Smoke House Celebrates 75 Years With Hollywood Stars

First published in the Oct. 16 print issue of the Burbank Leader.

It was an emotional evening for Smoke House owner Marti Spencer as the venerable restaurant celebrated its 75th anniversary by throwing a gala party last Tuesday night.
Hosted by former KNBC-4 weatherman Fritz Coleman, the evening saw the legendary eatery packed with longtime regulars, notables from the entertainment world and local political dignitaries who came out to celebrate the three-quarters-of-a-century milestone with Spencer and her staff.
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Friedman’s Speed Limit Bill Passes Legislature

First published in the Sept. 18 print issue of the Burbank Leader.

Legislation by Assemblymember Laura Friedman that would provide local governments with more flexibility in setting speed limits passed the Legislature last week with strong bipartisan support.
The measure, Assembly Bill 43, incorporates the findings and recommendations relating to speed limits included in the California State Transportation Agency’s Zero Traffics Fatalities Task Force Report on reforming the way California allows speed limits to be set. Continue reading “Friedman’s Speed Limit Bill Passes Legislature”