April 22, 2009
SNICKERS Snickers is 1-year-old neutered pit bull terrier mix. He is large, and his coloring is brindle with white. He is quite affectionate and playful, but in need of some basic training to help him balance out his strength and enthusiasm. Must have a large yard and someone who will exercise him daily. If you are interested in meeting him, contact the Burbank Animal Shelter and inquire about ID No. A019122. The shelter is at 1150 N. Victory Place, Burbank, 91505. For more information, call (818)
January 24, 2009
Bikeway problems are kids’ stuff Ugh! Enough already with the Chandler Bikeway discussion/rant (“Some tips to improve the Chandler Bikeway,” Community Commentary, Jan. 14; “Bikeway study has a few holes,” Mailbag, Jan. 17). Are you seriously telling me that the adults in our community need more official (costly) Burbank signs to tell us how to behave? Here’s an idea — ask a child. Yep, any kid on any playground knows what to do. Share.
June 9, 2010
A short while ago, I noticed a city garbage truck coming up Keystone Street and stopping for the red light at Burbank Boulevard. On the side was a banner that read "May is Public Works month!" How very exciting, I thought, but I was somewhat at a loss as to how exactly one is supposed to celebrate this particular event. Should I leave out a tray of cookies and a glass of milk by the trash? How about sneaking a Snickers bar in by the water meter? I wondered what the heck is the proper way for civic-minded individuals such as myself to acknowledge this essential occasion?
September 28, 2010
When then-Burbank High School student Yvonne Soto started work with Burbank Unified School District's Regional Occupation Program in Animal Care, she was by no means a cat lover. But fast-forward three years, and Soto is now not only very fond of felines but is enthusiastically pursuing a veterinary career while working as a vet tech at Media City Animal Hospital in Burbank. In fact, she's not the only one. Katie Hayes and Carlos Rivas, both part of the first ROP in Animal Care program, also turned a semester of volunteering with animals into more than just school credit.
May 12, 2007
Candy bars and soda pop sales at Burbank schools are a thing of the past, following both the district's decree against sweets and a coming state law that bans their sale on campus. At all grade levels, the district has banned sale of candy for both personal consumption and for fundraising as well as the sale of sodas in anticipation of the California law, effective July 1. Teachers can no longer reward good behavior in class with Butterfinger and Snickers bars. "Effectively, you can't pass it out in schools," said Ted Bunch, a Burbank Unified School District board member.
July 25, 2009
BURBANK — Jack Cross leans over a sucrose-clogged counter and casually reveals his business philosophy — soda, candy and fun. Just three weeks after successfully landing Rocket Fizz Burbank at 2112 W. Magnolia Blvd., many are singing his praises, perhaps to the tune of Paul Anka’s “Diana,” which played on loop inside the converted liquor store. Cross, who opened the shop with Luke Jacobellis, said the temple to high-fructose corn syrup — a veritable storeroom filled with hundreds of bottled sodas and recollection-inducing treats — is as much an ode to 1950s and ’60s pop culture.
August 30, 2000
Will Rogers Perhaps it's just a calm before the storm, but there has been a dramatic, positive change in the tone of television commercials being broadcast by the reelection campaign of Rep. James Rogan. Gone are hysterical warnings that Rogan's opponent is an "extremist" committed to helping waves of illegal aliens flood into California, and eager to see welfare-dependent masses all become the bloodsucking clients of devious trial lawyers leveling frivolous lawsuits to victimize public-spirited and benevolent corporations.