October 10, 2009
Patricia Harris wrote in the Oct. 7 edition that she “knew she had to go” to the Sept. 12 gathering in Washington, D.C., because never before in her life has she ever been afraid for America (Community Commentary, “Marching to reclaim country”). Well, Harris, perhaps that was because, by your own admission, you were never “a political activist” until Sept. 12, when you suddenly felt fear for our country because you were manipulated by the conservative agenda, and most likely, Fox News’ resident fear monger Glenn Beck.
March 16, 2005
JUNE CASAGRANDE Dear citizens of Burbank: Congratulations on your recent secession from the United States of America. I'm glad it was a bloodless revolt. As an American citizen, let me be the first to say we look forward to peaceful relations, free trade, mutual prosperity and a thriving student-exchange program. Dear residents of Burbank: Somewhere there's a very frustrated editor. She or he -- hmmm, let's say, she -- asked me to have a word with you about your citizenship.
July 7, 2004
Robert Chacon If not for the difference in size, it might have been difficult to distinguish the adults from the children at the Fourth of July celebration at the Starlight Bowl. While children chased each other on the grass seating area of the outdoor venue, adults danced in the aisles to the music of the Bill Elliot Swing Orchestra and sang loudly to patriotic songs played by the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West. About 5,000 people attended the event, but thousands more lined neighborhood streets in lawn chairs and blankets as far down as McCambridge Park on Glenoaks Boulevard to get free glimpses of the 20-minute fireworks show.
December 29, 2004
Jacqui Brown Being a "cutie pie" is paying off for one local elementary student. Katie O'Brien, just shy of 5 feet tall, has long, cascading blond hair and a winning look about her. Her mother, Joan O'Brien, works at Disney in the consumer products division and has raised this little ball of energy on her own. Five years ago, while skimming through a magazine, Joan O'Brien came across an advertisement for Comstock...
February 2, 2002
Ryan Carter NORTHWEST DISTRICT -- Burbank Police think they may have arrested a man suspected in a rash of pie burglaries from local market. Richard Michael Mason, 39, a transient from Burbank, was arrested Jan. 24 for allegedly stealing two cherry pies from from the Ralphs at 2500 W. Victory Blvd., Burbank Police Sgt. Bill Taylor said. Mason apparently took two pies out of the store, sat down on a bench outside and started to eat them. Mason refused to respond to a security guard who was trying to figure out if he had stolen the pies, Taylor said.
June 28, 2006
A fresh slice of New York City debuted in downtown Burbank on Monday, with the grand opening of N.Y.P.D. Pizza on South San Fernando Boulevard. The pizza parlor and delicatessen promises an authentic New York-style restaurant experience, one that's been transported to the West Coast by two natives of Queens, New York. "It's pizza with an attitude," said New York Pizza Development President and Chief Operating Officer Paul Russo, who is also a record producer. When Russo moved to Orlando, Fla., about 15 years ago, he noticed a lack of the kind of quality pizza that he was accustomed to in the Big Apple.
August 30, 2006
In the world of movies, there are those that inspire, those that merely entertain and, in the case of "Barnyard," those that make your blood boil. This film is not only a mediocre talking-animal movie, it is so inane you'll be angry you spent your time there. This is not one of those family movies parents and children can enjoy together. Children will probably laugh at the predictably nutty characters performing predictably wacky stunts, but parents will be groaning the whole way through.
November 14, 2007
Mandatory apple and milk purchases with pizza are no more at Burbank high schools after students cried foul over the policy last month. At the beginning of the school year, students returned to a lunch policy that made the purchase of an apple and carton of milk mandatory with a $2 slice of Domino’s pizza. The new lunch items also came with a price increase of $1.25. But these changes were not arbitrary. Legislation that took effect July 1 required California public schools to eliminate candy sales and lighten up their snack options for students.
November 19, 2005
Fall brings crisp air, falling leaves and gatherings of family and friends. It's time to cozy up to the fireplace and set the dinner table with hearty comfort foods and harvest centerpieces. Autumn welcomes the harvest moon and delicious fall recipes such as sweet potatoes and yams, green leafy vegetables like kale and chard, pork chops, ham, roasted chicken and pumpkin and apple pies. The secret to fall entertaining is sharing family recipes, old traditions, and new, with loved ones.
November 11, 2006
Martino's Bakery has been serving up baked goods to Burbank residents for generations. The business started in a garage where the owners made pies some 80 years ago and has had its share of ups and downs. Today, Martino's is a full-service bakery with a new location on Victory Boulevard. The new location includes café tables inside and out, coffee, espresso and fountain drinks as well as a cold-drink case. What better way to enjoy their pastries, muffins, or — what the heck — an entire pie?