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  • Burb's Eye View: Hoping to see neighbors' faces light up

    Burb's Eye View: Hoping to see neighbors' faces light up
    The Christmas roller coaster at Nick and Carrie Nolan’s house was built with a lot of screws and a lot of headaches. Such are the pains in the twinkling underworld of competitive holiday lighting displays, where the drive to create the most opulent...
  • In Theory: Taking a stab at PG-13 violence

    Researchers have discovered that the amount of gun violence in some PG-13 movies is now greater than in R-rated films. PG-13 movies are “the ones that target children, and the violence that is shown contains guns,” according to Brad Bushman,...
  • Volunteers needed to fill holiday baskets with Burbank Coordinating Council

    Hundreds of volunteers are needed over the next week to help collect donations and assemble holiday gift baskets for needy families in Burbank.  The Burbank Coordinating Council this Saturday is sending volunteers to 13 grocery stores in Burbank between...
  • In Theory: What is America's empathy quotient?

    A New York Times columnist is wondering: Where is the love? Nicholas D. Kristoff says there's a “profound lack of empathy” these days, after columns he wrote about food stamp recipients, prison inmates and those without health insurance...
  • In Theory: Should schools be a party to religious charities?

    Two schools have decided to pull out of a charity toy drive after being challenged by the American Humanist Assn. over separation of church and state issues. East Point Academy in West Columbia, S.C., and SkyView Academy in Highlands Ranch, Colo., have...
  • On the Town: Building better fitness for foster care kids

    On the Town: Building better fitness for foster care kids
    Bodybuilding champions Ray and Rachele Rivera, owners of Burbank's Fitness is Art, staged a community fitness expo at their Magnolia Boulevard studio last week. The event, which gave participants the opportunity to test their physical skills through a...
  • Letter: Volunteers sought for holiday baskets

    The Burbank Coordinating Council is busily preparing for its holiday basket program and we need the community's help. This program matches up needy families in our community with individuals, businesses, service organizations and all groups that are...
  • Burb's Eye View: A wedding is hitched to a high school reunion

     Burb's Eye View: A wedding is hitched to a high school reunion
    Saturday's nostalgia-fueled romp across the decades proved you may get older, but some people — and hairstyles — never change. A reunion of hundreds overtook the grand ballroom of Castaway restaurant Saturday night, bringing together the...
  • Memorial honoring five killed in car crash keeps growing

    Memorial honoring five killed in car crash keeps growing
    A roadside memorial had grown on Monday to include hundreds of candles, bouquets of flowers and about a dozen posters covered with photographs and heart-felt notes memorializing the victims of the fatal car crash in Burbank on Saturday. Friends and...
  • Burb's Eye View: She's busy being part of the solution

    Burb's Eye View: She's busy being part of the solution
    Most of the 20 raffle tickets that once stuffed the envelope were gone. Janet Diel scanned the tables for one last basket to try to win — there were dozens filled with toys, games, gift cards, food and wine. She settled on one and threw her...
  • Editorial: Cheering equal rights, aware there's more to do

    Gay and lesbian couples are rightfully celebrating this week's twin decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court that effectively affirmed the rights of gay couples to marry in California and provided married, same-sex couples federal benefits previously denied...
  • On the Town: New holiday 'tradition' benefits Burbank veterans

    On the Town: New holiday 'tradition' benefits Burbank veterans
    Every city in the United States has carved out a tradition for celebrating the nation's birth. While some stage parades, hot-dog-eating contests or community barbecues, Burbank's tradition has been centered at the Starlight Bowl, where the country's...