August 27, 2008
Predictability in a film is not usually an asset because there aren?t many twists, and you pretty much know what?s going to happen. It?s very much the case with ?The House Bunny? that you?re not expecting anything profound or thought provoking, but you may be pleasantly surprised at how much fun you have. The plot is very simple. Shelley Darlington (Anna Faris) is blissfully happy living in the Playboy Mansion until she suddenly finds herself evicted the day after she turns 27 ?
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.
August 27, 2005
Frank discussions on sex and violence and outstanding camerawork and editing have earned Emmy nominations for several Burbank residents. Among them will be Burbank students -- makers of the "Teens in Action" local television series -- and a camera person and an editor from NBC's "The Contender." "To me, its just really a privilege to know that we are on the right track with the community," said Colleen Felix, a producer for Burbank TV6 who works with the teens on the program.
May 19, 2007
It's time to embrace change in the city Joe Santos pines for the Burbank of his youth ("It's no longer the city he remembers," Community Commentary, Wednesday) and so do many other residents. It's not an easy thing to face change head-on, especially when that change brings with it crime, congestion, commercialization and the pending loss of that small-town feeling that so many of us find precious. We who live here, while knowing and loving the history of our wonderful city, must find ways to limit some of the changes we face and embrace the fact that our city is changing.
May 8, 2010
During a special goal-setting meeting Thursday, the City Council took the unusual step of expanding the list of five governing priorities to include a sixth item ? reforming the troubled Police Department. While each of the council members presented similar topics relating to budget efficiencies and economic development, traffic and transportation, and sustainability and community involvement for the coming year, Mayor Anja Reinke and Councilman David Gordon included the Police Department in their top-five goals.
August 7, 2004
JOYCE RUDOLPH Peter Noone considers himself just another boy next door. His group, Herman's Hermits, has remained popular since it began in the 1960s because of the squeaky-clean tunes they sing that are romantic and fun. Today, as the band tours the U.S. and abroad, songs like, "Mrs. Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter," "I'm Henry the VIII I Am" and "There's a Kind of Hush (All Over the World)" are familiar to fans ranging from 6 to 60. "We did a show last night at a county fair.