Fronnie Lewis

Friday, August 17, 2012

Entertainment Bits: MJ’s will reviewed, Facebook stock down again, WGA-West slams Verizon/cable deals

No surprise that a family feud is underway over the very rich estate of the late pop legend, Michael Jackson. Some of the superstar’s disgruntled siblings have charged his will is a fake. Yes, that’s the will that left the singer’s fortune to various charities, his mother, and his children and nothing to his brothers and sisters.  Forbes investigated MJ’s […]
Thursday, August 16, 2012

Summer dreams and the Mega Millions jackpot hits $45 million

Feeling lucky? Dreaming of hitting the big one or just getting some extra cash to cruise through the rest of the summer? You might be able to pick up some dough in the Mega Millions lottery. The jackpot is at least $45 million for tomorrow’s draw. For as little as one dollar for a single Mega Millions ticket, you might […]
Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Talk of the Town: Omar Rodriguez settlement and discontent in the BPD

A lot of folks want to know the details of the settlement handed to former Burbank Police Lieutenant, Omar Rodriguez, by the city of Burbank. And rightly so. Rodriguez was fired in April 2010, after filing a 2009  lawsuit with several minority Burbank police officers, complaining of illegal activity in the department, including discrimination and retaliation. The lawsuit and the fallout […]
Monday, August 13, 2012

Heat wave continues: Another excessive heat warning

A relentless heat wave continues to bake Burbank and the rest of the Southland. A hot air mass is hovering over the region. An excessive heat warning went into effect this morning through late evening for portions of the valleys and mountains in So Cal. Yesterday the high hit 100 again in B-town and we can expected it to be […]
Friday, August 10, 2012

Talk of the Town: School board appointment controversy

A lot of chatter  in B-town and on the Internet about the appointment of Burbank Police Lieutenant, John Dilibert, as an interim school board member — to complete the term of Debbie Kukta — who recently stepped down to take the interim position of city treasurer. Lt. Dilibert narrowly won out over former Park, Recreation, Community Services board member/chair and political strategist, […]
Friday, August 10, 2012

Another scorcher! Cooling center hours extended in Burbank

Another blazing hot day in Burbank. The forecast is for a high of at least 100 today and for a sizzling weekend, too. Meanwhile, the city of Burbank is extending the hours of one of its cooling centers — due to the continued heat wave: “Now that the extreme high temperatures are expected to continue through Sunday, the City is […]
Thursday, August 9, 2012

Burbank Community YMCA gets big money donation

The Burbank Community YMCA has received a $250,000 commitment from the Cusumano family — owners of the large commercial and residential property firm, Cusumano Real Estate Group. The Burbank Y made the announcement on Tuesday in a news release. “The Cusumanos’ generous donation will go a long way in supporting the Y’s work—even beyond the needed building improvements,” JC Holt, […]
Wednesday, August 8, 2012

UPDATED: Earthquake: Did you feel it?

12:20 p.m. Wednesday More rattling and rolling in So Cal — and again, most of it near Yorba Linda. At around 9:33 a.m. this morning, a 4.5 quake near that city — followed by a 3.4 shaker also not far from Yorba Linda. No reports of damage or injuries, but probably a lot of frayed nerves in that town. Did […]