| Aug 14, 2010
Glendale and Burbank are well represented this weekend as hundreds of wannabe Spielbergs gather in Hollywood for the 48 Hour Film Project, a yearlong contest that travels to more than 80 cities. The participants must make a six- to eight-minute movie,...
| Oct 27, 2010
Struggling families might soon find a great gift in the area's large department stores and malls: A part-time job to help get through the holidays.
Local retailers are hiring hundreds of temporary cashiers, inventory workers and others in preparation for...
| Dec 6, 2010
Hundreds of people packed the Glendale and Burbank Metrolink station platforms Saturday for the first stops of Metrolink's Holiday Toy Express — a 450-foot train decked out in sparkling lights and festive holiday ornaments.
Many in attendance...
| Oct 30, 2010
It's the eve of All Hallows Eve. A special time around our house. It's the day we rush to the store to buy more candy because we've eaten all the Kit-Kats and Reese's.
We take our annual holiday purchases seriously at the Caneday house. As early as...
| Oct 30, 2010
The Colony Theater Company just unwrapped an early holiday gift for lovers of sweet romantic comedy — the magic-centric "Bell, Book and Candle." John van Druten's witty play moves quickly and softly, like a black cat sneaking by stealthily in the...
| Nov 23, 2010
With demand for food assistance remaining high, local food pantries and service providers say they have seen increased demand in the days leading up to Thanksgiving.
"When our pantry manager told us last week we had given out 120 Thanksgiving baskets...
| Nov 24, 2010
Some families make it their holiday tradition to bake cookies together. Others have eggnog and sing carols while decorating the tree. But the Harris family of Burbank prefers dancing in "The Nutcracker" ballet with the Red Chair Production Company....
| Dec 9, 2010
Next week, the community of the Church of the Incarnation in Glendale will host the church's annual posadas.
And if you don't know what that is, let me explain.
Las Posadas is an annual celebration held in some Catholic churches that symbolizes the...
| Dec 11, 2010
Like an unwanted holiday fruitcake, with funky bits, green cherries and mystery fruit, I offer you this year's Caneday Family Christmas Letter (with a little help from my daughters):
Dashing through the glow,
Of a year gone past with glee,
| Dec 15, 2010
It's time to break out the spiked eggnog again. The Troubadour Theater Company's intensely wacky improvisers, found regularly at Garry Marshall's Falcon Theatre in Burbank, are back with their annual Christmas show. "The First Jo-el" combines the giant...
| Nov 24, 2010
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Anytime a parish or church begins the process of remodeling its facilities, it piques my interest.
What will the architect come up with? What will the new facilities look like? And most importantly, how will these new buildings help the church or parish...
| Nov 27, 2010
I admit it here before all seven of you readers. I cheated. Sure, my wife is disappointed. But she doesn't understand the seduction, the raw power this craving has over me, the mysterious carnal desire deep within my being. I couldn't hold...