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August 2, 2000
Paul Clinton AIRPORT DISTRICT -- As part of its 18-month study seeking a curfew on nighttime flights, the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority has set up four "listening sessions" to gauge public sentiment. The study, known as a Part 161, could cost as much as $4 million, airport officials said. The four sessions are scheduled for August. WHEN: Monday, Aug. 21, 6:30 to 9 p.m. WHERE: Burbank Airport Hilton, 2500 Hollywood Way. WHEN: Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2 to 4:30 p.m. WHERE: Glenwood School, 8001 Ledge Ave., Sun Valley.
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NEWS
August 2, 2000
Paul Clinton CIVIC CENTER -- The City Council hired a construction firm to begin transforming the former Cal Fed Bank building into temporary city offices. Brea-based KPRS Construction Services will receive $159,000 for the job. KPRS will demolish walls, build new offices and remodel restrooms among other improvements to the building, which is at 301 E. Olive Ave. KPRS was the low bidder among seven competing firms, officials said. The city intends to relocate the Finance and Parks, Recreation and Community Services departments from City Hall to the Cal Fed building during the construction of a new $21.5 million Municipal Services Building.
NEWS
August 2, 2000
Paul Clinton HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- Responding to a petition by residents, the City Council approved stop signs for the intersection at Kenneth Road and Verdugo Avenue. Thirty residents living near the intersection signed a petition requesting the four-way stop to slow speeding traffic on Kenneth. The intersection is two blocks from Joaquin Miller Elementary School. The city agreed to install the signs because of an increasing number of accidents at the intersection.
NEWS
July 26, 2000
Paul Clinton SOUTH SAN FERNANDO DISTRICT -- A former defense firm's plan for cleaning up toxins on an 11-acre property straddling the Burbank-Glendale border has made a favorable first impression on state regulators. Clean water officials at the California Water Quality Control Board said the plan submitted by ITT Industries on June 19 appears to fit the bill, although several questions remain unanswered. "It does look like it could be effective," said Dixon Oriola, senior engineering geologist at the board.
NEWS
July 22, 2000
Paul Clinton CIVIC CENTER -- Stepping up its role as a high-tech hardware provider for local media firms, Burbank inked a five-year deal to lease fiber optic cable to Media.Net Communications. Media.Net, a privately held El Segundo communications firm, will pay Burbank about $63,000 per year to lease strands of high-speed broad band cable. Media.Net will use the cable to provide post-production services to four Burbank media businesses. The firm will connect Walt Disney Co./ABC and Warner Bros.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
July 19, 2000
Paul Clinton BURBANK VILLAGE -- A bid by Technicolor to occupy the vacant storefront that was once home to department store J.J. Newberry Co. shifted into high gear this week as talks began on a lease agreement. Media giant Technicolor, based in Universal City, plans to use the property for a new-technology division for digitally remastering film, the company's real estate agent said. If Technicolor can agree to a deal with New York-based Auburndale Properties, the media firm intends to employ 30 to 50 workers in the 15,355-square-foot storefront.
NEWS
July 15, 2000
Paul Clinton RANCHO DISTRICT -- Six years of resistance to an unsightly condo project has finally paid off for residents of a tree-lined Rancho neighborhood as the City Council begins negotiations with for a more aesthetically pleasing housing complex. Responding to years of outcry caused by a Burbank builder's 21-unit condominium proposal, the council has selected Montage Development to build a smaller 20-unit development. "Compared to what it was, it is a fantastic looking building," said Rancho resident Kevin McCarney about Montage's project.
NEWS
July 15, 2000
Paul Clinton BURBANK VILLAGE -- The city's latest act to revitalize sagging business in Burbank Village will provide nearly $900,000 for a host of improvements, including a children's film festival, financial incentives for new merchants and signs to attract drivers exiting the freeway. Acting as the Redevelopment Agency, the council voted Tuesday to spend $872,000 in the 2000-2001 fiscal year to improve the downtown shopping district. The bulk of the money, about $700,000, will be used to start a business improvement program in which the city will kick in for physical improvements -- including demolition of interior walls, new electric fixtures and plumbing upgrades -- to lure tenants to several vacant Village storefronts.
NEWS
July 15, 2000
Paul Clinton CIVIC CENTER -- For the third time since April, the City Council postponed voting on a proposed $500,000 restoration of the council chamber. The move was made Tuesday following a presentation by a Public Works Department employee that failed to include dollar amounts for specific aspects of the project and that left council members scratching their heads about what they were voting on. "I've got to tell you, I was a little confused about what we were doing," Vice Mayor Bob Kramer said Tuesday.
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