| Aug 30, 2013
| 5:49 PM
Ward Dotson, the brilliantly understated guitarist whose atmospheric style was a critical component of early ’80s Hollywood underground rock legends the Gun Club, is definitely an odd one. Widely recognized as one of the post-punk era’s most...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 1:21 PM
Hot dogs and ice cream: They’re not just for backyard barbecues anymore. Two new Burbank eateries have elevated the simple summertime treats to new heights.
The Umami Burger chain of restaurants has certainly been written about before. But what you...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 1:38 PM
Story Tavern boosts Burbank and beer in equal measure. It's like walking into a history lesson where there's artisanal beer on tap. You're sipping your cider with Dr. David Burbank looking over your shoulder. The portrait of the eccentrically bearded...
| Aug 18, 2013
Renowned guitar player Laurence Juber possesses such a staggering facility that in performance, his combination of technique, sensitivity, feel, melody and harmonics is nearly overwhelming. The British-born musician, who appears at Burbank's Viva...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 9:22 AM
The partnership between the Burbank Historical Society and Story Tavern continues to make history as the tavern will sponsor its second annual fundraiser for the society beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Monday.
The date, July 8, is significant for two reasons....
| Jul 18, 2013
| 5:17 PM
A plateful of thick, eggy French toast triangles amply drizzled with Nutella and sprinkled with powdered sugar stares up at my son. It's the kind of presentation that makes a kid's eyes widen in disbelief. He stares back, knife and fork in hands. Does...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 1:04 PM
The Burbank Emblem Club gathered for its annual summer luncheon and fashion show earlier this month.
Staged under the theme "Lazy Daze of Summer" at the Elks Lodge on Hollywood Way, club members and guests were welcomed by the event's chairwoman, Elaine...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 12:51 PM
Anyone who remembers Troy Walker from his incendiary 1960s stint on the Sunset Strip club circuit or his infamous 1970s run at North Hollywood’s World Famous Palomino is likely beyond surprised to learn that not only did the ultra-flamboyant...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 10:43 AM
This is the third installment in a three-part series.
Last Thanksgiving, while most of us were at home preparing our turkey and mashed potatoes, newly minted restaurateur Matt Peek was teaching himself how to cook.
In that one day, he crafted recipes...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 5:58 PM
This is the second installment in a three-part series.
Hidden behind a shade tree on Victory Avenue, the Victory Café buzzes on a Sunday morning with platters of syrupy pancakes and mounds of eggs.
I wait for my cheeseburgers.
Two of them —...