October 28, 2006
A princess surveyed her pumpkin kingdom while wearing a neon green tutu and pastel pink shoes Friday, pausing to inspect the individual stems and shapes. Finding most of them unsuitable, she passed on to another. Floating over to a scarecrow, which was about her height, she pinched his thin arms with disapproval and snatched a plump pumpkin from beneath his feet. The costumed-princess, 1-year-old Natalie Bakahchedzyan, joined more than 25 other children in an indoor pumpkin patch at the library on Friday, where there were free pumpkins and a Halloween-themed story-time.
February 4, 2004
Ryan Carter The Reagan years were big at the Original Jelly Bean Factory. "We had lines 50-people long going out the door each December," owner Ira Lippman recalled this week. Ronald Reagan, whose penchant for jelly beans was well chronicled during his presidency, helped fuel their popularity while he was in office. Lippman and his brother Joel -- who run the colorful business at 927 N. Hollywood Way -- were among the benefactors. They are still there, continuing to add flavors and more beans and candy that aren't necessarily good for the teeth, but fill a need.
December 21, 2002
Ryan Carter Christmas might be known as the season of giving, but for some, it's a time of taking -- to be more precise, stealing. Since Dec. 12, decorations were reported stolen from homes in the 2600 block of North Parish Place, the 1800 block of Pepper Street and the 100 block of South Valley Street. It's not an unusual occurrence during the holiday season, Sgt. John Dilibert said. "We do see this every year," he said. "Sometimes it's sleighs and others it'll be the lighted reindeer.
August 11, 2004
Carnival kicks off Vacation Bible School DOWNTOWN -- The Salvation Army, Burbank Corps will kick off its Vacation Bible School with a "Carnival Celebration" from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 300 E. Angeleno Ave. in Burbank. There will be ice cream, cotton candy, nachos, snow cones, popcorn, face painting, jumping castles and a petting zoo. Hot dogs and sodas will be 50 cents. Vacation Bible School for children 3 to 12 will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday to Aug. 22. There will be Bible lessons, songs, games and crafts.
March 17, 2004
Justin Rubin, 18, of Glendale, is a senior at Glendale High School. "NASCAR 3D: The IMAX Experience" is a rather engrossing and visually impressive mini documentary on the hugely popular racing sport. There is a nice balance of historical and technical information in the film, but mainly it aims to impress. A great amount of technical work went into the film and the outcome is that you truly feel like a part of the action. With its blaring sound, unique camera angles and 3D format shown on a seven-story screen, it's about as close as you will ever get to being in an actual NASCAR event.
November 3, 2001
The following incidents were taken from police reports. HILLSIDE DISTRICT 500 block of East Santa Anita Avenue: A 26-year-old Burbank man was arrested on suspicion of corporal injury to a spouse on Oct. 31, after he allegedly pushed his 21-year-old former girlfriend into the arm of a couch, police said. MAGNOLIA PARK 1200 block of North Keystone Street: A 30-year-old Burbank man was arrested on Oct. 28, after he allegedly struck a 20-year-old Burbank man in the head with a 10-inch candle holder, police said.
October 31, 2001
Gary Moskowitz BURBANK -- With all the ghouls, goblins, witches and monsters roaming the streets of Burbank tonight, it may be wise to remember some common safety tips. Burbank Police Sgt. Bill Taylor encourages trick-or-treaters to go out during daylight hours. For those who choose to go out after dark, Taylor suggests the use of glow sticks to enhance visibility. Taylor suggested that parents accompany their children or encourage their children to check in periodically.
April 18, 2001
Gary Moskowitz NORTHWEST DISTRICT -- Students from Magnolia Park School decided to show children at a local family center that someone was thinking about them. They gathered candy, juice, pudding, oatmeal, cookies, shampoo and toothpaste and made Easter baskets that were delivered to the children and families staying at the Burbank Temporary Aid Center. Edward Stapleton, coordinator at the center, said what touched him most about the baskets was that children could step out from their own situations and feel compassion for others less fortunate.
December 25, 2002
Laura Sturza Though horses were standing in for reindeer, holiday spirit kicked up its hooves and made its way through town. Holiday tunes with a Western twang came from a car that led the equine parade Sunday. About 20 riders, from 8 to older than 60 -- trolled the roads, some stopping along the way to hand out candy. Even Santa -- Burbank resident Glenn Cooper -- found time to join the posse, and said horseback riding was "much more comfortable" than his traditional sleigh and reindeer crew.
March 27, 2002
Molly Shore MEDIA DISTRICT WEST -- Peter Cottontail might be bringing every girl and boy a basketful of Easter joy, but it doesn't compare to Shawnda Hughes' and son Dakota's annual Easter egg hunt. As they have done for six previous years with their neighbors' blessings, they will hide several thousand plastic eggs in yards along the 500 block of North California Street. "Each egg will have something in it," she said, explaining candy, key chains and necklaces are among the prizes.