Fronnie Lewis

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Remembering Joe Cocker: May 20, 1944 – December 22, 2014

Joe Cocker had some strange moves when he sang on stage, but that was okay. It’s his gritty voice and passionate singing that will be remembered most. The pop and blues singer passed away yesterday reportedly after a battle with lung cancer. He was 70. Cocker shot to fame during the legendary Woodstock Festival in 1969. During his performance at […]
Monday, December 22, 2014

Two winning SuperLotto tickets in Arcadia, one worth $24 million

Lottery luck struck twice at the same retailer in Arcadia over the weekend. Two winning SuperLotto Plus tickets for last Saturday’s draw were purchased at the Golden Donut Place 104 East Foothill Boulevard  in Arcadia. One ticket hit the jackpot and is worth $24 million. The second ticket, got all but the Mega Ball correct, and will pay out $10, 866. Three […]
Thursday, December 18, 2014

Burbank Rose Float: Poinsettias and volunteers needed

  Those gorgeous red poinsettias brighten the holiday season and they are in much demand by the Burbank Tournament of Roses Association. If you have some to spare and would like to donate them to the 2015 Burbank Rose Float — you are asked to drop the plants off at the building site before December 28. The float construction barn is […]
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

City council candidate Chris Rizzotti speaks out on Burbank issues

Many of the candidates in the 2015 Burbank election are remaining true to tradition. Realtor/Burbank Planning Board vice-chair, Chris Rizzotti, is taking a different approach. Rizzotti’s campaign has been breaking all the rules since it started. Rizzotti announced his candidacy last March, months before any other council candidate. Along with that announcement, Rizzotti hit the Internet quickly with an extensive […]
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

In the wake of hacker threats, Sony cancels “The Interview”

  The hackers appear to be winning in the face-off with Sony Pictures. Today Sony canceled the Christmas Day release of the action comedy, “The Interview, ” after several major chains pulled the film from its theaters. “In light of the decision by the majority of our exhibitors not to show the film The Interview, we have decided not to […]
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Rain on the rooftop in Burbank

Raindrops falling and pounding on the rooftop this morning in Burbank. The heavy rain rolled in around 12:15 a,m. The stormy weather is expected to linger through much of Wednesday morning. It’s a cold rain, so bundle up and take along that umbrella. The national weather service is forecasting a high in the low 60’s for B-town, but another chilly […]
Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Photo Gallery: High-speed rail open house in Burbank

Close to a hundred concerned citizens visited an open house on the proposed California High-Speed Rail Project held at the Buena Vista Library on Monday, December 8. California High-Speed Rail Authority staffers were on hand with maps and graphics to show options being consideration for the Palmdale to Burbank Project section. The authority is responsible for overseeing the first high-speed rail […]
Monday, December 15, 2014

Election Buzz: Holiday baskets, endorsements, and ballot order

A number of candidates running for office in 2015 Burbank elections, were among the hundreds of volunteers who pitched in to help with that enormous effort to deliver some holiday joy to some of the less fortunate in our community. Among the candidates spotted at George Washington Elementary, 2322 North Lincoln Street, were Burbank School Board contender Dr. Armond Aghakhanian… […]
Sunday, December 14, 2014

Volunteers in Burbank deliver more than 500 holiday baskets

Hundreds of Burbank area families are enjoying a little extra holiday cheer thanks to the efforts of the annual Holiday Basket Program. It’s a huge effort that targets families with children in Burbank schools. For more than 60 years, the Burbank Coordinating Council  has partnered with local churches, organizations, city employees, community groups and individuals to make the holidays a little merrier […]