Oh yes, for those who live near Los Angeles International Airport
and elsewhere, Burbank may be a convenience, but to those who live
here and care about the quality of life here, it is one more step
down the slippery slope to the 24-hour international operation so
desired by a few.
ROSE M. PROUSER
Some observations around town
On Memorial Day, I only saw a smattering of American Flags being
displayed honoring our veterans around Burbank. How sad. On Flag Day
I only saw a smattering of American Flags being flown and honored
around Burbank. Even sadder.
As for the new Magnolia Power Plant: Wow, what a landscaper's
paradise. I remember when we had that severe water shortage and the
large xeriscape garden was planted there as an example of
environmentally friendly and water-conserving landscaping. Now, with
that big beautiful power plant comes big beautiful palm trees, roses,
and look, what is that growing around the L.A. river and wash area?
More palm trees, bushes, plants and even rock gardens? With
sprinklers too! Wow, is Burbank flush with water or cash or both? And
what is the purpose of landscaping an adjacent wash area, when just
on the other side of Olive are thigh-high weeds and trash?
You would think that the city trash collectors would have some
kind of system available to them to report seemingly abandoned cars
along their weekly routes, or cars and boats that exceed the legal
width limits from the curbs and present hazards for passing cars. Or
don't they notice these impediments as they pass them and maneuver
around them to access the trash containers?
School is nearly out. Please teach your children to stop, look,
and listen before they cross the street. A crosswalk line painted on
the asphalt is not an invisible barrier protecting them.
Dimples isn't making new friends
A few days ago I began writing what I considered a very nice
letter about Dimples for submission to the Burbank Leader. I realized
I couldn't spell "karaoke" and it wasn't listed in my reference
I telephoned Dimples and a man answered. I mentioned I was writing