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April 17, 2002
Sandra Kraisirideja, Enjoy! GLENDALE -- Roger R. Fernandez is an ordinary man who has had an amazing life. He lived under the rule of two dictators -- Francisco Franco in Spain and Fidel Castro in Cuba -- and left each country unharmed. Throughout his life, Fernandez crossed paths with various political dignitaries. He met Robert Kennedy while volunteering on his campaign and shook hands with the King of Spain and leaders of Latin America at the World Fair in Seville, Spain.
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By Patrick Caneday | January 9, 2010
I caught the wife in bed with another man last week. I can’t really blame her though. It was Hemingway. I mean, who wouldn’t? What did freak me out was Steinbeck, Maugham and Fitzgerald stacked up at the foot of the bed waiting for their turn. It might be time to box up some of these old used books I’ve collected over the years. There’s just something about a used bookstore that I can’t resist; the musty, dry fragrance of aging tomes. I imagine the hands that have touched them, absorbed them and passed them on. There’s life in a used bookstore, rooted and time-honoring, that can’t be found elsewhere.
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April 23, 2005
Bill Scollon Remember the beautiful song Guantanamera? It evokes the spirit and romance of Cuba's past. Luckily, a local restaurant takes the name and gives us the chance to experience that Cuba through its cuisine. The Guantanamera Restaurant experience begins with atmosphere. Warm lighting and a faux courtyard interior, complete with doors and windows to nowhere, and a sky blue ceiling set the scene. There's a full bar, but try the mojito, one of Cuba's signature drinks.
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January 28, 2006
The American dream lives. You'll find it at Porto's Bakery. The Porto family has lived that dream, from the days in Mazanillo, Cuba, when Rosa Porto would sell cakes from her home, to more than 30 years later on Brand Boulevard, where the Porto family runs a bustling business that fills each day with thousands of customers with appetites for potato balls and mango mousse, among other things. But behind the savory servings and the Porto success story -- which entered a new chapter Monday with the family's opening of a new bakery and eatery in Burbank -- are the ingredients of the American Dream.
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May 22, 2002
Molly Shore MAGNOLIA PARK -- Walt Disney Elementary School resembled a miniature United Nations Tuesday night when children and adults joined in the school's 11th annual Multicultural Night. The event is the school's largest during the year, Principal Linda Reksten said. The event celebrates the diversity of world cultures as participants show up in ethnic costumes and families bring foods of their native lands for a giant potluck dinner. Music teacher Robyn Kreisberg directed the entertainment portion of the evening.
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January 26, 2002
Ryan Carter AIRPORT DISTRICT -- Two players from the Cuban national soccer team reportedly have defected to the United States after they were discovered missing from their Burbank hotel room. Team officials told Burbank Police late Thursday that Rey Angel Martinez, 20, and Alberto Delgado, 22, could not be found at the Burbank Airport Hilton. The team was staying there while competing in the Gold Cup at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena this week, police said.
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By By Ani Amirkhanian | January 7, 2006
Ofelia Fox, the widow of the owner of Cuba's legendary Tropicana nightclub, died on Monday of cancer at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank. Fox, a Glendale resident, was 82. Fox married Martin Fox in 1952 and from then on was by her husband's side every night at the club, welcoming famous celebrities of the era. Among the well-known singers and celebrities who frequented the Tropicana were Nat King Cole, Celia Cruz, Liberace and Carmen Miranda, Joan Crawford and Ava Gardner.
FEATURES
April 1, 2006
Chandler change would upset the peace Please, no way can the city change this route into a one-way highway on either side of our new "park." ("Council delays one-way decision," Feb. 25) As absurd as it is, this two-way street situation on both sides was created because of an old railroad track and now it is part of life in Burbank. I have lived on Ontario Street and Chandler Boulevard for 14 years and can vouch that finally, since the "bicycle" path was created, traffic has begun to respect the speed limits posted, and police are monitoring the traffic.
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By By Lauren Hilgers | November 9, 2005
An elementary school will be sending more than 700 letters containing drawings, holiday greetings and thanks. Students at Thomas Jefferson Elementary are going straight to the source to prepare for Veterans Day on Friday. Instead of learning in class what it is like to be a soldier, students are writing letters to soldiers in the field -- asking them questions and sending their thanks. "This is a great hands-on way to introduce children to these issues," Jefferson librarian Sue Rife said.
NEWS
February 16, 2002
Ryan Carter BURBANK -- Local authorities are taking seriously the most recent FBI warning of a terrorist attack but are not changing tactics from an already established heightened alert. FBI officials issued the agency's most specific warning yet Monday. It warned of a potential for attacks in this country or Yemen. It also released the names on its Web site of people possibly involved in the possible attack. "Basically, we received information recently developed through the military in Afghanistan and interviews of detainees in Cuba that a possible attack was planned against the U.S. and interests in Yemen," FBI spokeswoman Laura Bosley said.
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By Patrick Caneday | January 9, 2010
I caught the wife in bed with another man last week. I can’t really blame her though. It was Hemingway. I mean, who wouldn’t? What did freak me out was Steinbeck, Maugham and Fitzgerald stacked up at the foot of the bed waiting for their turn. It might be time to box up some of these old used books I’ve collected over the years. There’s just something about a used bookstore that I can’t resist; the musty, dry fragrance of aging tomes. I imagine the hands that have touched them, absorbed them and passed them on. There’s life in a used bookstore, rooted and time-honoring, that can’t be found elsewhere.
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April 17, 2002
Sandra Kraisirideja, Enjoy! GLENDALE -- Roger R. Fernandez is an ordinary man who has had an amazing life. He lived under the rule of two dictators -- Francisco Franco in Spain and Fidel Castro in Cuba -- and left each country unharmed. Throughout his life, Fernandez crossed paths with various political dignitaries. He met Robert Kennedy while volunteering on his campaign and shook hands with the King of Spain and leaders of Latin America at the World Fair in Seville, Spain.
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