| Dec 18, 2010
Despite the decades of selling Burbank households their Christmas trees, Gary Casella this year got a big lump of coal after thieves broke into his trailer and stole thousands of dollars worth of equipment, uncashed checks and his pickup truck.
| Nov 13, 2010
Pranks, apparently, aren't what they used to be.
During the last 12 months, high school rivals in both Burbank and Glendale have attempted to mar each other's symbols — and failed. Or, to be generous, halfway succeeded.
Last November, a group of...
| Nov 17, 2010
The 2010 holiday season was kicked off last week as the La Providencia Guild of Childrens Hospital Los Angeles staged their annual fashion show fundraiser luncheon. Presented under the theme, "The Heart of Christmas," hundreds of guild members and...
| Dec 18, 2010
Gary Casella has sold Christmas trees in Burbank since 1937. He supplies Burbank's official holiday tree in front of City Hall. For Casella, it's all about Christmas.
But this year, his holiday cheer's been hard to keep up.
Just days before the...
| Dec 21, 2010
| 3:53 PM
There are only three more shopping days left until Christmas, and there are many who are undoubtedly in panic mode about finding the right gift.
That's where I come in.
I am ready to put on my red suit, fasten my fake white beard and get my ho-ho-ho...
| Nov 24, 2010
| 3:05 PM
Retailers are going all-out to lure shoppers on Black Friday.
The day after Thanksgiving traditionally is the biggest shopping day of the season, and this year retailers are viewing it as a harbinger of whether consumers are ready to break out of a...
| Dec 22, 2010
Like Santa's elves, volunteers from churches, local businesses, city offices, parents, Girl and Boy Scouts packed their vehicles with gifts and food for holiday meals Saturday in the Washington Elementary School playground as part of the Burbank...
| Dec 22, 2010
Merry Holiday, everyone.
Yes, only three more days until Holiday, so I hope you all have your shopping done. Have you figured out what to get your friends for Holiday? Do you think the kids will be excited to run down and look under the holiday tree to...
| Mar 29, 2011
| 4:26 PM
Bare shelves and empty crates are becoming more commonplace at Burbank Temporary Aid Center as the nonprofit struggles to keep up with high demand amid dwindling donations.
In a typical year, Executive Director Barbara Howell sees the donations from the...
| Dec 1, 2010
Ask any nonprofit or charitable organization how they are doing and you will most likely get an eye-roll, a shrug and an explanation that in today's economic environment raising funds is murder. The Burbank Assn. of Realtors and the Burbank Temporary...
| Oct 9, 2010
Dance is all about fun for choreographer Sophie Olson.
And that's why she named her dance company Sophie Olson Dance Explosion.
"I always get very excited about stuff," says the bubbly 32-year-old. "I wanted a fun name and that's what it is. Dance...
| 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...