December 2, 2011
I've read the recent letters regarding bicycle scofflaws with great interest because I am in full agreement with them and I sympathize with their frustrations with the city government (“Educate drivers, not bicyclists” Nov. 23). Whether it is distracted drivers speeding on residential streets, chronic water wasters or bicyclists ignoring stop signs on Kenneth while riding side by side, they are all scofflaws who are willfully violating the laws and often endangering themselves and others by their actions.
October 2, 2009
With all due respect, I suggest Councilman David Golonski take a good look at his own record before he criticizes state Assemblyman Paul Krekorian’s support of Assembly Bill 64 (“Krekorian’s bill discussion interrupted,” Sept. 16). Golonski, more than any other member of the City Council, has helped to foster the speeding epidemic, which is rapidly turning deadly. I say this because he has been a member of the council longer than anybody else and yet done nothing to solve two of the root causes of this epidemic.
February 4, 2004
Robert Chacon Assemblyman Dario Frommer wants to send a message to cellphone- camera scofflaws. Frommer (D-Burbank) announced plans for legislation Monday to protect people's privacy by requiring that all camera-equipped cellphones sold or manufactured in California beep or make another audible noise when they are used to take a picture. The law, if passed, would take effect in 2006. The sound requirement would make it more difficult for someone to secretly take inappropriate pictures of others without their permission, which is a growing problem in the United States, he said.
May 7, 2008
CITY HALL — The Glendale City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution supporting a state Assembly bill that would double the penalties for some of the speediest drivers who authorities say pose the greatest risk on neighborhood streets. Assemblyman Paul Krekorian, whose district includes Glendale and Burbank, wrote Assembly Bill 2669, which would double the penalty points for drivers caught going more than 26 mph over the posted speed limit, in response to a string of local high-speed-related deaths over the past few years, most notably the death of 24-year-old pedestrian Elizabeth Sandoval in July.
December 5, 2007
City should do the right thing for the homeless I believe Los Angeles County should intervene if Burbank decides not to house the winter homeless shelter (?Burbank holds reins for shelter,? Saturday). However, I believe that it is a shame that it may have to escalate to an intervention. The city of Burbank does very little to provide assistance to our homeless population. I learned just how little while taking a course in community psychology. I was required to investigate the different facilities in Burbank (my hometown for more than 35 years)
November 22, 2011
Bicycles are the problem? Seriously (“Bike collisions on the rise,” Nov. 9)? Between jogging and walking my dog, I cover 30 to 50 miles a week on Burbank's sidewalks, and I can say without reservation that we have some of the most reckless, careless, dangerous drivers I've ever come across - which is saying a lot since I lived in Chicago, New York City and Glendale. Stand on any corner of Oak in the morning and you can watch drivers not merely roll, but completely ignore stop signs, often on their cell phone, with kids strapped into a car seat in the back.
January 20, 2001
Codes of law have come. Codes of law have gone. But for what purpose, exactly, is a code of law? Why did Babylonian King Hammurabi erect an 8-foot-tall black stone monument inscribed with the first-known law code, then place it in the center of the world's premier metropolis for all to see in the 18th century B.C.? To set standards of behavior, and set that standard in a public place so that all would know what is expected of them and what the repercussions would be to any transgressor.
December 15, 2009
Recently, I’ve noticed with amusement that the city is trying to promote local holiday shopping (“City takes shopping in hand,” Nov. 25). I even got a nice little card in the mail. Unfortunately, local lawmakers seem to be willing to do little, if anything, to curb the problems that keep shoppers away in droves. The first problem is traffic scofflaws. I have spoken to many friends in other cities and they absolutely refuse to visit Burbank and Glendale because they feel that they’re taking their lives in their hands due to the abundance of rude and dangerous drivers.