Author: Burbankia Mike

About Burbankia Mike

Burbank Mike is one of the team behind the website http://wesclark.com/burbank/ and along with his partner, Wes, is currently working on a new book celebrating Burbank's history and the many stories from the past

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: The Magnolia Theater

Back in March we talked about the Cornell Theater today we will travel back to another Theater that holds many memories for Burbankers on that edge…

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: The Ozzy Osbourne, Quite Riot & Burbank Connection

Randy Rhodes went to elementary school here and to John Muir and Burbank High before forming Quiet Riot and joining Ozzy

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Burbank’s Original Library

On Olive ave. where part of Bellermine Jefferson High School has the end of its building once stood the original main Library for Burbank

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Your Burbank Home

The Burbank Merchants developed a 56 page booklet that contained a complete history of Burbank from the Rancho Days to the present (1928) with many pictures

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Redcar from Burbank to Los Angeles

A Slide Trip 45 Min to Broadway

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Welcome to Burbank!

You always knew when you has made it back home to Burbank

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Remembering Burbank’s Sacrifice for Our Country

Each Memorial Day the names of those who were lost are read aloud and a Red Rose placed on their monument to assure that their names ring out in our city once again so their sacrifice is not forgotten

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Burbank’s Own Song

If you would like to hear a performance of this home town song I will be giving a slide presentation this Saturday afternoon at the Burbank Historical Society Gordon Howard Museum at Olive Rec at 2 pm.

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Burbank Was Once Wine Country

At one time the Hillsides of the Verdugo’s were covered in grape arbors

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: The Beach Boys Burbank Connection

All of this was brought about by Burbank High School Drill team member and super loyal student Jodi Gable

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Andrew Jergens Plant

e all told time the same way by the sound of the Jergens Plant break and main steam whistles

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Burbank’s First Real School Building

It had a belfry or bell tower which housed the bell that called the boys and girls of the community to school each morning

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Burbank Villa Hotel

Dr Burbank himself took on the task of building a first class hotel for local visitors to stay.