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By DAVID LAURELL | December 26, 2007
With the big day now over, we can sit back, take a breather and reflect on the frantic excitement of the week that led up to Christmas. Late last week, as the final few calendar pages were peeled off in the countdown, the Burbank Town Center became the desperation destination for last-minute shoppers. From one end of the mall to the other, the serious business of checking off lists was in full swing through the final days leading up to Christmas. Up on the center?s second level, Sean Crow made his way through the mall with a huge pack on his back filled with gifts for his nieces and nephew.
I reflect upon the people who have made a lasting, positive impact on my life. They are individuals who saw in me what I could not see in myself, and encouraged me to stretch and use my talents. They recognized my potential because they made a habit of looking for it in others. These people believed in me, trusted me and allowed me to stretch my wings, knowing I may or may not surpass them one day. People like these are mentors. I will never forget these precious individuals and I thank God for them when they come to mind.
By Phillip Hain | September 20, 2008
I think there may be two categories of people who go to see ?The Women.? One group that remembers and appreciates the 1939 movie version ? I fall into this one ? will be completely shocked at how a great premise can be destroyed through a poor remake. The other group that expects a good movie from a top-notch cast will be extremely disappointed at the mediocre result. While it?s not totally fair to compare to the original, which was funny, biting and quite often nasty, some scrutiny is acceptable because any of those qualities are expected of this one, and it really doesn?
By Rod Guilmette | November 8, 2006
Let's see if I have this right. The mayor returns from a trip to Austin, Texas, and Las Vegas, Nev., and is shocked — shocked! — that people are allowed to smoke outdoors in those cities ("City ponders smoking ban," Wednesday). Then, conveniently, a Burbank resident who is concerned about the health of our children and the elderly spoke about it at a council meeting. Now, the council has requested city staffers to research municipal smoking ordinances in other cities.
By Cherie Mercer Twohy | September 9, 2006
If the pace of modern life proves too frantic for you, step back to the good old days with a visit to Scarantino's Italian Inn in Glendale. The d├ęcor, the menu (including the prices), the music and the whole vibe of the place are reminiscent of the past. From the red-and-white checked tablecloths to the dangling plastic grape clusters, this Italian institution is the real deal, and no wonder. The Scarantino family has been boiling up pasta and making pizza pies since the 1940s, and at this location since the '60s.
April 30, 2005
Mark R. Madler Toward the end of his life, actor Chuck Connors was asked by an interviewer to talk about his fondest memory. Yet for all his success in television and movies, Connors responded that it was his single at-bat with the Brooklyn Dodgers that stuck out most in his memory. "He grew up in Brooklyn and dreamed of playing with the Dodgers," Terry Cannon, founder of the Baseball Reliquary, said of Connors. "In that one at-bat he grounded into a game-ending double play."
By KIMBERLIE ZAKARIAN | October 28, 2006
Jesus was fully human and fully divine. As a man walking this earth, He experienced the entire spectrum of human emotion. Love for friends was one of these. Think upon his friendship with Lazarus: "Now a man named Lazarus was sick. He was from Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. This Mary, whose brother Lazarus now lay sick, was the same one who poured perfume on the Lord and wiped his feet with her hair. So the sisters sent word to Jesus, 'Lord, the one you love is sick.
By Debbie Piehler | July 12, 2008
I am the parent of a student who participated in both “Romeo and Juliet” and “The Laramie Project.” This is how I see the controversy. I have been reading the articles. My family did not have any issues about our son appearing in the plays. I believe the problem may be that people “think” they know the play “Romeo and Juliet.” We all know the highlights and famous lines. Maybe some of us did not actually ever read the play, or did not truly understand the difficult Shakespearean phrases due to a boring reader.
By Michael J. Arvizu | April 7, 2010
The flu season may be winding down, but for microbiologist Robert Scheir, the threat of getting sick is as omnipresent as the air from a cooling system. Scheir is president of Burbank-based Steril-Aire, which manufactures air conditioning purification systems that use shortwave ultraviolet light to kill potentially harmful bacteria. The technology, developed by Scheir in the late 1990s, is designed to work in an environment of cold moving air. Air conditioners work by drawing warm air from an intake vent somewhere in the building.
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