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  • Letter: Parents should have more input

    At the end of the year we bid adieu to Bobbie Kavanaugh, a principal who welcomed our son with open arms to McKinley Elementary School. Kavanaugh is an old-school principal. She treats us like family and knows the needs of our son do not always fit with...
  • Lifelong Burbank resident, news editor and active community member dies

    Lifelong Burbank resident, news editor and active community member dies
    News editor, educator and lifelong Burbank resident Stan Lynch passed away of natural causes on Jan. 3. He was 69. Lynch was born on Nov. 23, 1944, in Burbank and lived in the city all his life. He graduated from John Burroughs High School in 1963...
  • Several schools shine as API scores are released

    Several schools shine as API scores are released
    Burbank schools uniformly exceeded the much-coveted Academic Performance Index score of 800, according to 2010-11 data released Wednesday by the California Department of Education. Leading the pack was Stevenson Elementary School, which earned a score...
  • Community: Arts foundation gears up for fundraiser

    The Burbank Arts for All Foundation kicks off its inaugural gala, titled “Party on the Plaza,” by honoring a local company and two individuals — Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc., Burbank teacher Beth Morrison and Burbank PTA Council...
  • Centenarian celebrates birthday this month

    Geraldine Neva Stallard will be celebrating her 100th birthday on Jan. 27. She was born in Howe, Okla. on Jan. 27, 1912. She met her husband, Stuart, in Blythe, Calif., and eventually moved to Burbank to raise their three children, Connie, Bill and...
  • Burbankers Bowl for Books

    Burbankers Bowl for Books
    “The very best thing about a school library is that everything is purchased with the student in mind and every student in the school has access to it,” said Laura Tooley who serves as the librarian for David Starr Jordan Middle School. “...
  • District promotes cultural integration

    In Iran, Silvana Dermegerdichian was highly involved with her children’s school, volunteering with the PTA and greeting everyone from the receptionists to the principal by name. But when the family immigrated to Southern California four years ago,...
  • Burb's Eye View: Cookies, memories and our local veterans

    Doris Vick's dental drill was busted, and the strapping young technician who came to fix it was having a heck of a time. This was one of those foot-pedal-powered drills, she recalls. The World War II-era technology was state of the art at the time; it...
  • Two Burbank school board seats open for election

    Two Burbank school board seats open for election
    The five Burbank residents running for two open seats on the Burbank Unified school board already agree on two main goals: maintaining academic performance and incorporating more technology into the classroom. Here’s a look at the five candidates...
  • Burbank students, teachers honor Sandy Hook victims

    Burbank students, teachers honor Sandy Hook victims
    About 150 elementary school students, teachers, elected officials and community members gathered at Jefferson Elementary School in Burbank Friday to honor those who lost their lives in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Attendees joined hands...
  • The Crosby Chronicles: Burbank Unified's bulging parent packet

    The Crosby Chronicles: Burbank Unified's bulging parent packet
    I’m so glad the Burbank Unified School District gives parents the opportunity to pick up all necessary forms before school starts. The so-called parent packet used to be given out the first day of school with only one night to complete the...
  • PTA rallies for Prop. 38

    PTA rallies for Prop. 38
    More than 30 members of the parent teacher association for Burbank Unified held a rally Tuesday evening in Olive Park in support of Proposition 38, which proponents said would send $77 million to local schools over the next 12 years. The rally —...