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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Kwik Serv Gasoline at 1951 North Hollywood Way, Burbank selling some of the cheapest gas in town September 2, 2015

Gas prices take a dip for Labor Day weekend

As the long Labor Day weekend approaches, prices at the gas pump are taking a dive. Yeah, gas prices are down across the country including right here in Burbank. Some of the cheapest gas in the Media City is at Kwik Serv Gasoline at Victory Boulevard and Hollywood Way. At this station regular is selling for $3.25 per gallon. The average price for regular in California is $3.32 per gallon and here locally, it averages $3.55 per gallon, according to Triple A’s Daily Fuel Gauge Report. That’s still... Read More →

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July 4th box office battle kicks off with two major releases

“Magic Mike XXL” and “Terminator: Genisys” officially opened today — but both got in some early screenings at theaters last night. The sexy R-rated sequel to the surprise hit “Magic Mike” (2012) danced away with the most moolah in the head-to-head battle with the latest “Terminator” flick. “Magic Mike XXL” reportedly collected 2.4 million last night while “Terminator: Genisys” was close behind with $2.3 million. Both newcomers are expected to do well over the long 4th of July holiday weekend, however, they have a lot of stiff competition with popular... Read More →

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Happy Easter!

  Resurrection Sunday celebrated in Burbank and throughout the Southland today. However, the recent violence in the Middle East, particularly attacks on Christians, on the minds of many. Details here.

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Happy St. Paddy’s Day

Go ahead, celebrate the day of the green, but be careful. Burbank Police Department is beefing up patrols. The BPD announced in a recent news release it will be “… deploying two roving DUI patrols this St. Patrick’s Day looking to stop and arrest drivers who are impaired by alcohol or drugs.” Also, regular police officers will be on the alert today for buzzed or drunk drivers. So don’t push your luck .. drive sober.

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Valentine’s Day: Desires and warnings

When it comes to Valentine’s Day apparently many Americans have mixed emotions. On the one hand, 48 percent of those surveyed in a recent Harris Poll felt Valentine’s Day is a good time to communicate those special feelings to a significant other. However, about two-thirds of those questioned thought commercialism surrounding the holiday had ruin the romance associated with the day. One must keep in mind, the selling of the holiday would not be worth millions if so many people were not into celebrating it. Now... Read More →

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Recycle Christmas trees in Burbank

Time to recycle those cut Christmas trees. By now most of those trees have lost their, ah, fresh look. You can drop your worn tree off at three Burbank parks; Verdugo Park at North California Street and West Verdugo Avenue, Ralph Foy Park in the parking lot on West Victory Boulevard, and McCambridge Park in the parking lot on Andover Drive.

Trees will be recycled by being turned into mulch. So all tinsel, ornaments, and metal stands must be removed before you drop off the tree. By the way, flocked trees cannot be accepted.

Also, details on recycling trees in the green containers and at the curb or in alleys here. You can get more information by calling (818) 238-3800.

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“Someday At Christmas”

“Someday At Christmas”   Someday at Christmas men won’t be boys Playing with bombs like kids play with toys One warm December our hearts will see A world where men are free Someday at Christmas there’ll be no wars When we have learned what Christmas is for When we have found what life’s really worth There’ll be peace on earth Someday all our dreams will come to be Someday in a world where men are free Maybe not in time for you and me But someday at Christmastime Someday at... Read More →

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Santa Claus coming to Burbank City Federal Credit Union

It’s a very busy time of the season for Santa Claus, but he’s agreed to make a special stop at the Burbank City Federal Credit Union. Kids are encouraged to bring their letters and wish lists to Santa. Not only will youngsters be able to chat with Santa about  their heart’s desire for Christmas — they’ll be able to take photos with the big guy as well.

There will be music, treats, and an opportunity to win a $50 Vons gift card. So come and enjoy this holiday event.

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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Crowds gathered at the Pink's tent for free hotdogs at Toluca Lake Open House December 5, 2014

Pink’s hands out free hot dogs during Toluca Lake holiday event

A lot of holiday cheer and great food at the festive Toluca Lake Holiday Open House , “Let There Be Light,” last night. Pink’s free hot dogs was one of the major attractions. Hundreds lined up for the famous dogs. Pink’s main location is at La Brea and Melrose Avenues in Hollywood, where they have been selling their prized hot dogs since 1939. Lately, the family run company has branched out to other locations as well as into the catering business. The Pink’s tent began serving free... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Burbank Coordinating Council accepts donations of gifts and check for $3,249 from Bob Hope Airport Holiday Charity Committee in Burbank December 1, 2014 . (l-r) Janet Diel, president Burbank Coordinating Council, Sherri Himelstein, Lucy Burghdorf, Rachael Warecki

Burbank Holiday Baskets Program gets major donation

Preparations are in full swing for the annual Holiday Baskets program, which provides gifts for low-income families with children in Burbank schools. The program got a huge boost from the Bob Hope Airport Holiday Charity Committee at the Burbank Coordinating Council December first meeting last Monday. Several members of the committee, Sherri Himelstein, Lucy Burghdorf,  and Rachael Warecki, showed up to donate gifts and a check for $3, 249. Burbank Coordinating Council is continuing a tradition that has been going strong for 60 years. The council  partners with organizations, churches, and... Read More →

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Holiday greetings from Burbank City Councilman Bob Frutos

I received the following letter from Burbank City Councilman/ Vice-Mayor, Bob Frutos, yesterday. “As we begin this holiday season, I have been reflecting on the things I am most grateful for; family, friends and good neighbors. I am thankful to live in a community where we have so many residents who volunteer their time to make wonderful things happen in our city. – To all our volunteers- thanks to you for your time and commitment. -To all the non-profit organizations who are involved in offering services and assistance... Read More →

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Burbank YMCA “Turkey Trot” Thanksgiving Day

The Burbank Community  YMCA will again be hosting its “Turkey Trot” on Thanksgiving Day.  Participants can run, walk, job or even push a stroller along the course. There will be various athletic levels, from serious runners to casual walkers. Kids are welcome. There will be a 5k and 10k. Special cash prizes for the top finishers in each category.

App the participants will free tee shirts and finish line photos. Adults can pre-registered for $40. Registration goes up to $45 on Turkey Day. Kids 9 years and younger, $15.
The 2014 Turkey Trot” schedule.

6:30am Day-of Registration/Packet pick up
7:00am Expo open
7:30am Warm up and announcements
8:00am 10K/5K competitive run start
8:15am 5K fun run/walk start
9:30am Kiddie Run start (ages 9 and under)

 

More information at http://www.burbankymca.org/turkeyTrot2014

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