| Nov 13, 2011
The Great Recession officially ended in the summer of 2009. So diners have flocked back to restaurants, filling tables and tip pockets, right? It depends on who you ask.
Some restaurants have hung on to their low prices to try to keep customers coming...
| Nov 12, 2011
| 2:46 PM
Construction on Burbank’s Police/Fire Headquarters is scheduled to be completed this spring, a little more than three years after the start of renovations, a city official said Friday.
Spot repairs on the facility began in 2000, two years after its...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 10:17 AM
The Hollywood Pasta Company in Burbank, opened last year by chef and caterer Kurt Ehrlich, doesn’t look exactly glam from the outside — its small storefront façade sandwiched on Burbank Boulevard between an alley-like parking lot and a...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 8:02 AM
Strong performances at Walt Disney Co.'s domestic theme parks and by Disney Channel helped drive a 12% increase in the company's first-quarter net income compared with a year earlier.
The Burbank media giant reported that revenue for the quarter ended...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 8:19 AM
Firefighters across the region have kicked their Christmas toy drives into high gear in advance of Metrolink's Holiday Toy Express tour of 32 cities through mid-December.
Organizers are encouraging the public to drop new, unwrapped toys off at local...
| Dec 31, 2011
| 6:02 PM
So you’re going to the Rose Parade.
Many choices lie ahead.
Buy a seat near the heart of the television spectacle at Orange Grove and Colorado boulevards, or rough it on free sidewalk space further down the parade route? Take a chance with...
| Jan 7, 2012
| 1:51 PM
Hello folks, I really enjoyed your articles in the Rose Parade Survival Guide this week.
As the owner of a travel firm, I have been bringing groups into Pasadena and the Rose Parade for about 13 years. The fantastic weather, along with the dozens of...
| Jul 25, 2011
| 11:42 AM
As I enter the homestretch of summer vacation with my sons, I can see them struggling (as well as myself) in trying to fill their days with interesting stuff to do. After the first few weeks of no school, the novelty has worn off. Having several more...
| Jul 31, 2011
| 1:28 AM
Sometimes I get tickets to sitcom tapings and game shows. Most recently I got tickets to "Let's Make A Deal" at the Sunset Bronson Studios in Hollywood.
I invited my wonderful dog-walker Julie Cummins and her 18-year old daughter, Nicole, an adorable...
| Aug 1, 2011
| 3:16 PM
The world’s most fuel-efficient couple kicked off their latest record-setting venture on Monday, setting out from a Burbank gas station for a 23-day road trip around the continental U.S.
John and Helen Taylor hold 88 driving records, including the...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 11:33 AM
The Walt Disney Co.has done preliminary work on introducing Marvel's superhero characters to the happiest place on earth: Disney's theme parks.
Disney Chief Executive Bob Iger told shareholders attending an annual meeting that the company has had a...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 3:26 PM
Walt Disney Co. said it expects to incur a loss of about $200 million on its big-budget sci-fi film, "John Carter," based on box-office results.
The film's theatrical performance -- which brought in $184 million in global box-office sales, well shy of...