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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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  • Burbank Water and Power to assist U.S. Virgin Islands

    Burbank Water and Power to assist U.S. Virgin Islands

    Burbank Water and Power will be sending several of its employees and some equipment to the U.S. Virgin Islands to help the Caribbean islands recover from the devastating hurricanes that battered them in September. The Burbank City Council voted unanimously during a meeting on Jan. 9 to allow City...

  • Residents ask Hollywood Burbank Airport officials to write the FAA regarding NextGen

    Residents ask Hollywood Burbank Airport officials to write the FAA regarding NextGen

    Several residents approached the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority on Tuesday urging officials to work with the Burbank City Council to send a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration to address their concerns about the agency’s latest transportation system. After the City Council’s...

  • ‘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...

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