| Sep 28, 2012
| 4:55 PM
Parents, community members and school district officials descended on Providencia Elementary to read books to students for more than an hour Friday morning.
The 20th annual tradition brought nearly 60 volunteers to the campus to read to students in...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 2:46 PM
Burbank Unified will be one of just a few school districts statewide to get a $75,000-grant to help adult education students transition to higher education, officials announced Thursday.
Grant recipients had to demonstrate a “clear and...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 5:01 PM
I am perplexed as to how my tax dollars could ultimately end up as a nearly half-million-dollar grant to Muir, Jefferson and Washington schools for bicycle infrastructure (“Cities receive safety grants,” July 11).
I can't speak for...
| Jul 21, 2012
| 3:35 PM
On a quiet stretch of San Fernando Boulevard, a few blocks south of Downtown Burbank, bright red and black letters on a large poster call attention to a place where students learn as cameras roll.
Inside, on a recent Wednesday evening, a small group of...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 7:40 AM
Students of the Red Chair School of Performing Arts have been accepted to summer intensive ballet programs across the United States and for the first time, one Red Chair student is going to Russia.
Those accepted are Elizabeth Briggs, Ryan Sinton,...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 10:10 PM
The Bellarmine-Jefferson High girls' basketball team is used to getting to this stage of the CIF Southern Section playoffs, as the Guards are mainstays in the quarterfinals.
For Providence, it is appearing in the quarterfinal round for only the second...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 1:26 PM
The three business consultants sitting in Nancy Guillen's commercial insurance office got straight to work Wednesday, running through a list of competitors, reviewing client retention rates and pushing her to play up her leadership with civic...
| Aug 5, 2012
| 6:00 AM
A 12-year-old girl crouches into a corner in an alley, talking on a cellphone. The tone of her voice, her body language and her facial expressions convey distress.
Nearby, another girl holds a boom microphone over her as other 10- to 13-year-olds look...
| 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 10, 2012
| 7:51 PM
With more attention being paid to the potentially tragic effects of bullying, particularly online, Burbank Unified has resurrected a hotline for students to report abuse.
As students prepare to return from summer break, Tom Steele, director of student...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 7:58 PM
As a player, Hoover High School football Coach Andrew Policky shrugged off headaches and injuries to become a stalwart wide receiver. A graduate of Arcadia High in 1998, he never once thought to go over to a trainer when he “got his bell rung”...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 3:42 PM
School is back in session for Burbank Unified.
At Burroughs High School on Monday morning, teachers prepared to welcome roughly 2,650 students.
In the quad, where posters advertised the Back to School Picnic on Aug. 24 and the Sept. 15 talent show,...