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Holidays

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Top Holidays Articles

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  • Step up for tree seller

    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. Never...
  • Rough year for Christmas tree icon

    Rough year for Christmas tree icon
    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...
  • Retailers hoping for a sea change

    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...
  • The perfect gift for him

    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...
  • Basking in joy of baskets

    Basking in joy of baskets
    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...
  • Thoughts from the Bullpen: Corporate America commercializing Christmas

    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...
  • A caroling they go

    A caroling they go
    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...
  • Briefly In Business

    Creatasphere announces new DAMMY Awards Burbank-based Creatasphere Digital Asset Management will host the first DAMMY Awards during its conference in New York this fall. The DAMMY's recognize excellence in innovative digital and media asset management...
  • On the Town: Fundraising is murder

    On the Town: Fundraising is murder
    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...
  • It's a wrap in 48

    It's a wrap in 48
    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,...
  • Sunrise Kiwanis all business over holidays

    Happy New Year to all of you! I hope you had a lovely holiday season and that Santa was good to you. It is hard to believe that with this column I complete my third year as your service club reporter, and that the February column will mark the beginning...
  • 'Twas the Christmas after Christmas

    While most Christians celebrate Christmas on Dec. 25, Armenians do so on Jan. 6. So, while many Burbankers were packing away the lights, decorations and other traces of their Christmas celebration, our community’s Armenian residents were still...