November 27, 2012
The Burbank City Council's decision to draft an ordinance to ban the sale of puppy mill dogs in pet stores made me proud to be a resident here. However, it is appalling that the council wants to write in an exemption for one store. The communities abutting Burbank's city limits have already become humane. Glendale and Los Angeles both have banned the sale of mill animals. By allowing this grandfathering, Burbank will remain a centralized pocket of inhumanity - all because one business has claimed that they, unlike every other pet store in the surrounding cities, simply cannot keep their business alive by adopting this new policy.
January 29, 2013
I read the Jan. 19 letter to the editor written by Lori McCaffery. She tells it like it is. David Gordon has been fighting for the people of Burbank all by himself since he has been on the City Council. Be it neighborhood problems or that of small businesses, he is always there. Gordon stands for free enterprise and freedom of choice in our neighborhoods. When a tactic to win by the opposition is defaming his character, it doesn't speak well of the opposition. This is not about one man's town to dictate his pleasure with unaffordable changes and staff members making it all sound like apple pie. Burbank belongs to all of us. We pay a lot for a comfortable place to live, work and raise our children.
November 29, 2013
Looking like a fine boulangerie in southern France, Sweetsalt Food Shop is a study in white marble, pewter, vintage silverware and cafe tables. The front window is filled with footed plates piled high with beautiful macarons, bars, bundt cakes and pies. Patrons linger at sidewalk tables and families relax inside in front of plates filled with greens, sandwiches, meats and sweets. In this location for four years, Sweetsalt has become a neighborhood hangout and a top destination for cyclists.
April 29, 2000
Jennifer Rader, the daughter of Scott and Marjorie Rader of Glendale, was granted the Northwood University California Motor Car Foundation Scholarship for the 1999-2000 academic year. The scholarship was established by the state Motor Car Dealers Association for students interested in pursuing an education and career within the franchised automobile industry. The university is in Midland, Mich. Shane Miller, the son of Ron and Diane Miller of Montrose, has received an internship to be a civil case worker at the Washington D.C. Superior Court.
March 1, 2000
Ruth Shure, Enjoy! SUNLAND -- If you're craving a two-handed, no-holds-barred cheeseburger, then visit Anthony's Cafe in Sunland, where you can enjoy a hefty, juicy burger loaded with generous toppings and a thick slice of real cheddar cheese. Or you could try Anthony's Two-Beer Chili, a serious meat-lover's chili, very beefy with some beans, which packs a pleasantly spicy burn, and is garnished with onions and cheddar cheese. All the cheese on top makes it especially delicious.
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.