Man charged with swerving at bus
SOUTH SAN FERNANDO DISTRICT -- A Burbank man was arrested Friday
after allegedly swerving his pickup truck toward a bus carrying
children in what police called an act of road rage.
The altercation began about 8:15 a.m. when a YMCA bus was driving
four students from 8 to 10 to various local elementary schools.
Police said Vasken Sataian, 42, apparently became enraged with the
bus driver near the corner of Victory Boulevard and Verdugo Avenue,
and began following closely and honking his horn.
Sataian then swerved in front of the bus in an effort to stop it,
causing the bus to strike his 1983 red Toyota pickup, police said. No
one was injured in the collision.
Sataian was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly
weapon, police said. His bail was set at $30,000.
Community honors Burbank teacher
MEDIA DISTRICT NORTH -- Friends, colleagues and former students of
Dave Harris are invited to attend a community celebration honoring
the Burbank High School math teacher, who is retiring after 34 years.
The party will be from 3 to 5:30 p.m. June 11 at the Holiday Inn,
150 E. Angeleno Ave.
Tickets are $10 per person, which includes hors d’oeuvres, drinks
and a gift for Harris. Checks should be made out to Tanda Tindell,
c/o Burbank High School, and mailed to the school at 902 N. Third
St., Burbank, CA 91502, or delivered to the principal’s office.
Reservations will be accepted until May 26.
For more information, call Tindell at 558-4700, ext. 1239.
Burroughs student places in art contest
MAGNOLIA PARK -- Susan Estrada, a senior at John Burroughs High
School, received a third-place award in the annual Congressional Arts
Forty-three entries were submitted by students who live in the
29th Congressional District, which is represented by Rep. Adam Schiff
The winner and two runners-up were announced Monday at Huntington
Library in San Marino.
Estrada’s acrylic painting, titled “Bird,” will hang in Schiff’s
Pasadena district office for one year. The portrait is a close-up of
a white and gray hummingbird against a dark green background.
William Kim, a 12th-grade student at South Pasadena High School,
submitted the winning entry.
Lili Melikian, a senior Clark Magnet High School in Glendale,
received a second-place award for her digital photo shop entry “Blue
Schiff’s district office is at 35 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena.