October 24, 2009
There is a new dog in our house. It?s a Chihuahua, about a foot-and-a-half long with a brown coat and the biggest ears I?ve ever seen on a Chihuahua. And he?s not fitting in very well. Mind you, he?s well-behaved, rarely barks and is a little timid right now. The thing is, we have another Chihuahua, who is about a foot shorter than he is and who considers herself queen of the house. In a way she is, given that she has full reign of it from dawn till dusk. Seeing this new dog walk into her territory all of a sudden is increasing her already fast metabolism, making her shake uncontrollably.
October 13, 2009
For more polls, visit The 818 Now. Poll results: Otto Huber, the founder and 40-year owner of Otto’s Import Store and Delicatessen, died. He was 77. Huber was among the last remaining holdouts from a era where family-run businesses were the norm. Do you think family-run shops are important for Burbank? (1) Yes. I do my best to support mom-and-pop shops. (91 votes, 93%) (2) No. convenience and prices are more important. (7 votes, 7%)
October 2, 2009
It has been an interesting few weeks here in Burbank. Our fair city has seen more than its fair share of mayhem recently, some of which is detailed in today’s paper. Before I get into this, however, I want to announce what I’m calling a “Meet the Editors” event. A week from today, on Sept. 30, the Burbank Leader’s editors and reporters will be at Tavern on the Brand, 208 N. Brand Blvd. in Glendale, to meet you and answer your questions. I’ll be there from 6 to 8 p.m., as will City Editor Jason Wells and anyone else I can persuade to come.
August 1, 2009
Burbank was slapped with yet another lawsuit this week. These days, it’s beginning to become less of a headline and more the same. But then, there never seems to be a dull moment when it comes to the Burbank Police Department. The latest lawsuit claims that the city attorney’s office illegally leaked former Burbank Police Detective Christopher Dunn’s personnel file to the Burbank Leader on the same day he sued the city for discrimination and workplace retaliation.
June 20, 2009
Columnist Caneday is a welcome addition Thank you so much for including columns by Patrick Caneday. He really brightens my day. I so enjoy the articles about people and things around town, and the ones about a day with his girls. Please keep his column in your wonderful paper. BARBARA EDWARDS Burbank Good to see hard news on A1 again How wonderful it is to have the return of more “hard” news to the pages of the Burbank Leader.