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At one-year mark, memorials planned for victims of fiery crash

At one-year mark, memorials planned for victims of fiery crash

Allie Hariri will never forget the last meal he had with his 19-year-old daughter.

Chorale groups lasso a good time

Chorale groups lasso a good time

Burbank High School's chorale groups donned their cowboy hats and plaid shirts for the second annual Carroll's Corral & Cookout fundraiser last week.

Elementary school students recreate 'Treasure Island'

Elementary school students recreate 'Treasure Island'

Henry Goods has been a muralist for 18 years. He's given marine life, even fairies, homes on street corners and gas-station walls.

Bret Harte principal takes job with county

Students, teachers and staff at Bret Harte Elementary School will bid farewell to their principal, Sheari Taylor, at the end of this month because she has accepted a position at the Los Angeles County Office of Education.

Exit exam scores hold steady in Burbank

The percentage of students who passed the California High School Exit Exam in Burbank during the last school year remained largely unchanged from the year prior's rates, according to data released by state education officials.

Friends, family recall lives of teens killed in crash

Friends, family recall lives of teens killed in crash

Loved ones of the three Burbank teens who died in a car crash last week, still reeling from their loss, gathered this week to remember their friends who lost their lives too soon.

Food trucks park for a culinary cause

Food trucks park for a culinary cause

Food trucks are popular at Burbank High, including the school’s Back-to-School event held on Wednesday.

Funds raised for families of teens lost in Santa Clarita crash

Funds raised for families of teens lost in Santa Clarita crash

More than $13,000 has been raised for the families of the Burbank teens who died last week in a car crash as online crowd-funding campaigns have taken root.

Fewer Burbank grads college bound

A lower percentage of students graduated from Burbank high schools and immediately enrolled in colleges or universities last year compared to five years ago, according to recently released data.

Deaths of three Burbank teens in car crash caused by blunt trauma

Deaths of three Burbank teens in car crash caused by blunt trauma

The deaths of three Burbank teens killed in a car collision in Santa Clarita last week have been ruled accidental and were caused by blunt trauma, Los Angeles County...

Glendale Community College gets new wings

Glendale Community College gets new wings

The aviation department at Glendale Community College is celebrating a new addition this week in the form of a 1983 Cessna, the third plane the campus has acquired for its pilot training program.

State officials approve GCC lab reimbursement

State officials approve GCC lab reimbursement

Glendale Community College officials are breathing a little easier after state officials agreed to pay them over $1 million, which the college spent in unexpected...

New director aims to march Burroughs High band into the future

New director aims to march Burroughs High band into the future

This fall, Burroughs High has a marching band with more than 100 students — a healthy number for most high schools. But the new director’s goal is to expand the program even more.

Data show higher enrollment in Burbank schools

More students enrolled in Burbank schools this year than officials had projected, according to data released this week.

GCC aims at state transfer goal

State community college officials unveiled a new goal this week to increase the number of students who transfer to four-year schools, or earn certificates or degrees, and Glendale Community College will need to make some gains to reach the target.

Burroughs High debuts college-level animation class

Burroughs High debuts college-level animation class

Nearly 20 students this week participated in the first-ever animation class at John Burroughs High School taught by a Woodbury University professor to give juniors and seniors an introduction to the industry.

Burbank's AP exam pass rate exceeds state, national average

In Burbank, more students are passing advanced-placement exams than students at the state and national levels, according to data released recently.

Burbank school board OKs counselor

The Burbank school board unanimously approved hiring a guidance counselor last week to split their time between two Burbank schools under a pilot program that will be paid for with donations from parent booster clubs.

Woodbury ushers in 130th year

Woodbury ushers in 130th year

Students at Woodbury University began classes on Friday with a "Welcome Week" full of lively activities — but also a focus on the dead.

Burbank school district appeals $3.2M award in sexual harassment case

Burbank Unified School District officials are appealing an award of $3.2 million in legal fees stemming from a seven-year-old sexual harassment lawsuit.

New school year kicks off for Burbank kids

New school year kicks off for Burbank kids

More than 16,000 kids returned to Burbank schools on Monday, ushering in a new academic year that will see Burbank educators continue to shift to new curriculum standards and restore some academic programs.

Brother of woman killed in fiery car crash warns against drunk driving

Brother of woman killed in fiery car crash warns against drunk driving

After Mohamed Hariri lost his 19-year-old sister to a fiery, alcohol-related car crash in Burbank last year, he decided to join the...

Burbank preschool expansion denied due to potential neighborhood impacts

The Planning Board on Monday denied the proposed expansion of a local preschool in a residential neighborhood, which had drawn concerns from neighbors about traffic and noise.

Mystery odor at Jordan Middle School determined

Mystery odor at Jordan Middle School determined

Administrators at David Starr Jordan Middle School will move back into the school's front office in upcoming weeks after crews cracked the case of a mysterious lingering...

Burbank students assist police, firefighters in school emergency response drill

Burbank students assist police, firefighters in school emergency response drill

The call came in as a disturbance at Burbank High School, with reports of a man trying to push his way through faculty to get on campus.

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