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THE818NOW
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 )
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
COMMUNITY
By Joyce Rudolph | 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.
NEWS
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.
SPORTS
By Jeff Tully | 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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
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COMMUNITY
By Joyce Rudolph | 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.
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NEWS
By Bryan Mahoney | November 27, 2012
Do not cry for the lonely caviar vending machine. Though it is the subject of much ridicule, it is a piece of art in its own right. It's a fitting reflection, if you will, of our own hubris, standing guard over the Burbank Town Centre Mall atrium where Santa himself - the bastion of opulence and excess - holds court. I stood before the Beverly Hills Caviar machine at length on Black Friday, oblivious to the whirl of commerce all about me. Its soft, glowing snack tray lazily melted in hue from blue to purple to red to orange.
THE818NOW
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 )
THE818NOW
October 19, 2012
After a two-week investigation, Burbank police say they confiscated two active slot machines from Neighborhood Market on North Glenoaks Boulevard in Burbank. An anonymous caller informed police about one of the machines about two weeks ago, said Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn. Upon visiting the store, officers noticed the machine was active and accepted bills. A store employee allegedly admitted to paying out one or two winners who played a game, though it's unclear how much money the winners took home, Ryburn said.
THE818NOW
By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | May 11, 2012
McKinley Elementary School families are accustomed to browsing titles penned by prominent authors at their annual book fair. Next year, there will be some familiar names in the mix. Scholastic officials made a surprise visit to the Burbank campus Thursday where they announced that a fiction work written and illustrated by seven third-grade students had been selected as the grand prize winner in the company's Kids are Authors competition. “Two Dollars, One Wallet” will be published and sold at Scholastic's 116,000 school book fairs across the country next year, said regional field sales manager Alan Gilreath.
NEWS
January 3, 2012
I've arrived at the Flower Cage and my sinuses beg me to turn around and get back in the car. They're quickly appeased, however: The covered area behind the Burbank Water and Power Auxiliary Warehouse is more like a tent than a standing structure, and though many volunteers pack the space on this warm Friday afternoon, the air is comfortable and relaxed. I'm told that's usually the case when volunteers get to work on flowers for Burbank's Tournament of Roses Parade float. “As long as they're around the flowers they're happy; they're not around the fumes of the glue,” said Philippe Eskandar, the floral prep supervisor.
NEWS
By Maria Hsin, maria.hsin@latimes.com | November 15, 2011
About a dozen people gathered in a warehouse near the Downtown Metrolink Station Saturday, diligently at work on Burbank's “The Dream Machine” float for the Rose Parade. A man with his hair in a ponytail, wearing a welder's mask, sat on the floor, twisting, reaching and maneuvering his welding torch as sparks flew around him. Semicircular wires lined the lower sides of the float, its metal and wood shape hinting at what is to come. “I'm shaping the front edge of the float,” said Jon Reeves, who is working on his 10th float.
NEWS
By Maria Hsin, maria.hsin@latimes.com | October 14, 2011
The systems check for Burbank's 2012 Tournament of Roses Parade float is a “go,” organizers said this week. The mechanical structure of “The Dream Machine” - which features a boy sleeping on his bed on a cloud, dreaming of what he could become - has been mostly completed, paving the way for the important decorating phase heading toward the Jan. 2 parade date. “He's dreaming of becoming an astronaut and that dream is picked up by the dream machine,” said Robert Hutt, president of the Burbank Tournament of Roses Assn.
NEWS
By Gretchen Meier, gretchen.meier@latimes.com | February 4, 2011
Gypsy, a German shepherd mix who was brought to the Burbank Animal Shelter with an injured knee, earned her nickname “hero girl” after having to endure two more weeks of pain and a trip to an outside clinic for an X-ray. But soon, others won’t have to endure Gypsy’s trials. Veterinarian Centers of America Animal Hospital in Burbank this week kicked off a fundraising drive by donating $4,000 to the shelter for an in-house X-ray machine that should cut down on the diagnosis times and lead to faster treatment.
BUSINESS
By Michael J. Arvizu | July 8, 2009
Kangen Water World owner Harvey Branman poured water over several cherry tomatoes in a plastic cup. He then poured water into another cup containing more cherry tomatoes. After letting the water sit for a couple of seconds, he drained the water from each cup into two separate cups. In one of the cups, the water is clear. In the other, the water has an orange tinge, like over-diluted Tang — a visual cue to the pesticides that washed off the tomatoes. “Now would you like to drink that?
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