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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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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 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 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.



Scandrick to host passing tourney in Los Al - Sun Newspapers  Seal Beach News

Former Los Alamitos High School defensive back Orlando Scandrick, now an NFL cornerback, will host his fourth annual Elite High School Passing League on ...



Students Hold Gun Violence Walkout at John Burroughs H.S. in Burbank  KTLA Los Angeles

Students and faculty at a Burbank high school walked out of class Friday to bring attention to ongoing issues involving gun violence. The walkout took place just ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



Burbank Unified begins discussions on ethnic-studies requirement  Los Angeles Times

As the state of California debates whether or not to make ethnic studies a requirement for high school graduation, a discussion about the matter began at the ...



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.



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.



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.



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 ...



Hmong students are among the forgotten minorities of higher education  SFGate

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 ...



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.



VIP games held Sunday at Luther Burbank HS  KCRA Sacramento

The Very Inspirational People, or V.I.P, Track And Field Games for the disabled were held Sunday at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento. Over 300 ...



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.



Reactions mixed at proposed homeless tent shelter at South Sacramento light rail stop  ABC10.com KXTV

There are mixed emotions over a proposed homeless shelter at Florin Road light rail stop. A meeting was held for community members at Luther Burbank High ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Portland State Football Signs Nine During Early Signing Period  Portland State Vikings

The Portland State Football Program signed nine student-athletes during the National Letter of Intent early signing period on Wednesday. The Vikings have ...



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 ...



Where Will The Next Sacramento Homeless Triage Shelters Be Located?  Capital Public Radio News

Each of the eight city council members in Sacramento has been asked to identify possible sites for homeless triage shelters in their districts.



Luther Burbank High teen gets help with promposal from Sacramento police officer  Sacramento Bee

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



Matt Smyser, Burbank High Football Star, Dies in Reported Bedroom Suicide  LA Weekly

Friends, classmates and teammates of 17-year-old Burbank High football star Matthew Smyser, who died at his Shadow Hills home on Tuesday, describe him as ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



‘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 ...



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 ...



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.



What you need to know about proposed homeless shelter in South Sacramento  KCRA Sacramento

A new homeless shelter could be coming to South Sacramento.



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 ...



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 ...



Response: Knowing 'When to Stop Teaching Strategies and Just Let Students Read'  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: What are the roles of reading strategies in literacy ...



The case for homeless shelters - Essay - Opinions - March 7, 2019  Sacramento News & Review

By Jay Schenirer. City councilman argues for putting a shelter next to a RT station. Published on March 7, 2019 as Essay in the Opinions section of the ...



Response: 'Promoting Speaking for ELLs Must Be Intentional'  Education Week

(This is Part Two in a five-part series. You can see Part One here.) The new question-of-the-week is: How do you promote speaking with English-language ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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, ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



Effective ways to help the homeless  ABC10.com KXTV

SACRAMENTO, Calif — The number of homeless people increased by 30 percent from 2015 to 2017 in the Sacramento area. In late January, Sacramento ...



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 ...



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.”



Viking Football Welcomes 25 New Student-Athletes For 2019  Portland State Vikings

Semaj Bolin , CB, 5-10, 170, FR, HS, North Las Vegas, NV (Coronado HS) - se-mozh * Dante Chachere , QB, 6-3, 170, FR, HS, Fresno, CA (Clovis West HS) ...



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.



Portland State Vikings football team signs 9 players during early signing period, including a humongous offensive lineman  OregonLive.com

A look at the football stars from Oregon and beyond who signed, or transferred to Portland State to play for the Vikings football team.



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.



Sacramento residents asked to weigh in on proposed homeless shelter  KCRA Sacramento

Sacramento leaders say they are determined to find solutions to the city's homeless crisis.



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 ...



Boys Look to Turn Things Around Before League Tips Off  South Pasadena Review

Time is running out for So Pas High varsity boys basketball team to put everything together and play to its potential. Rio Hondo League play begins Jan. 5 in an ...



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.



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. The hiring ...



Response: Ways to Avoid Teacher Burn-Out  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 ...



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 ...



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: '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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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?



Armenian Genocide to be commemorated in Burbank on April 16  Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am

Armenian community of the American city of Burbank, California to commemorate the 104th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide on April 16...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Response: Educators Share Who Influenced Their Teaching  Education Week

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



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 ...



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.



Response: Ways to 'Navigate Conflicts & Restore Relationships' Between Students  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: When two or more students are having a conflict, what ...



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 ...



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).



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Response: Guidelines for Successful One-to-One Computer Programs  Education Week

Anne Jenks, Heather Staker, Larissa Pahomov, and Stephanie Smith Budhai share their suggestions on how schools can successfully implement one-to-one ...



Washington State running back James Williams II making family's years of struggle pay off  The Seattle Times

The Williamses gambled when they left their crime-ridden neighborhood of Toledo, Ohio, in search of a better life for their kids. Weeks of homelessness, nights ...



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 ...



Faith Bender Is One Of The Top Underclassman Throwers  MileSplit

We look to see who are the top underclassman girls throwers.



Response: Leveraging Field Trips to 'Deepen Learning' - Classroom Q&A With Larry Ferlazzo - Education Week Teacher  Education Week

Ron Berger, Camille A. Farrington, Gail Desler, Abby Schneiderjohn, and Mike Janatovich contribute their thoughts on the best ways to plan and use field trips.



Response: 'Self-Control Doesn't Just Happen, It Needs to Be Taught'  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: How can we best help students ...



Lady Warriors soccer competes with grit in So Cal Tourney  Tehachapi News

The Lady Warriors traveled to Southern California on Dec. 27 and 28 to compete against teams from the Los Angeles area in the Hart Showcase Tournament.



Response: Teaching Can Be Tough, But We're 'Lucky'  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 do you think is the toughest part of teaching and ...



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 ...



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 ...



Five key strategies to get/keep kids engaged at school  Washington Post

Here's an excerpt from Larry Ferlazzo's new book, “Classroom Q & As: Expert Strategies For Teaching,” recently published by Education Week. It's a compilation ...



In 10 years, 114 Sacramento teenagers died violently. Here are all of them  Sacramento Bee

Search this list of the 114 teens who died violently in the Sacramento region since 2007.



Thanks to Community Outcry, L.A.'s Last Mall Arcade Won't Be Closing After All  L.A. Weekly

The arcade still flickers with electricity and 8-bit melodies that bounce off the deconstructed mall ceiling. Inside the mall, floor tiles have been ripped up and ...



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 ...



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