January 22, 2003
Group says Burbank curbs traffic BURBANK -- The City of Burbank received the 2002 Silver Award from the American Automobile Assn.'s community traffic safety program. The Automobile Club of Southern California award honors communities that excel at identifying and addressing local traffic safety issues. By highlighting cities that succeed at reducing casualties, the association aims to promote ongoing traffic-safety awareness and education programs.
September 1, 2004
Last year, the citizens of Burbank voted overwhelmingly in favor of Measure L. In doing so, we made a clear statement that our city is prepared to invest in the future by replacing the outdated Burbank Central Library and modernizing the Northwest Branch Library. So far, though, Sacramento has not been willing to join us in that vision by approving state funding for Burbank's libraries. A final round of competition among cities applying for limited state library grants will be held soon, but the demand for funds far exceeds availability.
September 30, 2000
Paul Clinton CIVIC CENTER -- Burbank libraries hopped on the high-speed Internet highway this week after the City Council approved connections for the city's three branches. By next week, the city plans to have 30 high-speed T-1 phone lines at the branches to help patrons research topics via the World Wide Web. Until now, Burbank libraries have remained unplugged. The City Council unanimously approved Internet use at the libraries -- which include the Central, Buena Vista and Northwest branches.
October 12, 2002
Art in the Verdugo Mountains HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- The Nature's Artists Club begins at 11 a.m. today at Stough Canyon Nature Center. The club is open to people 10 and older interested in drawing, photographing, sculpting or painting in the peaceful and scenic Verdugo Mountains. "Oak trees and our sycamores are losing their leaves, but not a lot," Recreation Supervisor Carol Mercado said. "The oak tree is getting acorns, and the squirrels and scrub jays are going for the acorns."
August 22, 2007
The Auld Lang Syne Bridge & Card Club meets from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Joslyn Adult Center, 1301 W. Olive Ave. Cost is $1.50. Arrive early to ensure seating. For more information about the club, call (818) 845-1920. ? Burbank Toastmasters, an organization dedicated to improving public speaking skills and confidence, meets at noon at the Burbank Chamber of Commerce, 200 W. Magnolia Blvd. For more information, call (818) 566-7894. ? Orquesta La Palabra will play in the Downtown Burbank outdoor concert series at 7 p.m. on the AMC walkway at Palm Avenue and San Fernando Boulevard, Burbank.
September 24, 2005
BURBANK PUBLIC LIBRARY LITERACY SERVICES The Burbank Public Library is looking for volunteer tutors who can provide one-to-one tutoring in basic reading skills to adults who speak and understand English but read and write below an eight grade level. Volunteer tutors meet twice a week for a minium of six months with an adult learner. Must be 18 years or older. For more information, call (818) 238-5577. BURBANK PUBLIC LIBRARY YOUTH LITERACY The Burbank Public Library is looking for volunteer "Ready to Read" tutors who can tutor children 9 through 12 years old. Tutors must help children who need help with reading, phonics, sight-word and fluency skills.
January 8, 2003
Laura Sturza Residents are probably heaving sighs of relief this morning as calmer winds take the place of the overwhelming ones that topped 65 mph earlier this week. The wreckage of downed trees and power lines left many in the city navigating the streets with caution. "[The roads] are pretty hectic," local document and film deliveryman Salvador Garcia said Monday. "Some streets were closed off, and you've got to watch out for falling debris." Santa Ana winds arrived Sunday night on the heels of a hot spell that had Burbank's temperature reaching 85 that day. Winds were expected to subside by this morning, with temperatures returning to the seasonal norm of 60 to 70 degrees by Thursday, forecasters said.
April 19, 2011
City officials this week upped the repair estimate for water damage to the Central Library — including nearly 1,000 spoiled books — to roughly $125,000. The main branch reopened on Monday after officials closed the building for a week to repair the water damage, including new piping, carpet and dehumidifying the interior at a cost of nearly $100,000. Another $25,000 worth of nonfiction books, some of which can’t be replaced because they’re out of print, were destroyed by the water, officials reported.
April 1, 2009
CITY HALL — The City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved sending to its congressmen a prioritized catalog of local projects — including a new library, two swimming pools and dashboard-mounted video recorders for police cars — eligible to receive federal funding. City executives have in the past month met with representatives of Reps. Brad Sherman and Adam Schiff with the goal of securing earmarks to pay for 25 projects totaling $112.8 million, including 12 top-tier projects tallying $107.