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Written by Times Community News

October 20, 2009 at 11:51 am

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The Early Edition – Burbank Leader

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Jim Smiley, 12, unloads sandbags as the rain comes down at his home on Maurice Drive south of Manzanita Street in La Crescenta on Tuesday. (Raul Roa/News-Press)

Jim Smiley, 12, unloads sandbags as the rain comes down at his home on Maurice Drive south of Manzanita Street in La Crescenta on Tuesday. (Raul Roa/News-Press)

Burn area braces itself for debris
LA CRESCENTA — Foothill residents raced to fill sandbags and construct mud deflectors Tuesday evening as rain poured steadily against hillsides blackened by the Station fire.

Saving water little by little
DOWNTOWN — Before embarking on an Alaskan cruise, Fred Baldino took the early-morning rains to mean that his lawn could go the week without water. So the 87-year-old did what city officials for years have been instructing: He shut off his water.

Explosive material leads to arrest
BURBANK — A 30-year-old resident is being held in Burbank jail after a routine traffic stop Friday in which officers allegedly found materials that could be used to make explosive devices, police said.

Man sentenced to 65 years to life for attack
A 30-year-old Burbank man was sentenced last Wednesday to serve 65 years to life for attempting to shoot a Glendale man he thought he belonged to a rival gang.

Burbank wins OT thriller
MEMORIAL FIELD — When his Burbank High football team scored a touchdown in the second overtime to pull to within one point of defending Pacific League champion Muir, Bulldogs’ Coach Hector Valencia decided his team had had enough.

Their place of honor
From a coach, to athletes to a city official and alumna who has helped support the school’s stadium renovation project, the honorees ran the gambit Thursday as the latest class was inducted into the Burroughs Athletic Hall of Fame.

EVERYONE’S BUSINESS: Excited about energy
On Saturday I went to Burbank Water and Power’s Energy Fair in front of their Magnolia Boulevard plant. After I finally got there, I was impressed with much of what I saw.

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October 14, 2009 at 10:36 am

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Students walk on a red carpet as they arrive to Luther Burbank Middle School on Friday.  The students were treated to a red-carpet greeting along with music by teachers, staff and parents after the school improved 24 points from last year in statewide testing.  (Raul Roa/The Leader)

Students walk on a red carpet as they arrive to Luther Burbank Middle School on Friday. The students were treated to a red-carpet greeting along with music by teachers, staff and parents after the school improved 24 points from last year in statewide testing. (Raul Roa/The Leader)

A red carpet day
Students danced, posed and strutted their way down a red carpet in front of Luther Burbank Middle School on Friday to celebrate their recent progress on pivotal statewide tests.

Former officer’s lawsuit dismissed
An invasion of privacy and defamation lawsuit filed against the city by a former Burbank police detective was dismissed Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court.

Market may brave more losses
Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Markets will go forward with plans to open a store here, the company confirmed Wednesday, a day after it announced dismal financial projections.

Falling branches spell rising complaints
Marina Manukian pulled her Infiniti G35 into a curbside parking space across the street from her Andover Drive home just 10 minutes before a large tree limb came crashing down.

SMALL WONDERS: Trying to weather storm of distress
The only thing better than Vin Scully on a summer night when everyone is still playing is Vin Scully on an October night when only a few are left.

CV is just too tough
Upending defending Pacific League champion Crescenta Valley High won’t be an easy task for any of the other teams looking to make a run at the league title, as Burbank found out on Tuesday at Crescenta Valley.

Strong start helps Burbank win, 13-5
With what looked like a match of teams that were relatively evenly matched, Burbank High and Glendale came into Tuesday’s contest with identical Pacific League records.

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October 10, 2009 at 8:00 am

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People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) supporters dressed up as chickens and protested outside NBC's Jay Leno Show early audience arrival area in Burbank on Tuesday, October 6, 2009.  PETA wants Jay leno to use his influence "to benefit the millions of frightened birds who end up as McNuggets." (Raul Roa/News-Press)

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) supporters dressed up as chickens and protested outside NBC's Jay Leno Show early audience arrival area in Burbank on Tuesday, October 6, 2009. PETA wants Jay leno to use his influence "to benefit the millions of frightened birds who end up as McNuggets." (Raul Roa/News-Press)

PETA activists protest Leno
A flock of animal-rights activists dressed as chickens descended Tuesday on NBC Studios to shame Jay Leno into dropping McDonald’s from a planned promotion.

Another bikeway on tap for city
CITY HALL — Hoping to capitalize on the popularity of the Chandler Bikeway, Burbank officials last week forged an agreement with the state to begin work on a new three-mile path along San Fernando Boulevard.

Numbers down again at Bob Hope
BURBANK — A disappointing summer travel season combined with deflated corporate budgets continues to plague passenger numbers at Bob Hope Airport, which in August saw statistics drop 17.2% compared with the same period last year, according to figures released Monday.

Adult school tries to keep up
BURBANK — Burbank Adult School has seen funding slashed and enrollment drop, but administrators, staff and students soldier on.

CV is just too tough
LA CRESCENTA — Upending defending Pacific League champion Crescenta Valley High won’t be an easy task for any of the other teams looking to make a run at the league title, as Burbank found out on Tuesday at Crescenta Valley.

Strong start helps Burbank win, 13-5
BURBANK HIGH — With what looked like a match of teams that were relatively evenly matched, Burbank High and Glendale came into Tuesday’s contest with identical Pacific League records.

A WORD, PLEASE: But where does the comma go?
A reader named Guy wrote to ask about commas in lists. More and more, he said, he sees “Billy, Jimmy, Amy, and Patty” rather than “Billy, Jimmy, Amy and Patty.”

Written by Times Community News

October 7, 2009 at 9:09 am

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[Video] Taste of Burbank

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Via YouTube (NaokiJK7) — Coverage of the Taste of Burbank event on Oct. 1, 2009

Written by Times Community News

October 4, 2009 at 1:02 pm

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The Early Edition – Burbank Leader

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Surrounded by high-powered officials and area leaders, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger speaks to a packed room at the Los Angeles Union Station during press conference to announce a push for stimulus funding for California's proposed high-speed rail system, in Los Angeles, on Friday.  The rail system would pass through Glendale and Burbank.  Karen Bass, speaker of the California State Assembly, is at left and Eric Garcetti, L.A. City council president, is at right.(Raul Roa/News-Press)

Surrounded by high-powered officials and area leaders, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger speaks to a packed room at the Los Angeles Union Station during press conference to announce a push for stimulus funding for California's proposed high-speed rail system, in Los Angeles, on Friday. The rail system would pass through Glendale and Burbank. Karen Bass, speaker of the California State Assembly, is at left and Eric Garcetti, L.A. City council president, is at right.(Raul Roa/News-Press)

State submits bid for new rails
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, state Assembly Speaker Karen Bass and other political and business leaders on Friday hailed California’s historic bid for $4.7 billion for a high-speed- train network.

FBI probes claims of excessive police force
CITY CENTER — A Los Angeles County sheriff’s investigation into an alleged assault by a member of the Burbank Police Department will be turned over to county prosecutors by month’s end, authorities said Friday.

Henry’s opens up
BURBANK — Hundreds of shoppers crowded a parking lot Wednesday for the grand opening of natural grocer Henry’s Farmers Market, two years after residents effectively blocked a Whole Foods Market from moving into the city.

Education bill is up to governor
BURBANK — One of the state’s top education officials has endorsed a bill that, if passed, will represent another step toward making California eligible for $4.3 billion of competitive federal stimulus money.

Big win for Burbank
GLENDALE — GLENDALE — Although it only led by two points at halftime, the Burbank High football team felt it had found the right approach to beating host Crescenta Valley on Friday night at Moyse Field.

Indians beat champs
MEMORIAL FIELD — With the game tied in the final seconds and his team driving for the potential winning score, Burroughs High placekicker Michael Solano was hoping his offense would take care of business against Muir.

SMALL WONDERS: A-List needs bubble burst
In my near 20 years in the entertainment industry I’ve seen the bubble of self-importance in which A-List Hollywood resides. This has been only a minor personal annoyance for me. But with the recent uproar over Roman Polanski’s arrest, I can’t keep quiet.

Written by Times Community News

October 3, 2009 at 10:22 am

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TV coverage of the Burbank FBI probe

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Written by Times Community News

October 1, 2009 at 1:32 pm