News, entertainment, opinion, and whatever sparks interest in Burbank the Media City
Fronnie Lewis - Editor

Tag Archives | Thanksgiving

Outgoing Burbank City Councilmember Bob Frutos gives thanks

A Heartfelt Thank you. Thanksgiving is around the corner and I hope this year you can all enjoy safe and happy holidays together with family and friends. I would like to thank all of you as this will be my last year serving on the Burbank City Council. I am grateful for all of you who have supported me with your vote. It has been an incredible honor to have served two terms as Mayor in this city I have called home for over 30 years. One of the best things... Read More →

Tags: , , ,

Thanksgiving message from Burbank Mayor Bob Frutos

This Thanksgiving I am grateful I will be joining my family, like so many families in our community in sitting down together to give thanks for those things we are so thankful for in our lives. When I look back over last year I have served as Mayor, I am grateful for a caring and kind community for your patience, kindness, perseverance and flexibility despite the challenges we all faced last year. Burbank has come through with compassion for one another and we continue to hope for a better 2022.... Read More →

Tags: , , , ,

Burbank City Councilman Bob Frutos city council meeting June 6, 2017

Letter: Happy Thanksgiving wishes from Bob Frutos

“Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Holidays.” It is time to reflect on all of the blessings for which I am thankful. I am thankful for another good year of health for myself and my family.  I am continually honored and blessed to serve as your council member of our great city.   I am also thankful for so many residents who care for our community and get involved in our local government.  It is because of your love and dedication that makes this a great community. I am thankful for the dedicated employees that work hard, especially our Police and Fire Departments... Read More →

Tags: , , , ,

Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Councilman Bob Frutos at Rock-a-Hula event at the Verdugo Pool in Burbank September 15, 2016

Thanksgiving message from Burbank Councilman Bob Frutos

I would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving Holiday. As we celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends we give thanks for the blessings and the freedom s we enjoy every day.  I am very appreciative of the great opportunity you have given me to serve as one of your Council Members in our great city. I am thankful that we live in a city with so many caring residents who are involved in our community to help those who are less fortunate.   I’m also thankful for all of our... Read More →

Tags: , , , ,

Burbank YMCA “Turkey Trot” Thanksgiving Day

The Burbank Community  YMCA will again be hosting its “Turkey Trot” on Thanksgiving Day.  Participants can run, walk, job or even push a stroller along the course. There will be various athletic levels, from serious runners to casual walkers. Kids are welcome. There will be a 5k and 10k. Special cash prizes for the top finishers in each category.

App the participants will free tee shirts and finish line photos. Adults can pre-registered for $40. Registration goes up to $45 on Turkey Day. Kids 9 years and younger, $15.
The 2014 Turkey Trot” schedule.

6:30am Day-of Registration/Packet pick up
7:00am Expo open
7:30am Warm up and announcements
8:00am 10K/5K competitive run start
8:15am 5K fun run/walk start
9:30am Kiddie Run start (ages 9 and under)


More information at

Tags: , ,

airline silhouette clip art

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 →

Tags: , , , , ,


“Hunger Games: Catching Fire” and “Frozen” break records and win box office gold

  The malls and shopping centers were not the only places attracting big crowds over the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend.  A lot of folks bought tickets at movie theaters — allowing the two top films to break records and collect a ton of money. The final numbers came out today and they show the action adventure, “Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” won the domestic box office derby with $74 million over the weekend — holding onto the number one spot for the second week in a row.... Read More →

Tags: , , ,

red car graphic 2

Millions hitting the road for Thanksgiving holiday as gas prices rise

If you’re hitting the road for the long Thanksgiving Holiday weekend, you are not alone. The Automobile Club says 43.4 million of us will be traveling during this time — and nearly 90 percent will be doing so on the roads and highways. The busiest day for any kind of  Thanksgiving travel is today, the day before Turkey Day. Meanwhile, gas prices are rising , after declining steadily for several weeks. On November 12, the national average for a gallon of regular gas $3.18. Over the... Read More →

Tags: , , ,

Thanksgiving turkey clip art

Big turkey giveaway at Dodger Stadium today

  A big turkey giveaway at Dodger Stadium today. Turkeys, fixings and reusable canvas bags will be handed out to “… 2,100 pre-selected not for profit community organizations who will in turn distribute them to families in need,” according to a news release from the Dodger organization. Dodger  alumni “Sweet” Lou Johnson, Bobby Castillo, Matt Luke and Al Downing will be there to help with the ninth annual Community Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway. Joining the Los Angeles Dodgers in this special program, Ralphs, Food 4 Less and Golden State Water... Read More →

Tags: , ,

red car graphic 2

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 →

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Give thanks graphic

Jean Youn: Being thankful

It is a Thanksgiving Day week. In other words, the end of the year 2012 is getting closer. There is no doubt that the lapse of one year to teenagers is beyond comparison to that of people in their seventies or eighties. However, that is just a difference in feeling. In fact, time flows at a constant speed and the flow of time is always fair to everybody. Then, what causes the differences in feeling? I wonder whether the duration of time we think we have... Read More →

Tags: , , ,

Thanksgiving turkey clipart

Holiday Highlights: A wrap-up of Burbank YMCA’s Turkey Trot

The final numbers are in! Burbank YMCA’s Thanksgiving Turkey Trot event, on November 24, 2011, was a huge runaway success, according to officials. Here’s the news release with details, sent out yesterday by Burbank Y’s Susan Sebastian. The Burbank Community YMCA Turkey Trot Has a Fast Start (Burbank, CA, December) – The second annual Burbank Community YMCA Turkey Trot took place on Thanksgiving morning.  Over 1,400 runners arrived very early to perfect “running weather” to start their Thanksgiving holiday off on a healthy note. The diverse crowd was made up... Read More →

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Photo: Chuck Kennedy/White House -- President Obama pardoned two turkeys at the White House today. Only one, Liberty, made an appearance at the event. The other, Peace, skipped the photos. November 23, 2011

Photo Gallery:President Obama pardons two lucky turkeys

President Obama carried on a Thanksgiving tradition today by pardoning two big turkeys. Liberty was on hand for the National Thanksgiving Turkey Pardoning ceremony — Peace was a no show for some reason. Joining the president were daughters Malia and Sasha and the National Turkey Federation Chairman, Richard Huisinga. The two 19-week old turkeys tip the scales at 45 pounds each and were raised by a group of students in Minnesota. President Obama: “Now, I’m told that in order to prepare Liberty and Peace for their big day, the students exposed them to loud noises... Read More →

Tags: , , , , ,

Thankful graphic

Jean Youn: A thankful Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. There are countless things that we feel that we lack and want but there also a countless number of things to be thankful for. Of those things family is what’s most important and what we are most thankful for. Family is what I am most thankful for but what allows my family and me to live day in and day out is actually you my customer. When I think about all of the blessings I have received over the years, none of those things... Read More →

Tags: , , ,

Photo courtesy Guest Blogger Jean Youn

Jean Youn: The tale of the old man and the village

I want to share a story with you.  A long time ago, an old man sat underneath the shade of a tree near the entrance of a village.  A traveler walked toward the village and noticed the old man. He asked him, “How are the people in this village?” The old man asked the traveler, “How are the people in the village you’re from?” The traveler replied, “The people in the village that I’m from are no good and I don’t like being around them. They weren’t the kind of... Read More →

Tags: , , ,

Photo courtesy Guest Blogger Jean Youn

Jean Youn’s Tips and Insight: Giving thanks

 Tomorrow is a big holiday in Korea. It is called Chu-Seok , and it is the Korean equivalent of America’s Thanksgiving. In Korea, it is a five day long celebration. During Chu-Seok, the first harvests of grains and fruits are prepared and it is day where Koreans give thanks to their ancestors. The seasons in Korea are similar to how it is in the Northeastern United States. So in terms of the weather and seasons, it’s a little hard to prepare the first harvests. Why do they do it so early?... Read More →

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Thanksgiving and a hoop shot at Trader Joe’s

  I’m thankful for the major blessings like good friends, loved ones, church, health, and career opportunities on this Thanksgivings. Also, when I sit down to that feast later on today — I will be thankful for those small moments that bring laughter and surprises. Last week on Wednesday, November 17, I  had one of those surprise moments at the Trader Joe’s on East Alameda Avenue in Burbank. And I shared that moment with a store full of strangers. I was at the checkout stand, when all of a sudden there were shouts from... Read More →

Tags: , , ,