January 2, 2010
As I type this, the clock is slowly ticking toward the first Tournament of Roses Parade of the new decade. Around this time, 100 years ago, the parade had no theme (and wouldn?t have one until 1918, with the theme of ?Patriotism?). The grand marshals of the 1910 parade were Dr. Francis F. Rowland and professor Charles F. Holder, both founders of the Tournament of Roses Parade. Rowland is the only person with the distinction of having been grand marshal seven times, according to the Tournament of Roses organization.
December 20, 2008
Maybe it is too soon to mention Mardi Gras. After all, it is the traditional over-the-top celebration in New Orleans right before Christians begin the holy Lenten season culminating with the Easter holiday. On a cold winter night with my Christmas shopping nowhere near complete and my holiday cookies burned to a crisp in an oven that heats up only one side, give me a tropical drink and a big, hot bowl of gumbo. Michael’s Bar and Grill in Burbank serves the best Louisiana-style Cajun cooking in Los Angeles.
May 12, 2001
Mardi Gras benefit helps Childrens Hospital The second annual benefit for Friends of Childrens Hospital was Feb. 24 at the Valley Hunt Club in Pasadena, with more than 100 guests attending the Mardi Gras Gala. Friends of Childrens Hospital is a group of women who have have come together to support the Children's Center for cancer and blood diseases at the hospital. Local members are Ashley Fong of La Canada Flintridge and Kara Ebright of Glendale.
August 17, 2005
Sarah Hill Clad in wigs, Santa hats and feather boas, children laughed and marched around a room at the Olive Recreation Center to the beat of a drum. Others in an adjacent room made paper machete masks with glitter, colored tissue paper and glue as part of a Mardi Gras celebration. The children were participating in Festive Experiences week, the sixth and final week of Arts Experiences Camp taking place at the Olive Recreation Center. The program incorporates art, theater, music and dance with the study of other cultures.
March 25, 2014
Years ago, when one yearned for home-cooked meals without spending hours in the kitchen, they'd head for Barron's Family Restaurant. The late Edith and Gordon Barron ran the business in several locations for more than 50 years and almost 40 years on Burbank Boulevard. Daughter Connie “Barron” Trimble and son Jerry until 2001. Shortly after they sold the restaurant, it was ravaged by an electrical fire. ___ FOR THE RECORD : An earlier version of this piece incorrectly reported that Jerry Barron and his sister, Connie “Barron” Trimble, ran Barron's Family Restaurant until it was destroyed by fire.
February 17, 2010
The Valentine’s Day weekend was ushered in on a musical and theatrical note as the John Burroughs High School Instrumental Music Assn. and the Burbank Senior Arts Company Theatre staged respective performances Friday evening. The Holiday Inn Burbank Media Center served as the venue for the Burroughs Instrumental Music Assn.’s “Second Annual Swing Night” benefit concert. Friends, family and supporters were treated to a selection of popular tunes arranged for big band, and performed by the school’s Jazz Ensemble, which benefited by performing in a professional setting with an interactive audience.
February 11, 2014
Members of the Burbank chapter of National Charity League were joined by their family members, friends and supporters as well as school and city officials for an evening of fun and fundraising at the Castaway restaurant this past week. Mothers in the organization are known as Patronesses, while their daughters are Ticktockers. Convening for its annual Mardi Gras Casino Night, the local league chapter, which is celebrating its 54th year, was honored to welcome special guests including Burbank Mayor Emily Gabel-Luddy , Burbank School Board Vice President Roberta Reynolds , City Treasurer Debbie Kukta and Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority President Sue Georgino . Other notable guests included Barbara Howell , executive director of the Burbank Temporary Aid Center, and Vicki Williams , who serves on the executive committee overseeing the organization that provides emergency aid to families and individuals in need.