| Nov 1, 2011
| 4:05 PM
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,...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 7:30 PM
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...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 4:54 PM
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...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 8:50 PM
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 —...
| May 29, 2012
| 6:50 PM
It was an afternoon of challenging carnival games, picnicking, enjoying the company of family and friends, and indulging in treats such as hand-dipped candy apples. It was an evening of classic rock ‘n' roll.
That's how the students, faculty,...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 8:12 PM
With fall officially in full swing, members of the Parent Teachers Assn. and Booster Club of Burbank's Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School welcomed the season with their annual Fall Festival Picnic fundraiser last week. Transforming the grounds of the...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 7:33 PM
Most people do a little something to celebrate their birthday, with the emphasis on day. Others stretch the celebration through a weekend, or even a week. Then there's Sue Ann Gordon, who, thanks to her family and friends, is currently in the midst of the...
| Jul 7, 2012
| 3:35 PM
Fifteen years after Burbank voters overwhelmingly passed a $112.5-million school bond, it appears they are ready for an encore.
A survey commissioned by Burbank Unified shows support for a proposed $110-million bond extension — which would fund...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 10:32 AM
Burbank Business Partners, comprised of business and community leaders committed to supporting Burbank schools, would like to respond to Megan O’Neil’s article of July 8 (“Burbank Unified looks to move ahead with school bond”). The...
| Mar 17, 2012
Jeans and T-shirts were replaced with flowing white robes and leafy crowns at Jordan Middle School on Friday as sixth-grade students engrossed themselves in their studies of ancient Greece.
Part history lesson, part cultural celebration, Greek Day is...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 12:16 PM
Children whose parents talk with them regularly about drugs are 42% less likely to use drugs than teenagers whose parents don’t bring up the topic. Despite this, only a quarter of teens indicate having these conversations.
In recognizing this, a...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 6:51 PM
A youth pastor, a longtime council member and a former schoolteacher represent some of the candidates looking to be part of the Crescenta Valley Town Council.
This year, La Crescenta residents will vote to fill six slots. A total of six people are...