| Oct 23, 2010
So, a horse walks into a bar and the bartender says "Why the long face?"
The first time I heard that joke it made me chuckle. For days later it put a smile on my face when I thought about it. Because of the genius of its simplicity, combined with its...
| Oct 23, 2010
Women who had been members of the Mariner Ship 145, SS Red Finn, of the Burbank Girl Scout Council in high school during the early 1960s recently met for a reunion luncheon at the Castaway Restaurant.
Their leader was Dorothy Robb and co-leader was...
| Nov 20, 2010
It's hard not to love a place like Tinhorn Flats Saloon & Grill. The name alone says "neighborhood watering hole and stick-to-your-ribs grub."
Tinhorn Flats Saloon & Grill, with all its funkiness, has catered to the Burbank locals since 1939. It must be...
| May 19, 2010
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...
| Jun 2, 2010
CITY HALL — Fresh off of approving a new comedy club and 24 Hour Fitness, Burbank officials have pushed back against proposed changes to the downtown shopping district, rebuffing a request to build a Gold's Gym and possibly more restaurants into the...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 11:46 PM
I fell in love last week. Not with a person or a thing but with a place, my hometown. Technically I live in La Crescenta but I’m talking about Montrose, the adorable shopping and eating district just down the hill. I’ve always liked Montrose,...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 12:57 PM
Super Bowl XLIX was certainly one for the books! The game was a nail-biter for sure. I’m still shaking my head at that call from a Seahawks offensive coach, apparently approved by head coach Pete Carroll, that ultimately lost the game for them.
| Feb 6, 2015
| 9:17 PM
Danglers are an extremely important language concept. Not so much for writers as for jokesters. Danglers in writing and speech don’t necessarily hurt the reader. Often the message comes across just fine despite this dreaded error.
But for anyone...
| Feb 7, 2015
| 3:02 PM
The 24th annual Dinners From the Heart fundraiser for Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services will be held Feb 24 to 26 at more than 30 area restaurants.
During the event, community members enjoy meals while raising money to help fund Hathaway-...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 10:56 PM
With the proliferation of build-your-own-pizza places around town, I was not enthusiastic about trying another one. But 800 Degrees pizza, a small chain out of West L.A., took over the old Louise’s Trattoria at Colorado Boulevard and Fair Oaks...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 8:24 PM
From the moment you walk in and sense the old wood, the crimson walls, the fresh ranunculus, you know this is going to be something special. Bowls of persimmons and quince and boxes of wild greens look straight out of a still-life painting. Hard-working...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 11:46 PM
Christmas is all about family, friends and food. But by this time in the holiday season, it’s hard to face another shrimp canape, spinach dip or piece of fudge. I find myself longing for a full meal, well-thought out and overseen by one cook....