| 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...
| Jun 12, 2010
Remember when movies started with the lights dimming and the curtain opening?
I can't recall the last time I saw a movie that started with the curtains dramatically sweeping apart as the projector chattered its images upon it.
There were no...
| Jun 19, 2010
The Foothill Civitan Club of Burbank's Philanthropy Fundraising Event on May 8 at the Castaway Restaurant was a great success.
The fashion show, "Pretty as a Picture," with members of the club and families as the models was very well done and the...
| Jun 19, 2010
State education officials this week announced that four sites in Burbank and one in Glendale will participate in government programs to feed lower-income schoolchildren through the summer.
The two federally funded programs extend school lunch programs...
| 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
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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...
| 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...