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Meryl Streep speaks out at the 2017 Golden Globes Award ceremony

Twitter Chatter: Meryl Streep takes down Trump at 2017 Golden Globes

Three time Oscar-winning actress, Meryl Streep, stole the show at the 2017 Golden Globes Awards ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills last night. The live broadcast had some notable moments from host Jimmy Fallon’s jokes and banter, to the diversity of the nominees and winners. However, it was Streep’s passionate speech about the low standards and divisive politics of President-Elect, Donald Trump,which really got people talking. Streep’s comments came during her acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille Award, given out by the Hollywood Foreign... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Burbank's float "Home Tweet Home" participated in the 2017 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena January 2, 2017

Burbank 2017 Rose Parade float returns home

The 2017 Tournament of Roses Parade is now one for the history books. Millions around the globe watched the 128th edition of that parade. Viewers were treated to a spectacular show of creativity and imagination under this year’s theme “Echoes of Success.” Among the floats, Burbank’s “Home Tweet Home.” Burbank’s float will be returning home to the Media City and go on display tomorrow. “Home Tweet Home” will be located at the corner of Olive Avenue and Glenoaks Boulevard from Wednesday January 4 through Sunday, January 8. After that, it... Read More →

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National Night Out returns to Chandler Bikeway in Burbank

National Night Out returns to the popular Chandler Walk/Bike Path in Burbank tonight. The annual nationwide celebration promotes neighborhood camaraderie and strives to strengthen the ties between law enforcement and the community. In the past, National Night Out has drawn crowds to the Chandler Bike Path. However in 2014, the event was moved to the parking lot of the Burbank Police headquarters. Many, including some City Hall officials, felt National Night Out needed to be back at the bike path — a favorite community gathering site.... Read More →

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Photo: Courtesy City of Burbank -- (l-r) Peter Musurlian TBC Station Manager, Drew Sugars Burbank Public Information Officer, Bob Frutos City Council Member, and Walter Lutz, Sr. Video Production Associate at 68th Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards in North Hollywood July 23, 2016

The Burbank Channel wins local Emmy

The Burbank Channel was honored at the 68th Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards bash over the weekend. The channel is owned by the City f Burbank. Last Saturday, it was recognized with an Emmy in the information category for a video called, “Drawing Power of Burbank.”  The ceremony was held at the Television Academy’s Saban Media Center in North Hollywood. The State of the City video from 2015, focused on a number of topics including economic development, tourism, downtown businesses, and the impact of the Warner Bros. Studios on the... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G-- Johnny Carson Park 400 South Bob Hope Drive in Burbank reopens after redesign plan completed July 1, 2016

Johnny Carson Park grand reopening celebration today

A major bash planned this evening at Johnny Carson Park. The grand re-opening celebration is set for the 5-8 p.m. with free food, giveaways, face painting, music, and even a kids zone for the little ones. Burbank’s Parks and Recreation Department is spearheading the event. The park at 400 South Bob Hope Drive, across from the Burbank Studios, reopened quietly earlier this month. The 17.6 acre facility underwent an extensive redesign and renovation, which took over a year. Now it’s available as a wonderful green space for locals... Read More →

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Celebrities react to death of Garry Marshall

A lot of folks are going on social media today to react to the death of Hollywood giant, Garry Marshall. The writer, director, producer, and actor passed away late yesterday at a hospital in Burbank. Marshall was 81. He’s being remembered today for his huge body of work; from television series like “Happy Days,” “The Odd Couple,” “Laverne and Shirley,” to movie hits “Pretty Woman” (1990)  and “The Princess Diaries”(2001). More on Marshall’s career on Variety and CNN. Some of the reaction to Marshall’s death on... Read More →

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Mega Millions jackpot soars to $454 million on July 5, 2016

Mega Millions jackpot soars to at least $454 million

Mega Millions jackpot soars to at least $454 million. The enormous jackpot is sparking an uptick in ticket buying — pumping even more dough into the money pot. Last Friday, no one got lucky enough to pick all of the winning numbers: 20, 41, 42, 45, 49, and the Mega 14. So the jackpot jumped to $449 million. Over the long holiday weekend, lottery fever kicked in. By this morning, the jackpot had climbed to $454 million. The jackpot has been rolling since it was hit back in... Read More →

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Happy Fourth of July 2016

“And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!” The Star Spangled Banner By Francis Scott Key (1814) Celebrate our freedoms. Be safe. Happy Fourth of July!

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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G-- Johnny Carson Park 400 South Bob Hope Drive in Burbank reopens after redesign plan completed July 1, 2016

Johnny Carson Park reopens in Burbank

Johnny Carson Park reopens in Burbank just in time for the long Fourth of July holiday weekend. The construction fencing is down. I saw a few visitors wandering through the lush green park grounds yesterday morning and more today as the word got out. The multi-million revitalization plan began at the 17.6 acre site back in April of 2015. Originally called Buena Vista Park, it was renamed for the late talk-show icon, Johnny Carson, in 1992. The change coincided with Carson’s retirement from “The Tonight Show.”The popular late... Read More →

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Mega Millions jackpot $415 million and still climbing

Mega Millions jackpot $415 million and still climbing today. The jackpot is already the third largest prize in the game’s history. Last Tuesday, no ticket had all of the six lucky numbers: 15, 17, 20, 35, 55, plus the Mega Ball 7. This jackpot has been on a roll for several months. The last time it was hit, March 8,  a man in Seattle, Washington, won a Mega Millions jackpot of $157 million. Someone just might kick off the long Fourth of July holiday weekend with a winning... Read More →

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Huge Mega Millions lottery jackpot at least $390 million

Huge Mega Millions jackpot at least $390 million! The jackpot could leapfrog over the $400 million mark before tonight’s draw closes at 7:45 p.m. This is the largest Mega Millions jackpot to be offer since March 18, 2014. The money pot rolled over last Friday, after no one was lucky enough to pick all of the winning numbers. The hot digits: 11, 14, 54, 63, and the Mega Ball 11. So someone could kick off the long 4th of July weekend with a life changing Mega Millions win... Read More →

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Mega Millions lottery jackpot at least $333 million

Mega Millions lottery jackpot at least $333 million tonight! That’s the 7th largest Mega Millions jackpot ever.  That money stash is up for grabs again after no one managed to pick all of the winning numbers in last Friday’s draw. Those lucky digits: 20, 23, 30, 44, 59 and Mega Ball 9. Three tickets did have five of the hot numbers, but not the Mega. They were sold in New Jersey, Rhode Island and in the Golden State. The ticket bought at a Quik Stop in Stockton is... Read More →

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Mega Millions lottery jackpot over $300 million

Mega Millions jackpot over $300 million for tonight’s draw. No one got all six numbers right in last Tuesday’s draw, so the jackpot rolled over to $310 million. Those lucky numbers: 36, 37, 38, 52, 62, and the Mega Ball 6. A ticket with all but the Mega Ball was sold at the Chevron Station 11355 Artesia Boulevard in the Southland city of Cerritos.  That ticket is worth $814,806. This the first time since November of 2014, the lottery jackpot has crashed through the $300 million barrier. If you... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- First Street entrance to Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill in Burbank May 23, 2016

Burbank Wood Ranch restaurant opens today

Burbank Wood Ranch restaurant opens today. They’re firing up the grill at this much-anticipated eatery in Downtown Burbank for dinner. It’s located at 110 North 1st Street — the old Elephant Bar site. “As a Burbank native, I am excited to return home and bring our award-winning dining experience to this community,”said General Manager Michael Gallagher in a news release. “We look forward to meeting our neighbors and being a part of many summer barbeques to come.” Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill is known for its high-quality smoked and grilled dishes.... Read More →

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In the News: More money for millions of U.S. workers

Overtime pay for salaried workers: President Obama and the U.S. Labor Department announced the update of overtime regulations today. Hourly workers are guaranteed overtime. Now, thanks to the federal rule update, most white-collar employees making less than $47, 476 will be guaranteed overtime for working more than 40 hours a week. At least four million workers will be impacted, half of them women. Check out the video here for more on who will benefit from this update.   Netflix female star demands and gets equal pay: Actress... Read More →

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SuperLotto Plus ticket bought in Reseda worth 23 million

A Southland lottery ticket holder had an incredible weekend. Someone bought a SuperLotto Plus ticket for last Saturday draw and won the $23 million jackpot!! The ticket was purchased at Food 4 Less 18318 Vanowen Street in Reseda. The bargain grocery retailer will get a $115,000 bonus just for selling that winning ticket. The lucky digits: 3, 4, 27, 30, 40, and the Mega 17. The skies were overcast and temperatures cool, but for that jackpot winning ticket holder the weekend was probably the best ever. The odds of... Read More →

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Beyonce’s sold out concert at the Rose Bowl last night

Thousands turned out for Beyonce’s #WorldFormationTour at the Rose Bowl last night. In the sold-out crowd, celebrities Hilary Duff, Holly Robinson Peete, Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis, Ashley Tisdale,  Kerry Washington, Octavia Spencer, along with mega-producer Shonda Rhimes and retired NBA star Kobe Bryant. I was not lucky enough to get a ticket. Pasadena Now reports that at one point tickets soared to $1,500 for some of the best seats. No matter the price, the Internet chatter is saying Queen Bey slayed it!   “Love On Top” tonight in Pasadena. #FormationWorldTour... Read More →

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“Captain America: Civil War” wins box office battle

The numbers are in and Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” is a mega hit. Some say this is really an “Avengers” movie with the superheroes taking sides, some stand with Captain America played by Chris Evans, others back up Robert Downey, Jr.’s Iron Man. No matter, moviegoers are loving it.  The confrontation was golden at the box office this past weekend, as the film debuted at number one with the fifth largest opening weekend of all time. “Captain America: Civil War” took in  $179.1 million at the domestic... Read More →

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Powerball soars to at least 415 million

Big money draw tonight in the Powerball lottery game. The jackpot is at $415 million and the 7th largest in the game’s history . That jackpot has rolled over 18 times. It was last won by a lucky player who bought a $2 ticket in Florida back in March.  Hopeful Powerball players have their eyes on the present jackpot, which now has a cash value of $268 million. The next draw is tonight. The ticket buying closes at 7 p.m.

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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Giant Burbank letters helped lead off Burbank on Parade April 23, 2016

Photo Gallery – Burbank on Parade Day

Walkers, runners, and bike riders provided the pre-show for the 35th annual Burbank on Parade last Saturday, April 23rd. Among the cyclists burning up the parade route, former council member/ Burbank representative on the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California board of directors, Marsha Ramos. Here are some highlights of Burbank on Parade 2016. Click on the headline or here to see the photos.

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Powerball jumps to 282 million and climbing

Powerball is on a serious roll. No one ticket held all of last night’s winning numbers, so the jackpot rolled over to $282 million. The cash value: $182.8 million before taxes.  The last time some one hit the Powerball jackpot was back on March 2. A Pennsylvania judge vacationing in Florida won $292,000! So Powerball might be getting ready to make another payout. Saturday’s winning numbers:  19, 35, 46, 59, 62, and the Powerball red number 13. The next draw is this coming Wednesday, April... Read More →

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