November 26, 2008
Send DATEBOOK items to Burbank Leader, 221 N. Brand Blvd., 2nd Floor, Glendale, CA 91203 or fax to (818) 241-1975. Submissions must be received two weeks before publication. ? The ?Light and Hope? stained glass window display opens at the Forest Lawn Museum, 1712 S. Glendale, Glendale. The exhibit continues until Jan. 11. The display will depict the seven most significant events in the birth and the early life of Christ. Admission is free. Call (800) 204-3131 or visit forestlawn.
September 24, 2008
When you’re craving a margarita and a cupcake at the same time, Yummy Cupcakes is the place. The local pastry shop sets itself apart from other cupcake chains that have popped up by offering a wide range of flavors, including frozen banana, chocolate creme pie and margarita, co-owner Brogan Faye said. A 94-year-old woman’s Italian creme concoction is one of 140 flavors available. “This 94-year-old lady just wrote us and included a recipe for an Italian creme pie that she used to make for her children, so we altered it a bit and included it in our menu,” Faye said.
April 21, 2007
Batter up! Spring training is over. The outfield is green. And Major League Baseball has brought back the boys of summer for another exciting season. While everyone's trying to figure out how to get out of the stadium parking lot, why not spend your time improving your swing and catching a great meal? Central Park Pizza may be hidden in the Batcade, but the food is definitely out of the park. On my first visit to Central Park Pizza, I took a group of friends more interested in taking their cuts in the batting cages than eating from what they assumed would be typical concession-stand fare.
April 12, 2008
BURBANK — Bob Torrez stepped down as head of the city’s finance department April 4 to take a job closer to his Long Beach home, officials said. In a memorandum released to executive officials last week, City Manager Mary Alvord announced Torrez’s decision, saying his resignation was effective immediately. “He’d been looking for a position closer to his house,” she said. “Executives don’t have to give two-weeks’ notice. They are a whole different animal.
October 18, 2011
The Burbank Temporary Aid Center got financial help for Thanksgiving supplies Tuesday with a $2,000 donation from local police officials. Burbank Police command staff made a pledge of $1,000 that was later matched by the Burbank Police Officers' Assn., Deputy Chief Tom Angel said at a donation event on Tuesday. The donations will assist Burbank Temporary Aid Center with providing turkey dinner supplies and help continue a sack lunch program and pay utility bills for needy clients, said Executive Director Barbara Howell.
October 31, 2009
When Burbank received word that it would get $20 million for its planned smart-meter overhaul, it served as an immediate spotlight on what could be achieved with the kind of scrappy, innovative clamoring that will make all the difference as cities compete for a limited pool of money. Burbank and Glendale, by working together on their federal grant application, were the only two cities in Los Angeles County to score a piece of the Obama administration’s $3.4-billion pie for smart-grid and other energy-efficiency programs nationwide.
November 22, 2000
After reflecting upon the meaning of Thanksgiving, and how I can celebrate the holiday in a way that is compassionate, healthful and environmentally sensitive, I have come to a conclusion. Thanksgiving is about life and liberty, but 330 million turkeys killed in the US each year experience neither. They are crammed into large sheds filled with toxic fumes. Their beaks and toes are trimmed to reduce damage from stress induced aggression. After 16 weeks of misery, they are beheaded by an electric saw, while still fully conscious.
November 30, 2002
Molly Shore Thanksgiving is not always a Norman Rockwell moment of friends and family feasting at an oversized table overflowing with food. For many seniors and shut-ins, it is a lonely time. But this year, as in past years, the Beverly Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and the Joslyn Adult Center joined forces to bring a home-cooked meal to elderly residents. Joslyn recruited community volunteers to take holiday dinners to people who would otherwise not have a traditional Thanksgiving meal, said Renee Crawford, the center's social services supervisor.
January 9, 2002
Joyce Rudolph Shakespeare's 'Romeo' put to Hall and Oates music BURBANK -- Troubadour Theatre Company, known for combining Shakespearean plays with contemporary music, is producing "Romeo Hall & Juliet Oates" at the Falcon Theatre in Burbank. The classic Shakespearean play becomes a madcap romp set to the 1980s rock and roll music of Hall and Oates. L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award-winning director Matt Walker assembled the cast of actors, musicians and clowns who sing and dance and trip the flip their way through the 90-minute musical excursion of potions, sword fights and star-crossed lovers.