August 28, 2002
The following incidents were taken from police reports. BURBANK VILLAGE 150 N. San Fernando Blvd.: A 42-year-old Burbank woman was arrested Saturday after hitting a 33-year-old Burbank man over the head with hot sauce from the Green Cactus restaurant. Apparently, a friend asked the woman to get hot sauce from another restaurant and she went into Green Cactus by mistake, where she got into a confrontation with the man, police said. MEDIA DISTRICT WEST 100 block of North Fairview Street: A 32-year-old Burbank man was arrested Sunday after an argument with his 29-year-old wife about the family dogs led to him to trying to suffocate her with a pillow, police said.
June 11, 2003
Ben Godar With Lt. Bruce Speirs taking over supervision of the Burbank Animal Shelter, Sgt. Will Berry now becomes the voice of the Burbank Police. Berry, a 30-year veteran, hopes to use his new position to help the public gain a better understanding of how the department operates. "A lot of the reason there is suspicion of police is because people don't understand why we're doing what we're doing," he said. In his new position as public information officer, Berry will be responsible for relaying information from detectives regarding investigations and speaking to the media on behalf of the department.
December 20, 2008
Maybe it is too soon to mention Mardi Gras. After all, it is the traditional over-the-top celebration in New Orleans right before Christians begin the holy Lenten season culminating with the Easter holiday. On a cold winter night with my Christmas shopping nowhere near complete and my holiday cookies burned to a crisp in an oven that heats up only one side, give me a tropical drink and a big, hot bowl of gumbo. Michael’s Bar and Grill in Burbank serves the best Louisiana-style Cajun cooking in Los Angeles.
May 6, 2006
Tep Thai has been a mainstay of Thai cuisine in Glendale since 1984. Owners Jimmy and Pat Tavornwattana strive to serve the best Thai food made with the freshest ingredients. The chef has over 20 years of cooking experience in Thailand. Tep Thai serves all the traditional dishes, like chicken Satay, Tom Kah Kai (hot and sour coconut chicken soup), Pad Thai (pan-fried noodles with chicken, shrimp, and egg garnished with crushed peanuts and bean sprouts), and succulent Thai barbecue pork, chicken, and beef.
September 5, 2007
Imagine a full-length documentary about goofball guys playing the classic arcade game Donkey Kong. Who would want to pay money to see that? I would and so should you, if you love video games or off-beat films about strange people. “King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters” gets the high score for unintentional comedy and could go down as one of the great documentaries of recent memory. It tells the true story of two grown men, Billy Mitchell and Steve Wiebe. Both claim to have set the high score on the 1981 vintage game Donkey Kong.
December 3, 2005
Los Gringos LocosTacos, tostadas, fajitas, oh my! Just because it's "gringo" food doesn't mean it can't be tasty, fresh and fun. Los Gringos Locos in La Cañada Flintridge is a popular spot for just this reason, serving up California versions of Mexican favorites in a cheerful atmosphere. The folk-art painted walls create a seaside village feeling that is definitely family friendly. Oilcloth-covered tables and crayons add to the welcome, and the place is just noisy enough to invite smaller diners.