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Group says Burbank curbs traffic

BURBANK -- The City of Burbank received the 2002 Silver Award from

the American Automobile Assn.'s community traffic safety program.

The Automobile Club of Southern California award honors


communities that excel at identifying and addressing local traffic

safety issues. By highlighting cities that succeed at reducing

casualties, the association aims to promote ongoing traffic-safety

awareness and education programs.


It is based on crash statistics, traffic-safety leadership and

education. Statistics presented to AAA were documented and presented

by the Public Works and Police Departments.

Laura Sturza

Grant encourages student service

RANCHO DISTRICT -- The California Integrated Waste Management

Board has given a $90,000 environmental grant to the school district.

The Environmental Ambass- ador Pilot Program grant will be used to


develop education programs and conservation activities in schools, as

well as providing students with opportunities to serve the community

by applying information learned in class.

Environmental studies will be integrated into all classes from

kindergarten through 12th grade, and professional development will be

provided for teachers, administrators, school facilities managers and

community partners, including the Burbank Recycle Center.

Molly Shore


Joslyn plans trip to Ansel Adams exhibit

BURBANK -- People 55 and older can register for an all-day outing

to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

The museum is featuring the work of photographer Ansel Adams and

painter John Singer Sargent.

Trip participants will take a bus to the Grove and Farmers’ Market

for lunch, and then proceed to the museum.

The day trip starts at 9:15 a.m. Feb. 18 and departs from the

Joslyn Adult Center at 1301 W. Olive Ave. The cost is $25, and people

can register at the center from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and noon to 2 p.m.

weekdays. For more information, call 238-5353.

Laura Sturza

Library photo contest in February

BURBANK -- Photographers of all ages can submit their work to a

competition sponsored by the Friends of the Burbank Public Library.

Categories include special effects, people, animals, scenic images

and still life. Up to three entries can be submitted for judging by a

panel, with an award ceremony scheduled for Feb. 27. An exhibit of

the work will hang at the Central Library until March 29.

Amateur photographers can get entry forms at any Burbank library,

and submit their work to the Central Library’s reference desk from

Feb. 1 to 18.

Laura Sturza

Poster winners recognized by board

CIVIC CENTER -- Four Monterey High School students, winners of the

2002 Anti-Tobacco student poster contest, were honored at a recent

school board meeting.

Tenth-grader Marco Herrera shared the first-place win with

12th-grader Sarah Estrada. Both students received a $100 bill from

Terry Scott, tobacco use prevention education coordinator.

Second place went to 12th-grader Tyler Silverio, and third place

went to 10th-grader Britney Contreras.

About 800 entries were received from the city’s three public high

schools Scott said.

Copies of the winning posters will be made by Patterson Graphics

for display in classrooms at the three high schools.

Molly Shore