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She's been called a mother, a lawyer and the "Queen of Erotic Romance." It's an exciting time, a fertile time for new writers, and a time of opportunity for established romance writers like Burbank's Cheryl Holt. Today, romance writers, as all authors,...
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It's not often that a Christian minister agrees with the New Atheist movement, but the Rev. Michael Dowd believes it's possible when it comes to what he calls the "idolatry of the written word." A self-described "New Theist" — one who "value[s]...
The 2013 Leadership Burbank Class is planning a comedy night to raise funds for its community project, “31 Violins”, a program to expand instrumental music instruction to Burbank’s elementary schools. The event, “Laughs for...
In a move that could provide a boost to the small but growing digital comic book business, DC Comics has signed deals to sell comics through online stores owned by Apple, Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Previously, comic book readers could only buy digital...
A group of seven fourth-graders are now among the elite at McKinley Elementary School for writing a book selected among thousands nationwide to be published by Scholastic Book Fairs. As third-graders, the seven students co-wrote and illustrated, “...
McKinley Elementary School families are accustomed to browsing titles penned by prominent authors at their annual book fair. Next year, there will be some familiar names in the mix. Scholastic officials made a surprise visit to the Burbank campus...
Tags: Teaching and Learning, Education, Students
I am not the biggest fan of nonfiction reading. Plop me down with a good novel any day, and I am a happy camper. As a reviewer, the possibility of finding an entertaining, informative nonfiction title has about a 50-50 chance of success—half the...
Tags: Human Interest
Four environmental activists who were arrested Wednesday after chaining themselves to the entrance gate and unfurling a banner at Walt Disney Studios have been released after posting $1,000 bail. Two members of Rainforest Action Network dressed as Mickey...
Poetry is Masiela Lusha's passion. The 25-year-old actress played Carmen Lopez on "The George Lopez Show." Now, the Burbank resident is hoping to inspire young children to become comfortable with writing poetry, a gift she said was passed on to her by a...
It started with a school assignment. English teacher Bob Martin asked his Burbank High School students to create a movie poster based on a book they were reading in class. And the submission of then-junior Alex Salinas caught his eye. "It was just...
The most iconic images of Hollywood in the minds of people around the world aren't always that sign on the other side of the hill or Mann's Chinese Theatre. The rounded soundstage roofs of Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank are just as evocative an image....
I have often admired the life of the cat. Imagine, if you will, the luxury of napping in the sun for hours, having your meals served to you two, sometimes three times a day. In addition to all the love and indulgence a human bestows upon you, you can...
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