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Happy Leap Day

Today is something special. A Leap Day that comes around only every four years or so. February gets an extra day to help sync up our calendar. A year is 365 days — but it takes a little longer than that for the Earth to complete its orbit around the sun. So that’s why we have leap year, but there is an exception. It happens only in century years that are divisible by 400. So 2000 was a leap year, 1900 was not. More... Read More →

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Twitter celebrates 8th birthday — who has the most followers?

Twitter is singing a birthday song today. In 2006, on this day the first tweet was sent out using 140 characters or less. Eight years later, millions of tweets, sometimes with images, photos, and videos, are sent out daily. Twitter has become a juggernaut  — difficult to control — hard to ban. Turkey Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, became irate at the micro-blogging social media and banned it yesterday. Access to the Twitter website was blocked in that country today. Despite that, folks got around the blockage by... Read More →

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Photo: Burbank Mayor Jess Talamantes helped a dining staff member show off the Burbank Coordinating Council birthday cake at the Little White Chapel in Burbank March 5, 2012

Photo Gallery: Burbank Coordinating Council celebrates big birthday

The Burbank Coordinating Council is one hard working organization. As it celebrates birthday number 79 — the council, led by President Janet Diel, shows no sign of slowing down. The BCC’s Holiday Basket Program reportedly provided food and gifts for over 500 needy families during the Christmas season last year. Now the attention turns to summer and fundraising for its campership program, which has been in operation since 1936. The program provides one week of summer camp for underprivileged kids, ages 8-18. Diel says the BCC receives 100-to-200 applications a year. In... Read More →

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