Darlene Crain’s second grade class from Bret Harte Elementary, have created clay monster mugs which are on display at the Ugly Mug Coffee House until Halloween. Owners of the Ugly Mug Coffee House, Steve and Emily Nalbantian, had children attending Bret Harte when their coffee shop first opened. “I remember thinking how it was such a great name for a coffee place and the idea just came to me,” said Crain, who tries to do this art project each year with her students.
The Moms of Burbank or MOB for short is an essential social support group for local moms and caregivers that organizes weekly playgroups, monthly service projects, parent night out events, and holds an active private online community. Earlier this year, member Pearl Wu, was diagnosed with breast cancer, and became the inspiration for an upcoming Halloween themed 5k run in which members of MOB will be running in order to raise money for a non-profit organization called Metavivor that funds research for Stage IV metastatic breast cancer.