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March 31, 2007
Debate needed on aspects of charter The Burbank City Charter changes are far too important to consider without wide-ranging debate that covers all possible alternatives to the changes put forth. Many of the changes are in the name of modernization and efficiency. All should be decided on the issues and with a tilt toward more democracy, not less. I urge "No" votes on this set of charter changes on the basis that they reduce citizen input via the ballot box. The city clerk and city treasurer should remain elected offices and the process for filling vacant City Council seats should remain as is. There should be a serious debate on two topics: Should the city attorney be elected?
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By Jonny Whiteside | March 28, 2007
So, David Gordon has now become Burbank's whipping boy. Between the fascistic prescriptions of Alfred Abousaad ("Time for an end to tirades in chambers," Mailbag, March 14) and self-anointed Jiminy Cricket Robert Phipps, hysterically demanding to know if it was true that Gordon and the Berlins were driving slowly up and down the street outside Dave Golonski's house after 11 p.m., we see the local political goon squad at its ham-fisted worst. Taken with robotic propagandists in "No Married Couples" T-shirts bellowing at the council podium during open communication and Gary Bric's disingenuous ignorance about how and why union political action committee Working Californians ponied up $13,000 on his behalf during the primary, things are clearly reaching frenzy pitch.
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By DAVID LAURELL | July 9, 2008
Fourth of July weekend got underway early as the Burbank Senior Arts Colony presented “Music Under the Stars” as a prelude to the holiday festivities. Thursday evening saw hundreds of residents and guests gather on the Grand Patio of the East Verdugo Avenue arts complex to enjoy a musical walk down the lane of memories. The Betti Vincent Quartet featuring Jeff Margraf and Corky Merrill backed up the evening’s headlining vocalists, Diane Vincent, Jackie Love, Joseph Caro and Sally Connors, who treated the assemblage to standards such as the 1933 hit “Paper Moon,” Doris Day’s “Sentimental Journey,” a sultry version of “Blue Moon” and Irving Berlin’s “Steppin’ Out With My Baby” from the 1948 musical “Easter Parade.
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By Brett Loutensock | March 31, 2007
I am writing to you regarding the Burbank municipal election currently underway and your editorial decisions about how your newspaper has chosen to cover this election, or should I say, participate in this election. Your decisions strike me as ethically bereft. Let me explain why. Four years ago, your newspaper had a columnist named Will Rogers who interviewed City Council candidate Gary Bric. I am told he divulged his past legal issues. Four years ago, Bric also informed the Burbank Police Offices Assn.
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By DAVID LAURELL | April 25, 2007
Established in 1996, Leadership Burbank has offered an annual, nine-month leadership-training program for people who live or work in the city of Burbank. The organization employs a curriculum in which members of our community have the opportunity to enhance their personal and professional skills, gain a deeper understanding of how Burbank works and build a network of colleagues and associates. The group's goal is to encourage graduates of the program to use the insights and contacts they develop to enhance themselves in their personal and professional endeavors and to enrich the community by developing ideas and solutions that will assist in making and keeping Burbank government, business, faith-based, civic and nonprofit groups strong, sustainable and vibrant.
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By DAVID LAURELL | July 25, 2007
Although NBC 4 anchorman Paul Moyer has received a plethora of awards and honors, including 11 local area Emmys, 10 Golden Mikes, a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award, and numerous Associated Press and Los Angeles Press Club Awards, last Saturday evening the usually unflappable newsman seemed a bit off-kilter. "I've never been the lone honoree at an event, so I'm really not sure I know what I should be doing," he said with a laugh to Burbank Mayor Marsha Ramos . Moyer may have been at a bit of a loss as to what he was supposed to be doing on Saturday, but that was clearly not the case when it came to organizers of the Noon Kiwanis Club of Burbank gala who went about staging their 10th annual fundraiser to celebrate their 84th year of service to the community with pure aplomb.
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By Sharon A. Springer | March 31, 2007
City Council candidate Gary Bric's moral and ethical compass is broken and he should not be on the Burbank City Council, or the Traffic and Transportation Committee. I was astounded at his first-place win in the Burbank City Council primary election ("Four in council race," Feb. 28). Now, after learning of his criminal record, my conscience has compelled me to write this. I absolutely don't understand the motivation behind the police and fire association endorsements for Bric, but I bet they don't live in Burbank.
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By ISABEL ADAMS | March 21, 2009
The Burbank Civitan Club’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Brunch was Sunday at The Castaway Restaurant, and it was a resounding success! It was a lovely, sunny Sunday morning that greeted the group that enjoyed a great brunch and had fun with the door prizes and silent auction. Great entertainment was provided by the amazing and popular young Irish dancers from the O’Connor School of Irish Dance and the song stylings of Sentimental Journey. Among the guests were Burbank Vice-Mayor Gary Bric and his lovely wife, Sharon Cohen, from the Burbank Library; Anita Benjamin, Ruth Cordon, Jeffrey D. Klein , associate vice president of annual programs at Providence St. Joseph Foundation; Jean Stroud and Shirley Pratt . The brunch was organized by current President Elaine Paonessa, Barry Kessler and Richard Bertain who co-chaired the event.
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