April 19, 2013
The City Council this week signed off on plans to add a five-story office building to the Media Studios North office campus that currently houses the likes of Yahoo! and Kaiser Permanente. The proposed 160,447-square-foot office space and parking structure will fill vacant, excavated land near the corner of Empire Avenue and North Avon Street. The building won strong praise from the City Council on Tuesday. "It is a fine contribution to Burbank's efforts to develop quality office space," Councilwoman Emily Gabel-Luddy said.
August 8, 2009
MAILMAN GIVEN SEND OFF BY NEIGHBORHOOD Manuel ?Manny? Moreno , who has delivered mail in the Hillside District for more than 40 years, delivered his last batch July 31. Sharon Springer organized a group of neighbors to meet at her house during his delivery to surprise and thank Moreno for the tremendous service he gave the community. ?Manny has been my carrier for over 40 years, and when I moved to Tujunga Avenue he would always make sure I got my mail, long after the forwarding order had expired,?
October 22, 2008
From outside the steel-beamed, glass Kaiser Permanente building, it is nearly impossible to tell what is going on inside. It is quite apparent that people are moving in. In most of the offices, which will house more than 1,000 employees, moving boxes are makeshift file cabinets, the paint is wet in some places, and many offices have yet to be furnished. By the beginning of next year, Burbank businesses may feel a boost in revenue after the Kaiser Permanente employees relocate from Glendale and Pasadena administrative offices to a new building, which is within a few blocks of the Bob Hope Airport.
December 1, 2007
Healthcare conference coming to town More than 1,000 promotores , or health promoters will gather at the Burbank Marriott Hotel and Convention Center for a two-day conference to discuss healthcare issues affecting the state?s low-income and minority communities. The conference today will focus on policy issues, areas of need and other healthcare issues low-income communities throughout Southern California deal with and will include health professionals and advocacy groups, organizers said.
March 6, 2002
Maya Kukes LOS ANGELES -- High school and college students with 300 hours of community service are invited to apply for one of five $2,000 scholarships funded by Kaiser Permanente Watts Counseling and Learning Center. The scholarships are open to any student who has completed community service in Los Angeles County in a program not mandated by school or other programs. Applicants must also have a minimum grade point average of 2.5. To be eligible, applicants must be high school seniors or enrolled in a community college, four-year college, university or vocational/technical school.
February 28, 2001
Tim Willert NORTHWEST DISTRICT -- A 20-year-old Burbank man showed signs of improvement Tuesday, a day after shooting himself in the head, police said. Francisco Cardenas was taken to Providence St. Joseph Medical Center on Monday following the 1 p.m. shooting inside his home in the 1200 block of West Victory Boulevard. He was later transferred to Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, where his condition improved from critical to fair.
December 22, 1999
Leslie Simmons MEDIA DISTRICT NORTH -- A Burbank teenager was recovering Tuesday from a broken jaw and another was being investigated assault after a fight at a party, police said. The fight broke out at 9:35 p.m. Saturday in the 1900 block of Rosita Avenue at a party where gang members were present, said Burbank Police Lt. Larry Koch. The fight, which was investigated by the department's gang unit, did not appear to the result of tensions between rival gangs and it was unclear if the boys involved were gang members, Koch said.
December 30, 2000
Jenna Bordelon BURBANK -- Police were contacted by two men who shared a common story. Both men had allegedly been assaulted by men who asked the victims the same question. Police said a 20-year-old Burbank man was walking home through an alley near San Fernando Boulevard and Cedar Avenue on Dec. 23, when a dark-colored car pulled up behind him. He told police two men then asked him where he was from. The man ran, the car gave chase, he tripped and the car ran over his lower right leg, police said.
February 23, 2002
Maya Kukes MEDIA DISTRICT NORTH -- Finding out her son was deaf was hard enough for Susan Grafman. Finding out her insurance company wouldn't pay for his hearing aids was infuriating. Grafman's 6-year-old son, Jake, was diagnosed as deaf almost four years ago. She was told by her provider, Blue Cross Blue Shield, that her policy did not cover hearing aids, which typically cost $2,500 to $5,000 per pair. Her second son, Justin, now 3, is also deaf.