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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | July 24, 2012
Burbank Unified plans to increase its data bandwidth at schools by 700% and save thousands of dollars in annual costs in the process by connecting to the city's fiber optics network. The greater bandwidth would mean far speedier Internet connections and faster flow of information at the classroom level and at district headquarters, officials say. The glass cables - each composed of 144 thin strands - would provide a 1-gigabit-per-second connection, far greater than the district's current 155-megabits-per-second connection.
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January 31, 2009
1. State Controller John Chiang has said the state may run out of money early this year if legislators do not agree on a budget. If Burbank were forced to make cuts, where would you recommend making trims, and in what way can Burbank weather this financial crisis? Enhancing economic stimulus programs is my top priority, keeping sales tax dollars in Burbank and providing needed support for businesses and merchants. In challenging economic times, it’s important to initiate comprehensive performance standards.
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July 22, 2000
Paul Clinton CIVIC CENTER -- Stepping up its role as a high-tech hardware provider for local media firms, Burbank inked a five-year deal to lease fiber optic cable to Media.Net Communications. Media.Net, a privately held El Segundo communications firm, will pay Burbank about $63,000 per year to lease strands of high-speed broad band cable. Media.Net will use the cable to provide post-production services to four Burbank media businesses. The firm will connect Walt Disney Co./ABC and Warner Bros.
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By Chris Wiebe | March 4, 2006
BURBANK ? Signals carrying sophisticated audio and video information will continue transmitting along the city's fiber optic lines as a result of an agreement between Burbank Water and Power, KNBC-TV Channel 4 and NBC Universal Inc. The video and audio data consists of everything from breaking news to archived footage, said Richard Lahti, director of operations and engineering for KNBC-TV. Lahti sends out these signals from Burbank to a central facility in Los Angeles, which area broadcasters ?
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By Rachel Kane | January 17, 2007
BURBANK ? Construction is underway on major technology upgrades at Luther Burbank Middle School as part of the school's campus modernization project comes to a close. In the coming weeks, the school will begin using a new culinary-arts classroom and lab. And work on faster Internet and computer-networking capabilities through use of a fiber-optics system is underway. As the first of eight schools set to have technological upgrades in the next year, Burbank Middle School leads the way with a $3.6-million project in the second year of the district's technology master plan.
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By Rachel Kane | February 7, 2007
BURBANK — The Burbank Unified School District has hired a new company to apply for around $180,000 in state funding — an effort district officials say will save money. Each year, the district applies to receive the money from E-rate, a federally funded reimbursement of Internet and phone services to school districts. This year, the district will save at least $75,000 by employing California School Management Group Inc. It has ended the contract with its former E-rate filing company, said Rick Vonk, district technology services manager.
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December 14, 2002
Laura Sturza While gears on the Chandler Bikeway Project have needed a steady stream of grease to keep plans moving for the past 10 years, officials hope the new year will signal the start of construction. "We like to think that January is truly breaking ground with the removal of the rails and ties," Burbank Principal Planner Joy Forbes said. The City Council approved plans at its Tuesday meeting for JDK Railroad Materials to dismantle the track.
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By Kelly Corrigan and Maria Hsin, Times Community News | April 6, 2012
Burbank and Glendale are embarking on a project to improve traffic flow on surface streets between the Golden State (5) and Ventura (134) freeways. The project, which will cost roughly $1.7 million, includes improving traffic signals, installing cameras and a fiber optic infrastructure that will allow both cities to communicate and make changes to improve traffic flow, Burbank Traffic Engineer Ken Johnson said. Residents can expect lane closures alongside street curbs, but not during peak traffic times, Johnson said.
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December 25, 1999
Robert Blechl SYLMAR -- Shortly after nightfall, the rushing water began to switch back and forth from a deep marine blue to dazzling magenta. Despite what passing drivers may have thought, the odd behavior of "the Cascades" -- the last stretch of the Los Angeles Aqueduct just east of the Golden State (5) Freeway in Sylmar -- wasn't due to some millennial prankster or radioactivity. Rather, Thursday's colorful display marked the reintroduction of decorative lighting for the 960-foot man-made waterfall.
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By Jeremy Oberstein | October 13, 2007
BURBANK — NBC said good night to Burbank on Thursday, leaving some residents and city officials wary of its absence and others excited about new and different possibilities. The 56-year relationship between NBC and Burbank is coming to an end, as the studio plans to move its operations to Universal City in 2011, officials announced. The move will include “The Tonight Show” studios and all news operations, including KNBC, Spanish language television KVEA and “Access Hollywood,” NBC announced.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | July 24, 2012
Burbank Unified plans to increase its data bandwidth at schools by 700% and save thousands of dollars in annual costs in the process by connecting to the city's fiber optics network. The greater bandwidth would mean far speedier Internet connections and faster flow of information at the classroom level and at district headquarters, officials say. The glass cables - each composed of 144 thin strands - would provide a 1-gigabit-per-second connection, far greater than the district's current 155-megabits-per-second connection.
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January 31, 2009
1. State Controller John Chiang has said the state may run out of money early this year if legislators do not agree on a budget. If Burbank were forced to make cuts, where would you recommend making trims, and in what way can Burbank weather this financial crisis? Enhancing economic stimulus programs is my top priority, keeping sales tax dollars in Burbank and providing needed support for businesses and merchants. In challenging economic times, it’s important to initiate comprehensive performance standards.
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By Rachel Kane | January 17, 2007
BURBANK ? Construction is underway on major technology upgrades at Luther Burbank Middle School as part of the school's campus modernization project comes to a close. In the coming weeks, the school will begin using a new culinary-arts classroom and lab. And work on faster Internet and computer-networking capabilities through use of a fiber-optics system is underway. As the first of eight schools set to have technological upgrades in the next year, Burbank Middle School leads the way with a $3.6-million project in the second year of the district's technology master plan.
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By Chris Wiebe | March 4, 2006
BURBANK ? Signals carrying sophisticated audio and video information will continue transmitting along the city's fiber optic lines as a result of an agreement between Burbank Water and Power, KNBC-TV Channel 4 and NBC Universal Inc. The video and audio data consists of everything from breaking news to archived footage, said Richard Lahti, director of operations and engineering for KNBC-TV. Lahti sends out these signals from Burbank to a central facility in Los Angeles, which area broadcasters ?
NEWS
July 22, 2000
Paul Clinton CIVIC CENTER -- Stepping up its role as a high-tech hardware provider for local media firms, Burbank inked a five-year deal to lease fiber optic cable to Media.Net Communications. Media.Net, a privately held El Segundo communications firm, will pay Burbank about $63,000 per year to lease strands of high-speed broad band cable. Media.Net will use the cable to provide post-production services to four Burbank media businesses. The firm will connect Walt Disney Co./ABC and Warner Bros.
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