Hail to the ‘King’
Peter Jackson’s final film in the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy has
been receiving critical acclaim. Our Reel Critic hated it, and wished
he had just stayed home and rented “Spaceballs.” Just kidding.
SEE ENJOY!, PAGE A4.
a lot on the line
Albertsons, Ralphs and Vons employees, who have been on strike
since Oct. 11, have been making the best of the holiday season.
SEE PAGE A6.
The following places will be closed Thursday in observance of the
New Year’s Day holiday:
* All city offices, including City Hall.
* All libraries and post offices.
* All national and state government agencies, including Social
Security and DMV.
* The offices of the Burbank Leader and News-Press.
* Trash collection will proceed on schedule and most parks will be
open, as well as the police and fire departments.
Around Town, A5
Community Forum, A2
Partly cloudy skies, with highs in the low to mid-60s.