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Briefs: Restaurants take over Thursday night

Restaurants take over Thursday night

The Taste of Downtown Burbank is taking over the North San Fernando Boulevard on Thursday, with organizers working to keep trash and waste at a minimum.


From 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. celebrity guests, live entertainment and over 40 restaurants will light up the evening between East Magnolia Boulevard and East Orange Grove Avenue.

Hosted by the Downtown Burbank Partnership, organizers say they want to reduce waste by 75% compared to the previous year with compostable and environmentally friendly eating utensils and recycling stations.


Honor for Cusumano family

The 2010 Woodbury University Movers & Shapers Award will go to the Cusumano family at an awards luncheon Oct. 14 on the campus, 7500 Glenoaks Blvd., Burbank.

Cusumano family members have served on boards for the city, Providence Saint Joseph Foundation, Burbank Unified School District, Burbank Board of Realtors and several other organizations. The Cusumano Family Foundation has supported agencies from the Family Services Agency to the Burbank Police Officers’ Association.

Past recipients of the award include Mary Alvord, Gary Olson and Sunder Ramani.


For tickets or more information, call (818) 252.5228. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

Burbank Leadership seeking applicants

The Burbank Neighborhood Leadership Program is seeking applicants for its six-month program for adults, offering participants the tools to become leaders by learning about Burbank, government, schools, businesses, nonprofits, history and culture.

The free program runs from January 2011 through June 2011. Students commit to attending 10 Saturday classes and group meetings to complete a group project. Transportation is available.


To apply, download the form at The deadline to apply is Oct. 29. For more information, call (818) 238-5322 or e-mail

Audrey K opens on Magnolia

Audrey K, a women’s apparel and accessory boutique, has relocated from Glendale to Burbank.

Owner Audrey Robles is a clothing and jewelry designer whose store offers merchandise from local and independent designers, with an eye toward fusing modern and vintage styles.

“As a Burbank resident and with a son at Burbank High School, we wanted to have our business in the town we live in and support,” Robles said in a statement.

Audrey K is at 3414 W. Magnolia Blvd. For more information, call (818) 558-1733 or visit

Burbank condos 40% off original price

Lofts and condominiums at The Burbank Collection are now listed for 40% off their original selling price. The home range in size from 731 to 2,226 square feet and begin in the low $300,000s.

“This opportunity is ideal for buyers seeking to take advantage of the California state tax credit before the end of the year and before our final homes are gone,” Greg Beck, project manager for the downtown Burbank development, said in a statement.

More than 80% of the homes in The Burbank Collection have been sold, according to Beck. For more information, call (818) 558-3600 or visit