| May 14, 2013
| 1:06 PM
Whiplash is one of the hazards of my job. I take unfamiliar streets when I drive around town with the express purpose of discovering new restaurants. Peacha's, a tiny place on south Victory near Alameda in Burbank, made me do a hard double-take, almost...
| 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 —...
| 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...
| Nov 5, 2010
| 5:51 PM
If you check out the new Moore's Delicatessen, at Third and Orange Grove in Burbank, in the space formerly occupied by Ben's Deli, don't plan to hang out long. You order at the counter, and they deliver your meal to your table. The day I was there, a...
| Nov 6, 2010
Mike Campbell and his son, Hayden, 8, combine exercise with fun on their trips to school several mornings a week.
Some days they ride their bikes. Other times, they take their skateboards or scooters. And then there are the days the third-grader jumps...
| 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...
| Feb 8, 2011
| 1:39 PM
Flair Cleaners in Burbank has over the past year successfully asked customers to get their clothes naked — that is without all the plastic wrapping and other packaging.
In an effort to reduce waste, more than 30% of the customers at Flair now...
| Feb 11, 2011
| 3:09 PM
The Boys & Girls Club of Burbank and the Greater East Valley staged itsannual Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament at Woodbury University. Gathering at the school’s New Woody’s Café, more than 200 supporters put on their best poker faces to...
| Dec 4, 2010
There are three things in life that make many men very happy — barbecue, beer and football. A brand-new sports bar called the Hollywood Way in Burbank specializes in that trifecta of pleasure. Even though it's an expansion restaurant, with a few...
| Dec 11, 2010
On a strangely cool August day several years ago, I walked into a New York City classroom to begin my first day of classes at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. Inside that small, overheated room were a dozen other students, and the...
| Dec 15, 2010
Mayor Anja Reinke practiced her Rose Parade wave Saturday morning, holding her elbow and upper arm stiff while letting her wrist do all the work.
"I've been doing this for weeks," Reinke said. "I hope to perfect it before Jan. 1."
| Jan 1, 2011
There is always a winner and a loser when you play a game but everybody was a winner when my entire softball team visited Caminiti's Restaurant in Burbank after our final game of the 2010 season.
The Burbank Dirtstars were defeated on the field but...