July 3, 2004
I'd like to join Tina Castaldi's boot camp, but first I'd have to get in shape. And I'd have to have an allowance for my advanced years. It sounds like fun if I would survive. However, they have to respect the people who live in the Verdugo Hills adjoining the par. Creating traffic in the wee hours of the morning and giving commands for exercises could disturb residents. They should be required to get a permit with certain controls required. If they won't comply, they can do their exercises elsewhere.
July 3, 2004
Yes, one more letter regarding the boot camp at Wildwood Canyon parking lot. I find it very curious that the boot camp has been operating for nine years at this same location and has never bothered any of the neighbors prior to Jan. 27. That was the time one of the Harvard Road residents discovered that Tina Castaldi, who runs the camp, was earning an income. How peculiar it is that his complaints of noise coincided with this discovery. In fact, in a letter he wrote to the Burbank City Council, he indicated that the noise bothered him before, but he thought it was a nonprofit organization, so he did not voice his discomfort.
August 27, 2005
A group of eager sixth-graders shot their hands up, waiting their turn to ask questions about how they could decorate their locker, what the rules for cellphones are and the consequences of not doing homework. Students entering Luther Burbank Middle School participated in a boot camp program Tuesday and Wednesday intended to help smoothen the transition from the single classroom environment of elementary school to a daunting new world of multiple classes, figuring out lockers and calculating grade-point averages.
February 5, 2005
Stop early-morning din in neighborhood Please support the decision of the city of Burbank Park, Recreation and Community Services Department in denying the application for commercial use of the Wildwood Canyon parking lot and roads around Debell Golf Course between 5 and 6:30 a.m., Monday through Friday. Residents in the surrounding area do not need any more disruptions to their peace and quiet, especially in the early-morning hours. Already we have to contend with disruptions to the peace and quiet of our residential neighborhood brought on by the traffic going to and from the golf course during the day and the traffic from the Castaways Restaurant during the day and evening.
December 2, 2009
The following were taken from daily booking reports from the Burbank Police Department. AREA 1 250 block of North Fairview Street Residents reported that someone had broken into their home and stolen jewelry and three laptops. 1200 block of Pass Avenue A 47-year-old Burbank woman followed a robbery suspect to a nearby parked truck where he attempted to drive away. The woman stood in front of the truck and blocked its path.
July 11, 2001
Gary Moskowitz NORTHWEST DISTRICT -- Andres Huezo had been feeling sick for months when he noticed lumps had developed below his knee cap and on his neck. One hospital visit confirmed he had Hodgkin's disease -- a cancer of the lymph nodes -- at the ripe age of 16. After two years of daily chemotherapy and radiation therapy, the 18-year-old graduate of John Burroughs High School has a 3.75 grade point average and about $2,000 in scholarships to attend Pierce College in Woodland Hills this fall.
March 19, 2005
Resident touts council decision on boot camp Regarding the Leader story, "Exercise program gets boot," March 9, I applaud the council's decision. Tina Castaldi states that "the decision was unfortunate because it would only harm residents of Burbank." She further states that, "It's an attack on one woman's independent business, instead of helping an independent business grow and prosper." Most of us believe otherwise. We believe that the council's decision prevents further harm to the residents of Burbank, who for the last 10 years endured traffic, noise, while Castaldi prospered and achieved growth without paying any overhead.
June 9, 2004
Praise, not scorn, for camp operator I am writing in response to the May 22 story, "Council looking to exercise its right to regulate," in which Burbank city officials are considering creating an ordinance that may prevent or discourage a workout class from operating in the parking lot of Wildwood Canyon, all because a neighbor has complained about the noise. Three things bother me about this story. First, I am appalled that the neighbor, Zorica Tanaskovic, would even admit that she has taken disability leave from her job because the boot camp wakes her up in the morning.
September 8, 2004
Council does do the work of the people Regarding Jesse Byers' Aug. 28 letter to the Leader ("Council must go and not a moment too soon"), I have to take issue with some of his points. The first is the noise ordinance in the hills, after dozens of people spoke out against it. I'm not totally sure about which noise ordinance he is talking, but if it concerns the boot camp, that wasn't just about noise. It was about a business being run on city property as well as noise issues.