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May 29, 2012
I don't know about others, but I don't want a vacant and abandoned building in my neighborhood. Not only is it an eyesore, it's also been a real drain on the surrounding businesses. The new Walmart expected to go into a building that is now vacant is going to be a 100% improvement. It is important to have empty buildings quickly occupied and converted into something that would benefit other surrounding businesses. To most business owners (and observant community members), an empty storefront means lost sales, lost customers and lost jobs.
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NEWS
May 19, 2012
The executive boards for three local Democratic clubs will hold a fundraiser for several candidates running in the 43rd state Assembly District at 5 p.m. May 27 at Flappers Comedy Club, 102 E. Magnolia Blvd. in Burbank. Called the “43rd AD Get Out the Laugh” fundraiser, proceeds will pay for door hangers and postcards for the primary election and several candidates running for offices, including Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake), Sen. Carol Liu (D-La Cañada-Flintridge)
THE818NOW
December 10, 2012
You'd expect Burbank to beat out Las Vegas in terms of having higher standards of living, lower crime rates or being more family friendly. But having a more robust nightlife? According to the event-listing website, Eventful, Burbank beat out the Sin City for the No. 1 spot in “The Scene” category, that is, the city with the most nightlife events. Of course, keep in mind that cities were ranked by listed events per capita. Also, making the “Most Eventful Cities Ranking” index was Pasadena, which came in at No. 4 in the categories for cities with populations under 150,000 people and for most “on campus” events.
THE818NOW
March 22, 2014
Los Angeles County health officials confirmed Friday that cases of flea-borne Typhus have been found in Burbank and Downey.  In a statement, the president of the Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles urged pet owners to do what they can to minimize risk of infection of the infectious, flu-like disease.  "To pet owners, I urge you to keep your pets inside, and make sure they are current on flea treatment," said Madeline Bernstein....
SPORTS
May 10, 2011
BOYS' TENNIS Burbank 9, Ayala 9 (Burbank wins on games, 74-69) : The Bulldogs were able to notch a win on the road Tuesday in a wild-card match of the CIF Southern Section Division II playoffs. Burbank, the No. 4 team from the Pacific League, will take on host Santa Monica — the Ocean League champion — at 3 p.m. today in a first-round match. The Bulldogs (7-7) received six points from their doubles trio. SOFTBALL Burroughs 15, Muir 2 : The Indians remained in a tie for first place in the Pacific League with a win Tuesday at Olive Park in a game was called after five innings because of the 10-run mercy rule.
NEWS
May 24, 2011
Many thanks to Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Ann I. Jones for ruling against the city of Burbank in the lawsuit filed by the Leader that will force the city to release detailed salary information regarding bonus amounts paid to city employees. It was both encouraging and maddening to read newly elected Councilwoman Emily Gabel-Luddy's comment that this decision “doesn't surprise” her (“Judge sides with the Leader,” May 21). We can only wonder why the city chose to waste taxpayer dollars fighting this in court, since it was obvious from the start that the city's defense was weak, based on previous court rulings in similar matters.
THE818NOW
July 17, 2012
After a six- to eight-week lull, catalytic converter thieves struck again over the weekend in Burbank, police said. Two catalytic converters were unscrewed from two trucks between Friday and Monday, Sgt. Darin Ryburn said, marking the first such thefts police have seen in about two months. A catalytic converter was stolen from a 2002 Nissan Frontier that was parked on the street in the 300 block of North Sparks. while another taken from a 1989 Toyota pick up that was parked in the 400 block of South Mariposa, Ryburn said.
THE818NOW
July 19, 2012
After 30 months with an interim head, Burbank officials announced today their intent to hire a permanent police chief.  Scott LaChasse, a 32-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department, took the reigns of a department in turmoil in January 2010.  The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Dept. and FBI had recently begun civil rights investigations, and several lawsuits by former and current officers claimed widespread discrimination and retaliation by BPD brass. [Updated 12:42 pm]
SPORTS
By Gabriel Rizk | April 22, 2009
GLENDALE — The first time the Hoover High and Burbank baseball teams met this season, the contest came down to the final inning and was decided by just one run. Tuesday’s rematch at Hoover between the Pacific League foes couldn’t have played out more differently, as the surging Bulldogs held the fading Tornadoes scoreless while slugging their way to a 19-0 mercy-rule win in five innings. Burbank’s damage was concentrated in the third inning, when it broke the game open with 13 runs.
NEWS
By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene@tchekmedyian@latimes.com | September 18, 2012
Burbank City Manager Mike Flad announced on Monday plans to leave the Media City and take the top post at the city of South Gate, stunning city officials who expected him to retire in the city where he had spent more than two decades building his career. Flad, now 46, became the second-youngest city manager in Burbank's history when he assumed the top job in 2008 and has worked for the city for nearly 23 years. “It doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me on the face of it,” said Councilman David Gordon on Tuesday.
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