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By ISABEL ADAMS | March 21, 2009
The Burbank Civitan Club’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Brunch was Sunday at The Castaway Restaurant, and it was a resounding success! It was a lovely, sunny Sunday morning that greeted the group that enjoyed a great brunch and had fun with the door prizes and silent auction. Great entertainment was provided by the amazing and popular young Irish dancers from the O’Connor School of Irish Dance and the song stylings of Sentimental Journey. Among the guests were Burbank Vice-Mayor Gary Bric and his lovely wife, Sharon Cohen, from the Burbank Library; Anita Benjamin, Ruth Cordon, Jeffrey D. Klein , associate vice president of annual programs at Providence St. Joseph Foundation; Jean Stroud and Shirley Pratt . The brunch was organized by current President Elaine Paonessa, Barry Kessler and Richard Bertain who co-chaired the event.
April 28, 2010
It has been my honor to serve as mayor of the city of Burbank. I am grateful for the support of family, friends and the community during this past year and will always treasure this amazing opportunity. During the last year, I have attended important meetings, special events and celebrations. Whether it was presenting the State of the City address or throwing out the first pitch at Burbank Dodger night, representing our great city has been a privilege. There were so many memorable occasions.
By DAVID LAURELL | December 5, 2007
'Tis the season for holiday parties, and this past week Burbank Dr. Stephen McNeese and his staff kicked off the season with a soiree at their Alameda Avenue office complex. Asking guests to bring a gift to be donated to the Burbank Temporary Aid Center, McNeese and crew welcomed patients and friends to their festively decorated office for an evening of holiday cheer and music. The evening’s entertainment was provided by Harvey Shield, Charlie Davis, Jon Rubin and John Lahan , better known as The Mighty Echoes, who spun traditional holiday tunes in their unique a cappella, doo-wop style.
By Chris Wiebe | March 28, 2007
BURBANK — The arrival of political hit pieces in Burbank mailboxes late last week has sparked questions about the origin of the mailers. The fliers, paid for by the Coalition for Responsible Leadership, attacked City Council candidates Gary Bric and Anja Reinke on several grounds — including Bric's 1997 driving under the influence conviction and allegations that Reinke represents unsavory clients in her law practice. The coalition was formerly registered as the Good Government Committee and has as its treasurer Kinde Durkee, whose accounting and business-management firm is based out of Burbank, according to state records.
February 26, 2003
AS IF YOU ASKED Hooray, the election is over! Now we can look forward to the election! Regular readers know Burbank's municipal elections are a two-step process, and yesterday's primary was the first. As I write this, the polls haven't even closed yet. But candidates who won more than 50% of the votes automatically win their seat, and will take office May 1. The top two finishers for each remaining vacancy will continue to the general election April 8. Residents who don't read this newspaper or otherwise monitor local politics and politicians were doubtless puzzled by the recent spate of campaign signs, this so soon after November's statewide brawl.
By Christopher Cadelago | May 20, 2009
It’s 11:41 p.m. Sunday, and Mayor Gary Bric has reading to do. There’s the phone book-thick draft city budget, and the usual City Council agenda packet. But he’s not at a desk ; he’s standing behind the bar at his restaurant, Gary Bric’s Ramp, serving drinks to a cluster of loyal customers. For more than two years the restaurateur, bartender and avid golfer has juggled city business, work and home life, careful not to let one passion bleed too far into the other.
By Gretchen Meier, | November 24, 2010
[UPDATED] Three candidates have filed papers for the Burbank City Council primary election in February, and Mayor Anja Reinke is not among them. Spots held by Councilman Gary Bric and Reinke will open at the end of the current term ending in April. Reinke, who pushed for an arts commission as part of her campaign platform in 2007, said she was excited to see it finally come to fruition. Reinke declined to be interviewed, but in September said she thought it was "a little shameful that we're the media capital of the world and didn't have a cultural arts commission.
By Christopher Cadelago | April 25, 2009
CITY HALL — The City Council is nearing its annual transfer of power, as Mayor Dave Golonski and Vice Mayor Gary Bric enter their final week in the posts. Bric, a restaurateur in his second year in office, is widely expected to assume the center seat on the dais when the council rotates titles and responsibilities at its reorganization meeting Friday. While procedural, the city’s nominating process is unique in that it seldom includes prolonged discussion, leaving the chamber doors wide open for rampant speculation.
By Chris Wiebe | April 14, 2007
CITY HALL — The county-certified results of Tuesday's general election show that 20% of Burbank's 51,201 eligible voters returned ballots, with winning council candidates Gary Bric and Anja Reinke nearly splitting the city's 42 precincts between them. Bric edged out Reinke as the top vote-getter with 6,301 votes, just 15 ahead of Reinke's 6,286. Bric, who is serving on the Traffic and Transportation Committee, captured 20 precincts in all — with a particularly strong nexus of support in the Hillside and Northwest Districts.
By Alene Tchekmedyian, | December 17, 2013
Burbank Councilman Gary Bric hosted the grand opening of his restaurant Monday after being forced to shut it down for roughly seven weeks when a motorist crashed a car into the building. Gary Bric's Ramp, located at 7730 N. Hollywood Way, underwent a number of repairs after a man rammed a stolen car into the restaurant in October, leaving a “big, gaping hole” in the building, crushing a booth and rupturing gas and water lines. Bric said the incident caused more than $100,000 in damages to his business when taking into account structural damage to the building and compensation for his employees who were out of work during the closure.
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