Monday, June 10, 2024

Burbank man pleads not guilty to killing his mother

Murder suspect Kyle Lombardo’s next court appearance is on August 13.  Last month, Lombardo, 25,  was arrested in connection with the death of his mother. Burbank police and paramedics were called to a home in the 800 Block of North Avon Street on May 7. They found Karyn Lombardo, 57, unconscious.  Efforts to revive the Burbank teacher failed. She was […]
Thursday, June 4, 2015

Shout-out to two Burbank parents — homework crusaders

It’s perfectly normal for kids to complain about homework. However, homework assignments have become a pain for many parents as well. A  survey sent out by the John Burroughs High School PTA got a lot of complaints from parents about the stress and disruption to family life caused by  heavy loads of homework. Here are some quotes from parents collected […]
Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Updated: Burbank teacher honored as 2012 National Teacher of the Year

Burbank teacher, Rebecca Mieliwocki, was honored as the 2012 National Teacher of the Year by President Obama at the White House today. The 7th grade English teacher at Luther Burbank Middle School brought along her parents who are both public school teachers as well. President Obama praised Mieliwocki as one of the best: “When kids finish a year in Rebecca’s […]
Thursday, February 16, 2012

A letter from Burbank Mayor Jess Talamantes

Today one of Burbank’s classroom warriors got some high marks, kudos, and acknowledgement from Mayor Jess Talamantes in a letter released to the media. Here’s the full text. As Mayor of the City of Burbank I am writing this letter in support of one of Burbank’s middle school teachers, Ms. Rebecca Mieliwocki, who was named the 2012 California Teacher of the Year, […]
Wednesday, March 30, 2011

New photo of sex offender/ex-Burbank teacher, Amy Beck

As first reported on this blog, convicted sex offender and former Burbank sixth grade teacher, Amy Victoria Beck, is no longer behind bars. Beck was released from state prison on March 20, 2011 after serving “…approximately 8 months…”according to California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation official, James W. Symington, III. Back in March of 2010, the former David Starr Jordan Middle School […]
Thursday, March 25, 2010

Burbank teacher pleads “no contest” to having sex with a student

Photo: FLLewis/A Writer’s Groove — David Starr Jordan Middle School in Burbank The 33-year-old David Starr Jordan Middle School teacher who reportedly confessed to Burbank police that she had a seven-month long sexual affair with one of her 14-year-old male students last year, entered a plea in Burbank Superior Court today.  Amy Beck pleaded “no contest” to two counts of having sexual contact […]
Thursday, March 11, 2010

Burbank middle school teacher allegedly had sex with a male student

Photo: FLLewis/A Writer’s Groove — David Starr Jordan Middle School at 420 South Mariposa Street in Burbank A well-respected and former Jordan Middle School teacher remains behind bars today, while Burbank Police investigate allegations she had a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old male student last year. 33-year-old Amy Beck, wearing handcuffs, appeared in Burbank Superior Court yesterday. Beck was due to be arraigned […]