| Aug 4, 2010
In spite of a fire raging outside of Glendale, just announced by his walky-talky, Glendale Fire Chief Harold Scoggins gamely went ahead with the installation of officers for the Glendale College Foundation during a dinner meeting on campus on July 27....
| Jun 22, 2010
I like routine. Not routine as in "ordinary," but routine as in "I wake up at 5 a.m., write a draft of my column, get ready for my day job, ride my motorcycle to work, review the first draft of my column, polish it up, submit it and get on with the rest...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 12:41 PM
I try to approach restaurants with impartiality but the cold hard truth is I don't like cupcakes. The white sugar, white flour, and unnatural colors turn me off. They're the adult version of Barbie dolls. I prefer my sweets more rustic. So when Goodie...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 4:02 PM
My mother preferred cooking gourmet main dishes to baking sweets. She'd much rather make a stuffed pork roll than an iced cinnamon roll. But every once in a while I'd come home from school to the aroma of spice cake or poppy seed bread. Rarely frosted,...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 5:58 PM
Squeezed on all sides by chain shops and eateries in Burbank's Empire Center, Grain Lab is an independent island. The small eatery, which opened last month, has the minimal look of a hip chain, with a slightly industrial-meets-organic laboratory feel with...
| Aug 26, 2012
| 1:06 PM
A bear hit by a car in La Cañada Flintridge early Sunday and showed up later near a Starbucks coffee shop has been euthanized, according to officials.
California Department of Fish and Game spokesman Andrew Hughan said the bear was euthanized at around 4...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 2:43 PM
A young bear struck by a car in La Cañada Flintridge Sunday was so severely injured that state fish and game officials were forced to euthanize the ursine because they determined it would not have been able to survive in the wild.
The bear was hit by a...
| Sep 24, 2010
| 6:48 PM
On a hot afternoon last week, I and several others from the current Leadership Burbank class sat down for a cup of coffee with Mike Nolan, a fixture within the Burbank community and a frequent speaker at City Council meetings.
I didn't know what to...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 1:48 PM
Q. It’s that time of year again, graduation season, when many of our youth are getting ready to leave the nest to live away from home for the first time in their lives.
Do you have any words of wisdom for our college-bound graduates when it comes...
| Apr 20, 2012
| 7:18 PM
“You are lucky to be one of those people who wishes to build sand castles with words, who is willing to create a place where your imagination can wander.... This is what separates artists from ordinary people: the belief, deep in our hearts, that if...