| Dec 29, 2012
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 9:39 PM
Jordan Middle School volunteers were up early Saturday morning building tables and benches or setting plants in neat rows for the Betty Steinkolk Literacy Patio and Garden, dedicated to the beloved former principal who died in 2009.
The 3 p.m. ribbon-...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 4:26 PM
Six months into her post as National Teacher of the Year, Rebecca Mieliwocki has traveled throughout California, to 11 states, and to Russia, China, Singapore and Japan.
“It’s been a whirlwind,” the Burbank Unified teacher said. “...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 5:04 PM
The five Burbank residents running for two open seats on the Burbank Unified school board already agree on two main goals: maintaining academic performance and incorporating more technology into the classroom.
Here’s a look at the five candidates...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 10:50 AM
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Jordan Middle School was a hub of activity all day Saturday as some 60 volunteers completed the literacy patio and garden dedicated to beloved former principal Betty Steinkolk, who passed away in 2009....
| Sep 28, 2010
| 7:51 PM
The phrase "life-changing experience" has a new meaning for two Burbank High School teachers.
Gaborone, the capital of Botswana, has been a sister city of Burbank since 1975 after the request of a former city mayor, but there has never been an official...
| May 15, 2010
The Magnolia Park Optimist Club honored students at its April 15 meeting who were able to overcome many obstacles to achieve their goals.
Optimists Evie Magnante and Sue Kyle did an outstanding job of selecting the students who won "Meet the Challenge"...
| Jul 29, 2011
| 7:59 PM
The definition of art has become so elastic since the early 20th century as to allow for alternatives within the traditional genres of painting, literature and sculpture, expressions which reflect contemporary environment and culture. The current...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 3:12 PM
Just hours after delivering the state of the state address in Sacramento, Gov. Jerry Brown brought his message to Burbank Wednesday, meeting with several dozen local educators at Bret Harte Elementary School to discuss how his budget proposal would affect...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 3:31 PM
Burbank Unified teacher and longtime Glendale resident Rebecca Mieliwocki was named Thursday as one of four finalists for the 2012 National Teacher of the Year award.
“I have been led by some remarkable people, teachers and administrators alike,...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 1:27 PM
I first heard the phrase, “to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable,” in church. A pastor used it to describe the responsibilities of church pastors. I thought it a fitting description of pastoral duties.
More recently, I learned...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 4:35 PM
On the heels of criminal cases involving California teachers and district employees who failed to report alleged child abuse on campus, Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) has proposed a law that would require public schools to adopt uniform procedures...