Fronnie Lewis

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Updated: FBI and U.S. Justice Dept. decline to file charges in BPD probe

After extensive investigations into the now infamous 2007 Porto’s Bakery robbery in Burbank, the FBI and the U.S. Department have declined to file charges against any police personnel. In 2009, The Feds began looking into allegations of excessive force and civil rights violation by Burbank police involved in the investigation of that robbery. Late yesterday, Burbank Police Chief, Scott LaChasse, […]
Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Coke and Pepsi removing flame retardant chemical from drinks

   One person can make a difference. Coke and Pepsi are removing a flame retardant ingredient from their drinks in response to online petitions initiated by a Mississippi teenager. First, Sarah Kavanagh went after Pepsi for using BVO, brominated vegetable oil, in its Gatorade sports drink. BVO contains bromine, which is used in brominated flame retardant. Kavanagh’s petition got 200,000 signatures […]
Sunday, May 4, 2014

Review: Good eats at Big Mama’s and Papa’s Pizzeria in Burbank

To my surprise, we got some pretty good eats at Big Mama’s and Papa’s Pizzeria in Burbank. It’s hard to live up to the hype from the 2014 Academy Awards pizza delivery stunt and all that attention from the Ellen Degeneres Show. Nevertheless, we left this pizza joint full and satisfied after a quick-lunch last week. However, it almost did […]
Sunday, May 4, 2014

Around the Southland: Meryl Streep selling newly purchased home

    The highly acclaimed actress, Meryl Streep, is trying to sell a newly purchased home in the Hollywood Hills for way more than she paid for it. Streep bought an ultra modern house above Sunset Plaza on the Sunset Strip, for $4.5 million in February of 2013, according to the Zillow blog. The 1950s home had been extensively remodeled in […]
Friday, May 2, 2014

Job fair in Burbank today

Job fair in Burbank today for a new restaurant opening in the downtown area. Tender Greens serves “… “fresh, healthy, chef-inspired, farmer’s market sensible dishes at an affordable price in a relaxed environment,” according to the company website. The eatery had been scheduled to open this summer at 325 North San Fernando Road. Now, it looks like the remodeling will […]