Archive for May, 2011

From the Shaolin Temple to Burbank: California Academy of Martial Arts Offers Betterment for Everyone

From the Shaolin Temple to Burbank: California Academy of Martial Arts Offers Betterment for Everyone

When Kung Fu Panda 2 hits theatres at the AMC 16 in Burbank this weekend, the term “3D experience” will be an understatement. That’s because Sifu (master) Todd Tei and his star pupils – from California Academy of Martial Arts — will be putting on a demo outside the theatre before the premiere. This will […]

Discover Toluca Lake’s Most Anticipated New Address

Discover Toluca Lake’s Most Anticipated New Address

Surrounded by the Santa Monica Mountains and the old world charm and village atmosphere of Toluca Lake, Tavira House is a new condominium community that brings a unique spirit and harmony to living. Spacious and elegant interiors are complemented by handcrafted accents and rich character. Resort-like amenities offer places for gathering, relaxation and retreat. All […]

Library Named After Burbank Jeweler Cos Altobelli

Library Named After Burbank Jeweler Cos Altobelli

At the American Gem Society Conclave in San Francisco, on April 28, Cathy Calhoun, President of the AGS Board of Directors, surprised both the audience and long time jeweler and Certified Gemologist Appraiser, Cos Altobelli, with the announcement that the Society was naming its library in honor of him. Altobelli has spent countless hours educating […]

Continued from Last Week’s Issue: Police Involvement in Conservatorship Issues

By Janet Phelan While Gettinger maintains that these abuses were visited on his mother by his sister, he directly posits responsibility with Judge Candace Beason and Supervising Probate Judge Aviva K. Bobb in allowing the abuses to continue. He cites a number of decisions issued by Beason at junctures in which the course of events […]

Eddie Brandt and Marvin

So far it’s been a sad year for classic movie fans and film buffs. Last February, Eddie Brandt passed away at the age of 90. Eddie Brandt’s Saturday Matinee in North Hollywood is where everybody goes to find a copy of any movie ever made, no matter how obscure. And when I say everybody I […]

Legends in Our Hood: Billy Barnes and Friends

Legends in Our Hood: Billy Barnes and Friends

I want to Talk about a triumphant tribute by the Actors Fund, a thrilling acknowledgment of the talent and artistic legacy of Hollywood’s master of music, composer and lyricist Billy Barnes. Billy Barnes: It was heartening to be with him and hold his hand while he sat in the front row of the SRO audience […]

Everyone Needs a Dose of Faith

As more of us face major challenges in our lives, from health to financial and everything in between, these changes in circumstances and/or conditions have left most of us feeling edgy and out of sorts. Just about everyone feels disconnected, discouraged or hopeless while still having to meet responsibilities and obligations. And though our lives […]

Kiwanis Club of Burbank Honors Burbank Healthcare Foundation and Sunder Ramani

Kiwanis Club of Burbank Honors Burbank Healthcare Foundation and Sunder Ramani

The Noon Kiwanis Club of Burbank is holding its 14th Annual Gala at Lakeside Golf Club on Saturday, June 4, at 6 p.m. with an Americana theme celebrating Burbank’s Centennial. The event has raised over a million dollars for local charities, including the Roy and Patricia Disney Cancer Center, Boys and Girls Club, Burbank High […]

Holy Ark of the Covenant, Batman!

The other day I brought my youngest daughter Melissa to the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History. I haven’t been there for quite a while and found it extremely fascinating. I have a degree in anthropology, and finished taking a class in archaeology, which made the trip even better. Not many people know it, […]

Ask The Expert

Hello Robert, I have some 2 x 4 in the middle of my driveway in the concrete that is lifting up. I can see there were nails that held it down at one time. I want to replace it with bricks or some flat rock and piece it in. What’s the best way to go […]