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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Romancing the Bean cafe 3413 West Magnolia Boulevard, Burbank July 11, 2013

A Strong View: Romancing the Bean

Romancing the Bean. This little place has the best coffee.  They have a large variety including specialty coffees.  Also, the quiche is delicious, the blueberry muffins are divine. Their menu is uniquely chosen with a little bit of something for ever taste. They have pressed Sammy’s, (aged white cheddar, taleggio, blue cheese, mayo on walnut raisin bread) – if you love cheese, this is for you. There is a wonderful Smoked Salmon wrap, I liked this one. Whipped light cream cheese, English cucumber, arugula, spinach . It was just enough, not... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Guarantee Vacuum 1721 West Burbank Boulevard, Burbank 91506 April 29, 2013

A Strong View: A repair shop that gets two thumbs up

GUARANTEE VACUUM 1721 West Burbank Blvd. Burbank, California 91506 Phone (818) 842-0357 Guarantee Vacuum is one of those small dependable businesses that dot the landscape of Burbank. It has been operating in Burbank for almost 45 years. Chris Dansak took over from his father in 1980 and is still running the business today. As a boy, this store was a second home. On Saturdays, Chris could be found inside working alongside his father learning all about vacuums. When he became older, Chris helped deliver cleaned and repaired vacuum and ran... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Community activist David Piroli spoke during public comments at the Burbank City Council April 2, 2013

A Strong View: Two citizens who take the time

Many residents in Burbank would like to participate in the inner workings of the city if they had the extra time to perhaps attend council meetings on Tuesdays. This is most often impossible for many, as the council meetings have been known to run late into the evening. Sometimes 11:00 p.m. and on occasion until 2:00 a.m. As many of these residents have families, early morning jobs or are elderly and can’t sit in one spot for hours they do not show up at city hall. This brings me to the two gentlemen... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City Groove -- Customers waited outside for tables on Thanksgiving at the Burbank restaurant, the Tallyrand November 25, 2010

Guest blogger: A review of the Tallyrand in Burbank

TALLYRAND RESTAURANT 1700 West Olive Avenue, Burbank, Ca. 91506 (818) 846-9904     Hungry? If you are looking for a good family Restaurant and haven’t already experienced the Tallyrand you are in for a treat. Recently, I had the pleasure of eating here and it wasn‘t the first time I have lunched here. The food is always delightful, fresh and delicious. The family owned Restaurant has been in business for approximately fifty-four years.The owners, Al Thomas an his wife Delores, have created a wonderful family dining venture for everyone, seniors adore them... Read More →

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Photo: Janet Strong, North Screenland Drive resident, at a city council meeting in Burbank March 8, 2011

Guest blogger: David Gordon and Bob Frutos have the right stuff

Burbank Councilman Dr. David Gordon has been fighting for the people of Burbank all by himself since he has been on the council.  Be it neighbors problems or that of small Business he is always there. Dr. Gordon stands for free enterprise and freedom of choice in our neighborhoods. There have been attempts by the opposition, especially Dave Golonski, to defame Gordon’s character — but it hasn’t worked. Dr. Gordon is still well respected. Golonski wants a one man town where he can dictate “His Pleasure” to an agreeable staff,... Read More →

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