With more than 92 years of service to Burbank youth, local nonprofit organizations and the community-at-large, members of the Kiwanis Club of Burbank has, since 1998, also made it an annual tradition to honor local citizens for exceptional displays of leadership, compassion and generosity at their...
Since its formation in 1922, the Burbank Assn. of Realtors has played a vital role in shaping the look of Burbank as a city and the lives and lifestyles of Burbankers as residents.
Members of Burbank’s Temple Emanu El, proud and dedicated congregants of the progressive full-service synagogue with roots deep in both the community and the tenets and traditions of American Conservative Judaism, converged for an evening of sampling fine wines and gourmet fare at their...
Over the past three years, the Downtown Burbank Car Classic has become a highly anticipated street festival that, according to Mary Hamzoian, the event’s coordinator and the city’s economic development manager, draws between 10,000 to 12,000 people to San Fernando...
Thanks to the Media City Center Barnes & Noble and the Classic TV Preservation Society’s “Throwback Thursday” series, the summer of 2015 will be recorded as one that gave Burbankers the opportunity to spend an evening with a diverse array of individuals who provide entertaining...
Inclement weather serves as an allure for sea gulls, and the rains of last Saturday evening drew out a flock of them, along with fans of 1980s pop music who braved the storm to catch A Flock of Seagulls at the Starlight Bowl.
While those who appreciate and support the arts don’t give much, if any, thought to how important water is to the creative process, Burbank artists Tyler Coleman and Bradley Wilder are acutely aware of that fact.
It was an evening of patriotism, picnics, pyrotechnics, musical kings and military heroes for the sell-out crowd that celebrated the Fourth of July at the Starlight Bowl this past Saturday.
While most charitable organizations stage fundraisers in fancy ballrooms and provide their supporters with steaks, salmon and souffles, Family Promise of the Verdugos takes a lower-key approach by presenting an annual Empty Bowl luncheon.
Members and supporters of the La Providencia Guild of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles found themselves in a spin, and loving the spin they were in, as they gathered for their annual spring social dinner dance presented under the theme “That Old Black Magic” on June 7 at the...
For the third consecutive year, Cartoon Network teamed up with the Family Service Agency of Burbank to present their “Healing He-ARTS,” art auction fundraiser at the network’s downtown Burbank-based studio this past week.
Close to 200 members and guests of the Burbank Chamber of Commerce got a special treat as they were given the opportunity to peruse an assembly line of customized vehicles and take part in small group tours of the worldwide headquarters of West Coast Customs this past week.
Burbank High School’s Vocal Music Assn. presented a program called “Keep The Faith!” as its final Pop Show production of the 2015 season during three performances in the school’s auditorium this past weekend.
When it comes to the art of party-throwing, no one does it better than the folks at the Burbank Arts for All Foundation.
In the mid-1990s, a handful of Burbank visionaries began the work to establish a local chapter of the Boys & Girls Club. Soon thereafter, that vision and work resulted in the opening of a club that today provides services to more than 2,200 area young people between the ages of 6 and 18.
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...