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Photo Gallery: Pics of the week

Senior Inspiration: 94-year-old woman plans to graduate from college next month and look for work Photo: Paul Chin/ The San Francisco Chronicle — Hazel Soares, 94,  takes notes in one of her classes at Mills College in Oakland, California, where she is set to graduate in May with a degree in art history. After graduation Soares, who has more than 40 grandchildren, plans to search for a museum job. Very nice story about Soares here. 2010 Olympic medal winning U.S. Women’s Ice Hockey Team Photo: Pete Souza/White House — First Couple welcomed the... Read More →

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Photo Gallery: Blue skies & warm temps in Burbank, but rain is coming!

Photo: FLLewis/A Writer’s Groove — A shot of the Burbank hills from South Sunset Canyon Drive   Photo: FLLewis/A Writer’s Groove — Three road warriors work out in the Burbank hills Photos: FLLewis/A Writer’s Groove –Flowers in bloom in Burbank Enjoy it while you can. This spring-like weather in the Southland will soon be history. While it was another sizzler in Burbank today with the temperature hovering pretty close to 80, tomorrow a cooling trend begins and by Friday, cloudy skies and a... Read More →

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Presidents Day high of 80 degrees in Burbank!

Photo: FLLewis/A Writer’s Groove — Palm trees, blue skies, and sunshine on a winter day shot from Bel Aire Drive in the Burbank hills. The temperature is rising in Burbank and that’s a good thing. At 9 a.m., it’s 60 and the day will just get warmer and better. A high of 80 is expected in Media City on this February 15 — Presidents Day holiday. A good way to remember Presidents Washington and Lincoln, get out and enjoy the American life.

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Alexander McQueen(1969-2010) — a favorite designer of the stars

Photo:Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage/ — Sandra Bullock wears Alexander McQueen on the red carpet at the Screen Actors Guild Awards January 2010. The fashion industry and many in the entertainment biz are mourning the unexpected death of British designer Alexander McQueen. On Thursday morning, February 11, McQueen was discovered dead, of an apparent suicide, in his London home. He was only 40 and living an incredibly successful career. I must admit, McQueen’s name was not as familiar to me as some other designers. On this post, are just a few of his stylish creations worn... Read More →

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“Bo” in the snow & sunshine in the Southland

     Pete Souza/Official White House Photo — First dog and fun loving canine, “Bo” frolics on the south grounds of the White House during a blizzard today. The East Coast is getting walloped by the second major snowstorm in a week. The storm is expected to drop upwards of 14 inches on the nation’s capital today. The snowy weather has shutdown government agencies, grounded airlines, closed schools, and even halted the delivery of the U.S. mail in some places. For White House first dog Bo, the blizzard meant playtime in a... Read More →

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Photo Gallery: Snow on the East Coast — Sunshine in the Southland

Official White House photo by Pete Souza — A beautiful shot of the White House this morning after a night of snow from The White House Blog. East Coast vs the West Coast. They’re shoveling snow in Washington, DC, while we’re basking in the bright sunshine here in the Southland. This morning, they woke up to a snow day at the White House after a snowy night in the nation’s capital. The snowfall created a lovely snapshot of the White House and surrounding grounds, but made traveling on local... Read More →

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Photo Gallery: Devastation and Despair in Haiti

Photo: Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times — Devastation in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince, where survivors, and reportedly looters, were caught rummaging through the ruins. 01/16/10 Photo: Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times —  Despair on the face of a homeless father as he clings to his sleeping son during another night in a park with other quake survivors in the hard hit city of Port-au-Prince. 01/16/10 The L.A. Times has more terrific images of the aftermath of that 7.0 catastrophic earthquake, which ripped through Haiti last Tuesday, January 12. Click here to check out the... Read More →

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2010 Rose Parade: The grand marshal & and some local float winners

Photo: Gary Friedman/Los Angeles Times/01-01-10 — Captain Chesley  “Sully” Sullenberger and his wife, Lorrie, wave to the crowds during the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena. Hero pilot, Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger was the perfect choice to be the grand marshal of today’s Tournament of Roses Parade. You might remember, the miracle on the Hudson. The US Airways pilot  landed a disabled passenger jetliner safely on New York’s Hudson River, a year ago this month. A bird strike had knocked out all of the plane’s engines, but Captain Sullenberger’s... Read More →

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Photo Gallery: The 2009 Official White House Christmas tree

Official White House Photo by Samantha Appleton On November 27, 2009, First Lady Michelle Obama, daughters Sasha and Malia, welcome the arrival of the official White House Christmas tree. It’s an 18 1/2 foot Douglas-Fir and will be set up in the Blue Room of the White House.   Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson On November 30, 2009, volunteers work on decorating the official White House Christmas tree.   Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson On December 6, 2009, President Barack Obama and First Lady... Read More →

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Photo Gallery: President Obama gets a flu shot

Official White House photo by Pete Souza — December 20, 2009  Like millions of Americans, President Obama rolled up his sleeve for a flu shot yesterday. The Prez did not have to stand in line at a clinic or make an appointment at a doctor’s office. Obama received the H1N1 vaccine from a White House nurse. Obama got a vaccination for the seasonal flu a few weeks ago. Actually, the entire first family, except for the dog Bo, has been immunized against both flu viruses. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in... Read More →

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Digging on Burbank

Photo: FLLewis/A Writer’s Groove —Burbank This week, a lot of talk, angry words, debate, and even some ranting, tripping, spewing, and spinning about what’s wrong in Burbank. On this fine example of a sunny, fall day, with temperatures to top out in the upper 60s or mid-70’s, one is reminded of some of the oh-so positive groovy reasons for living in Burbank.                                Photo: FLLewis/A Writer’s Groove — Burbank While other parts of the country deal with the snow and “brrr” of autumn, here we can walk, jog, bicycle, garden, or just sit out on... Read More →

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UPDATED 11/02/09: Tragedy strikes the Burbank Police Department

                                           Photo 11/01/09: FLLewis/A Writer’s Groove —Burbank Police and Fire Headquarters where the flags are flying at half-staff in remembrance of Sgt. Neil Thomas Gunn, Sr. The Burbank Police Department has taken some pretty big hits lately from lawsuits, investigations, low morale, scandal and now the apparent suicide of one of its patrol officers. According to a press release put out by the Burbank PD, 50-year-old Neil T. Gunn died on a residential city street corner of a self-inflicted gunshot wound yesterday morning. It happened around 11:40 a.m. near the intersection... Read More →

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Photo Gallery: Dodgers 2009 NL West Division champs

Photos from 10/03/09: Courtesy Los Angeles Dodgers                                                               The Los Angeles Dodgers are getting ready to play some serious October baseball. The guys in blue clinched the National League West Division title for the second straight season on Saturday, by beating the Colorado Rockies 5-zip. Manny Ramirez and crew ended the regular season with a 5-3 victory over the Rockies last night. The Dodgers will swing into the play-offs on Wednesday, at Dodger Stadium, against the St. Louis Cardinals.  Go Dodgers!!!                                                                                   

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Happy Fourth of July!

Photo: FLLewis/A Writer’s Groove — Burbank                                “The Star Spangled Banner” Fourth and Final Verse O thus be it ever when freemen shall stand Between their loved homes and the war’s desolation! Blest with vict’ry and peace, may the Heaven-rescued land Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation. Then conquer we must when our cause it is just And this be our motto: “In God is our Trust.” And the Star-Spangled Banner in triumph shall wave O’er the land of the free and the... Read More →

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Photo Gallery: Special visitors drop by the White House

Photo: Pete Souza/the White House Last Friday, President Obama met with a very special  group of visitors at the White House. The guests and their canine companions were from the Helen Keller National Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The center offers intensive rehabilitation training for deaf-blind youngsters and adults. The five students, two staffers, and three volunteers from the center were on tour in Washington, DC. Last week was Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness week. The Helen Keller National Center was established in the late 1960s by Congress. Helen Keller, a deaf and blind... Read More →

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Photo Gallery:National Fire Service Day in Burbank

Photos: FLLewis/ A Writer’s Groove The National Fire Service Day celebration in downtown Burbank on May 9, 2009 had a festival flavor. There was food, entertainment, educational booths, along with fire personnel, fire trucks, and other emergency vehicles. The Burbank Police Department and several other local agencies took part in the annual event as well.                                                                                           

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Welcome home Atlantis!

   Photo: Carla Thomas/NASA Bad weather in Florida continued today, so the space shuttle Atlantis dropped out of the sky and landed at Edwards Air Force Base here in California at 8:39 a.m. Pacific Time. The crew of Atlantis carried out an extensive and complex upgrade of the Hubble Space Telescope during a 13-day journey. Later, Commander Scott Altman spoke for his six-member crew: “We’re all thrilled to have the mission complete and it was a testament to the teamwork and cooperation of folks all across the country.” Meanwhile, NASA is gearing up for the next mission... Read More →

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President Obama speaks at the U.S. Naval Academy graduation

   Photo: Lawrence Jackson/White House — President Obama shares a fistbump with a proud young graduating Midshipman at the U.S. Navy Academy commencement today. President Obama kicked off the long Memorial Day holiday weekend today with a speech to the graduating class of 2009 at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland: “After an era when so many institutions and individuals acted with such greed and recklessness, it’s no wonder that our military remains the most trusted institution in our nation. (Applause) And in a world when so many forces and... Read More →

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Visitors welcome at Grand View on Mother’s Day

 Photos: FLLewis/A Writer’s Groove Despite its problems, Grand View Memorial Park, will be open to the public today from noon until 4 p.m. Only a few hours for those who would like to share some time on this Mother’s Day with relatives and friends laid to rest at this 125-year-old cemetery in Glendale. The cemetery’s legal and management problems date back to 2005, when a state investigator discovered thousands of mishandled human remains at Grand View. More than a year ago, the neighborhood landmark was shut down and is only... Read More →

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