Media City

Friday, May 31, 2013

Not one but two dry-ice blasts at Disneyland

  Disneyland employee/soft drink vendor, 22-year-old Christian Barnes, reportedly pleaded not guilty to possessing a destructive device in a public place. Barnes was arraigned in Orange County Superior Court yesterday and is due back in court next Friday, June 7, for a pretrial hearing. During the court proceeding on Thursday prosecutors revealed, Barnes is the suspect in not one but […]
Thursday, May 30, 2013

Internet star cat gets movie deal

Is this the face of a movie star? Well, some Hollywood producers think so. Grumpy Cat, as she is known, has landed a movie deal for a Garfield-like flick, according to Deadline. Grumpy Cat, who’s real name is Tartar Sauce, is an Internet star. The feline has more than 900,000 likes on her Facebook page. Also, the sour-faced critter has […]
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Employee arrested in Disneyland explosion

  A Disney employee reportedly is being held on a $1 million dollars bail today in connection with that dry-ice explosion near Mickey’s Toontown attraction, in the Disneyland theme park in Anaheim late yesterday. The dry-ice was apparently inside a bottle, which was tossed into a trash can. The blast was described as being small — no damages nor injuries. […]
Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day 2013: Fun, sun, and remembering the fallen

The stars and stripes are flying. Some folks had their flags out over the weekend. It’s one simple, but poignant way to remember the fallen — those who died fighting for or in service to our country. As we enjoy the grilling, the shopping, the fun in the sun this Memorial Day in Burbank and elsewhere, Americans should take a […]
Thursday, May 16, 2013

Southwest Airlines scores high in new study

When it comes to customer satisfaction, Southwest Airlines is flying high. The airlines, a frequent flyer out of  Burbank’s Bob Hope Airport, ranked second only to JetBlue  Airways for low cost carriers in the J.D. Power and Associates’ 2013 North America Airline Satisfaction study. Out of a total points of 1,000, JetBlue led the list of low-cost carriers with 787, […]
Monday, May 13, 2013

Another scorcher in the Southland

  The heat is on throughout the Southland today. Here in B-town, the forecast is for a high of 97. Well, we reached that temperature before noon today in the Media City. So keep the water handy and try to hang out in air conditioned places. In other words, not a good afternoon to play tennis or a round of […]
Sunday, May 12, 2013

UPDATED: A super hot Mother’s Day in the Media City

UPDATED: 4:00 p.m. — Whew! It’s now 102 in the Media City. UPDATED: 3:07 p.m. — We’re baking in Burbank. The high is 99 degrees! You know it’s going to be really hot in B-town when the temperature hits 80 before 9 a.m. Yup! That’s the case on this Mother’s Day here in the Media City. The forecast is for a […]
Monday, May 6, 2013

Photo Gallery: Gusher in Burbank

A broken reclaimed water hydrant, on California Street near the Verdugo Recreation Center, spewed gallons of water into the air this morning  at around 9 :45 a m. The geyser flooded some areas of the street and produced an incredible tower of water, which appeared to shot right up into the rain clouds. A Burbank Water and Power crew quickly […]
Monday, May 6, 2013

UPDATED: Rainy Monday in the Media City

 Updated 12:30 p.m.: That light rain turned into some pretty heavy downpours in Burbank this morning. In fact, this Southland storm is packing a bigger punch than expected with cloudy skies, wind, and rain expected to continue throughout the day and tonight, possible tomorrow as well. We need the rain — so bring it on!   Rain rolled into the Southland […]