March 25, 2009
Perhaps the region’s most accomplished shoemaker was wearing flip-flops. Grisha Nazarian stood in the corridor of his custom shoe workshop Tuesday and reflected on his initiation into the hardscrabble business. “My father took me to the nearby shoemaker and dropped me there,” said Nazarian, a Burbank resident and the owner of Grisha’s Custom Shoes. “He said, ‘The kid is yours. Whatever you want him to do, he will do.’” Nazarian, 60, has spent 53 years making shoes the way few people still make them — from start to finish, by hand.
May 16, 2007
Bare Sole of Burbank may be the only shoe store in the city that sells strapped sandals without straps. Owners Cissy Conner and her daughter Katherine Longley have made a business where shoe shoppers can customize strapless, flat and heeled sandal bottoms with a variety of laces, beads and baubles to finish them off. Their West Magnolia Boulevard store sells 10 different styles of shoe soles, from flat sandals to 7-inch heels. "The idea of the store is you design the tops of your shoes," Longley said.
February 12, 2014
Footwear retailer O' My Sole recently moved from the Burbank Town Center to a new location at 8701 W. Verdugo Ave. The store, which has been in Burbank for over eight years, plans to hold a grand opening event from 10 a.m .to 6 p.m. on Feb. 19 with proceeds from sales and raffle donations donated to the Burbank Temporary Aid Center, which provides programs and services for the less-fortunate in Burbank. Store hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m Monday through Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. -- Mark Kellam, firstname.lastname@example.org Follow on Twitter: @LAMarkKellam . ALSO: Suspect who allegedly wore a fake beard in a series of robberies arrested Police: Bones possibly found near Burbank hiking trail Burbank resident's antique tractor display draws neighbors' delight
October 30, 2002
Jackson Bell The first thing customers might notice when walking into Laszlo Tabori Sports is a 71-year-old man staring down at their shoes. It's not some eccentric shoe fetish in which Laszlo Tabori, a Hungarian immigrant and 1956 Olympian, is indulging, but a first impression of the customer's walking pattern to determine the appropriate footwear. At the same time, customers might be somewhat perplexed as to why Tabori, the shoe specialist and owner of the store, has no shoes displayed on the walls.
July 30, 2013
Professional skateboarder Brandon Biebel was arrested Saturday night after allegedly throwing beer bottles into the street outside St. Joseph's Medical Center while drunk, police said. Around 10:30 p.m., Biebel, 32, was reportedly standing in the street outside the hospital emergency room with his shirt off as threw beer bottles onto South Buena Vista Street, said Burbank Police Lt. Eddie Ruiz. Police reported that Biebel - who was yelling at hospital staff -- had watery, bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and smelled of alcohol, Ruiz added.
April 21, 2001
Gary Moskowitz HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- Models in outfits from the 1850s to the 1980s glided through a section of the Woodbury University campus quad Wednesday, giving students and faculty a firsthand lesson in garment history. Janet McIntyre, spokeswoman for the university, said the vintage garments play an important role for students studying fashion design. "The vintage fashions provide a link to the past for our fashion students," Collins said.
December 21, 2002
Laura Sturza Baggage checkpoint. Check. Passenger security checkpoint. Check. Departure gate screening area checkpoint. Check. With a Dec. 31 federal deadline for screening all checked bags, Transportation Security Administration workers are making sure that check- points at the Burbank-Glen- dale-Pasadena Airport are as prepared as the most fastidious holiday shopper. "Luggage is going to be personally inspected as part of the normal routine of coming to the airport, and that means extra time," Airport Authority spokesman Victor Gill said.
August 22, 2001
Molly Shore It's that season again, the annual trek to the malls for back-to-school clothing, a time when parents and offspring fight the battle of trendy vs. practical. But this year, all family members can leave the store on speaking terms, and everyone should be happy with the purchases. This is the year of comfort clothing -- fashions combining the traditional with the newest, hottest looks. "Tradition o7 isf7 trendy," said June Rau, fashion director at Nordstrom department store.
January 1, 2000
SUNDAY Celebrate the holiday season with a "Reindeer Romp" from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Eucalyptus Grove at the Los Angeles Zoo, 5333 Zoo Drive in Griffith Park. Admission is $8.25 for adults and $3.25 for children ages 2-12. For information, call (323) 644-6400. A "get fit" nature hike for beginners will start at 1 p.m. in front of the kiosk at Wildwood Canyon Park, on Harvard Road above Sunset Canyon Drive. The hike will last for about an hour and a half and is free of charge.
August 30, 2006
BURBANK VILLAGE — Shoppers at the Burbank Town Center may have noticed that something is brewing inside a cordoned-off area on the first floor between Sports Chalet and the main information desk. The 15,000-square-foot space will soon house an Old Navy store, which is one of eight new retailers setting up shop in the mall. As construction workers darted in and out of the future Old Navy store Tuesday, some shoppers were enthusiastic about the opening slated for November.