April 15, 2009
If you have a daughter younger than 14, ?awesome? is the word she?ll probably use when the two of you are leaving the theater after watching ?Hannah Montana: the Movie.? If you are older than 21, ?juvenile? will probably be the word you pick. Say it politely so as not to interfere with the intellectual development and independent thinking skills of your child, because as dumb as most of the film may be, at least Disney has its heart in the right place. It?s hard to believe that a major teen idol like Hannah would have been able to hide her true identity as Miley for so many years.
October 31, 2007
Alvord to be honored as Woman of the Year The Zonta Club of Burbank Area will honor Burbank City Manager Mary J. Alvord as Burbank?s Woman of the Year for 2007 at a luncheon beginning at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at The Castaway, 1250 Harvard Road, Burbank. Reservations and sponsorship opportunities are available by calling Grace Farenbaugh at (818) 846-1927 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.zontaburbank.org. Tickets are $50 each in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door.
October 18, 2011
Disney star Selena Gomez has obtained a restraining order against a 46-year-old man who allegedly planned to kill her based on conversations he had with God. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge William Stewart last week ordered Thomas Brodnicki, whose residence is listed as Los Angeles hotel, to stay at least 100 yards away from Gomez, her parents and an assistant. In court documents, Gomez said she feared Brodnicki “will harm them in his attempts to see me or to harm or kill me.” Brodnicki allegedly has a long history of mental illness.
July 25, 2013
Mikeila Fujimoto, 16, sat patiently as Sean Conklin, an artist from Burbank's Make-up Designory, applied bloody gashes onto her face. It was one of the many activities scheduled Wednesday for Mikeila and her 11 other classmates from Ota, Japan on their two-week visit to Burbank. PHOTOS: Japanese visitors get made up Each year, Burbank families host students from one of four sister cities while sending local high school students to another. This summer, a dozen Burbank students visited Incheon, Korea, and another eight visited Gaborone, Botswana to volunteer on its malaria elimination campaign, said Library Services Director Sharon Cohen, whose department partially funds the program.
November 28, 2009
I have an index card box on my desk. I carry Post-It Notes and small notepads with me everywhere I go. When I see something that strikes me, or am spontaneously blessed with some great epiphany, I jot it down and throw it into the box. The girls call it my Idea Box. I like having the answers to all of life’s mysteries at my fingertips. Here is but a brief sampling of my more brilliant, and not so brilliant, insights. The person who first came up with the term “muffin tops” to describe my chubby waistline overhang is an observant genius and should be working with Ben & Jerry developing new flavors of ice cream.
April 30, 2009
Horses of Spanish heritage will be stepping lively and proud in events held Thursday through Sunday at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank. The 11th annual Fiesta of the Spanish Horse will offer four days of multibreed show competitions that are free to attend, and a Saturday night gala raising funds for cancer research. The daily competitions are for Spanish breeds like Andalusian, Lusitano, Pura Raza Española, Paso Fino, Peruvian Paso and Friesian, said Joanne Asman, event coordinator.
November 19, 2008
Not only is Burbank home to some of the giants of the entertainment industry (Disney and Warner Bros. to name just two), but Burbank is also the post-production capital of the world (based on my informal polling consisting of me, driving around town, noticing how many post-production companies are here). There are the global conglomerates Deluxe, Technicolor and Ascent Media. The local behemoth Fotokem, and literally dozens and dozens of other players in this marketplace performing all of the various functions needed to complete feature films and TV shows so we can all enjoy them on our big-screen TVs or multiplex.