April 11, 2009
Romancing the Bean on San Fernando Road has put its small corner stage to good use. The spacious coffeehouse in Downtown Burbank attracts a regular audience for open-mic nights, comedy and music performances throughout the week. Owner Kerri Crull moved the business to this location three years ago. Her previous location on West Magnolia Boulevard was smaller and consequently more difficult to put on performances, she said. She has been using the stage frequently and proudly attests that Metro Station, a now well-known pop-rock band, started there.
August 9, 2006
After 13 years of business in Burbank's Magnolia Park District, gourmet coffeehouse Romancing the Bean will open a second spot in town to offer coffee lovers a new place to enjoy a cup of java. The new 2,200-square-foot coffeehouse is at 150 S. San Fernando Blvd. ? underneath a 140-unit condominium building in the Burbank Village, said owner Kerry Krull, 45. "It's going to be better here at the Burbank Village," Krull said. "We can rely on repeat business." Krull hopes the store will be ready for business on Friday.
October 4, 2000
Jenna Bordelon MEDIA DISTRICT WEST -- A 62-year-old Burbank woman was charged with assault with a deadly weapon and petty theft after allegedly dragging a coffee store employee more than 50 feet with her car. Police say Sara Thompson was arrested after she dragged an employee of Priscilla's Gourmet Coffee, Tea & Gifts who tried to stop her from stealing a ceramic plate and candles from the store. The unidentified employee, who broke her nose and sustained a concussion during the Sept.
November 8, 2008
?Able Danger? opens with music reminiscent of Hitchcock thrillers from a past era, dark tones produced by mood-inducing strings, but any similarity between this film and those done by the ?master of suspense? ends right there. The film is a disappointment on several levels, and it may be doomed to spend eternity swimming at the bottom with other notable stinkers on celluloid, i.e. ?Plan Nine from Outer Space,? ?Ishtar,? etc. Photographed almost entirely in black and white, this film-noir wannabe is apparently a spoof of runaway, left-wing conspiracy theories and the paranoid screwballs who are obsessed with them.
August 30, 2006
Pottery exhibit has opening reception The city of Burbank Creative Arts Center Gallery presents its "Pottery Instructors Exhibit" opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. on Sept. 8 at 1100 W. Clark Ave., Burbank. The exhibit will continue until Sept. 28. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, hours vary on Saturday and the gallery is closed on Sunday. For more information, call (818) 238-5397. Grand opening for second coffee house Romancing the Bean coffeehouse celebrates the grand opening of its second Burbank location from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday at 150 S. San Fernando Blvd.
February 21, 2004
Jackson Bell In three years as an English teacher at John Burroughs High School, Kathy Kottaras has helped reinstate the school's literary magazine -- Mantra -- and started coffeehouse-style poetry readings for her students. Burroughs Principal Emilio Urioste was so impressed with her accomplishments that he nominated Kottaras for the 22nd annual Bravo Awards, which recognize outstanding arts educators countywide. Kottaras and Stan Hatanaka, chairman of the music department at Toll Middle School in Glendale, are among 10 finalists for two awards that will be handed out Tuesday night at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles.
August 1, 2009
CITY HALL ? Porto?s Bakery would get some close competition at the intersection of Magnolia Boulevard and Hollywood Way under a proposal endorsed this week by the Planning Board. The board on Monday unanimously approved a development review and series of conditional use permits to convert up to 2,000 square feet of post-production office space at 3619 W. Magnolia Blvd. to a restaurant. The property, at the northeast corner of West Magnolia Boulevard and North Hollywood Way, is about 16,340 square feet and houses Kappa Studios and Quiznos submarine sandwich shop.
May 12, 2001
Paul Andersen, People BURBANK -- Some people wander through life never really finding out their purpose. But a rare few are extremely lucky. They know early on what they want to do, and they go after it with a laser-like focus. Burbank singer/songwriter Judy Krueger is among those lucky few. "I've been singing all my life," she said matter-of-factly, as if it was something everyone normally did. "I first picked up a microphone at a church function at the age of 3, and got the bug in an instant.