January 19, 2000
Robert Blechl SOUTH SAN FERNANDO DISTRICT -- Burbank Animal Shelter Supt. Fred DeLange said he will recommend charges of running a kennel without a license be brought against a Burbank man who lost more than 30 pets in a house fire. "Unfortunately, when someone has that many animals and violates the law, they open themselves up to disasters like that," DeLange said. Daniel Payne, 63, received burns to his chest and shoulders in the Jan. 11 fire at his rented home at 256 W. Valencia Ave. The fire killed two dogs, 10 guinea pigs and more than 20 cats, most by smoke inhalation, fire officials said.
March 12, 2008
Owners of a restaurant in Media District West have transformed the site from Euro cuisine to American chophouse, specializing in Southern dishes. Savannah Burbank on 3400 W. Olive Ave. replaced French 75 Bistro last month, in a move that was meant as a departure from the restaurant’s growing reputation as a place for special events, said David Wilhelm, president of Culinary Adventures Restaurants, which owns both eateries. “The honest answer is that the restaurant wasn’t doing the sales volume we had anticipated it would do,” he said.
December 10, 2005
Refreshing, sparkling, reasonably priced -- these words, used to describe Prosecco wine, might just as well describe Prosecco the restaurant. A true Italian trattoria, Prosecco's is a place of casual elegance specializing in personal service, where regulars are greeted by name and individual preferences are indulged. Where the warmth and tastes of Tuscany can be found in the simple, well-prepared dishes set before you. Begin with the wonderful soups. Prosecco's soups are dairy-free, but they're so rich and creamy, you'll wonder how they do it. The Roasted Corn Chowder, always on the menu, is savory, hearty and topped with crispy proscuitto.
June 21, 2003
Molly Shore Graduation is not an ending, Burroughs High School Associated Student Body President Brent Schackman told his fellow graduates Thursday night. "It's a commencement, and so begins the rest of our lives," Schackman told 428 fellow seniors and a capacity crowd seated in the Memorial Field bleachers. Before class salutatorian Timothy Salamon spoke, he played a sea chantey on the kazoo, a novelty that has become a tradition among student speakers at Burroughs commencement exercises.
September 1, 2010
It's no secret the Flappers Comedy Club is nearing its opening date of Sept. 11. The 1920s-inspired marquee is up and turning quite a few heads on the corner of Magnolia Boulevard and First Street, according to partners of the new dining and comedy performance venue. "The signage is so large, people think we own the whole block," quipped Barbara Holliday, co-partner of the venture with Dave Reinitz. "It feels perfect. People are driving by commenting that we look old school — like we've been here forever.
December 19, 2009
It is very easy to drive on the main commercial portion of Brand Boulevard in Glendale between Colorado Street and Glenoaks Boulevard and find restaurants varying in ethnicity, price and quality. But you need to continue traveling farther north to find top-notch culinary excellence at a marvelous gem called Gennaro’s. This stretch of Brand is still primarily business-oriented, but the look and feel are different, and Gennaro’s reflects this mood. Upon entering you notice décor that is elegant but not ostentatious — upscale in a manner that seems appropriate for an excellent Italian meal.
April 7, 2007
Some kids have mentors that take them to ballgames, help with their homework, or simply guide them through the obstacles of life. I have a food mentor. As soon as I got teeth, I was chewing on a gyro and learning that raw fish comes on a roll of rice. My mentor is my cousin Anita, who lives in Oregon now and works for Harry and David. So when she's not sending me Moose Munch, she is here visiting her old hometown and teaching me a thing or two about food. Last week, I knew the perfect place to take my mentor for lunch was Octopus Japanese Restaurant.
June 24, 2009
Consider L.A. a model for water Faced with our current water problems, one solution for Burbank that I don’t believe has been brought to the fore is a program the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is offering their customers. That is a cash incentive to replace their grass lawns with drought-tolerant plants. Along with the cutbacks in other water usage, it should make a big dent. But unless there are penalties, some people will not restrict their usage in other areas.