Trying to decide what to write this week, I thought about the kick-off for the Burbank centennial on New Year's Eve and asking people for their resolutions for the coming year. But something happened that changed everything — like when you go into a restaurant for a cheeseburger and instead order the prime rib.
Burbank is made up of three factions. The first is made up of life-long residents — they understand what Burbank is and what it means to live here. The second are transplanted from other areas who have moved to Burbank and have come to understand what it means to live here. The third group is the outsiders who just can't figure out not only what Burbank is all about, but why people love this city and the small-town atmosphere associated with it.
New Year's Eve was a night that brought together everything good about Burbank to the forefront.