December 23, 2009
Head of Building and Safety named Former Burbank City Manager Robert ?Bud? Ovrom, deputy mayor for economic development in Los Angeles, will take the helm at the Department of Building and Safety, officials said Tuesday. The appointment is part of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa?s reshuffling of top Cabinet advisors and must be confirmed by the Los Angeles City Council. Ovrom replaces Andrew Adelman, a former Crescenta Valley town councilman who stepped down as general manager in September amid allegations that he raped a woman at his apartment.
February 26, 2000
Robert Shaffer BURBANK -- Mirroring the polite campaigns waged so far in two state races, candidates from the 43rd Assembly and 21st state Senate districts answered questions Thursday and avoided criticizing their opponents in a televised forum at Burbank City Hall. The candidates stayed on theme: Those with records trumpeted them, those without records talked about what they would like to do in the state Legislature. Assemblyman Scott Wildman (D-Burbank)
October 5, 2005
Here are some of the items the Burbank Unified School District Board will discuss on Thursday: MODERNIZATION PROJECTS The board will review the remaining funding for the modernization of Luther Burbank Middle School, Monterey High School and William McKinley and Providencia elementary schools. WHAT TO EXPECT No action will be taken since this is an informational report. BOND OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE The district will report to the board concerning the Bond Oversight Committee's roles and responsibilities on the current state of modernization.
December 29, 1999
Irma Lemus Burbank Post Offices will be open regular hours Friday -- 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. -- and closed Saturday in observance of New Year's Day. Burbank City Hall will be closed Friday and will reopen Monday. Burbank libraries will be closed Friday and Saturday in observance of the holiday and will reopen Sunday. The Burbank Police and Fire departments will remain open throughout the holiday. Hourly updates on Y2K effects in the city of Burbank will be available New Year's Eve and New Year's day at: Burbank Cable television channel 6 BAM Burbank AM radio 1620 City of Burbank Y2K information line, (800)
July 7, 2007
FARMERS MARKET HAS NEW HOME ON ORANGE GROVE The Burbank Certified Farmers' Market is now located at the corner of Orange Grove Avenue and Third Street, directly behind the Burbank City Hall. Parking is available in the public parking areas adjacent and across from the market. Every Saturday morning from 8 a.m. to noon, rain or shine, 30 California farmers sell their fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants, herbs, nuts, eggs, bakery goods, fresh berries and more. Part of the proceeds from the market help the Providence St. Joseph Foundation provide services to people who cannot afford medical care.
September 7, 2013
Those opposing the proposed Walmart in the Empire Center were no doubt relieved - and proponents dismayed - when a judge ruled this week that Burbank must rescind the project's building permits. If the Walmart project is to proceed, Judge Allan Goodman ruled, street improvements promised in 2001 must be made and an environmental report must be produced for public consideration. Then there's the matter of the grocery store Walmart intends to open. The Burbank city manager and director of community development at the time, Mike Flad - since moved to South Gate - and Greg Hermann - now retired - had to formally approve the market.
October 1, 2013
I am so excited after finding out in two Sept. 28 Leader stories, “Appealing ruling stumps council,” where Mike Nolan exposed a recurring bureaucratic city executive staff boo-boo mindset at Burbank City Hall, and “Council OKs contract change for city manager” that Mark Scott is here. I've known Scott since 1986. I met him in Beverly Hills when he was transportation director and acting ombudsman before he became the Beverly Hills city manager. In Beverly Hills Scott worked long work weeks, came daily to his job during his vacations, attended so many Beverly Hills civic, city and special events, including showing up weekly at the Sunday farmers market.
January 14, 2014
Burbank Unified Supt. Jan Britz could potentially receive a $15,000 raise if the school board approves it while discussing her contract on Thursday. Britz, who replaced former superintendent Stan Carrizosa, took the helm of the district in July 2012. She began with a starting salary of $185,250, which would have otherwise been $190,000, if not for a 2.5% pay cut that all Burbank administrators took temporarily in response to a weak economy encroaching on the district. When her contract automatically rolled over for another year beginning on July 1, 2013, her salary went up to $190,000.
January 22, 2000
Paul Clinton CIVIC CENTER -- Hailed by state Sen. Adam Schiff as a "boundless optimist," longtime Burbank Leader, Foothill Leader and Glendale News-Press columnist Bob Young Sr. was honored during a brief but heartfelt ceremony at Burbank City Hall. Schiff (D-Burbank) presented Young with a state Senate resolution honoring his service to Burbank, Glendale and the foothill communities at Tuesday's City Council meeting. Young, who laid down his pen in November after 17 years of reporting good deeds, also received a commendation from the City Council.