Society

On the Town: Organization presents second annual Secret Art Show

On the Town: Organization presents second annual Secret Art Show

On this Thanksgiving eve, gratitude is being served up to the Burbank Arts For All Foundation as hundreds of local homes are now showcasing newly acquired works of art, and hundreds of local residents have checked a few of their art-loving loved ones off their shopping list.

On the Town: School's Harvest Ball fundraiser honors three

On the Town: School's Harvest Ball fundraiser honors three

For the 12th time, parishioners and supporters of Burbank’s Saint Finbar Parish School gathered to bestow the Harvester of Faith Awards at their Harvest Ball fundraiser held at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center this past Friday evening.

On the Town: Fashion show dazzles for charity outfit

On the Town: Fashion show dazzles for charity outfit

Welcoming more than 350 members and supporters of the La Providencia Guild of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to the 67th annual Razzle Dazzle Luncheon and Fashion Show, Veronica Chavoor, the organization’s president, lauded those she represents as a varied group that...

On the Town: Zonta Club names its Woman of the Year

On the Town: Zonta Club names its Woman of the Year

An assemblage of close to 150 men and women filed into the Castaway restaurant’s Starlight Room this past Saturday.

On the Town: Betting on Boys & Girls and iconic TV women

From gambling to “Gidget,” poker chips to Chip Douglas from “My Three Sons,” Burbankers had the chance to celebrate the launch of a local author’s book, enjoy fascinating insight from two classic television stars and tangle with Lady Luck to support the Boys & Girls...

On the Town: Actors and Others for Animals present 2014 gala

On the Town: Actors and Others for Animals present 2014 gala

It’s not often that one finds themselves in the midst of a galaxy of film and television stars that includes an original cast member of the Not Ready For Primetime Players from “Saturday Night Live,” two-eighths of the Brady clan and the world’s most famous baby witch.

On the Town: Dignitaries help celebrate the YMCA's 90 years

On the Town: Dignitaries help celebrate the YMCA's 90 years

With the city of Burbank just entering its teens, 1924 saw the birth of numerous individuals who would go on to become legendary and iconic figures reaching the pinnacle of their respective fields — Marlon Brando, Henry Mancini, Sarah Vaughan, Lauren Bacall, Truman Capote, George H.W. Bush and...

On the Town: Agency honors members of an extended family

On the Town: Agency honors members of an extended family

Imagine a fundraiser that boasted the attendance of close to 250 of Burbank's movers and shakers along with the mayor, a full complement of the city council, the city manager, his three predecessors and nine of the 20 living former mayors.

 On the Town: Supporters gather for Realtors' charitable auction

On the Town: Supporters gather for Realtors' charitable auction

While the parking lot adjacent to the red-brick-walled building at 2006 W. Magnolia Blvd. is just about as inconspicuous as a parking lot can be, it took on a very different look as it was transformed into a western ranch as the Burbank Assn. of Realtors staged its annual Community Service...

On the Town: The stars align for salsa at Burroughs

On the Town: The stars align for salsa at Burroughs

Last week's heat spell was nothing more than a mere memory as the mix of cool jazz and hot salsa blended together and rendered a perfect late-summer evening as John Burroughs High School's Instrumental Music Assn. presented its annual "Salsa Under the Stars" fundraiser this past Saturday evening.

On The Town: Casino fundraiser bets on dental health

On The Town: Casino fundraiser bets on dental health

Finding smiles on the faces of folks at a casino are usually only evident when big wins are happening.

On the Town: A great week for learning and the arts

On the Town: A great week for learning and the arts

This past week marked the celebration of two openings as Burbank's Colony Theatre staged a gala opening-night reception and performance of the second production of its 40th season, and the Friends of the Burbank Public Library presented its annual Trivia Challenge to raise funds for the literacy...

On the Town: Burbank Arts for All Foundation holds fundraiser

On the Town: Burbank Arts for All Foundation holds fundraiser

What could be better than being poolside in a beautiful twinkle-light-illuminated backyard, mingling with friends over cocktails, and listening to live music on a warm summer night? Perhaps, only one thing: doing all those things while raising funds for a wonderful cause.

On the Town: Aktion Club rallies locals for the troops

On the Town: Aktion Club rallies locals for the troops

As they celebrate the 10th anniversary of the establishment of their organization, members of the Burbank chapter of the Aktion Club presented "Operation Red, White and Blue" — a World War II-themed fashion show fundraiser to benefit Operation Gratitude, the volunteer organization that sends...

On the Town: Emblem Club presents summer event

On the Town: Emblem Club presents summer event

The doors of local schools are once again open, and plans are being finalized for Labor Day get-a-ways and gatherings, which, in Burbank, are annual signs that it is time for the Burbank Emblem Club to stage one last summer fundraiser.

 On the Town: Booster Club, Tony's go after causes

On the Town: Booster Club, Tony's go after causes

With two different, and yet equally important goals, the Roosevelt Elementary School Booster Club and Tony Yanow, the proprietor of Burbank's Tony's Darts Away, staged respective fundraisers this past week.

On the Town: Tribute bands take the stage at Starlight Bowl

On the Town: Tribute bands take the stage at Starlight Bowl

While neither Tom Petty nor Steve Perry were in the house, it would have been easy to convince Saturday evening's Starlight Bowl crowd they actually were in the presence of the lead singers of the Heartbreakers and Journey as the city of Burbank presented tribute bands DSB and the PettyBreakers at...

On the Town: Police marching band gathers for reunion

On the Town: Police marching band gathers for reunion

It all started back in 1953, when the first members of the Burbank Police Boys Band would gather in a building on the grounds of McCambridge Park for their Monday evening rehearsals, and then, once a month, muster in a local parking lot to practice marching.

On the Town: Foothill Civitan Club hosts annual Casino Night

On the Town: Foothill Civitan Club hosts annual Casino Night

For the past 34 years, it has been a "sure-thing" bet for numerous local charitable organizations as well as community event and program facilitators that the members of the Foothill Civitan Club of Burbank could be counted on for financial support.

 On the Town: The hip crowd finds a reason to stay

On the Town: The hip crowd finds a reason to stay

Longtime Burbankers know (and have never been too upset by the fact) that for many years, hipsters from Hollywood, downtown Los Angeles and the trendy west side would not even know where Burbank was located if not for the fact that many have, or do, work in the television or film industry.

On the Town: CHLA's La Providencia Guild holds summer event

On the Town: CHLA's La Providencia Guild holds summer event

Nestled just north of Universal Studios on the shore of Toluca Lake, Lakeside Golf Club served as the perfect venue for the women of the La Providencia Guild of Children's Hospital Los Angeles who convened for their annual summer meeting, luncheon and fashion show last week.

On the Town: The Fab Four pay tribute at the Starlight Bowl

On the Town: The Fab Four pay tribute at the Starlight Bowl

After taking that long and winding road up to the Starlight Bowl, concert-goers were in for a true magical mystery tour back in time as the four faux mop-tops known as the Fab Four took to the venue's stage for a special pre-season show this past Saturday.

On the Town: Zoo keeps things wild at its Beastly Ball

On the Town: Zoo keeps things wild at its Beastly Ball

It's been called "one of the best parties in Los Angeles" and, for the 44th year, that's just what this year's Beastly Ball was for the 700-plus who attended the wild evening of fun, feasting and fundraising for the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Assn.

On the Town: Eva Longoria visits YMCA

On the Town: Eva Longoria visits YMCA

Children attending the Burbank Community YMCA summer day camp expect to go on interesting field trips, learn songs, play games, go swimming, participate in talent shows, create works of art and make meaningful friendships.

 On the Town: Two artistic venues make a big impression

On the Town: Two artistic venues make a big impression

While the gloom of June may have settled upon us, all was bright at Burbank's Creative Arts Center and the Colony Theatre this past weekend.

Society: Burroughs High musicians present annual show

While some Burbank traditions go back many moons, others are relatively newly minted. Such is the case with "Live! At The Burroughs Bowl," an evening of music under the stars that was presented by students in the John Burroughs High School's instrumental music program on May 24.

On the Town: Road Kings open the throttle on giving

While the Road Kings of Burbank is an organization best known for the numerous car shows it presents and its invaluable annual participation in Burbank on Parade, what many residents may not be aware of is the car club's long-standing commitment to raising funds for local schools and nonprofit,...

On the Town: Boys & Girls Club presents annual fundraiser

For the past 19 years, the Boys & Girls Club of Burbank and Greater East Valley has been making a profound difference in the lives of thousands of area young people and their families.

On the Town: Putting on the ritz at the Sheraton

The Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center Guild and supporters of the Champion Fund of Children's Hospital Los Angeles staged respective fundraisers this past week at the Sheraton Universal Hotel.

On the Town: Arts benefit is first-class all the way

The Burbank Arts for All Foundation presented its third annual "Party on the Plaza" gala honoring three stewards of arts education for Burbank public schools — the Downtown Burbank Partnership, Monterey High School art teacher Peggy Zirves and parent volunteer Jamie...

On the Town: La Providencia Guild bops to the oldies

From the classic cars provided by the Road Kings of Burbank to the evening's malt-shop motif, members of the La Providencia Guild of Children's Hospital Los Angeles threw it back to the 1950s as they presented their annual spring social fundraiser under the theme of "Rock Around the Clock" in the...

On the Town: K9 and mounted units get some backup

Hands, hoofs and paws came together to raise funds for the Burbank Police Foundation during the organization's second annual Hoof and Walk event held this past Saturday at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank.

On the Town: Realtors association awards scholarships

The work of a Realtor is to make dreams come true by helping people find, purchase or sell their residential, commercial or investment property.

On the Town: Providence High starts fundraising event

More than 250 supporters of Providence High School gathered on the back patio of Lakeside Golf Club to kick off the school's 2014 fundraising gala with a martini, lemon drop and cosmo sunset cocktail party this past Saturday.

On the Town: Aktion Club keeps busy raising funds

Members of the Burbank Kiwanis Aktion Club were on a roll Sunday as they gathered at the Pickwick Bowl for the club's fourth annual bowl-a-thon fundraiser.

On the Town: City is getting ready to go 'on Parade'

Putting on an event of the magnitude of Burbank on Parade is an expensive endeavor, and sponsorships and city contributions only go so far in making it happen.

On the Town: Civitan Club celebrates St. Patrick's Day

Members of the Burbank Civitan Club once again rolled out the green carpet to members, guests and local dignitaries as they staged their annual St. Patrick's Day Champagne Brunch at the Burbank Holiday Inn this past Sunday.

On the Town: BTAC goes off to see the Wizard

Whether it is a tiny one-room apartment or a magnificent sprawling mansion, one has to agree with the words lyricist John Howard Payne penned for the 1822 song "Home! Sweet Home!" and that Dorothy repeats at the end of "The Wizard of Oz" — "There's no place like home."

On the Town: Burroughs High vocal group celebrates 35 years

Granted, that little awards show hosted by Ellen DeGeneres over at the Dolby Theater showcased and honored some pretty great talent last Sunday evening.

On the Town: Muir holds fundraiser to renovate auditorium

Equating their auditorium to the living room of a home where people gather to meet, exchange ideas, learn and be entertained, students, faculty, administrators and supporters of John Muir Middle School welcomed more than 600 guests to join them to raise funds to modernize their "living room" this...

On the Town: Resident receives new, fuzzy friend

An actress who first broke into national prominence in the 1960s, Toni Bua starred on the CBS daytime drama "Love of Life" as Tess Krakauer opposite her real-life love and husband, Gene Bua.

On the Town: Fun is in the cards at NCL's casino night

Members of the Burbank chapter of National Charity League were joined by their family members, friends and supporters as well as school and city officials for an evening of fun and fundraising at the Castaway restaurant this past week.

On the Town: School's open house welcomes community

Families, friends, supporters, neighbors and students of St. Robert Bellarmine Elementary gathered on the school's campus last week for an open house that included various activities, classroom tours, food and music.

On the Town: Masonic Lodge installs new officers

As Billy Campbell arrived at the Burbank Masonic Lodge for last week's 105th installation of the organization's officers, he paused at the front door to reflect on his year of service as the lodge's outgoing senior officer.

On the Town: ANC holds annual holiday reception

While many Burbankers spend the first week of the new year taking down and packing away their Christmas decorations, those of the local Armenian community are just gearing up for the big day.

On the Town: Artist's story is in the details of his work

As a seemingly endless stream of family, friends and supporters packed their way into Burbank's Creative Arts Center Gallery for the opening night reception of Nicolás Henderson's "Everywhere at Once" exhibit this past Friday evening, the artist couldn't help but become a bit overwhelmed.

On the Town: Creative types convene on New Year's Eve

While the final few hours of Dec. 31 — as the hands of the clock inch ever closer to midnight — are innately a time of reflection, celebration and inspiration.

On the Town: Golonskis' holiday party supports charities

With Tuesday evening the time to take one final reflective look back at 2013, this Wednesday is the day we look forward and begin a brand-new chapter.

On the Town: Coordinating Council delivers the goods

Just as he had asked us to imagine a better world and to give peace a chance, singer/songwriter John Lennon also posed a question in his 1971 holiday offering “Happy Xmas (War Is Over).”

On the Town: Unexpected guests drop by the Nativity

“God has a great sense of humor and wants us to laugh,” preaches Pastor Paul Clairville of Burbank’s Westminster Presbyterian Church.

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