December 23, 2011
When politicians want to attack the other side, they start smearing. When anti-Walmart people want to keep Walmart out, they are smearing. A Walmart will increase the crime rate (“How to keep Walmart out,” Dec. 11)? What a crock. I've asked my wife several times over the years, “Why does Panorama City have a Walmart, and not us?” God bless you Walmart, and welcome to Burbank. Steve Urbanovich Burbank
January 26, 2012
An independent audit of the city's 2010-11 finances gave Burbank the highest possible rating. Financial Services Director Cindy Giraldo said the audit by the accounting firm McGladrey and Pullen was completed in December. The review also included the Redevelopment Agency, but a more complete report on the agency and its future will go to the City Council on Jan. 31. A Comprehensive Annual Financial Report will be submitted to the Government Finances Officers' Assn. for consideration of an annual national achievement award.
September 14, 2011
BOYS' WATER POLO Burbank in El Rancho Tournament : The Bulldogs played well and captured their first championship in the tourney Saturday. Burbank was paced by Sam Akopian, who was named the tournament's most valuable player. Akpoian tallied six goals in the final match, as the Bulldogs defeated Cypress, 18-12. Zach Card added four goals. In the semifinal match against host El Rancho, Akopian scored five goals and Sean Savoy added four in a 16-11 victory. The Bulldogs opened the event by beating El Rancho,16-1.
November 4, 2011
“Happy birthday Burbank.” When I came to California more than 50 years ago, Burbank was hometown U.S.A. - people were coming from all over the country for jobs and the good life. But Burbank has since become a multicultural city and has lost its hometown charm. It is sad. I long for the old Burbank. Don Larsen Burbank
January 13, 2012
I see Walmart fitting in very well with this community. It will also bring more people into the city. We used to travel outside of Burbank to shop at Walmart. With the addition of Walmart, it will bring better prices to the area and other stores. Sure, it will force pressure on some of the other stores, but nothing stays the same forever. When Target came to Burbank, I stopped shopping at Kmart. Why was there not the same stink raised? The only ones I see complaining are the unions and high-priced labor.
September 20, 2011
Burbank artist Charla Puryear won second place for her painting “Wintered Beach,” exhibited in an online competition by the Light Space & Time, an online gallery. In total, there were 394 entries from artists who created work using various media from 13 countries around the world. The exhibit is on display through September. Visit www.lightspacetime.com . Puryear's paintings were also selected by another online gallery for an exhibit that lasts through October. The Caladan Gallery selected Puryear's paintings entitled “Seed,” “Rock,” and “Six of Swords” in its juried exhibition named “Surface Pattern.” The exhibit features the art of 23 artists, national and international alike.
January 31, 2012
Burbank resident Margaret Culver turns 100 years old on Feb. 2. She was born Margaret Emaline Culver on Feb. 2, 1912 in Winslow, Ariz., five days before Arizona was declared a state. She is the daughter of Eli Lichtenburger Hosler and Gillia La Prade. Her ancestors emigrated to the United States in the early 1700s. Her father's family was from Switzerland and mother's family from France, with five generations of ancestors being born in the United States. Culver is the oldest of three sisters who include Thalia who is deceased and Geraldine who is 85 and lives in Arizona.
January 25, 2013
Two brothers who own two Burbank-based recording studios have agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy to commit loan fraud after reportedly scamming three banks out of $1.7 million in loans to fund their music business, officials announced Friday. The Salazar brothers - Matt, 29, and Jason, 28, of Valley Village and Grover Beach, respectively - admitted to providing false documents to Bank of America, Greystone Bank and Huntington National Bank to secure $1.7 million in loans, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
June 26, 2013
I have seen the mountaintop and it is layered thick in cheese and beef. Since March my friend and I scoured Burbank for the best cheeseburger in the city. Many readers offered their favorite haunts - and some griddle jockeys I met along the way pointed me to new stops on the path to burger Nirvana. Like all great adventures, it's about the journey, not the destination. In my ground-beef-laden stupor I discovered a culinary subculture that revels in the art of the burger. Burbank history is deeply slathered in the wizardry of its burger bon vivants - the places people went 20, 30, 40 years ago are still flipping for your pleasure.
March 27, 2012
The Burbank Police are having a problem with their troops, but not a problem with the crime level. The overall crime rate in Burbank has dropped in 2011, a trend police credited to targeted efforts and strong community investment. Serious crimes have dropped by 6% in Burbank, according to the latest statistics. The key is to be able to intervene rapidly, spotting crime trends before they become more serious. To combat a spree of auto burglaries in Burbank, the police increased their number of sting operations and issued crime alerts to residents and local businesses.