November 21, 2009
For the past 23 years, Moonlight Rollerway has opened its doors every week for “Rainbow Skate,” a skating event for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities of the Greater Los Angeles area and beyond. Although this once-a-week occasion has been kept under wraps, it has tripled in size since its inception, relying solely on word-of-mouth referrals and community organizing. Now, with the advent of social media and resurging skating trend, “Rainbow Skate” has blossomed into a fun, sober and comfortable environment that attracts 80 to 100 skaters who can be themselves, regardless of their sexual orientation.
March 18, 2009
Producers hope their colorful characters and costumes make a splash on stage in “Once Upon a Mattress,” the spring musical of the Glendale Community College theatre arts department. It’s quite a contrast in tone from last semester’s drama “Savage in Limbo,” said director Melissa R. Randel, co-chairwoman of the department. “It was really dark and serious and dramatic and this is like eating cotton candy and watching ‘I Love Lucy’ or cartoons,” Randel said.
February 11, 2009
Eight-year-old Wendi Motte, of Burbank, is gaining a resume credit, while Broadway veteran S. Marc Jordan, of Glendale, is singing a score he’s long appreciated in the 1947 classic “Finian’s Rainbow” at the Alex Theatre on Feb. 23. The story is about Finian, who has left his beloved Ireland for the town of Rainbow Valley with his daughter Sharon. He is hoping to bury a stolen pot of gold with the hopes it will grow and multiply. Wendi plays two parts in the musical, Honey Lou, who is a sharecropper’s child, and a messenger.
October 18, 2003
JOYCE RUDOLPH Descanso Gardens is captured in a rainbow of colors in Valery Moorhead's piece "Descanso Haven," one in her cache of works displayed at the Boddy House Gallery, tucked inside the La Canada Flintridge oasis. Prior to pressing her brush to the canvas, Moorhead snapped a photograph of the scene -- a small structure, a bevy of flowers and mountains stretching majestically across the background. The oil painting has lots of greens, peaches and violets, the artist said.
March 21, 2009
The Burbank Civitan Club’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Brunch was Sunday at The Castaway Restaurant, and it was a resounding success! It was a lovely, sunny Sunday morning that greeted the group that enjoyed a great brunch and had fun with the door prizes and silent auction. Great entertainment was provided by the amazing and popular young Irish dancers from the O’Connor School of Irish Dance and the song stylings of Sentimental Journey. Among the guests were Burbank Vice-Mayor Gary Bric and his lovely wife, Sharon Cohen, from the Burbank Library; Anita Benjamin, Ruth Cordon, Jeffrey D. Klein , associate vice president of annual programs at Providence St. Joseph Foundation; Jean Stroud and Shirley Pratt . The brunch was organized by current President Elaine Paonessa, Barry Kessler and Richard Bertain who co-chaired the event.
March 2, 2002
Maya Kukes MAGNOLIA PARK -- Students at Walt Disney Elementary School took a break from the swings and games at recess on Thursday to greet an unusual guest - the Cat in the Hat. The cat's appearance kicked off Read Across America Day, which was Friday, one day early. The purpose of the day is to promote schoolwide reading. The day also honors Dr. Seuss, the author of many beloved children's books including The Cat in the Hat. Today marks the 98th birthday of Seuss, who died in 1991.
September 8, 2004
The Alex Film Society celebrates its 11th year with a variety of classic films leading off the new season with the fifth annual "Vaudeville Extravaganza!" at 8 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Alex Theatre in Glendale. Several acts are scheduled, including Janet Klein and Her Parlor Boys, playing music from the era. Also planned are Raffles & His Rainbow Poodle Fantasy, David Avadon, the Fastest Pickpocket in the West, the award-winning Native American Hoop Dancer Robert Whirlwind, and comic Chipper Lowell.
August 12, 2000
NELSON - HANSEN Kristine L. Nelson and James E. Hansen, both of Burbank, exchanged wedding vows at the Church of the Chimes with the Rev. William Trump Jr. officiating. A reception followed at the church. Kristine is the daughter of Rita and Wilbur Nelson of Burbank. The bride is a 1996 graduate of John Burroughs High School and Oklahoma State University with a bachelor of science in child development. She works at Rainbow Preschool in Stillwater, Okla.
August 29, 2012
The bassist of the heavy metal band Dio was arrested in Burbank Tuesday night on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs after crashing into another vehicle, police said. Bassist Jimmy Bain was making a left out of the Fry's Home Electronics store parking lot on to westbound Vanowen Street, near Hollywood Way, about 9 p.m. when he pulled his 1995 green Toyota Camry out in front another vehicle, causing the collision, Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn said. Police officers conducted a field sobriety test, but Bain “failed to satisfactorily pass it,” Ryburn added.
October 30, 2004
Josh Kleinbaum The candidates vying for the 29th Congressional District seat cover the political rainbow, from red, to blue, to green, and then some. There's a Republican and a Democrat, a Socialist, a Libertarian and a Green Party candidate, in a race that could be a microcosm of the entire American political spectrum. Incumbent Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) is the favorite for the Nov. 2 election in a heavily Democratic district, but he's challenged by a crowded field.