August 24, 2009
I have a bone to pick with Donna Huffaker Evans’ review of Steve’s Burgers (“Beefy competition among burgers,” Aug. 1). I don’t think it’s possible to judge three burgers fairly, or accurately, by eating a couple of bites, driving to the next chosen burger joint, nibbling again, and finally, chowing down in the confines of one’s vehicle. What kind of review can you give to any one of these burgers? Not a good one, I can assure you. I confess I’ve never had a burger from the Great White Hut or Senior Nacho, but I have had one from Steve’s Burgers, and they’re beyond delicious.
December 19, 2001
Karen S. Kim BURBANK -- Employees of local Burger Kings served more than burgers and fries this year during the holiday season. They served a healthy helping of charity. Instead of a holiday gift exchange between employees, the 225 workers at seven area Burger Kings used the money to buy toys for needy children. The altruistic idea came from Chris Schmutzer, the director of operations for RP Restaurants Inc., which owns and operates three Burger Kings in Glendale, one in La Crescenta, one in Burbank, one in Sunland and one in Eagle Rock.
May 17, 2013
It's a billboard custom-tailored to grammar buffs. "Every day we help people get back to their everyday," proclaims the ad for Keck Medical Center of USC. In that single sentence, the copy writer does more to help people with grammar than I probably will in this whole column. But I'll give it a long-winded shot anyway. The best thing about this line of marketing copy, grammar-wise at least, is that it succinctly illustrates something far too few people know - that both every day and everyday are valid forms.
April 9, 2008
Bill in Los Angeles wrote recently to ask about agreement issues. ?Which of these,? he asked, ?is correct? 1. When women smoke, they may damage their fetus. 2. When women smoke, they may damage their fetuses. Joseph Williams? ?Style: Ten Lessons in Clarity and Grace? gives No. 1 with the singular as the correct answer. What is the rule for this problem? To be honest, I?ve polled a dozen grammar experts across the country and received different answers. Each expert seems pretty certain that he or she is right.
August 1, 2009
There?s something unseemly and a little gluttonous about driving from hamburger stand to hamburger stand, tasting the charbroiled sandwiches, then piling up the beefy booty and wheeling across town to do it all over again. Not to mention, each grease-splotched paper bag plopped into my front seat served as a reminder to get my lipids checked. ?Next time, I swear, it?ll be salads,? I told my burgeoning image in the visor mirror. But, in the name of journalism, I forwent worrying about triglycerides, and forged on to find the best hamburger stand from the Burbank-Glendale-La Crescenta area.