March 22, 2008
A week or so ago someone wrote in to the Burbank Leader saying that Burbank had hired someone to synchronize the traffic lights in Burbank (“Walk on city streets is hazardous undertaking,” Mailbag, March 8). I do not recall that this is so. I recall that the governor of California and the mayor of Los Angeles discussed synchronizing the traffic lights in Los Angeles. My question is this: Do we really need the traffic lights in Burbank to be synchronized? In fact, we do not need them to be synchronized as they are synchronized perfectly already — as soon as the red light where you are stopped turns green, the traffic light at the next intersection turns red. Perfect synchronization every time.
October 17, 2007
BURBANK — A redevelopment project started Monday on Olive Avenue as construction began on sidewalks, driveways and the street between Glenoaks Boulevard and Sixth Street. The 1/3-mile stretch of street will be repaved, and damaged curbs, gutters and pedestrian ramps will be reconstructed, Public Works Director Bonnie Teaford said. “It was in very poor condition,” she said. “We like to get in, get it all done and get out of there.” The $380,000 project was financed through a community development block grant that helps low-income neighborhoods revitalize the area, Teaford said.
August 25, 2007
The following items will be considered at Tuesday’s Burbank City Council meeting: BOYS & GIRLS CLUB LEASING The council will consider approving a resolution for a leasing agreement between the Burbank Boys & Girls Club and the Kedren Community Health Center’s Head Start child development program. Under the agreement, Kedren Community Health Center’s Head Start would occupy part of the Boys & Girls Club center and pay a monthly rent of $3,384 to the Boys & Girls Club.
June 2, 2007
BURBANK — As Glendale Police Officers Sean McLaughlin and Dave Gillispie hovered more than 500 feet above West Glenoaks Boulevard Thursday, there were few places for speeding motorists to hide. An announcement made just minutes earlier at the joint Glendale/Burbank Air Support Unit at Bob Hope Airport put the official stamp on a new traffic enforcement program that will have police helicopters and ground patrol units working in tandem to catch speeders on Glendale streets.
October 28, 2006
Field upgrade needs business approach Anyone who has visited Memorial Field at Burroughs High School for whatever purpose or event would agree: The facility is a shambles, and it is an embarrassment to the city and to the citizens of Burbank ("City closer to school help," Oct. 18). But the city does have other needs for its money, and these things — upkeep and maintenance of city streets and property — would suffer to pay for it, so shame alone is not a strong-enough an argument to sway a decision.
September 6, 2006
The following items were taken from Burbank Police Department reports: MEDIA CITY CENTER 800 block of Glenoaks Boulevard: A 23-year-old Sun Valley man was arrested on Monday on suspicion of possession of marijuana. MEDIA DISTRICT NORTH 900 block of North San Fernando Boulevard: A 39-year-old Van Nuys woman was arrested on Monday on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. 1500 block of Glenoaks Boulevard: A 46-year-old Burbank man was arrested on Saturday on suspicion of being drunk in public.
September 24, 2005
The City Council gave its backing Tuesday night to mixed-use developments in neighborhood centers around the city although it wanted to limit the size of those projects so they wouldn't encroach onto residential areas. City staff members were directed to come up with a lower density level for the developments that are to be part of a proposed land-use plan the council will adopt next year. Without a change in the density, which could allow two- or three-story buildings, council members expected opposition from residents who live near the neighborhood centers.