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Wildwood Canyon Park is a short, but very steep climb up a narrow ridge great for beginner and seasoned hikers alike. This is a great hike for residents of downtown L.A. and the Valley. The Vital Link trail ascends the ridge, with great views on both sides.

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At the top, relax and enjoy some well-earned views of the San Gabriel Mountains to the north and Burbank to the south. This is a great place to take pictures and have a final rest and refuel for the ascent.

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WHAT: Wildwood Canyon Park
WHEN: Sun up to sun down
WHERE: 1701 Wildwood Canyon | Burbank CA 91501

CONTACT: (818) 238-5300

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The Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery located in North Hollywood has a special section called the Portal of the Folded Wings Shrine to Aviation that is the final resting place for a number of aviation pioneers — barnstormers, daredevils, and sundry architects of aviation. There is a memorial to Amelia Earhart and others, honoring their accomplishments.

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Valhalla was founded in 1923 by two Los Angeles financiers, John R. Osborne and C. C. Fitzpatrick. The Spanish Mission Revival entrance structure was designed by architect Kenneth McDonald Jr. For the decorative stone castings, McDonald hired Italian-born sculptor Federico A. Giorgi, who had created 30-foot-tall statues of elephants and lions for the 1917 epic film Intolerance and crafted the exterior of downtown’s Million Dollar Theater. The gateway to the new cemetery cost $140,000.

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The shrine, with a colorful tile dome and female figures stretching their arms to the heavens, originally was built as an impressive entrance to Valhalla Memorial Park cemetery. It was named for the palace of Odin, the Norse god of slain heroes.

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There are only a handful of celebrities buried here at ValhallaThe most notable is Oliver Hardy, half of the famous comedy team “Laurel & Hardy.” But you can also find Bea Benaderet (1906-1966) here, the actress who played the mother on TV’s “Petticoat Junction.” Cousin Pearl on “The Beverly Hillbillies,” and did the voice of Betty Rubble on “The Flintstones.” Her wall crypt is in the Mausoleum of Hope, on the west side of the park. But if you look for her as Bea Benaderet, you probably won’t find her. Her marker reads “Twombly” in large letters at the top, with her name in smaller letters on the left side.

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WHAT: The Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery
WHEN: Open year round during the day 
WHERE: 10621 Victory Boulevard | North Hollywood, CA 91606

CONTACT: (818) 763-9121

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Downtown Burbank’s most festive holiday tradition returns for 8-weeks of outdoor ice skating, themed nights, and special performances at The Rink in Downtown Burbank. Transforming the corner of North 3rd Street and East Orange Grove Avenue into a magical winter wonderland, skaters of all ages will enjoy 90-minute sessions on the ice with friends and family.

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Special events at The Rink in Downtown Burbank include:

  • Ugly Sweater Mondays, ’80s Night Wednesdays, and Thursday Night Fever, where skaters are encouraged to get into the spirit, dress up, and have fun on the ice from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
  • The Mayor’s Tree-lighting Ceremony in front of City Hall on Friday, December 5 at 6:30 PM– stop by and skate before and after event!
  • Santa Claus will be making an appearance on Saturday, December 13, and kids of all ages are invited to skate with the big man himself from 12 noon to 1:30 PM.
  • The Rink will be filled with Santas and Elves during Skating Santas Night, an event where everyone is welcome to arrive in costume on Saturday, December 20 from 8:00 PM to 11:30 PM.
  • Performances by the Los Angeles Ice Theater are scheduled for every Saturday in December at 5:45 PM.
  • For those wanting to brush up on their skating skills, classes by professional instructors from Pickwick Gardens Ice Skating Rink are offered starting Saturday, December 20 at 9:00 AM and 9:25 AM, and for adults on Tuesdays at 7:50 PM.

A great way to celebrate the holidays, The Rink in Downtown Burbank is just steps away from hundreds of shops and restaurants decked out for the holiday season, making it a joyful family outing and memorable getaway. Admission is $10.00, skate rentals are $3.00, and Bobby the Seal rentals are $6.00. Season passes are available for $139 through November 20, and $159 afterwards. Passes are valid for unlimited skating every day from Friday, November 28 through January 19, 2015.

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WHAT: The Rink In Downtown Burbank 
WHEN:
November 28, 2014 – January 19, 2015 
WHERE: 
North 3rd Street and East Orange Grove Avenue | Burbank, CA 91502

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Comedy history will be made at the weeklong Burbank Comedy Festival, the first live comedy festival in Los Angeles. Featuring 200 up-and-coming comedians and national headliners Adam Carolla, Jeff Garlin, Joey Medina, Carlos Alazraqui, Brad Williams, Darren Carter, Jimmy Dore, Jimmy Shubert, Brian Dunkleman, and more.

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The Burbank Comedy Festival will be held in the Main Room, Yoo Hoo Room, and Bar at Flappers Comedy Club. The festival is dedicated to discovering America’s next comedy superstar. By pairing emerging comedians with established headliners, the festival will give the next generation of talent the opportunity to perform and connect with top entertainment professionals, to encourage live comedy, and do some funny business.

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As Los Angeles’ first and only weeklong live comedy celebration showcasing stand-up, improv, sketch, music, magic, and variety, the Burbank Comedy Festival will be a gathering of the biggest players in the industry, with top celebrity talent, red carpet events, industry showcases, comedy classes, networking opportunities, and after-parties.

WHAT: Burbank Comedy Festival  
WHEN:
August 17 – 23, 2014 
WHERE: 
102 East Magnolia Boulevard | Downtown Burbank, CA 91502

DETAILS: 

  • Tickets: General Admission $399 | VIP Admission $599

CONTACT: (818) 845-9721

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Top automotive design will take center stage at the 3nd annual Downtown Burbank Car Classic. Included will be a Red Carpet Expo with celebrity vehicles from film and television, along with a display of legendary cars from the Petersen Automotive Museum and The World Famous West Coast Customs.  Additional blocks will feature 200 restored and pre-1974 vehicles, exotics, and hot rods. Entertainment will include KCRW DJ Gary Calamar, live music, chalk artists, and an awards ceremony for the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award.

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The Downtown Burbank Car Classic will take place on San Fernando Boulevard from Burbank Town Center to the Holiday Inn. The Red Carpet Expo will be located on San Fernando Boulevard from Angeleno to Olive Avenue, with the Main Stage at San Fernando and Orange Grove Avenue.

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WHAT: Downtown Burbank Car Classic 
WHEN:
Saturday, July 26, 2014 | 3:00 – 9:00 pm  
WHERE:
Burbank, CA 91502

DETAILS:

  • The Downtown Burbank Car Classic is free and open to the public

CONTACT INFO: (818) 238-5180

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