September 13, 2000
Updated 'Cinderella' Carolyn Howard-Johnson is a freelance writer living in Glendale. Her first novel, "This Is the Place," will be published by Erica House in January. Update Cinderella. Give it a few twists. And Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo! You have "Nurse Betty." Screenwriters John C. Richards and James Flamberg juxtapose the sublime and the slimy in just the right proportions to make this movie good entertainment. I had fun with the allusions and illusions.
October 6, 2009
CHI CHI Chi Chi, 13, is a neutered male Pekingese. He is all white in color. Chi Chi’s owners turned him in due to their work hours. He has adapted to this new lonely life but is in search of someone who would enjoy a more mature, easy-to-care-for companion. He is still quite spry and loves to take walks and romp on grassy lawns. He is also quiet, housebroken and loves human touch. If you are interested in meeting him, contact the Burbank Animal Shelter and inquire about ID No. A008175.
July 21, 2004
Only worth the matinee ticket price Gary Moskowitz, left, is the police and courts reporter for the News-Press, the Leader's sister publication. Will Ferrell's latest movie romp, "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy," really is a funny film. Funny enough that I frequently laughed out loud, even snickering a few times when the folks sitting around me were dead silent. The problem with the movie is that, other than a few good laughs, there's not much else to say about it. After we had both seen the film, my co-worker Josh Kleinbaum and I had a conversation about "Anchorman" that went something like this: "Did you see the movie?"
November 17, 2004
Rachel Van Houten of Glendale works as an academic records coordinator for Loyola Marymount University. Picking up where 2001's "Bridget Jones's Diary" left off, "The Edge of Reason" finds everyone's favorite "singleton" a month after finally obtaining a practically perfect boyfriend in a fairy-tale ending -- but will it all prove a dream, destined to fail by Bridget's own self-doubts and never-ending series of social...
September 10, 2005
A confident Burroughs High team opened its 2005 campaign Friday with a convincing nonleague victory against host Schurr, 30-14. The Indians set and maintained the pace of the game, as they came out running with senior Thomas Kyle -- who finished the night with 111 yards in 11 carries and a touchdown. He also caught a 67-yard screen pass from junior quarterback Tony Banuelos Jr. for a touchdown to put Burroughs ahead. Banuelos completed 14 of 26 passes for 233 yards and three touchdowns.
September 22, 2004
Billie Nichols George Strattan does a fine job directing a talented cast with several stand-out performances in Glendale Centre Theatre's "The Boy Friend." The heroine, Polly Browne (Minta Fairchild Mullins) was delightful as a coquettish schoolgirl working her wiles on a self-confessed poor boy, the messenger Tony (J.R. Mangels). It's Paris in the 1920s where the English and American wealthy send their children to learn French and the ways of the world.
November 13, 2002
Dink O'Neal As fledgling theatrical companies go, mud-luscious theatre ensemble (yes, that's really its name) is well established with critically acclaimed productions of Chekhov's "The Three Sisters" and Lanford Wilson's "The Hot l Baltimore." Currently offering Hart and Kaufman's "Once In a Lifetime" at GTC Burbank in George Izay Park, the company's madcap skewering of early Hollywood extends their track record. In a nutshell, a trio of vaudevillians head West, planning to sell themselves as vocal coaches to silent-film stars facing the transition to talkies.
April 25, 2014
BURBANK - Perhaps a year from now, the Burbank High boys' volleyball team will take a game from Burroughs, the Bulldogs' cross-town and Pacific League rival. In their six league meetings since 2012, the year that the Bulldogs restarted their boys' volleyball program, Burroughs has won all nine games, including three in a convincing fashion in Friday's match at Burbank High. The Indians, winners of four straight league titles, needed just 61 minutes to defeat Burbank, 25-14, 25-16, 25-13, remaining undefeated in league and needing one more win to clinch a share of another league crown.
December 5, 2009
Burbank?s 27th annual Holiday Outdoor Decorating Contest was in full swing as revelers this week scanned potential entries from atop a double-decker bus. The Holly Trolley Tour rumbled through neighborhoods, stopping off in front of the city?s finest Santas, snowmen and reindeer. Those interested in entering the citywide contest must mail in their entries by 5 p.m. Tuesday. ?We encourage everyone who puts up outdoor decorations to enter,? said Robert Vincent, chairman of the Civic Pride Committee.