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Bob Hiltermann was four years old when he lost his hearing to spinal meningitis, but another six years would pass before anyone around him would discover he was deaf. He was 10 when a teacher debunked his family’s assumption that he was “...
San Fernando Valley roundup: Driver pleads not guilty in electrocution deaths of Good Samaritans, Pacoima man sentenced in San Fernando Valley robbery spreeGood morning, readers. Today is Tuesday, November 20. Arman Samsonian, 19, pleaded not guilty to charges related to the death of two women, who were electrocuted as they tried to help after Samsonian crashed into a fire hydrant and light pole in Valley...
Tags: Theft, Punishment, Trials
Any day now, Richard Nixon and Herbert Hoover will arrive at David Peterson's doorstep. At his Burbank home they'll join the likes of Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan and Thomas Jefferson — most of the presidents, really, in a collection of figurines...
Burbank Unified officials say they, too, may enter the fray as school districts throughout the nation compete for millions in federal aid money. For the first time, the federal government is allowing individual school districts to apply for the highly...
Good morning, readers. Today is Thursday, July 26, 2012. A 9-year-old Sherman Oaks resident is headed to the White House. What's the honor? Creating a soup recipe. Sean Reichbach and dozens of other young chefs are traveling to Washington, D.C. next...
Tags: Healthy Diet, Michelle Obama, Justin Bieber, NoHo, Google+
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,...
Crime on Metro trains and buses has been dropping over the last five years and is lower than in many of the communities they serve, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s news blog. The Source, addressing the issue after a fatal...
As Walmart considers what to do with the Great Indoors site near the Empire Center, the company has assured Burbank city officials that it will seek public input on amenities and store hours, should they choose to move in. Walmart spokesman Steven...
A shakeup by lawmakers in Washington, D.C., could have repercussions in Burbank if a big earthquake hits. Burbank City Council, which issued its stamp of approval for federal appropriation requests last week, is angling for another $500,000 to complete a...
Parking rates will rise by $1 at Bob Hope Airport next year as officials beef up for what is expected to be a long and costly legal battle with Lockheed Martin over who should pay for cleaning polluted groundwater beneath the airfield. In pitching the...
Vietnam War veteran Mickey DePalo continues to serve his country — and his city — as chairman of the Burbank Veterans Commemorative Committee. DePalo works with about 14 other members to organize programs for Memorial Day, Veterans Day and...
Tags: World War II (1939-1945), Death, Defense, U.S. Army, Family
When Rick Massa agreed to join the Bob Hope Airport Police Department, the 60-year-old was obligated to work just two days a week. But the 35-year LAPD veteran, 25 of them in Special Weapons And Tactics, ended up giving a great deal more. After...
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