March 10, 2010
In this column, I sometimes answer reader e-mails to try to help people with their grammar problems. It?s a good gig. I get to play expert and hero all at once. And through the magic of old-fashioned printing, my answers appear immediately after the questions. No one can tell how long it took me to produce them. So the finished product makes me look like a bottomless font of instant answers who never has any questions or conundrums of my own. If only that were true. In real time, there are a lot of grammar and usage issues that trip me up. The good news is I?
November 16, 2002
AS IF YOU ASKED Several weeks ago, I met with the Glendale's Women's Civic League, and some of the members had a request, one I've heard several times in the past few months. I promised I'd follow through in an upcoming column, and this is it. "Please give us an update on the orphanage you wrote about last year." It's a request I've heard so often that I'm a bit ashamed it has taken me this long. For those who don't know or remember, this is a reference to the El Faro Orphanage, and to the work being done by a teenager who resolved to make a difference.
June 22, 2011
Nearly a dozen people, spurred on by the hosts of KFI's "John and Ken Show," dropped off everything from Spam to macaroni and cheese at the office of Assemblyman Mike Gatto after he publicly opposed state Controller John Chiang’s decision to suspend lawmaker pay without a state budget.
July 17, 2004
Ticktockers model fashions, receive awards National Charity League of Burbank had its annual fashion show and awards event titled "Il Manichino Bello" at The Castaway. Chapter President Dana Brooks welcomed the guests. The 11th- and 12th-grade Ticktocker members modeled fashions spanning from the Medieval times to 2004. Charity League is a six-year, mother and daughter organization that provides volunteer service to local charities. Each member must perform a number of hours each year.
September 10, 2003
Ryan Carter The first of what officials say will be three restaurants to flank the new AMC Entertainment Village will open for business early next year. Romano's Macaroni Grill, a restaurant chain that serves everything from wood-fired pizzas and pastas to sauvignons, will move into a 7,300-square- foot space Feb. 4, officials said. Workers have already begun the process of developing the new space, which is at the northeastern corner of Magnolia Boulevard and First Street.
November 1, 2003
Food donations needed for holidays NORTHWEST DISTRICT -- Burbank Temporary Aid Center officials are making an emergency pitch for donations of canned goods and other non-perishable food for the upcoming holiday season. The ongoing supermarket strike has hindered donations to BTAC and other nonprofit organizations, and resulted in the postponement last week of Make a Difference Day, the city's annual food drive. The following is a list of items BTAC needs to stock its pantry: cans of stew, tuna, Spam, mixed vegetables and mixed fruit; jars of spaghetti sauce, peanut butter and jelly; and boxes of macaroni and cheese.
November 24, 2007
NBC leaving gives a chance to add a theater I have always felt that Burbank deserves a super magnificent live theater that would surpass all others. The NBC vacancy is an ideal location (“NBC vacancy stirs guesses,” Nov. 17). Picture: Gala premieres with search lights scanning the skies. The glamour of the motion picture industry belongs in Burbank. A giant theater here would sit well with the proposed Bob Hope museum. Also: How about a monorail from Burbank to Universal Studios.
June 11, 2003
Jackson Bell After more than 18 months of construction, AMC Entertainment Village is set to open next week with a red-carpet event featuring actor Kevin Bacon and a host of other celebrities. But city redevelopment officials see the grand opening of the 16-screen theater and retail complex as the start of something new in Burbank Village, and are relying on the AMC project to provide the impetus for transforming the ailing retail area. "When the already established AMC 14 Theatres opened, it was a catalyst that attracted new restaurants to town," said Burbank Redevelopment Projects Manager Jennifer Mack.