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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | August 30, 2013
Local green groups hosted a community forum Wednesday to discuss the environmental and economic benefits of banning plastic bags in Burbank , with critics arguing that a ban would strip consumers of the convenience and freedom to shop with the bags, which they often reuse or recycle. The Burbank City Council is slated to decide next month whether to pursue a plastic bag ban, which would likely impact roughly 130 stores, 20 of which are retailers with buildings larger than 10,000 square feet, said Ferris Kawar, recycling specialist at the Burbank Recycle Center.
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By Zain Shauk | April 8, 2009
BURBANK — A plug-in hybrid car, electric bicycles, eco-friendly cleaners and homemade reusable bags were on display for the Buena Vista Library’s sustainability day, where visitors got a range of suggestions for living greener lives. From recycling tips to lessons on energy-efficient light bulbs, representatives from city departments, local organizations and businesses offered pointers to help residents move toward Burbank’s goal of being a zero-waste city by 2040.
BUSINESS
By Alison Tully | July 16, 2008
Brightly colored suitcases, wooden meditative Buddha statues and rice paper bags fill the walls of Skyblupink. The items are all fair-trade products imported from across the globe. Since opening in 2001, Skyblupink owners Paul Ehre and Celeste Jamrose have searched trade shows for fair-trade items. The products ensure fair wages for indigenous workers from countries such as South America and Africa. “Celeste and I are both very politically conscious and want to help where we can. .
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By: | September 14, 2005
Kiki Kiki, a gray female kitten, has just been diagnosed with feline leukemia. She will be a carrier of the disease for the rest of her life, but may not get sick from the disease herself. Kiki is a really cute little kitten with a "bulldog tail." She loves exploring paper bags and has a loving, easygoing personality. This kitten must go to a home with no other cats. Her identification number is 32669. She is currently being fostered by one of the shelter's volunteers, so please call Anne for more information at (818)
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February 23, 2002
Laura Sturza HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- As a boy, Martin Luther King, Jr. had much in common with the children at the Central Library's Black History Month celebration Thursday. Families filled the children's room to hear Burbank resident Robin McClamb-Vaughn read from "Martin's Big Words." The book by Doreen Rappaport features King as a boy who dreamed of growing up to use "big words" like "freedom, peace and love." Children brought the story to life when McClamb-Vaughn invited them to enact characters from the book including riders on a bus and people marching during a civil-rights event.
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By Maria Hsin, maria.hsin@latimes.com | July 26, 2011
A ban on plastic bags from store checkouts has been recommended by the Sustainable Burbank Task Force. Councilman Gary Bric, a non-voting council representative to the task force, said the task force recommended the city move forward with a ban. “This is just the first step,” Bric said. The county ban went into effect July 1 for stores with gross annual sales of $2 million, or that have at least 10,000 square feet of floor space. Smaller stores in the county must comply by Jan. 1, 2012.
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October 11, 2008
?Leaders? may be too kind a term Regarding the headline that appeared in the weekend edition (Oct. 4), ?Leaders divided on bailout?: You must have our politicians confused with leaders. The best that you can say about our elected representatives is that they are followers. They know how to follow the political polls, the money, the influence peddlers and the path of least resistance. DAVID FOSTER Glendale ? Disagreement on marriage not ?bashing?
FEATURES
By Chris Wiebe | April 19, 2008
The playground at William McKinley Elementary School was a conservationist’s dream on Friday, as the students celebrated Earth Day with a wide range of eco-conscious games and activities. An obstacle course was made of recycled tires, old hula hoops from physical education classes and scrap wood for a balance beam. A carnival-style bottle-toss game had students throwing empty water bottles into blue recycling bins several feet away. And decorative chains draped on the fence were made all of old homework assignments — with most of the color, PTA president Suzanne Weerts pointed out, coming from younger students’ crayon-created work.
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By By Lauren Hilgers | November 26, 2005
Jocelyn Center and Boy Scout Troop 209 team up with a local catering company to feed seniors this Thanksgiving Day. Louis Emilio, owner of Command Performance Catering, arrived in his kitchen at 4 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning. He faced a mountain of food, enough to provide more than 90 Burbank seniors with turkey, stuffing, ham, yams, mashed potatoes and all the fixings. "I've been doing this since I got my business," Emilio said. "My employees come early, everyone gets involved like a family."
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | August 30, 2013
Local green groups hosted a community forum Wednesday to discuss the environmental and economic benefits of banning plastic bags in Burbank , with critics arguing that a ban would strip consumers of the convenience and freedom to shop with the bags, which they often reuse or recycle. The Burbank City Council is slated to decide next month whether to pursue a plastic bag ban, which would likely impact roughly 130 stores, 20 of which are retailers with buildings larger than 10,000 square feet, said Ferris Kawar, recycling specialist at the Burbank Recycle Center.
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By Zain Shauk | April 9, 2009
BURBANK — A plug-in hybrid car, electric bicycles, eco-friendly cleaners and homemade reusable bags were on display for the Buena Vista Library’s sustainability day, where visitors got a range of suggestions for living greener lives. From recycling tips to lessons on energy-efficient light bulbs, representatives from city departments, local organizations and businesses offered pointers to help residents move toward Burbank’s goal of being a zero-waste city by 2040.
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