Fronnie Lewis

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Disney makes major deal with Netflix

Netflix, the popular online movie service, has scored a huge deal with the Walt Disney Company. In a news release today, Disney announced a “… new multi-year licensing agreement that will make Netflix the exclusive U.S. subscription television service for first-run live-action and animated feature films from The Walt Disney Studios.”  The deal begins with 2013 direct-to-video releases and 2016 big […]
Saturday, December 1, 2012

More rain coming, but go ahead– shop

Time to get serious about that holiday shopping and gift buying. Cloudy skies and showers are in the forecast for this weekend —  with a 50 percent chance of rain today in B-town and 30 percent tomorrow. So be prepared. Take along an umbrella for possible raindrops. Also, you might need a coat or thick sweater. The temperatures expected to […]
Friday, November 30, 2012

UPDATED: Major problems at Bob Hope Airport

UPDATE: November 30, 2012 8:45 a.m. Take-off runway lights are back on at Bob Hope Airport. The announcement is on its website.   Technical problems at Bob Hope Airport after the lights on the main take-off runway failed. Repairs are underway — but no word yet on when the work will be finished. Yesterday, there were delays and cancellations of […]
Wednesday, November 28, 2012

City Buzz: Town hall meetings in Burbank

A short series of Burbank town hall meetings got off to a slow start last night with the first one taking place at David Starr Jordan Middle School over on South Mariposa Street. I arrived at around 6:30 p.m. and found a small gathering of city officials and a few residents chatting out front near a couple of food trucks. […]
Friday, November 23, 2012

Sunny and warm in Burbank today

It’s going to be a spring like day in the Media City. The forecast today is for a high in the mid-80s and the same for tomorrow. A cooling trend is expected by Sunday — but until then, we’ll have plenty of sunshine and warm temperatures.  Go ahead, go shopping for those Black Friday bargains, play, or just relax after […]
Thursday, November 22, 2012

City Buzz: Holiday tips, burglaries, and arrests in Burbank

  The Thanksgiving feast is just getting underway, but holiday shopping is on the minds of many. As the stores, shops, and malls prepare for the kick-off of the Christmas shopping season — and some bargain hunters get ready to head out hunting for those Black Friday specials — the Burbank Police Department has some holiday safety tips: like do […]
Saturday, November 17, 2012

More rain in the forecast this weekend for the Media City

  Keep that umbrella handy, showers are expected this morning and throughout the afternoon. A weather system is drifting down from up north  — bringing rain, cloudy skies, and cool temperatures. The high today is expected to reach only the mid-60s. The storm may clear out by Sunday — but expect more cloudy skies and chilly temps. In truth Southland […]
Thursday, November 15, 2012

IKEA moving forward with new store in Burbank

While the debate continues over the future and price tag for the present IKEA Burbank site, the Swedish home furnishing retailer is moving forward with plans to build another store in B-town. Today IKEA issued a statement announcing it is submitting plans to the City of Burbank for a new store because it has outgrown “the current location.” Meanwhile, the […]