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  • Dining Out: Check out these vintage diners

    Dining Out: Check out these vintage diners
    The 1950s and '60s saw a construction boom in the San Fernando Valley, Burbank in particular. Armed with newly invented building materials and a sleek car culture aesthetic, soldiers returning from war helped construct businesses and restaurants...
  • Traffic commission advises against change to Magnolia Park parking rules

    The Burbank Traffic Commission on Thursday advised city officials not to change parking restrictions on a block in Magnolia Park where merchants complained of inadequate parking for their customers, as well as a lack of enforcement of parking rules. A...
  • On the Town: Booster Club, Tony's go after causes

     On the Town: Booster Club, Tony's go after causes
    With two different, and yet equally important goals, the Roosevelt Elementary School Booster Club and Tony Yanow, the proprietor of Burbank's Tony's Darts Away, staged respective fundraisers this past week. Gathering at the Canyon Grille at DeBell...
  • Parking issues vex Burbank merchants

    Parking issues vex Burbank merchants
    A group of Magnolia Park merchants has asked the city to crack down on parking enforcement and add tougher parking restrictions on their block, arguing that customer traffic has suffered due to a local cafe "monopolizing" area parking. Ten merchants...
  • Local unemployment edges down

    Local unemployment edges down
    Local unemployment figures edged down in November across the tri-city region, fueled by increases in industries such as retail, healthcare and hospitality. The unemployment rates in Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena all dipped by 0.3%, according to data...
  • Dining Review: Michael's has its ups and downs

    If you ask someone whether they like fast service at restaurants, they will almost certainly answer yes. It’s worth thinking about, because some things really can’t be rushed. These thoughts came to mind after dinner at Michael’s Bar...
  • Burb's Eye View: Surviving the attack on the Pentagon

    On a beautiful late summer day in Washington, families from all 50 states gathered on the steps of the nation’s capitol. They were recognized in a nationwide event honoring American families with children adopted from other countries. Rep. Adam...
  • Remembering a local patron of the arts

    Our family was saddened to hear of the passing of Betsy Lueke, one of our city's all-time great employees of the parks and recreation department. Startingin 1956, Betsy was a fixture at many of our city's parks through the years. Many of us know her...
  • Bringing a taste of Hollywood to Burbank

    Bringing a taste of Hollywood to Burbank
    A little piece of Tinseltown is coming to Burbank this weekend as a new restaurant called the Hollywood Pasta Company opens on Burbank Boulevard with Chef Kurt Ehrlich, former chef at Tavern on the Green in New York City, at the helm. Ehrlich said he's...
  • Dining review: Grain Lab stands out from the chain crowd

    Dining review: Grain Lab stands out from the chain crowd
    Squeezed on all sides by chain shops and eateries in Burbank's Empire Center, Grain Lab is an independent island. The small eatery, which opened last month, has the minimal look of a hip chain, with a slightly industrial-meets-organic laboratory feel with...
  • 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...