Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas Day at Grand View Cemetery

Yours truly spent Christmas Day at Grand View Cemetery as a volunteer as the troubled cemetery had a limited visitation from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Despite the rain and cold temperatures we had a lot of people show up which made it worthwhile. It was the first time in 3 years that the troubled cemetery was opened on Christmas Day. There were three volunteers who gave up their Christmas so that families who had loved ones buried at Grand View could visit their loved one graves for Christmas.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Edwin Jay Olin Dies


Edwin Jay Olin, a Burbank High School graduate who attained the rank of Eagle Scout while a member of local Boy Scout Troop No. 4, died Dec. 12 of heart failure. He was 66.Known as Jay Olin, he went on to become a self-employed businessman. He was a resident of Glide, Ore.Orwin is survived by his wife, Kristine; his mother, Wanda, and his brother, Jon, of Burbank. He also leaves behind his daughter, Kim, and son, Michael.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

BHS 1967 Christmasmas Project

While at Burbank High School in my senior 1967, I had a Personal Grooming Class, Period 6 with Miss Fay Whitman. Since I was a tom boy, I hated that class as I was not interested in home decorating, color schemes, table setting, good posture, etc. But at the end of the semster we had to do a Christmas project. I kept mine a secret and worked on it mostly at home as it had a lot of detail work. I only did the large Christmas tree in class. I turned it in early in the morning when no one was around with my name and period number on it.

Well since I had the element of surprise and the teacher didn't think I had it in to do, I ace my grade and got an A++ for my efforts. The teacher could not get over that it was done by me. My mom used it every Christmas until the cotton all turned to yellow. I replaced the cotton on the large tree, but the rest is glued on and would be a major task to replace. Hope you enjoy it and Merry Christmas to all!

Friday, December 19, 2008


I am not much in the Christmas mood this year as anything and everything has gone wrong since the Burbank High Centennial in September this year.

First 2 days after the Centennial I came down sick with a bad cough that would not go away and it gave me bad headaches. It took 2 months to finally clear up. The same week I came down sick my computer went on the blink and I lost my Internet connection, so have to go to the public library which is a pain in the butt.

The next thing to go wrong was when I was doing my yearly really good house cleaning, I discovered that the termites had eaten about 6 feet of my floor wood trim in my computer room. They are also between my bathroom and kitchen wall. Went and brought for $8.00 a can of termite foam. I have to punch a hole in the bathroom wall with a nail and spray the foam about every 3 weeks.

The next thing to go wrong was Thanksgiving morning when I got up and walked into my kitchen in my socks and stepped in water. It had rain the day before and it had leaked in the back door as I have no threshold and then flooded the service porch and then came through the service porch door which leads into the kitchen and flooded part of the kitchen. Spent Thanksgiving morning drying everything out.

So could anything else go wrong? Yes! The next thing to go wrong was I was laying on the couch in the dark watching TV and eating a candy bar when my front tooth just fell out. Since I am not working I have no medical insurance or dental insurance.

The next thing to go wrong is that because of the flood on the service porch I have been, during the day leaving the back door open for awhile to get to musty smell out and to make sure everything is dry under the washing machine and hot water heater. So I went to take a shower the other day and no hot water. I think my pilot light went out on the hot water heater because I had been leaving the back door open.

Despite the enconomy being bad and I have been struggling the good news is I have paid off my credit card bill this month so may have to use it for the dentist or termites or both. Also the price of gas is down. But despite all my troubles I am very thankful and am blessed as I have a roof over my head and I am not homeless and there are thousands of Americans out their who are struggling also and some worse off than me.

So hope all of you have a very Merry Christmas and a better 2009. All I want for Christmas is my One front tooth! BA Humbug!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Burbank Takes Tourament Again

Burbank takes tournament again

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL: Bulldogs hit their free throws against Whittier Christian in securing San Marino championship.
By Jeff Tully

Published:Tuesday, December 9, 2008, Burbank Leader

BURBANK — Like all basketball coaches, Burbank High’s Bruce Breeden stresses the importance of making free throws.His Bulldogs girls’ squad learned that lesson first hand Saturday in the championship game of the San Marino Tournament.

Burbank converted 10 of its 11 free throws in the fourth quarter and 21 of 26 in the game to defeat Whittier Christian, 49-33.It is the second straight season the Bulldogs (4-0) have won the tournament title.“You can see how important making your free throws is,” Breeden said. “I really didn’t realize that we made that many of our free throws in the game until I added them up.

”The Bulldogs received some fine efforts from its players throughout the tourney. Katie Nelson was named the event’s most valuable player, while teammate Kristin Crawford was an all-tournament selection.

In the title game, Burbank was paced by Nelson, who scored 13 points to go along with 11 rebounds. Teammate Tiffany DeRamus poured in 12 points and Crawford had six points and seven assists.“What is great about our play is that we had a different player, or different players, step up for us every game in the tournament,” Breeden said. “We even got great play from some of our backup players.“We really don’t have that one dominant player this season, but we have a good group of talented players.”Things were tight in the early going between the teams in the championship game.

Burbank trailed by two points after three quarters.The big push for the Bulldogs came in the fourth quarter, when their defense stepped up and outscored the Heralds, 30-16.“I told the girls before the game that we needed to be aggressive,” Breeden said. “I think that helped us a lot, especially in that fourth quarter.”Burbank does not play this week but will be competing next week in the Magnolia Park Optimist Tournament at Burroughs High.

Breeden said he thinks his team’s fine start should benefit it in the long run.“I do think it’s good for us, and good for the program,” he said. “Everything we do in the preseason is to get us ready for league. League is what’s more important for us.”Burbank — which tied for second place last season — opens Pacific League play Jan. 7 against Hoover.

Muir Graduation Day 1938

You are cordially invited to attend the graduation exerises of the winter class of 1937 - 1938, John Muir Junior High School, January 27, 1938 at 1:30p.m., John Muir Auditorium.

Roberta Roten and June Staley on graduation day wearing dark skirts with white blouse and a royal blue scarf.

This photo given to me by June Staley Ferren BHS W1941.

In Loving Memory

Well we lost several more Burbank High Alumni:

Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Obituary: Richard Morris
The Orange County Register

Richard MorrisRichard "Dick" Lyle Morris, born Sept. 30, 1926, in Sioux City, Iowa, entered into eternal life Nov. 30, 2008. The cause of death was congestive heart failure. He was in the comfort of his home, surrounded by loving family. He lived life to the fullest and was only briefly ill at the end.

Richard loved people and could make anyone feel at ease. He always had a story to share. No one laughed harder at his jokes than he did. His temper could flare, but it quickly cooled. When he didn't like something, you knew it. The thing he disliked most was tax time.

He loved to be active, whether working in his yard, going on long walks, riding his bike, square dancing, etc. He was always planning the next project. He truly enjoyed a good meal, driving his convertible, and the company of women. He was ready to help in a crisis and was generous by nature.

For all his travels and accomplishments, he was most happy last spring when he took his five children on a sentimental journey to the family farm that had been homesteaded by his grandfather, a feisty Irishman. It remains in the family.
Richard's father died when Richard was 3. He was raised in Sioux City and Haywarden, Iowa, by his widowed mother and two elder sisters. He also spent time with his uncles on the farm. Later his family moved to Glendale. His eldest sister, Dorothy, died when he was 17.

He graduated from Burbank High School, then joined the Navy after working at Lockheed. After Word War II, he attended Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity and graduated with a degree in pharmacy.
In college he met and married Marjory Voltmer. They settled in Glendale. Richard began his career as a sales representative for Park-Davis.

After the birth of their first child, Patty, they moved to Canoga Park, where Richard and a partner opened a pharmacy. Over the next several years, Richard owned and operated pharmacies in the San Fernando Valley and Glendale. His family grew to include Betsy, Jennifer and Tom. Marjory retired from teaching after a few years to raise the family and help with the businesses.

After a move to Northridge, his last child, Fred, was born (delivered at home by Richard). Life included water skiing, hikes, picnics, tennis and church, but mostly work. After renting a house in the summer of 1973 in San Clemente, the family decided to relocate to San Clemente.

Richard opened his last store – Sea View Pharmacy. Several years later, Richard and Marjory divorced yet continued to run the pharmacy and share family gatherings.

Richard tried to retire, but missed working. He didn't miss the headaches of owning a business, so he went to work for Sav-On. He relocated to Palm Desert after a short period on the Rogue River in Oregon and briefly remarried. He shared the last few years of his life with Jeri Sommers, who was a great comfort to him at the end.

Richard is survived by his ex-wife Marjory; children and grandchildren Patty and Chris Thompson (Scott/Christy), Betsy Milner (Garrett/Kyle), Jennifer and Bob DeJong (Braden), Tom and Jackie Morris (Jenna, Matt, Eric), Fred and Jennifer Morris (Bill/Molly); partner Jeri Sommers; sister Ruth Doelz; niece MaryLynn Webster and great-nieces Julianne and Jacqueline Doelz. He was preceded in death by his sister Dorothy Molinaro and nephew John Doelz.

Memorial services and burial will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Forest Lawn in Glendale, in the Wee-Kirk O' the Heather Chapel.
Afterward, a reception and celebration of life will be held in San Clemente.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Saddleback Church in Lake Forest.

Gary "Gig" Christian, BHS 1964 passed away on November 30, 2008 in Laughlin/Bullhead City area.

Beverly Warner Richards, BHS 1965 Passed away November 29, 2008
The following was written by her brother:

"Beverly N. Richards was a resident of Burbank since birth. She graduated from Burbank High School and USC. Beverly was a dental hygienist for 25 years and held a patient relations/accounting position at Burbank Hearing Clinic (owned by her brother Corky) for 12 years. Beverly is survived by son, Chad, daughter, Kara, five grandchildren and two brothers, Joseph and Courtlandt Warner. Beverly was a devoted daughter, sister, mom, wife, grandma, mother-in-law, friend and employee. She loved her family. She will be remembered for her vibrant and compassionate personality. She had the most beautiful and engaging smile. She loved to give and receive a warm hug. As an optimist she fought to overcome her set backs. She understood God's love for her and allowed God's love to shine through her

Saturday, November 29, 2008

David Carey Dupree (BHS 66) Dies Suddenly

From the Burbank Leader:

David Carey Dupree, Burbank native was born November 13, 1947, died October 29, 2008 in Tarzana, California. He was 61.

He is survived by his sister, Kathleen E. Depree (BHS 67), and brother, Richard Lee Bowen.

He was the son of the late Donald E. Depree and Lois Stiles Dupree, and graduated from Burbank High School in 1966.

Mistakes derail Burbank in playoffs

FOOTBALL: Locals unable to win second- round CIF game against West Covina at Memorial Field, 49-28.
By Jeff Tully
Saturday, November 29, 2008

MEMORIAL FIELD — The Burbank High football team was trying to notch its second straight stunning postseason victory in as many weeks.For more than three quarters Friday, it looked as if the Bulldogs were well on their way to accomplishing that monumental feat. However, turnovers and penalties finally caught up to Burbank in the fourth quarter, as West Covina scored 28 unanswered points late in the game to earn a 49-28 CIF Southern Section Southeast Division quarterfinal win at Memorial Field.

Burbank (6-6) was attempting to reach the semifinals for only the second time in school history. It was also trying to build on a 20-14 first-round win last week against No. 2-seeded Santa Fe. That was the first playoff win for the program in 81 years.“What these kids have been able to do this season has forever changed the face of our program,” said Burbank Coach Ted Amorosi, whose squad placed fourth in the Pacific League and had to win a coin flip to even get into the postseason. “I just want to really thank all of our seniors.”
Amorosi said he is proud of what his team has been able to overcome throughout the season.“They can really hold their heads up,” he said. “They never gave up and they never said die. They were able to make it through some tough times, when things got rough for us this season.”

At times against West Covina (10-2) — the runner-up in the San Antonio League — Burbank was its own worst enemy. Along with committing four turnovers, it also was whistled for 19 penalties that went for 127 yards.“Penalties and turnovers, that’s what killed us,” Amorosi said.Burbank was actually leading early in the fourth quarter. After Leo Rodas scampered for a 21-yard touchdown, the locals had a 28-21 advantage with 11:34 left.However, on the next possession, West Covina’s Jon Hernandez found the endzone on a 26-yard touchdown run and the score was tied at 28 with 10:03 remaining.

After another West Covina score, Burbank, trailing, 35-28, tried to drive the ball down the field. However, the Bulldogs fumbled the ball on their own 45-yard line, giving up possession.West Covina was able to score touchdowns on its last four possessions in the fourth quarter. With Burbank unable to move the ball, West Covina, paced by running back Ricky Johnson, began to pour it on.The locals had no answer for Johnson, who rushed for 218 yards in 23 carries and had touchdown runs of 10, 50 and 70 yards.

Although the field was muddy from the recent rains and players had trouble with their footing all game, the conditions didn’t seem to bother Johnson.“We’ve played on a few grass fields this season, but nothing this bad,” Johnson said. “I just told myself that I had to battle through it and do all that I can.”

The Burbank offense was led by senior wide receiver Cody Cardenaz, who had 14 catches for 156 yards and a touchdown.Burbank was able to score first with 7:02 left in the first quarter on a six-yard run by Nate Galles.After West Covina came back to take a 21-14 lead, the locals tied the score with 7:31 left in the third quarter on a one-yard plunge by quarterback Kevin Hunter.“I take my hat off to West Covina, that’s a very good football team,” Amorosi said.

I Attended Bill Rudell's Memorial Service

While everyone was out shopping on Black Friday, I attended the memorial services for BHS 1957 grad Bill Rudell. I knew Bill as a family man and loving husband to Jackie BHS 1957 and her three children from her first marriage to Lee Wessel BHS 1955. Lee Wessel brother Larry Wessel BHS 1959 married my sister Sandy BHS 1959. When Lee and Jackie divorced Jackie reconnected with Bill Rudell at one of her high school reunions. Bill and Jackie were married and he had an instant family. My mom and I would attend many family gatherings with the Wessel's and their families at many Thanksgiving and Christmas. Bill was like a little kid and always entertaining the small kids at this gatherings.

The church was filled with many people who worked or were his friends. The Ambassador to Botswana was their and spoke a few words. I beleive Bill was cremated but not sure. He will surely be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Bill Rudell BHS57 dies at 69

William "Bill" Rudell and his wife Jackie Mullins Wessel Rudell

The attorney began serving on the City Council in 1973, then later led Bob Hope Airport for seven years.
By Jeremy Oberstein, Burbank Leader

Former Mayor William B. Rudell, who led the city and Bob Hope Airport through some of its most formative changes, died in his Burbank home Thursday. He was 69.Rudell’s cause of death was not known Friday, but he was pronounced dead at his hillside house on the 1700 block of Rudell Drive, named after him years earlier, police said.An attorney by trade, Rudell was first elected to the City Council in 1973, serving as the city’s mayor for two years before leading the airport for seven years.His five years on the council resulted in a number of developments that raised the standard of living in Burbank and increased protection for the city’s hillside community, said Vincent Stefano, 69, a former Burbank two-term mayor who served with Rudell.“He was a great guy,” Stefano said. “He was very bright, meticulous and just a pretty good guy. His passing is a great loss certainly to Burbank, but also to lots of people who were his friends and his enemies.

He was respected by both friends and enemies.”Rudell was born in 1939. He graduated from Burbank High School before finishing Princeton University near the top of his class in 1961 and enrolling in Yale Law School, which he completed in 1965. Rudell returned to California, was admitted to the state bar in 1969 and immediately flexed his civic muscle, first as a Planning Board member in 1970, then its chairman.After his election to the council in 1973, a race that Stefano remembers fondly, Rudell helped lead the council by supporting or helping to pass a number of significant measures.He was instrumental in acquiring federal revenue-sharing funds to protect Burbank’s hillside community and helped institute the city’s first paramedic services.

Rudell, along with other members of the council, also tried to forge a sense of modernity in Burbank, said Leland C. Ayers, a former mayor and airport commissioner.“We sort of decided to make some changes to Burbank that would bring it into the 21st century,” Ayers said.Those changes included approving a slew of new high-rise office buildings, redeveloping downtown and instituting the Media City Center, still thriving today.“I think he’s certainly a loss to the city,” said Ayers, 75. “He was one of the strongest councilmen and mayors I came across while on the City Council. I respected him a great deal.”But Rudell’s biggest contribution, friends and city officials said, was in helping to pass the joint powers agreement between Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena — three cities that assumed control of Bob Hope Airport in the late 1970s.

As an attorney, Rudell drafted many of the legal documents and helped secure federal money from transportation agencies in Washington, D.C., that were imperative in forming the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Authority.Rudell resigned from the council in 1977 to serve as one of the original nine authority commissioners, acting as president of the group from 1978 to 1985, according to airport records.At a time when the airport was forefront on resident’s minds, Rudell was a vital figure in Burbank, airport spokesman Victor Gill said.A 1976 measure asking voters whether Burbank should help run the airport drew more than 87% of residents to the polls, with 27,000 of the 40,000 votes cast in support of the referendum, Gill said.“It was as much a mandate as you can get,” he said. “The airport was a huge issue of the day, and he was absolutely a central player.”His last three years on the authority, from 1982 to 1985, coincided with his time as Burbank city attorney.

In 1985, Rudell joined Richards, Watson & Gershon where he spent the last 23 years of his professional life working on the legal ramifications inherent in telecommunications, land-use and transportation issues for nearly a dozen cities in Southern California, said Larry Wiener, the firm’s president.Immediately after joining the company, Rudell was primarily involved in providing legal services to the cities of Carson, South El Monte, Avalon, Artesia, Seal Beach and Rancho Palos Verdes, according to his firm’s biography.Drawing on his experience as Burbank’s top lawyer, Rudell then served as a city attorney for Palmdale, South Gate and Lynwood and as interim city attorney for Hidden Hills.

Rudell was also an active member of the Los Angeles Consular Corps and served for 37 years as the Consul of the Republic of Botswana.“Bill was a valued colleague and friend,” Wiener said. “He’s worked with the firm for many years and was well respected for many years for his gentlemanly manner and legal skills.”

Rudell is survived by his wife, Jacquie Rudell.A private service will be held next week at Forest Lawn in Glendale. A public viewing has not been set.

Burbank Pulls Off CIF Feat!

FOOTBALL: Bulldogs pick up stunning 20-14 upset playoff road victory against Santa Fe.
By Charles Rich
Burbank Leader, Saturday, November 22, 2008

WHITTIER — Those 80-plus years of not making the playoffs, or losing in the first round, no longer matter.Simply put, these aren’t your grandfather’s Burbank High Bulldogs. Or your father’s. Or even your older brother’s.Burbank’s football squad kicked aside decades of frustration in a large way Friday night, as it recorded a stunning 20-14 road victory against second-seeded Santa Fe in a CIF Southern Section Southeast Division contest at Pioneer High.According to Burbank High Athletic Director Fred Cook, it marked the first time the Bulldogs (6-5) won a varsity postseason game since 1927.Burbank, which finished fourth in the Pacific League this season, got a four-yard touchdown from senior running back Nate Galles with 6:03 left in the fourth quarter to prolong the Bulldogs’ playoff stay.

Burbank turned aside a couple of late drives by Santa Fe (9-2) to set up a second-round game against West Covina on Friday at Memorial Field.“We talked back in July that we wanted to change the face of the program,” said Burbank second-year Coach Ted Amorosi, who saw linebackers Leo Rodas and William Ortega each recover a fumble for the Bulldogs in the fourth quarter before a 70-yard touchdown pass by Santa Fe was called back because of an illegal procedure infraction with no time remaining.

“I told them that we will be in the playoffs, and there will be nothing better than being able to practice come Thanksgiving.“Our kids and my assistants worked their [butts] off. We were horrible in our game last week [against Burroughs], and we were able to come back here.”

Burbank, making its first playoff appearance in two seasons, didn’t seem fazed or intimidated against a squad that captured the Del Rio League championship.Sure, the Bulldogs made a couple of mistakes, but those miscues didn’t hinder Amorosi’s team.Burbank took a 6-0 lead on a nine-yard touchdown run by junior running back Sam Bethany to cap a 12-yard drive with 6:32 left in the first quarter. However, the Bulldogs missed on the extra-point attempt.

The Chiefs grabbed a 7-6 lead on a one-yard run by Jonathan Pinedo with 6:31 remaining in the second quarter. Pinedo then scored on a seven-yard run to extend Santa Fe’s lead to 14-6 with 2:26 left in the first half.The Bulldogs knotted the game with 28.5 seconds remaining in the second quarter on a three-yard run by Bethany and a successful two-point conversion on a pass from reserve sophomore quarterback Adam Colman to Galles.Burbank stopped the Chiefs on a fourth down and two on the Burbank 10-yard line with 7:46 remaining in the game. A Bethany 58-yard run on the ensuing play eventually set up Burbank’s winning score.“I came in thinking that my line would give me some good blocks,” said Bethany, who rushed for 132 yards in 19 carries. “We were able to execute against them.“It hasn’t sunk in yet that we won. I didn’t have any plans for Thanksgiving, but we get to practice. That’s something I haven’t done before.”

Burbank lost starting quarterback Kevin Hunter to an apparent concussion in the second quarter and didn’t return. Colman completed four of six passes for 73 yards.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Marvin Paul Bennett BHS 1944 Passes Away

RED BLUFF - Marvin Paul Bennett was born in Silvis, IL, February 4, 1926; he went home to be with the Lord on November 4, 2008 at his home in Red Bluff, CA. As a young boy, he moved with his family to Los Angeles, CA. After graduating from high school in Burbank, he joined the Navy and served in World War II for four years and later two years in the Korean War. After his discharge from the service, Marvin moved to Red Bluff and began his 42 year career with Pacific Gas & Electric Company. He started in the Accounting Department and retired as a New Business Representative in Anderson, CA. In 1952 Marvin married Jeannine Hatfield and in 1964, they moved their family to Anderson where he started a new job position with P.G.& E. They lived in Anderson until 2007 and then moved back to Red Bluff to be closer to family. Through the years, Marvin was very active in the Anderson city government, serving for many years on the City Council which included 14 years as Mayor of Anderson. He also served on the Anderson Fire Board for 33 years and the Anderson Mosquito Abatement District for 20 years. He also served on LAFCO and was active in many local service organizations. Marvin is survived by his wife of 56 years, Jeannine of Red Bluff; son, Orin and Clare Bennett, Orangevale, CA; daughter, Pamela and Mike Lindsay, Corning, CA; grandchildren, Todd and Amy Bennett, Copenhagen, Denmark; Stacy Bennett, Sacramento, CA; Alicia and Darren Naiman, Fair Oaks, CA; great-grandchildren, Parker and Nicholas Naiman, Fair Oaks, CA. Brother, Jim and Geri Bennett, Redding, CA. Private services are planned for a later date, with burial at the Northern California Veterans Cemetery, Igo, CA. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in Marvin's name be made to the Anderson Fire Department. Please sign the guestbook at

BHS Grads Lose Homes in California Wildfires

Hi! everyone! I just received this from Pam Kirkwood who does the BHS Loop and two Burbank High Grads sisters from Class of 64 and Class of 65 lost their home in the California Wildfire that hit Slymar and destroyed the mobile home park they lived in. They lost everything.

Hi there Loopers...
We would imagine you are all making ready for next week's Thanksgiving Holidays...We would ask you to remember all of those who have lost so much in last weekend's devistating fires here in Southern California.
Specifically, we have 2 classmates who lost their entire home in a matter of minutes last Saturday night. Cheryl Dibble BHS '64 and her sister Pam Dibble '65 lived at the Mobile Home Park in Sylmar that was almost totally destroyed...Pam and Cheryl got out with only the clothes on their backs, their pets and a couple of important items. Everything is GONE!
I just talked to Cher this morning. They are temporarily staying with an old friend from High School, Phill Hayes '65...Cher related to me the horrors of Saturday night...What a nightmare for all...They will probably be going back tomorrow to sift through the rubble and ashes...
I told her that in these times, we all have to help each other. She said that "prayers" were what they needed most and I told her that went without question. I told her that I would alert the "Loop" and we would see what happens.
Cher was able to buy some clothes and the insurance company told her to keep all of her receipts...We are thinking that probably the most useful things to help them get back on their feet would either be cash donations or gift cards...If any of you feel you can help, please send your donations to:

Cheryl and Pam Dibble
c/o Phill Hays
26588 Shakespeare Lane
Stevenson Ranch, CA 91381

Cher can be reached on her cell phone:
(818) 205-5876

They managed to get their laptop out when they evacuated and can receive email at
Not sure how often they check it, as they are still pretty much in shock and are busy contacting insurance companies and figuring out what to do next.

Thank you for your prayers and any help you might be able to give, Loopers...

Take care and a Blessed Thanksgiving to you and yours...

Love, Pam and Jon

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Burbank JV's lose heartbreaker 22-21

The Burbank High Junior Varsity lost a heatbreaking game to Burroughs 22 - 21. Burbank lead the whole game and blew a 21 to 7 lead when Burroughs scored with a miniute and a half and made a two point conversion to win the game.
Red Indians vs Blue Bulldogs

Burbank carries the ball.

A Burbank player gets tackled.


At the end of the game all senior players were honored and had a photo op with their parents.

The Burbank Marching Band was right acroos the aile from me so it was pretty noisy at times but also entertaining.

Some of the band members.

Drums and horns trying to spark the crowd and the team.

Burbank High School Homecoming King and Queen, Alex Abbasi and Elizabeth Johnston.

They had a fireworks show.

More fireworks as band members look on.

Burbank High Cheerleaders riding on a Burbank City Truck.

The cheerleaders riding in parade on a city truck.

The Burbank High School Bulldog Mascots.

The Burbank Band played at the JV halftime while Burroughs Band played at the varsity halftime.

BHS 100


The Burbank High Varsity Football team lost to crosstown Burroughs 58 - 22 for the fourth straight season.

It was already 37 - 0 at the half. Burbank was never really in the game.

Coin Toss to start the game.

The photos are not real good as any movement it blurry as with flash too dark.

The Burbank High sidelines.

Dejected Bulldogs as Burroughs scores again.

Burbank High quarterback waiting for the snap. At least the freshman team won 14 - 7 and are Pacific League Champs. They played on Thursday night.

Thursday, November 13, 2008