after a crash in Valley Village.
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By Times Community News Staff | December 29, 2012
A massive manhunt for a missing FBI agent, the surprise departure of the city's chief executive, a National Teacher of the Year, tragic suicide and long-sought closure for the family of a murdered Burbank police officer. The year 2012 was full of twists and turns, surprise and tragedy. Here's a look back at some of the top stories that reverberated throughout the community, and far beyond. Burbank woman electrocuted trying to help motorist in crash A 40-year-old Burbank woman was one of two Good Samaritans who were electrocuted to death Aug. 22 after trying to help a motorist trapped inside his vehicle after a crash in Valley Village.
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By Christopher Cadelago | March 21, 2009
BURBANK — A crowd of anxious students packed the Roosevelt Elementary School auditorium Wednesday to learn the results of the fifth-grade science fair, a rite of passage for nearly 100 of the school’s budding scientists and mathematicians. Among the 89 entries were experiments using pennies, flowers, flour, eggs, 9-volt batteries, Venus fly traps, dogs, high-fructose corn syrup, potatoes and sheets of multicolored construction paper. The students began their projects in January, said science and math teacher Sheryl Hambro.
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