| Dec 31, 2013
| 6:37 PM
Ice skating lovers — it’s your last chance to take a spin at the temporary skating rink in downtown Burbank, which will be open daily until Sunday.
Operators said the rink drew thousands to downtown Burbank during its six-week run, and...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 5:11 PM
British department store Marks & Spencer has apologized after a Muslim sales assistant refused to sell a customer a bottle of alcohol.
The customer, who hasn't been named, said, “I had one bottle of champagne, and the lady, who was wearing a...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 11:51 AM
Gregory Krikorian's Dec. 18 op-ed piece about Walmart supported occupying empty buildings and staffing them with low-paid, part-time employees to boost employment statistics. His and other letters imply that what is most important is for Burbank...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 2:08 PM
While it's not a hard and fast rule, we generally avoid highlighting chain restaurants in this column, preferring to review independently owned businesses. Mom & Pop restaurants are a little hard to find in Burbank. So I was happy to see a new spot open...
| 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.
| Jun 17, 2011
| 5:15 PM
There’s been too many stories in recent years of businesses folding, of employees left to scramble for another career while standing in the unemployment line.
It could have been the case again when Alfredo’s Granada restaurant on Victory...
| 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...
| Oct 7, 2011
| 8:59 PM
A little piece of Tinseltown is coming to Burbank this weekend as a new restaurant called the Hollywood Pasta Company opens on Burbank Boulevard with Chef Kurt Ehrlich, former chef at Tavern on the Green in New York City, at the helm.
Ehrlich said he's...
| 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...