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March 14, 2009
Film festival coming to Woodbury The first Burbank International Film Festival will be from March 22 to 29 at Woodbury University, 7500 Glenoaks Blvd., Burbank. There will be an opening night inauguration ceremony and filmmaker press night, film screenings and seminars featuring industry professionals. The closing ceremony and award show, on March 29, will feature a live performance of movie themes, composed by Academy Award-nominated film composer John Debney, as well as a live acoustic performance by multi-platinum vocalist Mark Slaughter (from the band Slaughter)
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BUSINESS
By Tom Risen | February 7, 2009
BURBANK — The Burbank Green Alliance gathered 130 area businesses and organizations Wednesday at the Buena Vista Library to share eco-friendly solutions and start an industry-wide discussion on how to keep their food service lean and green. “This is the latest part of the city’s 2008 Sustainability Action Plan. We’re trying to start a discussion with local businesses so we can reach near-zero waste in a few years,” said Kreigh Hempel, recycling coordinator for the city of Burbank and member of the Green Alliance.
BUSINESS
By Tom Risen | February 4, 2009
BURBANK — The Burbank Green Alliance gathered 130 area businesses and organizations Wednesday at the Buena Vista Library to share eco-friendly solutions and start an industry-wide discussion on how to keep their food service lean and green. “This is the latest part of the city’s 2008 Sustainability Action Plan. We’re trying to start a discussion with local businesses so we can reach near-zero waste in a few years,” said Kreigh Hempel, recycling coordinator for the city of Burbank and member of the Green Alliance.
NEWS
By Jason Wells | December 12, 2008
BURBANK — The mood was light Sunday as an eight-member chamber group of the Burbank Philharmonic Orchestra gave a “one-off” Christmas performance at Woodbury University, despite rough financial times for Burbank’s and neighboring cities’ orchestras. Tucked into the Fletcher Jones Auditorium, musicians and the orchestra’s director, Steve Kerstein, engaged the audience with stories and historical anecdotes in between Mozart and Johann Strauss. And listeners nodded and swayed to a set list Kerstein selected to only mildly emulate a traditional Christmas tone.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 22, 2008
A ?Pancake Breakfast? will be from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Magnolia Park United Methodist Church, 2828 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank. Proceeds from $5 tickets will benefit local Boy Scout Daniel Etter?s Eagle project to renovate and deliver a bus packed with food, clothing and school supplies for children of a Navajo tribe in Arizona. For more information, call (818) 848-3352. ? Author and associate editor for Cars & Parts magazine Jim Hinckley will be the guest for a ?
BUSINESS
By Natalie Yemenidjian | October 15, 2008
While volunteering with first-graders 20 years ago, Jack O’Neill stood tall in the R.L. Stevenson Elementary School classroom with his long arms by his side. Before he knew it, three or four tiny, affection-seeking hands belonging to children he helped teach once a week were entwined with his. Small gestures like these made O’Neill reexamine and change the course of his life. “I discovered my affinity for children,” said O’Neill, who does not have children of his own. “And I discovered they had an affinity for me.” He is known all over Burbank for the 39 years he dedicated to NBC and for the myriad titles he’s had, most notably vice president in finance.
NEWS
By Alison Tully | September 3, 2008
Artists from Burbank showed their talent Saturday at Woodbury University’s inaugural arts festival, “Can You Dig It!” Burbank resident Sarkis Alvandi displayed and raffled off his abstract ink drawings. University student Armen Tutundzhyan sold some of his artwork, and textile professor Meredith Jackson sold her brightly colored handmade scarves. The festival was one of the university’s welcome week events and was organized to unite Los Angeles artists for a day of diversity, creativity and education.
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