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By Zain Shauk | November 24, 2008
BURBANK — An unmanned military aircraft launched out of a submarine during an animated video of a Lockheed concept, eliciting wows and a few chuckles Saturday from an audience at the Burbank Historical Society’s Gordon R. Howard Museum. The video was part of a presentation that offered more than 100 visitors a glimpse at the inner workings of Lockheed’s Advanced Development Program, also known as “Skunk Works.” “It’s kind of a neat concept, but I don’t know if it’s going to go anywhere,” said speaker Ed Glasgow, a retired technical vice president for Lockheed, who sensed the skepticism in the room about a plane that could return and dock with a submarine after attacking land targets.
NEWS
April 27, 2000
Joe Santos Can it be possible the city that was the home to such a distinguished organization as the Skunk Works has no -- yes, I said no -- interest in preserving its aviation heritage? Burbank, the same city that has seen the majestic Lockheed Constellation and the brilliant P-38 Lightning leap into its sky, has no well-funded aircraft museum for this community! The same skies that have lovingly embraced some of the most advanced aircraft in the world.
FEATURES
By Ryon Tanara | July 22, 2009
Jim Thomas is a man of many hidden talents. He’s a retired aerospace engineer, has designed yachts, and has developed a concept design for a racing sailboat that he hopes will soon materialize. Despite his many achievements, Thomas will be the first to tell you there is still so much he has yet to accomplish. In 1956, Thomas and his wife, Ida, moved to their tranquil home nestled at the foothills of La Crescenta. Attracted to the temperate climate and the inviting atmosphere, Crescenta Valley was the perfect location to start a family, he said.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 22, 2008
Operation Christmas Child will be collecting gift-filled shoe boxes now until Monday at the Karamian residence, 420 Palm Drive, Glendale. Shoe boxes, filled with toys, school supplies, hygiene items and other small gifts, will be delivered to children worldwide. For drop-off times at the Karamian home, go to www.samaritanspurse.org. For more information, call (800) 215-3694. ? Wood sculptor and photographer Ken Goldman is displaying his work and will be demonstrating from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and every Saturday through Nov. 22 at Whites Art Framing & Restoration, 2414 Honolulu Ave., Montrose.
NEWS
September 3, 2004
Sept. 17, 1916-Aug. 25, 2004 Former longtime La Cañadan John Elias Ramsey, 87, who most recently lived in Palm Desert, died Aug. 25, 2004 in Rancho Mirage. He was born Sept. 17, 1916 to James Campbell Ramsey and Sara Ramsey in Youngwood, Pa. He married Dorothy May Briere, on Aug. 17, 1947, in Las Vegas. John was chief of material for the advanced development program, better known as "The Skunk Works" at Lockheed Aircraft. He was a member of the University of Southern California Alumni Trojan Club, the Lockheed Stardusters, the Portola Men's Golf Association and the Palm Desert Shrine.
NEWS
February 22, 2011
Gordon C. Mac Donald Gordon Mac Donald died on Saturday, February 12, 2011 after a five week illness. Gordon was born in Minot, North Dakota on August 6, 1923. He came to So. Calif. at an early age and grew up in South Gate. In 1943 he went into the Army Air Force and was stationed in England as a Glider Crew Chief getting ready for D. Day. After stationed in France and Germany, he returned in December, 1945. He married his high school sweetheart, Bettyann (Gentry) on April 5, 1946.
COMMUNITY
April 23, 2013
Edna C. Worden passed away on April 10, 2013. Some knew her from 42 years at Lockheed Aircraft, as an electrician, others from her annual invites to holiday events; still others knew her as a loyal sports fan of the communities where she resided. Born in Inglewood, CA, Edna spent most of her life in the Burbank and Glendale area, raising four children; Lyle, Linda & Lana Gabel and William Worden. As an electrician at Lockheed, Edna worked in the cockpit of some of the country's most advanced airplanes.
NEWS
July 6, 2011
  Stiles Bradley Parks, Jr.   Stiles Bradley Parks Jr. was born on October 19, 1916, to Stiles and Fannie Lee Parks, and died peacefully on June 9, 2011.  He grew up in Georgia and Tennessee, then moved at age 15 with his family to Chicago.  He graduated from Northwestern University, and in 1939 married Ruth.  Brad and Ruth settled  in Glendale in 1948, and raised their four children.  A CPA, Brad worked at Lockheed for 31 years as an internal auditor with the Skunk Works.  He served many times on election boards.  He and Ruth attended Grandview Presbyterian Church over 50 years, where he was in choir, Bible study, and Session.  For 25 years, they taped evangelical speakers at conferences in the area, making over 4,500 different recordings.  Brad sold and gave away thousands of copies, and donated his collection in 2009 to Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena.  After Ruth died in 2006, Brad lived at home until he broke his hip.  In 2009, he moved to Twelve Oaks Lodge in La Crescenta, where he found new friends.  He continued his interest in music and singing, travelogues, healthy eating, and in the beauty of nature.  He will be remembered and missed by many.
NEWS
May 2, 2011
  Walter L. Burke Jr.  1915 - 2011 Walter L. Burke Jr. was born in Stamford, TX on Aug 17, 1915 to Walter L. Burke Sr & Minnie Moore Burke.  In the early 1920’s the Burke family moved to Southern California to the Pasadena area. Walter was interested in flight from an early age, designing & building model gliders and experimenting with parachute designs using his father’s hanker chefs.  At 15 Walter, using ingenuity and spare parts designed, built, and flew a full size glider.
NEWS
February 5, 2002
Gretchen Hoffman LA CRESCENTA -- When Doug Howarth's first kidney transplant began to fail last year, no less than 10 of his friends came forward and volunteered to be tested as a donor. Tim Schreiner, however, fought to be first. It was a one-in-1,000 shot, but the odds were with them -- the tests indicated they were a match. On Jan. 23, Schreiner, who grew up in La Crescenta, underwent 7 1/2 hours of surgery to donate a kidney to his friend of 16 years.
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By Ryon Tanara | July 22, 2009
Jim Thomas is a man of many hidden talents. He’s a retired aerospace engineer, has designed yachts, and has developed a concept design for a racing sailboat that he hopes will soon materialize. Despite his many achievements, Thomas will be the first to tell you there is still so much he has yet to accomplish. In 1956, Thomas and his wife, Ida, moved to their tranquil home nestled at the foothills of La Crescenta. Attracted to the temperate climate and the inviting atmosphere, Crescenta Valley was the perfect location to start a family, he said.
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By Zain Shauk | November 24, 2008
BURBANK — An unmanned military aircraft launched out of a submarine during an animated video of a Lockheed concept, eliciting wows and a few chuckles Saturday from an audience at the Burbank Historical Society’s Gordon R. Howard Museum. The video was part of a presentation that offered more than 100 visitors a glimpse at the inner workings of Lockheed’s Advanced Development Program, also known as “Skunk Works.” “It’s kind of a neat concept, but I don’t know if it’s going to go anywhere,” said speaker Ed Glasgow, a retired technical vice president for Lockheed, who sensed the skepticism in the room about a plane that could return and dock with a submarine after attacking land targets.
NEWS
April 27, 2000
Joe Santos Can it be possible the city that was the home to such a distinguished organization as the Skunk Works has no -- yes, I said no -- interest in preserving its aviation heritage? Burbank, the same city that has seen the majestic Lockheed Constellation and the brilliant P-38 Lightning leap into its sky, has no well-funded aircraft museum for this community! The same skies that have lovingly embraced some of the most advanced aircraft in the world.
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