It was another great weekend show with The Long Run and Ethan Farmer taking the stage for the enthusiastic crowd.
BurbankNBeyond’s Deborah Dodge was once again all over the bowl and captured some great photos of the fun.
The City of Burbank will be temporarily closing the Northwest Branch Library for a mandatory seismic retrofit starting on Wednesday, August 1, 2012.
The building at 3323 N. Victory Blvd. will undergo a number of improvements to make it both ADA
(American with Disabilities Act) compliant and earthquake-safe. The project is expected to be completed by Spring, 2013.
During the closure, library services will remain available at the city’s other locations: Burbank Central
Library, 110 N. Glenoaks Blvd.; and Buena Vista Library, 300 N. Buena Vista Street.
Any material checked out from the Northwest Branch that hasn’t been returned by July 31, may be
returned to either the Central or Buena Vista Libraries.
For further information, call 818-238-5600 or visit the library’s website at www.BurbankLibrary.com.
Burbank’s new City Clerk, Zizette Mullins along with new City Treasurer Debbie Kukta, were given the oath of office at Tuesday’s City council meeting.
The oath was administered by Deputy City Clerk Susan Doman at the beginning of the meeting.
Both thanked the council for their support, and stated they look forward to working with staff, council, and the residents of Burbank.
The pair were appointed earlier by the Council to fill unexpired terms. Both are expected to run again in next year’s election.
Burbank Police and Firefighters responded to Glenoaks and East on Tuesday evening after it was reported a car struck a parked car and it’s driver might be trapped.
Upon arrival the Firefighters found the driver outside of her overturned car, with no reported injuries.
The driver told police something ran in front of her car, causing her to swerve to her right to avoid a crash and struck a parked SUV causing her car to flip upside down. Glenoaks southbound was closed until the police could finish their investigation and the car was up-righted.
True blue cars with red hot pedigrees will be in the spotlight at the Downtown Burbank Car Classic this Saturday, July 28 from 3:00 to 9:00 pm in Downtown Burbank.
Covering six blocks and 200 vintage automobiles, the Downtown Burbank Car Classic will feature the V8 Ford Mustang fastback driven by Steve McQueen in the 1968 film Bullitt, Herbie the Volkswagen Beetle of The Love Bug fame, a 1965 Sunbeam used for the 2008 Get Smart movie, the 1965 Lincoln Continental Convertible seen regularly on HBO’s Entourage, the original Bat Mobile and more. The Downtown Burbank Car Classic is free and open to the public.
In addition to vehicles with TV and film credentials will be numerous cars with illustrious origins such as a 1929 DuPont Model G Speedster (only nine are known to survive,) 1928 Studebaker President Sedan (complete with a rare period-correct radio) and 1934 La Salle Series 350 Convertible Coupe (the first General Motors car designed by the legendary Harley Earl) from the collection of the Petersen Automotive Museum.
The Downtown Burbank Car Classic will feature the fastest production car in the world, the Lamborghini Diablo; a 1978 25th Anniversary Indy Pace Car Chevy Corvette; a 1947 Fiat Coupe, winner of the 1960 Nationals in Detroit, and a 1948 Ford Deluxe convertible owned by Sam Foose, auto designer Chip Foose’s father, as well as plenty of restored, rare and vintage sports cars, exotics and hot rods to satisfy every automotive enthusiast.
The show will stretch from Magnolia Boulevard to Angeleno Avenue on San Fernando Boulevard and Olive Avenue in Downtown Burbank.
International jazz pianist and composer David Benoit will perform from 7:30 to 9:00 pm, and a cappella legends The Alley Cats will take the stage at 5:00 pm.
Flag Ceremony by the Iron Eyes Cody District of Verdugo Hills Council, Boy Scouts of America. Then starting at 3:00 pm and continuing throughout the event, the KABC Street Team will entertain with music, swag and prize giveaways. Plus, check out Disney Ride Makerz Cars… Build and customize your own ride! Watch talented Street Painters create supersized artworks directly on the tarmac. Marvel at these amazing artists as they bring historic vehicles to life before your eyes.
The Car Classic takes flight with an airborne salute. Watch for helicopters and contemporary and vintage aircraft in magnificent formation in the skies above Downtown Burbank.
Get ready for sidesplitting fun as Flappers Comedy Club presents Michael Rayner with a combination of hilarious tricks, stunts, uproarious stand-up, and a bounty of improvised fun.
The Alley Cats, America’s premier doo-wop group, take to the stage with a perfect blend of musical talent and comedic timing. The band never misses a beat as they sing the greatest songs from the 50s and 60s.
Awards ceremony. Prizes will be given for the following categories: Best in Show, Most Unusual Vehicle, Classic Award, Jay Leno Award, Best pre-1960 Vehicle, Best post-1960 Vehicle and Petersen Museum Preservation Pick
International jazz pianist and composer David Benoit performs. Benoit’s career as a contemporary jazz pianist and composer has included over 25 solo recordings. His ’80s releases This Side Up, Freedom at Midnight and the GRAMMY-nominated Every Step of the Way are considered influential genre classics. In 2010, the pianist/composer was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the American Smooth Jazz Awards.
The Downtown Burbank Car Classic is presented by Downtown Burbank Partnership, a non-profit organization.
Due to unforeseen scheduling circumstances, the “Miss Country Western USA” Pageant is now being held in Southern California. The pageant which will assist UN-Married Girls, ages 16-29 into a show business connection, in their reach for the crown, and awards ranging up to $3,000 in Cash, Prizes and Bonds, has been slated for the show business mecca of the Hollywood area.
The scheduled date of Saturday, August 11th will remain the same. All the contestants who compete will have that Hollywood Connection Opportunity, as the judges from inside the industry continue to be in place.
According to officials at the pageant, “We tried something in placing the pageant into a resort community, however, it really belongs in Southern California where the excitement of the Hollywood Connection abounds with opportunity for those driven to such a career that can be honed and pursued.”
The opportunity to experience the refinement and the positive attitude gained with self-promotion and building self-confidence can be achieved by performing in a pageant. This is a compelling consideration for becoming a contestant.
There were many considerations that came into play in making the bold move to reel the pageant back to Southern California, according to Pageant Officials.
The new venue in staging the pageant has been secured, and official announcement will be made within the week by the Host Community.
By bringing the pageant home where the crown originated and into the midst of the excitement of the entertainment industry, it has added additional promotional packages connected with Hollywood Agencies to the new “Miss Country Western USA” and her Court.
The Burbank based Pageant, to enhance the opportunities for contestants, has turned its focus on the best interests of all contestants.
Special Southern California accommodations are being arranged for out of the area contestants while the field of participation is expected to increase. The pageant is open to all qualified residents of the United States.
The pageant is scheduled to be held on Saturday August 11th. The shift in venue, to where more available industry judges reside, will allow this pageant to be held in a single day.
In view of this relocation of the pageant, new applicants have been extended to the end of July.
For details you may email the pageant at info@CountryWesternPageant.com or visit their website at www.CountryWesternPageant.com