| Jul 13, 2013
| 7:09 AM
Cambodian physician Haing S. Ngor survived torture and slave labor during the Pol Pot regime, came to Hollywood, won an Oscar for his role as a journalist in "The Killing Fields" — and lost his life in Los Angeles, shot to death during an apparent...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 3:01 PM
One of my favorite things about Burbank has been the Thursday night summer dances at the AMC walkway.
Last week, I found out that the dances had been canceled due to budget cuts. I also learned last week that the City Council has hired a new primo, A-...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 4:09 PM
In the late 1940s, Debbie Reynolds (then known as Mary Frances Reynolds) was a student at both John Burroughs and Burbank high schools. In 1948, she was crowned Miss Burbank.
In 1957, she was a houseboat-living Southern teen in “Tammy and the...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 5:24 PM
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...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 1:38 PM
The Burbank High baseball team got a taste of what it takes to compete with the top teams in the Pacific League last season.
The Bulldogs tied for second place with Arcadia and were competitive with champion Crescenta Valley.
“What we were able to...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 6:42 PM
Julio Barrenzuela tells his story with a kinetic energy coursing through his body. At any moment the sweeping narrative is going to lift him off his chair and swing him into dance.
Then he reaches the part about his time in the Navy, stationed in Italy,...
| May 24, 2013
| 12:24 PM
More than a thousand spectators filled the stands of Memorial Field Thursday night to cheer not for a game, but for John Burroughs High School students clearing the final hurdle.
As the 602 red-gowned members of the class of 2013 talked excitedly...
| May 17, 2013
| 7:44 AM
Despite the uncertainty that’s come with being on rocky financial footing over the last year, Burbank’s Colony Theatre is extending its season to meet unexpected demand for their hit musical “Falling For Make Believe.”
| Dec 28, 2012
| 9:40 PM
Burroughs 61, Bonita 55: Aysia Shellmire finished with 23 points and seven rebounds Friday to lead the Indians (9-3) in a quarterfinal game of the West Coast Holiday Festival Gold Bracket game at Burroughs. Sidney Ortega contributed...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 9:56 PM
With the holiday season upon us, the odds are good that some folks may be invited to a party, imbibe a bit too much spiked egg nog or eat a few bad mushrooms, pass out, and experience visions of surreal and bizarre events and characters dancing in their...
| May 12, 2013
The Colony Theatre in Burbank continues its fight for survival due to serious financial shortfalls, but you'd never know it from the venerable mid-sized venue's fine season-ender, "Falling for Make Believe." This world premiere musical by Mark Saltzman,...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 7:09 PM
Models strode to and fro, blotting their makeup and adjusting their hair. Designers made last-minute tweaks to hemlines and shoulder straps. A producer looked anxiously at her watch.
The scene backstage at the first Muir Middle School fashion show had...