Monday, December 28, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
GIRLS’ SOCCER: Burbank dominates play in notching 8-0 league win against Glendale.
By Jeff Tully, Burbank Leader
December 18, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Born Nov. 7, 1958, she attended Emerson Elementary School, John Muir Middle School and Burbank High School. She graduated from Burbank High School in 1976 where she played volleyball. She was a member of National Charity League, Burbank Chapter. Burdick-Burn played volleyball and was on the Honor Roll at Los Angeles Valley College. She continued her studies as a business major at Cal State Northridge.
She is survived by her husband, Jack Burn; her daughter, Kaylee Michelle Burdick; her parents, Ralph and Katy Wark of Burbank, brother-in-law and sister Werner and Allana Schwarz; and their family, Nik, Brett and Katy.
Her hobbies were family, camping, water-skiing and deep-sea fishing in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. She walked and ran for breast cancer in the Los Angeles area with friends and her daughter, Kaylee. Her friends walked the last Breast Cancer Marathon wearing jackets bearing her name. She was employed by Western Jett of Van Nuys.
Services are pending.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Noah Timothy Loock, of Burbank, was ordered to appear Jan. 15 in Pasadena Superior Court for a second arraignment following the 2008 death of his father Timothy Loock, said Jane Robison, a spokeswoman for Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley.
The incident occurred shortly before 2 p.m. on Nov. 29, 2008, when police responded to a fight at the family home in the 1800 block of North Avon Street, authorities said. Timothy Loock, 48, was rendered unconscious and transported to Providence St. Joseph Medical Center where he was pronounced dead, Burbank Police Sgt. Robert Quesada said. Noah Loock fled the scene and was taken into custody later that day and booked on suspicion of killing his father, Quesada said.
The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office filed no charges at that time, and the investigation continued until the Los Angeles County coroner’s office ruled the official cause of death as a homicide, police said.
Coroner investigator Denise Bertone said a Dec. 2, 2008 autopsy revealed that Timothy Loock died as a result of blunt force trauma to the head and neck. Noah Loock, a 2008 graduate of Burroughs High School, was released from custody on $25,000 bond.
Timothy Loock, an all-league wide receiver for the class of 1978 at Burbank High, went on to coach receivers and defensive backs at his alma mater until his death last season.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Where: DeBell Golf Course Clubhouse in Burbank
When: Sat Dec 26 3:00-6:00
Details: $10 at the door to cover appetizers-No Host Bar
Dinner to follow with your favorite faces at your favorite places.
Late night rendezvous and pool tourney at Tony's Darts Away Dive on Magnolia near Reese.
Any who care to play the 3 par at DeBell at 1:00 contact Nolan Day firstname.lastname@example.org
JB Alumni please RSVP to Nolan
BHS Alumni(did any graduate?) RSVP to Dave Carletta ( email@example.com ) so we can have the correct number of staff at the clubhouse.
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Burbank High Athletic Hall of Fame to pay tribute to latest class in second induction ceremony next year.
By Jeff Tully, Burbank Leader
Friday, December 11, 2009
BURBANK HIGH — When organizers at Burbank High began the Burbank High Athletic Hall of Fame last year, they envisioned a schedule of induction that would occur every two years. With the success of last year’s inaugural ceremony, the school has continued the tradition it started, and a new group of inductees will be enshrined next year. Earlier this week, the Hall of Fame committee released the list of the second class to be honored. The induction ceremony is scheduled to take place at 6 p.m. Nov. 12 in the school’s auditorium. The latest group includes Bryon “Tony” Frank, Roy and John Lockwood, Bob Pierce, Ken Ziskin, Ralph Botting, Christy Calderon, Frank Kallem and Dave Kemp. In addition, the 1975 CIF-champion softball team and the 1964 CIF-champion boys’ cross-country team will be honored.“I think we have a pretty good group for next year,” Burbank Athletic Director Fred Cook said. “There are some very talented names on that list.”
The current class boasts some outstanding recipients.
BYRON “TONY” FRANK Frank, class of 1928, is considered by some to be the school’s best athlete ever. He earned an amazing 16 varsity letters and led a host of teams to league championships. He went on to play football at UCLA.
ROY LOCKWOOD Lockwood, class of 1932, was a three-sport standout for the Bulldogs. He returned to the school as a coach, winning league titles in boys’ basketball and swimming. His 1967 swim team won a CIF Southern Section championship. He went on to star at the University of Redlands and is a member of the school’s hall of fame.
JOHN LOCKWOOD Lockwood, class of 1960 — son of Roy — was an All-CIF and Foothill League Back of the Year during his senior football season. He was also a star track and field athlete. He played at the University of Colorado and at USC.
BOB PIERCE Pierce, class of 1959, was a talented track and field and cross-country runner for the Bulldogs. In 1959, he won a state championship in the 110-meter hurdles in a time of 14.3 seconds. He went on to compete for USC.
KEN ZISKIN Ziskin, class of 1966, is one of a group of fine swimmers to come from the Bulldogs’ program. Along with winning many league individual championships, Ziskin captured two CIF titles in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1965 (1:01.6) and 1966 (1:01.8). He was also a three-time All-American and fine water polo player. He competed for USC.
RALPH BOTTING Botting, class of 1974, was a standout pitcher for the Bulldogs’ baseball program. In 1974, he was named the CIF Southern Section 3-A Player of the Year and helped Burbank reach the playoff semifinals. The left-hander was drafted by the California Angels in the seventh round of the 1974 amateur draft and played for the team in 1979 and 1980.
CHRISTY CALDERON Calderon, class of 1987, is considered my many as one of the best female athletes to come from Burbank. She was an All-CIF honoree in two sports, and still holds school records in basketball and softball. She played third base in college for the University of California, and set a school record (since broken) with 161 assists in a season in 1988.
FRANK KALLEM, DAVE KEMP Although the two are not Burbank graduates (they both attended Hoover) they are synonymous with Bulldogs athletics. Coaching a variety of sports, the two helped teams win many league and CIF championships, including boys’ cross-country crowns in 1964 and 1970. In addition, both served as athletic directors at the school. Kallem was at the school from 1962-2000 and Kemp coached from 1966-2000.
Monday, December 7, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
A friend of mine Herbert "Herb" Lewis Hinthorne, Burbank High School, Class of 1936 and a member of the Senior Bulldogs passed away at age 91 last Sunday, November 29, 2009. His daughter Nancy, BHS 1959 said her father died suddenly and had been in fairly good health and three weeks before his death had played a round of golf.
In a book Burbank History it says this about Herbert Hinthorne: "Burbank's senior fireman Captain Herbert Hinthorne retired in July, 1974, after 36 years on the job. The captain always carried a nickel in his pocket, used in the old days to make telephone calls for more fire units."
Herb knew my uncle as they were firefighters together until my uncle moved away, but Herb stayed in Burbank and fought many fires over the years. Herb daughter Nancy was my sister's best friend in high school. Herb is survived by his wife Agnes, daughters, Nancy and Joyce and their families. Joyce also went to Burbank High.
He will be missed by all who knew and loved him!
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
From Burbank Leader
Saturday, November 28, 2009
By Roger Murray, Staff Writer
Posted: 11/27/2009, Whittier News
WHITTIER - Quarterback Adam Contreras connected with Terris Jones on a 29-yard touchdown pass with 26.4 seconds left to play to give California High School a 24-21 win over visiting Burbank in their CIF-Southern Section Southeast Division second-round playoff game Friday night. The win put the Condors in next week's semifinals against Charter Oak, which beat West Covina, 35-10.
Jones' clutch catch put a damper on a sparkling comeback by the Bulldogs (9-3), who had taken a 21-17 lead when Ulises Ochoa (21 carries, 234 yards) raced 77 yards for a touchdown with 2:08 left in the third quarter. Ochoa's run came just two plays after California (9-2-1) had taken a 17-14 lead when Kevin Attanasio ran 39 yards on a reverse for a touchdown with 2:57 left in the third quarter.
Jones, who entered the game with 1,525 rushing yards on the season, had 160 yards on 24 carries. First-half scoring included three big plays. California's Bryan Barragan returned the opening kickoff 76 yards for a touchdown with Attanasio throwing the key block at the Burbank 38-yard line to clear the way.
Burbank's first-half ground game was led by Ochoa, who had 98 yards on 11 carries, but Coleman struggled as he completed just 3 of 10 passes.
Friday, November 27, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
By Jeff Tully, Burbank Leader
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Born in Glendale and raised in Burbank, David attended Burbank schools and graduated from Burbank High School in 1976. He worked as a carpenter and in construction and graduated from The Los Angeles College of Chiropractic as a Doctor of Chiropractic in 1995. Loved by his patients as, "compassionate", "a good teacher", and "always takes the time to listen", he practiced for 14 years in the Los Angeles area and in Orange County.
David is preceded in death by his much loved and deeply missed mother, Marilyn Tucker LiPera (1972). He is survived by his loving family: father, Peter LiPera and step-mother, Sheila; brothers, Donn and wife, Diane and Scott and partner, Louis. Also surviving David are his maternal grandmother, Margaret Tucker and uncle, Gary Tucker and cousins. A caring, and sensitive person, David's loss is devastating to his family and to others who loved him.
The Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 28, 2009, 10:00 a.m., at Pierce Brother's Valhallah Chapel at 10621 Victory Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91606. In lieu of flowers and in honor of David's passion for health and fitness, you may help a child participate in recreational activities not available to him by donating to your local YMCA or the youth organization of your choice. David wou ld like that.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
By Edgar Melik-Stepanyan, Burbank Leader
Published: November 20, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
The 1972 Burbank team, the last to capture a league crown, can finally pass the torch.
By Jeff Tully, Burbank Leader
Published: Monday, November 16, 2009
MEMORIAL FIELD — The Burbank High football team did something Friday that no other Bulldogs squad had been able to accomplish in more than three decades. By defeating Burroughs, 28-21, in the annual cross-town rivalry Big Game, Burbank won the program’s first league championship in 37 years. Although the Bulldogs had to share the Pacific League title with Burroughs, that didn’t make the accomplishment any less sweeter for Burbank.The championship marked only the third league title in school history, the other coming in 1956.
Huddled in a corner of Memorial Field Friday was a group from the winning 1972 team. They reminisced about their gridiron years and marveled that it had taken so many years for another Bulldogs team to win a crown.“There were just some great guys from our championship team,” said Dave Kemp, who was an assistant to Coach Pete LiPera in 1972. “They were just so competitive and they were so tenacious. It was a very special group.”With standout players like Kenny Walker, Loo Orange, Kirk Roberts, Bruce Smentek, Mick Flavin, Ron Warmhoff, Dave Clayton, Dave Cerbin and Mike Ballard, the Bulldogs defeated Burroughs, 14-0, in the 1972 Big Game to secure the title.“Everybody expected Burroughs to win the league that year,” Orange said. “Even when we went into the game with them undefeated in league, a lot of people thought they were going to kill us.”That didn’t happen.
Walker and Orange scored the game’s only touchdowns to boost the team to a victory.“That was a very big win for us,” Flavin said.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
FOOTBALL: Burroughs, Burbank get home games and Bell-Jeff hits the road in first-round games.
Published: Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
By Jim Riggio, Burbank Leader
Published: Saturday, November 14, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Those of us who attended Joaquin Miller, John Muir and Burbank High remember Ken as a big, tall boy with a gentle heart of gold. I must tell you that Ken sent me hundreds of e-mails of encouragement and inspiration. He served in the military as an assistant to the chaplain. He last worked as a dispatcher for the trucking firm in Texas that he had driven for for many years.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Saturday, November 7, 2009
The photo is from his myspace page. He played at Glendale CC.
Joshua Daniel Nesbitt, remembered by family and coaches as a warm-hearted man who harnessed his popularity as a high school football standout to shepherd young teammates to church, shot himself to death Wednesday at the Firing-Line indoor shooting range. He was 21.
As a senior at Burbank High School, Nesbitt served as a team captain, earning first-team All-Foothill League and All-Area honors at linebacker. He later participated in the East-West All-Star game at Birmingham High, intercepting a pass and returning it 29 yards for a touchdown.
The Frederick, Maryland, native graduated from Burbank High in 2006 before going on to a successful freshman season at Glendale Community College, starting every game for the 9-2 Vaqueros and racking up 22 solo tackles and 48 assists to earn All-Western State Conference Southern Division second-team honors on defense. His team went on to win the Western State Bowl against Santa Ana College.
“He just had so much passion to play the game,” said Glendale Coach John Rome, who recruited Nesbitt as an assistant. “I just feel blessed we were able to have him in our program. ”But deep bouts of depression came in May. In July, he was diagnosed with Schizoaffective disorder, a mental condition that causes a loss of contact with reality and mood problems, his dad, Craig Nesbitt said. He spent time in a mental hospital, where the family believes he was overmedicated, he added.
“[Josh] was in misery as a result of the medication,” he said. But this week his family began to see signs of “the old Josh.” While out Thursday with his mother, he requested they visit the gun range for target practice, said Noelle Nesbitt, his sister. “The next thing you know, Mom saw him drop to the ground,” she said. He died at the scene, authorities said.
Despite taking requisite safety precautions, the range has had a deadly history. A 64-year-old Burbank man in June shot himself to death at the firing range. And last year, a 25-year-old Glendale man used a rented handgun to kill himself at the same site.
Nesbitt is survived by his father, Craig; mother, Michele; brothers Nathan, Justin, Troy and Craig Jr.; and sister, Noelle. He also had a step-mother, Yvonne Nesbitt; and four step-siblings, Ryan Burger, Casie Burger, Whitney Burger and Erick Burger.
A public viewing is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Sunday, with the service to follow at 5 p.m. at Media City Church, 269 E. Providencia Ave. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations for the service be sent between 10:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday by calling (323) 769-7372. Or contact Media City Church at (818) 842-2186.
Pasadena (5-4, 4-2) clinched a spot in the CIF-Southern Section Southeast Division playoffs while also knocking rival Muir out of playoff contention.
Burbank (7-2, 5-1) had one final chance with 1.7 seconds left and attempted five laterals before several flags were thrown, including one for a forward pass. That ended the game and sent the Pasadena crowd into a frenzy.
The Bulldogs were back at their own 32 with 1:20 remaining. Simpson, faced with fourth and 2 at his own 40, found an Eugene Tripling for a 15-yard gain and a first down.
On the next play, without any hesitation and his eyes focused on the end zone, Simpson threw a pass to Wells, who had three Burbank defenders on him. Wells caught the pass, prompting the Bulldogs players, coaches and administrators to rush the field.
Pasadena turned to the Muir football players watching from the visitors stands and yelled, "You're next." The Bulldogs were assessed with an unsportsmanlike penalty, but the damage was done.
Burbank's loss put a damper on next week's showdown against rival Burroughs (6-2, 5-0), which also had players at the game.
The final two minutes of each half were interesting, to say the least.
With less than two minutes left in the second quarter, Burbank's Ulises Ochoa returned a punt 72 yards for a touchdown to even the game at 23. But there was a flag thrown on Burbank's sideline, and many thought it was going to be called back for a holding. The flag, however, was picked up by a Burbank bystander. He pocketed the flag and walked over and gave it to the sideline official who threw it.
Pasadena coach Mike McFarland, athletic director Tony Brooks and Pasadena principal Derek Evens marched onto the field for an explanation.
At halftime, the head official indicated the flag was a sidelines warning on Burbank.
Pasadena's Charles Hendricks scored two touchdowns on runs of 18 and 13 yards, and Nick Escoe added two, including 65-yard kickoff return.
The Bulldogs were shut out in the third quarter and trailed 41-30 before mounting the unprecedented comeback in the fourth. Hendricks' 10-yard score with 5:55 left pulled the Bulldogs to within 41-38.
"This by far is the most unbelievable game and finish I've ever been a part of," McFarland said. "I can't say enough about our kids and how resilient they are. I don't know what to say. I'm at a loss right now."
Friday, November 6, 2009
Burbank Police Officer SGT Neil Thomas Gunn Sr.
The Police Motorcycle escort to the grave site.
The bagpipes are being played while the casket is escorted to the grave site.
The gathering of family and friends and fellow Burbank Police Officers gather at the grave site to pay homage to their comrade.
Burbank Police Officer plays Taps with a BPD police car in the background.
A Final Salute!
Burbank Mayor Gary Bric BHS 1970 attends the services.
The flowers that were left near Gunn's casket.
An overall shot of the the mourners at the graveside services.
Officer Gunn's widow Tina carrying the American Flag that is escorted back to the car after the graveside services.