| 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 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-...
| 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.
| Jan 22, 2015
| 8:34 PM
The most prominent thing at Cascabel is the giant slithering rattlesnake painted on the walls. The image prepares you for a night of drama. Turquoise wooden tables and benches prepare you, on the other hand, for a casual fish meal like on the beach in...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 10:14 PM
The restaurants in Montrose might want to up their dessert game.
A bright little storefront has opened on Honolulu Avenue, and it's already cost at least one nearby eatery a dessert order. A man and his daughter walked into La Fleur Pastry recently...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 10:00 AM
One of Montrose’s newest restaurateurs has a cooking blog named after his belief that the ladies love a man who can whip up a good meal.
“I said, ‘if you could cook, you’ll be a chick magnet,’” said Jim Collins....