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UPDATED: Hot temperatures and cool yogurt treats in Burbank

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G --Molly Adkins carefully hands over an order to a customer at Pinkberry in Burbank, September 6, 2010

Photo: FLLewis/Media City G --Molly Adkins carefully hands over an order to a customer at Pinkberry in Burbank, September 6, 2010

 UPDATED: 3:40 p.m. 

At 1 p.m., it was 106 in the Media City. At 3:30 p.m. 109!!  This afternoon the city of Burbank announced the designation of three cooling centers for today and tomorrow: Joslyn Adult Center, Buena Vista and Central Libraries.

Joslyn Adult Center at 1301 West Olive Avenue, will be opened 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.  Burbankers over 55 are encouraged to visit the center for some relief from the heat.

The hours for the  Buena Vista Library at 300 North Buena Vista are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. For the Central Library at 110 North Glenoaks Boulevard the hours are 9:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Residents of all ages are welcome at the libraries.

More information on the centers and how to deal with the heat on the city website here.

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It’s going to be another scorcher in Burbank today. Yesterday,  the Media City topped out at 106 — two degrees more than the predicted high. Today, the weather forecasters say the temperature will reach105 or maybe even as high as 109! 

While this heat wave has slowed down traffic at some businesses, that’s not the case for two Downtown Burbank frozen yogurt shops, Yogurtland and Pinkberry. Last June, I popped into the Yogurtland on North San Fernando Boulevard for the first time and wrote a post about the terrific experience I had.

My friend Molly Adkins works at the downtown Pinkberry. So it seemed only fair that I go by and sample the yogurt there as well. I had Pinkberry yogurt  a while back at the original location in West Hollywood. At the time, I found it a bit too tart for my taste — but thought it was worth a second try.  

Earlier this month, on Labor Day, I dropped by the Burbank Pinkberry. I tried a small chocolate yogurt and found it to be smooth, light, and tasty.  If you go for  tangy yogurt, check out their pomegranate, pineapple, mango, or the most popular flavor, original.  

Also the Shop Manager, Jason Hopkins, told me top notch customer service is a big part of the Pinkberry experience.  One of the best things about her job, Molly says,  is “…interacting with the customers.”  

Another friend, Yvonne Smith, visited this same Pinkberry location on the same day. Yvonne liked the mango yogurt so much, she said she would do a repeat in a minute. So would I.

Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Yogurt lover enjoys a cool treat at the Pinkberry in Burbank, September 6, 2010
Photo: FLLewis/Media City G — Yogurt lover enjoys a cool treat at the Pinkberry in Burbank, September 6, 2010

The downtown Pinkberry is located at 120 East Palm Avenue … across from the AMC theaters Burbank 16. 

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