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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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