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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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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.



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.



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 ...



9 students arrested for lunchtime brawl at Burbank High School  mySanAntonio.com

A lunchtime "bump" between two Burbank High School students on Tuesday led to a major brawl and the arrest of nine teens, according to the district.



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.



Ex-Burbank High coach pleads no contest to having sex with student  Los Angeles Times

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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



‘Something needs to be done:’ March for Our Lives rally brings out thousands in Burbank  Los Angeles Times

An estimated group of 4000 people took to the Chandler Bikeway in Burbank on Saturday morning demanding an end to mass shootings and calling on ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



High School Show Choir That Inspired 'Glee' Sued for Stealing Music  Hollywood Reporter

Burbank Show Choirs spent about $100K on costumes last year but didn't pay a dime to license the music they used, according to the lawsuit.



Video: Burbank High teen turns up the suspense in promposal – with help from cop  Sacramento Bee

A Sacramento teenager's prank-turned-promposal went off without a hitch, thanks to creativity, some convincing acting and a police officer.



VIP Games at Sacramento's Luther Burbank High School  ABC10.com

Disabled students of all ages competed in a number of track and field events as part of Luther Burbank High School's VIP Games on Sunday, April 25, 2016.



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.



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 ...



Burbank High School Student Arrested on Suspicion of Cyber Bullying  NBC Southern California

A student at a Burbank high school was arrested after he allegedly threatening via Twitter to gun down his peer. The teen has been charged with making terrorist ...



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 ...



Students Protest Gun Violence in U.S. Schools in a #NationalSchoolWalkout  Los Angeles Times

Students nationwide are demanding an end to gun violence in U.S. schools by walking out of classes at 10 a.m. for 17 minutes on Wednesday, March 14 — one ...



Can Sacramento City Unified School District Expel Junk Food From Classrooms?  Capital Public Radio News

At Sacramento City Unified School District, teachers are being asked to become gatekeepers between kids and cupcakes. Some say they may have a hard time ...



Walkouts over gun violence planned at Glendale schools next month  Los Angeles Times

Crescenta Valley High School students plan to protest gun violence and encourage politicians to enact gun control legislation by holding a walkout March 14.



Fix California’s shortage of qualified teachers, or Brown’s school reforms will fail  Sacramento Bee

Under Gov. Jerry Brown, California has adopted new school standards and funding methods, but they are being undercut by a severe shortage of qualified ...



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, ...



William “Bill” Owen Reynolds, April 25, 1930 - Oct. 5, 2018  Tehachapi News

Bill passed away peacefully at his home in North Hollywood, surrounded by his family. The son of Ray and Maxine Reynolds, Bill was born in El Paso, Texas in ...



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

Wes Clark and Mike McDaniel will be hosting several book talks and signings in Burbank starting on Thursday.



Sacramento County students are among the most absent in California  Sacramento Bee

Sacramento County students have the worst chronic absentee rate in the region, 14.8 percent, a higher rate than all but two of the other 20 largest counties in ...



2500 turkeys given away at Sacramento Health Fair  KCRA Sacramento

A Health fair at Luther Burbank High school in Sacramento doubled as a turkey giveaway as families in need get essential services and a Thanksgiving meal.



Chuck Lorre Enrolls Jim Parsons, Steven Molaro, & WBTV To Create The Young Sheldon STEM Initiative  Deadline

Chuck Lorre has enrolled Young Sheldon EPs Steven Molaro and Jim Parsons, WBTV and CBS to create the Young Sheldon STEM Initiative.



12 Sacramento area back-to-school backpack drives  ABC10.com KXTV

Whether residents are interested in helping their community or letting their community help them, there are plenty back-to-school backpack drives to help ...



Response: 'Building Relationships With Students Is the Most Important Thing a Teacher Can Do'  Education Week

(This is the second post in a seven-part series. You can see Part One here.) The new question-of-the-week is: What are the best ways to build relationships with ...



Mayor Steinberg calls on mental health professionals to volunteer in Sacramento communities  ABC10.com KXTV

Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg is calling for licensed mental health professionals and experts to volunteer assisting area neighborhoods affected by ...



Response: Don't 'Ignore' Staff Conflict In Schools  Education Week

(This is the first post in a two-part series). The new "question-of-the-week" is: What are your suggestions on how to resolve teacher-to- teacher and/or ...



Don Lugo High School wins $25000 prize in Active contest  Chino Champion

Don Lugo High School principal Kim Cabrera called it “the hardest secret to keep.”



Driver in Fiery Burbank Crash That Killed 5 Had Alcohol Level Twice Legal Limit: Coroner  NBC Southern California

The driver in the fiery Burbank crash that killed five young adults had a blood alcohol level more than double the legal limit, and the passengers were also highly ...



Response: Knowing 'When to Stop Teaching Strategies and Just Let Students Read'  Education Week

Bonnie Houck, Ed.D., Christine Tennyson, Jules Csillag, and Kelly Wickham Hurst share their thoughts on using reading strategies in the classroom.



Relatives of man killed on road in Agoura Hills are suing woman whose car struck him  LA Daily News

LOS ANGELES — The family of a community worker killed in Agoura Hills in 2017 after being hit by a passing car is suing the woman alleged to have been the ...



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 ...



Kings launch co-ed summer basketball league for local youth  ABC10.com KXTV

The Kings and Queens Rise Co-Ed Basketball League seeks to interrupt violence by providing an opportunity for young people to engage in intercommunity ...



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.



Bullet train revision would send railway underground from Palmdale to Burbank  Los Angeles Times

The California High Speed Rail Authority redrew its proposed routes for the Burbank-to-Palmdale stretch of the state's bullet train in an effort to address concerns ...



ARS Awards Scholarships to Deserving Students  Asbarez Armenian News

The Armenian Relief Society of Western USA held its annual Outstanding High School Graduates' Awards Ceremony on June 4 at the ARS Regional ...



Response: Educators Share Who Influenced Their Teaching - Classroom Q&A With Larry Ferlazzo - Education Week Teacher  Education Week

Rita Platt, Dr. Cynthia "Mama J" Johnson, Pernille Ripp and Jenny Edwards share reflections on who has most influenced their teaching.



Police searched for suspect near south Sacramento school  KCRA Sacramento

A suspect is in custody and another person is outstanding after leading police in a car chase Tuesday evening. The suspect ran across the Luther Burbank High ...



LA River High School hosts its Environmental Summit  Los Angeles Times

For the first time, students and staff welcomed an informative and important event on the school grounds of Sotomayor Center For Arts and Science on Saturday, ...



Response: Ways to Avoid Teacher Burn-Out - Classroom Q&A With Larry Ferlazzo - Education Week Teacher  Education Week

Jenny Edwards, Ph.D., Wendi Pillars, Timothy Hilton, Mandi White, Tara Dale, and Owen Griffith share their suggestions on how teachers can avoid burning-out ...



Saugus cross-country team sweeps at Jeff Nelson Invitational  Santa Clarita Valley Signal

Competing in the Jeff Nelson Invitational this past weekend, the Saugus cross-country team put on quite a show after both the boys and girls finished first in the ...



Former Burroughs High coach faces charges of unlawful sex with minor, child pornography  Los Angeles Times

A former assistant boys baseball coach at John Burroughs High School was charged Tuesday with having an ongoing sexual relationship with a student for ...



Response: A Teacher's 'Pay Isn't Great, but the Rewards are Worth Everything'  Education Week

(This is the second post in a three-part series. You can see Part One here.) The new "question-of-the-week" is: If you had to do it all over again, would you still ...



Kidnapping suspect arrested in Burbank mall movie theater after search  Los Angeles Times

A kidnapping suspect who fled into a parking structure at the Burbank Town Center on Friday afternoon was taken into custody inside a movie theater at the mall, ...



Response: Ways to 'Navigate Conflicts & Restore Relationships' Between Students  Education Week

Signe Whitson, Donna Wilson, Marcus Conyers Janice Case, Kristin Pierce, and Ralf de la Mare share their suggestions about intervening in student conflicts.



Locals collaborate to shed light on the 'lost' stories of Burbank  Los Angeles Times

Burbank native Wes Clark claims to have read every book there is about his beloved hometown. However, when approached with the chance to publish his own ...



Sac State hosts young ROTC cadets in competition  Sacramento State University

Hundreds of students historically attend ROTC competitions, such as this one last November at Luther Burbank High School. (Sacramento State Air Force ROTC).



Napa's New Technology High wins top prize for video about impacts of October wildfires  Napa Valley Register

A short documentary video on the October wildfires by New Technology High School students nabbed top honors at the nation's oldest student media festival.



Response: Teachers Must Encourage Students to 'Make Meaning Together'  Education Week

(This is the last post in a three-part series. You can see Part One here and Part Two here.) The new "question-of-the-week" is: What are the keys to effective ...



Response: Everything You Wanted to Know About Dual Immersion But Were Afraid to Ask  Education Week

The new "question-of-the-week" is: What does "dual-immersion" mean? Is it different from bilingual education? What are tips to do "dual-immersion" and/or ...



A Year Later, Families Still Grieving Over Loss of "Burbank Angels"  NBC Southern California

Family and friends gathered Sunday to mark one year since a fiery drunken-driving crash claimed the lives of five Burbank youths.



Sacramento's Malik Pope will begin NBA dream with Los Angeles Lakers  ABC10.com KXTV

San Diego State forward Malik Pope has had a bumpy path to the NBA, but his first professional opportunity has finally arrived.



Robert Harry Lovejoy, of Santa Barbara, 1948-2018 | Obituaries  Noozhawk

Beloved father, husband, craftsman, deli and bar owner, guardian of the past, and teller of bad jokes, Bob Lovejoy left us suddenly on July 7, 2018, felled by a ...



Local NFL players to watch during training camp, regular season  ABC10.com KXTV

As football fans all over the world prepare for the NFL season, ABC10 is helping you learn more about the local players around the league.



Response: "Unlocking the Common Core" With English Language Learners  Education Week

(This is the first post in a two-part series). The new question-of-the-week is: How can we help English Language Learners meet the Common Core Standards?



Sacramento district can’t find enough teachers, so it turns to Philippines for help  Sacramento Bee

The Sacramento City Unified School District says the supply of local teachers is lacking, so it has to recruit from the Philippines.



Sacramento teachers plan to strike Wednesday if no deal. Last walkout was in 1989.  Sacramento Bee

The Sacramento City Teachers Association said it will strike Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, if a contract agreement can't be reached. The teachers rallied before a ...



Environmental Summit comes to LA River School  Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles River students celebrated Earth Day by having their First Annual Environmental Summit on the Sotomayor campus. On April 28, Los Angeles River ...



Celebrities in high school  INSIDER

See how your favorite stars — from Sandra Bullock and Blake Lively to Tom Hanks — looked while they were in school and what kind of students they were.



Response: 'Embracing Technology' as a Tool for Differentiation  Education Week

(This is the last post in a two-part series. You can see Part One here.) The new question-of-the-week is: What are ways technology can assist teachers apply ...



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.



Recent Bill will ban plastic straws in some restaurants  Los Angeles Times

Governor Jerry Brown recently signed a bill into law that will ban sit-down restaurants from giving their customers plastic straws. The law will take effect on Jan.



Herd selects Heffernan to head up football | Sports  Elk Grove Citizen

After weeks of anticipation by its players, parents and fans, Elk Grove finally has a new head football coach. He's 44-year-old John Heffernan.



A Burbank High School Kicks Off Distracted Driving Awareness Month  Neon Tommy

John Burroughs High School seniors were put to the test.



Bakersfield police officer killed in crash during pursuit  KABC-TV

A Bakersfield police officer with ties to Burbank was killed Friday in the line of duty.



Assemblyman Jim Cooper Hosts Turkey Giveaway  FOX40

SACRAMENTO --. Thanksgiving isn't the same without a turkey. But for many, buying a bird can be too expensive. On Tuesday, Assemblyman Jim Cooper ...



Help wanted: California school districts scramble to hire teachers  Sacramento Bee

A growing teacher shortage has California school districts offering subsidized housing and signing bonuses in an effort to woo potential recruits.



Girls Rugby Brings Police And Community Closer Together  Capital Public Radio News

The Amazons of the Sacramento Police Athletic League have one high school girls rugby championship under their belts and are going for two in a row this ...



2017 Airport Tower Banner Student Art Contest Winners Announced | Pasadena California, Hotels,CA Real Estate,Restaurants,City Guide... - Pasadena.com  Pasadena Now

The high school student winners of the Hollywood Burbank Airport 2017 Tower Banner Student Art Contest from Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena Unified ...



CSUS taps hundreds of students to battle teacher shortage  Sacramento Bee

Sacramento State recently sent 300 letters to students in all majors asking them to come to a meeting to learn about the university's teaching program. About 200 ...



When will it stop? — Inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during the shooting  Los Angeles Times

My condolences are with the victims of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and their families. On February 14, the sounds of gunshots were heard all ...



Talented youth compete in SacTown Showdown  KCRA Sacramento

It's being called one of the biggest performing arts competitions ever to come to town. Sactown Showdown is on the look out for talented youngsters who are ...



Mayor Darrell Steinberg Endorses Gavin Newsom’s Campaign For Governor  CBS Sacramento

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Mayor Darrell Steinberg said he's supporting Gavin Newsom's bid for governor. Both men were in Midtown Sacramento today for that ...



Sotomayor Wolves Soccer Team Win Semi Finals and Advance to the CIF Championship  Los Angeles Times

Sotomayor Wolves Soccer team played Fremont High School for the semi-finals in the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Championship on February 27.



Response: 'The Divide Between Policymakers & Educators Can Be Narrowed by Dialogue'  Education Week

(This the second post in a four-part series. You can see Part One here.) The new "question-of-the-week" is: What do you think are the most important things that ...



Bakersfield police officer, former Burbank cadet, laid to rest today at Forest Lawn  LA Daily News

LOS ANGELES — Bakersfield police Officer David Nelson, a former Burbank police cadet who was killed Friday when his patrol car crashed during a pursuit, will ...



Portland State Football Names David Lose New Defensive Line Coach  Portland State Vikings

Portland State has named David Lose as the new defensive line coach. Lose (pronounced LOW-say) is a familiar name in the northwest, having played football ...



Prison company seeks to open center for federal felons near Sacramento homes, schools  Sacramento Bee

A controversial nationwide provider of private prison and reentry services wants to open a facility in south Sacramento for federal offenders on supervised ...



3 Teens From Burbank Killed After Truck Crashes Down Embankment; 2 Injured  KTLA

Three teens from Burbank were killed and two others were injured when a pickup truck crashed down an embankment in a remote canyon northeast of Santa ...



Burroughs hangs in for sweep  LA Daily News

An hour before gametime, the Doghouse at Burbank high school shook with excitement. Both sides were throwing proverbial shade toward one another; just part ...



Electric scooters: Part of the transportation solution or public nuisance?  Los Angeles Times

In Santa Monica's multi-modal community, city planners are interested in getting people out of their cars and onto bicycles and walking. But where do electric ...



'Performing with the Pros' with David Burnham at CSArts-SGV  Los Angeles Times

For California School of the Arts-San Gabriel Valley's (CSArts-SGV)'s first “Performing with the Pros” event, students in grades seven to 11 from the Musical ...



Memorial Day celebration Monday  Auburn Journal

Auburn area veterans will observe Memorial Day on 9 a.m. Monday, May 28 at the New Auburn Cemetery. Members of the Auburn Area Honor Guard, American ...



Sacramento County jail Inmate dies before he was scheduled to appear in court  Sacramento Bee

A 29-year-old Sacramento County Main Jail inmate died Wednesday, Feb. 28, due to a medical emergency after moving prisons earlier that morning.



FBI Academy Schools Local Students  Comstock's Magazine

When an FBI agent asks a roomful of high school juniors, “How many of you watch FBI shows on TV?” nearly every hand goes up. But at the recent Sacramento ...



The L.A. Area's Last Mall Arcade Is Closing Its Doors  L.A. Weekly

The Burbank Mall is changing — will it be for the better?



Sacramento Food Bank to distribute record amount of turkeys this Thanksgiving  Sacramento Bee

Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services will pass out more than 15000 turkeys and Thanksgiving sides to area families in the next week.



Al Baldwin | Obituaries  The Galt Herald

Al Baldwin passed from his earthly ties to be face-to-face with his Lord Jesus Christ peacefully at home on Jan. 5, 2018. Born in San Francisco, Al grew up in.



Immigration & racial stereotypes  Los Angeles Times

What comes to mind when you hear the word 'immigrant'? For most people, it is a Mexican individual. Rarely do people think of the Dutch that come from the ...



Response: 'There Is Not One Right Answer' for Reading Instruction  Education Week

(This is the third post in a four-part series. You can see Part One here and Part Two here.) The new "question-of-the-week" is: What is the biggest mistake ...



Oak Ridge QB Ian Book changes verbal commitment to Notre Dame  Sacramento Bee

Around the regions in a forward lean ... Ian Book went, he saw, he absorbed. And now he's hooked. It's one thing to see Notre Dame on TV and in video and ...



Response: Mistakes Are 'Learning in Action' - Classroom Q&A With Larry Ferlazzo - Education Week Teacher  Education Week

(This is the second post in a five-part series on this topic. You can see Part One here.) The new question-of-the-week (and the first one in this column's sixth ...



Response: We Must Help Students 'Recognize Their Creative Strengths'  Education Week

Laura Taddei, Cathy L. Seeley, Zane Dickey, Laura Fleming, Billy Krakower, Diane Friedlaender, Richard Byrne contribute their thoughts on developing creative ...



Two men convicted of murder in 2014 marijuana robbery  Sacramento Bee

Shaquille Huston and Dayvon Stroupe were convicted by a Sacramento Superior Court jury Thursday for the first-degree murder of Vincent Amaya, with a ...



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