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By Veronica Rocha | February 15, 2009
BURBANK — The Magnolia Park Post Office will close at the end of the year because of a lease increase and be combined with Burbank’s main post office on Hollywood Way, officials said. The Magnolia Park office, at 3810 W. Magnolia Way, will close in December, when the lease is up, then move 1 1/2 miles to 2140 N. Hollywood Way, said Richard Maher, a U.S. Postal Service spokesman. “The lease is far above fair market value,” he said. The post office on Hollywood Way will be remodeled so that it can accommodate the additional staff and P.O. boxes from the Magnolia Park office, Maher said.
By Jeremy Oberstein | December 31, 2008
Few expect outgoing City Manager Mary Alvord to completely vanquish her role as one of the city’s most visible leaders when she leaves her post in January. Alvord, who has worked the past five years as Burbank’s executive head, is set to retire early next year after working for the city all of her adult life. “I have no doubt that even as she enters retirement, Mary will not simply fade away but continue to be involved in the city she loves,” Councilman David Gordon said.
November 22, 2008
So just who was keeping score here? John Burroughs High School beat crosstown rival Burbank High School 58-22, not the other way around as stated in your article appearing in the Burbank Leader Nov. 15 (“Students hold court”). I’m appalled how you or the editing staff could make such a blunder. At least Jeff Tully got it right in the sports section. I assure you the game is not “mere window dressing to the festivities that accompanied the pregame hype,” which confirms why you didn’t bother to get the facts right.
June 4, 2008
Burbank Toastmasters, an organization dedicated to improving public speaking skills and confidence, meets at noon at the Burbank Chamber of Commerce, 200 W. Magnolia Blvd. For more information, call (818) 566-7894. ? The Magnolia Park Optimist Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at the Burbank Elks Lodge, 2232 N. Hollywood Way. All other Thursdays they meet at 7:30 a.m. at De Bell Golf Course Club House, 1500 Walnut Ave. For more information, call (818)
By Angela Hokanson | May 28, 2008
Burbank residents pedaled around the city’s Magnolia Park neighborhood on Saturday, popping into stores and restaurants to pick up free treats, and then back onto the sidewalks and streets to continue their bike rides. The riders were taking part in the second annual Magical Magnolia Bicycle Tour — an event organized by the Magnolia Park Partnership, a nonprofit organization that was formed to improve and promote the area, which was named a business improvement district last year.
By DAVID LAURELL | May 28, 2008
June gloom may have come a bit early this year, but the gray skies and cool temperatures on Saturday did nothing to dampen the magic for those who donned their helmets and hopped their two- wheelers for the Magical Magnolia Bicycle Tour. Staged by the Magnolia Park Partnership, the event gave residents the opportunity to visit and get to know local merchants. Well more than 300 participants registered to take a cycling exploration of Magnolia Park, said Gail Stewart , who serves as the manager of downtown activities and events for the city of Burbank.
By Jeremy Oberstein | March 26, 2008
CITY HALL — In a bid of support for dozens of area businesses, the City Council unanimously blessed a report on Tuesday detailing the year-old Magnolia Park Partnership. “Magnolia Park has certainly blossomed,” Mayor Marsha Ramos said. The 28-block business improvement district at Magnolia Park includes more than 100 businesses that are assessed a tax based on lot and building square footage. Each January, the year-old partnership collects about $250,000 from commercial landlords, which pays for street banners, hanging flower baskets and events designed to bolster the area’s profile, according to the annual report.
By Rachel Kane | January 5, 2008
MAGNOLIA PARK — Burbank’s Rose Parade float was still on the move Wednesday night, but the fanfare and spectacle of the Tournament of Roses was long gone. Traveling at 5 mph, a city tow truck tugged the Oktoberfest-themed float for three hours from Pasadena to George Izay Park on West Olive Avenue. Volunteers unloaded the float at about 10 p.m., and a Burbank Float Assn. member took a long-standing post guarding the massive, intricately decorated entry. “I had the first shift last night,” said Ricky Batt, vice president of the float association.
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