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San Fernando Valley's Discovery Cube L.A. opens in once-vacant museum

The empty children's museum in Lake View Terrace was a $21.8-million civic embarrassment, built but never opened after its planned operator went bankrupt. For residents of the San Fernando Valley, it became a symbol of unfilled promises, fueling the sense of some who felt they weren't getting their...

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  • Banh mi goes gourmet; here's 11 of Los Angeles' best

    Banh mi goes gourmet; here's 11 of Los Angeles' best

    The latest wave of sandwich shops (Hero Shop, Superba Food + Bread, Trencher) and modern Vietnamese cafes (East Borough, Phorage) in Los Angeles have generated tantalizing new spins on banh mi, the beloved Vietnamese sandwich that is the culinary result of French colonialism in Southeast Asia. ...

  • Five Chinese restaurants where MSG isn't on the menu

    Five Chinese restaurants where MSG isn't on the menu

    Monosodium glutamate: Love it or hate it? Some people are convinced it’s toxic, though there isn't much science behind that claim. Others compare it with table salt. Regardless of which camp you fall into, it’s no secret that MSG is used heavily in restaurants – especially in traditional Chinese...

  • The A to Z of Los Angeles pizza

    The A to Z of Los Angeles pizza

    In celebration of National Pizza Day, here's a run-down of Los Angeles pizza, including go-to delivery spots, Chicago-style, New York-style, Neapolitan-style and New York-Naples hybrids. Here's where to get your gooey, cheesy, melty, crispy- and/or chewy-crusted pizza fix. 800 Degrees Neapolitan...

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  • ‘Cars are replaceable’: Burbank woman takes loss of vehicle in stride after storm

    ‘Cars are replaceable’: Burbank woman takes loss of vehicle in stride after storm

    Last Tuesday’s torrential storm brought more than 2 inches of rain to Burbank, triggering mudslides that battered several cars along Country Club Drive and toppled an RV. One of those battered cars belonged to Wendy Peters. Before the storm, city officials warned residents in the hillside community...

  • November passenger numbers soar at Hollywood Burbank Airport

    November proved to be one of Hollywood Burbank Airport’s best performing months in 2017 after officials reported an 18.5% increase in passenger numbers compared to the same month a year prior. Denis Carvill, deputy executive director of engineering, maintenance, operations and airline relations...

  • Community: ‘A Royal Night’ gala benefits programs supporting area’s homeless

    Community: ‘A Royal Night’ gala benefits programs supporting area’s homeless

    A festive gala pairing sitar music and Indian-fusion dinner created by Wolfgang Puck will generate funds that benefit the homeless in Burbank and surrounding areas. In keeping with its motto, “Lifting People Out of Homelessness.” Glendale-based Ascencia serves nearly 1,000 men, women and children...

  • On the Town: Many local residents celebrate Armenian Christmas

    On the Town: Many local residents celebrate Armenian Christmas

    While the past two weeks are a time for most people to decompress, take down and pack away decorations, and get back on track with their lives and diets following the holiday celebrations, those in the local Armenian community are still in the full throes of Christmas celebrations. Although most...

  • Burbank shifts into cleanup mode for hillside community hit by heavy rainstorm

    Burbank shifts into cleanup mode for hillside community hit by heavy rainstorm

    As soon as the deluge of water and mud had subsided enough on Country Club Drive, city and county crews got to work Tuesday on cleaning and repairing the battered Burbank neighborhood. The area had become inundated with water and mud over the course of the storm that hit the Southland Monday. The...

  • Burbank seeks to write joint letter with airport authority regarding NextGen

    After receiving several complaints from residents, the Burbank City Council is looking to send a joint letter with the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority to voice concerns about the Federal Aviation Administration’s latest transportation system, which some residents say is increasing noise...

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