March 18, 2009
Offering insight on issues of race and gender, the Alexia Robinson Studio in Burbank presents a powerfully moving rendition of “for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf.” Robinson herself skillfully directs this extremely complex and emotionally charged production. Originally conceived in 1975, playwright Ntozake Shange’s script exposes the trials and camaraderie of a group of African American women. Constructed as a “choreopoem” this piece incorporates dance, song and the spoken word.
March 13, 2002
Just recently, I went to Michael's Arts & Crafts, and found it to be a great store. Even better is having Aaron Brothers right there with it. The Empire Center is a beautiful shopping center. I heard a lot of people talking about it, and I had to see it for myself. I was very pleasantly surprised. I think it would be nice to have a small shuttle service for the handicapped and for nondrivers. It could be like the L.A. DOT buses I used to see in Van Nuys.
October 2, 2004
Jacqui Brown Al Moen spent some of his time hiding from his workout buddies Thursday night at the "Taste of Downtown Burbank." He and his friends spend as much as three times a week working out at the Burbank Community YMCA, so he didn't want them seeing him cheat. After confessing to hitting up the chocolate samples three times, tasting the ice cream and downing some fudge, he made peace with the fact that this was all for a good cause -- to raise money for the YMCA.
November 25, 2006
ANNUAL PROGRAM FÉTES THE HOLIDAYS Adult and children enrolled in the Burbank Center for the Retarded programs sang, recited and danced during the annual holiday program Nov. 15 in Holy Cross Hall at St. Francis Xavier Church. Lonna Grant , executive director of the program for children and adults with developmental disabilities, welcomed family and friends and Lanre Orija led the flag salute. For Act I, members of the Adult Day Activity Program presented "There's No Place Like Home for the Holidays," produced by Karen Delzell and Marge Wemyss , who also served as piano accompanist.
October 28, 2006
Tucked behind a tree on the north side of East Magnolia, just west of Glenoaks Boulevard, is a lovely little café that serves toothsome sandwiches, soups and salads to a loyal cadre of customers, many of whom no doubt, like me, stumbled upon the place quite by accident. I've driven by Lily's probably 100 times and never noticed it, even though it's been there nearly nine years. Open early to serve gourmet teas, coffees and pastries, Lily's is mainly a workday lunch location.
January 27, 2001
Karen S. Kim SOUTH SAN FERNANDO DISTRICT -- The former owners of contaminated property at 170 W. Providencia Ave. have repurchased the land and assumed responsibility for cleaning up any residual radioactive material on the site. Escrow on the sale of the property closed Jan. 19. Providencia Holdings Inc., a group of companies that owned the now-shuttered property in the 1950s, is preparing to submit plans to the California Department of Health Services for cleaning up any radioactive hazards present on the site.
December 17, 2005
mario'sIf Mario's hasn't been a location for a movie shoot, it should be. It's the quintessential neighborhood Italian deli, with soccer posters, Italian flags and gigantic cheeses hanging from the rafters, bin after bin of every shape pasta one can think of, and that familiar aroma of garlic, salami and olive oil. Conversations in Italian ebb and flow, adding to the atmosphere. The glass cases are filled with an irresistible array of antipasti, including oil-cured olives. These plump and wrinkly deep black beauties are sometimes hard to find, and they are among my favorites.
April 27, 2005
Rosette Gonzales Customers might have expected their dessert to melt when Nicolette Sheridan of "Desperate Housewives" served ice cream cake Monday at Cold Stone Creamery in Burbank. In exchange for a donation to the Make-A-Wish foundation, ice cream lovers and fans of the show received a free slice of ice cream cake from 5 to 8 p.m. But Sheridan, who plays Edie Britt on the prime-time soap about the private lives of suburbia housewives drew a crowd of paparazzi in addition to donations.
July 5, 2000
Paul Clinton SOUTH SAN FERNANDO -- The whiz-kid animators at Nickelodeon's Burbank studio needed a work atmosphere to match their labor-of-love creativity. They got it in March 1998 when Nickelodeon threw open the doors of its distinctive Pop "Googie" architecture studio. With its medley of colorful shapes -- including a mammoth blob of green slime and oversized orange foot attached to the facade -- the Olive Avenue studio brings to mind the zany world of cartoons that Nickelodeon animators create.
October 21, 2000
Paul Clinton MEDIA CITY CENTER -- Tom Beirne isn't the kind of guy you'd think would write a children's story. At least not if you heard about his day job. A New York City police officer, the stocky, muscular Beirne has seen horrors most adults would choose not to face. But there he was, participating in the weeklong Burbank International Children's Film Festival, which ended Friday. The 34-year-old Beirne flew into town, script in hand, to make his dreams come true as a professional writer.