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December 7, 2012
Burbank Coordinating Council has been helping low-income families in Burbank for decades and this year we need to help more families than ever. We are in desperate need of people to stand at stores today to ask patrons for donations of food from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. On Thursday, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Little White Chapel, we will consolidate the food into family units and then on Friday at Washington Elementary we will match those foods with donations of...
NEWS
September 11, 2004
Tickets are now available for Taste of Downtown Burbank, which takes place from 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 30, on San Fernando Boulevard between Magnolia Boulevard and Orange Grove Street. The event features food from 20 downtown restaurants, live entertainment and family activities. Tickets are $25 for food only; $35 for food and access to the beer garden; and $40 for food and beer garden access, plus child care provided by the Burbank Community YMCA for children younger than 12. Proceeds from the event benefit the Burbank Community YMCA.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tom Grove | August 8, 2009
At Poquito Mas in Burbank, the restaurant?s motto is simple: ?We don?t serve fast food. We serve fresh food as fast as we can.? The menu says they always use only the freshest ingredients ? lean beef, chicken, pork and ahi right from the fisherman?s boat. They serve freshly made tortillas, salsa, chips, jalapeños, beans and more, and they prepare your meal right in front of you. Poquito Mas guarantees that you will always get friendly, courteous service, and that your food will be delivered within seconds after it is prepared, so you can enjoy your meal hot and savor the nuances of their Baja California style dishes.
NEWS
By Lauren Hilgers | June 3, 2006
The students that attended Friday's art show at John Muir Middle School had a number of attractions to choose from ? the food, the music or the walls covered in art. For 14-year-old Evan Leigh, however, the event was about none of those more obvious things ? it was all about the glamour. "This isn't just a deal, this is a way of life," he said, wearing a bow tie and waiter's outfit, stirring a bowl of red punch. "You know, all the parties and the glamour." In its second year, art teacher Scott Nobles has tried to make the art show as realistic and as glamorous as possible.
LOCAL
By Pamela Lang | February 4, 2009
After years of donating food and clothing to various charities, I recently found myself on the opposite side of the equation. Sales at my online auction sites completely dried up; I’ve been unable to find a job, and I totally depleted my savings. During the Christmas season, I was forced to make a horrifying decision. I had to choose between buying Christmas gifts and putting food on the table. In one of the most depressing decisions of my life, I chose food over Christmas gifts.
NEWS
May 2, 2009
Federal stimulus money recently made available to school districts for food service departments almost seemed like a cruel joke this week when it was announced. Districts can apply for their share of $12.8 million, but can use it only for food services equipment, not to supplement cuts in funding for free or reduced-fee meals for low-income students. State education officials said Wednesday that new equipment would increase food prep efficiency and sustainability, but at this point in the recessionary budget game, that logic reads like the main ingredient in the title recipe for Ineffectual Bureaucracy.
NEWS
December 26, 2009
Thousands of toys for hundreds of families — it’s a ratio that just a week ago seemed improbable after Metrolink canceled its Holiday Toy Express due to bad weather. But after Burbank firefighters issued a plea for help to make the difference in their “Spark of Love” toy drive campaign, the community responded in a big way. The outpouring translated into roughly 2,000 toys for about 700 families who, like so many households in this recession, saw their ability to play Santa severely diminished or erased by lost jobs or reduced work hours.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha | November 29, 2008
DOWNTOWN — Hundreds of people braved the cold and a downpour Wednesday as they stood in line to get a hot plate of turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy at the Burbank Salvation Army’s annual Thanksgiving dinner. Burbank resident Maria Nelson, 79, rode the bus and walked in the rain from her senior home to get a portion of Thanksgiving trimmings. Her clothes were soaking, and she stuffed her shoes with paper towels. Nelson was first in line for the dinner. But while her trip to the organization’s facility at 300 E. Angeleno Ave. was challenging, she said she didn’t mind because she was with her friends from the senior home, and knew she would be eating a delicious meal.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha | November 26, 2008
DOWNTOWN — Hundreds of people braved the cold and a downpour of rain Wednesday as they stood in line to get a hot plate of turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy at the Burbank Salvation Army’s annual Thanksgiving dinner. Burbank resident Maria Nelson, 79, rode the bus and walked in rain from her senior home to get a portion of Thanksgiving trimming. Her clothes were soaking, and she stuffed her shoes with paper towels because water had entered them. Nelson was first in line for the dinner.
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ENTERTAINMENT
By Lisa Dupuy | September 27, 2013
When I first visited Sharkey's Bistro, a brand-new barbecue and burger joint in Burbank, I had a real problem with the interior. The radio was too loud, the artwork was too loud, even the silent big screen TV was too loud. The big smiles on the faces of the people working there softened me up a bit though. And when the food arrived, those issues became dim memories. Now I'm a believer. Our very first encounter with Sharkey's' Southern-style food remains our favorite. Are you sitting down?
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NEWS
By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | September 6, 2013
Burbank resident Allison Riccardi would love to find a bigger place to live. Her 17-year-old daughter sleeps on a mattress in the dining room behind a black sheet pinned to the ceiling, while her 2-year-old son shares a room with her and her husband in their one-bedroom apartment. But right now, her family can't afford to move. Soon, though, she might have to. Riccardi is one of the dozens of tenants who live in the nearly 40 apartments on Avon Street and Olive Avenue, where a 241-unit luxury residential complex, along with a Whole Foods Market, has been proposed.
NEWS
August 30, 2013
As a longtime homeowner in Burbank, I am strongly opposed to the proposed building of the Whole Foods project . Burbank has a small-town feeling that is slowly fading with all the building. We certainly have enough apartments, and do we really need another food market? This project would add to the traffic problem. Please don't let this project go through. Let Burbank retain its small-town feeling and not become an overcrowded city. I hate to think of all the problems this project will cause to the Burbank homeowners.
NEWS
By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | August 27, 2013
If a proposed Whole Foods Market and apartment complex in Burbank are built, local karaoke institution Dimples may be taking its show on the road. Amanda Landry, the city planner assigned to the project, said that the “Talaria at Burbank” project, which includes 241 apartments as well as a Whole Foods market, would take up the entire 3.8-acre site, including 3413 Olive Ave., the location of Dimples. If the project gets the green light, Dimples will be demolished. Landry said the developer, the Cusumano Group, already owns all of the properties on the site.
THE818NOW
By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | August 21, 2013
Burbank residents on Monday shared parking and traffic concerns with developers of the luxury apartment complex and Whole Foods market proposed for Burbank's media district . The 241-unit project - slated for 3401 W. Olive Ave. and dubbed Talaria at Burbank - includes 751 parking spots, 460 of which would be reserved for tenants, with the remainder set aside for market customers and employees, developers said. “I don't need a traffic study to tell me this is [not enough]
NEWS
August 20, 2013
RE: “ Market takes second bite at Burbank ,” Aug. 17. The big issue is not the Whole Foods market, but the 241-unit apartment building. I live and work just blocks away from the proposed site and my child is a student at Stevenson Elementary school about 300 yards away. Do we actually think that building a massive apartment building on this lot will be good for our community? Has anyone considered the impact this will have on our schools? Stevenson is already at max capacity.
THE818NOW
By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | August 16, 2013
Burbank residents are being asked to weigh in on a proposal to bring a Whole Foods market - along with a 241-unit luxury apartment complex on top - to the city's Media District, officials said. The “Talaria at Burbank” project, proposed for 3401 W. Olive Ave, would offer a “resort living opportunity” that encourages tenants to get out of their cars, said developer Michael Cusumano of the Cusumano Real Estate Group. All existing structures would be demolished to build a four-level luxury apartment complex on top of a 43,000-square-foot Whole Foods, along with 751 parking spaces, according to the project application.
COMMUNITY
By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | April 2, 2013
About 30,000 people are expected to flock to Olive Avenue on Saturday for the 32nd annual Burbank on Parade, with this year's theme “Let's Go to the Movies!” Dancers, clowns, floats, marching bands and equestrian entries, along with popular characters Bob's Big Boy and Ronald McDonald, are slated to walk, glide and trot down Olive from Keystone to Lomita streets starting at 11 a.m. “So many citizens wait all year long to share this special day with us, and we hope to live up to those expectations with this year's production,” said Joanne Miller, parade chairwoman, in a statement.
NEWS
January 11, 2013
The Burbank Salvation Army Community Center would like to thank the many individuals, companies, studios, Holiday Inn, City Employees, and organizations that helped make the Angel Tree Program a success again this year. The food, toys, bicycles and gifts were distributed in a beautiful winter wonderland setting with falling snow. More than 2,200 individuals had a merrier Christmas because of our many caring volunteers and friends. The Red Kettle Program enables us to provide food and needed supplies to numerous families each week, conduct church services in English and Spanish on Sundays, and to plan more youth and senior programs for the new Community Center.
NEWS
December 7, 2012
Burbank Coordinating Council has been helping low-income families in Burbank for decades and this year we need to help more families than ever. We are in desperate need of people to stand at stores today to ask patrons for donations of food from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. On Thursday, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Little White Chapel, we will consolidate the food into family units and then on Friday at Washington Elementary we will match those foods with donations of...
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