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Burbank resident David Standel was scheduled to graduate from high school in 1961 before a series of complicated family issues forced him to drop out. He worked a variety of jobs, including at his father’s restaurant and later as a computer systems...
School was never Erik Guzman’s forte, and there were plenty of people around him who assumed he wouldn’t make it through. He struggled to balance work at his family’s restaurant in East Los Angeles with his academic pursuits at...
Tags: Teaching and Learning, Schools, Education, Family, Graduation
It was impossible to tell which was shining more brightly at the Burroughs High School commencement ceremony on Thursday — the faces of the graduates or the newly renovated Memorial Field. “It feels awesome,” said Michael Lima as he...
Tags: Schools, Education, Graduation, Human Interest
A gaggle of oil-spattered students stood beneath a raised Acura Integra in the auto shop at Burbank High School Tuesday, reaching their hands into its undercarriage. “The old transmission had a hole in it, so we are replacing it with another one...
Amid all the Mission League magnificence, playoff pitfalls and postseason pinnacles that have summed up the last four seasons of Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy soccer history, Breeana Koemans was there. Through all the tribulation and triumph, injury...
Tags: Soccer, Injuries and Wounds, Schools, Health, College Sports
It is that time of year for the service clubs to begin distributing their scholarship awards. The Magnolia Park Optimist Club made its first awards presentation at the club’s April 5th dinner meeting. This event took place at the Elk’s Club in...
Two extremely talented young artists, soprano Juhye Kim and soprano saxophonist Christopher Bartz, who have already made a substantial mark in the music world, added a jewel to their respective crowns by taking top honors in the Burbank Philharmonic...
The John Burroughs High School Drama Department won first place for its production of Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” by the California Educational Theatre Assn. The department won first place under the “Best Play” category...
Tags: Schools, Drama (genre), Arts and Culture, Arthur Miller, Schools
The Burbank City Council on Tuesday approved a grant that will help offset the cost of swimming classes, lifeguard lessons and competitive swim events for local youth this summer. For the third consecutive year, the city was awarded $7,000 from the...
Tags: Polo, Schools, Health, Summer Olympics, Swimming
The Family Service Agency held its annual Recognition Dinner Saturday evening in the Provenience High School Gym. Hundreds attended the event, which was themed 'An Evening to Celebrate our City, Our Mayors.' Former Burbank High School Principal...
Tags: Schools, Politics, Regional Authority
The venue was different, but the spirit was the same as Burbank and Burroughs high schools saluted their 2011 homecoming courts during the most anticipated football game of the year Friday evening. Burbank High School’s homecoming king and queen...
Tags: Schools, Human Interest
Incoming Bellarmine-Jefferson High School Principal John Matheus has a long to-do list ready for when he takes over on July 1 — increase enrollment, foster a faith-based environment and champion the school’s athletic teams. But one...
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