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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | December 17, 2013
Burbank Councilman Gary Bric hosted the grand opening of his restaurant Monday after being forced to shut it down for roughly seven weeks when a motorist crashed a car into the building. Gary Bric's Ramp, located at 7730 N. Hollywood Way, underwent a number of repairs after a man rammed a stolen car into the restaurant in October, leaving a “big, gaping hole” in the building, crushing a booth and rupturing gas and water lines. Bric said the incident caused more than $100,000 in damages to his business when taking into account structural damage to the building and compensation for his employees who were out of work during the closure.
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October 29, 2013
An alleged stolen car rammed into a restaurant owned by Burbank Councilman Gary Bric early Tuesday, according to police officials. Prior to the crash, police saw the alleged stolen car driving at a high rate of speed on the southbound Golden State (5) Freeway, according to Sgt. David Delgado with the Valley Traffic Division of the Los Angeles Police Department. As police pursued, the driver of the reportedly stolen car exited onto Hollywood Way, ran a stop sign and clipped another vehicle before crashing into the business, called Gary Bric's Ramp, located 7730 N. Hollywood Way in Sun Valley, Delgado said.
BUSINESS
By Chris Wiebe | August 30, 2006
MEDIA DISTRICT WEST — Construction crews are renovating the former Dalt's Grill space in anticipation of McCormick & Schmick's seafood restaurant, which is expected to open its doors near the end of this year. The national restaurant has long had its sights set on Burbank as a location where they think patrons would appreciate the high-quality dining and comfortable atmosphere, Chief Executive Officer Saed Mohseni said. "We have been looking at Burbank for a number of years for opportunities to expand in the area," he said.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | October 30, 2013
Burbank Councilman Gary Bric's restaurant will be closed for up to six weeks after a stolen car rammed into the building late Monday night , causing an estimated $150,000 in damages, the councilman said. Prior to the crash, police saw the car driving at high speed on the southbound Golden State (5) Freeway, according to Los Angeles Police Sgt. David Delgado. As police pursued, the motorist exited onto Hollywood Way, ran a stop sign and clipped another vehicle before crashing into the business, called Gary Bric's Ramp, located 7730 N. Hollywood Way in Sun Valley, Delgado said.
NEWS
By: Darleene Barrientos | August 27, 2005
Residents opposed to a California Chicken Cafe moving into their neighborhood have filed an appeal protesting the Burbank Planning Board's unanimous approval of parking exceptions and allowing the restaurant's patrons to bring their own alcohol. Neighbors of the proposed restaurant, planned for 2921 W. Magnolia Blvd., will meet Monday to discuss the restaurant's impending arrival. "Since the city Planning [department] staff had recommended not approving the application, we felt we should pursue this further, just to make sure," said Penny Church, who lives along Niagara Street, which intersects Magnolia.
NEWS
November 18, 2000
Jenna Bordelon HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- Facing a mandatory county restaurant ranking ordinance in effect in the city since Nov. 4, one local eatery has had trouble making the grade. La Bamba Island Cuisine at 2600 N. Glenoaks Blvd. has been closed for vermin infestation three times in the past three years. On Nov. 9, county inspectors went in on an owner-initiated inspection, paid for by La Bamba in the hopes of getting a good grade. The restaurant received a "B," which owner Gladys Poorman said was a big step in the right direction.
BUSINESS
By Chris Wiebe | October 4, 2006
Crowds packed into Genio's restaurant Sunday to bid farewell to a restaurant that has been a Burbank fixture for more than 50 years. "This is a real sad time for us," owner Marvin Cecchini said. "Many of us are heart-broken — especially my son, because the business is closed and he took such good care of it." Marvin Cecchini's son, Jim Cecchini, ran Genio's as his father's partner for the last 25 years. What kept Genio's, which opened in 1952, so popular over the years was great Italian fare and service combined with a cozy ambience, Jim Cecchini said.
BUSINESS
By Rachel Kane | February 7, 2007
There's a new steakhouse in town. Former Burbank resident and 32-year restaurant veteran Ray Lasher has brought prime steaks to Downtown Burbank in the second of his family-owned Lasher's American Steakhouse eateries. Right across the street from Burbank City Hall, on Olive Avenue, Lasher's is a little hard to see. "You definitely have to look for us right now," Lasher said. But that will all soon change. In the coming weeks, new awnings will be added to the outside of the building.
BUSINESS
By Chris Wiebe | January 3, 2007
When former Burbank resident Janell Bukey returned to the city to visit her son, she was looking forward to taking him to lunch at Genio's restaurant, a childhood favorite of hers. Word had not reached Bukey that Genio's, a Burbank fixture for more than 50 years, had closed its doors in October, much to the chagrin of its many loyal customers. Instead of the great Italian fare and cozy ambience that she remembered, Bukey showed up at Genio's in the midst of an auction, where the furniture and kitchen supplies were going to the highest bidder.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | January 3, 2014
Golfers can expect a new restaurant menu and synergy between golf and food operations at DeBell Golf Club next week with the Canyon Grille, the club's new eatery, slated to open for breakfast and lunch on Friday. Tom Shayman, 17-year owner and operator of the Burbank Bar and Grille on North San Fernando Road, has taken the helm of the club's restaurant. “We want to make everybody feel warm and welcome here,” Shayman said Friday. “We're really going to be invested in the golf operation.” Customers will be able to enjoy a whole new menu, which Shayman described as “California continental,” with comfort dishes such as macaroni and cheese, burgers and flatbread pizzas, along with ahi tuna and salmon entrées.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | January 3, 2014
Golfers can expect a new restaurant menu and synergy between golf and food operations at DeBell Golf Club next week with the Canyon Grille, the club's new eatery, slated to open for breakfast and lunch on Friday. Tom Shayman, 17-year owner and operator of the Burbank Bar and Grille on North San Fernando Road, has taken the helm of the club's restaurant. “We want to make everybody feel warm and welcome here,” Shayman said Friday. “We're really going to be invested in the golf operation.” Customers will be able to enjoy a whole new menu, which Shayman described as “California continental,” with comfort dishes such as macaroni and cheese, burgers and flatbread pizzas, along with ahi tuna and salmon entrées.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | December 17, 2013
Burbank Councilman Gary Bric hosted the grand opening of his restaurant Monday after being forced to shut it down for roughly seven weeks when a motorist crashed a car into the building. Gary Bric's Ramp, located at 7730 N. Hollywood Way, underwent a number of repairs after a man rammed a stolen car into the restaurant in October, leaving a “big, gaping hole” in the building, crushing a booth and rupturing gas and water lines. Bric said the incident caused more than $100,000 in damages to his business when taking into account structural damage to the building and compensation for his employees who were out of work during the closure.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | December 13, 2013
Burbank Councilman Gary Bric's restaurant will be back in business starting Monday after it was closed for roughly seven weeks when a motorist crashed a car into the building . Gary Bric's Ramp - located at 7730 N. Hollywood Way - underwent a number of repairs after a man rammed a stolen car into the restaurant in October, leaving a “big, gaping hole” in the building, crushing a booth and rupturing gas and water lines. “It was pretty ugly,” Bric said at the time. On Thursday, he noted that the restaurant is equipped with new booths and carpeting.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | October 30, 2013
Burbank Councilman Gary Bric's restaurant will be closed for up to six weeks after a stolen car rammed into the building late Monday night , causing an estimated $150,000 in damages, the councilman said. Prior to the crash, police saw the car driving at high speed on the southbound Golden State (5) Freeway, according to Los Angeles Police Sgt. David Delgado. As police pursued, the motorist exited onto Hollywood Way, ran a stop sign and clipped another vehicle before crashing into the business, called Gary Bric's Ramp, located 7730 N. Hollywood Way in Sun Valley, Delgado said.
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October 29, 2013
An alleged stolen car rammed into a restaurant owned by Burbank Councilman Gary Bric early Tuesday, according to police officials. Prior to the crash, police saw the alleged stolen car driving at a high rate of speed on the southbound Golden State (5) Freeway, according to Sgt. David Delgado with the Valley Traffic Division of the Los Angeles Police Department. As police pursued, the driver of the reportedly stolen car exited onto Hollywood Way, ran a stop sign and clipped another vehicle before crashing into the business, called Gary Bric's Ramp, located 7730 N. Hollywood Way in Sun Valley, Delgado said.
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July 16, 2013
No injuries were reported Tuesday after an SUV rammed into the Wingstop restaurant in Burbank and shattered a storefront window, police said. A city engineer was en route to the eatery -- located at 928 North San Fernando Blvd. - to inspect the damage, which was captured in a photo that was posted to the Burbank Police Department's Twitter account. No further details on the driver or what may have caused the crash were immediately available. -- Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com Follow on Google+ and on Twitter: @atchek . ALSO: Diverting recycled water could save Burbank thousands of dollars Bob Hope Airport wants to replace terminal CHP reopens all lanes on 5 Freeway following tanker fire  
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | January 11, 2013
Marisa Sanders remembers when television icon Huell Howser wandered into Burbank's Tallyrand restaurant two years ago. She gushed when he sat in front of her in a swivel chair at the diner's counter. “I said, 'I just want you to know - I know who you are,'” she recalled. “'My husband is your No. 1 fan.'” [For the Record, Jan. 14, 2013: A previous version of this story mispelled Marisa Sanders' first name. ] By the end of Howser's meal, the 20-year Tallyrand waitress had shared the whole history of the family-owned diner, including that both owners had met their respective spouses at the restaurant, and that it's famous for its hot turkey sandwich.
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December 12, 2012
Burbank police are seeking leads in a burglary this weekend at a restaurant supply store in which $100,000 worth of cooking equipment was stolen. The burglary occurred sometime between Friday at 8 p.m. and Monday at 9 a.m., when the suspects broke into Cook's Warehouse -- located at 2504 North Ontario St. -- and stole three large storage boxes containing pots, pans, knives, tables and chairs, said Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn. Upon entering, the suspects taped over the security cameras.
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By Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com | August 24, 2012
After almost 20 years in Burbank, the Riverside Café will serve its final meal on Sunday as it closes because of a dwindling number of customers, and because the owner says he can no longer afford to invest in the failing business. Matt Peek took over ownership of the café at 1221 W. Riverside Drive in October 2009 from its original owners, Paula and Michael Kidby, who continue working as customer service manager and chef, respectively. But Peek said that since the recession hit, the restaurant has seen fewer and fewer patrons, particularly from nearby movie studios during lunchtime.
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July 22, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Sunday, July 22, 2012. Cal State Northridge has managed to keep its summer drama program for teenagers running, despite cuts to the campus. The program offers six weeks of acting, singing, dancing and improvising . Daily News A Sherman Oaks restaurant worker was shot and killed outside a business on Ventura Boulevard last month, but no suspects have been found . A $50,000 reward is now being offered. KTLA Miss Oregon 2012 Rachel Berry has given up her title and glistening crown after it was revealed she didn't move to the region by the cut-off date . She was a previous resident of Burbank.
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