Mayor Jess Tablemates joined us to talk about the city of Burbank -- the brunt of Johnny Carson's jokes for years -- turns one hundred on July 8th -- there will be a big free community party but more importantly it's a city with a long, colorful, and progressive history.Formed from two large Spanish land grants, it was a dentist, Dr. David Burbank who opened up the region when he sold Southern Pacific Railroad the right of way thru his land for ONE DOLLAR! Burbank became the home to fledgling industries -- Moreland Trucking, Lockheed Aircraft, and of course the MOTION PICTURE and TELEVISION businesses starting with First National Pictures, then Warner Bros, Columbia, Disney, NBC et al. Celebrities from Debbie Reynolds (Burbank High graduate and Miss Burbank 1948), Tim Burton, Helen Hunt, Ron Howard to Elijah Wood and Blake Lively call Burbank home. Today it is a major modern tourism, entertainment and commerce center that continues its growth and forward-thinking.
FREE Party of the Century Friday July 8th 5-10 pm in downtown Burbank
Mickey/Minnie Mouse will present one of the largest cupcake displays ever
Air Parade in honor of Bob Hope Airport historic flyover featuring U.S. navy F/A- 18 Hornets, B-25 Mitchell Bombers, helicopters from LA/Orange Counties and Aero Squadron World
Mascot Parade through downtown (Bugs Bunny and others)
Fireworks finale at 930 pm
Downtown restaurants will feature 'centennial specials' for patrons
Burbank has evolved over 100 years from an agricultural town, to aerospace based (Lockheed) to the entertainment industry (Media Capital of the World). It is home to 3 major studios
CITY OF BURBANK TURNS 100
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