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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | August 30, 2013
The Burbank City Council on Tuesday directed city officials to draft stricter restrictions for businesses with designated outdoor smoking areas next to multifamily complexes following secondhand smoke complaints by neighboring residents. The new regulations would require new businesses that are located adjacent to residential buildings to install ventilation systems and patio covers over their outdoor smoking areas to divert smoke from entering residential units. At a town hall meeting last year, a woman complained about smoke entering her apartment in the Silver Winds senior complex in the Media Village, located at Magnolia Boulevard and Third Street.
NEWS
January 17, 2009
When the American Lung Assn. of California issued its annual report card Tuesday, ranking 88 Los Angeles County cities on their efforts to combat secondhand smoke, it looked like a breakthrough for Glendale and a disappointment for Burbank. Glendale, fresh off its newly implemented smoking ordinance, emerged as the only city to score an A in 2008, while Burbank, one of three cities to get the top rank last year, fell to a B. But in a way, the 2008 report card was a victory for Burbank as much as it was for Glendale.
NEWS
December 6, 2011
I'm troubled - troubled by the inequity found in double standards and discrimination evident in Burbank demonstrated by its smoking ordinance. Within a specific parameter downtown, no one may legally smoke but for some apparent exemptions predicated on dubious justifications whose true cause can only be guessed. Two of the flagrant violations to equitable treatment are found at Café O and Gitana, two hookah lounges. They belch prodigious clouds of tobacco smoke into the very Burbank air the ordinance was created to render cleaner and healthier for all. The courtyard at Video Symphony between these hookah lounges - which sports not one but three signs indicating no smoking in Burbank - has, instead, become a smoker's Mecca that is entirely ignored by law enforcement.
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By Jesse L. Byers | August 4, 2007
A friend and I went to see a movie at the AMC 16 recently, and I found myself standing behind a couple in line who spoke between themselves of the massive construction going on across from the theater. They wondered, in their words, "Who gave that thing the go-ahead?" I commented to my friend how many of the hundreds of people all over San Fernando Boulevard had no idea that decision and every other one that really affects this city is made only a couple of blocks away, right there in City Hall?
NEWS
By Chris Wiebe | March 28, 2007
CITY HALL — The City Council on Tuesday moved to join the ranks of cities like Santa Monica and Calabasas by putting limits on smoking in certain outdoor areas in Burbank. The ordinance, which the council adopted in a 3-2 vote, will ban smoking in several targeted areas in the downtown, the Chandler Bikeway and restaurant’s outdoor dining areas. Slated to go into effect in May, the law will return to the council for a second vote before being finalized. Mayor Todd Campbell lauded the ordinance’s passage as among the current council’s greatest legislative accomplishments.
NEWS
By Dale Jaffe | April 7, 2007
Thank you, Burbank, for focusing attention on an issue that deserves to be in the spotlight ("Smoking ban approved," March 31). It is an important social action when a City Council can tackle a challenging issue such as second-hand smoke. Perhaps to some it is all too obvious that if more than 80% of our population does not smoke, we find a way to protect them from the known toxicity of second-hand smoke. Any avoidable exposure to a preventable health hazard should logically be avoided and, if necessary, mandated.
NEWS
By Chris Wiebe | April 4, 2007
CITY HALL — A time-tested and unavoidable adage accompanied the City Council's second reading Tuesday of an ordinance banning outdoor smoking in parts of Burbank: The devil is in the details. The ordinance on the table, which was set to be finalized Tuesday, would prohibit smoking in several areas in Burbank, including parts of downtown, public outdoor restaurant dining areas and the Chandler Bikeway. The council had not yet voted as of press time, but city staffers were on deck to lay out the ramifications of putting the ordinance into effect, which would, in some cases, present a complicated set of variables.
LOCAL
March 19, 2008
Warrant issued for ‘Transformers’ star An arrest warrant was issued Tuesday for Shia LeBeouf, the 22-year-old actor who starred in last year’s “Transformers,” police said Tuesday. LeBeouf failed to appear in Burbank Superior Court Tuesday morning after police cited him in February for smoking in Downtown Burbank, a misdemeanor offense, under the city’s smoking ordinance passed last year, a court representative said. “He received a smoking citation at 314 N. San Fernando [Blvd.
NEWS
By Michael White | January 5, 2008
It is with profound disappointment that seven months after the passage of a smoking ordinance (“Smoking ban is approved,” March 31, 2007) I see evidence of frequent and flagrant trespass, by some oblivious to and others deliberate and defiant of a law the city of Burbank took ostensible pride in enacting. It was with rightful credit that Burbank perceived itself to be among the vanguard of a trend evident not just on a national but worldwide scale; proud to be a true leader of progress in a field that is replete with pressing need of exemplary, assertive and courageous guidance.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | August 30, 2013
The Burbank City Council on Tuesday directed city officials to draft stricter restrictions for businesses with designated outdoor smoking areas next to multifamily complexes following secondhand smoke complaints by neighboring residents. The new regulations would require new businesses that are located adjacent to residential buildings to install ventilation systems and patio covers over their outdoor smoking areas to divert smoke from entering residential units. At a town hall meeting last year, a woman complained about smoke entering her apartment in the Silver Winds senior complex in the Media Village, located at Magnolia Boulevard and Third Street.
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NEWS
December 6, 2011
I'm troubled - troubled by the inequity found in double standards and discrimination evident in Burbank demonstrated by its smoking ordinance. Within a specific parameter downtown, no one may legally smoke but for some apparent exemptions predicated on dubious justifications whose true cause can only be guessed. Two of the flagrant violations to equitable treatment are found at Café O and Gitana, two hookah lounges. They belch prodigious clouds of tobacco smoke into the very Burbank air the ordinance was created to render cleaner and healthier for all. The courtyard at Video Symphony between these hookah lounges - which sports not one but three signs indicating no smoking in Burbank - has, instead, become a smoker's Mecca that is entirely ignored by law enforcement.
NEWS
January 17, 2009
When the American Lung Assn. of California issued its annual report card Tuesday, ranking 88 Los Angeles County cities on their efforts to combat secondhand smoke, it looked like a breakthrough for Glendale and a disappointment for Burbank. Glendale, fresh off its newly implemented smoking ordinance, emerged as the only city to score an A in 2008, while Burbank, one of three cities to get the top rank last year, fell to a B. But in a way, the 2008 report card was a victory for Burbank as much as it was for Glendale.
NEWS
By Jesse L. Byers | August 4, 2007
A friend and I went to see a movie at the AMC 16 recently, and I found myself standing behind a couple in line who spoke between themselves of the massive construction going on across from the theater. They wondered, in their words, "Who gave that thing the go-ahead?" I commented to my friend how many of the hundreds of people all over San Fernando Boulevard had no idea that decision and every other one that really affects this city is made only a couple of blocks away, right there in City Hall?
NEWS
By Dale Jaffe | April 7, 2007
Thank you, Burbank, for focusing attention on an issue that deserves to be in the spotlight ("Smoking ban approved," March 31). It is an important social action when a City Council can tackle a challenging issue such as second-hand smoke. Perhaps to some it is all too obvious that if more than 80% of our population does not smoke, we find a way to protect them from the known toxicity of second-hand smoke. Any avoidable exposure to a preventable health hazard should logically be avoided and, if necessary, mandated.
NEWS
By Chris Wiebe | April 4, 2007
CITY HALL — A time-tested and unavoidable adage accompanied the City Council's second reading Tuesday of an ordinance banning outdoor smoking in parts of Burbank: The devil is in the details. The ordinance on the table, which was set to be finalized Tuesday, would prohibit smoking in several areas in Burbank, including parts of downtown, public outdoor restaurant dining areas and the Chandler Bikeway. The council had not yet voted as of press time, but city staffers were on deck to lay out the ramifications of putting the ordinance into effect, which would, in some cases, present a complicated set of variables.
NEWS
By Chris Wiebe | March 28, 2007
CITY HALL — The City Council on Tuesday moved to join the ranks of cities like Santa Monica and Calabasas by putting limits on smoking in certain outdoor areas in Burbank. The ordinance, which the council adopted in a 3-2 vote, will ban smoking in several targeted areas in the downtown, the Chandler Bikeway and restaurant’s outdoor dining areas. Slated to go into effect in May, the law will return to the council for a second vote before being finalized. Mayor Todd Campbell lauded the ordinance’s passage as among the current council’s greatest legislative accomplishments.
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