Scott honored by educators
BURBANK -- State Sen. Jack Scott (D-Burbank) has been named the
recipient of the College Board’s 2003 Legislative Education Leaders
Scott received the honor Thursday in San Francisco during the
annual meeting of the National Conference of State Legislatures.
Scott was selected for his efforts to promote educational access,
equity and excellence for all California students.
Since his election to the Legislature in 1996, Scott has written
bills to create a tax deduction for student loan interest,
fast-tracked the teacher credential process and made it easier for
experienced out-of-state teachers to teach in California.
He serves as chairman of the Senate Budget Subcommittee on
Education, which oversees California’s $50-billion education budget.
The College Board is a national nonprofit membership association
composed of more than 4,200 schools, colleges, universities and other
Burbank boy arrested in shooting
NORTHWEST GLENDALE -- A Burbank teen was arrested Friday on
suspicion of attempted murder after allegedly shooting a Glendale man
in the shoulder.
The 17-year-old boy was arrested about noon near the corner of
Allen Avenue and Glenoaks Boulevard by the Glendale Police gang unit,
police spokesman Sgt. Kirk Palmer said.
The boy, whose name was not released because he is a juvenile,
allegedly had a handgun with him at the time of his arrest.
The boy will be held at Eastlake Juvenile Hall and is expected to
be arraigned Monday in Pasadena.
Police received calls reporting shots being fired about 5:15 a.m.
Friday and found 36-year-old Gustavo Munoz near the corner of Allen
Avenue and San Fernando Road. He had been shot in the shoulder,
Munoz was taken to County-USC Medical Center, where he was treated
The investigation is ongoing and police were still looking into
whether a second man was involved, Palmer said.