January 3, 2009
The holidays are over. The fruit cake has been used to fill in that missing brick in the wall in the backyard. You dropped off those visiting in-laws at the airport this morning. The decorations are back in the garage. The new year has started, and you are pricing treadmills and rethinking those last few cookies. Now that you finally have a chance to take a deep breath and relax, why not sit back and enjoy a hot cup of coffee in a quaint, French café in Burbank? Simply Coffee is tucked away in Magnolia Park right off the boulevard, but don’t worry about missing it. The oversized cup of coffee on the marquee outside will draw you in just as the aroma of fresh-brewed coffee hits your nose.
August 1, 2001
Karen S. Kim CIVIC CENTER -- Burbank resident Kathryn Gold threw out all of her pots and pans and even her toaster about four months ago and hasn't missed them since. That's when Gold, 58, and her husband, David, 64, decided to "go raw," eating a diet consisting of only raw foods. "It's easier than cooking, and it's cleaner than cooking because there's no pots or grease," Gold said. The couple -- who used to enjoy burritos, pastas, steaks and meatloaf -- now eats mainly fruits, vegetables, soups, nuts and grains.
January 7, 2009
Hundreds of congregants packed into St. Kevork Armenian Apostolic Church on Tuesday to celebrate Christmas with the blessing of the water. A holy cross that symbolizes Jesus was dipped in holy water and “Holy Muron,” or oil, during the ceremony. The holy oil was boiled and blessed in Armenia and sent to Glendale for Tuesday’s ceremony, Deacon Tigran Garibjanyan said. “It is about clearing us from our sins, and we are also feeling Jesus coming into us,” Garibjanyan said.
January 8, 2000
Claudia Peschiutta and Robert Blechl HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- Soorp Dznoont may not sound like Christmas, but it's the same holiday, with a few differences. As some Burbank residents were finally getting around to packing away the tinsel and ornaments Thursday, others were celebrating Armenian Christmas. The Armenian Apostolic Church observes Christmas on Jan. 6 because it follows the Julian Calendar. "It's a day of spiritual renewal with the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ," said Vatche Hovsepian, archbishop of the Western Diocese of the Armenian Church.