March 25, 2009
Chandler Bikeway is for everyone Question: Was the Chandler Bikeway funded by a tax on Burbank bicycle riders, or did the taxes of Burbank joggers, stroller pushers, inline skaters, dog walkers, sidewalk astronomers and people who enjoy the outdoors help pay for it? Just wondering. TIM ELLIOTT Burbank Tallyrand: service with a smile I just had to take slight exception to Small Wonders columnist Patrick Caneday’s point about Tallyrand’s owners being the main reason why we Burbankers have continuously flocked to Tallyrand for 50 years (“Success comes from people, connections,” March 7)
June 13, 2009
Bob Alborzian is giving novice astronomers a glimpse of a whole new world through his Sidewalk Astronomers group. The 64-year-old Burbank resident conducts stargazing events once a month at the Chandler Bikeway at Chandler Boulevard and Lima Street. Members bring out their telescopes, and the public can take a peek at the moon, stars, Venus and other planets — if the skies are clear. “We always emphasize ‘weather permitting,’” Alborzian said. “It all depends on whatever the exterior decorator has planned.
August 28, 2012
Ernie Seiler made one promise to the bikers, joggers and dog-walkers craning their necks to see his crew on the Chandler Bikeway Monday night. “Give me 30 seconds and I'll give you the universe,” he tells them. He points them left, to the cardboard tube mounted to plywood that's pointed at Saturn. He then sends them right, off to view the Sea of Tranquility, where Neil Armstrong once stood. He sells them on the idea of an experience - a few steps away is a journey at one of five telescopes.
April 18, 2007
Burbank celebrates Earth Day Saturday The city of Burbank Public Works and Park, Recreation and Community Services Departments present the annual Earth Day Celebration from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday. The event will be held at the Stough Canyon Nature Center, 2300 Walnut Ave. This free event will offer ongoing interactive and informational materials on the environment. There will also be opportunity drawings throughout the afternoon. The Nature Center will have crafts, environmental activities, live animals, giveaways and refreshments.
November 11, 2009
TODAY Forest Lawn ? Hollywood Hills presents its 50th annual Veterans Day program under the theme ?A Celebration of Heroes,? at 11 a.m. at the memorial park, 6300 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles. For more information, call (800) 204-3131 or visit www.forestlawn.com. THURSDAY Glendale Quilt Guild is having a workshop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Glendale Central Library, 222 E. Harvard St., Glendale. Lisa Culombe will be demonstrating a curvy bias jacket and curvy bias tote.
August 9, 2000
Erin Park MEDIA CITY CENTER -- "No hands, dear. Just your eyeball." So goes the genial but firm direction from Mike Kendall, who promises a view of what astronauts see one hour before they land on the moon -- as long as you don't touch the telescope and tip it out of focus. As a Sidewalk Astronomer of five years, Kendall has been bringing his telescope to bustling corners around Los Angeles to give passersby a glimpse into our solar system. Kendall, who has lived in Burbank for 25 years, said he does it because wants to educate children and introduce them to the wonders of the universe.
July 21, 2008
Michael Barlin was so determined to make his first film that he decided to charge it all on personal credit cards to make it happen. In 1998, after pitching a few of his films to no avail, Barlin took the matter into his own hands and put $65,000 on his credit cards to make “The Pig Farm.” The film is about a plot conceived by a hit man and a hick to bury bodies at a pig farm. The dark comedy received much accolades by publications such as The Village Voice, in New York, but it never made it to the big screen — until Monday night.