March 7, 2009
Doctor not what the voters ordered It’s a delight to applaud Claudia Bonis for her Community Commentary about David Gordon in the Burbank Leader on Feb. 11 (“No sense to these ‘no’ votes”). She certainly hit the nail on the head. Her description of his performance on the City Council reminded me of the frog who, wanting to show himself off to others, puffed himself up and up and up until he exploded. He is a “proven” liability to Burbank.
July 5, 2008
BURBANK? Dean Mora on Thursday handed 35-year employee U.S. Postal Service employee Sue Stimpson a bag of Hershey Kisses. ?This is for all the kisses I owe you; you will be missed,? said Mora, a resident of Burbank. The gift was one of many that littered the gray counter inside the post office on Magnolia Boulevard to celebrate Stimpson?s last day of work before retirement. ?During all the Christmas holidays in the past, Sue would put out a large bag of Kisses and instead of taking just one, I would take five or six,?
July 2, 2003
Tim Willert Patricia Smola, the woman credited with turning around the Burbank Temporary Aid Center, said Tuesday she has been fired as executive director. Smola, reached at her Burbank home, said she learned she had been terminated in a letter that reached her Friday. "I just don't understand it," she said. "I just feel they could have handled it differently." Center board President Jan Loporcho confirmed Smola's departure Tuesday, but would not say whether she resigned or was fired.
November 27, 2002
Mail delivery deserves our thanks Please let me use you, public forum, to thank my postal delivery person. All too often, we take them for granted and just assume "rain or shine." But in my experience, the postal service (both route and office) here in Burbank is dependable and the staff pleasant and efficient. I am especially appreciative of my local route carrier. Over the past nine months, our cul-de-sac has been difficult and even impossible most of the time for vehicle access due to a residential construction project, but our carrier has never missed a delivery or complained.
July 12, 2003
Based on recent history, Pat Smola's tenure as executive director of the Burbank Temporary Aid Center was fairly lengthy. But for the community she served so effectively, and for her supporters -- of whom there are many -- her apparent dismissal came all too soon. Smola told the Leader last week that she was notified by letter June 27 that she had been terminated from the position she'd held since June 2000. BTAC board of directors president Jan Loporcho confirmed Smola's separation from the center, but would not say whether she was fired or had resigned.
May 13, 2000
Irma Lemus BURBANK -- For 7-year-old Sean Sturrock, having his face on a 33-cent U.S. postage stamp is not quite as big a deal as it is for his parents and friends. The Walt Disney Elementary School first-grader said he's received a lot of attention since he's been featured on the stamp, but he doesn't really dwell on it. "My friends tell me that it's pretty cool," Sean said. "Very few people get to be on a stamp when they are young -- they have to be dead to be on a stamp," he said.
May 7, 2008
BURBANK ? Postal crates are about to get a little heavier, as a food drive benefiting the Burbank Temporary Aid Center is set for Saturday across the city. The 16th annual Stamp Out Hunger campaign, run by the National Assn. of Letter Carriers, is the nation?s largest single-day food drive and aims to collect more than 30,000 pounds of food for the aid center, officials said. The letter carriers, a branch of the United States Postal Service, ask that residents leave nonperishable food items next to mailboxes before mail is usually delivered.
January 9, 2010
Magnolia Park business owners and nearby residents are no doubt breathing a sigh of relief today on news that the U.S. Postal Service reached an 11th-hour lease agreement for their branch office there. The Postal Service had been planning on closing the branch at 3810 W. Magnolia Blvd. this week, but that was before it reached an agreement with the landlord that would keep what community members called an office “from the olden days” at the site, if not temporarily.