April 17, 2012
A new Crunch gym has opened in downtown Burbank following the huge success of the company's West Hollywood location, which has become a trendy work-out spot for celebrities and entertainment-industry types. Burbank's identity as the “entertainment capital of the world” should fit right in with the gym's L.A. branding, according to company officials. It's only the second Crunch gym in the Los Angeles area, said Amita Balla, general manager of the new gym, located at 761 N. San Fernando Blvd., above Barnes & Noble.
December 29, 2001
With a simple message, "Happy Holidays from Chad Celi," the 1995 Crescenta Valley High grad is spreading good cheer in a big way -- on two billboards, one on the Sunset Strip above the Saddle Ranch Chop House, 8371 W. Sunset Blvd. in West Hollywood, and the other in Times Square. The statement will remain through New Year's Day. "What happened Sept. 11 made me suddenly feel much more connected to my family and friends and compassion for people I didn't even know," the 24-year-old released in a prepared statement.
September 24, 2008
Send DATEBOOK items to Burbank Leader, 221 N. Brand Blvd., 2nd Floor, Glendale, CA 91203 or fax to (818) 241-1975. Submissions must be received two weeks before publication. ? A Noise Within presents preview performances of Shakespeare?s ?Hamlet? 8 p.m. tonight, Thursday and Friday at the theater, 234 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale. The production opens Saturday and continues in repertory through Dec. 7. Tickets range from $40 to $44 with discounts for students and seniors.
April 18, 2007
Three suffer injuries in food court crash Three people were injured at Costco on Tuesday when a 66-year-old driver backed his vehicle into the outdoor food court. Burbank Police Department officers arrested the driver, Robert Livingston, of West Hollywood, on suspicion of driving under the influence of a prescription medication, Burbank Police Sgt. Matthew Ferguson said. As a result of the accident, a 29-year-old woman received contusions to the left side of her body and her 1-year-old daughter was thrown from her stroller, he said.
June 30, 2007
The following items were taken from reports filed at Burbank Police department : 2600 block of North Hollywood Way: A 35-year-old West Hollywood woman reported Tuesday that $955 in jewelry went missing on an airline trip between Burbank and Oakland. 2100 block of North Glenoaks Boulevard: A 30-year-old Burbank man reported Tuesday that a catalytic converter had been stolen from his 1994 Toyota. 600 block of East Cypress Avenue: A 55-year-old Burbank man reported on Tuesday that the driver's-side window of his 1994 Honda had been smashed.
December 10, 2009
CITY HALL — Burbank became the eighth city in North America to ban the declawing of cats, after weeks of testimony and political squabbling. The City Council voted 4 to 1 Tuesday to join Los Angeles, San Francisco and other cities in outlawing cat declawing in anticipation of a state law that bars cities and counties from enacting such bans after Jan. 1. Police Capt. Janice Lowers, who oversees the Burbank Animal Shelter, capped nearly two hours of public testimony with a recommendation to the council to move ahead with the ban. “Even though it’s a small issue, I think it’s still important for the city of Burbank to support an issue that is morally the right thing to do,” Vice Mayor Anja Reinke said.
February 8, 2006
charles schriddeWestern impressionist Charles Schridde's paintings capture the excitement of a rodeo.As a boy, Charles Schridde dreamed of being a cowboy. "I played cowboy, and Tom Mix was my favorite cowboy movie actor," he said. Schridde once saved up about 100 box tops from hot cereal boxes and turned them in for a six-shooter with wooden bullets. "The little bullets would just plop out only a few inches," he said. "I slept with it under my pillow." Now the 79-year-old illustrates a cowboy's way of life in his oil paintings under the genre of western impressionism.
July 21, 2012
Hollywood has Musso & Frank Grill, and West Hollywood has that lovable old hussy, the Formosa Cafe. For a squinting glimpse of old Hollywood glamour, Burbank turns to the SmokeHouse. It's a joint that's been serving up prime rib and iceberg wedges since 1946. Where Bing Crosby and Bob Hope sated their appetites. Where Frank Sinatra ate his filet mignon sauteed with tomatoes, peppers and onions and served over linguine. Order the Steak Sinatra and see if you share Frank's tastes. In its current location, where it moved in 1949, across from Warner Bros., the SmokeHouse has been a decades-spanning draw for actors, writers, even extras.
July 24, 2002
Molly Shore During the school year, Brian Kukan teaches math at John Burroughs High School. But come summer, the 26-year-old sheds his educator's persona and becomes what many young boys and grown men fantasize about -- a rock 'n' roll musician. Kukan and three other residents formed The Reese Place Band, making its first professional appearance Saturday at The Whisky in West Hollywood. "We're classic rock, but at the same time we're funky," said Mike Lizarraga, acoustic guitarist and lead singer.