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April 25, 2013
Ever wanted to own something that previously belonged to a celebrity? Teri Hatcher's celebrity yard sale and auction on Saturday offers up that chance.  Hatcher is to preside over the sale of new and used items from stars includng Ellen DeGeneres, Portia de Rossi, Vanessa Williams, Al Pacino, Jason Alexander, Ray Romano, Katey Sagal and more. Proceeds are earmarked for the Juvenile Arthritis Assn. The event is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Americana at Brand, 889 Americana Way, Glendale.  There's an entry fee of $25, which includes food, drinks, kids activities and live music.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | April 25, 2013
Nordstrom - the high-end retailer that has come to life on a prominent corner of the Americana at Brand - will open on Sept. 20, officials announced Wednesday. Americana officials also announced that two big-draw restaurants will open in the outdoor shopping mall within a year. The Americana is also making $60 million worth of improvements along Brand Boulevard to create a grand lobby entrance leading to Nordstrom as well as street improvements such as landscaping and lighting, according to Rick Caruso, founder of the Americana's owner, Caruso Affiliated.
COMMUNITY
By Ruth Sowby | November 28, 2012
Many are familiar with the good works of the Cabrini Literary Guild, especially directed to Catholic charities. But what may be less known are the departments that allow a more personalized experience of philanthropy and socializing. There's the Book Reading Club, the Bridge Department, the Busy Fingers' Department, the Mannequin Department and the Philosophy Department. On Nov. 20, only two days before Thanksgiving, six intrepid souls gathered in the Burbank apartment of Philosophy Department Coordinator Sister Regina Palamara.
NEWS
November 19, 2012
It's officially Christmas time at the Americana at Brand, where on Sunday night the switch was flipped on thousands of lights covering the giant white fir towering over the outdoor shopping mall. The spectacle -- accompanied by dancing snowmen, fireworks, “flying” reindeer -- wowed a crowd that at one point apparently reached capacity, with some people reporting on Twitter that they had been turned away after the fire marshal cut the inflow of people. The more than 100-foot-tall white fir Christmas tree, which rolled into the Americana prior to Halloween, was covered with thousands of lights and ornaments for the “Cirque du Santa” lighting ceremony, with acrobatics provided by  Zen Arts.
NEWS
October 30, 2012
It's that time of year again, and no, we're not talking about Halloween. A more than 100-foot-tall white fir Christmas tree rolled into the Americana at Brand early Tuesday morning -- crane at the ready to hoist it into place a day before even Halloween has had its moment on the calendar. The tree, which hails from Mt. Shasta, will be decorated in the coming weeks with 10,000 lights and 15,000 ornaments, according to Caruso Affiliated, which owns the Americana. The company's other big L.A. mall, The Grove, got its similarly-sized Christmas tree last week.
COMMUNITY
October 11, 2012
Paul Sussman died on August 28th, 2012 while snorkeling in Hilo, Hawaii. It was a glorious day as he swam among the colorful fish, manta ray, and coral. His guide said he was like a little child, full of wonder. Paul was born in the Bronx, New York on March 27, 1950, and moved to Los Angeles in 1975. Paul was a graduate of the School of Visual Arts in New York City and the Southern California Institute of Architecture. He practiced his profession all over southern California and his award winning projects contribute to her landscape.
NEWS
By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | October 4, 2012
Glendale was set to make about $5.6 million in tax revenues from the Americana at Brand this year, but with its Redevelopment Agency gone, the city can expect to see that figure drop by roughly half in the years to come, officials reported. Rather than getting 80% of property tax revenue from the high-end outdoor mall, Glendale stands to get about 17% of property tax revenue in the future, with Los Angeles County and the Glendale Unified School District gaining 57% and 21%, respectively, according to a city report presented at City Hall on Tuesday.
NEWS
By Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com | September 20, 2012
Two companies controlled by billionaire developer Rick Caruso were found liable by a jury this week for water damage to a restaurant formerly at the Americana at Brand and ordered to pay $125,000 in compensation. In May 2009, staff at Caffe Primo noticed the hardwood floor in the restaurant was buckling and shortly thereafter - without any contact from Caffe Primo - Caruso's representatives began sending weekly letters to restaurant owner Tony Riviera demanding the floor be repaired, according to court documents.
NEWS
By Josh Cox, joshua.cox@latimes.com | September 6, 2012
Dozens of expectant mothers and families gathered Wednesday at the Americana at Brand to celebrate the opening of the first-ever Disney Baby store. A cast of popular characters from the famed Burbank studio joined actress and television host Alison Sweeney and Disney Consumer Products President Bob Chapek to unveil the new store. “Disney is all about life's magical moments,” Chapek said, “and maybe there's no more greater magical moment than the birth of a child.” The company teamed up with Operation Shower, a nonprofit organization that supports military families with members who are deployed, to throw a baby shower for military moms-to-be, complete with games, prizes and live music.
NEWS
September 4, 2012
Regarding the approved plans for a new Bloomingdale's [“Plan for Bloomingdale's gets the nod,” Sept. 1] Councilman Ara Najarian should be embarrassed by his own biased comments toward consumers who spend their money in our city. He says that the types of customers In-N-Out attracts “aren't what that part of the city needs” and that the “demographic is completely opposite” to what he thinks should be next to the Galleria and the Americana. All he needed to say next was that an In-N-Out belongs only in East L.A. Did he not learn his lesson from sticking his foot in his mouth then?
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