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Thursday, August 29, 2013

“Ladies Night Out” — Friday night party in Magnolia Park

Magnolia Park in Burbank is getting ready for its monthly street party, “Ladies Night Out.” This Friday night affair is to “… celebrate small businesses and the customers that keep us thriving,” according to the Ladies Night Out Burbank website. Started back in 2010 by women’s clothing boutique, Encore Nouveau, “Ladies Night Out” has expanded to include numerous shops and businesses […]
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

President Obama honors the dreamer and his dream

      President Barack Obama spoke today at the “Let Freedom Ring ” ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the historical March on Washington and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I have A Dream” speech. The president delivered his remarks at the foot of the Lincoln Memorial in D.C., where the civil rights leader stirred the hearts […]
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Sidewalks on North Screenland Drive approved: Controversy may not be over

The Burbank City Council made a decision on sidewalks for North Screenland Drive last night. Despite passionate arguments to from a small group of residents, Councilman, Bob Frutos, and Vice-Mayor, David Gordon; the majority voted for the construction of the sidewalks. For the record: Mayor Emily Gabel-Luddy, Councilmen Gary Bric and Jess Talamantes voted “yes” on the sidewalk project. Vice-Mayor […]
Tuesday, August 27, 2013

City Buzz: Burbank sidewalk controversy – what’s the solution?

The 1900 block of North Screenland Drive sidewalk controversy has been festering, brewing, and churning for several years. Finding a solution is not going to be easy. Tonight, the Burbank City Council is scheduled to decide whether or not to go forward with the installation of sidewalks on this residential street near Luther Burbank Middle School. The sidewalk project is […]
Monday, August 26, 2013

Going to be hot,hot in Burbank today!

  Get out the umbrellas, hats, and sunglasses! The Media City is sizzling today with temperatures in the upper 80s before 10:30 a.m. When that happens you know it’s going to be a hot one in B-town. Also, the weather may get a little weird– there’s a 20- 25 percent chance of rain — even some thunderstorms in the forecast. […]
Monday, August 26, 2013

Burbank sidewalk controversy revisited: An opposing view

Those opposed to installing sidewalks on North Screenland Drive tend to be passionate and tenacious about their position. None more so than long-time resident and North Screenland Drive resident, Janet Strong. She’s a retired motion costume artist turned activist and occasional guest blogger on Media City Groove. Here’s Strong’s opinion post, which appeared  in “Community Views: Sidewalk rift, common decency, and […]
Sunday, August 25, 2013

Burbank sidewalk controversy revisted: A supporting view

The issue of sidewalks on North Screenland Drive has blown up into a huge controversy since the first vote on the matter by the Burbank City Council back in December of 2010. At that time, by a three-to-two vote, the council supported the majority of the residents who do not want sidewalks on their street. However, Councilman, Gary Bric, changed […]
Sunday, August 25, 2013

“The Butler” still king of the domestic box office

The historical drama and Oscar contender, “Lee Daniels’ ‘The Butler,” scored domestic box office gold again this weekend. The drama, starring Oprah Winfrey and Forest Whitaker, held onto the number one spot for the second week in a row, despite challenges from a group of new films. “The Butler” appears to be expanding its audience from mostly older African Americans to […]