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Holidays

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  • Burb's Eye View: Winter pastime pays for summer camp

    Jack Volpei first heard about the YMCA’s summer camp in 1963. He was told it would be good for his son, who was then 7 years old. And it was free. “I thought there was a catch,” Volpei said. That year, Volpei got involved with the...
  • Halloween fans can get their fix 365 days a year at Burbank shop

    Halloween fans can get their fix 365 days a year at Burbank shop
    Although temporary Halloween shops pop up in neighboring cities each autumn to hawk their haunted wares for a couple months, Burbank's connection to the film industry makes it a hot spot for costume shoppers year-round. At It's A Wrap, located on...
  • On the Town: This party gives no quarter to landlubbers

    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-...
  • Return of a Burbank Halloween treat

    Return of a Burbank Halloween treat
    The Burbank haunt that's been giving thousands of locals chills and thrills since 1990 is back this Halloween with demented dolls, ghosts and goblins. Get your fright fix this Halloween season at the Haunted Wilsley Manor II, built by longtime Burbank...
  • Black Friday had early start on Thanksgiving day at Burbank Kmart

    Black Friday had early start on Thanksgiving day at Burbank Kmart
    Black Friday crept into Thanksgiving this year, with Kmart in Burbank opening its doors early Thursday morning, drawing hundreds of bargain hunters looking to snag a television, Android tablet or other discounted items. PHOTOS: Thanksgiving Day Kmart...
  • In Theory: Should pro- and anti-religion people advertise their beliefs?

    The argument between believers and atheists has found a new and very public forum in recent years — billboards. Pro- and anti-religion advertisements and messages have been appearing on the sides of buses in places as diverse as London and Dallas,...
  • In Theory: Should schools be a party to religious charities?

    Two schools have decided to pull out of a charity toy drive after being challenged by the American Humanist Assn. over separation of church and state issues. East Point Academy in West Columbia, S.C., and SkyView Academy in Highlands Ranch, Colo., have...
  • Black Friday-ish: Burbank Kmart kicks off Thanksgiving shopping at 6 a.m.

    Black Friday-ish: Burbank Kmart kicks off Thanksgiving shopping at 6 a.m.
    The streets were dark and empty at 5:30 a.m. in Burbank — except at Kmart, where a few dozen shoppers in hoodies, fleece and boots huddled against an exterior wall waiting to be let inside. With a 6 a.m. opening time, the retailer is kicking off a...
  • Burb's Eye View: She's busy being part of the solution

    Burb's Eye View: She's busy being part of the solution
    Most of the 20 raffle tickets that once stuffed the envelope were gone. Janet Diel scanned the tables for one last basket to try to win — there were dozens filled with toys, games, gift cards, food and wine. She settled on one and threw her...
  • In Theory: Why is the church silent about religious persecution?

    Persecution affects some 600 million Christians annually, according to a study by the Hudson Institute, and the Pew Forum says Christianity is the most persecuted religion in the world. In countries such as Iraq, Egypt, Pakistan and Kenya, Christians...
  • On the Town: Christmas comes to town six months early

    On the Town: Christmas comes to town six months early
    For most Burbankers, the first week of July includes making preparations for Fourth of July family get-togethers, finalizing summer vacation or day-trip plans and, overall, just figuring out how to stay cool through the sizzling temperatures of the coming...
  • Marcus LoVett Jr., Providence basketball downed by Aaron Holiday, Campbell Hall

    BURBANK - It was a battle within a battle when the Providence High boys’ basketball team hosted Campbell Hall Friday night in a nonleague game. While the matchup between the teams was intriguing, it was a head-to-head competition between two of...