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THE818NOW
January 30, 2014
A mountain lion sighting was reported Tuesday evening in Burbank's hillside area, police said. A security guard reported seeing the mountain lion about 8 p.m. near the 3000 block of Wedgewood Lane, said Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn. The following day, animal control officers observed paw tracks in the area, he added. Police released a list of safety precautions in the wake of the recent sighting, including: Do not feed deer, it is illegal in California and it will attract mountain lions.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | April 11, 2014
The Planning Board on Monday is slated to consider a proposal to add gates to a residential neighborhood in Burbank's hillside, marking the neighborhood's fourth attempt at such a request. The Burbank Hills Community Homeowners Assn. has requested entry and exit gates at the two main entrances of the neighborhood, where Lamer Street crosses Castleman and Wedgewood lanes. City officials have recommended the board deny the request, citing safety concerns. For example, the gates could slow down response times or cause evacuation delays during an emergency, according to a city report.
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By Sameea Kamal, sameea.kamal@latimes.com | January 30, 2014
New Line Cinema, the studio that produced the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, “Wedding Crashers” and the “Austin Powers” trilogy, will move to the lot of its parent company, Warner Bros., in Burbank by this summer. [UPDATED: Jan. 31, 2014, 6:53 p.m.] The relocation was prompted by a vacancy that opened up when Legendary Entertainment moved from the Warner lot down the street to the Pointe, located at 2900 W. Alameda Ave., according to Paul McGuire, a spokesperson for Warner Bros.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | February 1, 2014
Summer bond projects, the new Common Core curriculum and technology use in the Burbank school district will be up for discussion this Saturday during the annual school board retreat. At the public retreat at district headquarters, school board members and district administrators will also discuss the district's potential for expanding world languages in its curriculum and hear updates on the district's special education programs. Members of the district's technology committee will also be present, along with Charles Poovakan, director of information technology and educational support.
NEWS
February 25, 2004
Jackson Bell Elaine MacMartin and her husband braved the afternoon rain Sunday to take pictures of the outdoors during a nature photography workshop at Stough Canyon Nature Center. MacMartin wasn't deterred by the scattered showers because she wanted to learn how to use her new digital camera in an outdoor setting. "It was worth taking a chance, and it actually turned out to be a beautiful day, with just a little drizzle," she said. "It was a great opportunity to learn more about photography, as well as getting outside to enjoy our Burbank hills."
NEWS
April 29, 2014
Re: “ A setback for neighborhood gates ,” April 16. As the president of the Burbank Hills Homeowners Assn. I would like to clarify that the document submitted during the city planning meeting of April 14 was never presented as a “petition of signatures.” In fact, during my presentation at the meeting I said that I was submitting a list of 100 names and addresses that comprised three separate surveys done in our neighborhood. I also welcomed the Planning Board to contact the 100 names and addresses on the list.
NEWS
December 21, 2002
Ryan Carter Deer hunters in the city's hilly ravines and mountain trails have taken another step toward extinction. The City Council approved an amendment Tuesday night that bans bow and arrow shooting anywhere in the city except at established ranges. The prohibition returns to the council for a final vote early next year, when members could opt for a different plan that mirrors one in Glendale. That city's bowhunting policy allows the police chief to issue hunting permits.
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By By Lauren Hilgers | November 16, 2005
In a city threatened by fires, mudslides and earthquakes, it has been five years since returning teachers in the Burbank Unified School District have undergone training in the proper disaster procedures. Growing concern over recent fires and floods has school officials looking in to creating a refresher course for its teachers. "You lose it if you don't use it," said Marlene Burton, the disaster preparedness coordinator for the school district. "Things definitely start to get fuzzy after a few years."
NEWS
July 14, 2004
Jackson Bell City Council members Tuesday held off unplugging discounts for more affluent residents who use electrically powered medical equipment. Instead, the council asked city staff to study the city's Life Support program more closely, examining the age and income of the 86 households enrolled in the program. "The goal is to serve the most vulnerable in the community," Mayor Marsha Ramos said. Burbank Water and Power officials suggested that for residents to receive the discount, they should have to meet the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's income guidelines.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | January 31, 2014
Dozens of Burbank residents, clad in matching T-shirts, poured into City Hall Tuesday to complain about the city allowing unlicensed group homes, which may include sober-living facilities, in residential neighborhoods. Earlier this month, the City Council approved - in a 3-1 vote - its state-required housing element to allow the facilities in single-family neighborhoods, and it has three years to implement the policy document through council-approved ordinances. Councilman David Gordon cast the sole vote against the housing element, and Councilman Gary Bric was absent.
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