| Nov 1, 2013
| 11:16 AM
The play “Miracle on South Division Street” holds a special meaning for its author, playwright Tom Dudzick. The story centers on a Catholic working-class family living in a deteriorating Buffalo, N.Y., neighborhood whose lives are upended upon...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 9:22 AM
The partnership between the Burbank Historical Society and Story Tavern continues to make history as the tavern will sponsor its second annual fundraiser for the society beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Monday.
The date, July 8, is significant for two reasons....
| Aug 6, 2013
| 1:51 PM
At just past 8:30 a.m., the neon sign flickered to life. Guthrie's Alley Cat had put out the welcome mat for the morning beer-and-shots crowd.
The bar sits on Wall Street in Bakersfield, a narrow piece of concrete near downtown. My wife, Donna, and I...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 1:06 PM
More youngsters will get the chance to join in educational — and fun — activities at the Boys & Girls Club, thanks to a tapping party at Gordon Biersch.
The club provides after-school and summer programs for boys and girls ages 6 to 18 in...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 12:23 PM
While Guillermo Del Toro's "Pacific Rim" wreaks havoc across Burbank's movie screens, a few blocks away his more subdued works are being reimagined in a macabre mash-up of pop and fine art.
At Hyaena Gallery this month an art show ventures "Into the...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 12:26 PM
I was very happy to see Bryan Mahoney (“Burb's Eye View,” July 24) write about an art homage to Guillermo del Toro at Hyaena Gallery located on Olive Avenue in Burbank.
The owner of Hyaena Gallery is Bill Shafer. Shafer is one of the...
| Mar 11, 2011
| 1:09 PM
Resting on scaffolding 12 feet off the ground, Randall Williams dipped his brush into black paint and made a smooth stroke that was the beginnings of an unraveling roll of film. And then, despite his precarious perch, he turned to the two dozen fifth-...
| Nov 29, 2011
| 5:12 PM
Delegates and a dance theater group from Burbank’s sister city of Incheon, South Korea, commemorated the 50-year relationship this week with dance performances, dinners and, on Tuesday, the ribbon-cutting for sculptures symbolizing the friendship....
| Dec 10, 2011
| 6:34 PM
Former President Teddy Roosevelt is widely known to have coined the famous axiom “Speak softly and carry a big stick.” Take a visit to the Martial Arts History Museum in Burbank, however, and you’ll learn he didn’t need one....
| Jun 19, 2011
| 10:14 AM
Two recent fundraisers, respectively staged by Family Promise of the East San Fernando Valley and the Burbank Arts for All Foundation, brought thousands of Burbankers out to show their compassion for families in need and to support art education in...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 2:59 PM
Gwen Davis’ business has struck a niche market of baby bumps and bar mitzvahs.
Her Burbank studio, a former Lockheed office building on Cedar Avenue near San Fernando, is adjacent to former airplane hangars and warehouses now used by Western...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 5:31 PM
Michael Matsuda has come home. He’s already moved in all his stuff — most of which has pointy edges and can hurt you if you even look at it wrong.
Touring his “house,” you see what fuels his passion for all things martial arts....