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January 23, 2002
Mr. Will Ray, in his forum letter (Jan. 12-13) suggests that when giving directions to a friend traveling east on the Ventura (134) Freeway on how to get to Hollywood Way, tell them to take the Pass Avenue exit and quickly make a right onto Oak Street. I have lived for 20 years just a hop, skip, and a farthing from Pass Avenue, and I can assure one and all that if you are heading east and quickly make a right turn, you will find yourself at Alameda Avenue, post haste.
NEWS
September 22, 2001
Gary Moskowitz BURBANK -- Parents, students and members of the community are invited to participate in the International Walk To School Day next month. Robert Louis Stevenson Elementary School will host the event, which will begin at 7:15 a.m. Oct. 2. Participants can also join the 8:15 a.m. group, and both the early group and late group can choose from four different starting points for the walk. The walk is designed to encourage people to be environmentally conscious, to talk to their neighbors, help protect neighborhoods from crime and be health conscious.
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By Robert Caplan | October 3, 2007
To Marsha Ramos, mayor of the city of Burbank, regarding the Burbank City Council meeting on Sept. 25 and the agenda item on parking conditions in the 300 block of Lomita Street near Jordan Middle School: First of all, let me state that my neighbors and I are very disappointed in the way the council addressed our concerns. You totally missed what we were presenting to you and did not address our concerns presented. Traffic Engineer Ken Johnson, assistant public works director, circumvented the issue.
NEWS
January 12, 2002
I always enjoy reading Will Rogers' columns. His recent one about local residents' reaction to a new hotel being built at the corner of Pass Avenue and Oak Street intrigued me. The problem with Pass Avenue is that it doesn't know what it wants to be -- a major street with its own freeway exit, or a quiet residential country road. It has an identity crisis. On the one hand, you can give a friend directions to your house and tell them to take the Pass Avenue exit from the 134 Freeway (when they're heading east)
NEWS
By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | February 15, 2014
City officials will be installing a four-way stop sign at the intersection of Oak and Myers streets after requests from dozens of parents with children attending St. Finbar School in Burbank, who argued that the current two-way stop sign was unsafe for children walking to and from school. The Burbank City Council unanimously approved the installation, which went against a recommendation by city staff members that the intersection didn't warrant the change. There are currently two-way stop signs on Myers at the intersection.
NEWS
May 28, 2005
Here are a few of the issues the council will consider Tuesday night. NEIGHBORHOOD PROTECTION PLAN The City Council will consider several measures to reduce cut-through traffic, and speeding and parking problems in an area bordered by Hollywood Way, Oak Street, Buena Vista Street, Olive Avenue and Alameda Avenue. Some of the measures include permit parking, a speed-reduction program and additional curb striping in parking areas. The plan was introduced after the approval of a mixed-use development in the neighborhood that residents fear will increase traffic.
THE818NOW
September 25, 2012
A woman came forward Thursday claiming that her 12-year-old daughter had also been confronted by a man arrested last week in Burbank on suspicion of exposing his genitals and then chasing another teenage girl as she walked to school. According to police, the woman said her daughter was allegedly confronted by the man -- 54-year-old Hino Youkhana -- three weeks prior his arrest on Sept. 19. The girl had been walking home from school through the intersection of Oak and Ontario streets when Youkhana allegedly called out to her from a white sedan on Oak Street and flashed his genitals.
NEWS
By By Chris Wiebe | July 25, 2007
CITY HALL— The council Tuesday did not act on a request from Lomita Avenue residents who wanted permit parking on their street, opting to direct traffic officials to gather more information on parking availability in the area. City traffic engineers will explore the concerns of Lomita Avenue residents along with a broader look into parking in the neighborhood near Jordan Middle School, where some complain that use of athletic fields is causing parking shortages, city traffic engineer Ken Johnson said.
NEWS
By: Thomas Cain | October 12, 2005
Regarding "Council gives conversions thumbs down," Oct. 1-2, I live across the street from the residence in question and my concerns are the parking, resale value of my home and the possibility of the zoning change that may happen if we have too many rentals on our street. This street, for those of you who are not aware, is one block long. It is between Verdugo Avenue and Oak Street. The people who live here love this street because we don't have to deal with flow-through traffic for the most part or having bumps put in to slow people down like, unfortunately, many of you have to deal with on the through streets.
NEWS
June 4, 2005
Mark R. Madler The City Council cautiously approved measures Tuesday night to lessen cut-through traffic and parking in a residential neighborhood. Only a handful of measures were approved so as not to shift the traffic problem from one neighborhood to another. The council expanded permit-only parking and granted new street striping and a raised intersection near William McKinley Elementary School. "We need to start cautiously," Mayor Jef Vander Borght said.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | February 15, 2014
City officials will be installing a four-way stop sign at the intersection of Oak and Myers streets after requests from dozens of parents with children attending St. Finbar School in Burbank, who argued that the current two-way stop sign was unsafe for children walking to and from school. The Burbank City Council unanimously approved the installation, which went against a recommendation by city staff members that the intersection didn't warrant the change. There are currently two-way stop signs on Myers at the intersection.
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THE818NOW
September 25, 2012
A woman came forward Thursday claiming that her 12-year-old daughter had also been confronted by a man arrested last week in Burbank on suspicion of exposing his genitals and then chasing another teenage girl as she walked to school. According to police, the woman said her daughter was allegedly confronted by the man -- 54-year-old Hino Youkhana -- three weeks prior his arrest on Sept. 19. The girl had been walking home from school through the intersection of Oak and Ontario streets when Youkhana allegedly called out to her from a white sedan on Oak Street and flashed his genitals.
NEWS
By Robert Caplan | October 3, 2007
To Marsha Ramos, mayor of the city of Burbank, regarding the Burbank City Council meeting on Sept. 25 and the agenda item on parking conditions in the 300 block of Lomita Street near Jordan Middle School: First of all, let me state that my neighbors and I are very disappointed in the way the council addressed our concerns. You totally missed what we were presenting to you and did not address our concerns presented. Traffic Engineer Ken Johnson, assistant public works director, circumvented the issue.
NEWS
By By Chris Wiebe | July 25, 2007
CITY HALL— The council Tuesday did not act on a request from Lomita Avenue residents who wanted permit parking on their street, opting to direct traffic officials to gather more information on parking availability in the area. City traffic engineers will explore the concerns of Lomita Avenue residents along with a broader look into parking in the neighborhood near Jordan Middle School, where some complain that use of athletic fields is causing parking shortages, city traffic engineer Ken Johnson said.
NEWS
By: Thomas Cain | October 12, 2005
Regarding "Council gives conversions thumbs down," Oct. 1-2, I live across the street from the residence in question and my concerns are the parking, resale value of my home and the possibility of the zoning change that may happen if we have too many rentals on our street. This street, for those of you who are not aware, is one block long. It is between Verdugo Avenue and Oak Street. The people who live here love this street because we don't have to deal with flow-through traffic for the most part or having bumps put in to slow people down like, unfortunately, many of you have to deal with on the through streets.
NEWS
June 4, 2005
Mark R. Madler The City Council cautiously approved measures Tuesday night to lessen cut-through traffic and parking in a residential neighborhood. Only a handful of measures were approved so as not to shift the traffic problem from one neighborhood to another. The council expanded permit-only parking and granted new street striping and a raised intersection near William McKinley Elementary School. "We need to start cautiously," Mayor Jef Vander Borght said.
NEWS
May 28, 2005
Here are a few of the issues the council will consider Tuesday night. NEIGHBORHOOD PROTECTION PLAN The City Council will consider several measures to reduce cut-through traffic, and speeding and parking problems in an area bordered by Hollywood Way, Oak Street, Buena Vista Street, Olive Avenue and Alameda Avenue. Some of the measures include permit parking, a speed-reduction program and additional curb striping in parking areas. The plan was introduced after the approval of a mixed-use development in the neighborhood that residents fear will increase traffic.
NEWS
January 31, 2004
Platt project will do more harm than good if approved Burbank does not need the Platt Development. We are still waiting for the new environmental impact report (EIR), but you don't need that document to come to one simple conclusion: The project will add thousands of additional trips per day to the surrounding streets, including the already jammed Barham corridor. The last time Platt presented it to the City Council, the EIR was incomplete. There was no traffic survey on the residential streets north of Alameda.
NEWS
January 23, 2002
Mr. Will Ray, in his forum letter (Jan. 12-13) suggests that when giving directions to a friend traveling east on the Ventura (134) Freeway on how to get to Hollywood Way, tell them to take the Pass Avenue exit and quickly make a right onto Oak Street. I have lived for 20 years just a hop, skip, and a farthing from Pass Avenue, and I can assure one and all that if you are heading east and quickly make a right turn, you will find yourself at Alameda Avenue, post haste.
NEWS
January 12, 2002
I always enjoy reading Will Rogers' columns. His recent one about local residents' reaction to a new hotel being built at the corner of Pass Avenue and Oak Street intrigued me. The problem with Pass Avenue is that it doesn't know what it wants to be -- a major street with its own freeway exit, or a quiet residential country road. It has an identity crisis. On the one hand, you can give a friend directions to your house and tell them to take the Pass Avenue exit from the 134 Freeway (when they're heading east)
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