June 11, 2008
TRAFFIC ORDINANCE The council voted to extend an ordinance that requires all non-residential projects that would generate 50 or more cars during the morning and evening peak traffic hours to go through a discretionary review process and requires a planning board public hearing. The ordinance was adopted in 2006 for a one-year period to ensure that projects with potential traffic impacts would be subject to environmental review and traffic analysis. In 2007, the ordinance was extended till July 31, 2008.
May 31, 2008
Let’s face it, every significant event in our lives is celebrated with food or drink of some kind, from birthdays, weddings, graduations and anniversaries to promotions at work, family reunions, and so on. The shared celebration paired with a special meal transcends cultures and generations. When I had the opportunity to sit down with the most important women in my life, my Mom, my Aunt Margie, and my cousin-food mentor Anita, the occasion had to include two things: fine food and good martinis.
May 7, 2008
I want to publicly thank former Mayor Marsha Ramos for her service and sacrifice as mayor during the past 12 months, and for a job well done. Her love for this city and leadership is evident to all. Ramos has accomplished much during her term, building a healthier community through initiatives such as her Saturday morning “Walks with the Mayor” and the recent Health Fair on Chandler Boulevard. She’s made herself accessible to the community, with an open-door policy that every public servant should strive to emulate.
May 3, 2008
The following items were taken from Burbank Police Department reports: ? ?700 block of Hollywood Way: A Burbank man driving a 2006 Lincoln Towncar struck a parked 2003 Isuzu utility truck Wednesday. No injuries and moderate damage to both cars were reported. ?1900 block of Clark Avenue: A 16-year-old student was arrested on suspicion of smoking marijuana Wednesday at John Burroughs High School. He was cited and released to a parent. ?500 block of South Buena Vista Street: A Burbank man driving a 2006 Acura TSX through the Providence St. Joseph Medical Center parking lot hit a 43-year-old woman Wednesday.
April 30, 2008
New credit union to open in Burbank Universal City Studios Credit Union is slated to open its second location in May on Olive Avenue in Downtown Burbank. The branch will have a walk-up ATM, plasma television screens in the lobby and computers that members can use to access their accounts. Credit union services include home loans, vehicle loans, personal loans, free checking, money market accounts and debit cards. The branch will be open Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., closed daily between 1 and 1:30 p.m. The credit union?
April 23, 2008
CITY HALL — Praising its growth as a beacon of city development, the City Council unanimously approved the Downtown Burbank Partnership’s annual report, which showed that the alliance of local businesses increased revenue in its fifth year of existence. “It’s been a tremendous success,” Councilman Dave Golonski said of the partnership. “Giving downtown a face-lift was definitely needed.” The partnership’s roots trace back to 2003, when the council approved a five-year plan for the partnership at a time when San Fernando Boulevard, between Alameda Avenue and Magnolia Boulevard, was a picture of empty storefronts and less-bustling sidewalks.
March 19, 2008
Warrant issued for ‘Transformers’ star An arrest warrant was issued Tuesday for Shia LeBeouf, the 22-year-old actor who starred in last year’s “Transformers,” police said Tuesday. LeBeouf failed to appear in Burbank Superior Court Tuesday morning after police cited him in February for smoking in Downtown Burbank, a misdemeanor offense, under the city’s smoking ordinance passed last year, a court representative said. “He received a smoking citation at 314 N. San Fernando [Blvd.
February 16, 2008
Burbank’s keeping it clean — and we’re all breathing just a little bit easier for it. That’s not just our opinion. It was the conclusion of the American Lung Assn., which this week put the city at the top of an elite group of Southern California municipalities that control their second-hand smoke better than any others. Burbank deserves a hearty congratulations for being one of only three cities in Los Angeles and Orange counties to earn the association’s A rating.
February 13, 2008
BURBANK — When the American Lung Assn. of California on Monday released its first report card rating cities in Los Angeles and Orange counties on how well they control second-hand smoke, Burbank was one of only three to get an A. Burbank got top marks because of an ordinance passed in 2007 that limits smoking in downtown, parks, outdoor dining areas and walkways, said Michael McManus, the city’s public information officer. Of the 88 cities in Los Angeles County and 34 in Orange County, only Burbank, Baldwin Park and Calabasas earned the top mark.