June 13, 2009
All three congressional representatives for the Burbank-Glendale area voted Tuesday to pass a bill that would provide vouchers of up to $4,500 to residents who turn in their gas hogs for significantly more fuel-efficient vehicles. The Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save Act now goes to the Senate for consideration after Reps. Adam Schiff, David Dreier and Brad Sherman joined with the two-thirds majority to pass the bill. Dreier called the legislation “an important step toward strengthening our weakened auto industry,” particularly for fuel-efficient cars.
February 6, 2002
Laura Sturza SOUTH SAN FERNANDO DISTRICT -- Construction workers could hardly wait for well-wishers to leave Monday's groundbreaking ceremony so they could begin building the city's new $38 million power plant, Lake Unit No. 1. "It gives us a 25% increase in fuel efficiency, burns 25% less natural gas fuel to get the same output and (sends out) 98% less air emissions," Burbank Water and Power Director Ron Davis said. While savings to customers could not be exactly estimated, Davis said that the unit's efficiency will drive prices down and stabilize them.
July 23, 2008
Burbank children deserve better I was happy to see that Scott Bailey from Burroughs High School got a better job at a high school in Los Angeles (“Drama teacher is leaving Burroughs,” July 12). In my more than 30 years of being a close Burbank Unified School District watcher, he seems to be about the 20th teacher who has gotten unfairly singled out by the district. Most of them went on to great acclaim elsewhere. Until Burbank residents start making better hiring decisions of our management staff, we truly deserve to be an object of ridicule.
June 28, 2008
BURBANK — Filling up at the gas station may be costing Southland motorists a record amount, but for cities with hundreds of vehicles, the burden is amplified to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Unlike private motorists, who can cut down on driving and errands to save on gas, many of the vehicles in the municipal fleet run on fixed routes to provide daily, necessary services, city officials for Burbank and Glendale said. The lack of relief for unleaded fuel prices is hitting Burbank’s public works fleet of about 350 vehicles, which run mostly on gasoline, said Ari Omessi, assistant public works director for fleets and buildings.
April 12, 2008
BURBANK — Gas prices continued their climb this week in the Los Angeles area, with a new record average price for regular-grade gasoline set at $3.75 per gallon on Friday, up 2-cents from the day before. But many gas stations in Burbank were charging slightly more, with local drivers paying close to a 5-cent premium over the regional average. “Don’t we go through this every summer?” said Carole Chang as she fueled her Chevrolet Trailblazer on Friday morning with regular-grade gasoline at a Chevron on East Olive Avenue and South Glenoaks Boulevard for $3.79 per gallon.