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Sunday, July 26, 2015

“Summer Music Soiree” event in Burbank

A group of talented young musicians are putting on a special event for the community tomorrow night. “Summer Music Soiree” features classical music performed by Burroughs High School sophomore, Maya Paredes and freshman, Ella Jennings, Jordan Middle schooler, Eyen Paredes, and a few of their friends. The concert is free, but organizers are hoping to raise funds to benefit music education […]
Saturday, June 6, 2015

Ex-Burbank school employee arrested on sex charges

A former Burroughs High School employee is facing several sex charges allegedly involving two female students. Burbank Police arrested 23 year-old, Clarke Surrey, of Glendale last Thursday, June 4. BPD reportedly began an investigation after receiving a tip, according to a news release. Surrey is accused of having sex with two students, between the ages of 15 and 17, “from approximately […]
Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Burbank school board candidates at Woodbury U. forum tonight

  The six candidates vying for three seats on the Burbank Board of Education will be front and center this evening at a forum on the Woodbury University campus in Burbank. That forum begins at 7 p.m. in the Woody Cafeteria.  The candidates are Steve Ferguson, Dr. Armond Aghakhanian, Roberta Reynolds, Jesse “Tangk” Tangkhpanya, Greg Sousa, and Vahe Hovanessian. Last month, on January […]
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Students offered free tickets to see Oscar-nominated “Selma”

A movement offering more than 300, 000 free tickets to the Oscar-nominated film, “Selma,” is sweeping the country.  The first of its kind program started in New York City with some African American business leaders creating a fund to send 27,000 students to see the critically acclaimed drama. The demand was so great that the fund grew to support 75,000 students.Then, […]
Monday, August 23, 2010

A Burbank parent shares her experience with the system

The new school year is only about a week old , but it already has been an ordeal for some Burbank middle school students and their parents. As I first reported on this blog about a week ago, A Burbank city funded, long-running,  and very successful after school program was axed at David Starr Jordan Middle School, leaving some parents scrambling to find a […]
Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Burbank City Buzz

It’s a wrap for Burbank Mayor Gary Bric Photo: FLLewis/A Writer’s Groove — Burbank Mayor Gary Bric read a statement about the lawsuits and investigations swirling around the Burbank Police Department at the September 29, 2009 city council meeting.  Mayor Gary Bric is off the hook… somewhat. Last night, Bric presided over his last Burbank City Council meeting. Over the past […]
Saturday, March 20, 2010

Burbank City Buzz

Photo: FLLewis/A Writer’s Groove — Burbank Controversial court ruling involving one of the lawsuits swirling around the Burbank PD A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge dismissed Burbank Police Officer Jamal Childs as a plaintiff from that explosive discrimination lawsuit filed against the Burbank PD last May by five of its minority officers. On Thursday, March 18, Judge Joanne O’Donnell ruled the statute […]
Friday, January 8, 2010

Lottery dough: Local guy wins $8 million & millions more up for grabs

 A Highland Park college student is really going green this year. Green as in dollar bills. The Pasadena City College student, who doesn’t want his name released, won the SuperLotto jackpot on Saturday, January 2, 2010, according to the California Lottery website.  The jackpot was worth $8 million bucks. Not the kind of jackpot that draws media attention, but enough financial […]