Society

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

On the Town: Realtors get together as one big family

Composed by Robert Allen with lyrics by Al Stillman, few songs capture the sentiment of this season like the 1954 Perry Como holiday hit "(There's No Place Like) Home for the Holidays."

On the Town: YMCA's Turkey Trot helps needy members

According to the American Caloric Control Council (yes, there really is such a thing), the average American consumes more than 4,500 calories and 229 grams of fat on Thanksgiving Day.

On the Town: Building better fitness for foster care kids

Bodybuilding champions Ray and Rachele Rivera, owners of Burbank's Fitness is Art, staged a community fitness expo at their Magnolia Boulevard studio last week.

On the Town: School's 'Night of Magic' was no illusion

It was a magical mix — more than 160 talented young singers and musicians, a dedicated director, committed parents, supportive family members, friends and alumni and an eclectic mix of pop, rock and show tunes.

On the Town: Saint Finbar Parish celebrates diamond anniversary

Established in 1938, Burbank’s Saint Finbar Parish constructed its first church in the early years of the 1940s on the corner of Keystone Street and Olive Avenue.

On the Town: Arts supporters reveal their secret

Billed as the most colorful, secretive and not-to-be-missed fundraiser of the year, the Burbank Arts For All Foundation unveiled more than 600 secretly created 4 inch by 6 inch original works of art at its Secret Art Show held this past Friday at the ATB Studios.

On the Town: This party gives no quarter to landlubbers

While we still have a day to pass before the doorstep arrival of candy-coveting ghosts and goblins (which, in reality, will be more of an arrival of superheroes and princesses), the Saturday before Halloween has become the de facto night for ghoulish get-togethers.

On the Town: Fashion fundraiser benefits Children's Hospital

There are few things that can so sweetly fill the soul with joy like giving of ourselves for someone who is in need.

On to Town: Celebrating 100 years of Water and Power

A buzz of excitement was palpable throughout Burbank Water and Power's EcoCampus as General Manager Ron Davis and his staff welcomed hundreds of residents to the utility's Centennial Celebration open house this past Saturday.

On the Town: Gala honors Family Service Agency of Burbank stalwarts

For 60 years, the Family Service Agency of Burbank has forged, cultivated and celebrated relationships with the community as well as with those who have been in need of its vital services.

On the Town: Stars compete with pets for 'Best in Show'

In homage to the 2000 feature film “Best In Show,” Actors and Others for Animals presented a parody of the hit movie at its annual “Celebration of Caring” fundraiser luncheon.

On the Town: Zontians welcome an inspiring journalist

While members of the Zonta Club of Burbank themselves make for a roster of inspiring women, the organization's monthly dinners have a history of presenting a keynote speaker who can even inspire the inspired.

On the Town: Burbank high school's jazz ensemble keeps things cool

Perhaps it was the mix of cool jazz and hot salsa that pushed aside the recent heat spell and made for a perfect late-summer evening as John Burroughs High School's Instrumental Music Assn. presented its annual Salsa Under the Stars fundraiser last week.

On the Town: Rotary honors Jack O'Neill

Just the mention of the numerals that make up this infamous day will forever conjure deep pain, sadness and anger in Americans.

On the Town: Once a part-timer, now a Chamber alum

In 1990, a young woman who had recently left her position with a local hotel assumed a new role. The woman was Sheri Rang and her new undertaking was as a part-time information coordinator with the Burbank Chamber of Commerce.

On the Town: Stepping out to remember the British Invasion

There was no need to “ferry cross the Mersey” or even take a trip “across the pond” to enjoy the classic music of the British Invasion this past Saturday evening. 

On the Town: Summer tea features affordable clothing, accessories

For most Southern Californians, shopping for designer clothing and accessories, vintage and celebrity-owned jewelry, or unique collectibles and furniture would entail a heavily cash-or-credit-card-fortified trip to the Golden Triangle of Beverly Hills or the eclectic mix of shops that pepper L.A.'...

On the Town: Lost rock royalty comes to the Starlight Bowl

With John Lennon and George Harrison of the Beatles, John Bonham of Led Zeppelin, Freddie Mercury of Queen and "the King of Pop" Michael Jackson all having left this world, the opportunity to see these icons perform live is now only available to inhabitants of rock 'n' roll heaven.

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