Bears Offense Held in Check by CV

By Austin Green
Burbank Leader

The Burroughs High School baseball team offense was essentially held in check for much of the game in a 6-2 loss to Crescenta Valley on Tuesday in a Pacific League matchup.

Burroughs starting pitcher Nick Forrest kept CV off balance his first time through the order, allowing just two singles and striking out two. Multiple errors yielded three unearned runs allowed on five hits, to go along with three strikeouts and one walk over four innings of work.

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Bears Blast Bulldogs in Rivalry Game, 14-2

Kelsey Acosta pitched a complete game, allowing two runs and striking out five, and helped the Bears defeat rival Burbank, 14-2, in a Pacific League game on Thursday. Photo by Eric Danielson / Burbank Leader

By Austin Green
Burbank Leader

Seven different John Burroughs players had RBIs, the Bears’ No. 1-6 batters all had multi-hit games, and not a single Burroughs hitter struck out during their 14-2 six-inning victory over archrival Burbank at McCambridge Park on Thursday.

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City Awards Funds for Nonprofits, Homelessness

A line of people stand for the Burbank Temporary Aid Center food bank line
The City Council allocated $28,000 in federal funds to the Burbank Temporary Aid Center and several other local nonprofits this week. BTAC said it plans to use the money to provide rental assistance and bolster its food bank (above). Photo courtesy Burbank Temporary Aid Center

The city of Burbank recently designated more than $1.1 million in federal funds for several local nonprofits along with one of its own departments that is tasked with addressing homelessness.

The federal government provides Community Development Block Grant funds annually to cities, which then distribute the money to organizations serving low-income populations. On Tuesday, the City Council gave those funds to programs and initiatives for next fiscal year, including homeless prevention, health services and after-school activities.

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BUSD: Committed to In-Person Student Instruction

The Burbank Unified School District isn’t content with the new normal. After enduring the COVID-19 pandemic for more than a year, Superintendent Matt Hill and his staff emphasized they are committed to giving students a better normal as the academic year winds down.

“We’re in the homestretch,” Hill said during a Board of Education meeting on Thursday. “We have three weeks to really make sure our students and learners are giving their best, and all of us as employees are supporting them, encouraging them, pushing along.

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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Talks Elicit Viable Pathways

Diversity, equity and inclusion are three words that can easily be defined separately, but together as an initiative can stir up a lengthy discourse.

“I can go on for hours talking about that, and I welcome that opportunity privately if you want to do that,” Oscar Macias, Luther Middle School principal said on Tuesday during a Burbank Unified School District discussion about its DEI efforts.

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Grocery, Drug Store Workers Could Get Hazard Pay

After intense debate, the Burbank City Council appears poised to pass a temporary wage increase for grocery and drug store workers later this month by a narrow voting margin.

The City Council approved on Tuesday the introduction of an ordinance to provide a 60-day wage increase of $5 an hour to workers at large grocery and drug stores. If the council adopts the ordinance during its May 18 meeting, it would go into effect starting June 18 — three days after Gov. Gavin Newsom is expected to fully reopen the state’s economy.

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Residents Reach 60% Vaccination Rate, But Shots Slowing

A graph of the number of daily vaccinations in burbank

Just over 60% of Burbank’s residents had received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccination as of this week, but county data shows a recent drop in the number of daily shots being administered.

At least 54,100 residents, or 60.4% of the local population 16 years old or older, have had at least one coronavirus vaccine dose as of Sunday, according to data from the Los Angeles County Public Health Department. That total includes the roughly 12,600 first doses administered to the city’s population ages 65 and older — 77.7% of that age group.

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Daniel Remy, Former Mayor, Dies at 86

Photo courtesy city of Burbank
Friends and family of Daniel Remy, a former mayor of Burbank who died this week, described him as an avid golfer who was deeply invested in the welfare of his local community.

Daniel Remy, who twice led the city of Burbank as its mayor and helped launch an annual fundraising golf event, died this week, according to his son.
Remy was a Burbank City Council member from 1977 to 1985, and served as the city’s mayor from 1970 to 1980 and 1984 to 1985. He was a strong advocate of local development and, according to his friends, was an avid golfer, running tournaments for the local Kiwanis Club, for which he was a past president and established a scholarships program.
Remy died on Monday, according to his son Daniel Remy Jr. He was 86.
The younger Remy described him as a great father, explaining he coached his sons’ baseball team when they lived in Burbank. He had three children — Kevin, Kathleen and Daniel Remy Jr. — and eight grandchildren.
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