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December 19, 2009
I don’t know what’s up with the Magnolia Park Developers, but as a longtime pedestrian on the boulevard in the area, it has taken an unforgivable amount of time to get more exciting and varied stores and eateries in the area. Sadly, Magnolia Park has never been built up to its full potential. There are only a handful of stores when there could be many more. A couple of more antique stores would be nice. On Sundays, many stores appear to be closed, and those that are open, I can easily count on one hand, give or take one or two. I am sad, disgusted and fed up with businesses failing to thrive here, and a couple of residents I spoke to say they even got mailers asking what kinds of businesses they would like to see in the area.
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ENTERTAINMENT
By Joyce Rudolph | November 18, 2009
Magnolia Park merchants are as busy as elves, trimming their windows with garland and twinkling lights and baking goodies to share Friday night during the Holiday in the Park. The more than 20-year tradition is an open house for area businesses and the kickoff for the holiday shopping season. It is coordinated by the Magnolia Park Partnership, a group of property owners in the business district. There will be live entertainment every half-hour during the event from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on a stage on Magnolia Boulevard and Lima Street, said Gail Stewart, business district manager for the Magnolia Park Partnership.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 18, 2009
TODAY Speakers from Disney Institute, Richard Simmons and other top employment law attorneys are teaming up with the Employers Group to prepare businesses with the latest workplace trends from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Burbank Airport Marriott, 2500 Hollywood Way. Tickets are $225 for members and $325 for nonmembers. For more information, call (213) 765-3967. BCR ?a place to grow? will host the annual Holiday Program at 7 p.m. at St. Francis Xavier Church, Holy Cross Hall, 3801 Scott Road, Burbank.
NEWS
By CHRISTOPHER CADELAGO | November 7, 2009
DOWNTOWN ? The Burbank Leader has debuted new datelines ? the uppercase indicator at the beginning of a news article noting where the story occurred ? in an effort to localize stories and better distinguish neighborhoods, editors said. ?Burbank has a lot of unique communities, and it didn?t seem that we were serving them as well by just slapping the generic Burbank dateline on it,? said Dan Evans, editor of the Burbank Leader. The 10 dateline areas are: Hillside, Airport District, North San Fernando, West Burbank, Downtown, South San Fernando, Magnolia Park, Toluca Lake, Media District and Rancho District.
BUSINESS
By Christopher Cadelago | September 2, 2009
BURBANK — Despite thousands of signatures culled from neighborhood residents and business owners, the U.S. Postal Service is moving ahead with plans to shutter the Magnolia Park Post Office and studying whether to close the Glenoaks Station Post Office, officials said. While a final decision has yet to be made public, the Magnolia Park office at 3810 W. Magnolia Blvd. is expected to close its doors at the end of the year and move about 1.5 miles to 2140 N. Hollywood Way. The fate of Glenoaks Station Post Office at 1634 N. San Fernando Blvd.
NEWS
By Christopher Cadelago | August 5, 2009
It?s easy to spot owner Alan Arzoian in his time-warp of a grocery store, Handy Market, at 2514 W. Magnolia Blvd. For one, he?s forever fitted in his usual shorts and short-sleeved shirt, greeting regulars by first name or checking on the produce. Another reason is because at 4,000 square feet, Handy Market just isn?t that big. Arzoian, who first became involved with the family business in 1970 before graduating from Hoover High in Glendale and moving onto Cal State Los Angeles, sat down with us for a quick back-and-forth about the economy, its impact on his business and those pesky cravings for steak.
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