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.
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.
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.
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.
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.