| Mar 22, 2013
| 6:52 PM
Spending by political action committees has become increasingly common in Burbank city and school board races this year, apparently catching the candidates who benefited from that spending off guard.
School board candidates David Dobson and Charlene...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 11:36 PM
Charlene Tabet, who benefited mightily from outside spending in the Burbank Unified school board race, handily won a seat Tuesday, joining incumbent Larry Applebaum as the two top vote-getters.
Of the 11,123 ballots cast, Applebaum claimed 5,858 while...
| 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...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 1:50 PM
Burbank Sunrise Kiwanis
The 15th Annual Mayors’ Cup Golf Tournament hosted by the Burbank Sunrise Kiwanis was held on April 27 and it went very well. Former and current city of Burbank Mayors and all their golf playing friends, as well as our...
| 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...
| Sep 16, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Students snickering at their gay classmates. Others picking on students with special needs. Shoving. Racially charged jokes.
One by one, teachers at an anti-bullying training session in Burbank this week raised their hands to relay stories of their own...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Good morning, readers. Today is Monday, September 17. Teachers in Burbank learned that bullying is more than just “kids being kids.”
The California Teachers Assn. hosted the first district-wide, anti-bullying training for Burbank Unified...
| 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,...
| May 16, 2012
| 11:07 AM
The class clown from Mr. Gadberry's high school art class has made good — and how. Rebecca Mieliwocki teaches seventh-grade English at Luther Burbank Middle School in Burbank — but not next year.
Instead, she'll be on the road as the National...
| Apr 24, 2012
| 9:27 PM
Flanked by her family and colleagues, President Obama today called Burbank Unified teacher Rebecca Mieliwocki — the 2012 national Teacher of the Year — “the definition of ‘above and beyond.'”
Mieliwocki, a Glendale...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 8:31 PM
Straight-A student Rami Makarem, 11, had three words to say as his fork was poised over two pancakes on the paper plate Friday morning before class.
“They taste delicious,” said the Jordan Middle School sixth-grader.
The event was the annual...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 10:40 PM
A massive manhunt for a missing FBI agent, the surprise departure of the city's chief executive, a National Teacher of the Year, tragic suicide and long-sought closure for the family of a murdered Burbank police officer.
The year 2012 was full of...