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By Christopher Cadelago | March 24, 2010
HILLSIDE ? Researchers at Woodbury University are gearing up to host a series of public workshops to help homeowners, businesses and developers make educated choices about their energy and water consumption. The Smart Design Strategies for Managing Water + Energy in a Changing Climate series, hosted by the Arid Lands Institute at Woodbury University, begins at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Ahmanson Main Space. Organizers planned to stress local management of rainwater, storm-water runoff and reclaimed wastewater as being crucial to sustaining Western cities, particularly in the face of climate change, said Hadley Arnold, instructor and co-director of the program.
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By Chris Wiebe | July 14, 2007
BURBANK ? With the hottest weeks of summer on the horizon, Burbank Water and Power officials are looking to the public to conserve energy to help stave off service disruptions. Even with Burbank's up-to-date utility plants, the threat of plant overload looms when searing temperatures drive up customer usage during peak hours, said Jeanette Meyer, marketing manager for Burbank Water and Power. "Burbank does have a really good infrastructure," she said. "But that doesn't mean we're not going to have problems if it gets really hot and air conditioning units are cranked way high ?
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BY JEFF MANN, Special to the Leader | February 16, 2012
BELLARMINE-JEFFERSON HIGH - The Bellarmine-Jefferson High girls' basketball team played with an energy and excitement Thursday night that permeated throughout its home gym. The Guards started strong, never let up and rolled to a 70-40 victory over Louisville in a CIF Southern Section Division IV-AA first-round matchup. Bell-Jeff (21-7), the No. 6 seed, will move on to the second round of the playoffs. The Guards will take on No. 11 Pasadena Poly at 7 p.m. Saturday at a site to be determined.
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By Christopher Cadelago | November 11, 2009
CITY HALL ? Continuing a push to reduce power consumption citywide, the City Council last week authorized a program in which residents will receive information about their household energy use and recommendations on how to reduce it. The reports tell customers how they are doing relative to others who live in the general neighborhood and have similar housing and demographic characteristics, said Jeanette Meyer, marketing manager for Burbank Water...
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BY ANDREW SHORTALL | January 22, 2013
BURBANK — Both the La Salle and Providence high boys' basketball have young guards that can fill up a box score in a hurry, but those who came out to the finale of the Martin Luther King Showdown looking for a shootout were disappointed. Coaches on both sides of the court were in agreement that defense was the key to the Lancers' lopsided 83-61 victory at Providence High Monday night. Offensively, La Salle (11-7) got a big boost from freshman guard Vance Jackson, who earned player of the game honors after he tied for the game-high mark in points with 30 and nine rebounds.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Joyce Rudolph | February 7, 2007
Ask artist Cheryl Christiansen what is the hardest part about painting and she'll tell you, it's letting the creative spirit take over. "An artist needs to get out of their own way and let the spirit, let the brush, let the paints do the work," she said. Her exhibit, "A Journey of the Spirit," at the Creative Arts Center is diverse. There are 57 pieces in the show. They range from brilliantly hued florals to spiritual abstracts and a few collage pieces. "Art is all inspiration and comes from your spirit from a higher source," she said.
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By PATRICK CANEDAY | February 28, 2009
If the day has dawned and you’ve just shuffled down the driveway, warm cup of coffee in hand, picked up your Burbank Leader and settled into your big comfy chair to quietly read this column, know that I am happily ensconced in the carpeted mini-bleachers at Fun and Fit Gymnastic Center. Here, for one blissful hour every Saturday morning, doting instructors stretch, bend, bounce, run and otherwise exhaust my daughters, squeezing the raw energy from them as the olive press extracts fine oil. When both kids began attending school five days a week, the wife and I discovered a phenomenon that mysteriously occurred every Saturday morning at about 8:30 a.m. That phenomenon is this: Just about the time school should be starting, we had to decide whether to strangle the children or each other first.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | May 10, 2013
Burbank utility customers are in for another round of bill hikes this July, with electric and water rates slated to jump 1.75% and 4.75%, respectively, officials said. State mandates to increase renewable energy use, which is more costly, are driving the electric bill hikes, said Ron Davis, general manager of Burbank Water and Power. For ratepayers, that means a 550 kilowatt-hour monthly electric bill would go up $1.53 to $90.24 as the utility continues to wean its dependence on coal and beef up its renewable energy profile.
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By Kelly Corrigan | December 6, 2013
Burbank school officials are hopeful they will receive up to $3.3 million in state funds to spend over the next five years to make upgrades at school facilities to make them more energy efficient. Late last month, the Burbank Unified school board agreed to spend $75,000 in Measure S funds to pay for the services of J.E. School Consulting - a company that has worked with Burbank Unified in the past and will help district officials develop a plan for how they will spend the millions of state dollars expected to come down the pipeline.
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ENTERTAINMENT
By Jonny Whiteside | November 1, 2013
Swing band the Hi-Fi Honeydrops doesn't buzz so much as it purrs, giving out with an undulating pure swing sound that's resolutely beholden to oft overlooked forebears as Eddie Lang, the Joe Venuti-Paul Whiteman guitarist who deeply influenced Django Reinhardt. With three guitars, a bass fiddle and a deliciously spirited, almost acrobatic clarinet, this quintet of twentysomethings have a hauntingly perfected quality to their approach, attitude and style. While most of their peers tune in hip-hop and techno, these dedicated throwbacks, who appear Monday at Joe's Great American Bar & Grill in Burbank, are zealously dedicated to re-invigorating the Great American Songbook of the early 20th century, a pursuit they manage with impressive facility.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | September 6, 2013
Former Burbank Mayor Leland Ayers, who was instrumental in acquiring Bob Hope Airport and creating the city's paramedic service during his three terms on the Burbank City Council, died Monday at his San Diego County home, his family and friends said. He was 80. The two-time mayor was first elected to the council in 1973 and served until 1985, city officials said. During his tenure, he was involved in passing the joint powers agreement between Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena to acquire the Bob Hope Airport from Lockheed Corp.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | August 6, 2013
Glendale Water & Power officials are looking to expand a popular pilot program featuring a digital picture frame that displays energy use and costs in near real-time from about 70 testers to 500. The proposed jump was prompted by the positive feedback the utility has received from current users, many of whom have been testing the product since 2011. There's also been a high demand from other customers who also want to try the device. "It's really something special," said Craig Kuennen, the utility's business transformation and marketing administrator, during a Glendale Water & Power Commission on Monday.
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July 10, 2013
Burbank Water and Power is boosting incentives for residents who purchase certain energy-efficient home appliances. As the weather heats up, the utility is offering higher rebates for customers who buy more efficient air conditioning units, pool pumps and “smart” thermostats, officials announced this week. The size of the rebate for purchasing energy-efficient air conditioners depends on the type or model. “Energy efficiency is a lot less expensive than investing in and purchasing new energy,” said utility spokesman Joe Flores.
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June 28, 2013
When Vice Mayor Gordon voted against approving the 2013-14 budget, his stated reason was that Burbank Water and Power is incurring millions of dollars in renewable energy costs that are causing rates to increase unnecessarily because of a state mandate for a sustainability premise not supported by him or several of his constituents. Climate change policies to limit the greenhouse gas effect of carbon emissions are state law and utilities are required to reduce the energy they receive from coal generated sources and replace it with solar, wind, hydro and other renewables.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | May 10, 2013
Burbank utility customers are in for another round of bill hikes this July, with electric and water rates slated to jump 1.75% and 4.75%, respectively, officials said. State mandates to increase renewable energy use, which is more costly, are driving the electric bill hikes, said Ron Davis, general manager of Burbank Water and Power. For ratepayers, that means a 550 kilowatt-hour monthly electric bill would go up $1.53 to $90.24 as the utility continues to wean its dependence on coal and beef up its renewable energy profile.
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April 4, 2013
Burbank Water and Power has been nationally recognized for its Green Home House Call program, which provides water-saving and energy-efficient products to roughly 850 Burbank homes a year - for free. The Washington D.C.-based American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy called the three-year-old program “exemplary” and noteworthy for its “effectiveness and innovation” in bringing energy efficiency to homes and businesses, officials said. “These programs are delivering energy savings that are critical in helping customers reduce their energy costs, plus they make an important environmental contribution by reducing pollution from the use of fossil fuels,” Dan York, the council's utilities program director, said in a statement.
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February 22, 2013
Burbank Water and Power was recently honored by the U.S. Green Building Council for its new service center and warehouse building. The  facility is one of three buildings either built or under construction on the utility's EcoCampus to be constructed at "Platinum" level standards for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. It is one of about 50 buildings in California to receive the designation from the council. “BWP is committed to ensuring that the structures we create today are built with environmental respect,” said Ron Davis, the utility's general manager, in the statement.
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BY ANDREW SHORTALL | January 22, 2013
BURBANK — Both the La Salle and Providence high boys' basketball have young guards that can fill up a box score in a hurry, but those who came out to the finale of the Martin Luther King Showdown looking for a shootout were disappointed. Coaches on both sides of the court were in agreement that defense was the key to the Lancers' lopsided 83-61 victory at Providence High Monday night. Offensively, La Salle (11-7) got a big boost from freshman guard Vance Jackson, who earned player of the game honors after he tied for the game-high mark in points with 30 and nine rebounds.
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