AOL Time Warner settles lawsuit
BURBANK -- AOL Time Warner Inc. agreed Wednesday to pay $143,700
to 17 employees at its Burbank facility who alleged they were
The settlement, which was announced in an e-mail statement from
the U.S. Department of Labor, came after a review of the media
company by Labor Department officials. The amount of the settlement
represents back pay and interest for the 17 female and minority
workers, news reports said.
A Warner Bros. spokeswoman was quoted in news reports saying the
settlement was not an admission of wrongdoing.
Local lass competes in Irish festival
BURBANK -- Burbank resident Megan McArdle is one of several
debutantes competing tonight for the title of Los Angeles’ Rose of
The event, sponsored by the Irish American Foundation, will
culminate with the crowning of the Rose at the debutante ball at the
The winner will represent Los Angeles in August at the
International Rose of Tralee Festival in Ireland.
The women, all of Irish descent, have participated in several
events during the past weeks. Friday, they were presented to Mayor
James Hahn and the Los Angeles City Council.
McArdle attended St. Robert Bellarmine and St. Francis Xavier
grade schools and graduated from Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy in
2002. She is a freshman at Loyola Marymount University, majoring in
international business law with a minor in Irish studies.
Chabad hosts annual Purim party
MAGNOLIA PARK -- Chabad of Burbank will host its second annual
Purim party beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Burbank Realtors
Banquet Hall, 2006 W. Magnolia Blvd.
This festive holiday commemorates the escape of the Jewish people
from the Persian Empire nearly 2,400 years ago. It is celebrated by
sending food gifts to friends, giving charity to the poor and
partaking in a sumptuous feast. A scroll, known as the Megillah,
recounts the entire story of Purim and is read on this holiday.
Chabad will serve a full-course Israeli-style meal, including the
holiday’s traditional Haman tashen cookies.
All community members are welcome.
“This year especially, people can use a little extra joy,”
Shabad’s Outreach Director Rabbi Shmuly Kornfeld said. “We hope to
provide just that. We encourage everyone to participate.”