Friday, March 1, 2024

Two Burbank city officials are candidates in the March 5 Primary Election

                          Burbank Mayor Nick Schultz and former Mayor/City Councilmember Konstantine Anthony are currently running separate intense campaigns. Both politicians are in the upcoming March 5, California primary election. However, their campaigns are not related to their present positions in the Media City but to other offices. Mayor Schultz […]
Thursday, February 29, 2024

Three vote centers are open in Burbank

The 2024 California Primary Election is on March 5, but you can vote in person now at a vote center. The Los Angeles County Registrar-Record/County Clerk opened 119 vote centers throughout the county last weekend. Three are in Burbank. The Media City vote centers are located at the Magnolia Park United Methodist Church fellowship hall, 2828 West Magnolia Blvd., Buena […]
Sunday, January 21, 2024

Updated: Burbank Float wins 2024 Mayor Award and 2025 Tournament of Roses theme announced

The City of Burbank float gave a winning performance at the 135th Tournament of  Roses Parade in Pasadena on New Year’s Day. The parade theme for 2024 was “Celebrating a World of Music.” Burbank’s “Caterpillar Melody” won the Mayor Award. That trophy honors the most outstanding float from a participating city in the self-built category. The Burbank Tournament of Roses […]
Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Ex-Burbank schools employee arrested in connection with embezzlement investigation

A 38-year-old Burbank woman is at the center of an alleged embezzlement case at the Burbank Unified School District office. The suspected theft involves at least $10,000 missing from fees collected for the “Around the Bell” afterschool program. “BUSD will bring in a forensic auditor later this month to confirm the full extent of the loss. The district will work […]
Saturday, November 18, 2023

Burbank Arts Fall Festival postponed again due to bad weather

A touch of bad luck for the Burbank Fall Festival planned for Johnny Carson Park. Once again, bad weather is the reason. The festival set for today has been postponed for a second time. It happened last September for the same kind of cloudy skies and scattered showers we’re having today in the Media City. Also, we got rain overnight. […]
Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Hundreds of striking workers picket Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank

Hundreds of striking workers hit the picket lines at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank for a third straight day. SEIU-United Healthcare Workers West (SEIU-UHW) says 700 of its members are taking part in a 5-day work stoppage because of “bad faith bargaining and other illegal tactics meant to silence workers.” Yesterday, many of the picketers stood out in […]
Tuesday, October 10, 2023

A done deal: WGA membership overwhelmingly ratifies new contract

It’s a done deal. Writers Guild of America scribes officially give thumbs up to a new three year contract.  Yesterday, the WGA West announced on its website  the results of a contract vote by the rank and file. 99 percent of writers reportedly voted for the deal hammered out with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. This brings […]
Friday, October 6, 2023

Guest Post: A historic home can save you a bundle on your taxes in California

Do you love old homes?  I know I do.  24 years ago, my wife and I fell in love with a historic lake home back in our home state of Minnesota.  We bought it and have been painstakingly restoring it over the years with no benefits to ourselves beyond the satisfaction and pride it gives us.  Do you know that […]
Saturday, September 30, 2023

The fall festival planned for Johnny Carson Park today postponed

The fall festival scheduled for Johnny Carson Park in Burbank today is a no-go. The City of Burbank sent out an update yesterday afternoon announcing the postponement of the festival due to the “forecasted inclement weather.”  That is weather considered unsafe or undesirable for outdoor events. You can blame our cool temperatures, cloudy skies, and potential for some light rain […]
Monday, September 25, 2023

$5.4 million Powerball lottery ticket sold at liquor store in Burbank

A Powerball lottery winner is holding a ticket worth $5.4 million dollars. The ticket was bought for the September 23 draw at Thirst Quencher Liquor, 440 North Glenoaks Blvd here in Burbank.  The ticket shows five of the six winning numbers. It lacks the red Powerball number. Those lucky digits were 1, 12, 20, 3, 66 and the Powerball was […]
Monday, August 28, 2023

Get out the umbrellas, heat warning in Burbank and much of the Southland today

Excessive heat is blasting Burbank today, bringing out the umbrellas. Last Monday, folks here popped opened umbrellas to deal with lingering showers from what was left of tropical storm Hilary. A week later, umbrellas are being used as shields against a scorching sun. By 11 a.m. today, the temperature in the Media City had soared past 90 degrees. We’re expecting […]