August 16, 2003
Driving habit hard to break no matter what age Recently, I saw a graph that showed senior citizens and young people cause the highest number of automobile accidents in our society. Lane hogs, tailgaters and speeders of all ages cause their share of accidents as well. Because of the higher numbers, should we have more restrictions of the two higher accident groups? Young people can start driving at 16 and seniors can drive until the DMV deems it too dangerous.
February 26, 2000
Irma Lemus MEDIA DISTRICT NORTH -- For Mary Brady, who graduated during the Depression, it's been more than a few decades since she attended high school. Brady, 83, and five other senior citizens from Burbank's Joslyn Adult Center got a chance to become students all over again during Wednesday's Senior-to-Senior Day at Burbank High School. As part of the program, which is designed to help fill the generation gap between groups of Burbank residents born more than half a century apart, the Joslyn seniors were given a tour of the campus by four Burbank High School seniors.
December 8, 2010
Bellarmine-Jefferson High School students looking to carve out a life path can now turn to the likes of Desmond Tutu and Jane Goodall for inspiration. The Catholic high school recently published "Wisdom of Giants," a collection of 100 letters addressed to the 300-member student body from some of the greatest world leaders and scholars. "When you look at the compilation, there are some fantastic people represented," said Bellarmine-Jefferson Principal Sister Cheryl Milner. Glendale resident and Bellarmine-Jefferson economics teacher Dennis Ryan launched the project in 2001.
December 17, 2013
Alcohol, drugs and a high rate of speed appear to have been factors in a fiery car wreck in September that claimed the lives of five young people and left one severely injured , records show. The driver of the Nissan Altima involved in the single-car crash, Stephen Stoll, 23, had a blood alcohol level more than twice the legal limit, according to toxicology reports released Tuesday by the Los Angeles County Coroner's office . Stoll also reportedly had marijuana in his system.
July 31, 2004
Mark R. Madler For the group of teenagers helping with the city's event for National Night Out on Tuesday, it presents not only the chance to foster relations with the police but also to show the community the good young people can do. "The future is in our hands," said Dorian Celis, 14, a member of Teens In Action Police/Youth Relations Team. The group has a goal of 1,000 people turning out for free entertainment, food and games at the event, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Johnny Carson Park, on Bob Hope Drive between Alameda Avenue and Riverside Drive, which is intended to facilitate positive relations between the community and the police department.
December 6, 2000
Will Rogers' insights into James Rogan's defeat ring true. The following sentence in his Nov. 11 column sums up the attitude of too many Republicans: "Rogan is offered as a standard bearer of high ethics and morals, a pious man who can sit in judgment of the integrity of others." This characteristic is called self-righteousness. Many Republicans, including the Christian Coalition, reflect that attitude. However, they have not been proven to have more morality than Democrats.
June 19, 2002
Laura Sturza Surrounded by soccer fans, Mayor David Laurell had his eye on a goal not on the World Cup playing field, but one of starting a student exchange program with Burbank's sister city Inchon, South Korea. Returning last week from his visit to Inchon, Laurell said that it is "dramatically important" for young people to understand cultural differences by visiting other parts of the world. Invited by Inchon Mayor Choi Ki-Sun, Laurell and representatives from three other countries stayed at a governmental compound in a dense forest that was "like what we would think of Camp David to be," Laurell said.
February 20, 2008
Warner Bros. employee earns a promotion Warner Bros. officials Tuesday named Jeff Junge vice president of business management for its Home Entertainment Group. Junge will work closely with executives from Warner Home Video, WB Digital Distribution, WB Interactive Entertainment and other entertainment group businesses. He previously served as a vice president of corporate business development and strategy for Warner Bros. and joined the company in 2000. Recently, Junge contributed to the acquisition of the world?
October 9, 2004
Brighton bracelets battle breast cancer Bell Cottage, in support of breast-cancer awareness month, is selling exclusive Brighton bracelets to raise funds for the Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Bell Cottage is located at 3816 W. Magnolia Blvd., in Burbank. For more information, call 841-8415. Meet children's book writer Shusterman Award-winning author Neal Shusterman will make a special appearance at the Buena Vista Branch of the Burbank Public Library.