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  • Dining review: A taste of old Hollywood

    Dining review: A taste of old Hollywood
    Hollywood has Musso & Frank Grill, and West Hollywood has that lovable old hussy, the Formosa Cafe. For a squinting glimpse of old Hollywood glamour, Burbank turns to the SmokeHouse. It's a joint that's been serving up prime rib and iceberg wedges...
  • Dining review: Take a wildly successful trip to the deli

    Dining review: Take a wildly successful trip to the deli
    There should be a course at cooking schools called the Psychology of Restaurants. What makes us go into one restaurant and avoid another? For instance, my personal biases make me resist places that look corporate and slickly merchandised. So I was a...
  • Big Jay McNeely still puts on a lively show

    Big Jay McNeely still puts on a lively show
    Tenor saxophonist Big Jay McNeely has been a musical revolutionary for decades. His first recording, the sinuous, irresistible 1949 instrumental “Deacon's Hop,” ignited a rhythm-and-blues explosion that heralded and hastened the rise of rock...
  • Providing an early snapshot of Burbank

    Providing an early snapshot of Burbank
    The recent grand opening of Story Tavern on San Fernando Boulevard stirred a lot of memories for Les Rosenberg, former owner of Photo Art Shop that was located down the block. Rosenberg grew up in town and is a member of the Burbank Historical Society...
  • Business Calendar

    TODAY The Kiwanis International Burbank Noon Club meets at 11:30 a.m. every Wednesday at the YMCA in Burbank. Call (818) 954-9294. The Toluca Lake Leads Club meets at 7:30 a.m. every Wednesday at Toluca Lake Tennis Club, at 6711 Forest Lawn Drive, Los...
  • Forever young

    The Burbank Senior Games offer the same benefits for seniors that the Olympic Games do for experienced athletes — a form of fitness, a chance to compete and make new friendships. Seniors 55 and older have been gathering throughout the city this...
  • Service Clubs: Scholars who met the challenge are honored

    The Magnolia Park Optimist Club honored students at its April 15 meeting who were able to overcome many obstacles to achieve their goals. Optimists Evie Magnante and Sue Kyle did an outstanding job of selecting the students who won "Meet the Challenge"...
  • Around Town

    TODAY Education Conference for parents and teachers for SELPA will be from 8 a.m. to noon at La Cañada High School, 4463 Oak Grove Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. The Foothill SELPA Community Advisory Committee comprises special education students and...
  • On the Town: Targeting family care and cancer cure

    Tony Yanow, the owner of the new and improved Tony's Darts Away on Magnolia Boulevard, hosted a fundraiser to benefit the Family Service Agency of Burbank last week. The event, tied into the grand re-opening of Yanow's vegan-friendly, beer and wine...
  • Burbank gets in on comedic act

    CITY HALL — Life in downtown Burbank is about to get a whole lot funnier. The City Council has approved a business-assistance loan for Flappers Comedy Club to take over a vacant restaurant at Magnolia Boulevard and First Street. Councilman David...
  • City Council flips, approves gym

    CITY HALL — The City Council on Tuesday reversed course on a proposed 24 Hour Fitness on Empire Avenue, voting 3 to 2 to allow the club after operators revised the project. In approving the Super Sport club, the council voted against Crown Realty &...
  • Business to get a boon

    The suffering Burbank economy got a rare triple play this week: a new comedy club, 24 Hour Fitness and news that Conan O'Brien would film his new show here. Though the economy is fluid, the city still has the goods to capture some of the runoff. O'...