| 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...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 6:31 PM
It takes Dorothy Hernandez at least five minutes to walk through Washington Elementary’s school yard to reach Room 29 where she teaches third grade.
In what would normally be a two-minute walk, the delay is in all the students lining up for hugs...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 2:10 PM
State education officials this week released data showing that 94% of high school sophomores in Burbank Unified last year passed the English test needed to graduate, while 93% passed the math portion of the test.
The figures represent the results of...
| 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,...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 2:56 PM
The area has seen some outstanding boys' basketball players come through the city's high schools over the decades.
In the mid-1960s, a lanky sharp-shooting Lynn Shackelford made a name for himself at Burroughs High. The CIF Southern Section Player of the...
| Aug 31, 2012
| 5:32 PM
The Burbank Unified School District saw significant gains in standardized test scores when results were released Friday.
The state’s Standards Testing and Reporting (STAR) program evaluates student comprehension of English, math, science and...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 4:50 PM
This is the fourth in a four-part series looking back on the sports accomplishments of the four local high schools during the 2011-12 year. This installment is Providence High:
Basketball reigned supreme at Providence High during the 2011-12 campaign....
| Sep 7, 2012
| 5:32 PM
One reason John Paramo — the new principal at John Burroughs High School — feels he can understand teenagers is because he considers himself a child at heart.
“Most parents say, ‘How can you deal with teenagers?' For me, it's a...