April 15, 2014
A Burbank Hills community faced a setback Monday in its decades-long quest to create a gated neighborhood, after the Planning Board recommended that elected officials deny the request. The board's recommendation, approved in a 3-0 vote, will be forwarded to the Burbank City Council for a final decision. Two Planning Board members were absent. The Burbank Hills Community Homeowners Assn. has requested entry and exit gates - for the fourth time since 1987 - at the two main entrances to the neighborhood, where Lamer Street crosses Castleman and Wedgewood lanes.
June 9, 2007
They piled into shuttles and trekked up a mountainside carrying flowers, balloons and well wishes for graduates of the Class of 2007. Loved ones packed the Starlight Bowl in Burbank Friday night for Burbank High School's graduation. Inside the bowl, they waited, dressed in blue caps and gowns, some wearing their honors cords and service learning medals, all ready to change their tassels from right to left. "I'm excited because I'm the first person to graduate," Sosi Abrahamian, 17, said.
March 15, 2008
Mandatory airport curfew makes sense I think the curfew is great and there should be one for those of us living near the airport (?Airport planning on curfew,? March 8). JAN KESSLER Burbank Latest water rate increase is too much Regarding your Wednesday question, ?Do you think the increase in water rates is justified?? No. No! I?ve lived in my apartment complex 25 years, and seven of the last 10 or 15, we?ve had to pay extra to a company called Minol Water for about $15 a month.
October 16, 2004
This is the second of two parts. The Burbank City Council should absolutely take a position against the Whitebird development for many reasons, including concerns with the slope density formula, detriment to nearby equestrian properties, and protecting natural areas for outdoors enthusiasts. Here are other reasons: DESTRUCTION OF THE RARE RIPARIAN FOREST The developer proposes to completely destroy the two-mile long Riparian Forest at the base of La Tuna Canyon, uprooting hundreds of large trees.
November 27, 1999
Bob Kramer CITY QUIZ Whether you aced or flunked the earlier quizzes, today I want to give you another opportunity to test your knowledge of our city. If you get them all correct you are a true civic genius. 1. In 1999, our city has how many employees? a. 1,050 b. 1,250 c. 1,350 2. In 1904, James Jeffries, the heavyweight boxing champion of the world bought a ranch at Victory and Buena Vista. After his death in 1953, where was his barn moved?
January 26, 2008
GUESTS TO MEET DESIGNERS AT FIRST KITCHEN TOUR Kitchen designers will impart their expertise on renovations in the ?Meet the Designers Burbank Kitchen Tour? benefit sponsored by Burbank Temple Emanu El Sisterhood from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 24. The kitchen tour begins with a luncheon and speakers? panel of professional kitchen designers, followed by a five-kitchen self-guided tour of renovated homes in the Burbank hills. Tickets are $22 in advance and $25 at the door, and can be ordered by calling event organizer Burbank Temple Emanu El Sisterhood at (818)
October 18, 2006
Often, people send me e-mails to ask whether I'll use this column to write about their personal grammar peeves. These readers all have one thing in common: They all assume that I know what they're talking about. But just between you, me and the several thousand others reading this, reader e-mails are actually how I've learned a lot of what I know. Someone writes to ask me to explain something, I dive headfirst into a pile of books, then eventually I know enough to explain it. A recent e-mail from a Burbank reader is a case in point.
April 9, 2003
$100 land sale rubs reader wrong After watching a recent council gigglefest, I was struck that when it comes to the plight of tenants and low-income residents here, our local sultans have no problem preaching the bitter necessities of the free market. But when well-heeled landlords and developers come down to feed at the public trough, we can't do enough to make life more comfortable for them. When it comes to the operation of local government nowadays, it's clearly a case of socialism for the rich, and free enterprise for the poor.
February 16, 2008
Organizers of the Meet the Designers Burbank Kitchen Tour are giving a unique spin to their first home tour by offering homeowners a chance to ask professionals about their projects on site. The Feb. 24 fundraiser, organized by Burbank Temple Emanu El Sisterhood, will begin with a luncheon and panel of professional kitchen designers, followed by a five-kitchen self-guided tour of renovated homes in the Burbank hills. A professional will be stationed at each of the homes to answer questions.