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THE818NOW
October 6, 2011
Swedish furniture retailer IKEA has recalled a cube-shaped children's folding tent after its sharp edges caused at least one injury, officials said The steel frame on the BUSA children's folding tent has the potential of breaking and exposing sharp ends, which can cut through the tent and cut someone. While three incidents, including one minor injury, have been reported worldwide, no incidents have been reported in the U.S. and Canada. The U.S.  Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada issued the voluntary recall today, advising consumers to stop using the tents immediately and returned to an IKEA store for a refund.
NEWS
December 5, 2012
OK, Burbank people, show us you are not dumb. You are going to get the largest IKEA ever at San Fernando Road and Alameda, streets with two lanes each way and you had to complain about traffic if Walmart came in. Well, I agree about the traffic. However, Walmart would offer more jobs and what is IKEA offering you? Wake up and get real, people. Jim Avery Burbank
NEWS
March 7, 2014
Did the three Burbank women who filed a lawsuit against Walmart ever file a lawsuit against IKEA, whose employees are also non-union? Or because IKEA's very large store would also bring increased traffic? IKEA's factory employees in Sweden “enjoy a minimum wage of about $19 an hour,” according to a 2011 article in the Los Angeles Times. Now that IKEA is planning a huge expansion in Burbank, why aren't these three protesters protesting against that? Certainly the money that is going toward paying the three women's attorney fees could be put to better use, especially since Walmart will, sooner or later, be doing business in Burbank.
NEWS
December 11, 2012
As reported, IKEA wants to relocate their Burbank store to San Fernando Road and Providencia Avenue. The new building will be twice the size of the current facility. So you thought Walmart would cause a traffic problem. The proposed site for the new IKEA facility will create traffic problems that cannot be efficiently resolved. The property is paralleled by railroad tracks and the I-5 freeway. This limits access from the west and will force traffic flow through downtown Burbank or down the residential streets on the east side of San Fernando Road.
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By Ryan Ford | November 13, 2012
The Burbank IKEA currently sits on a city-owned piece of property at 600 N. San Fernando Blvd., adjacent to the Burbank Town Center. The IKEA is also the beneficiary of a 95-year, rent-free lease from the city of which 72 years still remain. Even with the generous benefits afforded to the IKEA, they wish to move. The good news is IKEA wants to stay in Burbank and is looking to acquire a large site at 805 S. San Fernando Blvd. (near Alameda Avenue). Better yet, the Burbank Town Center is looking to acquire the property the IKEA sits on from the city of Burbank to expand its operations associated with the Town Center.
NEWS
November 16, 2012
IKEA's surprise announcement this week that it was moving ahead with plans to expand in a huge way must have sent a collective sigh of relief through City Hall, where just days before a complicated, redevelopment-related land deal to hold on to the retailer was frosted by the state. The Europeans apparently know how to keep their ace card a secret, announcing a separate deal Thursday with a real estate company to acquire 22 acres less than one mile from the current IKEA location. Nearly double in size, the proposed new store will not only have more square footage for roommates to argue over shelving units, but will also bring in significantly more sales tax revenue.
THE818NOW
July 26, 2012
A woman made off with about $300 in cash from IKEA on Tuesday after grabbing it from an open register, police said. The woman, described as being between 40 and 50 years old, approached the cash register at about 8:20 p.m. in the downtown Burbank store to purchase a candle, Sgt. Darin Ryburn said. “She gave the cashier the money, and when the cashier went to give her change, the woman fled with cash from the register after a struggle with the cashier,” Ryburn said. No injuries were reported as a result of the scuffle.
NEWS
March 21, 2014
How do you come to terms with such a massive sellout by Burbank City Council on Tuesday, March 11? I, myself, was heart broken by it. The IKEA public hearing was a farce. We were led to believe that our concerns would be considered, and mitigating conditions would be imposed, then found out that everything had already been decided. The huge impacts of worsened air quality and climate change in a high-risk neighborhood were simply ignored. They did not address their constituent who lives across the street and begged them not to permit it due to the increased pollution.
NEWS
By Sharon A. Springer | February 11, 2014
There is little effort being made to mitigate the negative impacts of the proposed new IKEA at 805 S. San Fernando Blvd. between Alameda and Verdugo . There are benefits to IKEA expanding in Burbank: jobs, sales tax revenue, recycling underutilized real estate to more productive uses, and proximate shopping for Burbank and other nearby residents. Unfortunately, these positives do not offset the negative impacts and the importance of mitigating them. We must insist, encourage and help IKEA be a good neighbor.
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NEWS
May 2, 2014
I want to thank the Citizens Advocating Rational Development and their president Nick Green for speaking out about the real ecological problems in the plan for the new IKEA store, which was steamrolled through the City Council meeting on March 11 and especially for getting a judge to look into the EIR for this megastore.  Citizens Advocating Rational Development has addressed what the city's planning departments and especially the Sustainable Burbank...
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NEWS
By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | April 22, 2014
A social advocacy nonprofit organization is asking a judge to void the city's approval of the IKEA expansion project , arguing that the city failed to prepare an adequate environmental impact report, records show. Citizens Advocating Rational Development alleged that the environmental impact report didn't adequately analyze water supply, air quality, greenhouse emissions and climate change, and failed to discuss any project requirements to save energy, according to a petition for writ of mandate filed last week in Los Angeles County Superior Court.
NEWS
March 21, 2014
How do you come to terms with such a massive sellout by Burbank City Council on Tuesday, March 11? I, myself, was heart broken by it. The IKEA public hearing was a farce. We were led to believe that our concerns would be considered, and mitigating conditions would be imposed, then found out that everything had already been decided. The huge impacts of worsened air quality and climate change in a high-risk neighborhood were simply ignored. They did not address their constituent who lives across the street and begged them not to permit it due to the increased pollution.
NEWS
March 18, 2014
To nobody's surprise, t he Burbank City Council approved the new IKEA project and agreed to nearly all of the concessions that IKEA requested. The entire approval process was a virtual sham that was not publicized, did not actively solicit public comments, and lacked any transparency because the Planning Board was following in step with the IKEA allies who prepared the environmental impact report and traffic study, both of which stifled and dismissed...
THE818NOW
March 17, 2014
A couple moving into a new apartment saved a 3-year-old boy - using a mattress - after he fell out of a third-story window on Sunday, police said. The boy climbed out of the window apparently to retrieve his stuffed animals, which he had thrown onto the street, said Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn. Before the plunge, the child grabbed onto some phone wires, slowing down his descent, when the moving couple quickly placed their mattress underneath the window to brace the boy's fall.
NEWS
March 12, 2014
Re: “IKEA plans are in the hands of City Council,” March 8: Burbank during the coming years better take advantage of every commercial opportunity that comes its way because tomorrow's news pages may not be so pleasant. The Burbank City Council should pull out all stops to begin the IKEA construction project on San Fernando Road. The days are long gone of lavish federal government spending in Burbank with Lockheed for the merchants of death to grow ever fatter at the table of their insatiable gluttony and hubris.
THE818NOW
By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | March 12, 2014
This post was updated to include more information. Swedish furniture giant IKEA got the unanimous green light from the Burbank City Council this week to build its largest furniture store in the nation in Burbank. The retailer, which opened in Burbank in 1990 as its first store in California and sixth in the United States, will relocate roughly a mile away to a nearly 23-acre lot located at 805 S. San Fernando Blvd. The 470,000-square-foot megastore - which will be nearly double the size of its current location - is scheduled to open in August 2016.
NEWS
By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | March 7, 2014
Swedish furniture giant IKEA will face its final hurdle next week in its quest to build its largest store in the country, with the Burbank City Council set to consider the project on Tuesday. The retailer has the Burbank Planning Board on its side, which in January recommended the council green light the project, though some residents have voiced concerns about parking, traffic congestion and pedestrian safety. The new story would be nearly twice the size of the current location.
NEWS
March 7, 2014
Did the three Burbank women who filed a lawsuit against Walmart ever file a lawsuit against IKEA, whose employees are also non-union? Or because IKEA's very large store would also bring increased traffic? IKEA's factory employees in Sweden “enjoy a minimum wage of about $19 an hour,” according to a 2011 article in the Los Angeles Times. Now that IKEA is planning a huge expansion in Burbank, why aren't these three protesters protesting against that? Certainly the money that is going toward paying the three women's attorney fees could be put to better use, especially since Walmart will, sooner or later, be doing business in Burbank.
NEWS
February 21, 2014
Burbank has been my home since 1959, when I was a sophomore at John Burroughs High School. During the intervening years I have watched Burbank grow and prosper, while continuing to retain its safe, comfortable ambience. Now with the building of the new, very large IKEA store, I hope, desire, and expect Burbank to continue to be a safe and comfortable place to live and work. It appears the new IKEA store will yield benefit to the city of Burbank and those of us who live and work here.
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