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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 reopens in Burbank

Johnny Carson Park reopens in Burbank just in time for the long Fourth of July holiday weekend. The construction fencing is down. I saw a few visitors wandering through the lush green park grounds yesterday morning and more today as the word got out. The multi-million revitalization plan began at the 17.6 acre site back in April of 2015. Originally called Buena Vista Park, it was renamed for the late talk-show icon, Johnny Carson, in 1992. The change coincided with Carson’s retirement from “The Tonight Show.”The popular late... Read More →

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City Life: Dealing with traffic congestion

While this post is not about Burbank per se — it touches on a problem Burbankers complain about a lot. Probably every city in California is affected by some forum of traffic congestion.  If you travel Coldwater Canyon Avenue here in the San Fernando Valley, plan on a two hour delay. The reason: construction. It seems this avenue is always under some kind of construction. I feel a lot of compassion for those motorists driving this major connection, from the Valley to... Read More →

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City Buzz: Holiday tips, burglaries, and arrests in Burbank

  The Thanksgiving feast is just getting underway, but holiday shopping is on the minds of many. As the stores, shops, and malls prepare for the kick-off of the Christmas shopping season — and some bargain hunters get ready to head out hunting for those Black Friday specials — the Burbank Police Department has some holiday safety tips: like do not wear expensive jewelry, or carry large sums of cash, and remember, do not leave packages and valuables in plain sight in your vehicle — put them in... Read More →

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ShowBiz Bits: New Natalie Portman movie, Jeff Zucker says adios to NBCU staffers & Pop singer snags “A Star Is Born” lead role

Opening in theaters today A new romantic comedy is challenging “The Green Hornet” at the Box Office this weekend. “No Strings Attached” hits movie theaters today and it stars Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher. The script revolves around a couple of friends who make a deal to have a “no strings attached” fling without the complication of falling in love. Yeah, right. NBC Universal honcho Jeff Zucker’s final memo to staffers Now that the Comcast NBC Universal merger is nearly complete, NBC Universal CEO... Read More →

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City Buzz

A chance to make a change in Burbank Burbank city officials are out to appease voters now that the Primary Nomination Election is coming up soon.  Last week, the Burbank City Council gave final approval to that election set for February 22, 2011 and the General Muncipal Election on April 12, 2011. There is a countdown running on this blog, in the far right column, that gives the exact number of  days, hours, minutes, and seconds until the Burbank Primary Nomination Election. Yes, I think it’s that important. Burbank city insiders... Read More →

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Entertainment: Charlie Sheen pleads guilty to assault, Lindsay Lohan goes to rehab, new surprise owner of Newsweek, and the Box Office

Another Hollywood celebrity faced a judge in court, today.  Actor Charlie Sheen pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault in a deal that resulted in more serious charges being dropped. Sheen got a break from the Aspen, Colorado judge who suspended a 30-day jail sentence as well. The assault charge came out of a nasty Christmas Day altercation Sheen had with his wife, Brook Mueller. Also, Sheen was sentenced to 30-days in rehab, but he may not have to do that time either. The Wrap... Read More →

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Burbank & the Bell salary flap Here ‘s a sad, but true tale of two Southland cities where the pay of  selected officials/employees has been jacked up to ridiculous levels.  The Los Angeles Times outed the  small community of Bell recently for paying exorbitant salaries to a handful of its city officials. Nearly $800,000 to the Bell City Manager, $457,000 to the Police Chief, and $376, 288 to the Assistant City Manager. Oh, and most of the Bell City Council members were banking a $100,000 a year. The Times’ investigation produced a series of stories and columns, sparking outrage among Bell citizens.  That outrage... Read More →

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Entertainment News bits: Most powerful celebs, Oprah’s new reality show accused of cheating, and “Toy Story 3” still king at the Box Office

Some good and not-so-good news for Oprah The Forbes Magazine website calls Oprah Winfrey the queen of all media. Winfrey is number one on Forbes’ latest 100 richest and most powerful celebrities list. It’s not just the $315 million Winfrey earned last year that won her the top spot on this list.  You gotta have huge media exposure and online presence to make that ranking. Others who made the top 10, James Cameron, Tiger Woods, Sandra Bullock, and new pop music sensation/fashion daredevil, Lady Gaga!   Another reason Oprah is... Read More →

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