| Aug 15, 2014
| 6:54 PM
A group of Magnolia Park merchants has asked the city to crack down on parking enforcement and add tougher parking restrictions on their block, arguing that customer traffic has suffered due to a local cafe "monopolizing" area parking.
| Jan 10, 2012
| 2:54 PM
Location is everything. Unfortunately for the McCormick & Schmick’s seafood restaurant in Burbank, its location appears to have led to its closure.
The restaurant, tucked in an office/commercial corridor along Olive Avenue near Warner Bros. and NBC...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 12:13 PM
After almost 20 years in Burbank, the Riverside Café will serve its final meal on Sunday as it closes because of a dwindling number of customers, and because the owner says he can no longer afford to invest in the failing business.
Matt Peek took over...
| Aug 26, 2012
| 7:00 AM
To the casual observer, Burbank may not look like a hotbed of salsa and swing dancing. But anyone looking a little more closely this summer would have discovered crowds filling the sidewalks of downtown Burbank every Thursday night, stepping out to the...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 6:26 PM
On the night of the American Revolution, militia from Lexington and surrounding Massachusetts towns waited all night in a tavern for the British military as it marched to Concord to look for colonists' weapons.
Today, that tavern serves as the...
| Jul 22, 2012
| 8:00 AM
Good morning, readers. Today is Sunday, July 22, 2012. Cal State Northridge has managed to keep its summer drama program for teenagers running, despite cuts to the campus.
The program offers six weeks of acting, singing, dancing and improvising. Daily...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 3:27 PM
On San Fernando near the border of Glendale and Burbank, it looks as if someone flew in a sausage haus from Bavaria and dropped it smack between a bank and a blank beige wall.
It wasn’t moved there, though walking into the Continental Gourmet...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 4:58 PM
After an almost three-hour debate, the City Council on Tuesday effectively nixed a new Taco Bell at the intersection of Burbank Boulevard and Buena Vista Street, citing traffic safety concerns tied to a proposed drive-through on the site.
| Feb 19, 2013
| 9:10 AM
The owners of the Clubhouse Grill at the DeBell Golf Club have announced they won’t be renewing their contract, and the restaurant will close at the end of the year.
City officials called the development “unfortunate” given that they...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 9:04 PM
In the battle of man vs. food, man must always win. Otherwise, it's just sad to say it was bologna that did you in.
Almost a year ago, I tested my gastronomic threshold for sandwiches. What started as an innocent tour of Burbank's sandwich shops became...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 1:06 PM
The location of one of Burbank's longest-running lunchtime attractions, Papoo's Hot Dog Show, got a reboot this week when gourmet hamburger chain Umami Burger opened in the space.
The owners of Umami Burbank, which officially opened Monday, say they...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 1:21 PM
Hot dogs and ice cream: They’re not just for backyard barbecues anymore. Two new Burbank eateries have elevated the simple summertime treats to new heights.
The Umami Burger chain of restaurants has certainly been written about before. But what you...