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Beer tasting at fall festival in Downtown Burbank on Saturday

Downtown Burbank is gearing up for tomorrow’s inaugural beer tasting and fall festival along several blocks of San Fernando Boulevard,  between Magnolia Boulevard and Angeleno Avenue.. For those with a love for suds, there will be reportedly 85 ice-cold craft beers on tap during two sessions of sampling: 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. or 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.  “Each session will showcase both local and out of state craft breweries,” according to a news release. Some of the breweries participating: Absolution Brewing Co., Angel City Brewery, Figueroa Mountain Brewing, Saint Archer... Read More →

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Downtown Burbank Car Classic preview party tonite

The 4th Annual Downtown Burbank Car Classic is getting read to roll out tomorrow, August first, between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. There will be celebrity cars, custom vehicles, pre-1974 cars, exotics, and hot rods spanning several blocks on San Fernando Boulevard from Magnolia Boulevard to Angeleno Avenue. Along with the incredible rides, there will be chalk artists, automobile vendors, and music as well. It’s free and open to the public. Entertainment highlights include KCRW DJ Gary Calamar will be holding down the main stage between 4 p.m. to... Read More →

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The Rink returns for the holiday season in Burbank

The Rink returns to Downtown Burbank. The parking lot of City Hall, at the corner of North 3rd Street and East Orange Grove Avenue, has been turned into “a magical winter wonderland,” not far from “hundreds of shops and restaurants decked out for the holiday season, according to a news release. A 90 minute skate is $10 plus $3 for skate rental. A Bobby the Seal rental is $6.00 A season pass will run you $159.  That’s for unlimited ice skating from Friday, November 28, 2014 through January 19, 2015.

Also, there are a  number of special events coming up at The Rink. For more details you can call (818) 238-5180, or click over to

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OktoBURfest in Downtown Burbank

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Beer, food, and music at the OktoBURfest in Downtown Burbank. You’ll get to sample 60 different beer varieties from 25 plus craft breweries. KCRW DJ Gary Calamar will be providing the electric sounds. OktoBURfest will be held in a specially constructed Biergarten outdoors on San Fernando Boulevard between Olive Avenue and Angeleno Avenue in Downtown Burbank.

Tickets are $45 for general admission (2:00 to 7:00 PM), and $55 for the VIP reception (12 noon to 2:00 PM). VIP tickets include access to rare and high quality drafts. More ticket information, including discounts for seniors and groups

Attendees who book their room at a Burbank hotel via will receive two complimentary OktoBURfest tickets. Also, for those who want to leave the driving to someone else on-demand ridesharing company Lyft is offering a $25 credit for first-time users.

For more information on the event, or call 818-238-5180.


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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- A group of visitors to the Mayor's Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony took a photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus after the festivities Burbank December 7, 2013

Photo Gallery: Official Christmas tree at Burbank City Hall

It was a cooold night, but that did not stop the fun and entertainment at the 31st Annual Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony at city hall in Downtown Burbank, Saturday, November 7. After the ceremony, visitors were invited to take photos with Santa and Mrs.Claus. Also, an invitation was extended to visit the nearby downtown area, which was decked out for the holidays.

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Mayor’s Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony today — rain or shine

  Final preparations underway today for the Mayor’s Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Downtown Burbank. Big crowds usually show up for this yearly event. Start time 6 p.m. The rain is expected to move out by tonight, however, it will be cold — down into the 30s — and windy, gusts up to 22 MPH are expected in the Media City. So bundle up in warm clothes if you plan to attend the festivities. The ceremony in front of Burbank City Hall, 275 E. Olive Avenue, reportedly... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Figure skating champion Kristi Yamaguchi posed for pctures for the media at The Rink in Downtown Burbank December 4, 2013

Kristi Yamaguchi thrills at The Rink in Downtown Burbank

Today Olympic skating champion-turned-author, Kristi Yamaguchi, made an appearance at The Rink in Downtown Burbank, to the delight of  some local school children. Yamaguchi’s original flight from Oakland got cancelled, but she hopped on another one and arrived shortly before noon at The Rink. Her first duty was to pose for photos and do interviews with the media. Yamaguchi was articulate and gracious. Not a hint  that a flight delay had put the event almost an hour behind schedule. The 1992 Olympic women’s singles gold medalist, told reporters... Read More →

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Figure skating champ to appear at The Rink in Downtown Burbank

The Rink in Downtown Burbank is getting some star power tomorrow. Olympic gold medal winner, Kristi Yamaguchi,  is scheduled to appear at the temporary ice rink, behind Burbank City Hall, on Wednesday, December 4. Since winning the Olympic gold in women’s singles skating in 1992, Yamaguchi has been very busy with various projects from professional skating to entertainment to philanthropy to writing and more. Also, Yamaguchi is a “Dancing with the Stars” champion . She won the dancing trophy with professional dancer, Mark Bellas, in season 6. Yamaguchi became... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Mayor Emily Gabel-Luddy took a spin on the ice at the opening of the Burbank ice rink November 21, 2013

Downtown Burbank ice rink open for business

The Rink is open in Downtown Burbank. The city’s first temporary ice rink got its grand opening last Thursday. Burbank Mayor Emily Gabel-Luddy was one of those who laced up skates and took a spin or two or maybe three around the new ice. The rink is located in the back parking lot of city hall between Third Street and Orange Grove Avenue. It will be operation through January 2014. Residents and visitors to the Downtown area, young and old, are invited to come out and enjoy a... Read More →

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Rain or shine, Burbank ice rink opening ceremony is a go

  Downtown Burbank’s first ice skating rink is set to open with a ribbon cutting ceremony, entertainment, and, of course, ice skating tomorrow. Despite storm clouds rolling into the Southland, I’m told,  the festivities will go on “as planned.” Downtown Burbank merchants are behind this special holiday event, which they hope will  give a boost to the local economy by attracting visitors and the community to the area. The city council approved the project,  back in September. The temporary rink, at no cost to the city, is being... Read More →

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Downtown Burbank ARTS Festival this weekend

Cloudy and cool in Burbank today, but sunny skies and warmer temperatures are in the forecast  for this weekend — just in time for the Downtown Burbank ARTS Festival. There will be “90 regional artists displaying thousands of paintings, sculptures and photographs, and an wide array of jewelry, fine glass, ceramics and woodwork — with everything made by hand, ” according to a news release from the Downtown Burbank Partnership. Also featured, a number of hip talented street painters from Southern California “… creating supersized artwork on... Read More →

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Huge classic car show in Downtown Burbank on Saturday

All sorts of hot rides, from vintage to sporty to exotic, will be taking center stage tomorrow at the Downtown Burbank Car Classic in a six block stretch of San Fernando Boulevard. Some of the 200 prized vehicles on display have movie or TV credits such as “… the V8 Ford Mustang fastback driven by Steve McQueen in the 1968 film “Bullitt,” Herbie the Volkswagen Beetle of ” The Love Bug fame,” a 1965 Sunbeam used for the 2008 “Get Smart” movie, the 1965 Lincoln Continental convertible... Read More →

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Downtown Burbank post office charges for after hours parking

Photo: FLLewis/A Writer’s Groove — Downtown Burbank Post Office at 135 East Olive Avenue Businesses and city governments are finding all kinds of new ways to stick-up consumers with fees and extra charges these days. They blame it on the weak economy, but it just might be plan old greed. As of last Monday, June 21, the U.S. Post Office at 135 East Olive Avenue in Downtown Burbank is charging three bucks for after hours parking. That’s Monday-Friday after 6 p.m., Saturdays after 4 p.m., and all day on Sundays. All the... Read More →

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