| 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...
| Oct 27, 2012
| 5:47 PM
The fierce battle between Democratic Reps. Howard Berman and Brad Sherman for a San Fernando Valley congressional seat has surpassed the $13-million mark for spending, making it among the costliest House races in the country, according to new campaign...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 11:02 AM
Jet Blue canceled two New York-bound flights from Bob Hope Airport on Monday as Hurricane Sandy pummeled the Eastern Seaboard.
Flight 350 and 358 to John F. Kennedy International Airport were canceled, as were flights 355 and 359 coming out of New York,...
| 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, 2010
Friggatriskaidekaphobia is the fear of the 13th day of a month falling on a Friday — a day when the superstitious tend to avoid black cats. Well, if black cats were being avoided, Black Cows were being embraced as members, friends and supporters...
| Aug 25, 2010
Efforts to stop the years-long flight of film crews from California to faraway locations are gaining steam.
Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Krekorian has proposed new tax incentives to keep production crews filming in his city. The effort follows...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...