| 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 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 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...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 9:26 AM
Looking like a fine boulangerie in southern France, Sweetsalt Food Shop is a study in white marble, pewter, vintage silverware and cafe tables. The front window is filled with footed plates piled high with beautiful macarons, bars, bundt cakes and pies....
| Dec 3, 2013
| 2:50 PM
Burbank seniors, ages 55 to 99, were thanked for giving thousands of hours to the Retired Senior Volunteer Program during a luncheon last month at the Castaway restaurant.
Some volunteers serve every day or others a couple times a month, helping...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 12:18 PM
Nashville-based singer-guitarist Carolyn Martin is a die-hard tradition bearer, one dedicated to country music's wild little cousin, Western swing. While the jazz-informed style has largely fallen from favor in mainstream circles, Martin, who appears...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 2:02 PM
Starting in January, DeBell Golf Club will operate under a new management structure, relieving the city of day-to-day responsibilities, but the city-owned club is still grappling with a $600,000 backlog of capital improvements it cannot afford to make....
| Jul 17, 2013
| 1:06 PM
More youngsters will get the chance to join in educational — and fun — activities at the Boys & Girls Club, thanks to a tapping party at Gordon Biersch.
The club provides after-school and summer programs for boys and girls ages 6 to 18 in...
| 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...