September 20, 2006
Her face smeared in chocolate ice cream, Cheyenne Arroyo sat eating spoonfuls of the dessert all in the name of a good cause. Cheyenne, 4, a kindergartener at Edison Elementary School, and her mother purchased ice cream from Coldstone Creamery on Tuesday to benefit the school's PTA. Edison teachers and staff served ice cream between 3 and 8 p.m. to customers who came to support the fundraiser. Lauren Harley and her daughter Emma, 5, stood in line to buy ice cream. "I'm going to get chocolate, chocolate, chocolate fudge with light sprinkles," Emma said.
April 9, 2008
DOWNTOWN — Ben Cohen looked out onto a swarming Burbank crowd Monday, attracted by free ice cream and the thumping beats of the African Children’s Choir, and vowed to help eradicate one of the ills plaguing a portion of the global population. “Some people think there is nothing we can do about poverty,” said Cohen, known more congenially as Ben, from Ben & Jerry’s. “The reality is different.” Cohen, co-founder Jerry Greenfield and members of ONE, a Washington, D.C.-based organization dedicated to fighting Third World poverty, announced the newest Ben & Jerry’s flavor — ONE Cheesecake Brownie — in front of the Burbank store, near San Fernando Boulevard.
August 27, 2013
Hot dogs and ice cream: They're not just for backyard barbecues anymore. Two new Burbank eateries have elevated the simple summertime treats to new heights. The Umami Burger chain of restaurants has certainly been written about before. But what you may not know is that the newest location in Toluca Lake is trying something new. They've quirkily updated the bygone Papoo's Hot Dog Show, adding chandeliers to the old Western theme and paying homage to the shop's predecessor by offering a line of umami hot dogs.
December 22, 2001
Gary Moskowitz HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- Andreas Tsiatsos had no idea learning aspects of the scientific method could be so much fun. But when he and his fellow classmates learned how to turn liquid matter into solid matter -- in the form of sweet, vanilla ice cream -- learning about science wasn't so bad. "You don't usually make ice cream, you just buy it at the market. But making it is a lot cooler," said Andreas, 8, a third-grade student at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School.
April 20, 2002
Maya Kukes BURBANK VILLAGE -- As part of an Earth Day celebration, Ben & Jerry's will be giving away free scoops of ice cream all day Monday. The ice cream giveaway dates back to 1979, when Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield celebrated their first year of business by giving away free ice cream. The company chose Earth Day as "Free Cone Day" to help publicize the day of environmental awareness. Free Cone Day visitors will be asked to take a pledge at Ben & Jerry's stores to help address global warming, by doing things like driving less and voicing their concerns with political messages to Congress about energy efficiency legislation.
December 8, 2004
Jacqui Brown It was pure chaos inside the Cold Stone Creamery in Burbank on Tuesday, but no one seemed to mind once the ice cream touched the lips of the patrons. The steady stream of customers, both big and small, kept the 25 volunteers -- all teachers and staff from Bret Harte Elementary School -- mashing, mixing and dishing up bowls of ice cream in a joint effort to raise funds for the school. Cold Stone employee Tim Baiady said once school let out, the place filled up. "The owner is big on fundraisers, because he likes to help out any way he can," Baiady said.
April 27, 2005
Rosette Gonzales Customers might have expected their dessert to melt when Nicolette Sheridan of "Desperate Housewives" served ice cream cake Monday at Cold Stone Creamery in Burbank. In exchange for a donation to the Make-A-Wish foundation, ice cream lovers and fans of the show received a free slice of ice cream cake from 5 to 8 p.m. But Sheridan, who plays Edie Britt on the prime-time soap about the private lives of suburbia housewives drew a crowd of paparazzi in addition to donations.
February 12, 2003
Ryan Carter With hopes of increasing awareness of a new statewide helmet law for skateboarders, skaters and scooter enthusiasts, police are rewarding young helmet-wearers with free scoops of ice cream. For the next few weeks, traffic officers are handing out Baskin-Robbins ice cream coupons for those who comply with the law. But after that, watch out. "We plan aggressive enforcement of the new [helmet] law," Sgt. Ron Caruso said. The new law, which went into effect at the beginning of this year, requires anyone younger than 18 to wear a helmet while riding a nonmotorized scooter, skateboard and in-line or roller skates.
November 7, 2001
Karen S. Kim MAGNOLIA PARK -- When Mary Talsky came to visit her sister in California two years ago, she had a craving for some frozen custard. When Talsky was told there weren't any frozen custard shops around, she set out to remedy the situation. "Californians just don't know what frozen custard is," Talsky said. "They think it's frozen pudding. They don't realize it's the best ice cream in town." Talsky had been looking to start the next chapter in her life after she left her husband, home and electrical engineering job back in Milwaukee.
March 10, 2004
Ryan Carter Shorts, tank-tops and T-shirts were donned Monday and Tuesday as Burbank basked in skyrocketing temperatures and balmy weather that forecasters said will be around for the rest of the week. Tuesday's high, by 4 p.m., was 88, tying the record high set on that date in 1997, said Bonnie Bartling, weather specialist for the National Weather Service in Oxnard. The high temperature Monday in Burbank reached 90, breaking the previous high for that date -- 87, in 1937.