Fronnie Lewis

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Shout-out to two Burbank parents — homework crusaders

It’s perfectly normal for kids to complain about homework. However, homework assignments have become a pain for many parents as well. A  survey sent out by the John Burroughs High School PTA got a lot of complaints from parents about the stress and disruption to family life caused by  heavy loads of homework. Here are some quotes from parents collected […]
Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Burbank PD cracking down on traffic violators

Burbank Police motor officers appeared to be out in force and on the look out for traffic violators. Around 7:45 a.m.I saw two traffic stops on Buena Vista Street near Olive Avenue.  “That is one of our problematic intersection for traffic collisions around commute time,” BPD Sergeant Adam Cornils told  Media City Groove in an email. The apparent crack down […]
Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Showbiz Buzz: Clint Eastwood, Steven Spielberg, and more

Superstar director/producer/actor, Clint Eastwood, has selected another project about a real-life hero. Eastwood has signed on to tell the story of pilot, Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, who managed to land a crippled jet airliner, packed with passengers and crew, on New York’s Hudson River in 2009. Last year, Eastwood received accolades for “American Sniper” ( 2014) , which is about one of […]
Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Feeling lucky? Mega Millions jackpot hits $253 million

Feeling Lucky? If so, you might want to pick up a Mega Millions lottery ticket. That lottery jackpot will be at least $253 million tonight — the eight largest in the Mega Millions game in the past five years. The jackpot got pumped with a new batch of millions after no ticket had all of the winning numbers in last […]
Monday, June 1, 2015

Ex-Olympian Bruce Jenner officially comes out as a woman

The gold medal winner of the 1976 Olympic decathlon and member of the much talked about Kardashian klan, Bruce Jenner, is continuing to create a lot of buzz. First, with the announcement of his plans to make a transition to a woman and now publicly introducing the world to Caitlyn. Jenner revealed his new female image on the cover of July’s Vanity […]
Monday, June 1, 2015

New water restrictions take effect today in Burbank

New stiffer water restrictions take effect in Burbank today. So if you were planning on doing ANY outside watering — don’t! It’s a violation of Stage III of the City’s Sustainable Water Use Ordinance, which the city council implemented last month. Watch out. City officials will be on the lookout for water wasters. The new restrictions are the result of the […]
Friday, May 29, 2015

Mega millions jackpot balloons to $233 million

No one hit the jackpot in last Tuesday’s Mega Millions draw, but one California player came pretty close. Charles Messenger, a computer administration employee in Salinas, matched all the winning numbers, except the Mega Ball. That lucky ticket is worth $2.7 million. Messenger bought 20 $1 quick picks at Star Market 1275 South Main Street in Salinas last Sunday and one of […]
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Quake expert Dr. Lucy Jones reviews “San Andreas” movie

The earthquake disaster film, “San Andreas,” opens this Friday and is expected to rake in at least $40 million at the box office. A premiere for the movie was held last night in Hollywood. Among the stars, U.S. Geological Survey seismologist and the number one go-to-earthquake expert in the Southland, Dr. Lucy Jones. After the event, Dr. Jones posted a critique […]
Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Burbank cracks down on water wasters

Burbank is cracking down hard on water wasters. Last week, Burbank Water and Power reportedly fined 16  repeat offenders , all residents, $100 each after they “… were contacted several times previously but continued to waste water, such as watering on the wrong day or during daylight hours,” according to a news release from the BWP today. Last month, the Burbank […]