January 23, 2002
After 31 years as a very popular Burbank Superior Court judge, Alan Kalkin is being transferred to West Covina. Why is that necessary? He is probably nearing retirement. He lives in Burbank. He is very familiar with our city and its workings. He is an asset to the community. He implies that he voted against the unification of the superior and municipal courts, as many superior court judges did. He said in the Burbank Leader (Dec. 15-16) letters to the editor page that "pressure was applied so that all judges throughout the state approved of unification."
September 25, 2004
SUTTON Barry and Kathy Dantagnan of Burbank have announced the engagement of their daughter, Kristin, to Steve Sutton of Bozeman, Mont. Kristin graduated from Alemany High School, attended Loyola Marymount University, where she received her degree in psychology and completed her education at Dominican College in San Rafael, where she received her master's in educa- tion and a teaching credential. Steve is the son of Nancy Sutton of Signal Mountain, Tenn.
September 22, 2004
Mark R. Madler A Filipino- American musical troupe will donate proceeds from an upcoming show to a fund set up in the memory of a Burbank murder victim. The show, by sisters Laly and Terry Aldeguer, owners of a West Covina dance studio, will feature an original musical composition in honor of Sharon Anne Santos. "It is very sad," Laly Aldeguer said of what happened to Santos. "We don't want anything like this happening to anybody." The show to benefit the Friends of Sharon Santos will formally be announced Tuesday night at a tribute to Santos at Manila Buffet & Grill, 130 N. Maryland Ave., Glendale.
December 19, 2001
Ryan Carter BURBANK -- Local nightclub owner Jack Tavares was melancholy when he heard longtime Burbank Superior Court Judge Alan S. Kalkin has been reassigned to West Covina. Tavares, the owner of Crazy Jack's Country Bar and Grill, has not forgotten Kalkin, who in a notorious 1998 case threw out counts alleging Tavares had violated a state smoking ban, saying that the state's ban on smoking in restaurants was a "very confusing law." "I'll tell you right now, that man is straighter than anybody you have met in your life," Tavares remembered.
May 15, 2002
Karen S. Kim NORTHWEST DISTRICT -- Some might remember how years before Johnny Carson retired from hosting "The Tonight Show," Dolly Parton accidentally knocked his signature mug off the desk with her ample bosom. When that happened, Carson's assistants called Burbank businesswoman Alma Olney to the rescue. Olney's store, the 30-year-old Burbank Boulevard icon, was responsible for supplying Carson with his famous mug: a cream and brown colored ceramic piece with his name and picture emblazoned on it. Over the years, Burbank Mug Shop in Burbank supplied Carson with more than 500 mugs, Olney said.
September 8, 2004
Mark R. Madler Candlelight reflected the frame of the photograph Sandy Breecker held Tuesday night in Shadow Oak Park in West Covina. The photo was of Sharon Anne Santos, the daughter of an employee at Breecker's dress and clothing business in Los Angeles. Santos worked at the business during summer breaks from college, Breecker said. "I've known [Santos] for about 10 years, ever since she came out from college," Breecker said. "Then she moved out here -- first to Pasadena, then Long Beach.
June 24, 2009
Football stringers needed for the fall The Burbank Leader and Glendale News-Press newspapers are looking for stringers to cover high school football teams in the fall. Writers will cover the three local programs — Burbank, Burroughs and Bellarmine- Jefferson — as well as teams in the Glendale and La Crescenta areas. Individuals should have a knowledge of football, some writing experience and have samples of his or her work. In addition, a knowledge of statistic keeping is a must.
June 7, 2003
Molly Shore A nonprofit day care center for seniors with Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease that closed twice previously will reopen next month with a new operator and a new name. Burbank Adult Service and Resource Center, which closed in February for financial reasons, will reopen July 1 and be called Community Assistance Program for Seniors (CAPS), said Linda Crane, chief executive officer of the Burbank-based Schutrum-Piteo Foundation. The foundation, which ran the day care facility under the former name, has contracted with the Center for Aging Resources in Pasadena to take over the center's daily operation.
November 26, 2008
BURBANK — Usually at this time of year, the local high school football teams are licking their wounds, looking back at the season and planning for the future. However, things are definitely different this season. For the first time, two area teams have made it out of the CIF Southern Section playoff first round in the same season. Burbank and Bellarmine-Jefferson highs are still standing, and the two will be in action in second-round postseason games this week. “Our players are very excited, and it was a fun day to be on campus,” Bulldogs Coach Ted Amorosi said Monday.
November 10, 2013
In all reality, the playoffs started for the Burbank High football team weeks ago. It's a point Bulldogs Coach Hector Valencia has been drilling into his players since they lost their second Pacific League game to Muir, as the coach believed his team would have to win out to have hopes for the playoffs. In turns out he was quite right, and for their efforts, the Bulldogs were rewarded with a CIF Southern Section Southeast Division home game on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. when they open up against visiting Mayfair.