| Feb 4, 2014
| 8:02 PM
A few lunch cycles after about 300 employees left the iconic NBC building on Alameda Avenue for more modern digs in Universal City, the mood was upbeat for some and downcast for other business owners in the Media District on Tuesday.
Workers at local...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 12:49 PM
No need to wait for summer to enjoy smoky, backyard barbecue. Handy Market, the well-stocked corner store where Magnolia Boulevard meets Buena Vista Street in Burbank, spills out into the parking lot on Saturdays, 'cueing up pounds and pounds of beef,...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 1:51 PM
At just past 8:30 a.m., the neon sign flickered to life. Guthrie's Alley Cat had put out the welcome mat for the morning beer-and-shots crowd.
The bar sits on Wall Street in Bakersfield, a narrow piece of concrete near downtown. My wife, Donna, and I...
| 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 3, 2014
| 5:37 PM
Golfers can expect a new restaurant menu and synergy between golf and food operations at DeBell Golf Club next week with the Canyon Grille, the club’s new eatery, slated to open for breakfast and lunch on Friday.
Tom Shayman, 17-year owner and...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 4:28 PM
The opening of the Canyon Grille at DeBell Golf Club was pushed back to Monday due to kitchen equipment repairs taking longer than expected, operators said.
Originally slated to open Friday, the new eatery will be replacing the club’s Clubhouse...
| 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 10, 2014
| 5:04 PM
Swedish furniture giant IKEA may get one step closer next week to building its largest store in the United States as its proposed expansion project is slated to come before the Burbank Planning Board on Monday.
The retailer announced a little more...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 3:24 PM
Swedish furniture giant IKEA got the green light from the Burbank Planning Board Tuesday to nearly double the size of its location in the city, though the project still needs to be approved by the Burbank City Council.
The retailer, which opened in...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 4:38 PM
The Canyon Grille at DeBell, the golf club’s new eatery, opened to diners Monday, offering a new menu which operators described as “California continental.”
The restaurant, headed by Burbank Bar and Grille owner and operator Tom...
| 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...