December 13, 2008
There is a restaurant chain taking Russia by storm that serves giant potatoes filled with a variety of concoctions. A charming young woman named Mariana Mirzoyan is trying to bring that culinary concept to America before they do. Her cheery little restaurant in the Plaza de Verdugo mini-mall is called Rotmos Potatoes. Rotmos is the Swedish word for potatoes. Mirzoyan, with help from her Armenian family, who owns the Restaurant Maestro next door, creates fresh, homemade fillings and prepares the huge potatoes with careful attention.
July 24, 2002
Molly Shore Children taken from abusive homes often sit lonely and scared in the police station awaiting a social worker to come for them. To help them cope with the difficult and frightening period, the Burbank Noon Lions Club developed Kases 4 Kids -- backpacks filled with items to amuse and comfort them. "Kids who are abused can even be happy over small things," said Police Sgt. Brian Matthews, who heads the juvenile detail. Lions club member Marva Murphy spearheaded the project after reading about its use in another community.
May 22, 2010
The position of “Mayor of Burbank” carries no weight, other than running the meetings, attending ribbon cutting ceremonies and other civic functions. Mayor Anja Reinke and Vice Mayor Jess Talamantes are well suited for the newly “picked” positions. Mickey Mouse could do it. Councilman David Gordon, at first I was appalled that they didn’t pick you (“Reinke named new mayor,” May 5). With a blatant obvious snub of you, the lame excuse that they didn’t like the way you voted on the budget, etc., etc. Is there some jealousy involved here?
January 22, 2000
Paul Clinton CIVIC CENTER -- From rivets to retail, what a difference the end of a Cold War makes. Once at the cross hairs of the Southern California aerospace industry, Lockheed Martin Corp.'s "B-1" property may soon be the home of a sparkling new Krispy Kreme doughnut shop. Can a Staples office supply store be far behind? Probably not. With the ambitious plans laid out by Burbank officials for their new Burbank Empire Center project -- 750,000 square feet of office space, two hotels and auto dealerships, they'll need some space fillers.
December 19, 2007
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, Maralee Welch’s love for Providence St. Joseph Medical Center is evident for all to see. The part-time nurse and mother of two created a 100-pound candy house covered in up to 40 pounds of candy and 30 cans of frosting modeled after the hospital’s various bridges, gardens and towers for the holiday season. “It’s good for morale and something people look forward to every year,” said Welch, 53. The 29-year veteran of the hospital was inspired to create the model hospital after the medical center finished its bridge connecting the main lobby to the south tower, she said.