| Oct 15, 2013
| 9:27 PM
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...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 2:53 PM
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,...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 5:07 PM
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...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 3:54 PM
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-...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 9:30 AM
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...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 10:08 AM
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...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 1:39 PM
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...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 2:41 PM
The Burbank Coordinating Council is busily preparing for its holiday basket program and we need the community's help.
This program matches up needy families in our community with individuals, businesses, service organizations and all groups that are...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 2:28 PM
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...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 4:11 PM
The Burbank police union and command staff donated $1,500 to the Burbank Temporary Aid Center this week to help fund the agency’s efforts to distribute holiday dinner supplies to hundreds of Burbank households.
The aid center has collected...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 6:45 PM
When Cathy Jaramillo, 42, was laid off three years ago after a 14-year career in finance, she opted to stay home and take care of her two children instead of hunting for another job.
Unemployment freed up her schedule for some major house-cleaning....
| Aug 18, 2012
| 5:35 PM
Shakespeare, Molière, musical romps, contemporary classics, comedies of all Jordi Galcerán's descriptions, cutting-edge new work — theater in Southern California is varied, plentiful and far-flung, from the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego and...