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THE818NOW
September 20, 2013
Heeeerrrrre's Johnny! NBC announced Thursday it is developing a miniseries about late night pioneer Johnny Carson. The project will be based on Bill Zehme's  "Carson the Magnificent: An Intimate Portrait" (2010). The journalist spent time with Carson after his retirement.  The miniseries will look at the showman's three-decade run (1962-92) on the "Tonight Show. "  And while Carson was known for his privacy, the telepic will attempt to offer a peek at what his life outside the seminal set was like, the Los Angeles Times reported .  The call-up comes as the late night cavalcade -- and its drama -- has advanced to epic proportions.
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By David Laurell | December 11, 2012
When it comes to names that one associates with Burbank, of course you have Dr. David Burbank for whom the city is named, Dan Rowan, Dick Martin and Gary Owens of “Laugh-In” fame who coined and perpetuated the phrase, “Beautiful Downtown Burbank, and “Tonight Show” hosts Johnny Carson and Jay Leno. Another name that is included in that list is Cusumano. As in the Cusumano Real Estate Group, which hosted its annual holiday soiree at Another Broken Egg Café this past week.
NEWS
May 3, 2000
Fiona Williams MEDIA DISTRICT WEST -- More than 200 cars -- from speedsters to classics -- will be on display Sunday during the Burbank Kiwanis for Fun Club's car show to benefit the Burbank Temporary Aid Center. Admission is free but organizers are asking those who come bring a can or two of food for the aid center's food pantry. As part of the event, a pancake breakfast will be served from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Food and drink will be available during the show, which will include music, opportunity drawings, a bake sale and more than 70 arts-and-crafts booths.
NEWS
September 1, 2001
Gary Moskowitz MEDIA DISTRICT WEST -- The John Burroughs High School Arrowhead Booster Club will host its 13th annual car show in September in Burbank. The car show will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 23 at Johnny Carson Park, 400 S. Bob Hope Drive in Burbank. The advance entry fee is $20 for each vehicle, and awards will be given for stock and modified cars, trucks and motorcycles. Vendors are also invited to participate in the show, with spaces available for $50. Sponsor contributions for trophies and plaques are $30. Admission to the car show is free.
THE818NOW
April 3, 2013
NBC officially confirmed on Wednesday that Jimmy Fallon will be taking over “The Tonight Show” next year. Fallon will succeed Jay Leno in the spring of 2014 as the host of “Tonight.” Leno's departure comes after 22 years with the show. That's second only to Johnny Carson, who served as host for 40 years. As part of the upcoming transition, “Tonight” will be returning to its original home in 30 Rock in New York. Emmy award winner Lorne Michaels (of “Saturday Night Live” and “30 Rock”)
THE818NOW
March 22, 2013
The man who came up with the phrase "beautiful downtown Burbank" is not happy that NBC is considering moving "The Tonight Show" back to New York City. "Burbank is a great little place," said Gary Owens, who coined the phrase from his radio days then made it famous when he was the announcer on "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" from 1968 to 1973. "If you are in show business in any way, shape or form, you must be here. "  Johnny Carson , who moved "The Tonight Show" from New York to Los Angeles in 1972, also used the "beautiful downtown Burbank" line but never tried to take credit for it. Continue reading > > -- Joe Flint, Los Angeles Times
BUSINESS
March 25, 2009
Burbanker named president of Union Bank Union Bank, N.A., a San Francisco-based commercial bank, on Monday named John Stephan market president for the Los Angeles retail banking group. The Burbank resident became one of five new regional market presidents throughout the state. Before joining Union Bank in 2002, Stephan was a senior vice president and district manager at Wells Fargo Bank, overseeing the company?s largest retail market. Stephan received both his bachelor?
NEWS
March 24, 2004
An estimated 10,000 animal lovers gathered Sunday at Johnny Carson Park afternoon to check out cuddly cats, exotic birds and adorable dogs at the annual Best Friends Los Angeles Super Adoption Festival. More than 50 rescue groups from the Los Angeles area showed up with about 1,200 animals ranging from parrots to pit bulls. About 500 of the animals were adopted. Emmy award-winning actress Frances Conroy ("Six Feet Under") and Shelley Morrison, who plays Rosario on "Will and Grace," were among 18 celebrities who made appearances to support the event.
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By: | September 24, 2005
Send DATEBOOK items to Glendale News-Press and Leader, 111 W. Wilson Ave., Suite 200, Glendale, CA, 91203 or fax to (818) 241-1975. Submissions must be received two weeks before publication. TODAY The Falcon Theatre opens its new season with "Barbra's Wedding" by Daniel Stern opening at 8 p.m. tonight at the theater, 4252 Riverside Drive, Burbank. Tickets range from $30 to $37.50. Performances are at 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 4 p.m. Sundays until Oct. 9. For reservations, call (818)
NEWS
March 29, 2013
Tell us it isn't true. We cannot believe NBC is on the brink of moving "The Tonight Show" to the East Coast. Where has the love gone? In the late 1960s, the network's comedy show "Laugh-In" gently ribbed the Media City with the phrase "Beautiful Downtown Burbank," coined by announcer Gary Owens. It became such a well-known catchphrase that Johnny Carson picked it up and used it on "The Tonight Show" after that production moved here in 1972. Word of NBC's plans to turn its back on this city got out this week.
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By John R. Smith | February 7, 2014
On the eve of “ The Tonight Show's” final show in Burbank , I felt compelled to visit Burbank's hometown newspaper and see what was being written. As expected, a mixture of melancholy and upbeat optimism about the future of Beautiful Downtown Burbank. I was lucky to have worked as a page at NBC in the late 1970s. The network's 3000 W. Alameda Ave. West Coast Headquarters was a hub of television production in those days. In addition to the nightly 5:30 p.m. tapings of Johnny Carson's Tonight Show, the facility hosted Hollywood Squares, sitcoms, several game shows and a soap opera or two. Surrounding NBC were movie studios and video and audio support facilities too numerous to mention.
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THE818NOW
September 20, 2013
Heeeerrrrre's Johnny! NBC announced Thursday it is developing a miniseries about late night pioneer Johnny Carson. The project will be based on Bill Zehme's  "Carson the Magnificent: An Intimate Portrait" (2010). The journalist spent time with Carson after his retirement.  The miniseries will look at the showman's three-decade run (1962-92) on the "Tonight Show. "  And while Carson was known for his privacy, the telepic will attempt to offer a peek at what his life outside the seminal set was like, the Los Angeles Times reported .  The call-up comes as the late night cavalcade -- and its drama -- has advanced to epic proportions.
NEWS
June 7, 2013
Open park spaces are critical to the health of Burbank. Nature is revitalizing. Protecting it and teaching children to appreciate it in an age of urban growth takes visionaries. With the redevelopment funding cut, it would have been easy to just let the restoration of Johnny Carson Park be shelved. I am so proud of the group of undeterred visionaries who went after every single grant possible to secure over $2.1 million dollars for its restoration. At this week's council meeting, four of the five council members supported moving the project forward.
THE818NOW
April 3, 2013
NBC officially confirmed on Wednesday that Jimmy Fallon will be taking over “The Tonight Show” next year. Fallon will succeed Jay Leno in the spring of 2014 as the host of “Tonight.” Leno's departure comes after 22 years with the show. That's second only to Johnny Carson, who served as host for 40 years. As part of the upcoming transition, “Tonight” will be returning to its original home in 30 Rock in New York. Emmy award winner Lorne Michaels (of “Saturday Night Live” and “30 Rock”)
NEWS
March 29, 2013
Tell us it isn't true. We cannot believe NBC is on the brink of moving "The Tonight Show" to the East Coast. Where has the love gone? In the late 1960s, the network's comedy show "Laugh-In" gently ribbed the Media City with the phrase "Beautiful Downtown Burbank," coined by announcer Gary Owens. It became such a well-known catchphrase that Johnny Carson picked it up and used it on "The Tonight Show" after that production moved here in 1972. Word of NBC's plans to turn its back on this city got out this week.
THE818NOW
March 22, 2013
The man who came up with the phrase "beautiful downtown Burbank" is not happy that NBC is considering moving "The Tonight Show" back to New York City. "Burbank is a great little place," said Gary Owens, who coined the phrase from his radio days then made it famous when he was the announcer on "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" from 1968 to 1973. "If you are in show business in any way, shape or form, you must be here. "  Johnny Carson , who moved "The Tonight Show" from New York to Los Angeles in 1972, also used the "beautiful downtown Burbank" line but never tried to take credit for it. Continue reading > > -- Joe Flint, Los Angeles Times
THE818NOW
By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene@tchekmedyian@latimes.com | February 12, 2013
Burbank's Johnny Carson Park is on its way to becoming more visitor-friendly after officials received a $283,630 state grant for renovations, boosting the pool of available money for the makeover to $2 million. Burbank was one of 12 agencies to receive funds from the state Land and Water Conservation Fund. The long-discussed park renovation includes the installation of a half-mile loop trail, which will allow visitors to walk or jog around the 17.6-acre park, another trail leading visitors to other recreational features and exercise stations, the refurbishment of the two trail bridges and the installation of educational signage, city officials said.
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By David Laurell | December 11, 2012
When it comes to names that one associates with Burbank, of course you have Dr. David Burbank for whom the city is named, Dan Rowan, Dick Martin and Gary Owens of “Laugh-In” fame who coined and perpetuated the phrase, “Beautiful Downtown Burbank, and “Tonight Show” hosts Johnny Carson and Jay Leno. Another name that is included in that list is Cusumano. As in the Cusumano Real Estate Group, which hosted its annual holiday soiree at Another Broken Egg Café this past week.
THE818NOW
November 28, 2012
Burbank will get a $1.7-million state grant to restore a storm water channel and create 8 acres of habitat at Johnny Carson Park, officials announced Wednesday. The planned project would widen, thicken and add vegetation to the Tujunga Wash creek that runs through the park and into the Los Angeles River. Plans also call for a new playground, jogging path, lighting and seating area. The money is part of $34 million being distributed by the California Natural Resources Agency to 33 river parkway projects throughout California and comes after Burbank lost out on a $3.5-million grant last year for the Johnny Carson Park improvements.
NEWS
December 16, 2011
I read a letter to the editor the other day speaking about the “criminal” element that could be brought into town by having the Walmart take up residence in the location formerly occupied by The Great Indoors. Wow, sounds kind of racist to me. If you look at the ethnic makeup of both Burbank and Glendale, it has changed drastically in the past 30 years that I have lived here. No one group has a lock on the criminal element, it is spread throughout all of them. When Burbank was a sleepy little town that Johnny Carson made fun of, there was definitely much less crime, but its citizens had to go out of the community to shop at places like Walmart, Target and others.
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