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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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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Burbank Walmart Supercenter at the Empire Center finished and ready for the big opening tomorrow. June 21, 2016

Burbank Walmart Supercenter opens tomorrow

The Burbank Walmart Supercenter opens tomorrow morning with a ribbon cutting ceremony and some presentations.  The festivities get underway at 7:30 a.m., followed by “presentations of $12,500 in grants from Walmart to local community groups including $5,000 for the Burbank Temporary Aid Center and $2,500 each for the Boys & Girls Club of Burbank & Greater East Valley, the Burbank Police Foundation and the Burbank Community YMCA,” according to a news release. The Supercenter is at 1301 North Victory Place. It took months to convert approximately 143,000 square feet... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/ Media City G -- Thouands of party people poured into Downtown Burbank to celebrate the city's 100th birthday July 8, 2011

Thousands celebrate Burbank milestone

What a slamming-jamming party!!!  I spent nearly three hours in a sea of humanity celebrating Burbank’s centennial yesterday. I have to admit, I was surprised at the thousands of folks who packed a six-block area of Downtown Burbank for this major shindig. While working my way through a crowd, I overheard someone ask:”Do all these people live in Burbank?”  Probably not , but that was okay. It was an open party and everyone was invited from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. The organizers tried to have something to engage a wide... Read More →

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Burbank’s party of the century

Burbank celebrates its centennial tomorrow with what is billed as the party of the century. B-town was incorporated in 1911.  So on the 100th year anniversary of becoming a city — town leaders are going all out to mark the milestone.  An evening of family fun is planned from 5-10 p.m. in Downtown Burbank  — featuring entertainment, parades, food, fireworks, and more. For details click over to the City of Burbank website here.

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Buena Vista Library 300 North Buena Vista Street in Burbank

Coming up this weekend in Burbank…

“Maple Syrup”  Saturday The community is invited to a big breakfast fundraiser for the Venture Crew 201 Boy Scouts, from 7:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 19, at the Light House (formerly Magnolia Park United Methodist Church) in the Fellowship Hall at 2828 West Magnolia Blvd, Burbank. The “everything you can put syrup on” breakfast includes, pancakes, corn fritters, French toast, waffles, along with sausages, eggs, orange juice, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, milk  all for a $5 donation. Oh, breakfast will be served “on china and silverware,”... Read More →

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New Year’s Eve! Party time

Whether you’re ringing in the new year at a small or intimate affair at  home or rocking the night away with a crowd of friends, relatives and or strangers — check out radio station K-Earth 101 FM. This Los Angeles oldies station is counting down the top 101 party jams of all time right now. On the radio or on the Internet, K-Earth is boogieing down this New Year’s Eve. They’ve just played  number 71, “Brown Sugar,” by the Rolling Stones. Party over there!  Party over here!  Party everywhere!!! I wonder if they’re... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Visitors spruce-up a grave at Grand View Memoral Park cemetery in Glendale during a public visitation November 21, 2010

City Buzz

The week began windy and very cold, but  by Wednesday, December 1, the temperature warmed up and the winds died down — just in time for the annual Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony on the steps of City Hall on East Olive Avenue in Burbank. Hundreds turned out for the festive holiday occasion that included performances by both a children’s and adult choir, and visits from Mr & Mrs. Santa Claus and Disney characters, Minnie and Mickey Mouse. After the tree lighting event, many folks walked over to San Fernando Boulevard for Santa’s Downtown... Read More →

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Independence Day!

  Message from President Obama regarding Independence Day Today we celebrate the 234th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the beginning of a great experiment, American democracy.  In every corner of our country, we recall the valor and vision of patriots from Thirteen Colonies who declared independence from a powerful empire and gave birth to a new Nation.  We gather in town centers and wave flags in parades not only to recall this history we share, but also to honor the vibrant and enduring... Read More →

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Entertainment News Bits: Lakers parade, “Twilight” fan frenzy, and “Toy Story 3” rules the Box Office

Fans whoop it up for the World Champion Lakers Photo: Don Barletti/Los Angeles Times — Thousands of jubliant fans cheer for Kobe and company as the Lakers joy bus rolls along Figueroa Street during the big parade in Los Angeles, June 21, 2010 A parade of purple and gold in Downtown Los Angeles today to celebrate the 2010 NBA World Champion Lakers. Thousands of cheering fans lined the route to give props to the players. Story and more photos on the Los Angeles Times website. Also, a... Read More →

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Hoopla on Burbank Boulevard in Burbank

            Photos by FLLewis/A Writer’s Groove — A large than life statue of the founder of our “Media City,” Dr. David Burbank, was unveiled Tuesday, January 12, as the center piece of a new park-like enclave at  1075 West Burbank Blvd, or at the Five Points as it’s known. A lot going on this week on Burbank Boulevard in Burbank. Once a street with a shabby or rundown look and reputation, this boulevard is starting to shine. Earlier on Tuesday, at Five Points, that... Read More →

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