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By Christopher Cadelago | July 25, 2009
BURBANK — Jack Cross leans over a sucrose-clogged counter and casually reveals his business philosophy — soda, candy and fun. Just three weeks after successfully landing Rocket Fizz Burbank at 2112 W. Magnolia Blvd., many are singing his praises, perhaps to the tune of Paul Anka’s “Diana,” which played on loop inside the converted liquor store. Cross, who opened the shop with Luke Jacobellis, said the temple to high-fructose corn syrup — a veritable storeroom filled with hundreds of bottled sodas and recollection-inducing treats — is as much an ode to 1950s and ’60s pop culture.
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NEWS
By Christopher Cadelago | May 27, 2009
Every morning Wes Migletz fires up his ’72 Chevy pickup and drives the 30 miles from his home in Burbank to work at Toyota’s U.S. sales and marketing headquarters in Torrance, he feels something missing in his life. It isn’t family. No, that’s purring along like the engines of classic cars he bought and sold — the ’55 Thunderbird, ’62 Corvette and ’71 Super Beetle, the car he drove when he took his wife on their first date to Bob’s Big Boy. It isn’t location, either.
BUSINESS
By Christopher Cadelago | May 27, 2009
Jessica Dooley’s desire is clear: to empower people through sewing. Five weeks ago the 19-year-old graduate from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles took the first steps toward realizing that goal when she opened the Sewing Lounge, a bright, Magnolia Park boutique that hosts daily open sewing hours where crafters can drop by and use one of four vintage Singers. She also offers classes in basic sewing, introduction to the machine, appliqué 101, alterations and a thrift store adventure in which she takes groups down to the American Way Thrift Store to learn what to look for when refashioning clothing.
NEWS
By Christopher Cadelago | April 19, 2009
CITY HALL — Incumbent Dave Golonski took 14 of 42 precincts on his way to securing a first-place finish in the April 14 election, according to records released Friday by the city clerk’s office. Golonski, bolstered by a three-month-long precinct-walking regimen and personal relationships forged over his 16 years in office, drew support from large swaths of the city, including Magnolia Park, Toluca Lake and the Hillside. The 53,612 eligible voters cast 11,889 ballots, up from 10,990 in the primary.
NEWS
By Christopher Cadelago | March 25, 2009
BURBANK — Candidates vying for three seats on the City Council squared off Monday in their first debate since the primary and perhaps the only joint forum before the April 14 election. The six candidates concentrated on the economy, job creation and retention, traffic and transportation, development, and the environment at the round-table sponsored by the Burbank Assn. of Realtors at the association’s Magnolia Park headquarters. Kimberly Jo, who has served as the chief information officer for Los Angeles County, began the discussion by framing the challenges to come.
NEWS
By Christopher Cadelago | March 24, 2009
BURBANK — Candidates vying for three seats on the City Council squared off Monday in their first debate since the primary and perhaps the only joint forum before the April 14 election. The six candidates concentrated on the economy, job creation and retention, traffic and transportation, development and the environment at the round-table sponsored by the Burbank Assn. of Realtors and held at the association’s Magnolia Park headquarters. Kimberly Jo, who has served as the chief information officer for Los Angeles County, began the discussion by framing the challenges to come.
LOCAL
By Jodi H. Lawson | March 18, 2009
Sadly, a little bit of Magnolia Park has left us. Frank Johnson, owner of the White Elephant, the famed antique store, passed away in January, leaving behind a treasure trove of unused books, tin boxes, jewelry and stopwatches. In the 1980s, I chanced to stop in Frank and JoAnn Johnson’s little shop and was very pleasantly surprised by the fair prices. Over the years, I met another wonderful customer, Charles Guthrie, who also came into the shop. Charles was blessed by a great knowledge of dolls, and in addition to buying and selling his used dolls, Charles would also stick around long enough to walk JoAnn’s little black poodle mix. How nice it was of him to do this!
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