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January 29, 2011
With the inertia of a 400-acre NBC Universal development pushing potential traffic and woes ever closer to Burbank's boundaries, the City Council officially lodged its concerns this week for an important environmental impact report. The massive Universal City project that will abut west Burbank will include 2 million square feet of commercial space, 500 hotel rooms and 2,937 residential units — and is scheduled to be completed by 2030. That's more than a decade of construction and a gradual but significant influx of vehicles on Burbank streets.
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By JUNE CASAGRANDE | August 12, 2009
Three out of four executives surveyed said one or two typos in a resume is all it takes to put an otherwise qualified job applicant in the ?fat chance? file, according to the Aug. 2 Los Angeles Times. And 40% of the 1,000 executives who participated in the recent Accountemps telephone survey said even a single typo took a candidate out of the running. A lot of people might think pristine resumes and cover letters are hopelessly out of reach. After all, there?s so much to know ?
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September 30, 2011
For one officer, it was self-admitted stupidity when he and two colleagues took a city-owned car to Las Vegas while on duty for nothing put a photo in front of a sign. For that joyride, all three were fired. But in Glendale, the Civil Service Commission has the authority to hear appeals, and for that one officer, it meant a 4-1 vote to reinstate him - albeit with a 90-day suspension without pay. In Burbank, these disputes over punishment and workplace feuds are played out behind closed doors in front of an independent arbitrator.
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By JUNE CASAGRANDE | February 8, 2006
Valentine's Day is coming. And you know what that means. Lots of exciting, passionate, thrilling talk about possessives -- specifically, the use of possessives in holiday names. (If you know something I don't here, it's probably best that you don't mention it.) All across the nation, couples will come together this Valentine's Day to explore questions such as: Is there an apostrophe in Valentine's Day and where does it go? Is it the same for Saint Patrick's Day? Because that's coming up too and we still haven't figured out whether an apostrophe belongs in Presidents Day. And what about Mother's Day?
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By Rachel Kane | March 17, 2007
CITY HALL ? Special education programs in the Burbank Unified School District could get beefed up next year, based on recommendations in a report released on Thursday. The district needs another full-time psychologist, more services for autistic students and more efficient and frequent use of technology, according to a nearly five-month-long study of Burbank schools conducted by Caryl Miller, executive director of the Riverside County Special Education Local Plan Area. If the district accepts these recommendations and decides to implement solutions to the problems listed in the study, the district's already overspent special education budget could be pushed further into the red, said Steve Bradley, the district's assistant superintendent of business services.
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January 29, 2011
With the inertia of a 400-acre NBC Universal development pushing potential traffic and woes ever closer to Burbank's boundaries, the City Council officially lodged its concerns this week for an important environmental impact report. The massive Universal City project that will abut west Burbank will include 2 million square feet of commercial space, 500 hotel rooms and 2,937 residential units — and is scheduled to be completed by 2030. That's more than a decade of construction and a gradual but significant influx of vehicles on Burbank streets.
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By JUNE CASAGRANDE | August 12, 2009
Three out of four executives surveyed said one or two typos in a resume is all it takes to put an otherwise qualified job applicant in the ?fat chance? file, according to the Aug. 2 Los Angeles Times. And 40% of the 1,000 executives who participated in the recent Accountemps telephone survey said even a single typo took a candidate out of the running. A lot of people might think pristine resumes and cover letters are hopelessly out of reach. After all, there?s so much to know ?
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