Fronnie Lewis

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Compost event in Burbank today with freebies and giveaways

Today you can learn the right moves for recycling waste materials into rich environmentally-friendly compost at the Burbank Recycle Center at 500 South Flower Street. It starts at 8 a.m. runs until noon,  with a compost workshop set to get underway at 10 a.m. The event will feature giveaways, including free compost bins for eligible Media City residents. For more […]
Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Labor trouble at Burbank hospital

A noisy picket line on West Alameda Avenue in front of Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank yesterday drew stares from many and horn blasts of support from some motorists. The demonstrators marched, blew whistles, and waved picket signs for several hours. Paul Matakiewicz, chief negotiator for SEIU-UHW, says 80 members took part in the demonstration, which he characterized […]
Friday, June 15, 2012

Regular gas under $4 a gallon in Burbank!

Some relief for consumers at the pump. Over the past few weeks, gasoline prices have been steadily declining and have now dipped below the $4 a gallon for regular mark in the Media City.  In some places here regular gas is now selling for between $3.90 to $3.99 a gallon. Today the average price for that grade of gas in […]
Thursday, June 14, 2012

Landmark Burbank restaurant re-opens

A Burbank landmark, Frank’s Coffee Shop and Restaurant, 916 West Olive Avenue, is back in business, after falling on hard times and having to close its doors several weeks ago. Today during the pre-opening,  manager and former owner, Jose Lopez, and his staff were serving customers just like old times at Frank’s. One customer, chowing down on a hot turkey […]
Thursday, June 14, 2012

Disney launches The Art of “Frankenweenie” Exhibition

Walt Disney Studios has launched a special exhibit to promote director Tim Burton’s upcoming stop-motion animated feature film, “Frankenweenie.” The Art of “Frankenweenie” Exhibition is set to premiere in Barcelona, Spain, at CineEurope, June 18-21, and in the U.S. at Comic-Con 2012 in San Diego, California, July 11-15, according to a PRNewswire release. During the tour, the exhibition will be making stops […]
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Lottery dreams: Southland winner plans to share good fortune

Lottery dreams are coming true for one Southland Mega Millions winner. A couple of days ago, Kenneth Bowyer cashed in his lucky double-M ticket for $177, 891. That ticket had all of the winning numbers from last Friday’s draw, except the mega ball. The winning numbers: 9, 4, 34, 48, 40, and the Mega 25.  The lucky ticket was bought […]
Sunday, June 10, 2012

AFI Life Achievement Award 2012 goes to actress Shirley MacLaine

Hollywood superstar, Shirley MacLaine, is the recipient of the AFI Life Achievement award for 2012, according to a PR Newswire release.  Maclaine has won more than 40 awards including best actress for “Terms of Endearment” (1983). She has appeared in numerous films and  is best known for her acting in “The Apartment” (1960), “Sweet Charity” (1961), “The Turning Point” (1977), […]