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February 17, 2001
Karen S. Kim BURBANK -- With The Great Indoors store already expected to open at Burbank's Empire Center by March 2002, the City Council voted 3-1 Tuesday against offering the Sears store a $250,000 incentive package. "We really didn't think it was justified," Councilman Bob Kramer said. "They've already purchased the property, and we knew they were coming for sure." The incentive package was proposed to Sears, Roebuck and Co. last November, before the store's plans to move into Burbank were finalized.
NEWS
March 6, 2004
INCENTIVE FUNDING FOR ELEMENTARY ITALIAN LANGUAGE PROGRAMS WHAT HAPPENED At Thursday's school board meeting, members voted to approve a proposal to request L.A. County Office of Education incentive funding for a new Italian language program for elementary school students in the district. WHAT IT MEANS With as much as $25,000 in county incentive funds, the district would implement an Italian language program this summer for Burbank students ages 1 to 12. The program would be designed for students who want to learn a second or third language, and the district would provide class space and necessary staff.
NEWS
By Christopher Cadelago | May 16, 2009
BURBANK — Robert Beher hasn’t had a power bill that topped $5 for the past five years. Every month, while most meters charge forward, his meter ticks in the opposite direction thanks to a 2.09-kilowatt solar photovoltaic system atop his 1,300-square-foot home. “I was satisfied with the decision I made,” said Beher, whose home includes a personal computer and plasma television. “And I am still very happy with it.” As part of a program that began 10 years ago, Beher was the fifth Burbank Water and Power customer to add solar panels to his property, a number that grew to 15 by 2007.
NEWS
May 26, 2001
Gary Moskowitz BURBANK -- Burbank students are getting a cash incentive to do well on statewide standardized testing; $1,000 in scholarship money that will help them pay for college. A total of 263 students attending Burbank Unified School District high schools will receive the money for scoring high on standardized tests taken in the 2000-01 school year. Carolyn Brown, 16, a sophomore at John Burroughs High School, got her scholarship money in the mail last week.
NEWS
July 4, 2001
Gary Moskowitz BURBANK -- You too could be a teacher in just a few months. State Sen. Jack Scott (D-Burbank) announced last week the passage of Senate Bill 57 by the Assembly Education Committee, which could allow individuals to become teachers in a few months as opposed to two years. Scott said the bill is designed to encourage interested people who would make good public school teachers to pursue the profession by giving them a chance to prove their teaching skills at a quicker pace.
NEWS
October 6, 2004
Mark R. Madler The City Council on Tuesday night approved the adoption of an ordinance aimed at minimizing construction impacts to the environment, and reducing the amount of construction debris taken to landfills. Builders would be offered incentives of fee reductions from 5% to 15% to incorporate reduction of energy and water consumption; improved indoor quality; and renewable resources into their buildings under the voluntary ordinance unanimously accepted by the council.
NEWS
April 25, 2001
Gary Moskowitz HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- Marena Atallah's kindergarten teacher was one of the most influential people in her life, someone who left such a mark that the 18-year-old Burbank resident has decided to pursue a career in teaching. Atallah hopes to give to other children what she received as a young student. The 2000 recipient of a $1,000 Burbank Teachers Assn. Scholarship, Atallah wrote in her winning essay that she wanted to share the beauty of her childhood experiences in school with the next generation.
BUSINESS
By Zain Shauk | July 28, 2009
BURBANK — Experts are hoping a new tax incentive program to keep film and television productions within California will help turn around local economies. Entertainment industry businesses are hoping they’re right. Burbank-based Big Screen Cuisine, which caters for movie and television shoots at all major studios, saw an 80% drop in orders this summer from a year ago because of dwindling local film productions, part-owner Michael Glick said. The company had to cut its staff from 20 workers to just four employees that rotated shifts during the summer, Glick said.
FEATURES
April 24, 2010
An article in last week?s Time magazine chronicled an experiment run by Harvard economist Roland Fryer Jr. In the experiment, students in hundreds of classrooms in multiple cities were bribed with different amounts of money to achieve good test scores and not fight with one another. The experiment was run in schools in Chicago, Dallas, Washington, D.C., and New York. What, in your opinion, are the advantages and/or disadvantages of this strategy? Or do you side with the critics who say kids should not be rewarded for things they should be doing anyway?
NEWS
May 16, 2001
Gary Moskowitz MEDIA CITY CENTER -- Local students pursuing a vocational education will get a helping hand from the Burbank Chamber of Commerce next month. The 34th Annual Scholarship Awards Program will award local high school seniors with $500 stipends to help offset the cost of attending vocational school. The June 11 awards ceremony will be at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Body Balance for Performance, 280 E. Magnolia Blvd. "We've had students go on to study animation and auto mechanics," said Susan Bowers, executive director of the Burbank Chamber of Commerce.
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April 24, 2010
An article in last week?s Time magazine chronicled an experiment run by Harvard economist Roland Fryer Jr. In the experiment, students in hundreds of classrooms in multiple cities were bribed with different amounts of money to achieve good test scores and not fight with one another. The experiment was run in schools in Chicago, Dallas, Washington, D.C., and New York. What, in your opinion, are the advantages and/or disadvantages of this strategy? Or do you side with the critics who say kids should not be rewarded for things they should be doing anyway?
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BUSINESS
By Zain Shauk | July 28, 2009
BURBANK — Experts are hoping a new tax incentive program to keep film and television productions within California will help turn around local economies. Entertainment industry businesses are hoping they’re right. Burbank-based Big Screen Cuisine, which caters for movie and television shoots at all major studios, saw an 80% drop in orders this summer from a year ago because of dwindling local film productions, part-owner Michael Glick said. The company had to cut its staff from 20 workers to just four employees that rotated shifts during the summer, Glick said.
NEWS
By Zain Shauk | June 24, 2009
BURBANK — The growing popularity of out-of-state film productions has emerged as the major contributor to the area’s rising unemployment rates, which jumped toward 10% in May after a brief decline in April, experts said. Unemployment rates rose from 8.7% to 9.2% in Burbank and 9.4% to 9.9% in Glendale, matching the figures logged in March, according to a report released Friday by the California Economic Development Department. In December, the jobless rates for Burbank and Glendale were just 7.7% and 8.3%, respectively.
NEWS
By Christopher Cadelago | May 16, 2009
BURBANK — Robert Beher hasn’t had a power bill that topped $5 for the past five years. Every month, while most meters charge forward, his meter ticks in the opposite direction thanks to a 2.09-kilowatt solar photovoltaic system atop his 1,300-square-foot home. “I was satisfied with the decision I made,” said Beher, whose home includes a personal computer and plasma television. “And I am still very happy with it.” As part of a program that began 10 years ago, Beher was the fifth Burbank Water and Power customer to add solar panels to his property, a number that grew to 15 by 2007.
NEWS
By Jason Wells | April 19, 2008
CITY HALL — County officials told Glendale’s Homeless Coalition Thursday that financial incentives for emergency winter shelter operators would be increased in a bid to attract more applicants, a year after they scrambled to find a service provider for the program at the Burbank armory. Providers of services for the homeless in Glendale last year declined to participate in the winter shelter program, which is funded through the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, citing past difficulties in dealing with red tape and securing expense reimbursements.
NEWS
By Rachel Kane | August 18, 2007
BURBANK — Administrators at Monterey High School are hoping to get students to improve their attendance by giving them a day off. Since July 23, the beginning of this summer’s session at the continuation school, students have had the option of taking Friday off, if they show up on time to every class and work diligently Monday through Thursday. “The first week they were really gung-ho, and they had excellent attendance, and I believe we had close to 60 kids that were eligible for that day off,” Principal Ann Brooks said.
NEWS
October 6, 2004
Mark R. Madler The City Council on Tuesday night approved the adoption of an ordinance aimed at minimizing construction impacts to the environment, and reducing the amount of construction debris taken to landfills. Builders would be offered incentives of fee reductions from 5% to 15% to incorporate reduction of energy and water consumption; improved indoor quality; and renewable resources into their buildings under the voluntary ordinance unanimously accepted by the council.
NEWS
March 6, 2004
INCENTIVE FUNDING FOR ELEMENTARY ITALIAN LANGUAGE PROGRAMS WHAT HAPPENED At Thursday's school board meeting, members voted to approve a proposal to request L.A. County Office of Education incentive funding for a new Italian language program for elementary school students in the district. WHAT IT MEANS With as much as $25,000 in county incentive funds, the district would implement an Italian language program this summer for Burbank students ages 1 to 12. The program would be designed for students who want to learn a second or third language, and the district would provide class space and necessary staff.
NEWS
July 4, 2001
Gary Moskowitz BURBANK -- You too could be a teacher in just a few months. State Sen. Jack Scott (D-Burbank) announced last week the passage of Senate Bill 57 by the Assembly Education Committee, which could allow individuals to become teachers in a few months as opposed to two years. Scott said the bill is designed to encourage interested people who would make good public school teachers to pursue the profession by giving them a chance to prove their teaching skills at a quicker pace.
NEWS
May 26, 2001
Gary Moskowitz BURBANK -- Burbank students are getting a cash incentive to do well on statewide standardized testing; $1,000 in scholarship money that will help them pay for college. A total of 263 students attending Burbank Unified School District high schools will receive the money for scoring high on standardized tests taken in the 2000-01 school year. Carolyn Brown, 16, a sophomore at John Burroughs High School, got her scholarship money in the mail last week.
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