February 21, 2004
For those people who bemoan low voter turnout or the lack of involvement of people in the political process, look no further than the Burbank City Council for why this is so. At a time of unprecedented budget crisis in the state and the city, do any of the three council members who voted for their own raises -- Stacey Murphy, Marsha Ramos, and Jef Vander Borght -- realize the symbolic thumbing of the nose this vote represents...
July 18, 2001
It's nice to know racism is alive and well in Burbank. I'm referring to the vote the school board took that rejected appointing a committee to address John Burroughs High School's use of an Indian as school mascot. Talk about dumb. Using the American Indian as a mascot is insulting to an entire race of people. It's a holdover from our past, when Native Americans were thought of as savages. The school board can't even appoint a committee to check it out?
August 2, 2003
SUNSET CANYON DRIVE TRAFFIC WHAT HAPPENED The council voted unanimously to make several changes aimed at better managing traffic on Sunset Canyon Drive. WHAT IT MEANS The speed limit on the street will be lowered from 30 mph to 25 mph, and the street will be removed from Federal Highway Maps. Directional signage in the area will also be reviewed, and in some cases, altered. The city will not install a sidewalk or resurface the street at this time.
April 2, 2003
The following incidents were taken from police reports: HILLSIDE DISTRICT 1200 block of Harvard Road: Two Mission Viejo brothers reported being beaten Saturday by a group of six men. They told police the group of men began making cat calls to their girlfriends, which prompted an argument and a fight. One of the men, a 22-year-old, told police he was struck in the back of the head by a blunt object. His brother, 23, was kicked and punched. The men were treated and released from Providence St. Joseph Medical Center.
April 5, 2003
Ben Godar A Burbank Police officer who will to read to children today at Barnes & Noble Booksellers hopes they look at police as their friends. Officer Tony Faggiano of the Juvenile Bureau will read "Police Officers" by Paulette Bourgeois at 11 a.m. The story explains the various tasks police officers do and presents children with a series of safety tips. The most important safety tip for children to remember is what to do when approached by a stranger, Faggiano said.
April 24, 2002
Laura Sturza BURBANK -- Traveling through the city's center to boost local and national spirit, residents will wave this year's theme for Burbank on Parade -- "Red, White and Blue in 2002." Celebrating its 21st year, Burbank on Parade has participants from schools, businesses, civic groups, city officials and other locals "displaying their spirit for patriotism and the love of our country," former parade president Sandy Dennis said. Between drill teams, marching bands, floats, clowns and equestrian acts, the event will fill the city with color and music.
February 2, 2000
Robert Blechl BURBANK -- In an effort to promote healthy teeth for young people, the Burbank dental office of Dr. J. Luis Ruiz is holding its second annual poster contest. The theme, "Why I Love My Teeth!," is in accord with February's National Children's Health Month, as decreed by the American Dental Association. The contest's objective is to increase awareness of oral hygiene. Children up to 17 are encouraged to participate. Artwork must be received by Feb. 28. The Joslyn Adult Center will judge the posters and winners will be eligible to receive grand prizes of Sony Playstations, Nintendos, bicycles and more.
June 26, 2004
We'd like to call attention to a recent wonderful Burbank community event that usually gets little recognition -- the annual Spring Fling put on by the Burbank Parks and Recreation Department. On June 5, youths 3 and older performed programs of ballet, tap, hip hop and gymnastics -- all learned from dedicated teachers from Park and Rec. The auditorium at the new Burbank High School was twice filled to capacity with parents, friends and family cheering on young people who were getting a serious boost of self-esteem!
January 21, 2004
Fundraiser for Boys & Girls Club MEDIA DISTRICT NORTH -- The Boys and Girls Club of Burbank is having a fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at the new Chipotle grill, 135 E. Palm Ave. Half of the proceeds from a customer's bill goes to the club. For more information, call 842-9333. Register for youth ski, snowboard trip The registration deadline is Friday for a Jan. 30 snowboard and ski trip for young people sponsored city's Park, Recreation and Community Services Department.
December 14, 2012
Despite all the trials and travails our service men and women go through, it's heartening that the spirit of service still runs strong among the generations coming up through the ranks. On Thursday, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced 10 nominations from his district for U.S. service academies - all of whom are expected to join the class of 2017. Among them is Angelique Joeann Margve, a John Burroughs High School student who was nominated to the Military and Naval academies.