The Burbank Civic Pride Committee has postponed its annual Make A
Difference Day food drive scheduled for Saturday.
The food drive was postponed because of picket lines set up at
most major grocery stores in Burbank. Volunteers had been scheduled
to collect donations in front of Burbank markets.
Donations go to the Burbank Family Service Agency, the Burbank
Salvation Army, Boys and Girls Club, and the Burbank Temporary Aid
Center. Officials said they hope to hold an event in the near future.
Seminar on breast health to be held
A free seminar on breast health will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Oct. 28 at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center’s Bob & Delores Hope
Conference Center, 501 S. Buena Vista St.
The seminar will include a presentation by a breast cancer
survivor and a specialist as well as a panel of physicians. It will
focus on breast cancer prevention, treatment options and
Reservations are required to attend the seminar. For more
information, call (888) 432-5464.
Schiff to co-chair anti-piracy caucus
A local congressman is part of a bipartisan group of House and
Senate lawmakers who on Tuesday announced the creation of an
anti-piracy caucus to combat the theft of American intellectual
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Glendale) will join Senators Gordon Smith
(R-Ore.), Joe Biden (D-Del.) and Rep. Bob Goodlate (R-Va.) to chair
The caucus will support Congress’ efforts to deal with piracy and
to bolster the Bush administration’s efforts to obtain strong
Sorenson opens relay service in Burbank
Sorenson Media, a company that provides high-quality video relay
software for the deaf, has announced the opening of a new relay
service call center in Burbank.
Through the service, the deaf and hard-of-hearing can place video
relay calls to anyone through a specialized set up and computer
hardware and software.
Potential users should call (866) 327-8877. For more information,
Tech to Teacher orientation Friday
The Verdugo Jobs Center, which serves the area, will host an
orientation for its Tech to Teacher program from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Friday at the center, 1255 S. Central Ave.
The program, administered by the Verdugo Workforce Investment
Board, is designed to help laid-off technology workers become
The two-hour orientation will be held at the Verdugo Jobs Center,
1255 S. Central Ave.
To register, call Gerald Washington at 409-0476, ext. 7314.
Breakfast raises more than $2K
The Burbank Tournament of Roses Assn. sold more than 500 breakfast
tickets at its first pancake fund-raiser held Oct. 4. The event
raised more than $2,000 for the decoration of the 2004 float, called
“Moosic, Moosic, Moosic.”
Several business donated time and food for the event.