Friday, January 29, 2010

Juliet Anderson, Porn Star, Adult Movie Producer

Judith Carr was born and grew up in Burbank, California, the daughter of a jazz trumpet player and an aspiring actress. She was afflicted with Crohn's disease and spent a sizable portion of her youth in the hospital or on bedrest. Graduating from Burbank High School in 1956 (where she was a straight-A student), she briefly attended Long Beach State College as an art major before relocating to Hayama, Japan with her then lover, a Navy sailor. A brief marriage to him did not work out, and Juliet spent the next eighteen years in various occupations, including teaching English to foreign students in Japan, Mexico, Greece and Finland. While teaching in Finland, she also worked as a radio producer. In 1963, while living in Miami, Anderson was secretary to a producer of "nudie" movies and a receptionist at the Burger King home office; she also worked for Avis during this period. In her website autobiography, she indicates that she appeared in an (unnamed) sexploitation film in 1963, portraying a police sergeant.

During this time, Anderson was known by her birthname of Judith Carr. She did not begin using the moniker "Juliet Anderson" until later in her adult film career, when she made the transition from 8mm productions to feature films. She has also used the stage names of Alice Rigby, Judy Callin, Ruby Sapphire, Judy Carr, Aunt Peg, Judy Fallbrook, and Judith Anderson.

After a further
period overseas, Anderson returned to the United States during the early 1970s, and became involved in the pornography business while a student at San Francisco State University. She was working in advertising when she answered an ad by hardcore pornography producer Alex d’Renzy, who was looking for an actress. Cast in the movie Pretty Peaches, Juliet's career quickly took off from there. She acquired the name of "Aunt Peg" during a movie where she was portrayed as having sex with a niece, who cried out: "Oh, Aunt Peg!"; thus arose the moniker by which Anderson is best known to her fans. She appeared in several pornographic magazine pictorials during this timeframe, made appearances on radio and television, and operated a mail-order business, casting agency and a phone-sex service.

In 1984, Anderson chose to leave the adult film business due to differences between herself and producers regarding the editing of Educating Nina, a video she directed starring Nina Hartley. She moved to Northern California, where she ran a bed and breakfast for a time and opened a massage therapy office. Anderson chose to return to pornography in 1995, making new movies as an actress, producer and director.

By 2009, Anderson lived in Berkeley, California with four cats. She continued to work in the adult film industry, and had announced plans to produce new films. She also worked as a relationship counselor, giving private workshops for couples focusing on "Tender Loving Touch," in which sexual touching is seen as "play, not as foreplay." She contributed to the books The New Sexual Healers: Women of the Light and The Red Thread of Passion, and authored articles for magazines and newspapers.
Anderson's body was discovered by a friend on the morning of January 11, 2010. The friend, Kevin Fong, stated that he arrived at Anderson's residence to take her to a doctor's appointment for a colonoscopy to help in the treatment of her Crohn's.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Class of 1945, 65th Reunion

Burbank High School, Class of 1945 winter and summer will be holding it's 65th Reunion on April 14, 2010 at Lakeside County Club. Any class member who somehow did not receive notification of this reunion should contact the Reunion Committee ASAP at:

Reunion 65
P.O. Box 7534
Ventura, CA

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Donald Woods aka Ralph Zink, BHS 1925, Actor

A prolific actor with a 40-year career that included appearances in 98 plays, 150 television shows and 75 films, Donald Woods referred to himself as the "King of the Bs". He started out as a radio and stage actor. He was a pleasant, boyish leading man of the 1930s who later moved into mature character roles. Played Perry Mason in one of a series of Warner Brothers B pictures.

Born in Canada as Ralph L. Zink and raised in Burbank where he graduated from Burbank High School in 1925. At Burbank High he was a debater, athlete, Ceralbus Editor. The 1937 Burbank High Ceralbus theme was the “Spirit of Drama” and the Ceralbus was dedicated to Donald Woods. He wrote on the dedication page the following:

Prologue…Congratulations, Class of ’37, and thank you for the honor bestowed on me in this issue of the Ceralbus. Eleven years ago the writer left Burbank High School with a diploma tucked away in the bottom of a trunk. The diploma was carefully framed , but the notes were shoved away in storage. Eleven years later those notes, bound and classified, form an active part of my small library-but for the life of me I cannot find my diploma! How was I to know that five years later I would be making my living in the theater? That five years later my best friend would be a young doctor? That nine years later a complete analysis of the character of Charles Darnay would help me secure a part in a motion picture? My notes on Drama, Biology, and English were invaluable. Which all goes to prove, fellow students, that in my case a note or two in the hand was worth several diplomas on the wall!! Good Luck.” – Donald Woods, Editor of Ceralbus ‘25

He attended the University of California at Berkeley, and made his film debut in 1928. He legally changed his professional name in 1945 after having done many radio and stage productions and appearing in the features "Sweet Adeline" (1934) and "A Tale of Two Cities" (1935). Woods hosted two 1950s television series, "The Orchid Award" and "Hotel Cosmopolitan" and was a regular on the series "Tammy". Known primarily for his western and whodunit work, Woods also guest starred on "Wagon Train" (NBC) and "The Wild, Wild West" (CBS). His last movie was in 1969 True Grit, starring John Wayne.

Woods retired from acting in 1976 and become a successful real estate broker in Palm Springs, California, where he lived with his wife, childhood sweetheart Josephine Van der Horck. They were married from 1933 until his death on Thursday, March 05, 1998, in Palm Springs, California at the age of 91 of Cardiopulmonary Failure. They had two children, Linda and Conrad (Conrad became a tennis pro and modern painter). His grave is located at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Cathedral City, California.

Donald Woods Personal Quote: “I try to do at least one play per year whatever else I’m doing – such as selling $300,000 worth of real estate in Palm Springs.”

To read more about Donald Woods and to see all his movies and televsion series he appeared in and to watch video clips to some of his movies , click here Imdb Data Base

Monday, January 25, 2010

Bulldogs Lose to Indians in Girls Basketball

Burbank has no answer

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL: Burroughs jumps out to an early lead and rolls to 43-25 league victory against host Burbank.

By Jeff Tully, Burbank Leader
January 23, 2010

BURBANK HIGH — Burroughs High girls’ basketball Coach Vickey Oganyan didn’t want her team to get caught up in the hype and emotion that goes along with playing against Burbank. Instead, the coach wanted her Indians to treat Friday’s contest like any other game, and not get drawn into the cross-town rivalry drama. The approach seemed to work, as Burroughs jumped out to an early lead and was able to coast to a 43-25 Pacific League victory at Burbank High.

“When we were preparing for this game, we treated it like just another game,” Oganyan said. “We looked at it as if we had to get ready for the next opponent, and it just happened to be Burbank.“I didn’t want them to get caught up too much in the whole rivalry thing.”

Burroughs (13-7, 5-2 in league) hounded Burbank with pressure defense that seemed to rattle the Bulldogs at times. That defense, coupled with Burbank struggling with its shooting from the floor, kept the Indians in control most of the evening.The defense, along with ball-handling woes by the Bulldogs (8-14, 3-4), led to 29 Burbank turnovers.“That is the way that we play; that’s our game, to play tight defense,” Oganyan said “When our offense is having problems, we rely on it to hopefully help us out. I though the defense played really well [Friday].”

Burroughs received a fine game from senior Erika Rivera, who led all scorers with 13 points. She also had eight rebounds and three blocks.The Indians were also able to get a spark off the bench from junior Chelsea Rhamdeow, who poured in 13 points.“[Rhamdeow] had been playing well for us the last four games or so,” Oganyan said. “It’s nice when she can come off the bench and give us a spark like she did.” Rhamdeow got the Indians going in the first quarter, scoring six points to give her squad a 12-4 lead. The Bulldogs made just two shots from the field in the first quarter, going two for 12 in the stanza. It was Burroughs’ chance to struggle from the floor in the second quarter, as the team converted just three of its 15 shots. However, Burbank was also only able to make two shots from the field, and the Indians were able to enjoy a 19-11 lead at the half.

Burbank wasn’t able to generate much offense. In fact, it’s starting five combined for just 13 points.Ariane Sadanaga was Burbank’s high scorer with six points off the bench.The Indians kept their press on throughout the second half, and it paid dividends in the third quarter. Burbank committed 11 turnovers and scored just five points. Burroughs increased its lead to 31-16 after three quarters.“I hope we can continue to play like this,” Oganyan said. “We just need to stay consistent.”

The fourth quarter was much of the same for the two squads, with Burbank trying to make up some ground, but not being successful.The teams will meet for their second rivalry meeting Feb. 11 at Burroughs High in a Pacific League finale for both squads.

Burbank Beats Burroughs in Basketball

Burbank's Edward Ha goes up for a shot against Burroughs' Alex Tipton. (Roger Wilson/The Leader)

BOYS’ BASKETBALL: Burroughs not able to stay with Burbank, as ’Dogs take control of the game early and earn a lopsided 54-36 Pacific League victory at home.

By Jeff Tully, Burbank Leader
January 23, 2010

BURBANK HIGH — The Burbank High and Burroughs basketball teams were coming off impressive performances when the two met Friday for their first rivalry meeting of the season.While the Bulldogs were able to defeat ranked Crescenta Valley by two points Wednesday, the Indians took six-time defending league champion Pasadena to the brink Wednesday, losing by a point in what was perhaps their best effort of the season.The squads were hoping to carry that momentum into Friday’s contest. It appeared Burbank did, and Burroughs did not.

The Bulldogs were able to distance themselves from the Indians in the second quarter, turning a tight game into a blowout, en route to a 54-36 Pacific League win at Burbank High.“We were hoping to keep up what we were able to do in the CV game against Burroughs,” Burbank Coach Jose Hernandez said. “What we really want is just to get better as the season goes along. I think we’ve been able to do that our last couple of games.

”Burroughs Coach Adam Hochberg said he was hoping his team had gotten over some of the struggles it had encountered earlier in the season. After the way his Indians played against Pasadena, the coach had high hopes for Friday.“We just got caught up in the smoke and mirrors that Burbank came out with,” he said. “They didn’t do anything that we didn’t expect, and I didn’t see any reason why we shouldn’t have been able to play with them.“I thought we had turned the corner with how we played against Pasadena. But it really comes down to execution, they were able to execute and we weren’t.”

The win keeps Burbank (15-5, 5-2 in league) tied for second place in league with the Falcons (5-2 in league). Burbank received a balanced offensive output from seniors Andy Karandganyan and Vehans Ayvazi, who scored 11 points each. Burroughs (5-5, 3-4) suffered from shooting woes early, as it converted just two of 15 shots from the floor in the first quarter. Despite the woes, Burbank was only able to mount a 12-5 lead after the first quarter. Burbank’s lead was padded by a remarkable shot at the buzzer. Sophomore Austin Pope grabbed a rebound under his own basket, and with time running out, heaved a shot from behind the Bulldogs’ free-throw line. The ball sailed more than three-quarters across the count, swishing for a three-pointer.

Things really got bad for the Indians in the second quarter when they were only able to score four points. Burroughs was outscored in the quarter, 15-4.“You aren’t going to win any games when you score four points in a quarter,” Hochberg said. “We were 11 of 33 shooting and nine of 23 from the free-throw line. That’s just not going to get the job done.”Burbank was able to keep Burroughs’ top scorer, senior Dylan Ward, in check. Ward — who tallied 21 against Pasadena — scored seven points, and had just two through three quarters.“We didn’t have anything special that we set up for [Ward],” Hernandez said. “We just wanted to make sure we knew where he was on the floor. We just wanted to play good, tight defense. I think we were able to do that It was a good effort.”

Tadeh Safarians led the team with eight points.Burbank increased its lead to 40-23 after three quarters, as the Indians were just not able to claw their way back.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Grand View Cemetery Update

Many Burbank High Alumni are buried in this cemetery and also many alumni have loved ones in this cemetery and are in the Class-Action Lawsuit. Here is new information.


On January 19, 2010, Judge Mohr ordered that Grand View be opened on the following 2010 dates:

February 7 and 21, March 7 and 21, April 2 (Good Friday), 4 (Easter), 24 (Armenian Genocide), May 9 (Mother’s Day) and 23, June 6 and 20 (Father’s day); all openings will be from 12 noon to 4 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE: Although the class action has settled, Judge Mohr will retain jurisdiction pending completion of all the terms of the settlement including the restoration process. As such, openings may be controlled by the Court for an indefinite time.

Thank you, Paul Ayers, for this information!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Anne Santoyo, 1923 - 2010, BHS 1943

Anne Santoyo, a lifelong resident of Burbank, passed away January 17, 2010 in Burbank. She was born April 27, 1923 in Burbank. Anne graduated from Burbank High School in 1943. She is survived by her sister, Angie Lara of Van Nuys, California; her brothers, Albert Santoyo of Sun Valley, California and Dick (Mary Louise) Santoyo of Burbank, California. Anne is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be on Friday from 5:00 to 8:0 0 p.m., with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m., at Valley Funeral Home, 2121 West Burbank Blvd., Burbank, CA 91506. The Funeral Mass will be on Saturday, 11:00 a.m., at St. Finbar Catholic Church, 2010 West Olive Ave., Burbank, CA 91506. Burial will follow at San Fernando Mission Cemetery, in Mission Hills, CA. VALLEY FUNERAL HOME Burbank (818) 845-3766

Published in Los Angeles Daily News on January 21, 2010

In Memory of Mrs. Renee McCall, 1931 - 2005

I just learned that one of my gym teachers at Burbank high School back in 1965,66, 67 passed away five years ago. Do not have any details only what is below. Renee McCall was also the girl's Drill Team instructor and taught Folk Dance besides PE. In 1967 in our yearbook it said she had taught at Burbank High for ten years.

Mrs. Renee McCall died on May 21, 2005, in Sea Shells, British Columbia, where she and her husband had lived since retiring. (Mr. McCall passed away 16 months earlier.) Mrs. McCall was born July 27, 1931, she was 73 when she passed away.

Falcons beat Bulldogs in Girls Basketball

CV's Ani Ebrahimian grabs a rebound as Burbank's Nia Tredwell and Damarie Gonzalez defend on Wednesday. (Roger Wilson/News-Press)

Basketball: Falcon girls race to early lead in 57-26 Pacific League win.

By Charles Rich, Glendale News Press
Published: January 20, 2010

LA CRESCENTA — The Crescenta Valley High and Burbank girls’ basketball teams were separated by the slimmest of margins entering the first of two Pacific League meetings this season. Crescenta Valley held a one-game lead over Burbank heading into Wednesday night’s contest, and looked to distance itself by getting off to a quick start. Crescenta Valley accomplished that feat en route to a convincing 57-26 home victory against Burbank.

The Falcons (15-4, 5-1 in league) used a 16-1 run to begin the game and never looked back against the struggling Bulldogs (8-10, 3-3). Crescenta Valley received a game-high 27 points from senior guard Cassie Pappas to win its third game in a row. Crescenta Valley Coach Jason Perez said the Falcons, who came in tied for second place with Pasadena behind Muir, didn’t want to focus on the standings.“We are not looking behind us,” Perez said. “We are looking ahead because we know that Muir is ahead of us and that’s the team we have got to beat.“We also knew that Burbank played Muir tough in an overtime loss. We came in up for this game.”

Crescenta Valley clicked from the start, while the Bulldogs struggled. Burbank, which came in tied for third with cross-town rival Burroughs, missed its first nine shots from the floor. The Falcons took advantage of Burbank’s shooting woes and raced to a 16-1 lead on a three-pointer by Pappas with 1:11 left in the first quarter. Burbank made one field goal in the first quarter.

Pappas, a reigning All-Area, All-CIF and all-league member, had 17 first-half points to help the Falcons build a comfortable 33-10 lead. Pappas collected 13 first-quarter points.“We weren’t taking them lightly,” said Pappas, who raised her career point total to 1,623. “We worked on our defense and different presses after we got out to the big lead.”Crescenta Valley got six points apiece from senior center Melanie Samvalian and senior forward Shayna Svihovec. Senior guard Dani Vargas chipped in with a game-high six assists.

Burbank Coach Bruce Breeden, who coached at Crescenta Valley from 2000-04, became increasingly frustrated with the Bulldogs’ struggles. He also spent most of the first half quarreling with the two officials about fouls against his team. Breeden, who picked up a technical foul at halftime, declined comment following the contest. Pappas made both free technical free throws to begin the third quarter.

Burbank, which lost its second consecutive contest, received a team-best 10 points and four assists from junior guard Evelyn Abrami. Sophomore forward Damarie Gonzalez added nine points.The teams will meet again at 5 p.m. Feb. 9 at Burbank.

Friday, January 22, 2010

BHS Alumni Party, April 10 @ Debell Clubhouse Grill

There is going to be a Burbank high Alumini Party on April 10 at 1:00 p.m. at the Debell Clubhouse Grill after the Burbank On Parade. For more details go to BHS 67 Blog.

Monday, January 18, 2010

John Allen Wiens 1920 - 2010

Allen Wiens was born on Dec. 16, 1920 in Los Angeles. He peacefully passed away on Jan. 8, 2010 in Ventura at the age of 89.

He graduated from Burbank High School and then served in the Merchant Marines during WWII. In 1946 Allen started his own business, "Wiens Precision Model Shop," in Burbank. He designed prototype machines and was a pioneer in his field. Some of the events at his shop included the Water Dome desalinization project in the 1960s.

In the 1970s he was working with hydrogen to split water, which would be used as a source of nonpolluting energy to replace the need for oil. Over his 55 years in business he designed many machines that are in use today. He did design engineering for Disney, Lockheed and Technicolor. He was a recipient of many engineering awards and served as an official on many Mobile Gas Economy Runs. Allen was also a master woodworker producing furniture and award winning gunstocks.

In 1951 Allen married the love of his life, Grace Constance (Connie), and enjoyed 58 years of marriage. He was an adored father in a Christ centered home.

His loved ones will miss him including his wife, Connie; his daughter, Jonal Beck (Ron); two sons, Dave Wiens and Jeff Wiens (Kathleen). He was also a proud grandpa of Kyle and Heather Beck and Austin and Luke Wiens. He was an adventurous sportsman, marksman, skier, and tennis player.

He backpacked the High Sierras and fished the Canadian wilderness. Allen was a true icon of a Renaissance man. Allen was a lifelong Good Samaritan, blessed to be a blessing. A private celebration of his life was held Sunday in the home. Donations can be made to The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 541, Oxnard, CA 93032-0541.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Alumni Drill Team looking for members for 2010 Burbank On Parade

Dear Drill Team Members and recruits........the Burbank On Parade is Saturday April 10th.....please let me know if will be joining us this the new recruits, we have a blast and the routine is so very simple.......if you are interested, contact me and I will order pompoms for you......we wear royal blue circular skirts, (which are simple to make) and a parade shirt with your name and the year you graduated.......we will have a get together and soon,

Linda need not have been in the drill team, only an alumni.......

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Burbank On Parade 2010

The City of Burbank's long standing "Burbank on Parade is coming up in April. For more information please go to their Facebook Page.

Friday, January 15, 2010

BHS Soccer Missing Starters!

Burbank's Christian Garcia heads the ball as Hoover's Romel Sarkisloo looks on. (Roger Wilson/The Leader)

BOYS’ SOCCER: Missing five of its starters, Burbank loses league match to Hoover, 1-0.
By Jeff Tully, Burbank Leader
Published: Last Updated Tuesday, January 12, 2010

BURBANK HIGH — Hoover High boys’ soccer Coach Kevin Cadenas knows what it’s like to play against Burbank High. As an athlete at cross-town rival Burroughs, Cadenas played his share of contests against the Bulldogs, even going up against current Burbank Coach Frank Chavez.In a Pacific League match Monday, Cadenas — in his first season — found out what it’s like to coach against a team from his home city, as his Tornadoes played at Burbank High. Although the coach wasn’t completely pleased with his team’s performance, Hoover was able to eek out a 1-0 victory.

“No, I’m not happy with the way that we played,” said Cadenas, a 2006 Burroughs graduate who played under revered Indians Coach Mike Kodama, as well as playing for the Burbank Red Machine club team.“This is a good group and they played hard. But our big problem is that we just don’t finish the opportunities we create. We just have to do a better job at finishing.”Hoover (3-2-2, 1-1-2 in league) took on a Burbank (8-6, 2-2) squad that was noticeably depleted.

The Bulldogs were playing without the services of five starters who were sidelined with injuries or grade problems. To make matters worse, Burbank lost another starter midway trough the match. The loss was the second straight for the Bulldogs — who fell to Arcadia, 3-0 on Friday — after beginning the league campaign with two victories.

“It is really a combination of things,” Chavez said, referring to his Bulldogs’ woes as of late. “I have players playing in different positions and I had to bring up some JV players to play on varsity. We have some other problems as well. So, it’s everything put together.”The lineup challenges prompted Chavez to move starting goalkeeper Michael Alcarez to defense. In his place, junior Andrew Maldonago started in the net. Maldonago’s play was one of Burbank’s high points of the match, as he made 10 saves and stopped Hoover standout Arman Ter-Barseghyan on a penalty kick in the second half. “He played pretty well,” Chavez said of his goalkeeper. “Except the goal [Hoover] scored was his fault.”

The Tornadoes came out and dominated the first half, limiting the Bulldogs to just one shot on goal through the first 40 minutes.Hoover tallied the match’s only goal in the 12th minute when Ter-Barseghyan got the ball on the right side and rifled a shot across the goal. The shot finally came to rest in the lower-left corner of the net.Although Burbank played better in the second half, it was never able to score.“I thought Burbank started to control the midfield in the second half,” Cadenas said. ”Burbank’s best chance came in the 57th minute when Jeffrey Earle had a free kick from the left side. He blasted the offering and it curved toward the Hoover goal, but the ball banked off the crossbar and was cleared.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Wordless Tuesday

Wonder how many Burbank High School students took the PE part way to school?

Sunday, January 10, 2010

All-Area First/Second Teams,BHS Coach of Year

Coach of the Year! Burbank High School Hector Valencia


RB - Ulises Ochoa, junior, BurbankFirst-team All-Pacific Leaguer set school record with 1,504 yards rushing, doing so on 179 carries for an 8.4 yards-per-carry average and 15 touchdowns.

OL - Mike Williams, senior, BurbankFirst-team All-Pacific League selection played a key roll in Bulldogs rushing for more than 3,000 yards as a team.


Hector Valencia, Burbank

In just his first year at the Bulldogs’ helm, Valencia navigated the program to a share of the Pacific League title, the Bulldogs’ first league crown since 1972.Ending the season with a 9-3 overall mark and a 7-1 league record, the Bulldogs advanced to the second round of the CIF Southern Section Southeast Division, picking up just their second playoff win in 82 years.

Published: January 9, 2010


QB - Adam Colman, junior, Burbank All-Pacific League first-team pick had 24 touchdowns.

RB - Leo Rodas, senior, Burbank Had 886 yards rushing in 144 carries and seven touchdowns.

OL - Spencer Lee, senior, Burbank Earned All-Pacific League first-team accolades.

DL - Dane Allen, senior, Burbank All-Pacific League first-team pick had 54 tackles.

LB - Ryan Seidler, senior, Burbank All-Pacific League pickhad team-leading 101 tackles to lead team.

DB - Cole Hazlewood, senior, Burbank Second-team All-Pacific League pick had 34 tackles. 

ALL-PURPOSE - Sam Bethany, senior, Burbank All-Pacific League second-team pick scored 13 touchdowns.

Friday, January 8, 2010

1949 Frank DeCarolis BHS Baseball Pitcher

Burbank High Hurler Boasts Whiff Mark

Burbank High School’s Frank De Carolis, a young pitching Feller with a firebrand fastball – has been making red-faced Caseys out of opposing batsmen all season long.

Little Frank, who measures at 5' 1/4 inch from hoof to head and totes a muscular bulk of 160 pounds, has compiled the enviable record of striking out 158 willow-wielders in 77 innings of work.

Further investigation reveals that his rifle-like limb, which manipulates from right side, fanned more than two a frame for labor in 12 Foothill League games and a pair of preseason practice performances.

Driving deeper into the remarkable, his arresting antics in a game against Burroughs High stands out like a black eye in church.

In this particular tilt the Burbank boy boomed ‘em by bam boozled batters to take a toll of 21 via the “thumb” route. The ump was yelling “strike” so much a fuzzy-wuzzy fan misidentified the arbiter as John L. Lewis. The game itself was an extra inning thing in which the Burbankers cashed in for a nine-frame triumph.

But this isn’t the whole of it.

Young De Carolis, whose time card registers 18 years, proves almost as effective a field and at bat than when mounting the mound. When off the hill during the recent league season, he covered at outfield patch creditably and poked the pill about for an average of .394.

His chucking chart showed a win-loss mark of 11-3. His team however, lost out to Montebello for the Foothill flag. But even in the role of “second fiddle” the Burbanks did themselves well statistically, cudgeling out 130 hits and 91 runs, as compared to opposition’s 46 base knocks and 31 runs.

Much of the young whizzer’ success must be given to another young Burbank flare – Catcher Johnny Varanese who hopes to go to Yale. As for De Carolis future plans, baseball, baseball and only baseball hugs the picture. A senior, he anxiously awaits a chance to hook on in the pro ranks following graduation in June.

Minasian describes his hiller as a calm, cool and quite confident lad. “In a recent game,” cites Minasian, “I put him in as a reliever with only one away and the sacks loaded. Finding himself in this mess, Frank oozed out of the jam by simply striking out the next two!”

In addition, Minasian points out his charge’s most effective pitch – a high hard one – and the marvelous control of a fast drop curve.

In conclusion, Minasian quirps, “There’s one thing for sure. The boy’s a whale of a whiffer!”
Note: This was from a Los Angeles Times article dated: May 12, 1949 by a Ron Snyder. I typed it as it was written so you can see how they wrote up sports back then. Unusal wording is used so thought you might enjoy it as is.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

In Memory, Mark Eric Grogan BHS 1968

Mark Eric Grogan - Burbank High, Class of 1968

Published: Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Mark Eric Grogan, a longtime Burbank resident and Eagle Scout, died Dec. 19. He was 59.

Grogan was also active in the Burbank Family YMCA before graduating from Burbank High School in 1968. After graduating from Cal State Northridge, he became a Realtor with Century 21 Ditton Realty.

Mark is survived by his mother, Miriam; brother, Doug; a niece and nephew. He was preceded in death by his father, Carl, and brother, Phil. The family has requested that donations in his memory be made to the American Cancer Society or the Burbank Family YMCA.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

First Annual Burbank High Alumni Game!

Burbank baseball players sought! The Burbank High baseball program is looking for former Bulldogs players to take part in an alumni game in the spring. For more information, or to connect with other alumni, go on Facebook and check out the Burbank High School Baseball Alumni page, or contact Camille Goldberg at (818) 489-1280.

Click below for information on the Event:

Friday, January 1, 2010