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Holidays

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Top Holidays Articles

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  • Letter: Holiday Basket program seeks help

    Burbank Coordinating Council is working hard to make sure that all the low-income families who attend Burbank schools and apply for our annual Holiday Baskets program get help with both food and gifts. In order to assure this, we need your help! It takes...
  • In Theory: What is America's empathy quotient?

    A New York Times columnist is wondering: Where is the love? Nicholas D. Kristoff says there's a “profound lack of empathy” these days, after columns he wrote about food stamp recipients, prison inmates and those without health insurance...
  • Santa to drop by tree lighting in Burbank

    Santa Claus is coming to town on Saturday — rain or shine — for the mayor’s annual tree-lighting ceremony, along with a host of other kid-friendly activities in downtown Burbank.  At the event, the Burbank Fire Department will be...
  • Volunteers needed to fill holiday baskets with Burbank Coordinating Council

    Hundreds of volunteers are needed over the next week to help collect donations and assemble holiday gift baskets for needy families in Burbank.  The Burbank Coordinating Council this Saturday is sending volunteers to 13 grocery stores in Burbank between...
  • 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...
  • Letter: Basket program is a big success

    Letter: Basket program is a big success
    This year Burbank Coordinating Council’s Holiday Basket Program was the best one ever! We served over 550 families with food and gifts. Heartfelt thanks to all our hundreds of generous donors and volunteers. You did it! It took the help of each and...
  • 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...
  • Community: BCR celebrates 50 years of service

    Community: BCR celebrates 50 years of service
    BCR “a place to grow” is celebrating its golden anniversary, having started as the Burbank Center for the Retarded in 1963. The center's staff and clients wished a fond farewell in June to retiring executive director Lonna Dunson, who took...
  • Holiday shopping: Police work to prevent thefts at Burbank retailers

    Holiday shopping: Police work to prevent thefts at Burbank retailers
    Burbank police are beefing up patrols around retail stores this holiday season in preparation for a jump in thefts typically seen between Thanksgiving and Christmas in the city’s main shopping areas, officials said. Authorities are analyzing...
  • Burb's Eye View: Hoping to see neighbors' faces light up

    Burb's Eye View: Hoping to see neighbors' faces light up
    The Christmas roller coaster at Nick and Carrie Nolan’s house was built with a lot of screws and a lot of headaches. Such are the pains in the twinkling underworld of competitive holiday lighting displays, where the drive to create the most opulent...
  • Community news: Holiday baskets, Boy Scouts collecting food, Optimists honor police

    Community news: Holiday baskets, Boy Scouts collecting food, Optimists honor police
    Burbank Coordinating Council is facing its toughest year ever to collect food, toys and gifts for its annual holiday basket program. They need individuals, organizations, businesses and neighbors to adopt families and purchase gifts and provide...
  • Burbank merchants band together for Holiday in the Park

    Burbank merchants band together for Holiday in the Park
    If shoppers notice a different, more scaled down version of the annual Holiday in the Park event in Magnolia Park on Friday, chalk it up to making do with limited resources. Nearly 40 merchants in Magnolia Park have banded together to fund the event...