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September 29, 2001
Ryan Carter CIVIC CENTER -- A wooden box, topped by a picture of an American eagle with a tear rolling out of its eye, has rested on a desk in the watch commander's office at the Burbank Police Department for awhile now. Lately, it's been filling up with $100 checks. Since Sept. 11, Burbank officers, their retired colleagues and staff have been dropping the money in the box each day for the families of the police officers and firefighters killed in the terrorist attacks on Sept.
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NEWS
September 19, 2001
Gary Moskowitz BURBANK -- Americans made it through Monday's opening of the New York Stock Exchange with flying ticker tape. With the financial district of New York City temporarily crippled after terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center's twin towers Sept. 11, investors like Jeff Green maintained that buying was the right move Monday. Green, an investment consultant at the Burbank offices of Edward Jones Investments, said that although Monday saw the biggest Dow Jones point loss in history -- a drop of 684.81 points -- the day witnessed patriotic buyers attempting to keep the market afloat.
NEWS
September 13, 2003
Jackson Bell Burbank Fire Capt. Lew Stone will never forget when he first learned of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Stone, who doubles as president of the Burbank Firefighters Union, was in Sacramento on union business. He first sensed that something was wrong during a morning jog around the state Capitol, when he noticed several California Highway Patrol cars surrounding the building. "I immediately went back to the hotel where I was staying and watched the attack with 30 other people on a TV [in the lobby]
NEWS
September 28, 2002
Molly Shore The new photographic facility at Burroughs High School is a shutterbug's delight, and a dream come true for Tim Brehm, the school's photography instructor. "Here I am at the tail end of my career, but I'm in heaven," Brehm said. It's a big change from the old one-room abandoned science lab that Brehm taught in for 30 years. Brehm now teaches in a modern lab, equipped with a large darkroom and two auxiliary darkrooms. Next door to the lab is a studio that will eventually be the broadcast center for the school's TV station.
NEWS
September 12, 2001
Perhaps this image says more than any other about the local effect of the devastating events of Tuesday morning: At 10 a.m., dozens of parking spaces were available on Brand Boulevard in Glendale, which normally is packed by that time of the day. The same sort of civic stillness was evident in Burbank and La Canada Flintridge, in Sunland and Montrose, in Tujunga and La Crescenta. Our communities, like others across the nation and the world, sat in stunned silence Tuesday as the images rolled across our television screens, images of violence, confusion and fear.
NEWS
December 29, 2004
Mark R. Madler She calls herself Kaz DeMille Jacobsen and tells a powerful story of how surviving the World Trade Center attack led to a life of Christian ministry. At Los Angeles area churches this year, the former Burbank resident told congregations about her experience in the North Tower the morning of Sept. 11, when a hijacked jetliner crashed into the building. Her injuries took months to heal, and during that time she grew closer to God. But is her story true?
ENTERTAINMENT
By Joyce Rudolph | February 17, 2010
Most working partners are together eight hours a day, but not many are together 24/7 like Ron Weckbacher and his rescue dog Dawson. They are members of the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation, a Ventura-based nonprofit that provides training for canine-firefighter disaster search teams that seek out victims of natural disasters and terrorist attacks. Area teams, trained by the foundation, were placed on alert during last week’s heavy rains that threatened La Crescenta and La CaƱada Flintridge homes, officials said.
NEWS
September 11, 2002
Laura Sturza Military planes and helicopters were frequent sights in the skies above Burbank for weeks after Sept. 11, 2001, when terrorists hijacked commercial planes and crashed them into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field. But like many security matters, officials declined to confirm or deny an increased military presence. "The military activity certainly skyrocketed, as did the orders for military parts," said Les Copeland, owner of Empire Manufacturing in Burbank, which supplies aircraft parts to the military.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Joyce Rudolph | February 7, 2007
Ask artist Cheryl Christiansen what is the hardest part about painting and she'll tell you, it's letting the creative spirit take over. "An artist needs to get out of their own way and let the spirit, let the brush, let the paints do the work," she said. Her exhibit, "A Journey of the Spirit," at the Creative Arts Center is diverse. There are 57 pieces in the show. They range from brilliantly hued florals to spiritual abstracts and a few collage pieces. "Art is all inspiration and comes from your spirit from a higher source," she said.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Jeff Klemzak | November 8, 2008
?Able Danger? opens with music reminiscent of Hitchcock thrillers from a past era, dark tones produced by mood-inducing strings, but any similarity between this film and those done by the ?master of suspense? ends right there. The film is a disappointment on several levels, and it may be doomed to spend eternity swimming at the bottom with other notable stinkers on celluloid, i.e. ?Plan Nine from Outer Space,? ?Ishtar,? etc. Photographed almost entirely in black and white, this film-noir wannabe is apparently a spoof of runaway, left-wing conspiracy theories and the paranoid screwballs who are obsessed with them.
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