January 27, 2001
Karen S. Kim SOUTH SAN FERNANDO -- Viacom Inc. announced Tuesday that its acquisition of BET Holdings II Inc. has been completed with a $3-billion deal. Viacom first announced the acquisition on Nov. 3. Though Burbank's Black Entertainment Television offices at 811 S. San Fernando Blvd. will have a new corporate boss, BET founder Robert Johnson will remain chairman and chief executive officer of the company. Debra Lee will continue as BET's president.
February 25, 2014
Equating their auditorium to the living room of a home where people gather to meet, exchange ideas, learn and be entertained, students, faculty, administrators and supporters of John Muir Middle School welcomed more than 600 guests to join them to raise funds to modernize their "living room" this past Saturday. Presented as "The Really Big Show," last week's fundraiser saw supporters welcomed to a VIP reception hosted by Muir Principal Greg Miller and his three predecessors, Bruce Osgood , Dan Hacking and John Paramo . Among the special guests in attendance were City Councilman Gary Bric , School Board members Larry Applebaum , Roberta Reynolds and Charlene Tabet and representatives from Burbank Business Partners - Lisa Rawlins with Warner Bros., Alethia Calagias with Logix Federal Credit Union, Cynthia Wagner with Cynthia Wagner Social Media and Carson Smith with Nickelodeon, which kicked-off the school's goal of raising $120,000 by donating the first $1,000.
May 21, 2013
Ceramic artists are making a statement with their pottery pieces while raising funds to help homeless families. The third annual Empty Bowl fundraiser benefits Family Promise of the East San Fernando Valley. The event is from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. June 2 at the First United Methodist Church of Glendale, 134 N. Kenwood St., Glendale. Proceeds provide safe shelter, meals and support to homeless families. Area artists are creating one-of-a-kind bowls and donating them to the fundraiser.
October 20, 2004
Jackson Bell Lisa Lillien knew she was on to something when she had low-calorie pastries from her favorite local sweet shop analyzed and learned that they were twice as fattening as the business claimed. Though she decided not to expose the shop -- and declined to name them for this article -- Lillien knew that her in-depth research on food she loves could benefit more than herself. So she decided to launch the website and daily e-mail newsletter Hungry Girl -- Tips & Tricks for Hungry Chicks.
April 19, 2003
Molly Shore Jenna Flynn's career goal is to be a professional soccer player and veterinarian. But for now, the Jordan Middle School sixth-grader is happy to be one of 15 national TIME for Kids reporters. Jenna hobnobbed with Hollywood's brightest stars when she covered the 16th annual Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards at the Santa Monica Airport on April 12. "It was really exciting seeing the stars walking up on the orange carpet," Jenna said, adding that orange is used because it is the color of Nickelodeon's logo.
February 11, 2014
John Muir Middle School's auditorium holds some special memories for me. When I was 4, my older sister had sewn matching dresses for us in her clothing class, and we modeled them in a fashion show on the auditorium stage. Years later, when I attended Muir, Allan Burnside was the principal. Not your grim or stoic school administrator; Burnside was cool. He was approachable. He would start up a conversation with the students passing in the halls and had a jovial manner. He also drove a wood-paneled station wagon, circa 1940, known as a Woodie.
September 9, 2009
Buffalo Wild Wings opens new location Buffalo Wild Wings is scheduled to open its newest location in Burbank on Sept. 21. The restaurant, which offers a variety of mild and spicy sauces, will feature big screens and high-definition televisions. ? CTN-X opens Nov. 20 in Burbank The Creative Talent Network, a virtual community of professional artists from the animation gaming, film and video industries, has announced the launch of the first Creative Talent Network Animation Expo to be from Nov. 20 to 22 at the Burbank Marriott Convention Center.
November 15, 2000
Joyce Rudolph Parachute Express drops into The Alex GLENDALE -- Parachute Express, a musical trio made up of Donny Becker, Janice Hubbard and Stephen Michael Schwartz, will present two shows on Sunday at The Alex Theatre in Glendale. The group has brought music styles from jazz to folk to parents and children throughout the nation, blending songwriting, harmonies and kid-friendly performances. Parachute Express was named one of the Superstars of Children's Music by L.A. Parent Magazine.
November 1, 2000
Lolita Harper MEDIA CITY CENTER DISTRICT -- Dozens of cute, furry little animals can look forward to going "Home for the Holidays" with the help of Burbank volunteers. The city of Burbank, the Burbank Animal Shelter, Media City Center Mall and Nickelodeon are co-sponsoring the second annual "Adopt-a-Pet " program this holiday season and need recruits to help the program be as successful as last year. With the help of many seniors, students, service groups and city staff members, a total of 53 cats, dogs and rabbits were adopted into loving homes.
October 14, 2000
Paul Clinton BURBANK -- Organizers of the Burbank International Children's Film Festival expect great things from the event the first time out. With a full schedule of movies that began showing Friday night and will continue through Oct. 19, the festival is generating a buzz in Burbank and Hollywood. "This has become more than a film festival," festival spokeswoman Carole Myers said. "It really is a celebration of children." Myers said about 100,000 visitors are expected during the weeklong event, headquartered at the Media City Center mall.