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By Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com | August 19, 2011
Plans to open a 24-hour Taco Bell restaurant at one of the most dangerous intersections on Buena Vista Street have nearby residents fuming. Taco Bell plans to demolish a building that once housed Conroy's Flowers at the intersection of Buena Vista and Burbank Boulevard to make way for a new restaurant that would have a drive-through, a dining room and onsite parking. Burbank Traffic Engineer Ken Johnson looked at accident rates at major intersections along Buena Vista from the beginning of 2006 to mid-2010.
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By Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com | October 7, 2011
As several residents oppose construction of a Taco Bell at the intersection of Buena Vista Street and Burbank Boulevard because of the number of accidents there, new traffic figures indicate the problem may be worse than first thought. Earlier this year, Burbank officials looked at traffic-collision rates along Buena Vista from the beginning of 2006 to mid-2010 and found 20 accidents at the intersection with Burbank Boulevard, making it the second-most accident-prone intersection along Buena Vista.
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By Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com | December 23, 2011
After an almost three-hour debate, the City Council on Tuesday effectively nixed a new Taco Bell at the intersection of Burbank Boulevard and Buena Vista Street, citing traffic safety concerns tied to a proposed drive-through on the site. The intersection is already clogged with traffic during morning and evening peak hours, according to about a dozen residents living near the intersection who attended the council meeting and spoke in opposition of the project. Taco Bell officials said rejecting a drive-through would be a deal-breaker.
THE818NOW
By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | February 1, 2014
A little more than two years ago, residents flooded City Hall to protest a 24-hour Taco Bell proposed in their neighborhood along Burbank Boulevard , concerned that traffic congestion and trash would disrupt their quality of life. Many of those same residents returned to those same chambers Monday, but this time, for a different purpose: to support a cafe proposed in that same location, the vacant building where Conroy's flower shop used to sit. That struck a chord with the Burbank Planning Board, which on Monday unanimously approved bringing “California Eatery,” along with a two-story office building and another one-story medical office building, to the corner of Burbank Boulevard and Buena Vista Street.
NEWS
September 2, 2011
I live in Burbank near Buena Vista Street and Burbank Boulevard, where there is a proposed Taco Bell to take over the old Conroy's Flower shop (“Taco Bell plan cooks up resistance,” Aug. 20). There is a letter being circulated by a guy who does to want the Taco Bell built because of extra traffic. I love Taco Bell. My four kids, ages 15 to 23, eat there a lot. I'm thrilled that a new Taco Bell will be just a few blocks away. I don't think traffic will be a problem. It's not a problem at Magnolia and Buena Vista now. I did not have time to go to any hearings - just wanted to give a shout out to Taco Bell.
NEWS
December 30, 2011
So the city of Burbank is doing so well economically that the City Council stops a legitimate, profitable business from expanding to a larger location (“Taco Bell to stay on Magnolia,” Dec. 24). That's just great - now we can look at the empty Conroy's Flowers building for another 10 years. Maybe council members will build a shrine to the “Bad Decisions by the Burbank City Council” on that corner. Tim Elliott Burbank
NEWS
December 15, 2001
Ryan Carter BURBANK -- A Los Angeles man was arrested on suspicion of robbery after allegedly demanding cash from employees at two fast-food restaurants and leading police on a pursuit that ended in the emergency room of a local hospital in front of his bewildered wife tending to his sick mother-in-law, police said. Joseph Leon Scott, 41, was arrested Tuesday night in the E.R. at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in front of his wife, who had earlier given him money to get some snacks as the two visited her ailing mother in the hospital, police said.
NEWS
July 20, 2002
The following incidents were taken from police reports. HILLSIDE DISTRICT Intersection of 6th Street and Dartmouth Road: A 41-year-old crossing guard had asked a man to move his car from a red zone Wednesday at Jefferson Elementary School when, after several requests, the man threatened the crossing guard's life, dropped off his daughter and drove away. MEDIA DISTRICT NORTH 1845 Empire Avenue: Two 18-year-old Burbank women and a 15-year-old North Hollywood girl told police Wednesday that during the taping of a Spanish-language talk show in May, they were assaulted by members of the audience after an argument with fellow panelists.
NEWS
August 16, 2001
Gary Durrett Good morning kids. It was yet another light news week, so the bile-o-meter barely moved the needle. But I found a few nuggets hiding in the bottom of the bag, so read along with me, and try not to move your lips. So, I see that some residents of La Crescenta are concerned that the recent posting of signs warning of mountain lions will cause panic and lower property values. Let me clue you in on something: With the recent spate of shootings, murders and assorted muggings, the usual compliment of brain-dead motorists adrift in a cigarette and cell-phone anarchic fog and developers preparing to pave the hillsides and move Glendale's infrastructure toward the density of Tokyo's, the mountain lion isn't the animal lowering property values in this corner of the world.
NEWS
By PATRICK CANEDAY | July 3, 2009
It’s 7 a.m. as I write this, so maybe it’s just the tequila talking. But this was a lousy June. A never-ending series of Portland mornings — dreary days that drive men to bars for breakfast and cause teenagers to pierce cartilage. On a lifelessly gray morning last week I was driving north on the 101 Freeway, and the radio was airing endless reports on Michael Jackson’s sudden death the day before. The clouds outside mirrored the shrouds of sounds and sadness, white noise and unknowing on the airwaves.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | February 1, 2014
A little more than two years ago, residents flooded City Hall to protest a 24-hour Taco Bell proposed in their neighborhood along Burbank Boulevard , concerned that traffic congestion and trash would disrupt their quality of life. Many of those same residents returned to those same chambers Monday, but this time, for a different purpose: to support a cafe proposed in that same location, the vacant building where Conroy's flower shop used to sit. That struck a chord with the Burbank Planning Board, which on Monday unanimously approved bringing “California Eatery,” along with a two-story office building and another one-story medical office building, to the corner of Burbank Boulevard and Buena Vista Street.
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NEWS
December 30, 2011
So the city of Burbank is doing so well economically that the City Council stops a legitimate, profitable business from expanding to a larger location (“Taco Bell to stay on Magnolia,” Dec. 24). That's just great - now we can look at the empty Conroy's Flowers building for another 10 years. Maybe council members will build a shrine to the “Bad Decisions by the Burbank City Council” on that corner. Tim Elliott Burbank
NEWS
By Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com | December 23, 2011
After an almost three-hour debate, the City Council on Tuesday effectively nixed a new Taco Bell at the intersection of Burbank Boulevard and Buena Vista Street, citing traffic safety concerns tied to a proposed drive-through on the site. The intersection is already clogged with traffic during morning and evening peak hours, according to about a dozen residents living near the intersection who attended the council meeting and spoke in opposition of the project. Taco Bell officials said rejecting a drive-through would be a deal-breaker.
NEWS
By Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com | October 7, 2011
As several residents oppose construction of a Taco Bell at the intersection of Buena Vista Street and Burbank Boulevard because of the number of accidents there, new traffic figures indicate the problem may be worse than first thought. Earlier this year, Burbank officials looked at traffic-collision rates along Buena Vista from the beginning of 2006 to mid-2010 and found 20 accidents at the intersection with Burbank Boulevard, making it the second-most accident-prone intersection along Buena Vista.
NEWS
September 2, 2011
I live in Burbank near Buena Vista Street and Burbank Boulevard, where there is a proposed Taco Bell to take over the old Conroy's Flower shop (“Taco Bell plan cooks up resistance,” Aug. 20). There is a letter being circulated by a guy who does to want the Taco Bell built because of extra traffic. I love Taco Bell. My four kids, ages 15 to 23, eat there a lot. I'm thrilled that a new Taco Bell will be just a few blocks away. I don't think traffic will be a problem. It's not a problem at Magnolia and Buena Vista now. I did not have time to go to any hearings - just wanted to give a shout out to Taco Bell.
NEWS
By Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com | August 19, 2011
Plans to open a 24-hour Taco Bell restaurant at one of the most dangerous intersections on Buena Vista Street have nearby residents fuming. Taco Bell plans to demolish a building that once housed Conroy's Flowers at the intersection of Buena Vista and Burbank Boulevard to make way for a new restaurant that would have a drive-through, a dining room and onsite parking. Burbank Traffic Engineer Ken Johnson looked at accident rates at major intersections along Buena Vista from the beginning of 2006 to mid-2010.
NEWS
By PATRICK CANEDAY | July 3, 2009
It’s 7 a.m. as I write this, so maybe it’s just the tequila talking. But this was a lousy June. A never-ending series of Portland mornings — dreary days that drive men to bars for breakfast and cause teenagers to pierce cartilage. On a lifelessly gray morning last week I was driving north on the 101 Freeway, and the radio was airing endless reports on Michael Jackson’s sudden death the day before. The clouds outside mirrored the shrouds of sounds and sadness, white noise and unknowing on the airwaves.
NEWS
July 20, 2002
The following incidents were taken from police reports. HILLSIDE DISTRICT Intersection of 6th Street and Dartmouth Road: A 41-year-old crossing guard had asked a man to move his car from a red zone Wednesday at Jefferson Elementary School when, after several requests, the man threatened the crossing guard's life, dropped off his daughter and drove away. MEDIA DISTRICT NORTH 1845 Empire Avenue: Two 18-year-old Burbank women and a 15-year-old North Hollywood girl told police Wednesday that during the taping of a Spanish-language talk show in May, they were assaulted by members of the audience after an argument with fellow panelists.
NEWS
December 15, 2001
Ryan Carter BURBANK -- A Los Angeles man was arrested on suspicion of robbery after allegedly demanding cash from employees at two fast-food restaurants and leading police on a pursuit that ended in the emergency room of a local hospital in front of his bewildered wife tending to his sick mother-in-law, police said. Joseph Leon Scott, 41, was arrested Tuesday night in the E.R. at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in front of his wife, who had earlier given him money to get some snacks as the two visited her ailing mother in the hospital, police said.
NEWS
August 16, 2001
Gary Durrett Good morning kids. It was yet another light news week, so the bile-o-meter barely moved the needle. But I found a few nuggets hiding in the bottom of the bag, so read along with me, and try not to move your lips. So, I see that some residents of La Crescenta are concerned that the recent posting of signs warning of mountain lions will cause panic and lower property values. Let me clue you in on something: With the recent spate of shootings, murders and assorted muggings, the usual compliment of brain-dead motorists adrift in a cigarette and cell-phone anarchic fog and developers preparing to pave the hillsides and move Glendale's infrastructure toward the density of Tokyo's, the mountain lion isn't the animal lowering property values in this corner of the world.
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