April 5, 2011
More than 500 people pedaled through Magnolia Park Saturday afternoon, just as nearby commercial property owners are gearing up to extend a self-imposed fee that pays for events including the Magical Magnolia Bicycle Tour. The tour brought out cyclists for prizes, bike and helmet painting and other activities. Merchants say the event is just one of the benefits of the business improvement district that landlords launched in 2006, agreeing to raise $250,000 annually to pump up prospects near Magnolia Boulevard and Hollywood Way. With the business improvement district set to expire this year, members of the Magnolia Park Partnership are now preparing to vote in July on whether to extend it for another five years.
October 16, 2010
The installation of new officers and directors of the Magnolia Park Optimist Club for the 2010-11 year was held on Sept. 16 at the Elks club. Former Lt. Gov. Jim Lloyd first retired the outgoing officers — President Terry Scott , and board members, Ernine Larson, Vonda Neundorf, Tony Magnante, Kent Warner, Bill Bertrand and Jesse Fox . Outgoing President, Terry Scott was greatly complimented as he met all his goals, including increased...
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.
May 4, 2010
MAGNOLIA PARK — U.S. Postal Service officials on Tuesday said they will close the Magnolia Park Post Office on May 21, merging operations with Burbank’s main postal station on Hollywood Way. The 30-day notice to landlord Tim Davis ends the yearlong saga of small-business owners and elected officials trying to keep the branch open. Councilman David Gordon, who lobbied to keep the post office in the well traversed shopping district, said since opening his optometry practice on Hollywood Way 28 years ago, not a week has gone by without several trips to the Magnolia Park Post Office.
April 9, 2010
Armin Reyes needed some tire work for his bicycle. A line had formed around the bike tune-up area along the Chandler Bikeway. Because of the waiting, Reyes suspected his family had ridden into Magnolia Park. “They’re probably off for cookies or ice cream,” he said. “[Or] the scavenger hunt, the free grub, Porto’s.” By Saturday evening, between 400 and 600 bike riders had rolled through Magnolia Park on the Egg-Cellent Magnolia Bicycle Tour, a bike ride and scavenger hunt, with free bike tune-ups and safety tips.
January 12, 2010
MAGNOLIA PARK — The Magnolia Park Post Office, which spent a year on the chopping block, got an 11th-hour reprieve Monday when landlord Tim Davis and U.S. Postal Service officials signed a month-to-month agreement. The U.S. Postal Service on Tuesday was slated to close the branch at 3810 W. Magnolia Blvd. amid speculation of a lease increase and combine it with Burbank’s main post office on Hollywood Way. But an outpouring of community support and nudging from elected officials prompted a meeting at the postal service’s office of lease and contracts in San Francisco, where the parties brokered the deal.
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.