| Mar 22, 2013
| 2:45 PM
The man who came up with the phrase "beautiful downtown Burbank" is not happy that NBC is considering moving "The Tonight Show" back to New York City.
"Burbank is a great little place," said Gary Owens, who coined the phrase from his radio days then...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 10:38 PM
After four decades of entertaining late-night TV viewers from its studio in Burbank, "The Tonight Show" might be returning to its birthplace on the East Coast, which could be bad news for local businesses that have counted on the show's staff and...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 11:31 AM
With the Eastern Seaboard struggling to recover from the effects of Superstorm Sandy — a recent winter storm that only added to the region’s woes — teams of volunteers from the tri-city area continue to assist with relief efforts there....
| Jan 22, 2011
My tenure here has been a whirlwind of change. Here's the latest: We will be launching the Sunday News-Press and Leader on Jan. 30.
In the last two years, we've done quite a bit. We started a blog, The818Now.com, we redesigned the paper, upgraded and...
| Dec 4, 2010
Burbank Noon Lions recently recognized local level competition winners in the annual Lions Clubs International Peace Poster Contest during an awards presentation on Nov. 22 at the Burbank Central Library.
First-level winners are Tnick Trivimol, Jordan...
| 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...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 9:03 AM
This post has been updated. See note below.
The Burbank City Council on Tuesday adjourned their meeting in memory of Otto Jensen, a long-time Burbank resident and photographer who died after he was struck by a vehicle last month.
The 101-year-old Jensen...
| Oct 7, 2011
| 8:59 PM
A little piece of Tinseltown is coming to Burbank this weekend as a new restaurant called the Hollywood Pasta Company opens on Burbank Boulevard with Chef Kurt Ehrlich, former chef at Tavern on the Green in New York City, at the helm.
Ehrlich said he's...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 4:12 PM
Bicycles are the problem? Seriously (“Bike collisions on the rise,” Nov. 9)?
Between jogging and walking my dog, I cover 30 to 50 miles a week on Burbank’s sidewalks, and I can say without reservation that we have some of the most...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 3:23 PM
Burbank Noon Lions
“Children Know Peace” is the theme for the 2011 International Peace Poster contest sponsored by the Burbank Noon Lions club, and on November 16, the club recognized the winners in a ceremony held at the Burbank Central...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 4:26 PM
While some had no choice but to stand due to a sell-out, standing-room-only house, even those with seats at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre took to their feet in a standing ovation following the Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre’s “Dance in the...
| Aug 18, 2012
| 6:00 PM
Some kind of poetic conjunction will occur when jazz singer Diane Hubka performs a recital at Pasadena Presbyterian Church Saturday. Though she works as the church's accountant, what makes the pairing compelling is her lovely sound set in a sanctuary...