September 11, 2009
Visiting “Juxtaposed Unexpected Combinations Featuring Inseparable Wings” at the Creative Art Center, you may not stumble upon many Unexpected Combinations. What you will find are seven styles of decorative, local painting by seven mid-career, female artists who have banded together. The work is by Inseparable Wings members Carole Gillin, Sylvia Hamilton Goulden, Susan “Suki” Kuss and Ellen Lane, who have been exhibiting together for 10 years, and guest artists Lee Goldberg, Andrea Raft and Mara Thompson.
February 3, 2001
During the 1950s and 1960s when fear of the Atomic Age mushroomed to its climax and little ones at school practiced duck and cover maneuvers under their desks, there were some interesting goings on at 170 W. Providencia Ave. Who knew? On the site at that time, the Isotope Specialties Co. manufactured radioactive sealed sources and tracing materials, later the Research Chemicals Corp. performed operations involving the use of rare earth ores.
June 30, 2001
Molly Shore For his 91st birthday on June 28, Burbank resident John Livingston gave himself a painting. A great big painting. Livingston, who has been working in oils since his retirement from Lockheed in 1975, has just completed a 24-foot-long, 8-foot-high mural on his neighbor's garage, which backs up to Livingston's property. He said he got tired of looking at the back of the garage, so with his neighbor's permission Livingston painted a scene of a location in the High Sierras that is special to him. "It's our favorite fishing spot," he said of the bend in the Owens River beneath Mt. Tom where he, his sons and grandsons go fishing.
November 24, 1999
Annie Bettelli GLENDALE -- Don Cuco Mexican Restaurant has been a popular restaurant in Burbank for as long as I can remember. Glendale now has its own branch at a recently opened location on Brand Boulevard. This Don Cuco is bright and sunny, decorated in vivid rainbow colors in a traditional hacienda motif. One feature at the Burbank location that was unique to any Mexican restaurant I've been to is that they serve sour cream along with the salsa and chips.
November 9, 2005
burbank arts festStained-glass artist one of 80 participants in Downtown Burbank's Fine Arts Festival this weekend. A glimmer of colored glass caught Chip Worsinger's attention in the 1960s. As an inspector for an insurance company, one of his stops was at a glass studio. Fascinated, Worsinger started asking questions about the shop owner's craft, and the proprietor was nice enough to send him home with a box of tools and scraps of glass. About the same time, Worsinger discovered the Renaissance Pleasure Faire and was intrigued by the lifestyle of the artists who sold items there.
January 15, 2000
Irma Lemus HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- Drawing her inspiration from Leonardo Da Vinci's Last Supper, Luther Burbank Middle School student Bailey Porter was the big winner in the Burbank Noon Lions Club 1999 Peace Poster contest. She created a poster depicting people from different cultures sitting down to eat at the same table. Three other Burbank middle school students were also honored Thursday at the Burbank Central Library for coming up with the winning entries in the local round of the annual Lions Club contest.
January 22, 2005
Jacqui Brown Wyomi Fernando and her daughter, Shannon, while on a trip to Sri Lanka over the holidays, were all set to go fishing, but they ran out of time and had to skip it. They hoped to go to Yala, a small fishing village surrounded by the ocean and an animal sanctuary where they wanted to go on a safari. Fortunately for the Burbank kindergarten teacher and her 20-year-old daughter, they missed the adventure as the massive Southeast Asia earthquake caused a tsunami that has killed hundreds of thousands of people.
May 6, 2000
Joyce Rudolph Seeing the finished designs at the Las Floristas Headdress Ball is nothing short of overwhelming. These 6-foot-tall creations are bursting with flowers of all varieties and colors and surround women adorned in lavish gowns. It's hard to decide what to look at, as one sits in the audience, much less remember each flower petaled delicately onto the frame. Two Burbank designers had entries in this year's gala, "All That Glitters," which was held April 28 at Merv Griffin's Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.
December 4, 2012
Three young women were recognized for their artwork when the Burbank Noon Lions Club honored the winners of the Lions Clubs International “Imagine Peace” poster contest in a ceremony held at the Burbank Central Library in November. Winners were Margo Akopov, 13, who entered the contest through the Boys & Girls Club and attends Muir Middle School; Micayla Siemon, 13, who was entered by Luther Middle School; and Tanishka Nair, 11, who was entered by Jordan Middle School. In his welcome speech, Noon Lions Treasurer Bud Alleman said the student who goes all the way to the top of the global contest can win $5,000 and a trip to New York to attend Lions United Nations Day. This event marked the first level of judging and the winners artworks go on to the next level.
January 26, 2010
Seniors witnessed a comedian who thinks fast on his feet and tap-dancing grandmas who clicked happily in precision during the Senior Superstar Showcase on Monday at the Joslyn Adult Center. Mistress of Ceremonies Marie Burnett, dressed in a sleek black outfit, welcomed the audience to the Super Variety Show and Sing-A- Long. She organizes the event twice a year. Opening the show was the Tap Chicks Dance Troupe, whose fancy footwork was choreographed by Pam Kay. Dancers, including Carol Black, Virginia Baughman and Marsha Berger, smiled all the while through the Village People’s “In the Navy” and “Y.