June 16, 2010
It amazes me when I hear a few residents of Burbank whine about how they do not want to adopt change in their city ("Remove bike lanes from busy streets," June 12) because they don't want to be like other cities and like things the way they are. Things are not great the way they are, though, and other cities and towns have shown how adopting a few well-thought changes can increase quality of life, while keeping things as they are can hurt us — socially, financially and environmentally.
April 24, 2010
We’ve all heard the warnings: Global warming is a catastrophic threat to our environment, our health and our economy. But far fewer people want to believe that it will impact their own lives, including our fellow California residents. And some are actively seeking to repeal California’s landmark climate change bill. Don’t listen to the spin about loss of jobs. Climate change legislation will reinvigorate our economy, create jobs and reduce climate change-causing pollution.
July 22, 2009
Los Angeles is a place known for its celebrity-driven star-power but not known for the star-power that forms beautiful constellations in the night sky. Due to the pollution produced by the daily grind of urban living, the L.A. sky is not one that is conducive to viewing the splendor of the Milky Way. But for those of us out there who crave a little astronomical entertainment, Glendale offers an awe-inspiring alternative. Along the 1500 block of Verdugo sits Glendale Community College.
June 7, 2008
Representative?s attitude is outrageous The reaction and comments of Metropolitan Water District of Southern California representative Glenn Brown during a recent City Council meeting were jaw-dropping (?Water official rips Gordon,? May 10). How dare he suggest to Councilman David Gordon, or any other council member, that he?s just really much too busy to respond to questions or concerns? Busy with what? After all, this guy is just a minor-league council appointee with some ideas about his own importance.
April 9, 2008
BURBANK — For the sixth consecutive year, the South Coast Air Quality Management District is offering residents the opportunity to cut down on pollution while they cut their grass. The annual “Mow Down Air Pollution” program allows residents the chance to trade in their gasoline-powered lawn mower for a new cordless electric mower for $100. “It’s a way for consumers to help fight the war on smog,” spokesman Sam Atwood said. “It reduces upwards of 20 tons of smog-forming pollutants each year.
November 15, 2006
CITY HALL — South Coast Air Quality Management District representatives unveiled a string of recommendations Tuesday for regulating pollution sources in Southern California at a workshop in Burbank City Council chambers. The recommendations are set forth in a draft Air Quality Management Plan, slated for a final approval in January 2007, which aims to drastically reduce emissions of harmful gases in order to comply with tightening federal guidelines. In an Environmental Protection Agency study released in March, Burbank ranked sixth on a list of top-10 most polluted cities, all of which were located in Southern California.
May 24, 2006
BURBANK ? An effort among nonprofit organizations, the city and numerous Burbank companies has lessened traffic on city streets and improved air quality, officials said. The Transportation Management Organization, comprised of Burbank companies in the Media District and downtown with 25 employees or more, set a mandate for these companies to reduce by 38% the number of vehicle trips their employees take during daily commutes to and from work. Members of the organization ? including the Walt Disney Co., Warner Bros.
October 6, 2004
Although Jesse Byers and others refuted Alfred Aboulsaad's ("Dislike of council nothing more than petty whining," Sept. 11 Leader) comments quite nicely, I had to throw my two cents into the mix. Why? Because I become really angry when people make assumptions not based on facts. Mr. Aboulsaad states he wants an expanded airport because he doesn't live near it. When I first came to California, I didn't live near the airport. I lived in North Hollywood at Albers and Laurel Canyon.