May 7, 2005
A call to reconsider Dimples move We live on Niagara Street nearest to Olive Avenue. I feel that we will be the ones most affected by the relocation of Dimples. With only 39 parking spaces and the capability of holding 200 people in their building, it's obvious to me -- or anyone -- that the overflow of traffic will be pouring out onto my street along with other nearby streets. Dimples customers, most likely under the influence, will be darting across Olive Avenue to get to and from the karaoke bar. There is no crosswalk anywhere near that would make it safe to cross.
May 28, 2005
JetBlue arrival is a triumph for the city JetBlue Airlines coming into Bob Hope Airport is another plus for Burbank. Leaving Burbank for New York, you could be halfway there before you reached your plane at LAX. To better make our new arrival welcome and all passengers of other airlines, please consider covered extension tunnels for loading and unloading. Welcome, Jet Blue. IVAN W. CREGGER Burbank Thanks for the community support I would like to thank everyone who supported our neighborhood at the public hearing on Dimples relocation.
June 18, 2005
Black Monday for Burbank Mayor Jef Vander Borght may feel really proud of himself ("Hoping for Jet Blue Monday," June 15) by naming May 24 as Jet Blue day and celebrating this airline's direct flights to the East Coast. I have a feeling, however, that most longtime Burbank residents will note it as a very black day. The day when Burbank (Bob Hope Airport) lost its status as a regional airport. Oh yes, for those who live near Los Angeles International Airport and elsewhere, Burbank may be a convenience, but to those who live here and care about the quality of life here, it is one more step down the slippery slope to the 24-hour international operation so desired by a few. ROSE M. PROUSER Burbank Some observations around town On Memorial Day, I only saw a smattering of American Flags being displayed honoring our veterans around Burbank.
February 20, 2002
Leaves sour aftertaste Jeff Klemzak of La Crescenta owns a roofing business. Reminiscent in many ways of the 1950s World War II prisoner of war film classic, "Stalag 17," "Hart's War" is a rather disappointing story of the devastating effects of racism. The villain this time isn't a German spy but a red-necked ex-cop from East St. Louis who makes life miserable for two black American servicemen quartered with him in the same barracks. After one of the black POW's is "lynched" in a plot situation that only serves to manipulate the emotions of the audience, we are left with a smarmy, preachy tale with all the subtlety of an avalanche.
May 21, 2005
Walkways would be practical Since we will not even have any more discussions on building a new airport terminal for at least 10 years, it would make more than 8 million people (estimated users of the airport) very happy if money would be appropriated to install walkways from the existing loading areas to the boarding airplanes. By doing this, it will prevent people from getting wet, going to and from the airplane to the waiting areas when it is raining; and it will be a relief to not walk on 100-degree-plus tarmac in the summertime.
April 13, 2005
Dimples conditions bad for business I had to laugh when I read some of the original 50 "conditions" that the Burbank Planning Board required of karaoke bar Dimples' new location ("Owner not all smiles over Dimples move," March 23). One of the conditions was limiting the number of people waiting in line outside to 10. Hey, if the Planning Board doesn't have anything better to do, how about visiting my local Bank of America and implementing the same "under 10 in line" rule?
May 25, 2005
Speed humps a bumpy business I have lived in Burbank for 81-plus years, having been born here in 1924. We have a great city and I see it being spoiled by the discriminatory placement of speed bumps on some streets. They apparently do not have any real safety value or they would be around every school. But not a single school has been protected by these bumps. The way they have been installed is very discriminatory, invading the peace and quiet for some by routing traffic down their street -- as people avoid the discomfort and car wear-and-tear when an adjacent street has bumps.
August 9, 2006
TODAY Burbank Toastmasters meets at 6:45 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at First Christian Church, 221 S. Sixth St., Burbank. For more information, call Michael Devine at (818) 242-4458. The Verdugo-Glen Chapter of the American Business Women's Assn., an organization that brings together individuals of diverse occupations and provides opportunities for personal and professional growth, will host a meeting on the fourth Wednesday of every month at the Elks Club, 120 E. Colorado St.. Networking is at 6 p.m.; dinner, program and business meeting at 6:30 p.m. For more information and reservations, call (818)
August 29, 2001
Ryan Carter and Gary Moskowitz BAHAMAS -- Douglas Kratz, 28, a 1991 graduate of Burbank High School, died Saturday with eight others when a private plane, also carrying R&B singer Aaliyah Haughton, 22, crashed on the way back to the United States from the Bahamas. Kratz had just finished the production of Haughton's video for the song "Rock da Boat" and was heading home with the group when the twin-engine Cessna 402 crashed, said Ray Cooper, co-president of Virgin Records America, Inc. Known by her fans as Aaliyah, Haughton had gained notoriety as a teenager with the 1994 album "Age Ain't Nothing But a Number."
March 26, 2013
After four decades of entertaining late-night TV viewers from its studio in Burbank, "The Tonight Show" might be returning to its birthplace on the East Coast, which could be bad news for local businesses that have counted on the show's staff and audiences. NBC is considering handing over the 11:35 p.m. time slot to Jimmy Fallon, who tapes his “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” in New York City. Host Jay Leno's contract for “The Tonight Show” ends in September 2014, but there have been suggestions that the change may happen earlier.