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  • Organizations: Mariner Ship 145 gathers for reunion

    Women who had been members of the Mariner Ship 145, SS Red Finn, of the Burbank Girl Scout Council in high school during the early 1960s recently met for a reunion luncheon at the Castaway Restaurant. Their leader was Dorothy Robb and co-leader was...
  • Sharing passion for poetry

    Sharing passion for poetry
    Poetry is Masiela Lusha's passion. The 25-year-old actress played Carmen Lopez on "The George Lopez Show." Now, the Burbank resident is hoping to inspire young children to become comfortable with writing poetry, a gift she said was passed on to her by a...
  • Preschool marks Mitzvah day with trike race

    Preschool marks Mitzvah day with trike race
    Decked out in helmets and protective padding, students at the Burbank Temple Emanu El Preschool pedaled with fury Wednesday, racing their tricycles to benefit children being treated at two local Providence medical centers. "They need to learn to give as...
  • Retailers hoping for a sea change

    Retailers are going all-out to lure shoppers on Black Friday. The day after Thanksgiving traditionally is the biggest shopping day of the season, and this year retailers are viewing it as a harbinger of whether consumers are ready to break out of a...
  • On the Town: Fundraising is murder

    On the Town: Fundraising is murder
    Ask any nonprofit or charitable organization how they are doing and you will most likely get an eye-roll, a shrug and an explanation that in today's economic environment raising funds is murder. The Burbank Assn. of Realtors and the Burbank Temporary...
  • Dwindling donations worry nonprofit

    Dwindling donations worry nonprofit
    Bare shelves and empty crates are becoming more commonplace at Burbank Temporary Aid Center as the nonprofit struggles to keep up with high demand amid dwindling donations. In a typical year, Executive Director Barbara Howell sees the donations from the...
  • Organizations

    Organizations
    Burbank author visits Burroughs High School Christina Moss, author of a series of science fiction books and longtime resident of Burbank, recently visited John Burroughs High School where she talked to students about creative writing and signed books...
  • Editorial: ACLU suit may be costlier than we think

    The lawsuit filed against the state by the American Civil Liberties Union highlights what most people already know: Public education is no free ride. Fees for band uniforms and sports tournaments have long been in place, but over the years, they have...
  • Thinking inside the box

    Thinking inside the box
    With a mission to help homeless and low-income families achieve sustainable independence, the vision of Family Promise is to transform lives — ensuring that every family has a home, a livelihood and the chance to build a better future. That...
  • Transplants give Burbank woman the gift of life

    Transplants give Burbank woman the gift of life
    Monica O'Brien is celebrating the gift of life. The 33-year-old Burbank resident has survived three liver transplants and despite the odds, gave birth to a daughter in July. O'Brien was born with hepatitis C but wasn't diagnosed until after high...
  • With film shoots rising, Hertz Global buys local

    New Jersey-based Hertz Global Holdings Inc. has acquired Burbank's 24/7 Studio Equipment, which rents generators, light towers, booms and other equipment for film and television production. 24/7, founded in 2005, was owned by private equity firm...
  • Congratulations

    Transplant survivor rides in Rose Parade Monica O'Brien of Burbank was among 26 organ transplant recipients and donors to ride on the Donate Life float in the Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year's Day. "It's was amazing!" she said. "It was sad...