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Gatto, Conway Jr. Help Push Pet Adoptions During Contest

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank’s Assemblyman, Mike Gatto and Burbank resident and KFI Radio Host, Tim Conway Jr. teamed up to help push adoptions at the Burbank Animal Shelter as the site tries to win the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Rachel Ray $100,000 Challenge. The contest asks shelters across the nation to try and adopt more pets this year, between June and August, than last year. One of the prizes includes $25,000 for community engagement.

Gatto and Conway Jr. got together to not only highlight the challenge, but to help push Burbank’s adoptions. The shelter will waive fees for dogs, cats and rabbits. They will also cover the costs of first-round vaccinations, spay/neuter surgery and microchips.

Gatto & Conway -2The waiver is available to anyone, not just Burbank residents. The waiver and the contest end this weekend (August 31) so get by this weekend to find a new ‘forever’ friend.

For more information call the Burbank shelter at (818) 238-3340.

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Tim Conway Jr. and Mike Gatto Team Up for Pet Adoptions

    Burbank Resident Tim Conway Jr.

Burbank Resident Tim Conway Jr.

Assemblyman Mike Gatto is teaming up with the Burbank Animal Shelter and KFI AM 640 host Tim Conway, Jr. to kick off the “Adopt a Friend for Life” event and help the Burbank Animal Shelter in its quest to win the ASPCA Rachel Ray $100,000 Challenge this Saturday.

From Saturday, August 23, 2014 to Sunday, August 31, 2014, the Burbank Animal Shelter will WAIVE ALL ADOPTION FEES for dogs, cats, and rabbits, including fees for the first round of appropriate vaccinations, spay/neuter surgery, and microchips for cats, dogs, and rabbits.  To kick-off the event, Assemblyman Gatto and KFI talker Tim Conway, Jr. are inviting members of the press and the public to attend a special media event at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 23, 2014.

Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Assemblyman Mike Gatto

The event is part of the Burbank Animal Shelter’s mission to win the ASPCA Rachel Ray Challenge and adopt more than 800 animals this summer.  If successful, the Burbank Animal Shelter will have the opportunity to receive several grants from the ASPCA, including a $25,000 grant for community engagement.

Free adoptions are available to any person looking for the perfect furry or feathered friend and are not limited to those living within the Burbank Animal Shelter’s service area or Assemblyman Gatto’s district boundaries. If you are unable to adopt at this time, you can still support the shelter in the ASPCA Rachel Ray 100K challenge by “liking” their page at www.facebook.com/BurbankAnimalShelter.


“ADOPT A FRIEND FOR LIFE” FREE Pet Adoption Kick-Off Event

Hosted by Assemblyman Mike Gatto & Tim Conway, Jr. at the Burbank Animal Shelter

 Saturday, August 23, 2014 – 10 a.m. Press Conference and then Doors Open

 Adoptions Available from August 23 – August 31

 Burbank Animal Shelter

1150 North Victory Place

Burbank, CA 91502


Public parking available at the Empire Center near Ulta with a shuttle provided on Saturday, August 23

Tim Conway Jr. Selected as Grand Marshall of Burbank on Parade

Popular radio host and Burbank resident, Tim Conway Jr. has been named Grand Marshall of this year’s Burbank on Parade.  The parade is scheduled for April 6 on Olive Ave. from Keystone to Mariposa.

Burbank On Parade Grand Marshall Tim Conway Jr. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank On Parade Grand Marshall Tim Conway Jr. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Conway, Jr. was born and raised in Los Angeles, spending his childhood around Santa Anita, Hollywood Park, and Del Mar racetracks. He was on the air for 12 years at 97.1 FM Talk in Los Angeles, and now hosts the nightly show on the number one radio station in the country, KFI AM 640. Inheriting his comedic talents from his father Tim Conway who starred on the Carol Burnett show, Tim Conway, Jr.’s down-to-earth take on the world brings a sense of levity to daily life in Southern California.

Quite frequently on his show you can hear him talking about his love for Burbank and his enthusiastic personality spills into his personel life as he is often seen around town supporting different organizations.

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Pictured are Mystie Heckler Exec. Producer, Bob Romo, Aron Bender and Tim Conway Jr. (Photo By Ros A. Benson)

He is already on the air talking about his Grand Marshall duties and promises to bring along members of his staff with him as he rides down Olive Ave.

His Dad guests regularly on the younger Conway’s radio program and recently told his son, “Comedy is in your blood…too bad it’s not on your show.” Conway’s show on  97.1 FM Talk in Los Angeles was famous for providing Southern California with a wide variety of entertaining topics including live police Chases, Hollywood craziness and current events with a twist of humor. “What The Hell Did Jesse Jackson Say?” was a favorite segment and maintains a substantial cult following to this day (it’s the stuff radio legends are made of).

You can catch his KFI AM 640 show Monday-Friday from 7-10pm.

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Aron Bender will be joining Tim Conway Jr. for this years Burbank On Parade. (Photo By Ross A. Benson)

Conway’s down-to-earth take on life brings a sense of refreshing levity to those surrounded by lunatics in SoCal. Today, the Conway tradition continues. When he’s not on the air, you can find him at the racetrack with his four-year-old daughter. “I got a tear in my eye the first time my daughter was photo’d out of a win.” Tim also turned his wife onto horse racing. She’s currently banned from two local tracks for verbal attacks on jockeys.


Roosevelt Elementary School Students Celebrate Their Namesakes Birthday

Friday was Teddy Roosevelt’s 154 birthday (born in 1858) and the students at Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School in Burbank celebrated the day with a school-wide picnic and observance on their athletic field.

MC Tim Conway Jr. called upon different Roosevelt Elementary students to give facts about Teddy Roosevelt (Photo By Craig Sherwood)

The day got off to a start with Burbank Mayor Dave Golonski joining the students in the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by the Burbank Community Band playing of the National Anthem.  The Burbank Sunrise Kiwanis helped arrange for the band.

The day was hosted by KFI radio talk show host Tim Conway Jr., who MC’d the event.   Several students took to the microphone to deliver interesting facts about the 26th President of  the United States.


Strike up the Band! The Burbank Community Band performed the National Anthem (Photo By Craig Sherwood)