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Strike postpones food drive The Burbank Civic...

Strike postpones

food drive

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.

The caucus will support Congress’ efforts to deal with piracy and

to bolster the Bush administration’s efforts to obtain strong

intellectual protections.

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

public-school teachers.

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.