Fronnie Lewis

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Scott LaChasse sworn in as Burbank police chief

Finally, it’s a done deal. Under overcast skies and before a large crowd on the steps of Burbank Police and Fire Headquarters, 200 North Third Street, Police Chief Scott LaChasse was sworn in by Los Angeles County District Attorney, Jackie Lacey. The swearing-in ceremony was attended by local residents, city employees, dignitaries, officials and law enforcement personnel from throughout the […]
Monday, June 3, 2013

Box office: “Fast & Furious 6” still king, Will Smith’s new film fizzles

Moviegoers are still hot for the fast cars and action of “Fast & Furious 6.” The sequel held onto the number spot at the domestic box office over the weekend leaving two new films eating its dust. “Fast & Furious 6” earned an estimated $34.5 million pushing its two week domestic total to around $170 million. In second, the new […]
Sunday, June 2, 2013

Photo Gallery: Burbank Verdugo pools set to open next Saturday

Pool time is coming to the Verdugo Recreation Center at Verdugo Avenue and California Street in Burbank. The pool was shutdown in 2008 and completely rebuilt. The new bigger and better pool “… features a 50-meter pool which can be configured for lap swimming or recreational use. One-meter and three-meter diving boards are available for use during recreational swim times., ” […]
Saturday, June 1, 2013

Severe weather whips up deadly twisters in Oklahoma again

  More severe weather in parts of the U.S. today. Yesterday, Oklahoma got slammed by deadly tornadoes again.  Five twisters rolled through the state, killing at least 9 people in the state and injuring more than 70 others. Back on May 20, a massive tornado, the most powerful EF5, ripped through Moore, Oklahoma — killing two dozen and causing incredible […]
Friday, May 31, 2013

Not one but two dry-ice blasts at Disneyland

  Disneyland employee/soft drink vendor, 22-year-old Christian Barnes, reportedly pleaded not guilty to possessing a destructive device in a public place. Barnes was arraigned in Orange County Superior Court yesterday and is due back in court next Friday, June 7, for a pretrial hearing. During the court proceeding on Thursday prosecutors revealed, Barnes is the suspect in not one but […]
Thursday, May 30, 2013

Internet star cat gets movie deal

Is this the face of a movie star? Well, some Hollywood producers think so. Grumpy Cat, as she is known, has landed a movie deal for a Garfield-like flick, according to Deadline. Grumpy Cat, who’s real name is Tartar Sauce, is an Internet star. The feline has more than 900,000 likes on her Facebook page. Also, the sour-faced critter has […]
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Employee arrested in Disneyland explosion

  A Disney employee reportedly is being held on a $1 million dollars bail today in connection with that dry-ice explosion near Mickey’s Toontown attraction, in the Disneyland theme park in Anaheim late yesterday. The dry-ice was apparently inside a bottle, which was tossed into a trash can. The blast was described as being small — no damages nor injuries. […]
Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Entertainment Bits: “Fast & Furious 6,” Rick Springfield sells a novel, and NBC’s relief concert for tornado victims

Box office bonanza “Fast & Furious 6 ” burned rubber all over the competition Memorial Day weekend. Not a whole lot of new moves in this sequel, but moviegoers did not care. They love this franchise. “Fast &  Furious 6”  took in $120 million for its debut in the U.S. The top six films helped generate more than $300 million […]
Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day 2013: Fun, sun, and remembering the fallen

The stars and stripes are flying. Some folks had their flags out over the weekend. It’s one simple, but poignant way to remember the fallen — those who died fighting for or in service to our country. As we enjoy the grilling, the shopping, the fun in the sun this Memorial Day in Burbank and elsewhere, Americans should take a […]