February 25, 2009
Closure could hurt businesses too As a 15-year ?resident? of the Magnolia Park Post Office and a 25-year resident of Burbank, I am disappointed to the level of outrage that there is the possibility that the branch will be closed (?Post office is being shipped,? Feb. 14). This feeling rises from two directions, the practical and the sentimental. Practically speaking, there are hundreds of Burbank businesses that use a Magnolia Park Post Office box as their ?home office.
March 28, 2007
BURBANK — High winds knocked out power to several areas of Burbank on Tuesday after an abrupt storm sent debris sliding into station transformers. Beginning at just after noon, service from three stations was disrupted as a result of palm tree fronds snapping off trees and interfering with distribution systems, said Greg Simay, assistant general manager of Burbank Water and Power. Some residences in the Media District, offices at NBC and the Disney Corp. and Providence St. Joseph's Medical Center were affected, he said.
July 16, 2005
Mark R. Madler Their homes could be alive with the sound of music -- with a few restrictions. The City Council has backed amending the city's home occupations ordinance to allow private music lessons in residential areas. But before giving final approval, the council wants limits on hours of operation; no lessons allowed in apartments, condominiums or duplexes; prohibitions on group lessons; and a background check of the instructor, if the teacher is instructing minors.
April 16, 2008
New Line production studio loses 450 jobs Time Warner, which owns Warner Bros. in Burbank, is planning to cut 450 jobs from its New Line movie production studio, according to reports. The staff reductions will leave New Line, which is based in West Hollywood, with 40 to 50 employees. Some of those employees may be offered jobs within Warner Bros., according to news reports. New Line will maintain its own independent development and production teams, and Time Warner will take over distributions of completed films, reports said.
April 24, 2002
Karen S. Kim BURBANK -- When Cyndi Seidler was a kid sharing a room with her sister, she already knew that she liked things neat and organized. "I just liked things aesthetic," she said. "I liked to walk into a room that smiles at me. When I walk into my office now, it smiles at me." The key to a "smiling" room? Organization, Seidler said. Throughout her life and career as an event planner, Seidler never lost her commitment to being organized. But it wasn't until 1994 that Seidler decided to make a living from her organization skills.
June 5, 2002
Laura Sturza AIRPORT DISTRICT -- Reveling in a common quiet since having their homes sound-insulated from airport noise, about 500 locals picnicked last week. The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport hosted its second annual community picnic Saturday, featuring entertainment, food and information about a free sound insulation program in the airport's "noise impact area." When David M. Howell wanted to buy a house near the airport in 1986, he knew to come for a first look at his prospective home at 7 a.m. on a weekday, a popular flight time.
March 29, 2006
BURBANK ? After more than a year in an interim location, the Burbank Temporary Aid Center returned to its headquarters on Burbank Boulevard Tuesday, with improved facilities for clients and twice as much space. "You can't even put into words how excited we are," center Executive Director Barbara Howell said. "What's really neat is our clients have been excited for us to get back into the building ? they know it's just a nicer place to be." Before renovations, the facility was not suited for the kind of things the Burbank Temporary Aid Center did on a daily basis, Howell said.
May 12, 2001
Paul Andersen, People BURBANK -- Some people wander through life never really finding out their purpose. But a rare few are extremely lucky. They know early on what they want to do, and they go after it with a laser-like focus. Burbank singer/songwriter Judy Krueger is among those lucky few. "I've been singing all my life," she said matter-of-factly, as if it was something everyone normally did. "I first picked up a microphone at a church function at the age of 3, and got the bug in an instant.
October 15, 2005
Jane DiLucchioBurbank resident and Glendale Community College professor Jane DiLucchio's first published novel is a thriller in the vein of Agatha Christie's classics. Locals reading Glendale Community College professor Jane DiLucchio's first published novel "Relationships Can Be Murder" will feel right at home. Relationships and the secrets people in them keep are the recurring themes in this murder mystery that takes place in Glendale and Burbank. Everyone in the book knows each other and are connected in some way, said DiLucchio, who lives in Burbank.
July 9, 2005
Mark R. Madler The City Council will review a law Tuesday that prohibits music and other instructors from conducting lessons in their home following a complaint. The ban on commercial activity was approved in 1998 to reduce noise and foot and vehicle traffic in residential neighborhoods, but now the council wants a second look to see if it is too restrictive. The council on Tuesday will discuss the issue and then make a recommendation on whether any change should be made to the ordinance.