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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Some of the Holiday Baskets delivered to needy families in Burbank December 12, 2015

550 Holiday Baskets delivered, more than 100 bikes needed

Around 550 families are enjoying some holiday cheer thanks to a huge effort by hundreds of volunteers in Burbank. Last Saturday from a staging area at George Washington Elementary School over on North Lincoln Street, weeks of food collection and donations culminated with the delivered of Holiday Baskets to eligible families with children. Earlier this week at the Burbank City Council meeting, Janet Diel, president of the Burbank Coordinating Council, updated the community on the annual program. Most of  the baskets, which are actually groups of bags, packages, boxes,... Read More →

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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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21 million Americans expected to fly during holiday season 2014

  The friendly skies along with the airports are going to be pretty crowded this holiday season. Twenty-one million Americans are expected to fly between October and December of 2014, “either for holiday festivities, to a sunny beach locale ” or attractive vacation spot, according to a news release. The booking data on, one of the world’s largest full service online travel sites, shows airfares are up. It’s always a good idea to book early, because October and November are the most expensive months to buy... Read More →

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UPS and FedEx delivering Christmas packages late

  Are you still waiting for some of your Christmas gifts to be delivered? If they were shipped by UPS you may get your packages today or tomorrow. UPS is blaming high volume of packages and bad weather for the delay. FedEx is claiming it has only “isolated” incidents of packages not being delivered on time. Gee, wouldn’t it have been helpful to let retailers know a few days before Christmas about the back-up in deliveries — and therefore, another company for shipping could have been used. Instead,... Read More →

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Happy Holidays: A warm and sunny Christmas in Burbank

  Ho! Ho! Ho! We have beautiful SoCal weather on this Christmas day. The high is expected to reached the 80s today in Burbank! Yeah, winter started last Saturday and we’re getting spring-like weather. Yippee! Along with the sunshine and warm temps, we’re going to have deal with low humidity and a chance of Santa Ana winds in Los Angeles County. In addition, extremely dry condition have prompted red flag warnings, which will remain in effect through 6 p.m. tomorrow. Enjoy the day and remember, Jesus... Read More →

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Photo courtesy Guest Blogger Jean Youn

Jean Youn: Season of peace

Many people often ask me the same question. “Are you from South Korea or North Korea?” Chances are, every Korean person you have ever met is from South Korea. Last week, North Korean dictator, Kim Jong-Il passed away. A customer asked me what my thoughts are about this. The Korean peninsula is a very small piece of land. It has been 66 years since it was divided into North and South Korea. The land has a very sad history. Today is Christmas. I understand that there are those of you... Read More →

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Holiday Highlights: Gifts needed for special kids

We’re coming down to the wire for Christmas — with just a few more shopping days to the big holiday. Counseling4Kids, a mental health program, is collecting gifts for over 500 children in foster care and is still in need of donations.   “Oftentimes children in foster care receive very little during the holidays.  Foster parents often have several children in their home at one time, and it can be very challenging for them to purchase gifts for all of them given limited foster care stipends.  Providing a... Read More →

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Garden Guru: Christmas tree shopping and care

Shopping for a fresh cut Christmas tree should be a fun and analytical experience. The first two things to look for is (obviously) shape and gaping holes between the branches. A little bit of gap is okay, because when you hang the ornaments the weight will help bring the branches down. What about the old story about pulling the branches to see if any needles pull off? If some needles come off and are green, you’re okay. It’s when they are brown and it’s still two... Read More →

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Holiday Highlights

New play opening in Burbank A live theater production of the Christmas play, “Table of the Heart,” is set to open tomorrow, December 10, at the Media City Church 269 East Providencia Avenue in the Media City. The production is written and directed by Tatum Shank. The play tells the story of the tragedy and triumph of the Carmichael family who move from Los Angeles to Seattle and quickly are faced with heartbreaking circumstances that they must overcome. The theme, forgiveness leads to healing. Producer, Jennifer Shank, says this is... Read More →

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Photo: Chuck Kennedy/White House -- President Obama and First Lady Michelle pose for the cameras in front of the Official White House Christmas Tree in the Blue Room December 5, 2010

Holiday Highlights:Christmas greetings from President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama

 Christmas greetings from the First Couple included a joint message to everyone on this special day. Remarks of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama Weekly Address The White House December 25, 2010 THE PRESIDENT:  Merry Christmas, everybody.  Michelle and I just wanted to take a moment today to send greetings from our family to yours. THE FIRST LADY:  This is one of our favorite times of year.  And we’re so fortunate to be able to celebrate it together in this wonderful home. This is the “People’s House.”  So Barack... Read More →

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Photo: Pete Souza/White House --Blues master BB King performed , "Merry Christmas Baby," at the National Tree lighting ceremony in Washington, DC, December 9, 2010

Lighting the National Christmas Tree

  For the 88th time, the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony took place in Washington, DC last night.  The first family had t he honor of pushing the button that lit up a 40-foot Colorado blue spruce.  The President commented on the history and the resilience of the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony: President Obama: Often, the ceremony itself has reflected the pain and sacrifice of the times. There were years during the Second World War when no lights were hung, in order to save electricity. In the days following... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Flappers co-owner, Barbara Holliday and Santa Hollywood share a laugh on November 9, 2010

Flappers in Burbank gearing up for the holiday season

Flappers Comedy Club on East Magnolia Boulevard in Burbank is putting the word out that it wants to be party central this holiday season. The Flappers’ staff dished out samples from its delicious food menu and passed around tiny versions of its speciality martinis at a promotional event, held at that club, earlier this month. The tasty Oreo-mint martinis were my favorites — I’d go back for one of those any day. Also comic, Michael Rayner, took over the main stage to deliver a quickie version of  brand of... Read More →

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Biz Bytes: Holiday retail sales jolly & Warner Bros. chalks up another multi-billion dollar year

                                             New stats show holiday shoppers spent more this season than last Some Christmas cheer for retailers and good news for the economy today. Consumer spending during the period of November first through Christmas Eve rose 3.6 percent. That’s a heck of a lot better than what happened last year, when fears of economic disaster had shoppers holding tight to their money and thus sales plunged 2.3 percent, according to a report on Reuters. For more on those earlier figures, analysts’ reaction to them, and a look at some... Read More →

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Christmas Eve: On A Night Like This

On a night like this, the stars seem to twinkle a little brighter. If you’re a believer in the magic of Christmas; well you might just hear the jingling of sleigh bells in the distant sky.  If your thoughts turn to Jesus, perhaps you’ll look to the heavens searching for that mysterious star that proclaimed the Savior’s birth.   On a night like this, the stars seem to twinkle a little brighter. Peace and good tidings to all. May you be blessed and the deepest wish of your heart come true. Fronnie   MERRY CHRISTMAS    

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