June 24, 2009
Once upon a time, there were no movie houses and no television sets. When people wanted to be inspired, touched and tickled, they had to go see a play. Happily, you can still find all that and more with “Ten Cent Night” at the Victory Theatre Center in Burbank. It’s an offbeat fairy tale about a Texas family devastated by their country-western singer-father and drawn together again by his suicide And it’s not out to change the world, but it’s like up-and-coming Chicago playwright Marisa Wegrzyn wants us to love the world the way it can be. What may seem like slightly boring exposition in the first act turns into fireworks by the second half.
May 10, 2006
BURBANK ? Thousands of people, many wearing their best 10-gallon hats and cowboy boots, moseyed on down to the Los Angeles Equestrian Center Saturday night to enjoy the color and spectacle of the Fiesta of the Spanish Horse Extravaganza. The evening's entertainment was the highlight of more than three days of horse-show competition at the center, designed to showcase the cultural legacy of Spanish horse breeds in America, event coordinator Joanne Asman said. "The Spanish horse has heart and soul," Asman said.
December 8, 2001
Ryan Carter, People BURBANK -- A marriage is a marriage, of course, of course. But so is a marriage atop a horse. With wranglers at the ready and horses in full attire, Jeffrey Zail and Annie Thornburg were married Oct. 20 at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center. It was just the way the couple wanted it. No churches for either of them. They got hitched atop their horses. Zail donned his black tuxedo, cowboy boots and Stetson and recited his vows while straddling his 17-year-old Palomino, Khalief.
October 24, 2001
Karen S. Kim MEDIA DISTRICT NORTH -- Ann 'N' Eve Collection isn't your basic Western-wear clothing store. The store's intricately beaded shawls, fringed suede wraps and custom, handmade deerskin vests aren't the everyday denim and cowboy boots that come to mind at the words "Western wear." Anette Baboomian Sarkissian, owner and designer of Ann 'N' Eve's offerings, began designing Western-style clothing about 13 years ago. "I was just fascinated by the beadwork and the fringes of Western wear," Sarkissian said.
July 26, 2003
Gitana permit to be reviewed BURBANK -- The planning board is expected to determine if Gitana Restaurant has violated its conditional-use permit during its Monday meeting. The compliance hearing comes after Police Chief Thomas Hoefel determined the nightclub was creating a "substantial adverse impact on the delivery of police services," city documents said. Police have billed the club nearly $7,000 for service calls in excess of the three-per-month allowed in the club's use permit.
August 3, 2005
Sarah Hill Rebecca Murray 14, couldn't be more comfortable than when trotting around in her cowboy boots and spurs showing off her extensive collection of stuffed horses. Except for maybe when she's out riding and competing with her 8-year-old American Quarter horse "Gatoloto." "It's just so fun," said Rebecca, a Burbank resident who enjoys the challenge of reigning and steering a horse. "It's cool when you get it right. Reigning is really hard.
March 4, 2009
Pauline Marasek never cared much for brittle. “In fact, I hated it,” said Marasek, standing beside large sacks of her famous hard candy. “Most brittle — not mine — is hard, sticks to your teeth and is made from peanuts.” Ten years ago, she received a special family recipe from her mother: butter, sugar, a dash of corn syrup and nuts. Marasek uses pecans. She made the brittle by hand, and mostly for friends, until one woman offered to pay her for a batch.
July 26, 2013
March 22, 2003
INSIDE/OUT I was working in the shipping office of a plastic bag factory near the El Toro Marine Base when Gulf War I began. A co-worker of mine, Scott Hallen, ran into my office and shouted, "Bush is walking in the Rose Garden!" Scott was the company's resident hard-core Republican. He had a loud, booming voice, a permanent sheen on his forehead and an almost disturbing familiarity with the minutiae of American warfare. I immediately took what he said to mean that the orders had been given, or at least a countdown had ended, and that the bombs were already falling.