| 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 4, 2011
| 5:08 PM
When I hear “luxury resort” I usually think palm trees, bright blue pools and as many combinations of tequila and fruit as my bartender can muster. The Meyer family’s idea of “luxury” involves alien pods, space cocktails...
| Dec 4, 2010
Burbank dancers have earned the privilege to perform in a show with the famous high-kicking Rockettes during the Radio City Christmas Spectacular on Dec. 11 at the Nokia Theatre LA Live.
The opportunity came about after the Independence Dance Company of...
| Dec 4, 2010
The mayor's tree-lighting ceremony at City Hall kicked off Burbank's "12 Days of Holiday Cheer" Wednesday evening, with appearances by Santa and Mrs. Claus, Mickey and Minnie Mouse and a taste of Santa's Downtown Wonderland.
Other highlights in the...
| 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...
| Jan 15, 2011
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...
| Jan 18, 2011
| 10:08 PM
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...
| May 26, 2011
| 5:47 PM
While Memorial Day is meant to honor the nation's fallen military heroes, Burbank's ceremony Monday will also recognize local sons and daughters who have made it home safely from their time in the service.
Four Burbank residents completed their tours...
| Dec 18, 2010
There are classics and traditions when it comes to holiday music, but Burbank First United Methodist Church Chancel Choir will not perform the same songs you might hear from a mall loudspeaker. This group has a set of contemporary songs and hymns from...
| Feb 4, 2011
| 2:41 PM
So, with all of California's problems, Assemblyman Anthony Portantino and other lawmakers have introduced legislation to “push the federal government” to recognize the Armenian Genocide (“State lawmakers take up Armenian Genocide,”...
| Dec 8, 2010
More than 7,600 miles and 2,000 years separate modern-day Burbank from Bethlehem of Judea during the rule of King Herod. That time and distance seemingly evaporated as guests to the First Presbyterian Church of Burbank were transported halfway around...