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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

On the Town: Chart-topper draws a crowd at Burbank's Starlight Bowl

As the sun set behind the Starlight Bowl this past Sunday, a legend stepped into the spotlight at the Verdugo Hills amphitheater.

On the Town: Burbank's Car Classic puts nostalgia in overdrive

It's not every day, while on a stroll down San Fernando Boulevard, that Burbankers encounter the city's mayor behind the wheel of the Batmobile, the host of "The Tonight Show" stalled in the middle of the street dealing with mechanical problems and a cavalcade of classic film and television vehicles...

On the Town: Ozomatli mixes it up at the Starlight Bowl

A break in the mid-July heat saw a cool evening breeze blend with the hot collision of urban-Latino, hip-hop, salsa, dance-hall, cumbia, samba, funk, merengue and comparsa that has become the signature sound of Ozomatli at the Starlight Bowl this past Sunday.

On the Town: Emblem Club struts its fashion sense

The Burbank Emblem Club gathered for its annual summer luncheon and fashion show earlier this month.

On the Town: New holiday 'tradition' benefits Burbank veterans

Every city in the United States has carved out a tradition for celebrating the nation's birth.

On the Town: A hot time at the first Hoof and Woof

Former Burbank Mayor Michael Hastings, who currently serves as the president of the Burbank Police Foundation, was standing at the entrance of the Los Angeles Equestrian Center's Equidome this past Saturday morning.

On the Town: Supporters go on the prowl at the Beastly Ball

Burbank residents, businesses and media companies, including The Walt Disney Co., joined more than 700 supporters of the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Assn. for the organization's 43rd annual Beastly Ball last week.

Verdugo Glen women's group celebrates 50th

The American Business Women’s Assn.'s Verdugo Glen chapter will celebrate its 50th anniversary on June 22 with a luncheon at the Castaway restaurant. The chapter was founded in Glendale on June 27, 1963.

On the Town: Kiwanis honor unsinkable Debbie Reynolds

In the late 1940s, Debbie Reynolds (then known as Mary Frances Reynolds) was a student at both John Burroughs and Burbank high schools. In 1948, she was crowned Miss Burbank.

On the Town: For Fans of Car and Canvas

For aficionados of either art or autos, the Burbank Creative Arts Center Gallery and the Road Kings respectively catered to both the canvas and car-loving crowds by offering enjoyable events this past weekend.

On the Town: Armenian community members recognized

Beginning in 2006, the Burbank chapter of the Armenian National Committee of America began recognizing local organizations along with businesses and civic leaders for their commitment to community service, political activism and raising awareness of the issues important to the Armenian-American...

On the Town: Burroughs Bowl puts students center stage

From the Hollywood Bowl, the Greek Theater and the John Anson Ford Amphitheater to Burbank's own Starlight Bowl, Burbankers have no shortage when it comes to selecting a nearby venue for an evening of star-canopied music.

On the Town: Aiming high and thinking big for kids

While the goal of playing the board game Monopoly is to acquire and develop as many of a community's transportation and utility companies, properties, houses and hotels as possible, the goal of the Boy & Girls Club is to acquire the needed funding to develop children and young people into...

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