| Dec 29, 2010
For 35 years, the Spero family has been celebrating Christmas Eve serenading their neighbors.
"It's one time a year that's really special," said Sandy Spero, a graduate of Burbank High School, along with her children and grandchildren who join in the...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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....
| Jun 1, 2010
DOWNTOWN — Thousands of area residents renewed travel regimens this Memorial Day weekend, pouring onto highways and into airports as the nation officially ushered in the summer travel season.
Be it falling gas prices, enticing hotel and car rental...
| Jul 6, 2010
Southern California resident Billy Ernst and his wife Stefani spent the Fourth of July weekend in the San Francisco area.
After a weekend of wine tasting and playing tourist with family members, they said they were sad to see the weekend end while...
| Aug 12, 2010
Wednesday marked the first day of Ramadan. During this month, observing Muslims around the world fast by abstaining from food and drink from sunrise to sunset. Fasting in Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islamic faith along with belief in the oneness...
| 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,