Fronnie Lewis

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Power and prejudice: Burbank City Council elects new mayor

I watched the reorganization meeting of the Burbank City Council on the city website this morning. I spoke later with someone who had been in the city council chambers during that all important meeting and we both agreed it was unusually quick and somber, but with one major surprise. Vice-Mayor Dave Golonski getting the votes to move up to mayor, […]
Monday, April 30, 2012

“Think Like a Man” repeats as #1 box office hit and “The Avengers” are coming

The hot romantic comedy, “Think Like a Man” managed another slam dunk at the box office over the weekend. Based on comedian/entertainer Steve Harvey’s self-help relationship best seller, “Act Like  a Lady, Think Like a Man,” the film earned $17.6 million — holding on to the title of number one movie the country for the second straight week. “Think Like […]
Monday, April 30, 2012

Mega Millions jackpot cracks the $100 million mark again

Another big money Mega Millions lottery draw coming up. Today that moolah stash is up to $102 million. The jackpot grew by several million last Friday, when no one selected the correct numbers in that draw. Those winning numbers: 2, 5, 45, 46, 47, and the Mega number 37. Two California players got all but the Mega correct. Each one […]
Saturday, April 28, 2012

A hot one in Burbank

  It’s going to be a hot one today. The forecast is for a high of 89 in the Media City.  No clouds, very little wind — just plenty of heat and sunshine. Tomorrow is supposed to be cooler — but still expect  temps in the 80s. Enjoy the weekend!
Friday, April 27, 2012

Consumers cutting back due to high gas prices

Gasoline prices at the pump have come down, but not by much. The average price of a gallon of regular gas nationwide today is $3.82 — a month ago, it was $3.91 , according to AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge Report.  Locally, in the Los Angeles-Long Beach area, the average for regular is quite a bit higher than the national average, […]
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Latest on violent incident at Burbank councilman’s business office

  A person of interest reportedly has been interviewed in connection with that brick through the window incident at Burbank Councilman David Gordon’s optometry office on Hollywood Way last month. It happened on March 16 at around 10 p.m. and according to Burbank Police Officer, Joshua Kendrick, a suspect “.. was last seen fleeing the scene, southbound on Hollywood Way in […]
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Dr. Jane Goodall 2013 Tournament of Roses Grand Marshal

Legendary scientist and conservationist, Dr. Jane Goodall, is the Grand Marshal for the 2013 Tournament of Roses festivities. The big announcement was made today in Pasadena. “We selected our theme, ‘Oh, the Places You’ll Go!’ with Dr. Goodall in mind as Grand Marshal,” said Tournament of Roses President Sally Bixby in a PR newswire release.  “The theme can be interpreted as […]
Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Updated: Burbank teacher honored as 2012 National Teacher of the Year

Burbank teacher, Rebecca Mieliwocki, was honored as the 2012 National Teacher of the Year by President Obama at the White House today. The 7th grade English teacher at Luther Burbank Middle School brought along her parents who are both public school teachers as well. President Obama praised Mieliwocki as one of the best: “When kids finish a year in Rebecca’s […]