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By Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com | December 23, 2011
After an almost three-hour debate, the City Council on Tuesday effectively nixed a new Taco Bell at the intersection of Burbank Boulevard and Buena Vista Street, citing traffic safety concerns tied to a proposed drive-through on the site. The intersection is already clogged with traffic during morning and evening peak hours, according to about a dozen residents living near the intersection who attended the council meeting and spoke in opposition of the project. Taco Bell officials said rejecting a drive-through would be a deal-breaker.
NEWS
May 8, 2010
MONDAY The Planning Board meets at 6 p.m. every second and fourth Monday at Council Chambers, City Hall, at 275 E. Olive Ave. ? TUESDAY The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors meets at 9:30 a.m. in the Board?s Hearing Room, 500 W. Temple St., Room 381B, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration in Los Angeles. ? The Metropolitan Water District Board meets at 10 a.m. every second Tuesday at District?s headquarters, 700 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles.
NEWS
January 16, 2012
After more than 100 people submitted nearly 200 possible names for the two mountain lion cubs rescued in Burbank last month, these two names were your favorite: Olive and Magnolia. Readers voted in an online poll where Olive and Magnolia took the top spot with 125 votes. LaserFur and the Fangster came in second with 57 votes, Scratchy and Itchy with 45, Lucy and Ethel with 38, Hope and Carson with 34, and Willow and Laurel with 24, respectively. David Jackson, the executive director of Zoo to You, where the cubs are being rehabilitated, wanted the public to submit names that reflect the cubs' Burbank origins.
NEWS
July 21, 2001
Karen S. Kim SOUTH SAN FERNANDO DISTRICT -- After four years of standing shuttered and unused, Burbank Water and Power's Magnolia No. 4 power plant is expected to be brought back from the dead this week. In February, the City Council approved increasing BWP's budget by $902,400 to bring the 25-megawatt power plant back into operation. Five months later and right on schedule, the plant's equipment has been assembled and is undergoing testing before it's officially described as operational, BWP officials said.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 3, 2007
Burbank Toastmasters, an organization dedicated to improving public speaking skills and confidence, will meet at noon at the Burbank Chamber of Commerce, 200 W. Magnolia Blvd. For more information, call (818) 566-7894. ? The Keller Williams World Media Center presents Burbank?s Largest Yard Sale of the Year from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of the Burbank Assn. of Realtors, 2006 W. Magnolia St., Burbank. Proceeds from the event will benefit KW Cares, Keller Williams?
NEWS
October 3, 2001
The Leader's Sept. 22 editorial, "Residents kept in the dark about power-rate hikes," complained about Burbank Water and Power's decision to spend $1 million to return the Magnolia No. 4 electric generating unit to service. This was done at the same time that rates are being raised, and the editorial claims that Burbank residents were kept in the dark regarding this project. Had the Leader bothered to contact BWP regarding this expenditure, they would have learned that BWP has been able to sell the potential power from Magnolia No. 4 to completely cover the cost of its return to service.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 14, 2007
TODAY Dr. Angela Arango , an internist on staff at Providence Holy Cross and Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, will discuss how to maintain healthy bones and learn more about good nutrition, at 9 a.m. at the Burbank Town Center, 201 E. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank. For more information, call (818) 566-8617. A two-day AARP Driver Safety Program will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. at Providence Health Center, second floor conference room 104, 3413 W. Pacific Ave., Burbank.
NEWS
December 30, 2011
So the city of Burbank is doing so well economically that the City Council stops a legitimate, profitable business from expanding to a larger location (“Taco Bell to stay on Magnolia,” Dec. 24). That's just great - now we can look at the empty Conroy's Flowers building for another 10 years. Maybe council members will build a shrine to the “Bad Decisions by the Burbank City Council” on that corner. Tim Elliott Burbank
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By Arin Mikailian, arin.mikailian@latimes.com | April 5, 2014
A decade after last selling a Frankenstein statuette or a King Kong action figure, Creature Features is open again in Burbank with shelves stocked with memorabilia from many classic horror, sci-fi and fantasy films. The Magnolia Boulevard storefront is organized much like a library as each display case is dedicated to a well-known movie monster or a TV series ranging from "The Addams Family" to "The Twilight Zone . " This month, the fastest-selling items are anything from the Godzilla franchise, which has been given a cinematic reboot by Legendary Pictures and is due out in May, said Creature Features owner Taylor White.
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By Richard Verrier | December 4, 2013
When set decorator Claudette Didul needed to decorate Sally Draper's bedroom with 1960s-era clothing for an episode of "Mad Men" last season, she knew just the place. Didul went to Playclothes, a vintage clothing and furnishing store in Burbank, to buy an assortment of blouses, dresses, sweaters, pants and shoes to decorate the scene, the Los Angeles Times reported . "It's like a one-stop shop," Didul said. "It's really important for us to have stores like Playclothes. Their inventory is always changing, and I know I can get things I need the next day and that they will stay open for me if I have an emergency.
NEWS
By Bryan Mahoney | October 22, 2013
The arts scene in Magnolia Park lives well beyond the vintage couture designs of its throwback shops and barista bars, beyond the art galleries and theaters that pepper its storefronts. Starting Friday, a group of artists will demonstrate that art pulses through every fiber of this eclectic stretch of commerce. A new show at Towns Burr Gallery features work that explores the Magnolia Boulevard streetscape. From Burning Bonzai to Buena Vista, the entire Magnolia Park district will be represented in photos, oils, mixed media, watercolors and collage.
NEWS
January 16, 2012
After more than 100 people submitted nearly 200 possible names for the two mountain lion cubs rescued in Burbank last month, these two names were your favorite: Olive and Magnolia. Readers voted in an online poll where Olive and Magnolia took the top spot with 125 votes. LaserFur and the Fangster came in second with 57 votes, Scratchy and Itchy with 45, Lucy and Ethel with 38, Hope and Carson with 34, and Willow and Laurel with 24, respectively. David Jackson, the executive director of Zoo to You, where the cubs are being rehabilitated, wanted the public to submit names that reflect the cubs' Burbank origins.
NEWS
January 11, 2012
Life for two emaciated mountain lion cubs has improved since they were rescued off the streets of Burbank around Christmas. There's the just one problem. No. 1 and No. 2 need names, says David Jackson, director of Zoo to You, a nonprofit conservation and educational organization based in Paso Robles where the cubs are being rehabilitated. Through Zoo to You, the cubs will likely make appearances at schools and universities someday, and No. 1 and No. 2 just won't cut it, so Jackson is asking the Burbank community to help name the cubs.
NEWS
December 30, 2011
So the city of Burbank is doing so well economically that the City Council stops a legitimate, profitable business from expanding to a larger location (“Taco Bell to stay on Magnolia,” Dec. 24). That's just great - now we can look at the empty Conroy's Flowers building for another 10 years. Maybe council members will build a shrine to the “Bad Decisions by the Burbank City Council” on that corner. Tim Elliott Burbank
NEWS
By Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com | December 23, 2011
After an almost three-hour debate, the City Council on Tuesday effectively nixed a new Taco Bell at the intersection of Burbank Boulevard and Buena Vista Street, citing traffic safety concerns tied to a proposed drive-through on the site. The intersection is already clogged with traffic during morning and evening peak hours, according to about a dozen residents living near the intersection who attended the council meeting and spoke in opposition of the project. Taco Bell officials said rejecting a drive-through would be a deal-breaker.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Isabel Adams | October 11, 2011
Sept. 15 saw the Magnolia Park Optimist Club celebrate the installation of its new officers and directors. This very festive event took place at the Joslyn Center, and the room was full to capacity as the membership turned out in full force to witness this annual event. They all had an opportunity to visit and enjoy each other's company while dinner was served. After dinner, longtime member and former President Jim Lloyd proceeded to officially de-install the outgoing board. The incoming officers and directors and their new 2011-12 President Terry Scott were then sworn in. The officers are 1st Vice President Gary Oseransky; 2nd Vice President Evie Magnante; Secretary Linda Oseransky; Treasurer Kent Warner; Youth Treasurer Ernine Larson; and Dinner Treasurer Pauline Deeter.
NEWS
By Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com | September 27, 2011
Members of the business district for Magnolia Park have voted to disband, ending a property tax assessment that brought hundreds of thousands of dollars a year for promotions and popular public events. The Magnolia Park Partnership, which organizes annual events like Holiday in the Park and Be-Boppin' in the Park, will dissolve at year's end, officials said, after the vote that non-retail tenants carried. The votes were weighted with the largest property owners getting the most influence.
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