June 20, 2007
Burbank boxing coach Steve Harpst has been waiting 12 years to see the athletes he teaches go just one round in a real boxing ring on their home turf. In April, the Burbank Boxing Club, which runs out of the Burbank Community YMCA, finally got its crowning glory in the form of a full-size boxing ring installed on the second floor of the building. "As soon as it was open, people jumped in," Harpst said. "I couldn't keep people out of the ring." The boxing club has a whole new area there in the second floor, with punching bags, jump rope and all the equipment necessary for mastering pugilism.
May 23, 2007
Seniors at the Burbank YMCA have gathered by the pool to dish the dirt and gab for years, engaging in typical coffeehouse chatter without the brews or bagels. But with a $75,000 grant from the Burbank Health Care Foundation, administration and board members of the YMCA are putting into action plans for a community café they hope will serve the seniors better than the cement pond they gather around now. "Rather than having them confined to aquatic activities … we want to build a little café for them so they can sit and chat among each other," said Sunder Ramani, Burbank Health Care Foundation and YMCA board member.
May 12, 2007
DOWNTOWN — Six women and one high school student spent most of their time Friday afternoon in a ballroom humbly deflecting praise for the countless hours of service they've committed to a myriad of local causes. They were there to be honored by more than 350 people during the YWCA of Glendale's 10th annual Heart and Excellence Awards luncheon downtown at the Brandview Collection Restaurant. "Every year we come up with a group of women who are just absolutely outstanding," said Brooke Moore, president of the YWCA's board of directors.
May 5, 2007
SIX WOMEN RECEIVING YWCA HONORS AT LEGACY LUNCHEON Six local women will be honored on May 11 by the YWCA of Glendale for longtime volunteer service in the community. Laurie Bleick, Rosa Frommer, Deborah Hinckley, Susan Hunt, Armineh Khanbabian and Donna Mary Bullock Ziel will be feted at the organization's 10th annual Legacy Luncheon at 11 a.m. May 11 at the Brandview Collection Restaurant in Glendale. The YWCA also will present Jennifer Kang , a senior at Crescenta Valley High School, with its annual Jane O'Connor Community Volunteer Service Award for outstanding volunteer service by a young woman in the local community.
May 19, 2004
Lauren Masters Burbank's first woman mayor will be honored for her work helping women expand their role in local government at this year's YWCA Legacy Award luncheon. Mary Lou Howard, who served as mayor from 1982 to '83 and again in 1985 and '86 and now serves on the Burbank Civil Service Board, will join four Glendale women to be honored for their work as community leaders at the organization's seventh annual luncheon Thursday. "It is a way for us to recognize women in the community who are making a difference and creating a legacy for other women through the work they are doing today," said Mary Boger, chairwoman of the YWCA Awards Luncheon.
May 8, 2004
Community leaders receive Legacy honors Five community leaders will be honored during the seventh annual YWCA of Glendale Legacy Awards luncheon May 20 at the La Canada Country Club. The winners are Frieda Jordan, nominated by Judy Logan, director of development for the YWCA; Mary Lou Howard of Burbank, nominated by Chris S. Carson, president of the League of Women Voters of Glendale/Burbank; Louise Lewis of Glendale, nominated by Las Candelas; Jean Maluccio of La Crescenta, nominated by Glendale Healthy Kids; and Wanda Bistagne of Glendale, nominated by John Davitt, president of Glendale Community College, and by the Glendale College Foundation.
February 18, 2004
Play benefits YWCA women's programs GLENDALE -- The United Womyn's Council and the Theater Guild of Glendale Community College join to present a benefit production of Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues" in March at Glendale Community College. All proceeds from this all-volunteer production benefit organizations that serve women and girls traumatized by violence. The YWCA of Glendale Domestic Violence Project is the star charity beneficiary for this event.
May 14, 2003
Darleene Barrientos After some soul-searching, Burbank resident Diana Diaz exchanged love for money when she turned away from corporate law to teach special education. Diaz said she always wanted to be a lawyer, but when it came time to apply for college, the money was not as appealing as it had once been. She discovered what she wanted to do while working with special needs students through a Best Buddies program at John Burroughs High School, where she is a senior.
January 15, 2003
IN THE SPOTLIGHT From Thomas Kinkade to Picasso, artwork in many mediums will be available for purchase during the first ARTrageous Evening of Art benefiting the YWCA on Jan 24. Beginning at 5:30 p.m., guests will preview the framed works including lithographs, watercolors and silk screens while enjoying hors d'oeuvres catered by Dilly Catering and Event Coordination of Pasadena, Chairwoman Sherrie Butler of...