November 7, 2012
In a move that could provide a boost to the small but growing digital comic book business, DC Comics has signed deals to sell comics through online stores owned by Apple, Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Previously, comic book readers could only buy digital copies of issues to read on tablets or other digital devices through DC's own app, or an application controlled by the company ComiXology. While graphic novels have previously been available to buy for digital devices through a variety of stores, DC is the first company to offer single comic book issues through Apple's iBookstore, Amazon's Kindle Store and Barnes & Noble's Nook Book Store.
November 10, 2010
It started with a school assignment. English teacher Bob Martin asked his Burbank High School students to create a movie poster based on a book they were reading in class. And the submission of then-junior Alex Salinas caught his eye. "It was just incredible work," Martin said. "I joked with him, 'You are such a great artist, you should do my book.'" Shortly thereafter, Martin extended a more formal invitation, asking Salinas to do the illustrations for a children's book he had in progress titled "James' Night of Terror.
November 7, 2009
TODAY Downtown Burbank Fine Arts Festival is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Sunday along San Fernando Boulevard from Magnolia to Olive Avenue. There will be artists showing oil paintings, acrylic and watercolors, sculptures in glass, wood, metal and clay; ceramics, photography, mixed media collages, handmade jewelry and stained glass. Admission is free. For more information, call (818) 238-5180 or visit www.downtownburbank.org. Barnes & Noble at the Burbank Town Center will have its Holiday Book Drive Kickoff Storytime Event at 11 a.m. at the 731 N. San Fernando Blvd.
July 15, 2009
Send DATEBOOK items to Burbank Leader, 221 N. Brand Blvd., 2nd Floor, Glendale, CA 91203 or fax to (818) 241-1975. Submissions must be received two weeks before publication. ? TODAY The Glendale Parks Recreation and Community Services Department will have a Cuban Salsa concert featuring Charangoa from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the north end of Verdugo Park, 1621 Cañada Blvd., Glendale. Guests should bring a picnic dinner, folding chairs or blankets for seating.
March 21, 2009
BURBANK — A crowd of anxious students packed the Roosevelt Elementary School auditorium Wednesday to learn the results of the fifth-grade science fair, a rite of passage for nearly 100 of the school’s budding scientists and mathematicians. Among the 89 entries were experiments using pennies, flowers, flour, eggs, 9-volt batteries, Venus fly traps, dogs, high-fructose corn syrup, potatoes and sheets of multicolored construction paper. The students began their projects in January, said science and math teacher Sheryl Hambro.
October 29, 2008
First U.S. Blu-ray Disc testing center is in city Thomson?s Technicolor Business Group announced Sept. 30 that it has established the first Blu-ray Disc Assn.-approved Blu-ray Disc testing center in the United States at its Burbank location. A testing center is needed to supply the demand of studios and content producers to create a center for improving disc compatibility and performance, and accelerate the release of Blu-ray Disc titles into the market, according to a press release from Thomson.
September 17, 2008
GLENDALE — The presidential campaign trail once again included Glendale and Burbank on Monday when Meghan McCain, daughter of Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, visited the region during a multi-city tour for her recently released children’s book, “My Dad, John McCain.” Meghan McCain’s whirlwind swing through Southern California started with an 11 a.m. book reading and signing in front of about 50 friendly revelers at the Barnes & Noble in the Americana at Brand, continued with an afternoon session with California Republican Party officials in Burbank, an address to college Republicans at USC and ended with a Larry King interview on CNN. She is slated to appear Wednesday on the “Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
November 29, 2006
Barnes & Noble of Burbank is teamed up with the John Burroughs High School library to host the second annual book fair to benefit the school's library. Customers can help raise funds for new books and reference materials for the library with every purchase they make at the bookstore on Sunday and Monday. "We did it last year and it was successful for the first time," said Angelica Fitzgerald, senior library clerk at Burroughs High School. "With that money we were able to purchase books that were on our wish list."