May 30, 2009
STUDENT ART PROJECT IS CREATING PAPER QUILTS ?Paper Quilts? was the theme of an art class series held in April and May at BCR ?a place to grow,? a day program in Burbank for children and adults with developmental disabilities. The series was directed by Laura Carolyn Marro , author and illustrator of children?s books, and the quilts were showcased in an Open House on May 12 at the BCR facility. Fun and creative techniques were used in the classes, BCR officials said.
July 16, 2008
Brightly colored suitcases, wooden meditative Buddha statues and rice paper bags fill the walls of Skyblupink. The items are all fair-trade products imported from across the globe. Since opening in 2001, Skyblupink owners Paul Ehre and Celeste Jamrose have searched trade shows for fair-trade items. The products ensure fair wages for indigenous workers from countries such as South America and Africa. “Celeste and I are both very politically conscious and want to help where we can. .
July 7, 2012
The inside of 40 Love Café feels like a food court, the outside just the tiniest bit like Wimbledon courtside. Within the Burbank Tennis Center, the café's interior is all large white floor tiles and pinkish walls, with the tables and white tubular chairs you've seen inside countless malls. But step outside and you're in the world of tennis whites, with al fresco seating at café tables overlooking an immaculate court. Kudos to the tennis student brave enough to schedule a lesson at midday, when the tables are full with the lunchtime crowd.
May 21, 2005
Jacqui Brown the fourth grade proved to be the turning point for Steve Santillan, who unwittingly began the process of redirecting his future at age 9 by claiming he was an artist. What came of the "little white lie" he told turned out to be an early prophecy that would land him smack dab in the middle of an extremely successful art career. A retrospective exhibit in all mediums of this successful commercial artist's work is now at the Creative Art Center in Burbank.
May 19, 2007
This is not your parents’ Chinese restaurant. Forget the red vinyl booths, papier-mâché dragons and rice-paper lanterns hanging everywhere. And don’t expect the kitschy plates or pots of tea. It is a minor detail, but it says everything. The fortune cookies are delicious. Instead of the usual break-your-teeth perfunctory after-dinner treat, here they bring fortune cookies wrapped in brightly colored foil that are fresh and have been partially dipped in white chocolate.
February 7, 2009
My family loves sushi. We definitely have our favorite places around town. Armed with a discount coupon I received in the mail and with some trepidation, we ventured out to a new sushi place in La Crescenta called Sakura Ichi. We were worried because we did not like the former occupant of the building, Sushi USA, which featured “All-You-Can-Eat Sushi.” There is something so very wrong with that term. It’s almost an oxymoron. As we pulled up to the restaurant, a cute little house set back from neighboring concrete businesses, we relaxed a bit. Cheery red lanterns were swinging in the breeze and little white lights twinkled on the front patio.
August 18, 2012
With its stylized olive-and-black façade and the silhouette of a lone woman in a wide hat standing in the midst of white lettering, Mama Hong's Vietnamese Kitchen stands out on Burbank's San Fernando Boulevard. Inside, spare décor and clean lines highlight a long, mirrored wall that is strung, ceiling to chair rail, with strands of rope that from a distance almost look like streams of water. The restaurant looks like a lunch joint from chair rail down, and more upscale from chair rail up, like it's wearing a dress shirt and jacket with shorts - giving it a fun, relaxed feel.
April 8, 2000
Joyce Rudolph, Weekend Thumbing through a selection of postcards featuring images by Dory Grade, one can almost feel the breeze ruffling through the lacy flower petals. Using cool, light watercolors, she creates a calm serenity in her landscapes. The Eagle Rock artist says she is comfortable whether the media is drawing, watercolor, oil or acrylic painting, portraiture, silkscreen, etching or lithographic printmaking. Not surprising for someone who has spent 30 years practicingher work.