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By Jason Wells and Mark Kellam | February 21, 2012
Opponents of a planned Walmart in Burbank drew upon the strength of unions Tuesday night to give the noisiest local protest yet to the mega-retailer. More than 100 people, bolstered by the organized support of labor unions, swarmed outside Burbank City Hall before the City Council meeting, using a loudspeaker to sound off on the idea of a Walmart next to the Empire Center. In a show of how the labor movement has latched on to the cause, about 30 members of Warehouse Workers United - which advocates for better working conditions in Inland Empire distribution centers - marched down Olive Avenue to the beat of a snare drum to join the protest.
NEWS
June 22, 2002
Ryan Carter Police say they are not expecting traffic problems but will monitor a protest today in front of Disney Studios at 500 S. Buena Vista Street. Protest organizers expect about 200 people to show up to protest alleged disparaging words made toward the Catholic religion on the ABC television show "Politically Incorrect." The Catholic group, called The American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property, took offense to words spoken by television personality Jimmy Kimmel during a March episode of the show, hosted by Bill Maher.
NEWS
March 16, 2005
Mark R. Madler The City Attorney's office is considering filing charges against two actresses for interfering with a police officer during a protest against the disposal of electric cars. Alexandra Paul and Colette Divine were released on their own recognizance following their arrests Monday afternoon at the General Motors Training Center, 1105 W. Riverside Drive. "They had a statement to make and made it," Burbank Police spokesman Sgt. Jay Jette said.
NEWS
By Max Zimbert | April 17, 2010
CITY HALL — This year, Nicole Perez had to protest. She sat out last year’s demonstrations, even though she said half her teachers were laid off. The John Burroughs sophomore said she’s seen teachers break down and cry in class. She knows kids who can’t get into the classes they need or want, and her school band has seen members quit because they can’t afford fees reaching up to $400, she said. About 85 teachers stand to lose their jobs this year due to reduced state education funding.
NEWS
January 15, 2000
Irma Lemus MEDIA DISTRICT WEST -- Calling the NBC television show "Will and Grace" an assault on the Latino community and against family values, five Los Angeles pastors protested outside the Burbank studios. Thursday morning's sparsely attended protest consisted of the Rev. V. Martin Garcia, executive director of the coalition La Amistad, reading a statement to the media. "We are against this show making a joke of the Latino community," Garcia said.
NEWS
March 30, 2005
Edgar Melik-Stepanyan Dan Mitchell expected his players to execute routine plays, and they couldn't. Tom Crowther expected his ace, Camron Collard, to have a strong outing, and he did. In short, that was the storyline to Tuesday's Foothill League game between the Burroughs and Burbank baseball teams. Mitchell's Bulldogs committed eight errors and Crowther's Indians received a boost from Collard in their first meeting of the season. In the end, Burroughs got the upper hand, winning, 10-1, at home to notch its first league victory of the season.
NEWS
April 19, 2003
Regarding your readers' response (April 5-6 edition from Eva and Derek Shelton) to the photograph of the student holding the "Let's Bomb Texas ... They Have Oil Too!" poster in front of City Hall. Your readers have misconstrued the protester's meaning and have implied some troubling things about the very freedoms that our servicemen are purportedly fighting and dying for. The student is in no way negating the importance of Texas, its people or its servicemen, as your readers suggest.
NEWS
June 29, 2005
Thank you for covering the protest in Burbank against Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger ("Protesters get pumped up," Saturday). If he is doing such a good job with the budget, as the visitor from Texas says, then why are his approval ratings tanking, now at 37%? He was voted into office on the promise he would advocate for the "people." Who are the people, if not teachers, firefighters and nurses, who make modest salaries, work for the health of the public, and ask only to have decent benefits?
THE818NOW
February 21, 2012
Opponents of a planned Walmart in Burbank drew upon the strength of unions Tuesday night to give the noisiest local protest yet to the mega-retailer. More than 100 people, bolstered by the organized support of labor unions, swarmed outside Burbank City Hall before the City Council meeting, using a loudspeaker to sound off on the idea of a Walmart next to the Empire Center. In a show of how the labor movement has latched on to the cause, about 30 members of Warehouse Workers United - which advocates for better working conditions in Inland Empire distribution centers - marched down Olive Avenue to the beat of a snare drum to join the protest.
NEWS
March 11, 2000
Paul Clinton MEDIA DISTRICT WEST -- Waving signs and chanting for "Justicia," Burbank janitors staged an old-school labor protest Friday to pressure their employers to give them a wage increase. Dozens of the 8,500 members of Service Employees International Union Local 1877 blocked traffic at several Media District intersections as they shouted their defiant slogans at the large glass buildings that house many of the city's entertainment companies.
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THE818NOW
November 9, 2013
Roughly 1,500 protestors on Saturday  morning picketed outside ABC's headquarters in Burbank to rally against Jimmy Kimmel after his nightly show aired a segment saying  the United States should “kill everyone in China.” Burbank police said they responded to the protest in the 2300 block of Riverside Drive after some demonstrators were rallying in a restricted area. Still, police said the protest was peaceful and no one was arrested. The protest was part of a nationwide move backed by Chinese-American organizations against the “Jimmy Kimmel Live” recurring segment called “Kids' Table.” Similar protests were planned for Saturday at ABC studios nationwide.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | July 9, 2013
More than 200 people on Tuesday demonstrated in front of the state Republican Party headquarters in Burbank to demand that the U.S. House of Representatives take up a package of immigration reform measures recently passed in the Senate. "The ball is in their court, they can fail to have this debate, or they can consider it," said Angelica Salas, chairwoman for the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles, or CHIRLA. "What this country deserves and this community deserves are options.
THE818NOW
May 16, 2013
Despite an online petition that garnered over 200,000 signatures protesting the re-imagining of Pixar 's "Brave" heroine Merida, Disney has no intention of abandoning its sexier version of the Scottish archer. The modified Merida was created specifically to welcome the character into the company's princess collection. And according to a Disney representative on Wednesday, the image of Merida that sparked this maelstrom is part of a limited run of products including backpacks and pajamas.
THE818NOW
February 22, 2013
Dozens of healthcare workers from the Motion Picture & Television Fund rallied outside the charity's Wasserman campus in Woodland Hills and other locations around Los Angeles on Thursday to protest stalled contract talks with their employer. The workers, including nurses and other caregivers, said they were picketing after contract talks between the charity and their union, S ervice Employees International Unio n- United Healthcare Workers , appeared to hit an impasse over a host of issues.
THE818NOW
September 19, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Wednesday, September 19. Smokey Robinson will read some "Words" from the heart this weekend in North Hollywood. The singer-songwriter has apparently been itching to share his poetry with an audience. He'll read at the El Portal Theatre on Friday and Saturday . L.A. Times Lucy's 51, a restaurant in Toluca Lake, is buying the space next door and turning it into a coffee shop , reports Patch . The cafe will seat around 50 people, which seems rather large for such a venue.
NEWS
July 25, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Wednesday, July 25. Medical marijuana dispensaries are now banned in the city of Los Angeles, the City Council decided Tuesday. All 762 registered shops will be shut down. But some may be allowed to stay open . L.A. Times One pot shop owner in North Hollywood isn't taking the ban seriously , saying "It's just a bunch of hoopla, and next week it'll be something different. " An owner of a Toluca Lake dispensary calls the ban a "good idea," but he operates a location that may be exempt from the law. NoHo Patch One group against puppy mills is organizing an event this weekend in Burbank to push officials to ban the sale of animals from retail shops.
NEWS
By Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com | February 24, 2012
The Burbank City Council this week cleared the way for Walmart to open a new store near the Empire Center, leaving opponents with few options other than legal action to stop the world's largest retailer from moving in. On Tuesday, more than 100 people - bolstered by the support of labor unions - rallied outside City Hall and then crammed into the council chambers to protest the planned Walmart. The show of opposition failed to sway city officials, who say zoning codes allow the Walmart to open so there's little they can do. Opponents have been trying to force Walmart to conduct an economic impact review and the city to carry out major improvements to road infrastructure around the former Great Indoors site before approving the building plans.
NEWS
By Jason Wells and Mark Kellam | February 21, 2012
Opponents of a planned Walmart in Burbank drew upon the strength of unions Tuesday night to give the noisiest local protest yet to the mega-retailer. More than 100 people, bolstered by the organized support of labor unions, swarmed outside Burbank City Hall before the City Council meeting, using a loudspeaker to sound off on the idea of a Walmart next to the Empire Center. In a show of how the labor movement has latched on to the cause, about 30 members of Warehouse Workers United - which advocates for better working conditions in Inland Empire distribution centers - marched down Olive Avenue to the beat of a snare drum to join the protest.
THE818NOW
February 21, 2012
Opponents of a planned Walmart in Burbank drew upon the strength of unions Tuesday night to give the noisiest local protest yet to the mega-retailer. More than 100 people, bolstered by the organized support of labor unions, swarmed outside Burbank City Hall before the City Council meeting, using a loudspeaker to sound off on the idea of a Walmart next to the Empire Center. In a show of how the labor movement has latched on to the cause, about 30 members of Warehouse Workers United - which advocates for better working conditions in Inland Empire distribution centers - marched down Olive Avenue to the beat of a snare drum to join the protest.
NEWS
By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | October 4, 2011
A $12.7-million renovation of Memorial Field has ignited a debate about where John Burroughs High School will host its May graduation, with administrators arguing that the facility needs to be protected and students calling for a return to the traditional commencement site. “I definitely want to graduate at Memorial Field,” said senior Austin Ross, 17. “My mother graduated on it, my brother graduated on it and my sister graduated on it. I just feel like it has been a tradition for years at Burroughs.” The high school hosted graduation at its field for decades before a much anticipated overhaul - kicked off in January following years of planning and fundraising - forced officials to move it to the Starlight Bowl last year.
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