November 29, 2008
BURBANK — When retailers opened their doors early Friday at the Town Center Mall, it was not to the huge crowds usually seen the day after Thanksgiving. Stores lacked the painful lines usually synonymous with Black Friday, although Betsy Miringoff, spokeswoman for Burbank Town Center Mall, said foot traffic picked up later in the day. “I’ve been here for three years, and I’ve never seen it this slow,” said Jessica Carls, of Los Angeles, as she came out Old Navy just before 6 a.m. Friday morning laden with three shopping bags.
December 16, 2000
--Lolita Harper SOUTH SAN FERNANDO DISTRICT -- The holidays can be frantic enough without the added stress of losing your wallet. Thanks to the honesty of Jose Arroyo, a 38-year-old driver for Girard & Peterson Towing, Burbank resident Martin Herrera won't have to worry about that. Arroyo had just finished towing a car to Pep Boys on Olive Avenue when he found the wallet filled with credit cards and cash, he said. He wanted to contact Herrera directly but decided instead to turn it in to police.
July 7, 2007
Administration lacks show of leadership On behalf of some of the players and some of the parents of the Burroughs High School softball program, I would like to thank Jeff Tully for printing this story for all Burbank to read ("Indians coach will not return," Wednesday). My wife was part of the first girl's softball team at Burroughs; my oldest daughter played four years and then went on to play college ball, and now my youngest daughter will finish her high school career as an Indian.
March 31, 2010
Would you believe there once was an empty lot where, only a few decades ago, a traveling circus would arrive, set up a genuine “big top” and proceed to joyfully entertain Burbank residents young and old for a couple of weeks each year? Welcome to Beautiful Downtown Burbank, 1975. The ultra-modern Golden Mall, one of our town’s great commercial failures, began where Macy’s now meets Cypress Avenue. Mall organizers took six blocks of San Fernando Boulevard, blocked off automobile traffic and tried to make the old shopping district a user-friendly shopping experience with trees, fountains, grassy areas, benches and, of course, a wide variety of stores.