November 23, 2012
Your prayers have been answered: Finally, Angelenos can drop hundreds of dollars at vending machines in local malls for a single ounce of caviar. Admit it, Black Friday isn't even over and you've already broken down the door at Urban Outfitters and spent your mortgage payment on door-buster deals. So what's another few bucks or 400 for an ounce of Royal River Beluga caviar? Beverly Hills Caviar is stocking the vending machines at Burbank Town Center, Topanga Westfield Mall and Century City Mall with fish eggs as well as truffles, escargot, oils, gourmet salts and gift boxes ( hat tip to the Eater blog )
April 15, 2000
Paul Clinton AIRPORT DISTRICT -- Sports Tutor Inc., a leading manufacturer of athletic ball machines, decided to set up shop in Burbank. The company, which will move from North Hollywood, purchased 3.5 acres of property at 3400 Winona Ave. Sports Tutor's real estate arm, Bill and Bill Property Management, agreed to pay $5.7 million for the industrial complex. The company bought the property from Tiffany Nussbaum. Sports Tutor plans to occupy 30,000 square feet of the 106,000 square feet total.
March 4, 2000
Amber Willard MEDIA DISTRICT NORTH -- A fire at the Janco Corp. building in the 3100 block of Winona caused more than $1 million in damage to the structure and machines inside, officials said. The fire, which was reported at 4:30 a.m. Feb. 26, was caused by a malfunction in a metal-cutting machine, said Capt. Bob Reinhardt, arson investigator for the Burbank Fire Department The fire caused about $75,000 damage to the building and $1 million in damage to the two specialized metal-cutting machines inside.
March 16, 2002
Ryan Carter BURBANK -- Six months after his death, Yeneneh Betru's dream is still a dream. Betru, 35, was on board American Airlines Flight 77 when it crashed into the Pentagon on Sept. 11. At the time of his death, Betru, an Ethiopian native, was living in Burbank and working as a doctor. He was salvaging dialysis machines in the hopes that someday they would be transported to a town in his native land, where people with kidney problems could receive treatment.
July 28, 2004
Robert Chacon Faced with close to three months of free time during summer vacation, some teachers travel, others dive in to hobbies, and others spend their time relaxing. Some even start their own businesses. Joe Reed, a math and science teacher at John Muir Middle School, along with the help of his brother-in-law, Mark Boring, started his own business renting frozen drink machines. Their venture, Mr. BrainFreeze, supplies customers with machines that blend frozen drinks in a variety of flavors.
January 23, 2013
Nickelodeon recently donated more than 60 “gently used” computers and 40 monitors to the Burbank Unified School District Arts For All program. A number of the machines donated by the Burbank animation studio were used in the production of computer-generated shows, said Carson Smith, Nickelodeon Human Resources manager. The company made the donation for two reasons. “We at Nickelodeon think it is extremely important to partner with the community, and since our motto has always been 'Kids First,' we thought it was fitting that the machines would benefit children in the area,” Smith said.
June 22, 2002
Ryan Carter Not even a terrorist attack has quieted a late Burbank doctor's dream of delivering kidney hemodialysis machines to his homeland. After months of work, family and friends of late Burbank physician Yeneneh Betru are looking toward Sept. 11, when they expect the Yeneneh Betru Hemodialysis Unit to be dedicated in his native Ethiopia. It will be the one-year anniversary of Betru's death aboard hijacked American Airlines Flight 77, which crashed into the Pentagon.
August 18, 2007
The distinctive ping of aluminum bats rocketing baseballs and the hum of pitching machines delivering a steady stream of offerings fills the air. The sound of young athletes laughing and spurring each other on mixes with the voices of instructors giving pointers on fundamentals to attentive players. The atmosphere can be loud at times at the Burbank facility that houses On Deck Baseball Training and West Coast Baseball School, but Daris Toussaint and Glen Raasch wouldn’t have it any other way. “We wanted this to be a place where players can come and learn baseball, and get better at what they do,” Toussaint said.
April 19, 2003
Have breakfast with city manager SOUTH SAN FERNANDO DISTRICT -- Community members can meet new City Manager Mary Alvord at the Burbank Chamber of Commerce breakfast, where Alvord will speak about her vision for the city's future. The event begins at 8 a.m. Monday at The Castaway, 1250 Harvard Road. Tickets are $20 per person, and can be purchased at the door. For more information, call the chamber at 846-3111. Molly Shore Credit machines stolen from station MAGNOLIA PARK -- A Burbank gas station reported to police this week that several credit card machines and their memory chips were stolen from its pumps.
October 30, 2002
Jackson Bell Dry cleaners across the nation, including Burbank, are up in arms as perchloroethylene, a popular cleaning solvent used among 85% of dry cleaning businesses in the Southland, faces nationally proposed regulation that would ban it. The contention lies in the potential health hazards of perchloroethylene -- better known as "perc." Although a National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health study states that dry cleaners have a 25% greater chance of dying from cancer than other workers, Peter Gharap, a manager at Allan's Dry Cleaning and Laundry in Burbank, isn't convinced perc is unsafe.