February 12, 2013
DreamWorks Animation will create the first Netflix original series for kids -- a show based on next summer's animated film "Turbo. " The new series, "Turbo: F.A.S.T. " -- short for "Fast Action Stunt Team" -- is to debut in December in the United States and the 39 other countries where Netflix offers its online subscription service. The program will continue the animated exploits of the movie's snail hero, Turbo, who in the film pursues the improbable dream of competing in the Indianapolis 500. "Netflix boasts one of the largest and fastest-growing audiences in kids' television," DreamWorks Animation Chief Executive Jeffrey Katzenberg said in a statement.
September 11, 2009
In the ever-evolving script for the 710 Freeway tunnel, the Burbank City Council this week opted to stay out the political drama, citing insufficient data on the massive project proposal. Their decision came despite a slew of opposition speakers who recanted the same refrains that have nagged at other city councils, most recently in Glendale. Armed only with unscientific projections and assumptions, the opposition camp to a proposed underground tunnel linking the 710 and 210 freeways has had some success in pushing elected officials from Glendale to La Cañada and the California Legislature into taking a premature stand against it. Truth is, a full environmental assessment on the impacts of the proposal hasn’t been completed.
December 24, 2005
SyrianaDo high gas prices make you angry? Do you vote, listen to talk radio, like discussing politics or read the newspaper? Of course you read the paper, or you wouldn't be reading my amazing critique. If you answer yes to any of my questions, I highly recommend seeing the political drama, "Syriana." If my questions don't excite you, at least show some personal responsibility and register to vote. "Syriana" is a fictional drama that tells the story of the USA's reliance on oil from Middle Eastern countries.
May 14, 2012
Four people pitched their canvass chairs on a recent day above the Foothill (210) Freeway, their gaze focused unwaveringly on the roadway below. Their mission: count cars. All of them. One of the counters, Leandra Alvarez, positioned her fingers poised over two rows of four keypads at the top of a clipboard, with keys for cars and two-axle, three-axle and four-axle trucks. She was charged with watching two lanes. “It's not that hard,” she said, her eyes fixed on the road.
April 24, 2009
Sales tax increase is misleading Talk about deception. The April 1 sales tax increase was described as a 1% increase. This is totally misleading. The sales tax in our area has been for some time 8.25% of the purchase price of taxable merchandise. On April 1 it was raised to 9.25%. That is a percentage increase of the sales tax rate of more than 11%. How anyone could run our state $42 billion in the hole is inconceivable. Instead of raising taxes we need to cut government spending.
September 24, 2004
After a performance at the Hollywood Bowl in July and a short breath of fresh air, A Noise Within is going full-speed ahead with its 2004-2005 Season: _____________ "A Midsummer Night's Dream" By William Shakespeare Directed by Geoff Elliott and Julia Rodriguez Elliott Runs: Sept. 24 to Dec. 3 In a world where "No night is now with hymn or carol blest," passionate lovers, ham-handed actors, and discordant spirits of the fairy world cross paths in a moon-drenched wood and discover the transformative power of love.