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,...
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
The work of a Realtor is to make dreams come true by helping people find, purchase or sell their residential, commercial or investment property.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
Granted, that little awards show hosted by Ellen DeGeneres over at the Dolby Theater showcased and honored some pretty great talent last Sunday evening.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).”
“God has a great sense of humor and wants us to laugh,” preaches Pastor Paul Clairville of Burbank’s Westminster Presbyterian Church.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There are few things that can so sweetly fill the soul with joy like giving of ourselves for someone who is in need.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Just the mention of the numerals that make up this infamous day will forever conjure deep pain, sadness and anger in Americans.
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.
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.
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.'...