March 14, 2009
TODAY The 2012 Quantum Leap celebration will be from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m Sunday at the Burbank Marriot Hotel and Convention Center, 2500 Hollywood Way, Burbank. The event will celebrate the prediction of a positive change in 2012. Singers, bestselling authors and spiritual leaders will perform and speak during the event. Tickets are $195 for the weekend. Proceeds assist the 2012 One Heart Foundation to support children in Tibet and Guatemala.
May 27, 2009
In the book, “Invisible China: A Journey Through Ethnic Borderlands,” former Glendale resident Colin Legerton and Jacob Rawson turn a trip to the rural edges of the world’s most populous nation — to study ethnic minority linguistics of all things — into a fun experience for themselves and the reader. The book begins and ends with short, informative essays on the People’s Republic of China and its history of assimilating the 56 classified ethnic groups within its borders.
March 25, 2009
A group of film enthusiasts are sitting back and letting the reel unwind on the first Burbank International Film Festival running through Sunday at Woodbury University. “Everything is done and now we can enjoy it,” festival Executive Director Sharon Wissel said. The festival is the baby of Burbank resident Val Tonione, festival president and founder. He produced the San Fernando Valley International Film festival from 2003 to 2007 at the Beverly Garland Holiday Inn in North Hollywood, he said.
February 7, 2012
Bill Burke's childhood home was carved into the side of the Verdugo hills. At age 70, he will attempt to carve a record on the tallest mountain in the world. He remembers as a kid roaming the dusty paths and sun-beaten brush of his Burbank backyard on the east side of the Verdugos near Glendale. Burke, the son of former Burbank Mayor Earle William Burke, and his family eventually moved to another part of the mountain - from La Rambla in the east to Groton Drive near Stough Canyon.
February 27, 2010
President Obama welcomed the Dalai Lama to the White House last week. The visit had been postponed since last year, due to concerns that it could ?trouble the waters ahead of a U.S.-China summit last fall,? according to a story that aired on KCRW-FM?s ?Which Way, L.A.? The Dalai Lama visited the White House as a religious leader, not as a statesman. The Dalai Lama also appeared alongside musician Sheryl Crow in a visit to Southern California over the weekend, where he spoke on behalf of a nonprofit organization.