October 25, 2013
The argument between believers and atheists has found a new and very public forum in recent years - billboards. Pro- and anti-religion advertisements and messages have been appearing on the sides of buses in places as diverse as London and Dallas, on billboards in Australia and California, and now in New York's Times Square. Paid for by the evangelical group Answers In Genesis, an electronic billboard there displays what the New York Times describes as “a friendly jab” at atheists: “To all of our atheist friends: Thank God you're wrong.” The battle of the billboards has also been used provocatively, as when an atheist group paid to have the message, “You Know it's a Myth: This Season Celebrate Reason,” about Christmas, put above the Lincoln Tunnel in New York.
September 13, 2013
Advertisements will soon be plastered onto Burbank's 28 buses as the city looks for untapped sources of revenue to recover costs for its cash-strapped transit programs. The City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a yearlong agreement - which can be terminated at any time - with mobile-advertising firm Titan Outdoors to sell, place and maintain advertisements inside and wrapped around the city's buses. The program is expected to generate between $24,000 and $144,000 a year, or half of the profits the firm rakes in from the advertisements, city officials said.
December 17, 2012
In an attempt to generate extra revenue for Burbank's cash-strapped transit programs, the City Council has signed off on a plan to plaster buses with advertisements. The City Council last week directed officials to draft a two-year contract with mobile advertising services firm Titan Outdoors, just weeks after voting to pursue a ban on mobile advertising vehicles, which in recent months came in the form of brightly colored roving vans that were advertising topless maid and massage services.
November 23, 2012
Burbank is moving to ban advertising vehicles from city streets just months after brightly colored vans flaunting massage and topless maid services peeved local residents and business owners. The City Council on Tuesday directed officials to draft an ordinance banning vehicles whose primary purpose is advertising from public streets. If it's successful, Burbank could join Glendale, Pasadena, Los Angeles and other cities in kicking the roving ads off city streets. The ad vans that sparked the initial complaints are no longer parked on city streets, nor did they try to get a permit, Burbank officials reported Tuesday.
November 20, 2012
The roving advertising vans that were kicked out of Los Angeles and into Burbank may have to hit the road once again. The Burbank City Council on Tuesday is scheduled to consider amending the city's municipal code to ban mobile advertising vehicles. State law allows cities to regulate the vehicles provided their primary purpose is advertising. The issue came to the forefront last month after brightly colored vans advertising topless maid services for $99 and hour-long Thai massages for $40 infiltrated Burbank streets, peeving local residents.
January 24, 2009
BURBANK — The Burbank-Glendale- Pasadena Airport Authority unanimously approved a $44,500 contract with a communications firm to inform the public through presentations, meetings and advertisements about the Bob Hope Airport’s efforts to obtain a nighttime curfew for all flights. Cooper Communications also will have to inform the public that the airport would support a similar nighttime curfew at the Van Nuys Airport, Communication Firm President Martin Cooper said at Wednesday’s authority meeting.
November 12, 2008
Bakery - Porto's Bakery 315 N. Brand Boulevard, Glendale 818-956-5996 . Dessert - Mignon Chocolate Finding something easy and unique is always a challenge when entertaining. Glendale's "Best Dessert" winner, Mignon Chocolate , has many solutions, but one of the most interesting is the Mignon Chocolate Fountain (see photo). Simply dip strawberries into the cascading chocolate for a spectacular addition to any event.