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Tomatomania! is back at Tapia Brothers with nearly 300 tomato varieties

So you forgot to save seeds from last year's yummy Cherokee Purple heirloom tomato plant and there just wasn't time to sow Yellow Brandywine seeds on your window sill?  No problem. Tomatomania! — the annual spring pop-up sale of hundreds of tomato seedlings — returns to Tapia Brothers Farm Stand...

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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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  • ‘Golden State’ plan will guide development near Burbank airport and proposed high-speed rail station

    ‘Golden State’ plan will guide development near Burbank airport and proposed high-speed rail station

    The area east and south of Hollywood Burbank Airport used to be home to Lockheed Martin’s aerospace manufacturing from the 1940s until the company’s departure in the 1990s. Since then, the heavy manufacturing footprint in that region has transformed into an eclectic mix of commercial, light industrial,...

  • Fire breaks out in garage of Burbank home

    Fire breaks out in garage of Burbank home

    A fire broke out in the garage of a Burbank home late Thursday morning, destroying part of the residence. Sometime before noon, the Burbank Fire Department responded to a report of a house fire in the 800 block of North Mariposa Street. Photos shared on social media showed a large plume of smoke...

  • ‘Hawaii Five-O’ actor James Hong named grand marshal of Burbank on Parade

    ‘Hawaii Five-O’ actor James Hong named grand marshal of Burbank on Parade

    Burbank on Parade has chosen a grand marshal who knows a thing or two about this year’s “Aloha” theme. Parade officials announced that veteran actor James Hong, who played eight different roles in the original “Hawaii Five-O” TV series, will have the honor of being the ceremonial officiant of the...

  • State of the Schools breakfast exceeds fundraising goal

    State of the Schools breakfast exceeds fundraising goal

    Organizers of the Burbank Educational Foundation’s State of the Schools breakfast have exceeded their $90,000 fundraising goal. Held at the Castaway restaurant last month, the event’s “90 for 90” campaign sought to raise $1,000 each from 90 donors in celebration of Burbank Unified’s 90th anniversary....

  • Burbank Arts For All Foundation awards $26,000 in grants

    The Burbank Arts For All Foundation helped fulfill a dozen grant requests from educators in Burbank schools recently by providing about $26,200 in grants to support arts education in local elementary, middle and high schools. The grants were approved last month, said Trena Pitchford, the foundation’s...

  • Burbank teachers vouch for peer-to-peer training

    Burbank teachers vouch for peer-to-peer training

    The head of the Burbank Teachers Assn. spoke last week about the importance of experienced educators training new teachers and providing more opportunities for such interaction — particularly for teachers who have only been teaching for less than two years. “The first two years are incredibly important....

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