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National Donut Day Friday June 3, 2016

Not only is it Friday, but also it’s National Donut Day. The celebration of the sweet treat goes back to World War I  and II when the Salvation Army offered free donuts to our troops. The soldiers returned home longing for the donuts they had during wartime and that sparked a new industry. No matter how you spell it, Donut or Doughnut, Americans love them. Some places are offering a free donut with a purchase, however, at Krispy Kreme you get a freebie of your choice... Read More →

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Photo: Greg Reyna/ Media city G -- Entrance to parking lot next to the old Great Indoors building at 1300 North Victory Place blocked off with Burbank Police on guard Burbank June 16, 2015

Updated: Flash mob car show shut out of Burbank’s Empire Center

Updated June 18, 2015: Apparently a side parking lot at the Empire Center did remain open for several hours last Tuesday night. Some shoppers and restaurant diners were lucky enough to find that lot and space to park their vehicles.  More details on Myburbank.   The anticipated flash mob car show and all that comes with it did not go down at Burbank’s Empire Center on Victory Place last night. The entrances to the large shopping center were blocked  off by late afternoon. Car enthusiasts as well... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Flash mob car event backsup traffic on Burbank Boulevard at Victory Boulevard in Burbank August 13, 2013

Flash mob car crowds expected to invade Burbank today

A flash mob car crowd gathers near the Krispy Kreme donut outlet, 1521 North Victory Place, in Burbank’s Empire Center. That invasion has happened before and despite warnings from the Burbank Police Department and threats of legal action from Burbank City Attorney, Amy Albano, the custom car enthusiasts are apparently planning on returning to the Media City this evening. A few thousand people at an unofficial  event and gridlock on surrounding streets makes the Burbank PD nervous. Burbank Police have sent out news alerts about the... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- A line at the Donut Prince on West Olive Avenue stretched out the door and into the parking lot at 8 a.m. this morning in Burbank June 5, 2015

It’s National Donut Day! Go ahead, have a sweet one

Today is National Donut Day. Go ahead, have a sweet one or two or whatever. In celebration of the day, various businesses and retailers are offering freebies. I knew the line would be long at the Krispy Kreme  in the Burbank Empire Center,  1521 North Victory Place where they’re giving away a free donut to anyone who asks for one. At  that popular K-K outlet the lines are longer today than usual.  This afternoon, a K-K staffer told me the wait time to be... Read More →

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Photo: FLLLewis/Media City G -- The on ramp of Burbank Boulevard North bound on the 5 freeway shut down because of "flash mob" car event at the Empire Center on Victory Place in Burbank August 13, 2013

Flash Mob car event draws thousands to Burbank

Thousands of car enthusiasts invaded Burbank Tuesday night for a social media driven event near the Krispy Kreme doughnuts outlet in the Empire Center on Victory Place. The event was due to kick off at 9 p.m., but three hours before the center parking lot was reportedly packed with cars. In response to the big crowd, both off ramps of Burbank Boulevard on the Golden State Freeway were closed and Victory Place at Five Points was blocked off. A Burbank traffic officer told me that blocking off Victory Place prompted... Read More →

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