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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.

Written by Times Community News

October 14, 2009 at 10:36 am

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The Early Edition – Burbank Leader

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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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Burbank Leader (re)design: An undesired plug for Matt

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The Burbank Leader, Glendale News-Press and La Cañada Valley Sun are undergoing redesigns.

I don’t think  there’s a problem with me writing this because Design Editor Matt Wilkes has been slaving away from his Long Beach pad and keeping a semi-regular diary of the process over on our editor’s blog, Tasty Edits.

In his posts, Matt writes about losing his religion, afternoon naps and inside baseball design subjects such as fonts and colors, etc. Only he spells the word “color” C-O-L-O-U-R.

Here’s a sample before I leave you to determine how tasty the edits are:

I am now having dreams about the redesign. I wake up wondering if that dark tan colour is really going to work. Or should I stick to dark red? Last night I got out of bed at 3 a.m. to check if the yellow I used on a skybox was too light. Is Antenna Thin too thin? For that matter, is Antenna Condensed too condensed? Is -5pt tracking enough? And why do the bloody cats start fighting just as I’m about to do something fiddly to the infoboxes? I need to get out more.

Consider your appetite whetted.

Written by Christopher Cadelago

July 30, 2009 at 11:40 pm