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  • Two Burbank schools earn 'Distinguished' title

    Two Burbank schools earn 'Distinguished' title
    Improving students' overall academic success was a key component in two local elementary schools receiving 2014 California Distinguished Schools' awards this week. Joaquin Miller and R.L. Stevenson elementary schools were also each presented an...
  • Community: New mini park installed at Joslyn Adult Center

    Community: New mini park installed at Joslyn Adult Center
    Members of Leadership Burbank have replaced a shuffleboard court at Joslyn Adult Center with an Oasis — a mini park that seniors and the community can enjoy. First, the team removed about 2,300 square feet of concrete, said Jeff Carlon, project...
  • Community: Muir auditorium brings back special memories

    Community: Muir auditorium brings back special memories
    John Muir Middle School's auditorium holds some special memories for me. When I was 4, my older sister had sewn matching dresses for us in her clothing class, and we modeled them in a fashion show on the auditorium stage. Years later, when I attended...
  • Washington Elementary students receive free dental services

    Washington Elementary students receive free dental services
    Ten-year-old Gillian Johnson opened her mouth and, with a tiny brush, dental hygienist Lilian Regalado applied fluoride onto her teeth Tuesday morning at George Washington Elementary School in Burbank. The fifth-grader was one of roughly 455 students...
  • Junkyard bike gets a second life at Burbank school

    Junkyard bike gets a second life at Burbank school
    Several months ago, Sarkis Ajazaryan's father convinced him to go with him to a junkyard in Hollywood. At first, the 14-year-old declined to tag along, but then decided to go anyway. Once there, he discovered a worn-out BMX bike. As an eighth grader...
  • Adult school graduates earn second chances

    Adult school graduates earn second chances
    Students from the Burbank Adult School graduated earlier this week on a stage filled with caps and gowns and packed with second chances. More than 180 students earned their high school diploma or General Educational Development certificates, known as a...
  • On the Town: Arts benefit is first-class all the way

    On the Town: Arts benefit is first-class all the way
    The Burbank Arts for All Foundation presented its third annual "Party on the Plaza" gala honoring three stewards of arts education for Burbank public schools — the Downtown Burbank Partnership, Monterey High School art teacher Peggy Zirves and...
  • Pole vaulter Matt Schwartz's future is up in the air

    Pole vaulter Matt Schwartz's future is up in the air
    Matt Schwartz has vaulted himself into some rarefied air at Burroughs High. During his senior season, Schwartz has continued to reach notable heights in the boys' pole vault. What has been more impressive is the athlete's progression on the school's...
  • Burbank preschool's closure is the end of an era

    Burbank preschool's closure is the end of an era
    Burbank preschool teacher Connie Pereida turned on the lights at Killgore Kiddie Kamp and a couple dozen children woke up ready to sing songs, eat snacks and play in the sandbox before the end of the school day. It would be one of the last times the...
  • Burbank school district plan gets hearing

    About 100 people attended a town hall meeting Thursday night where Burbank school officials received feedback from residents about the school district’s priorities for spending state dollars over the next three years. A list of nine priorities...
  • In Theory: Do children of faith have more difficulty differentiating between fact and fiction?

    A study published this month in the journal Cognitive Science and reported by the Huffington Post shows that young children exposed to religion find it more difficult to differentiate between fact and fiction than do their peers being reared in secular...
  • Burb's Eye View: Muir students rock with music legends

     Burb's Eye View: Muir students rock with music legends
    We just had our faces melted off by the shrieking guitar riffs and arena-blasting, Prog-Rock stylings of Styx. Then Foreigner took the Greek Theatre stage, wailing on classic ballads 30 years past their Billboard heyday, but no less powerful. It was the...