April 15, 2000
Paul Clinton AIRPORT DISTRICT -- Sports Tutor Inc., a leading manufacturer of athletic ball machines, decided to set up shop in Burbank. The company, which will move from North Hollywood, purchased 3.5 acres of property at 3400 Winona Ave. Sports Tutor's real estate arm, Bill and Bill Property Management, agreed to pay $5.7 million for the industrial complex. The company bought the property from Tiffany Nussbaum. Sports Tutor plans to occupy 30,000 square feet of the 106,000 square feet total.
April 19, 2000
Paul Clinton NORTHWEST DISTRICT -- Despite a heavy downpour, city officials held a ceremony Monday to mark the completion of $15 million in upgrades to Burbank's water reclamation plant. The work, in progress since 1995, includes new state-of-the-art filters and improvements to the chlorine treatment system. The plant treats the city's sewage, not its drinking water. After comprehensive treatment, the wastewater is released into storm drains. The new filters will add extra layers of treatment while the chlorination upgrades will intensively disinfect the waste, officials said.
May 13, 2000
Paul Clinton CIVIC CENTER -- The Burbank Planning Board recommended approval of Burbank Empire Center, leaving the City Council as the final hurdle for developers of the $200-million project. In a 4-0 vote, with Chairman Henry "Bud" Hunt absent, the project cleared the panel Monday. The council is scheduled to consider the massive hotel and retail development June 6. Los Angeles-based Zelman Development Co. plans a mix of retail stores, two hotels and office space for the project, which would be built on property once occupied by Lockheed Martin Corp.
May 31, 2000
Paul Clinton AIRPORT DISTRICT -- Burbank Airport will light the candles on its 70th birthday cake Saturday with an open house. During the event, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., residents can tour of the airport by bus, step inside three vintage planes and peruse a photography exhibit dating back to the airport's 1930 grand opening. The airport trucked in a Lockheed C-121C Super Constellation, Douglas DC-3 and Martin 404 to put on display. All three are transport planes used in the 1930s, '40s and '50s.
March 11, 2000
Paul Clinton CIVIC CENTER -- The City Council has approved Santa Monica developer M. David Paul's bid to build an office complex next to NBC. The third major developer to try an office project at the location, M. David Paul agreed to take over the J.H. Snyder Co.'s plans to construct 585,600 feet of office space. The project, which will be built in the phases, received the council's unanimous approval Tuesday. M. David Paul is in escrow with real estate investment trust EOP Media Center to purchase the property.
July 19, 2000
Paul Clinton LOS ANGELES -- After receiving a flood of comments on a proposal to bring dog shows, swap meets and other events to the Los Angeles Equestrian Center, the Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Department will delay consideration of the plan until September. No date has been set for the five-member panel's review of a June 8 report that examined the impact of traffic, and parking in the Rancho neighborhoods surrounding the equestrian center.
November 24, 1999
Paul Clinton CIVIC CENTER -- Burbank has agreed to pay a Glendale woman $13,000 to settle her personal injury claim stemming from a car accident, the city attorney said. Shortly after a city transit van backed into her car in August 1998, Armine Grigorian filed suit against Burbank in Glendale Superior Court, City Attorney Dennis Barlow said. Grigorian, 41, and her children Kahren, 18, and Nune, 16, suffered minor neck and back injuries in the collision, Barlow said.
November 27, 1999
Paul Clinton CIVIC CENTER -- Burbank won't see an explosion in new apartments any time soon. The City Council on Tuesday extended the provision of a 1989 slow-growth ballot measure that requires public approval of any annual increase in multi-unit dwellings. The council unanimously approved the Measure One provision. Several other provisions of Measure One, approved by 74% of the voters, have already been permanently written into the the city's Municipal Code.
December 15, 1999
Paul Clinton CIVIC CENTER -- Bonnie Teaford has accepted the position of city engineer in Burbank's Public Works Department. Teaford, 42, began work Dec. 1. The position had been vacant since 1989, city officials said. She will oversee engineering, sewer, storm water discharge and landfill issues. With a glut of large projects on the horizon, as well as plans to repair the city's infrastructure, Burbank decided it was time to fill the open engineer position, said Cindy Flad-McGurn, a Public Works spokeswoman.
December 29, 1999
Paul Clinton HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- The City Council has approved a contract to repair Walnut Avenue, north of DeBell Drive. The street, which runs along the western border of DeBell Golf Course, is rife with cracks and potholes. Traffic on Walnut has worn the street down to only two inches of concrete, officials said. "It's in terrible disrepair right now," Burbank Civil Engineer Ahmad Ansari said. "There will be some concrete repairs here and there."