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Burbank Firefighters Add Nine to Ranks

BFD Recruit Grad -2

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)


It all started years ago for some and the day of becoming a Firefighter came true Friday at The Burbank Training Center where 9 men took the oath to become Burbank Firefighters. Class 2013 started with 11, and after a grueling 14 week academy, nine had finished.

Chanting their class motto: "Together in Stride, Centennial Pride" Burbank's newest fire fighters jog into place during graduation exercises Friday. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Chanting their class motto: “Together in Stride, Centennial Pride” Burbank’s newest fire fighters jog into place during graduation exercises Friday. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Mayor Dave Golonski gave the recruits words of wisdom, as one of his final duties of being Mayor, then City Manager Ken Pulskamp, told the nine new firefighters that when he started his career as a municipal employee, there were no fax machines and teleconferencing, he reminded them that being a city employee that they will be watched all the time. He congratulated the class as they have and will make great sacrifices.

Flowing water from Truck 11 and Engine 11 while fire recruits man handlines during graduation exercises Friday. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Flowing water from Truck 11 and Engine 11 while fire recruits man hand-lines during graduation exercises Friday. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

The class was instructed by Fire Captain Tray White with the assistance of Engineer Jeff Carlon, who is currently Burbank’s assistant Training Engineer and Firefighter of The Year. They were assisted by Fire Fighter Ryan Weber who also is a former Firefighter of The Year.

The class was accepted by Fire Chief Tom Lenahan, who was the Keynote speaker. He was proud of the accomplishments of the nine members, and gave them five keys to follow in their career to be successful in as Burbank Firefighters.

The class of nine consisted of: Michael Cary, Christopher Donan, Richard Dunn, Alex Jauregui, Hai Nguyen, Stephen Nielesky, Wesley Peebles, Jeffrey Ponton and Joel Ray.

With a BIG THANK YOU Burbank Recruits thank academy instructor Firefighter Ryan Weber, for all his attention to detail and for helping them get through. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

With a BIG THANK YOU Burbank Recruits thank academy instructor Firefighter Ryan Weber, for all his attention to detail and for helping them get through. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

The class was given their oath of office, issued their shiny new Centennial Badges, and given a Burbank Firefighter Belt Buckle by Fire Fighter Local Union President Mike McDonald. Plenty of pictures were snapped, and refreshments served then the nine new firefighters donned their protective equipment and went outside to give several demonstrations of what they had learned the past 14 weeks, besides how to survive being a Firefighter.

The Class of 2013

Burbank Fire Fighter Recruit Class of 2013. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Fire Fighter Recruit Class of 2013. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Meet the new Burbank Firefighters

Here is an outstanding video created by Eric Rowley of their training

Burbank Fire Academy 2013 from Eric Rowley on Vimeo.

Burroughs Dispatches Glendale, 5-0, to Maintain Its Hold on First Place

By Dick Dornan
MyBurbank Sports Editor

Coming off a significant win at Crescenta Valley on Tuesday night, Burroughs had two opponents to battle Friday afternoon at Tomahawk Field. First, the Indians had Glendale on the schedule. Second, they had to avoid a letdown after defeating a talented opponent in CV and then playing against the inferior abilities of the Nitros.

Luis Pereyra of Burroughs (Photo by Dick Dornan)

Luis Pereyra of Burroughs (Photo by Dick Dornan)

Behind the superb pitching of Luis Pereyra, Burroughs methodically defeated a poor Glendale team, 5-0, to maintain its hold of first place in the Pacific League. The Indians took out two birds with one stone.

“At the beginning of every game we are 0-0. And when the game is over we want to be 1-0,” Burroughs Coach Kiel Holmes explained. “We did what we needed to do. We put our runs up there. We had strong defense and our pitching was phenomenal today.”

To be a champion, all aspects of the game of baseball need to be executed and done well. Holmes expects his team to be focused and prepped at all times. He was satisfied with the win though not convincingly.

“I thought we could have played better. We took our foot off the gas a little bit,” Holmes said. “If we want to be the type of team that we expect to be, then stuff like that can’t happen.”

Pereyra was strong all game limiting the Nitros to only two hits in five innings of work while striking out nine and walking none.

“I had all my stuff working. I was hitting my spots and good things happen when you hit your spots,” Pereyra said.

Brian Pozos connects on a double (Photo by Dick Dornan)

Brian Pozos connects on a double (Photo by Dick Dornan)

The Indians quickly scored two runs in the bottom of the first inning. Chris Davies led off with a double and Cameron Rodriguez walked three batters later. Senior captain Brian Pozos then connected on a two-run triple to deep center that gave Pereyra all the runs he would need.

Leading 3-0 in the bottom half of the fourth inning, the Indians struck again. Singles by Akira Abderrahman and Jimmy Cramer and a double down the first base line from Aiden Anding cleared the bases giving JBHS a commanding 5-0 advantage.

Anding finished with three RBI’s on the afternoon while Pozos went 2 for 3 with a double, triple and two RBI’s. Davies had two hits as well for Burroughs which improved to 11-7, 5-0 in league.

Glendale’s only threat against Pereyra came in the top of the fifth when Ethan Howard led off with a single to left field. Pereyra then issued a balk and threw a wild pitch advancing Howard to third base with no outs. Pereyra regrouped and proceeded to strike out the side.

“He’s been there for us all season,” Holmes said. “Our priority as a staff is to come out and throw strikes. He did a pretty good job of that.”

Brandon Ortega came in relief of Pereyra and threw two solid innings allowing no hits and striking out two batters.

Burroughs next plays at Hoover on Tuesday before the big showdown against second place Burbank at BHS on Friday night at 6 p.m. The Bulldogs rallied from a 2-0 fifth-inning deficit Friday night against Arcadia winning 4-2 on the road to maintain its position in a tight Pacific League race.

“We can’t get caught up in the moment. Obviously we know them very well and we just got to take it as another game,” Pereyra said of the Burbank game. “We just have to do what we have been doing. That’s how we’ve been winning all of our games.”

“We need to stay humble and not let our record get to our heads. You never get complacent with where we are but just keep improving every single day,” Pozos added. “Games like this we can’t fall back on our heels. We need to keep moving forward and keep on fighting.”


Burbank Tosses 2-0 Shutout Against Arcadia

By Dick Dornan
MyBurbank Sports Editor

Searching for its first league title since 1987, the Burbank softball team took another step in that direction with a hard fought 2-0 victory against Arcadia on Thursday afternoon at McCambridge Park. The Bulldogs, ranked No. 1 in CIF Division III, found a way to record another win despite struggling at the plate the entire game.

Caitlyn Brooks

Caitlyn Brooks

On a day when BHS only mustered three hits total, the tremendous pitching of sophomore Caitlyn Brooks carried the Bulldogs to their 12th win of the season. Brooks posted her fifth shutout of the year yielding only four hits, no walks and striking out 10 Apaches. On the year she has 172 strikeouts in 87 innings and a 0.40 ERA with teams batting a meager .131 off of her.

Scoreless through four innings, Burbank (12-1, 5-0) broke through when Arcadia pitcher McKenzie Grimes began to struggle with her command. Grimes walked Katie Hooper and Kaitlin Brooks and allowed a single to Lily Winn to load the bases. The Bulldogs took advantage of Grimes’ ineffectiveness and scored two runs courtesy of walks to the next two batters.

Defensively the Bulldogs were very strong with only one error committed as well as turning a couple nice double plays that ended potential threats by Arcadia (8-4, 2-2).

The Bulldogs turned two double plays in the win (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

The Bulldogs turned two double plays in the win (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

“Defensively we played our best game of the year with two doubles plays to add to our total of six on the year,” Burbank Coach Nicole Drabecki said. “It’s about getting out the advanced runner and having confidence in your ability that you don’t hesitate and just react.”

Laina Do was 2 for 3 with two stolen bases and a run scored. Kaitlin Brooks had three walks and one RBI. Hooper had two walks and one RBI and Winn was 1 for 3 with a stolen base.

Arcadia forces out a Burbank runner at home plate (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Arcadia forces out a Burbank runner at home plate (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank plays Muir next Tuesday and then faces three-time defending league champion Burroughs on Thursday at McCambridge Park at 6 p.m. The Indians are a game behind the Bulldogs in the league standings.

“I’m so proud of our team and their work ethic,” Drabecki said. “They deserve every victory as they work their butts off in practice. They are a joy to coach every day.”

High School Sports Weekly Recap

By Dick Dornan
MyBurbank Sports Editor

(Week of April 1 – 6)


Burroughs 7 Pasadena 5

Crescenta Valley 3 Burbank 0 (see story)

Burroughs 25 Muir 1

Luis Pereyra struck out eight of nine batters he faced and Cameron Rodriguez went 2 for 2 with two doubles and five RBI’s in the Indians combined no-hitter.


Cheyenne Steward of Burroughs (Photo by Dick Dornan)

Cheyenne Steward of Burroughs (Photo by Dick Dornan)

Burroughs 10 Pasadena 2 (see story)

Burbank 9 Crescenta Valley 1

Caitlyn Brooks gave up five hits and struck out 14 batters while going 2 for 3 with two doubles and two RBI’s at the plate. Ashley Russo went 4 for 5 with two runs scored. Lily Winn and Bridgette Pisa each had two hits apiece.

Brooks is now 10-1 on the season with a .37 ERA.

Burroughs 25 Muir 0

The Indians banged out 22 hits while Cheyenne Steward and Danielle Ryan threw a combined no-hitter. Sabrina Espitia went 4 for 4 with eight RBI’s, a double and two home runs. Delaney Nicol went 2 for 2 with two runs scored, four RBI’s and a home run.


Burbank 3 Glendale 1 (25-22, 16-25, 25-9, 26-24)

Stat Leaders: John You 10 kills; Derian Blandon 8 kills, 8 digs; Jason Gomez: 21 assists

Burroughs 3 Crescenta Valley 0 (25-16, 25-21, 25-15)

Stat Leaders: Daniel Jacobs 16 kills; BJ Lagmay 33 assists; Shayne Beamer 10 kills

Burroughs 3 South Torrance 1 (25-18, 17-25, 25-22, 25-21)

Stat Leaders: Daniel Jacobs 18 kills; BJ Lagmay 31 assists; Danny Casillas 14 digs

Claremont 3 Burbank 0 (25-18, 25-11, 25-10)


Burroughs 13 Burbank 5 (second match of the season)

Burroughs 16 Pasadena 2

Glendale 10 Burbank 8


Burbank victorious over Glendale

                          BHS                Glendale

Varsity Girls        87                         57

Varsity Boys       83                          81

Despite missing a few swimmers due to injuries and absences, the Bulldogs were able to squeak by in the varsity boys meet by two points. Event winners were Stella, Derek, Alin, Jwalta, Riley, Beam, Berley, Gene, Alex, Anis and Brian Kwon.  Double winners included Justice, Ryan & Lousine.  


Crescenta Valley 218 Burroughs 221 Glendale 250

John Burroughs High School
Date: 4/4 Location: Brookside 1 Par 36
Varsity Match
JBHS Player Name in out Score Glendale Player Name in out Score
1 Daniel Kesicbasian 45 1 Russell Caletena 38
2 Garrit Green 46 2 Kevin Yi 61
3 Sivakorn Losakul 39 3 Sammy Do 48
4 Sean White 52 d 4 Joon Song 63 d
5 Patrick Colbert 49 5 Kent Asano 47
6 Dylan McNeely 42 6 Dong Yoo 56
Team Total 221 Team Total 250
Cresenta Valley Player Name in out score
1 Paul Park 36
2 Cody Renfro 41
3 Adrian Chia 41
4 Tanner Bloks 46
5 Jon Hong 54
6 Dylan Bechtle 58 d
Low Medalist:
Paul Park 36
Russell Caletena 38
d deonotes dropped score


Sean White of Burroughs (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Sean White of Burroughs (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

14th annual Burbank Cup (Burbank 8 and 1/2 over Burroughs 7 and 1/2)

See story for more information

DeBell Golf course Par 71 Match Play Format
14th Annual Burbank Cup 4/2/2013
JBHS Player Score Win/Loss BHS Player Score Win/Loss
Sean White 89 L Brady Dunayer 81 W 7-5
Sivakorn Losakul 80 L Roman Verciglio 80 W 1-0
Daniel Kesicbasian 83 W 1-0 Andy Chung 83 L
Patrick Colbert 84 W 2-0 Jason Apinchapong 86 L
Dylan McNeely 83 W 5-4 Dylan Sherry 105 L
Tnick Trivimol 104 Half Blake Newton 97 Half
Garrit Green 102 L Austin Tatka 96 W 7-5
Konner Fairman 95 L Eric Kouyoumdjian 92 W 1-0
Austin Stefanovich 104 L Grant Le 101 W 1-0
North Ketola 108 L Kurt Kenehan 109 W 3-2
Josh Strobl 102 W 2-1 Evan Mehta 105 L
Grant Fairman 135 L Matt Lyneis 109 W 5-3
Garrett Burton 114 L Jayden Thomas 112 W 1-0
Ethan Williams 99 W 4-3 Ryan Raad 116 L
Gio Cera 92 W 9-7 Daniel Baker 125 L
Ryan O’Neil 100 W 10-8 Krishil Gandhi DQ L
Overall 7 and 1/2 Overall 8 and 1/2
Low Medalist Closest To the Pin
Sivakorn Losakul JBHS 80 Jayden Thomas Hole 14
Roman Verciglio BHS 80
Longest Drive
Blake Newton Hole 10


Burroughs 224 Glendale 271

John Burroughs High School
Date: 3/28 Location: Harding Par 37
Varsity Match
JBHS Player Name in out Score Glendale Player Name in out Score
1 Daniel Kesicbasian 43 1 Russell Caletena 40
2 Garrit Green 49 d 2 Kevin 67 d
3 Sivakorn Losakul 47 3 Sammy Do 46
4 Sean White 42 4 Joon Song 52
5 Patrick Colbert 46 5 Eyna Alaan 66
6 Dylan McNeely 46 6
Team Total 224 Team Total 271
Low Medalist:
Russell Caletena 40
d deonotes dropped score



South Pasadena Tiger Invitational – Friday, April 5


BRS 100 – Niko Guerrero – 9th – 12.09

BRS 100 – Corwin Scherer – 17th – 12:29

BRS 200 – Niko Guerrero – 12th – 24.58

B 800 – Everth Vargas – 17th – 2:03.33

BV Mile – Ricky Mendez – 17th – 4:38.39

B Mile – Shane Thompson – 2nd – 4:36.10

GV 3200 – Gracia Innocentia – 2nd – 11:28.74 – JB #4 All-Time G3200

GRS 3200 – Eileen Eckles – 1st – 12:09.75

BV 3200 – Luis Celaya – 7th – 9:45.83

BRS 3200 – Garrett Boulais – 2nd – 10:02.08

BRS 3200 – Elias Hoxsie – 3rd – 10:03.42

GV 100H – Carissa Jackson – 11th – 18.34

BRS 110H – Corwin Scherer – 3rd – 17.37

BRS 110H – Nathan Bradley – 5th – 17.81

BV 300H – Augusto Corea – 7th – 44.52

BRS 300H – Nathan Bradley – 2nd – 43.52

GV PV – Ellaine Ilano – 10th – 7’

GRS PV – Sarah Prystupa – 3rd – 8’6”

BV PV – Matt Schwartz – 2nd – 13’6”

BRS PV – Kent Truong – 2nd – 11’

BRS LJ – Niko Guerrero – 11th – 18’3”

Burbank 105 Pasadena 31 (boys)

MEET Burbank v. Pasadena
DATE 4/3/2013
1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place SCORE
4 x 100 44.92 Pasadena 45.56 Burbank 0 5
1600 4:33 Mkrtchyan B 4:36 Choe B 4:38 Ellman B 9 0
110HH 15.97 Palacio B 16.43 Afzali B 16.45 Martinez P 8 1
400 52.17 Barry P 52.62 Robinson P 54.14 Torrez B 1 8
100 11.26 Wormley P 11.65 Afzali B 11.73 Derobes P 3 6
800 2:00 Corea B 2:04 Mkrtchyan B 2:08 Ellman B 9 0
300H 41.23 Martinez P 42.28 Palacio B 43.86 Pulgarin B 4 5
200 23.01 Wormley P 23.13 Cornejo B 24.11 Derobes P 3 6
3200 10:34 Moskowitz B 10:35 Vasquez B 10:52 Itagaki, D B 9 0
4 x 400 3:36 Burbank 3:42 Pasadena 5 0
HJ 5-6 Wray B 5-6 Strang B 5-4 Walker B 9 0
PV 13-0 Miranda B 11-0 Pulgarin B 8-6 Gibbons B 9 0
LJ 20-5 Yim B 19-10 Palacio B 19-8.5 Kang B 9 0
TJ 39-2.5 Palacio B 37-4.5 Walker B 35-3.5 Yim B 9 0
SP 42-6.5 Hurtado B 39-6 Lee B 38-5 Card B 9 0
DT 136-1 Hurtado B 122-1.5 Card B 111-2 Gibbons B 9 0
105 31

Burbank 110 Pasadena 24 (girls)

MEET Burbank v. Pasadena
DATE 4/3/2013
1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place SCORE
4 x 100 51.02 Burbank 54.38 Pasadena 5 0
1600 5:49 Ignacio B 5:53 Stevenson B 6:10 Gonzalez B 9 0
100H 15.10 Richardson P 18.34 Anassian B 18.84 Gevorkian B 4 5
400 63.10 Martil B 65.28 Zepeda B 66.64 Snowden P 8 1
100 12.52 Blount P 12.81 Tomitsa B 13.22 Curtis B 4 5
800 2:40.7 Fernandez B 2:41.4 Movsesyan B 2:48 Gibson B 9 0
300H 48.33 Richardson P 52.59 Curtis B 53.78 Gevorkian B 4 5
200 26.40 Blount P 26.97 Tomitsa B 27.54 Zepeda B 4 5
3200 13:30 Stevenson B 13:34 Fernandez B 13:35 Movsesyan B 9 0
4 x 400 4:18.6 Burbank 4:35.9 Pasadena 5 0
HJ 4-10 Frazier B 4-10 McCord B 4-10 Gevorkian B 9 0
PV 8-0 Fiumani B 6-6 Baghdasarian B 8 0
LJ 45-5.75 Gevorkian B 14-5.5 Curtis B 14-4.75 Frazier B 9 0
TJ 31-7 McCord B 28-9.5 Zakevosyan B 8 0
SP 26-10.75 Khajehmal B 26-10 Rutherford P 26-8 VunCannon B 6 3
DT 91-1 VunCannon B 85-0.5 Medina B 79-8 Anassian B 9 0
110 24


Crescenta Valley Stifles Burbank in 3-0 Victory

By Dick Dornan
MyBurbank Sports Editor

After losing All-League pitchers Troy Mulcahey and Elliot Surry to graduation and ace-to-be Cole Currie deciding not to play his senior year this season, defending league champion Crescenta Valley appeared to look vulnerable entering Friday night’s contest against Burbank. Put those thoughts on hold.

Behind a dominating effort from sophomore right-hander Brian Gadsby and the timely hitting of senior shortstop Teddy Boeke, the Falcons came up with an important 3-0 victory on the road. Gadsby retired the final 11 Burbank hitters en route to a three-hit shutout.

“Brian (Gadsby) did a great job. He didn’t have his best stuff but he battled and we played some pretty solid defense behind him,” Crescenta Valley coach Phil Torres said. “It’s always tough to win here so tonight was a nice one to get.”

Burbank's Angel Villagran (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank’s Angel Villagran (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank senior ace Angel Villagran pitched a solid game as well with the exception of one mistake in the fifth inning. Villagran threw a complete game four-hitter allowing no earned runs.

“I thought Angel (Villagran) did a very good job for us,” Burbank coach Bob Hart said. “We didn’t play to our level. In terms of sticking to the plan a little bit, I think we got away from it. I thought their guys did a good job particularly the guy on the hill.”

Villagran, who came into the game with back-to-back shutouts against Hoover and Glendale, surrendered the game’s first run when the Falcons’ Bryan Wang cashed in on a Bulldog error by singling home Boeke in the first inning to give CV an early 1-0 lead.

The Bulldogs threatened in the bottom of the third inning when Chris Okimoto singled and advanced to second on an errant pickoff attempt by Gadsby. With no outs, Burbank shot itself in the foot with a fly out and two consecutive ground outs stranding Okimoto at third to end the inning.

Burbank (6-7, 2-1) came right back in the bottom of the fourth looking to break Gadsby’s stronghold. With one out, Hector Rodriguez singled and advanced to second on another Gadsby throwing error. After John White grounded out to shortstop for the second out, second baseman Nick Diaz and first baseman Adrian Damla combined for the play of the game.

Villagran hit one up the middle that Diaz ranged to his right to field. Diaz fired a one-hopper in the dirt that Damla stretched and snatched up for the third out preventing Rodriguez from scoring.

“They did a better job of swinging the bat in certain situations. We did not do a good job,” Hart said. “We had guys on third base a couple times and did not get them in. Situational it was not good for us.”

Crescenta Valley (11-5, 3-0) gained some breathing room in the top of the fifth inning when Boeke crushed a two-run home run off Villagran over the left field fence. It was the first home run hit to that part of the field in several years.

“It was huge. Joe (Torres) found a way on base. It’s tough having Teddy (Boeke) coming up with nobody on base. Probably the same way they felt with Dylan (Mersola) coming up all night with nobody on base,” Torres explained. “That’s our key and I’m sure that’s their key. Then Teddy burned them with a man on base.”

Harrison Hernandez singles for Burbank (Photo courtesy of Burbank Baseball)

Harrison Hernandez singles for Burbank (Photo courtesy of Burbank Baseball)

Harrison Hernandez had the only other hit for Burbank. Gadsby cruised the rest of the way inducing eight groundouts from the last nine Bulldog batters.

“I thought I did pretty well,” said Gadsby who throws submarine style. “When you have a great catcher and a great guy calling pitches, I’m just doing what our coach wanted us to do. It felt good. It was a good victory.”

Crescenta Valley will now play Burroughs on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Stengel Field while Burbank looks to get back on track hosting Pasadena at 3:30 p.m. The Indians will face Boeke on the hill who threw a no-hitter against Loyola earlier in the season. CV shows no signs of a shortage of quality pitching.

“Every game is a big game because everyone is kind of equal. I don’t think there is one team that is way better than the other ones,” Torres said. “Burroughs will be a fun game and we will be ready for them.”

“I think we are going to compete hard. Burroughs is a really good team and hopefully we will pull out a victory,” Gadsby added.



Burbank defeats Burroughs in 14th Annual Burbank Cup

Burbank and Burroughs gather together after the 14th annual Burbank Cup at DeBell GC (Photo courtesy of Greg Everhart)

Burbank and Burroughs gather together after the 14th annual Burbank Cup at DeBell GC (Photo courtesy of Greg Everhart)

By Dick Dornan
MyBurbank Sports Editor

Burbank defeated Burroughs 8 and 1/2 over 7 and 1/2 in match play at the DeBell GC to capture the 14th annual Burbank Cup. In stroke play, Burroughs won 419 – 427.

Roman Verciglio of Burbank (Photo by Ross A.Benson)

Roman Verciglio of Burbank (Photo by Ross A.Benson)

Roman Verciglio of Burbank and Sivakorn Losakul of Burroughs tied for low medalist honors shooting an 80 each.


                                 14th Annual Burbank Cup Start Sheet
                                     Debell Golf Club Per 71   4/02/13 Pg. 1 of 2
Group #1     12:24 School Strokes Score Group #2      12:32 School Strokes Score
1 Sean White JBHS 89 3 Andy Chung BHS 83
1 Brady Dunayer BHS 81 7-5 3 Daniel Kesicbasian JBHS 83 1-0
2 Sivakorn Losakul JBHS 80 4 Jason Apinchapong BHS 86
2 Roman Verciglio BHS 80 1-0 4 Patrick Colbert JBHS 84 2-0
Group #3     12:40 School Strokes Score Group #4        12:48 School Strokes Score
5 Dylan McNeely JBHS 83 5-4 7 Austin Tatka BHS 96 7-5
5 Dylan Sherry BHS 105 7 Garrit Green JBHS 102
6 Tnick Trivimol JBHS 104 AS 8 Eric Kouyoumdjian BHS 92 1-0
6 Blake Newton BHS 97 8 Konner Fairman JBHS 95
Group #5     1:04 School Strokes Score Group #6         1:20 School Strokes Score
9 Grant Le BHS 101 1-0 11 Josh Strobl JBHS 102 2-1
9 Austin Stefanovich JBHS 104 11 Evan Mehta BHS 105
10 Kurt Kenehan BHS 104 3-2 12 Matt Lyneis BHS 109 5-3
10 North Ketola JBHS 108 12 Grant Fairman JBHS 135
Group #8       1:36 School Strokes Score Group #7        1:28 School Scrokes Score
15 Gio Cera JBHS 92 9-2 13 Jayden Thomas BHS 112 1-0
15 Daniel Baker BHS 125 13 Garrett Burton JBHS 114
16 Ryan O’Neil JBHS 100 10-8 14 Ryan Raad BHS 116
16 Krishil Gandhi BHS DQ 14 Ethan Williams JBHS 99 4-3
                                 14th Annual Burbank Cup Start Sheet
                                     Debell Golf Club Per 71   4/02/13 (Continued) Pg. 2 of 2
Tournament Results
Match Play
Burbank High School 8 1/2 WINNER
John Burroughs High School 7 1/2
Low Medalist with a score of 80
Sivakorn Losakul  JBHS Closest to the Pin on Hole 14:   Jayden Thomas  BHS
Roman Verciglio   BHS Longest Drive on Hole 10:          Blake Newton     BHS
Stroke Play
Varsity Scores
John Burroughs Out 36 In 35 Total  71 Burbank Out 36 In 35 Total  71
Sean White 48 41 89 Brady Dunayer 38 43 81
Sivakorn Losakul 42 38 80 Roman Verciglio 40 40 80
Daniel Kesicbasian 39 44 83 Andy Chung 44 39 83
Patrick Colbert 45 39 84 Jason Apinchapong 40 46 86
Dylan McNeely 42 41 83 Dylan Sherry 48 57 105
Tnick Trivimol 56 48 104 Blake Newton 48 49 97
Totals 216 203 419 Totals 210 217 427
John Burroughs Out 36 In 35 Total  71 Burbank Out 36 In 35 Total  71
Garrit Green 54 48 102 Austin Tatka 46 50 96
Konner Fairman 47 48 95 Eric Kouyoumdjian 46 46 92
Austin Stefanovich 51 53 104 Grant Le 57 44 101
North Ketola 54 54 108 Kurt Kenehan 55 54 104
Josh Strobl 50 52 102 Evan Mehta 55 50 105
Grant Fairman 67 68 135 Matt Lyneis 60 49 109
Totals 511 Totals 498

Burbank’s Bexel Brings Media and Event Production Services to the World

Bexel is a very unique company.  From an unimposing facility near the Burbank Airport, Bexel sends broadcast video and audio equipment all over the United States, and around the world, covering events ranging from the Super Bowl to the inauguration.

Greg Bragg in one of the prep rooms, getting equipment ready to head out to NAB in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Greg Bragg in one of the prep rooms, getting equipment ready to head out to NAB in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Started in 1981 by a local entrepreneur, David Trudeau, Bexel now has operations in Burbank, Dallas, Atlanta, Washington D.C., Secaucus, and Sao Paolo.  Bexel was acquired by Vitec, a British company in 1991, but continues to call Burbank home.

My Burbank’s Innovators and Entrepreneurs had an opportunity to visit with Greg Bragg, Associate Director of Network Rentals and Tom Dikinson, Chief Technology Officer to learn a bit of Bexel’s vision, operations, and leadership in media production systems.

A stroll through Bexel’s facility is like attending a technology seminar in media innovation.  You enter a room is for staging audio and video equipment for an event deployment someplace around the world, the next room is receiving equipment from a previous deployment, another room is busy maintaining and calibrating equipment for either return to the warehouse, or preparation for a specific customer requirement.

“Our mission statement is to elevate the quality of the media production experience” advised Dikinson. “Customer service is one of our core values, and we look for people who are customer-focused, with high integrity to ensure we meet the expectation of our customers.”

A glance through Bexel’s client list and recent accomplishments certainly shows the market has great confidence in Bexel’s ability to deliver.  Whether it is supporting the US Open Golf Tourney, ESPN, the Olympics, or E! Entertainment, Bexel has a presence in just about every event, sporting or other, that ends up on television.  And indeed, all points throughout the world.

Bexel -2 GregBragg notes that “Bexel is definitely a services-based organization.  Our emphasis is on customer service, integrity, and delivery.”

Dikinson added “We do consulting for some of our customers, like ESPN and Fox, where we work with them to understand their needs, and how to best achieve what they want to do.  Then we package products together and build kits that are easy for us to deploy to them, as well as easy for the customer to deploy at the venue within their own schedule to meet their requirements.”

Bexel is committed to Burbank, and Dikinson continues “Burbank is a very business-friendly city.”  Not only for the approach to licensing and taxes, but “the fact we are central to the entertainment industry.”  Bragg agrees, adding “other areas like Hollywood are just too congested.  We’re also close to the Burbank Airport making it a really good location.”

Another benefit for Bexel is the dominance of operations and production decision makers in the area.  According to Bragg while New York may have a lot of corporate business function, the Los Angeles area runs the production side of the entertainment industry.  Bragg emphasizes “the people you need to meet regarding a show or production are here.”

Bexel, and the parent company Vitec, are committed to both corporate responsibility, as well as community and social responsibility.

For example, Bexel University is an internal program, providing training to employees on new technology, or to bring employees up to skill levels required to function in their jobs.  Bexel strive to promote from within, with Bragg being a good example.

“I started out with Bexel at 20 years old, working a driver delivering equipment around the area” recalled Bragg.  From there he worked his way up through the company as an office assistant, quality control supervisor, audio technician, and finally into sales with a great position as Associate Director of Equipment Rentals – the bread and butter of Bexel.

In addition to developing and promoting from within, Bexel also heavily recruits from local film institutes and academies, further supporting the community, ordering talented young people great opportu8nities in this dynamic company.

Bragg reflected “we do appreciate being able to provide opportunities for our employees.  Most of the employees have gained experience through working in several different areas within the company, and the senior leadership has a much broader experience than other companies.”

Bexel’s also shows their commitment to the Burbank community through programs supporting the Burbank Police and Fire Service Day with monitors so they can display slide shows, or assisting Jordan Middle School, and just about every elementary school, as well as PTAs with equipment loaners for their carnivals, as well as programs such as BEST, which provides local students an opportunity to be exposed to different parts of the industry, from technical jobs to administrative.

Bragg emphasized “I took the BEST program very seriously, holding kids accountable for their work, while providing them a very healthy learning experience!”

While Bexel has a traditional community service culture, their approach to social responsibility is fully backed by Vitec, which provides a lot of support for local programs.  Bragg explained “we can’t always give money to local programs, but we can certainly provide knowledge and experience to the local community.”

In a world using phrases like “Think Global – Act Local,” it is refreshing to see a company such as Bexel which can actually deliver on their vision, offering a truly global service to the entertainment and video production community.

You can learn more about Bexel at their website www.bexel.com

High School Sports Weekly Recap

By Dick Dornan
MyBurbank Sports Editor



Burbank Tennis (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank  High Singles Player Clayton Pauff (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burroughs 12 Burbank 6 (Indians now 6-0 in the Pacific League)

Burroughs 13 Hoover 5



Burbank 17 Glendale 1



Burbank 8 Glendale 0 (Angel Villagran threw a complete game shutout allowing only two hits while striking out six. The Bulldogs scored four runs in the first inning on four hits. Harrison Hernandez led the way with three RBI’s while Sebby Santoro had two doubles and two runs scored)

Burroughs 9 Ventura 2 (Daniel Barraza and Luis Pereyra threw six innings of no-hit baseball. Brian Pozos went 3 for 4, Patrick Christopher slammed a home run with two rbi’s in his 2 for 4 performance and Pereyra went 2 for 3)

Providence 6 St. Monica Academy 5


Boys Volleyball:

Claremont 3 Burroughs 2 (25-23, 23-25, 25-23, 20-25, 17-15)

Stat leaders: Shayne Beamer 15 kills; BJ Lagmay 44 assists; Danny Casillas 21 digs

Burroughs 3 Arcadia 0 (27-25, 25-10, 25-18)

Stat leaders: Daniel Jacobs 11 kills; Shayne Beamer 9 kills, 3 blocks; Nick Van Loo 6 kills, Danny Casillas and Daniel Marbach had 9 digs apiece; BJ Lagmay 30 assists

Burbank 3 Hoover 0 (25-17, 25-20, 25-14)

Stat leaders: Derian Blandon 7 kills, 8 digs; Elijah Cowart 5 kills; Jack Dagher 7 digs; Paolo Fabregar 2 blocks; Josh Wright 2 blocks; Ryan Garcia 7 assists, 4 aces; Jason Gomez 11 assists



Burbank        Hoover

Boys Varsity        114        49

Girls Varsity         123        43

Boys JV                89           64

Girls JV                 107        41



Burbank 90 Crescenta Valley 46 (boys)

MEET Burbank v. CV
DATE 3/28/2013
1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place SCORE
4 x 100 44.94 CV DQ Burbank 0 5
1600 4:23.87 Mkrtchyan B 4:24.86 Corea B 4:25.0 Collison C 8 1
110HH 15.62 Palacio B 16.18 Afzali B 16.26 Shahmanyan C 8 1
400 53.12 Damla C 53.98 Torrez B 54.6 Pulgarin B 4 5
100 11.29 Williams B 11.37 Kim C 11.58 Byung C 5 4
800 2:00.35 Beatty C 2:02.77 Manolo C 2:03.76 Collison C 0 9
300H 41.52 Shahmanyan C 41.69 Palacio B 43.82 Afzali B 4 5
200 23.39 Kim C 23.40 Ordookhamian C 23.93 Cornejo B 1 8
3200 9:54 Choe B 9:59 Ellman B 10:04 Beatty V 8 1
4 x 400 3:33.76 CV 3:40.72 Burbank 0 5
HJ 5-8 Wray B 5-8 Strang B 5-6 Kim C 8 1
PV 11-6 Pulgarin B 11-0 Miranda B 10-6 Rogers 8 1
LJ 19-9 Palacio B 19-1 Kang B 18-6.5 Kim B 9 0
TJ 40-9.5 Williams B 39-5.25 Palacio B 36-5.5 Walker B 9 0
SP 43-0 Hurtado B 40-5 Lee, J B 39-6 Card B 9 0
DT 147-10 Hurtado B 126-1 Card B 116-2.5 Lee, J B 9 0
90 46

Crescenta Valley 72 Burbank 64 (girls)

MEET Burbank v. CV
DATE 3/28/2013
1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place SCORE
4 x 100 50.31 CV DQ Burbank 0 5
1600 5:25.17 Melnyk C 5:30.43 Ruby C 5:34.8 Witzeman C 0 9
100H 17.02 Lapides C 17.41 Anassian B 18.81 Filipian C 3 6
400 57.92 Carillo C 60.66 Martil B 64.04 Ianello C 3 6
100 12.52 Newton B 12.8 Tomitsa B 13.12 Wong C 8 1
800 2:22.08 Johnson C 2:29.4 Ignacio B 2:33.47 Ruby C 3 6
300H 50.49 Lapides C 50.95 Gevorkian B 56.85 Curtis B 4 5
200 24.77 Carillo C 26.78 Tomitsa B 27.0 Zepeda B 4 5
3200 11:42.1 Witzeman C 11:42.4 Johnson C 11:43.8 Melnyk C 0 9
4 x 400 4:06 CV 4:16 Burbank 0 5
HJ 5-0 Walker C 4-8 Frazier B 4-8 McCord B 4 5
PV 8-0 Fiumani B 7-0 Nakamura C 7-0 Stevenson C 5 4
LJ 15-3.75 Wong C 15-1.5 Gevorkian B 14-5 Frazier B 4 5
TJ 31-4 McCord B 28-6.5 Zakevozyan B 28-.75 Palacios C 8 1
SP 28-3.25 VunCannon B 28-0 Khajehmal B 26-3 Anassian B 9 0
DT 89-8 VunCannon B 87-9 Medina B 77-10 Khajehmal B 9 0
64 72


Burroughs vs. Hoover

March 28, 2013

Girls Varsity

B – 122, H – 6  



Noelle Garcia (1)         13.5

Sarah Prystupa (2)       13.6



Kayla Avila (1)                        29.4

Noelle Garcia (2)         29.9

Deanna Fierro              31.1



Gigi Chamberlain (1)   66.2

Kayla Avila (2)                        67.9

Deanna Fierro              71.4



Dayanna Yanez (1)      2:42

Gigi Chamberlain (2)   2:43

Miranda Acosta (3)      2:45

Natalie Hernandez       2:54

Sammantha Fajardo     2:55

Ashley Velasco                        2:59

Brittany Trinidad         3:00



Gracia Innocentia (1)   5:36

Miranda Acosta (2)      5:38

Sammantha Fajardo (3)            6:07

Ashley Velasco                        6:23

Natalie Herenandez     6:37



Eileen Eckles (1)          12:20



Carissa Jackson (1)      18.0

Arianna Leonardo (2)  18.2

Johanna Reyes (3)       18.4

Carla Jimenez              23.7



Johanna Reyes (1)       52.6

Carissa Jackson (2)      54.4

Arianna Leonardo (3)  55.4

Carla Jimenez              64.5

Evette Villegas             66.4


4×100 (1)                     56.7


4×400 (1)                     4:40

Arianna Leonardo        69.0

Kayla Avila                 69.3

Deanna Fierro              69.9

Sammantha Fajardo     72.60



Sarah Prystupa (1)       9’

Ellaine Ilano (2)           7’6


Sarah Prystupa

#4 JB G PV



Arianna Leonardo (1)  4’



Jamie Phan (1)             12’5.5

Talin Hallajian (2)        12’4.5



Jamie Phan (1)             27’6

Talin Hallajian (2)        25’6



Ashley Sapone (1)       27’0.5

Emory Goodwin (2)     24’7.5

Kimberly Santos (3)     23’9.5

Olivia Villegas             22’8



Olivia Villegas (1)        73’5

Ashley Sapone (2)       71’9

Emory Goodwin (3)     56’7

Kimberly Santos          53’


Girls Fr/So

B – 118, H – 4



Daisy Casteneda (1)     14.0

Laura Rodriguez (2)     14.2

Brianna Castillo (3)      15.7

Cynthia Monteros        16.6



Daisy Casteneda (1)     30.4

Camila Franco (1)        30.4

Jaymie Olea (3)                       30.9

Brianna Castillo                       33.7

Emily Wilson               34.0

Cynthia Monteros        35.7



Camila Franco (1)        70.7

Jaymie Olea (2)                       72.1

Emily Wilson (3)         77.7



Ignatia Teresa (1)         3:11

Mila Santos (2)                        3:26

Jennifer Diaz (3)          3:26

Rhiannon Giever         3:43



Ashley Contreras (1)    6:09

Samantha Miceli (2)     6:09

Betsy Ramirez             6:22

Lili Hooshivar              6:41

Ignatia Teresa              6:42



Ashley Contreras (1)    13:15

Betsy Ramirez (3)        14:16



Breanna McCallum (1)            20.0

Katherine Espinel (2)   20.1

Kristin Turner (3)         21.9



Katherine Espinel (1)   61.3

Kristin Turner (2)         64.0


4×100 (1)                     57.8


4×400 (1)                     5:12

Kristin Turner              73.6

Katherine Espinel        76.9

Emily Wilson               80.9

Cynthia Monteros        81.6



Kristin Turner (1)         7’

Laura Rodriguez (2)     6’6

Cristina Valdez (3)       5’



Breanna McCallum (1)            3’10



Laura Rodriguez (1)     14’1

Maya Anding (2)         11’8

Jennifer Diaz (3)          9’11

Mila Santos                  9’5

Rhiannon Giever         8’6





Breanna McCallum (1)            24’1

Carolina Zuniga (2)      22’11

Alexa Gray (3)             21’2.5

Mariah Murcia                         20’9.5

Sarah Han                    20’8

Hennessy Hasbun        20’2



Sarah Han (1)              58’9

Carolina Zuniga (2)      56’6

Mariah Murcia (3)        52’6

Hennessy Hasbun        51’

Alexa Gray                  46’8


Boys Varsity

B – 98, H – 28



Niko Guerrero (1)        11.4

Corwin Scherer (2)      11.5

Garrett Manoukian (3) 12.2

Jason Hamm                13.3



Niko Guerrero (1)        23.9

Corwin Scherer (2)      24.2

Robert Martinez (3)     24.4

Eric Casillas                 26.0



Robert Martinez (1)     53.1

Augusto Corea (2)       53.7

Eric Casillas                 56.9



Everth Vargas (2)         2:07

Francis Hilao (3)          2:13

Carvin Ortega              2:32



Everth Vargas (3)         4:43

Francis Hilao               4:48

Thomas Switzer                       5:07

Jarrett Duran                5:08

Carvin Ortega              5:26



Shane Thompson (1)   9:43.5

Luis Celaya (3)                        9:55

Ricky Mendez             10:03

Garrett Boulais             10:05

Thomas Switzer                       11:50

Jarrett Duran                12:09


 Shane Thompson

#2 JB BSF 3200



Nathan Bradley (1)      17.1

Corwin Scherer (2)      17.7

Carlos Ortega (3)         18.2

Omar Nuriddin                        22.1



Nathan Bradley (1)      43.0

Carlos Ortega (2)         43.5

Omar Nuriddin (3)       49.0


Nathan Bradley

#4 JB BSF 300H


4×100                          DQ



Team A                                    3:43

Everth Vargas              54.2

Nathan Bradley                        55.7

Eric Casillas                 56.3

Carlos Ortega               57.1

Team B                                    3:50

Robert Martinez           54.2

Francis Hilao               56.4

Omar Nuriddin                        56.4

Carvin Ortega              63.5



Matt Schwartz (1)        13’6

Kent Truong (2)           11’6

Mark Allsman (3)        9’6

Nick Garduno              9’

Josh Leyva                  9’

Albert Manukyan         9’

Brent Caballero                        8’



Matt Schwartz (1)        5’7

Keith Lohacharoen (3) 5’2

Nick Garduno              5’2



Niko Guerrero (1)        18’3

Garrett Manoukian (2) 15’1.5



Garrett Manoukian (1) 37’5



Brian Jones (1)                        48’11

Jason Hamm (3)          37’1

Andrew Bui                 36’11

Ermar Cruz                  33’2

Deon Castillo               31’5

Tony Phi                      28’11

Matt Manarchy                        28’4.5



Ermar Cruz (1)             130’

Jason Hamm (2)          96’8

Deon Castillo (3)         88’2

Brian Jones                  86’7

Andrew Bui                 76’7

Tony Phi                      75’7

Matt Manarchy                        55’1


Ermar Cruz

#4 JB B DT


Boys Fr/So

B – 108, H – 10



Hunter Guerin (1)        11.7

Michael Huynh                        12.4

Michael Fajardo           12.9

Nathan Soriano                        13.9



Hunter Guerin (1)        25.1

Michael Huynh (3)      25.8

Michael Molina                        26.1

Devlin Jimenez                        27.4

Michael Fajardo           27.8



Michael Molina (1)      57.0

Devlin Jimenez (2)      59.2



David Olympia (1)       2:21

David Carrillo (2)        2:25

Cody Avila (3)             2:25

Daniel Beimford          2:25

Quang Nguyen             2:28

Matt Cardenas              2:29

Aaron Palilla                2:29

Adam Villalpando       2:33

Eddy Goshorn             2:33

Mitchel Fernando         2:34

Jared Perez                  2:35




Cole Wantland (1)       4:56

Jack Howe (2)             5:02

Christian Fuentes (3)    5:07

Daniel Beimford          5:09

Matt Cardenas              5:13

David Carrillo              5:14

David Olympia                        5:15

Quang Nguyen             5:17

Cody Avila                  5:18

Aaron Palilla                5:19

Adam Villalpando       5:28

Jared Perez                  5:34

Mitchel Fernando         5:39

Carlos Rodriguez         6:17

Eddy Goshorn             6:19



Elias Hoxsie (1)                       9:59.1

Jack Howe (2)             10:55

Cole Wantland (3)       10:59

Christian Fuentes         11:27

Elias Hoxsie

#8 JB BSF 3200



Emerson Sosa (1)         18.5



Emerson Sosa (1)         46.1

Liam Taylor (2)                       59.9


4×100                          DQ






















Team C (1)                  4:04

Hunter Guerin              56.7

David Carrillo              60.4

Quang Nguyen             63.7

David Olympia                        63.8

Team D                                    4:16

Michael Molina                        58.0

Ben Mathov                 64.4

Nathan Soriano                        66.7

Aaron Palilla                68.0

Team B                                    4:19

Michael Huynh                        58.0

Michael Fajardo           63.4

Matt Cardenas              67.9

Liam Taylor                 70.0

Team A                                    4:20

Jeremy Phan                62.5

Cody Avila                  62.7

Eddy Goshorn             65.3

Mitchel Fernando         69.7

Team E                                    4:20

Emerson                      58.8

Daniel Beimford          65.2

Adam Villalpando       65.9

Jared Perez                  70.9



Ben Mathov (1)                       8’



Emerson Sosa (1)         5’

Jeremy Phan (2)           4’6



Jeremy Phan (1)           16’3

Gordon Cunningham (2)16’

Michael Fajardo (3)     14’7.5

Oscar Gake                  12’11



Jeremy Phan (1)           34’5

Michael Fajardo (2)     31’5



Austin Bui (1)              37’5.5

Nick Phillippi (2)         33’3



Austin Bui (1)              82’10

Nick Phillippi (2)         80’5




Mt. Carmel Invitational (San Diego) – Saturday, March 23

 B 1600 (Division 2)

Ricky Mendez – 4th – 4:28.10

Shane Thompson – 8th – 4:30.57

Shane – JBHS #5 All-Time BSF 1600

G 3200 (Division 2)

Gracia Innocentia – 3rd – 11:33.48

Gracia – JBHS #4 All-Time G 3200

G Pole Vault (Division 2)

Sarah Prystupa – 6th – 8’2”

B Pole Vault (Division 2)

Matt Schwartz – 1st – 14’2”

 Matt – JBHS #7 All-Time B PV

Annual Plant-A-Tree Events Keeps Burbank Green

Burbank Civic Pride held this years Plant a Tree event at the corner of Riverside Drive and Bob Hope, the corner of Johnny Carson Park this past week.

Burbank's Park, Recreation & Community Services Department prepare the planting of one of the tree planted for this years Burbank Civic Pride Committee's 58th annual 'Plant a Tree Event. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank’s Park, Recreation & Community Services Department prepare the planting of one of the tree planted for this years Burbank Civic Pride Committee’s 58th annual ‘Plant a Tree Event. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Several residents made the event possible after making donations for this years ‘Plant a Tree Month’  they include Jane Williams, Yeprem and Varseing Baghboudarian, Ara & Shoushan Boyadjian, Lisa Boyadjian, Garen Yegparian, Mary Merrit,Ronald & Sandra Coyne, Montgomery Family,Shirley Hoffman. Melissa Malak Self, Cristyann Eveans, Noelene Lilley, Lydia Ray, Diel Family,Sue kyle, Burbank- Valley Garden Club, Carol Szilagyi, Linda Silvas, Drew Sugars, and Leslie Slomka.

The Forestry Division is planting Coast LiveOaks at Johnny Carson park, and they can live to be over 250 years old and stand 50 feet tall.

Whats now known as Johnny Carson Park, even though the sign says Buena Vista Park, was the sight for this years Burbank Civic Pride Committee's 58th annual 'Plant a Tree Event. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Whats now known as Johnny Carson Park, even though the sign says Buena Vista Park, was the sight for this years Burbank Civic Pride Committee’s 58th annual ‘Plant a Tree Event. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Citizens gather for this years Burbank Civic Pride Committee's 58th annual 'Plant a Tree Event. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Citizens gather for this years Burbank Civic Pride Committee’s 58th annual ‘Plant a Tree Event. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)


Burbank High Principal Receives Promotion to District Post

Superintendent Dr. Jan Britz announce that Burbank High School Principal Hani Youssef has been appointed to the position of Director, Safety and Student Services.

Hani Youssef

Hani Youssef

Youssef has been a professional educator since 1994. He received his B.A. at California State University, Northridge, in 1995, and his M.S. and administrative credential at Mount St. Mary’s College in 2000. For six years, Hani taught English at both the high school and middle school levels before serving as an administrator. He has acquired experience as an administrator in three different districts: Los Angeles Unified, Conejo Unified, and Burbank Unified school districts. He has been serving BUSD students since 2003.

Youssef has grown into a proven leader who can make positive changes happen. He possesses strong character traits and leadership abilities. His experience and knowledge of the district and community will aid him as he creates future successes at BUSD.

Youssef will begin his new role on July 1. As part of the recruitment process to hire a new principal, Dr. Britz will meet with staff and parents at Burbank High School. The staff meeting will be held April 10 at 3.15pm in the BHS Cafeteria. The parent meeting will be scheduled shortly.

The district has not announced a timeline in selecting a new Principal at Burbank High School.