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October 2, 2018 by Debbie Cooper Billiot (Register to contact)

My brother, Fredrick A. Cooper - graduated 1975 - passed away April 1, 2018 in Port St. Lucie, Florida - having served 10 years in the United States Army and 28 years with the Martin County Sheriff's Department in Stuart, Florida. Leaving behind one son, a career Navy (E-8) Missile Specialist, Daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren and ME - sister! He passed away after 6 weeks of being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. RIP my sweet brother!!

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Toll Middle School leader returns to Media City to become Burbank High principal  Los Angeles Times

Though homecomings are usually held in the autumn, Tom Crowther, principal at Toll Middle School in Glendale Unified , will enjoy his own version of that ...



Burbank High School seniors will need to pay again to keep graduations on campus  Los Angeles Times

Though many Burbank High School seniors may never have heard of the British punk band the Clash, they'll soon grow acquainted with one of their greatest hits ...



Burbank High School principal Bertram stepping down  Los Angeles Times

A week after saying goodbye to 566 graduating seniors, Burbank High School principal Michael Bertram announced Friday he is stepping down after six years.



Burbank High Class of 2019 praised for courage, accomplishments  Los Angeles Times

Tears and laughs, anxiety and joy walked hand in hand for Burbank High's graduating seniors taking part in the school's 110th commencement at the newly ...



Burbank High School graduation appears homeward bound  Los Angeles Times

Burbank High School chief parent fundraiser Ani Pakhanyan said parents and students have hit a fundraising goal of $36000 necessary to avoid having the ...



Burbank High School’s main athletic field is dedicated to icons Dave Kemp, Frank Kallem  Los Angeles Times

An uncanny number of similarities could lead a person to think Burbank High School athletic titans Dave Kemp and Frank Kallem were, indeed, joined at the hip.



District officials consider moving Burbank High’s graduation ceremony from campus  Los Angeles Times

Burbank Unified staff, including Supt. Matt Hill, are considering moving the ceremony from on campus to Memorial Field, located at archrival Burroughs High ...



Fallen student’s parents arrange a way for Burbank High classmates to honor her  Los Angeles Times

The family of Burbank High School's Evie Swierczynski, who passed away in October, is teaming up with Children's Hospital Los Angeles for a blood drive.



Kemp-Kallem legacy now extends to Burbank High athletic field  Los Angeles Times

During a combined 85 years of *service*, former Burbank High School teachers, coaches and athletic directors Frank Kallem and Dave Kemp spent quite a bit of ...



Burbank High graduation fundraising efforts heading toward deadline  Los Angeles Times

Burbank High School students wanting to graduate on campus this May have less than two weeks to raise $13,600 to make that goal a reality. Michael Bertram ...



Burbank boys’ basketball boosters dissolved after multiple violations  Los Angeles Times

Violations, missed payments and a lack of training led to the recent disbandment of the Burbank High School boys' basketball booster club. The Burbank Unified ...



Burbank High drama department applauds Comedy Central donation  Los Angeles Times

Basic cable channel Comedy Central donated approximately $5000 worth of costumes, props, furniture and other equipment to the Burbank Unified School ...



Burbank schools make a case for help from the community  Los Angeles Times

Burbank Unified Supt. Matt Hill spent a healthy portion of this year's State of the Schools Breakfast laying out the district's financial status and options the district ...



Athletic field moves closer to being named after Burbank High icons  Los Angeles Times

Burbank High School is one vote away from naming its main athletic field after former school icons Dave Kemp and Frank Kallem. The Burbank Unified school ...



Burbank graduate raises funds for Kemp-Kallem Field  Los Angeles Times

In what will have been just a little over a year, a recommendation made by Burbank High School graduate Randy Arrington will turn from wishful thinking into a ...



Burbank High senior shares what she learned at a conservation summit  Los Angeles Times

Burbank High senior Sidney Garrison was one of 300 students invited to George Mason University this summer to learn about environmental conservation.



Saturday’s Show Info (8/17/19)  CBS Pittsburgh

Raley's Sweet Tomato Challenge 2075 Fair Oaks Blvd., Sacramento Saturday, 8 am – 1 pm. No cost to enter. Backpack Giveaway and Health Fair



Armenian language continues rising among diverse Burbank Unified student population  Los Angeles Times

Like the legendary Tower of Babel said to have been built in Babylonia centuries ago, the true epicenter for language diversity in Burbank may be in its school ...



Burbank Vocal Arts Foundation may break from Burbank High  Los Angeles Times

At the heart of an emotional debate and subsequent vote by Burbank Unified is whether to allow the Burbank Youth Vocal Arts Foundation, headlined by the ...



Burbank Unified officials, community members take fliers out on awareness campaign  Los Angeles Times

Burbank Unified held an awareness campaign to highlight what it said is a potential “risk” to the quality of education at its primary and secondary schools due to ...



Burbank High School to present Monty Python’s ‘Spamalot’  Los Angeles Times

Burbank High School will present the musical comedy “Spamalot,” based on the movie “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” this weekend.



Brother carries on sister’s legacy at Burbank High’s one-act festival  Los Angeles Times

Burbank High School junior Parker Swierczynski will make his directorial debut Thursday in charge of the comedic short play, “The Best Dentist in Town,” written ...



Debate to begin over Jordan Middle School name change  Los Angeles Times

Seventy years after David Starr Jordan Middle School was christened, Burbank resides will have input on whether the institution should change its name.



Brave battle ends for Burbank High’s Swierczynski  Los Angeles Times

Burbank High School sophomore Evie Swierczynski lost her battle with acute Myeloid Leukemia on Tuesday evening less than six months after her diagnosis.



Burbank High School club showcases youth political awareness  Los Angeles Times

The Burbank High Speech and Debate club hosted its first-ever debate Tuesday in Wolfson Auditorium with the event run by students, featuring students and ...



Public high schools in Sacramento: What are this year's top-rated and most improved?  Hoodline Sacramento

How strong are the public high schools in Sacramento? With a *fresh* school year kicking off, we analyzed newly released data from Niche.com, which ...



Burbank High’s ASB adviser left wondering why she no longer has assignment  Los Angeles Times

A 22-year teacher within the district, Burbank High's Wendy Miller was informed shortly after graduation that her 19-year tenure as ASB adviser was over.



Vaping seminar in Burbank to address student usage  Los Angeles Times

Teenage vaping will be at the center of discussion Wednesday evening as the Burbank Council PTA, Burbank Teachers Assn. and Burbank Unified are ...



Burbank Unified board sticks with Hill, welcomes home former board member  Los Angeles Times

Burbank Unified's board extended supt. Matt Hill for three years, while hiring Burbank city treasurer Debbie Kukta to become next assistant superintendent.



Blood drive draws community support and memories of a fallen student  Los Angeles Times

Some disregarded sleep; others heeded the call to *service* to honor the life Burbank High School student Evie Swierczynski, who passed away in October 2018.



Thieves Steal Pomegranate Tree, Plants from Burbank Urban Garden  KTXL FOX 40 Sacramento

SACRAMENTO -- Thieves broke into the urban garden at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, stealing a 4-year-old pomegranate tree and several ...



Speakers celebrate students at Burbank High School graduation ceremony  Los Angeles Times

Life is probably going to get a lot harder,” Jonathan Ragheb, Burbank High School's valedictorian, told 600 seniors celebrating their graduation accomplishment ...



Wells steps down, Breeden takes over Burbank girls' basketball  Los Angeles Times

John Wells, who headed the Burbank High girls' basketball program for two seasons, had stepped down, according to a release from principal Michael Bertram ...



Burbank Sister Cities program gives students insight into local family life  Los Angeles Times

Students from Ota, Japan, are spending a few weeks with Burbank families to learn about American culture.



12 of the most read Burbank Leader stories of 2018  Los Angeles Times

When it comes to news our readers were interested in this year, crime stories came out on top. But that's not the only genre Media City residents and readers ...



25K votes not enough for Burbank’s Measure QS to win  Los Angeles Times

Burbank Unified School District's attempt to raise a little over $9 million a year via a parcel tax was officially defeated Friday. L.A. County Registrar-Recorder ...



Burbank High history teacher named 'Outstanding Educator'  Los Angeles Times

Dave Thomson was in high school when he first thought about becoming a teacher. At the time, he wasn't very interested in math or science, but one of.



‘Little Shop of Horrors’ to open at Burbank High  Los Angeles Times

After more than a decade of not producing a musical, Burbank High School is presenting “Little Shop of Horrors” this weekend with a double cast.



Vocal arts foundation stays tied to Burbank Unified — for now  Los Angeles Times

Those on both sides of a debate over whether the Burbank Youth Vocal Arts Foundation should detach itself from Burbank Unified to ease fundraising ...



The man behind the whistle  Santa Clarita Valley Signal

Mike Nugent, a fixture at Bowman High School for 22 years, retired from teaching four years ago — and is now busier than ever. After 39 years as a prep ...



Pasadena Schools » Ernest Baskerville Named As South Pasadena High School Varsity Boys' Basketball Coach  Pasadena Now

South Pasadena Unified School District (SPUSD) has selected Ernest Baskerville as the high school's new boys' varsity basketball coach. “We interviewed a ...



Burbank Unified teachers march for better wages  Los Angeles Times

Close to 200 Burbank Unified educators, parents, students and retirees marched for higher teacher and staff wages, improved healthcare compensation and ...



Burbank High School grad aces AP tests  Los Angeles Times

For recent Burbank High School graduate John Yee, acing most of the five Advanced Placement tests he took during his junior year seemed like no big deal.



Former Burbank High coach sentenced for sexual relationship with underage student  Los Angeles Times

A former Burbank High School varsity girls volleyball coach was sentenced Tuesday to 90 days in jail after pleading no contest to having a sexual relationship ...



9 students arrested after fight at Burbank High School  KSAT San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO - A high school fight on the city's South Side on Tuesday landed nine students in handcuffs. A video was sent to KSAT by one of the students at ...



‘We made history’: Burbank High graduates celebrate a ‘special’ class  Los Angeles Times

Burbank High's graduating seniors received their diplomas Friday evening during the first ceremony on the school's campus in decades.



Walkathon raises funds for students in vocal music program at BHS  Los Angeles Times

More than 100 students raised over $6000 during a walkathon Saturday sponsored by the Burbank Youth Vocal Arts Foundation and held in the gym at Burbank ...



Burbank High School student wins at dance competition  Los Angeles Times

A dance choreographed by a Burbank High School student earned top honors at a dance competition this past weekend. Junior Mackie Aladjem was the overall ...



How Luther Burbank’s Golf Program Resurrected After 20 Years  KTXL FOX 40 Sacramento

SACRAMENTO -- It's been 20 years since Luther Burbank High School has fielded a golf team, but thanks to the community and a determined teacher, the ...



Burbank Unified OKs Facilities Naming Committee  Los Angeles Times

The Burbank Unified board voted 4-0 to finalize guidelines for the creation of a Facilities Naming Committee, which would handle public requests for the naming ...



Burbank Girl Scout receives National Gold Award nomination  Los Angeles Times

Girl Scout Sarah Andrews is one of 336 girls across the country nominated for the Girl Scouts of the USA's National Gold Award.



Book donation drive remembering Evie Swierczynski fetches hundreds of books  Los Angeles Times

One of the few respites Burbank High School student Evie Swierczynski enjoyed while undergoing treatment for leukemia at Children's Hospital Los Angeles ...



Graduating Burbank High students create ‘Next Steps’ guide for future graduates  Los Angeles Times

Sam Gorman and Alvin Kim distributed the guide to more than 300 Burbank High students, and posted it online in hopes they'll pursue scholarship and ...



Local teams gear up for War on the Floor tournament  Santa Clarita Valley Signal

The War on the Floor boys basketball tournament, one of Southern California's most competitive and talked about boys basketball tournaments kicked off as four ...



Burbank Unified assures community of school safety in the aftermath of Florida shooting  Los Angeles Times

In the wake of a mass shooting that left 17 dead at a Florida high school last week, the Burbank Unified School District sent a message to parents Thursday ...



Sacramento officials want a homeless shelter at the Florin Road light rail station. Residents say 'no'  ABC10.com KXTV

City officials have one idea to combat homelessness — erect a shelter at a the Florin Road light rail station to house up to 100 hand-selected homeless citizens.



Burbank ASB leader wants teachers to weigh in on ‘sexist’ school dress code  Los Angeles Times

Surveys gathering feedback on Burbank Unified's dress code were distributed to John Burroughs High School and Burbank High School faculty this week after a ...



Real-life 'Glee' Choir Director Suspended Amid Claims of Inappropriate Texts About Students  Hollywood Reporter

While Glee's high school choir teacher was portrayed as a cheerful, earnest do-gooder, his real-life counterpart is being accused of making racially and sexually ...



Former Burbank High School Volleyball Coach Pleads No Contest to Having Sex With Student  KTLA

A onetime Burbank High School girls volleyball coach was sentenced Tuesday to 90 days in jail after pleading no contest to having a sexual relationship with a ...



High school basketball game raises money for families of 2 fallen CPD officers  WLS-TV

Two fallen Chicago police officers were honored during a high school basketball game Tuesday night.



2019 Football Camp Series: Golden Valley High School  Santa Clarita Valley Signal

Walking onto Golden Valley's football field with the speakers blasting Gucci Mane, Drake and Soulja Boy tracks on Tuesday, one thing was clear: it's football ...



Possible tuberculosis case discovered at John Burroughs High School in Burbank  KABC-TV

County health officials say they've identified someone at a Burbank high school who has been diagnosed with a possible case of tuberculosis.



Photos: Burbank High School beats Crescenta Valley High School football 37-20  LA Daily News

Burbank's Drew Pendleton #11 fights off the tackle of Crescenta Valley's Brain Erickson #20 as Vincent Parrott #42 moves in during their football game at ...



Vikings' new coach looks to build solid program  Elk Grove Citizen

When he was *fresh* out of college, Ellis Jenkins started his first coaching position, coaching wide receivers and defensive backs at Luther Burbank High School ...



Burbank Blast to showcase show choirs  Los Angeles Times

Students from throughout Southern California will be competing this weekend at the Burbank Blast Show Choir Invitational at Burbank High School.



Schiff declines to attend school event due to teacher protest  Los Angeles Times

What was supposed to be an event celebrating schools for receiving state honors was canceled Thursday because its central political figure – Rep. Adam Schiff ...



Hmong students are among the forgotten minorities of higher education  Fairfield Daily Republic

If you are driving east on Florin Road toward Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, California, you will pass under a pedestrian bridge that has a message ...



New Varsity Basketball Coach | Ernest Baskerville to Lead SPHS Boys’ Team  The South Pasadenan

South Pasadena Unified School District (SPUSD) has selected Ernest Baskerville as the high school's new boys' varsity basketball coach. "We interviewed a ...



Burbank football ready to fulfill promise in first CIF-SS final  LA Daily News

Three years ago, then-Burbank High School assistant football coach Richard Broussard watched the freshman team and made a bold declaration. “I thought ...



Community: Canyon Grille at DeBell is popular venue for summer reunions  Los Angeles Times

High school reunion planners have discovered a real gem in town to have their annual parties. So, several classes will trek up the hill this summer to the Canyon ...



Sac Schools Cut 'Hope Closet' Coordinator, Threatening Aid To Disadvantaged Students Amid Push To Lower Administrative Costs  Capital Public Radio News

A Spanish-language banner welcomes families to John Still K-8 School in the Meadowview neighborhood of Sacramento. Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio.



Burbank natives reminisce about their hometown in new book  Los Angeles Times

Burbank natives and longtime friends Wes Clark and Mike McDaniel hope their latest book about their hometown makes those who left the Media City want to ...



Community: Panhellenic distributes funds and prepares for new year  Los Angeles Times

The Glendale Area Alumnae Panhellenic has distributed its scholarships and installed officers for the upcoming year. This Panhellenic chapter serves Glendale, ...



Which Sacramento schools are serving up free meals this summer  KCRA Sacramento

School is out for the summer, but dozens of Sacramento-area school cafeterias are staying open to serve free meals.



Arizona Football defensive lineman PJ Johnson gets drafted by Detroit  FlickSided

NASHVILLE, TN- It took awhile, but finally in the seventh round of the 2019 NFL Draft, Arizona Football defensive lineman PJ Johnson was drafted by the Lions!



Here's what Sacramento-area schools are closed on Friday, Nov. 16  ABC10.com KXTV

The full breakdown of what Sacramento-area schools are closed due to poor air quality.



Onramp along 5 Freeway closed this weekend in Burbank  Los Angeles Times

At least three road construction projects are slated for this weekend and next week in Burbank, including one involving a ramp along the 5 Freeway.



Apartments replacing an old Ikea in Burbank? Some see it as an answer to the housing crunch  Los Angeles Times

A developer is proposing to one of Burbank's most ambitious projects in years: a 1173-unit residential and retail project.



Pasadena Schools » Immaculate Heart High School Varsity Volleyball Team Wins Silver Division in Maranatha Tournament  Pasadena Now

Immaculate Heart High School congratulates its Varsity Volleyball Team for winning the silver division in the Maranatha Tournament! After playing games for two ...



California School Leaders Push For Giving SAT In Class  Capital Public Radio News

Luther Burbank High School Students Tina Thao, Enrique Valladares and Camryn Nichelson are worn out after taking the SAT, but grateful that the Sacramento ...



From Galt to Galt  The Galt Herald

In honor of Teachers Appreciation Week, we are departing from the typical format of this column during May to honor many of the educators who have gone ...



Roundup: Sheldon survives Burbank; two top-10 teams fall; Granite Bay stalls again  The Sacramento Bee

Taniela Fisilau scored on a 5-yard run in the final seconds but Burbank failed to convert the two-point conversion attempt as No. 13 Sheldon staved off the upset ...



Burroughs High baseball coach, part-time city employee arrested on suspicion of sex with student  Los Angeles Times

An assistant baseball coach at John Burroughs High School was arrested Friday on suspicion of having an ongoing sexual relationship with a student, police ...



Friends and Family Search for 22-Year-Old Woman Who Disappeared in Shadow Hills  KTLA Los Angeles

The disappearance of a 22-year-old woman reported missing earlier this week in Shadow Hills has triggered a frantic search by friends and family that went into ...



Muir's Pacific League Showdown with Burbank to Continue Saturday Morning; Maranatha and Village Christian will Finish Olympic League Battle this Morning | Pasadena California, Hotels,CA Real Estate,Restaurants,City Guide... - Pasadena.com  Pasadena Now

No opponent had a bigger impact on Pasadena area football programs quite like 'Mother Nature' on Friday evening. Muir hosted Burbank in a huge Pacific ...



Citing complications, city scraps plan for homeless shelter at Florin light rail station  Sacramento Bee

Sacramento city officials have scrapped a controversial proposal to open a homeless shelter at the Florin light rail parking lot. Officials are now eyeing a new ...



‘Lindsey Guys’ making fiery Burbank coach proud  Sacramento Bee

The Burbank Titans are in a Sac-Joaquin Section boys basketball semifinal for the first time in 19 years, thanks to the relentless drive of coach Lindsey Ferrell.



How Police, Communities Keep Empty Schools Safe During Summer  KTXL FOX 40 Sacramento

SACRAMENTO -- Of course, the summer months make for some empty school campuses and the lack of people often will invite vandalism and theft.



Burbank and Burroughs high offer help to students, staff after solo car crash kills 5  Los Angeles Daily News

Psychologists were added at two Burbank high schools Monday to help students and staff cope with the deaths of five young adults killed in a fiery solo car crash ...



California’s teacher housing crunch: Rising rents in coastal areas outpace pay  San Francisco Chronicle

Teachers at the bottom of the salary scale working in coastal or metro areas of California are being shut out of affordable housing. Many are spending more than ...



Why councilman thinks RT station is the best site for homeless in his district  Sacramento Bee

Sacramento City Councilman Jay Schenirer is proposing the city open a homeless shelter for about two years on the northwest corner of the parking lots near ...



West Ranch boys basketball works on chemistry in loss to Paraclete  Santa Clarita Valley Signal

BURBANK — Kicking off its War on the Floor slate with a game against the Gold Coast League's Paraclete, West Ranch boys basketball tried to find its footing ...



Sharon Bowman, 93  times-advocate.com

Taught many years at Escondido schools, was leader in teachers unions On September 14, 2018, Sharon Bowman, loving mother and grandmother, ...



Rising rents in coastal California outpace teacher pay  EdSource

The West Contra Costa Unified School District, serving some of the poorest neighborhoods in the San Francisco Bay Area, can use every excellent teacher it's ...



Hart swim hires new head coach  Santa Clarita Valley Signal

After 35 years and numerous Foothill League and CIF titles, Hart High School swim has a new head coach leading the pack. Taking over as the Indians swim ...



Sahara Fisher, 22, of Sun Valley hasn’t been seen since Oct. 9. A community wants to ‘find her now’  LA Daily News

UPDATE (Oct. 15, 2018): Sahara Fisher was found in Hollywood, following a search effort launched by friends and family. Kevin Zambrano first realized his ...



Coroner identifies man and woman found dead in Parkway mobile home  Sacramento Bee

The Sacramento County Coroner's Office has identified a 54-year-old man and a 39-year-old woman involved in a potential homicide Tuesday night at a ...



Doug Berry Named Principal of Village Christian  San Marino Tribune

Doug Berry, San Marino High School's Assistant Principal in charge of Instruction and Guidance, has been named principal of Village Christian High School, ...



Teen's Ambition Soars After Winning Airport's Art Contest  Spectrum News 1

A teen has sky-high ambitions that led her to win an art contest to have her original work featured on a large scale at the Hollywood Burbank Airport.



A deep dive into how Los Angeles-area schools handle pools during the summer  LA School Report

Since it is still the lazy days of summer, we thought we'd dive into some refreshingly cool facts about swimming pools located at schools throughout Los Angeles.



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