November 19, 2005
Burbank mayor meets with Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge on issues common to both cities.DOWNTOWN BURBANK -- Public transit and a proposed sewer project were among the issues discussed Wednesday in a meeting between Mayor Jef Vander Borght and Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge. The pair met for about an hour at LaBonge's Toluca Lake office. LaBonge, whose district borders Burbank to the south and west, called the meeting. "I believe intergovernmental relations are extremely important," said LaBonge, who is serving his second term on the L.A. City Council.
August 5, 2011
A $4.3-million federal grant to study ways to reduce traffic congestion around Bob Hope Airport could bear some fruit, officials said. The grant - which sat dormant since the 1980s - was recently tapped to help the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority examine how it can improve public transit to and from the airport, as well as ease congestion. “Problems that continue to concern Burbank residents are traffic- and congestion-oriented,” said Mark Hardyment, director of noise and environmental programs for the airport authority.
July 28, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Saturday, July 28. Victims and families of those killed in the 2008 Chatsworth Metrolink crash say they did not receive enough compensation. They are pushing Congress to raise the amount of money railroads pay to victims of accidents and they want to testify in front of lawmakers. L.A. Times A police chase through the San Fernando Valley Friday afternoon ended in two arrests . The driver allegedly side-swiped vehicles and collided with one car after running a red light.
July 16, 2005
NEW FIREFIGHTER CONTRACT The City Council will vote on a new one-year contract with Burbank Fire Fighters Local 778. The contract calls for a 4% raise for all union members, plus an additional half-percent raise for paramedic, assessment medic and urban search and rescue assignments. The salary increases will cost the city's general fund $600,000. WHAT TO EXPECT The council will likely approve the contract. AREA TRANSIT STUDY City staff members are recommending that the City Council spend $30,000 for a study with Glendale and Pasadena on a transit link between Pasadena and the North Hollywood Metro Red Line station.
April 23, 2005
ARMENIAN GENOCIDE REMEMBERED The council recognized the 90th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. WHAT IT MEANS Mayor Marsha Ramos presented a resolution to Burbank resident Tamar Krekorian, of the Armenian National Committee, recognizing the Armenian Genocide that began in 1915. Paul Krekorian, of the Burbank Unified School board, told the council and audience members of the importance of remembering the genocide and told the story of a relative who had been killed.
October 18, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Thursday, October 18. North Hollywood has grown into a walkable neighborhood, with the bustling arts district, the Metro Red Line and pop-up art galleries. The neighborhood ranked high above other Los Angeles neighborhoods on Walk Score , reports NoHo Patch . You can take a tour of North Hollywood with Found L.A. The group has planned a series of tours across several Los Angeles neighborhoods . L.A. Times The Ben of Ben & Jerry's launched a campaign last week in North Hollywood to protest corporate money in politics , reports the Jewish Journal . Police are looking for a man who killed one and injured three others in Northridge on Wednesday , reports the Daily News . Students, along with their parents and teachers, held a rally in Glendale on Wednesday to show support for Prop.
October 24, 2012
Good morning, readers! Today is Wednesday, October 24. Prepare for traffic on your commute home tonight. President Obama is heading to Burbank during rush hour. He will make his fifth appearance on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. " Burbank Leader Still have beef with the NBCUniversal Evolution plan? It's scheduled for a review by the Los Angeles City Council next month , reports Patch . A woman was taken to the hospital after an underground explosion in the Valley caused manhole covers to fly off , reports the Associated Press . Having trouble finding a seat on the Red Line these days?
September 5, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Wednesday, September 5. Got the Back to School blues? Students enrolling for classes at Glendale Community College were disheartened to return to the campus Tuesday with few options . Many are on wait lists. Glendale News-Press A 19-year-old North Hollywood High School student will get $2.4 million from LAUSD after he allegedly broke his neck during a football tryout, reports the L.A. Times . He was apparently not provided a helmet during the practice.
October 7, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Sunday, October 7. President Obama is in town, but this time he won't be visiting the Valley. Street closures will mostly affect West Hollywood, Beverly Hills and surrounding communities, according to City News Service . If you plan on being on the westside today, read about all the street closures . Two men were stabbed in the North Hollywood area last night, and one died , reports Patch ...
November 14, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Wednesday, November 14. It's almost Black Friday, that infamous holiday that attracts record crowds to shopping centers. But last year's casualties are still being sorted out. Authorities have not pressed any charges yet against a woman arrested for using pepper spray in a Walmart store in Porter Ranch , reports the L.A. Times . What's it look like inside a pot house in the Valley? One reporter takes a peak . Boing Boing Today, the Los Angeles City Council will decide whether to approve NBC Universal's controversial expansion plan, which now includes a bike path along the L.A. River.