May 2, 2009
We haven’t heard the last of Kimberly Jo To Kimberly Jo, I just wanted to take a minute to say I think you did a fantastic job of running for the Burbank City Council (“Precincts are sorted,” April 18). If it wasn’t for the thousands and thousands of advertising dollars thrown behind the three “good ol’ boys” who bested you by two local union political action committees, you would have easily made it into office. Quite a remarkable feat, indeed, young lady.
March 4, 2006
I'd driven past it a thousand times. The swinging doors intrigued me, but the place seemed a bit too bedraggled. Recently, a friend had told me the burgers there were good, so in my quest to bring readers all sides of Burbank cuisine, I pushed through the battered swinging doors of the Tin Horn Flats Bar and Grill. I was a green horn at the Tin Horn. The décor ? perhaps too strong a word ? is cowboy kitsch. Cowboy hat light fixtures, license plates, neon bar signs and throw rugs strewn across a worn plywood floor pretty much says it all. Yet surprisingly, Tin Horn Flats serves up some decent grub at bargain prices.
February 3, 2007
MAGNOLIA PARK DISTRICT — Stepping through the saloon-style doors into Tin Horn Flats Bar and Grill, there are no glaring indicators that the place is a haven for Chicago Bears fans. Old license plates are tacked to lacquered roof beams and a mounted deer's head surveys the room from a side wall. If anything, the Tin Horn exudes the rustic character of a cozy cowboy bar. But two weeks ago, the bar was ablaze with fans celebrating their team's National Football Conference victory, paving the way for the Bears' first Super Bowl appearance in 21 years.
January 20, 2001
Mary Mallory, Weekend GLENDALE -- Like a simmering fire, "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" suddenly erupts into flames when life's deceits and secrets are laid bare. A Noise Within's fine production of the Tennessee Williams classic removes the masks people often hide behind to camouflage their true identities from others and, most of all, themselves. As grasping, desperate family members return to the stifling atmosphere of the family's Mississippi plantation for Big Daddy's birthday, they unpack long-hidden deceits, acute self-interest and insatiable greed.
September 22, 2007
Armenian-American R&B singer and songwriter Maria will have a signing party for her new CD, ?Special Delivery,? from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Sidewalk Cafe, 901 W. Glenoaks Blvd., Glendale. For more information, go to www.myspace.com/singmaria. ? Illustrator/author Mike Mignola will be signing his book ?Baltimore: Or, the Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire,? at 2 p.m. at Dark Delicacies, 4213 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank. He will be joined by Johnny Legend, who will be signing his latest DVD, ?
March 18, 2000
Amber Willard BURBANK VILLAGE -- A handful of Burbank fire officials got something they weren't expecting last week -- a history lesson. Retired firefighter Howard Fraser was at the station March 13 to donate some of his old paraphernalia to the department's museum, which is shared with police. It was also the 88-year-old Burbank resident's first tour of the museum and facility. "I wouldn't know the first thing about how to operate these trucks," Fraser said as he eyed the engine on display in the museum, which is in the lobby of the Fire Department Headquarters on 3rd Street.
July 23, 2003
Molly Shore Don't tell Jennifer Ramirez and Tim Partee that you can't find true love in a bar. The couple, who met five years ago at Tin Horn Flats Bar and Grill, married there Sunday morning in front of about three dozen family members and friends. Partee's 6-year-old son, Westen, walked Ramirez down the aisle, and his 8-year-old daughter, Jennalin, was the maid of honor during a ceremony officiated by ordained minister Frank Woods, known as "The Marrying Guy."
September 15, 2007
Illustrator/author Mike Mignola will be signing his book ?Baltimore: Or, the Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire,? at 2 p.m. Saturday at Dark Delicacies, 4213 W. Burbank Blvd. He will be joined by Johnny Legend, who will be signing his latest DVD, ?Halloween in Hell.? The event will also include an appearance by actors Chuck Williams and Daniel Roebuck, who will be on hand to sign the DVD ?The Happy Haunting of America 10th Anniversary Collector?s Edition.? For more information, call (818)
March 23, 2005
Irish history set to music Musicians and dancers perform in "Get Reel," a historical entertainment program describing 500 years of the Irish. Musicians will play cultural instruments, including the banjo, bodhran, guitar and tin whistle at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Buena Vista Branch Library, 300 N. Buena Vista St. For more information, call (818) 238-5610. Open-enrollment applications taken Open-enrollment applications are being accepted now for students living in the Burbank Unified School District.
March 3, 2001
Tim Willert NORTHWEST DISTRICT -- Howard Fraser, a longtime Burbank firefighter known for his bagpipe-playing ability, died Sunday in his Burbank home, his son said. He was 89. Mr. Fraser, who was born Jan. 12, 1912, in Los Angeles, joined the Burbank Fire Department in 1943 and retired in 1970. He was a member of the department's bagpipe troupe and played his instrument in several Hollywood productions and Rose Parades, said his son, Douglas Fraser.