This past Saturday evening, as the final curtain fell on the Burbank High School drama department's spring production of "Failure: A Love Story," it also marked the last show to be staged under the direction of drama teacher Brooks Gardner and his wife, Ann.
For 69 years, the Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center Guild has worked to sweeten the lives of those who are in need of medical care, and so it was fitting that its recent spring fashion show and luncheon fundraiser was presented under the theme, “La Dolce Vita.”
Staged to raise funds for the Burbank Police Department's K-9 and mounted units, the Burbank Police Foundation welcomed supporters to the third annual Hoof and Woof Walk at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center this past Saturday.
Gary Olson, president and chief executive of the Burbank Chamber of Commerce, and Eric Foster, the organization’s board chairman, were forecasting a great evening as they welcomed more than 300 supporters to their 2015 annual gala that honored NBC4...
More than 250 supporters of Providence High School in Burbank gathered for the school’s annual gala fundraiser on March 28 at Lakeside Golf Club.
Although Burbankers don’t experience it as dramatically as those who live in the northeastern region of our country, which was unmercifully bombarded with frigid temperatures this winter, spring is the time of change.
The Burbank Temporary Aid Center, known as BTAC, presented Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center with Burbank's Top Award for Citizenship at its 12th annual gala fundraiser held at the Castaway Restaurant and Special Events Center on March 6.
Members of the Burbank Civitan Club once again took to the wearin’ o’ the green as they welcomed guests and local dignitaries to their annual St. Patrick's Day Champagne brunch in the Rose Garden Room at the Pickwick Gardens Banquet Center this past Sunday.
While the main entrance to the Castaway’s Starlight Ballroom provided no outward clue, a simple cross of the threshold proved to be a step through a portal into time travel as the Burbank’s St. Francis Xavier School presented its annual dinner auction fundraiser this past Saturday...
The Burbank Police Foundation, working in conjunction with the Burbank Police Department, presented the inaugural Burbank Police Awards Luncheon at the Airport Marriott this past Thursday.
Established in 2001 by violinist, conductor and teacher Noumi Fischer and his wife, fellow violinist and teacher, Audre Hennings Fischer, the Hennings-Fischer Foundation perpetuates the goals of musical tradition and excellence.
With art and music programs falling victim to dwindling budgets in so many public schools throughout the United States, it is encouraging to know that is not the case in Burbank.
While every evening spent looking down on the lights of Burbank and the San Fernando Valley from the Castaway restaurant is magical, this past Saturday saw the level of magic amped-up as the Burbank Chapter of National Charity League presented its annual casino fundraiser under the theme: “A...
St. Robert Bellarmine parish pastor, the Rev. John Collins, and the parish school’s principal, Melissa Ronan, were joined by members of the faculty, staff, student body and their parents as they hosted their annual open house this past week.
If people aren’t reading books these days, no one told that to the attendees that filled Theatre Banshee on Magnolia Boulevard for the first Book’d in Burbank event of 2015 this past week.
Among the glitz and excitement of the red-carpet arrivals, a woman crossed paths with a man who, decades earlier, was her teacher. It could have very well been an actress and her drama coach encountering one another as they arrived at the Nokia Theater for the People’s Choice Awards or at...
Just when you think the holidays are over, there is always another round of celebrations to enjoy thanks to the Armenian community. While most Christians celebrate Christmas on Dec. 25, Armenians do so on Jan. 6.
It’s easy for people to spend New Year’s Day making promise after promise to themselves that this will be the year they make a difference in their lives, or the lives of others. The not-so-easy part is keeping those promises and turning them into realities. That, however, is exactly what...
As the holiday season, and the year itself slip into history, many Burbankers will be remembering 2014 with memories of the extravagant nativity pageants presented by local churches.
You just know it’s not going to be your traditional Christmas pageant when, at the outset, Bing Crosby steps into a spotlight and, between puffs on his pipe, invites you to travel back in time with Doc Brown and Marty McFly to a night, many years ago, when a baby boy was born in Bethlehem.
In what has become a local Christmastime tradition, three Burbank churches present uniquely different nativity pageants during December.
While December is the month of gift giving, realtors are the men and woman who can make any day of the year seem like Christmas or Hanukkah by assisting people in the purchase of their greatest gift — their home.
While 'tis the season to become stressed out over the decorating, planning, cooking, shopping and everything else that comes with the holidays, thanks to the folks at Notorious Possum Productions, who are staging "Holiday Fever!" at Theatre Banshee, Burbankers have no excuse for taking a little time...
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.
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.
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...
An assemblage of close to 150 men and women filed into the Castaway restaurant’s Starlight Room this past Saturday.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
Finding smiles on the faces of folks at a casino are usually only evident when big wins are happening.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,...