September 30, 2009
Guests attending the Taste of Downtown Burbank on Thursday night will satiate their palates while providing financial assistance to those who can’t afford to join the YMCA. The annual event showcases more than 30 restaurants in Burbank offering samples from their menus. “The partnership with the city and local businesses has been tremendous,” said JC Holt, chief executive of the Burbank Community YMCA. “Everybody wins. The businesses get to display their wares, it’s a packed event, there’s entertainment and the YMCA benefits.
August 12, 2009
TODAY The Joslyn Adult Center will host a representative from the Social Security Office from 10 a.m. to noon at the Joslyn Adult Center, 1301 W. Olive Ave., Burbank. The representative will be available to answer questions about Social Security and Medicare. For more information, call (818) 238-5353. ? The Falcon Theatre previews The Troubadour Theater Company?s ?Oedipus the King, Mama!? directed by Matt Walker at 8 p.m. at 4252 W. Riverside Drive, Burbank.
July 4, 2009
Send DATEBOOK items to Burbank Leader, 221 N. Brand Blvd., 2nd Floor, Glendale, CA 91203 or fax to (818) 241-1975. Submissions must be received two weeks before publication. ? TODAY Starlight Bowl will offer an evening of music, patriotism and fireworks from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.starlightbowl.com. ? THURSDAY Downtown Burbank Free Summer Concert series starts today and continues every Thursday night thereafter in July and August on the AMC Walkway at Palm Avenue and San Fernando Boulevard in Downtown Burbank.
June 17, 2009
Burbank, like every other American city, is an ever-changing place. Some changes are great — like the revitalization of Downtown Burbank, while some we mourn — like the loss of those great chile rellenos at El Chiquito and the late night jazz and nightcaps at Chadney’s. One other thing that has stood the test of time in our city is the camaraderie and charitable contributions of the Road Kings of Burbank. Established in 1952 as a racing club, the Road Kings membership has included some of drag racing’s most famous such as Don Prudhomme, Tommy Ivo, Ken Safford, George Sakora, Owen Engle, Denny Cross, Nick Sfetsku, Joel Embick, Ed Drugmond, Bill Loven, Don “The Beachcoomer” Johnson and Frank Ney. As they have done for the past two decades, the Road Kings of Burbank rolled into Johnny Carson Park for their 20th annual Picnic and Car Show on Sunday.
May 13, 2009
DOWNTOWN — Burbank and Glendale unified school district officials reacted with cautious optimism Monday to an announcement that they’d be receiving a combined $11 million in federal stimulus money, citing the ongoing fiscal crisis in Sacramento as a major impediment. The money — about $4 million for Burbank Unified and $7 million for Glendale Unified — can be used freely for general-fund expenditures and is in addition to the combined total of about $16.1 million the districts will receive for designated purposes, according to the California Department of Education.