December 25, 2002
Molly Shore The City Council approved a shady plan that is expected to take root next month. Through the Burbank Water & Power Department, homeowners will be eligible for three free trees to plant on their property each year. "If a tree is planted correctly around your property, it can reduce your air-conditioning requirements and, therefore, your electric energy bills," BWP Marketing Manager Jeanette Meyer said. The BWP is paying for the trees -- the state law that created deregulation mandated that all electric companies have to spend 2.85% of their retail rate revenues for public benefit programs.
September 29, 2009
The letter from Carolyn Berlin concerning Burbank’s Sustainable Water Use Ordinance (“Concerns about water regulations,” Sept. 19) brings up a very important point about the lawn-watering rules. In Burbank, watering is now limited to three days per week: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Each station is limited to no more than 15 minutes. Berlin points out that a significant portion of her landscape is on a slope, and watering for 15 minutes continuously would create significant water runoff.
June 16, 2007
School was right on cord issue Burbank High School administrators were right to deny the debate club from wearing their honors cords at graduation ("Club request spawns new campus rule," June 2). I vote no cords also. Leave that custom to college masters and doctorate awards. I feel, as a teacher in high school for 32 years, that it is for that level of education. JOAN SWANSON Burbank Sound of freedom music to the ears In reading Mailbag over the years, I have certainly seen a lot of whiney letters, but Jim Lane's tirade ("Low-flying craft was an offense," Mailbag, Wednesday)
June 16, 2007
Rep. Adam Schiff, whose district includes Glendale and Burbank, testified before the House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands on Thursday on behalf of legislation that could lead to the doubling in size of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. The Rim of the Valley Act would direct the Department of the Interior to study the feasibility of expanding the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area in order to connect currently fragmented pieces of open space that surround the San Fernando Valley.
July 28, 2007
The Glendale-Burbank Republican Assembly is calling all Republicans to its annual fundraiser barbecue starting at 5 p.m. Saturday at the home of Roberta and Sal Gangi, 3225 Beaudry Terrace, Glendale. The 72-year-old organization will kick off its fundraising efforts for the 2008 U.S. presidential campaign to the country and rock 'n' roll tunes of the Sardo Brothers Band, assembly President Sonny Sardo said. "It's our annual fundraiser to keep money in hand until we help out with the party," Sardo said.
March 10, 2007
On behalf of the Burbank Transportation Management Organization, I am writing not only to provide information about our organization, but also to congratulate the Burbank businesses that have worked for so many years to encourage their employees to do the right thing by not driving alone to work and for providing leadership and resources to significantly reduce Burbank's traffic and improve our air quality. The Burbank Transportation Management Organization is a private, nonprofit Burbank-based organization with 110 member companies.
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.
December 20, 2006
As Burbank Water and Power Board chairman, I am responding to a Mailbag letter from Andrew Biser ("Buying coal power is not a proud moment") that appeared on Nov. 3 in the Burbank Leader. Obtaining energy from a multitude of sources is sound energy policy because each energy source has its advantages and disadvantages, and by having many sources risks are reduced. It is important to have diversity in your energy portfolio just like in your financial investments. I support Biser's interest and commitment to the environment.
December 4, 2012
The nominating period for Burbank's February primary election closed Friday, with six candidates running for three City Council seats, four running for two school board seats, three for city clerk and one for city treasurer. The City Council candidates include Juan Guillen, David Nos, Robert Frutos and the three incumbents - Jess Talamantes, David Gordon and Dave Golonski, according to the city clerk's office. While the incumbents have touted their municipal experience, the three challengers said they would tackle council issues with fresh eyes and ears.