Fronnie Lewis

Friday, March 21, 2014

Twitter celebrates 8th birthday — who has the most followers?

Twitter is singing a birthday song today. In 2006, on this day the first tweet was sent out using 140 characters or less. Eight years later, millions of tweets, sometimes with images, photos, and videos, are sent out daily. Twitter has become a juggernaut  — difficult to control — hard to ban. Turkey Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, became irate at the […]
Friday, March 21, 2014

Starbucks offering booze in some stores

You make soon be dropping into your favorite Starbucks for more than a cup of Joe. After promoting  itself as a great place to buy coffee, the chain is now working on being your favorite happy hours place as well. As part of a new Starbucks Evenings program, some of  its outlets are offering wine and beer along with a speciality […]
Thursday, March 20, 2014

Another earthquake! We felt it in Burbank

Another earthquake! The Media City got hit by a quake at 7:17 p.m. this evening. The U.S. Geological Survey place the shaker at 7 miles west of Universal City. Here in Burbank, it felt like a sharp quick shake or jolt. It measured 2.7 magitude. Not a biggie, but enough to rattle some  nerves. It was just on Monday, March […]
Thursday, March 20, 2014

Sunny and warm on first day of spring in the Media City

The sun is shining and the temperature is warm on this the first day of spring in the Media City. The roses and other flowers are opening up, filling the air with color and fragrance. As lovely as it is — there is a nice change in the forecast for the next few days. Today’s high is expected to be around […]
Thursday, March 20, 2014

Health Alert: A case of flea-borne typhus in Burbank

A case of flea-borne typhus discovered in Burbank. The Los Angeles County Vector Control has confirmed the case, according to a community bulletin sent out today by the city of Burbank. Endemic typhus fever (aka: murine typhus or flea-borne typhus) is a disease caused by a bacteria known as Rickettsia. The disease is not transmitted person to person. Infected fleas spread […]
Thursday, March 20, 2014

Heads up: Burbank meeting, contest, and Nickelodeon project

   Caltrans officials are hosting a special community meeting this evening to update the public on the 1-5 highway and Empire construction project in Burbank. The improvements include: Adding carpool lanes between Magnolia Blvd. and Buena Vista St. Constructing a new interchange at I-5 and Empire Ave. Reconstructing the Burbank Blvd. overcrossing and realigning ramps Elevating the railroad at Buena Vista […]
Wednesday, March 19, 2014

No jackpot winner, but Burbank store still lucky

  The $400 million Mega Millions jackpot is history. Two lottery ticket players in last night’s draw will split the money pot. For the first time, Florida has a Mega Millions jackpot winner, and the other player bought the winning ticket in Maryland. The hot numbers: 11, 19, 24, 33, 51, and the Mega Ball 7. California was not completely shut […]
Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Toyota agrees to pay $1.2 billion fine in criminal fraud case

A major setback for Toyota, one of the world’s most respected and trusted automakers. Today the U.S. Justice Department announced the Japanese automaker had agreed to pay a $1.2 billion fine in order to avoid a criminal fraud charge. This is the largest fine ever against an automaker. The criminal charge stems from an investigation into the sticky gas pedal/floor […]
Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Stones postpone concerts, Jagger pays tribute to deceased lover

Following the tragic death of Mick Jagger’s partner, L’Wren Scott, the The Rolling Stones have postponed 7 shows in Australia and New Zealand, according to Rolling Stone magazine. In a statement the Stones said they plan to “… reschedule these postponed shows at a later date.” Fashion designer and celebrity stylist, L’Wren Scott, was found dead in her New  York City […]