| Sep 11, 2012
| 3:07 PM
When I go to Chicago, I pack some clothes that won’t be coming back with me — socks wearing through at the heel, shirts that don’t really match anything else in my wardrobe, shoes that I think about wearing but rarely do. It’s...
| Sep 20, 2011
| 4:04 PM
In the back corner of the John Burroughs High School courtyard, about as far as you can get from the stage and still keep an ear on the action, Connie Trimble packed up the last of her cooking utensils.
On that stage all Saturday morning, the varied...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 1:28 PM
Marisa Sanders remembers when television icon Huell Howser wandered into Burbank’s Tallyrand restaurant two years ago.
She gushed when he sat in front of her in a swivel chair at the diner’s counter.
“I said, ‘I just want you to...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 7:25 AM
In its quest for total world domination through savory meat and fluffy buns, Umami Burger has announced that it will open a branch of its popular SoCal burger chain in Burbank during the first half of this year.
The restaurant will be located in the old...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 8:31 PM
Straight-A student Rami Makarem, 11, had three words to say as his fork was poised over two pancakes on the paper plate Friday morning before class.
“They taste delicious,” said the Jordan Middle School sixth-grader.
The event was the annual...
| 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...
| 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...
| May 15, 2010
Imagine this scenario: You've just received a call from your best friend from high school, the one who always puts on a beautiful dinner when you visit. She's coming tonight or maybe tomorrow, she's not sure. You have a report to finish for work, a...
| May 22, 2010
The board of directors for the Burbank Historical Society thanked their members for their support with an old-fashioned picnic on May 2 on the grounds of the Gordon R. Howard Museum.
Outside on the patio, members lined up for snow cones and popcorn...
| May 22, 2010
If you are looking for a simple, nondescript, affordable place that has good Thai food, head over to Saraya Thai in Burbank. Look closely because it's tucked in the corner of a strip mall, far from the trendier parts of town, making it a nice respite away...