April 13, 2012
By next summer, Burbank's major consumers of water - most schools, parks and studios - may all be irrigating with reclaimed water. Burbank Water and Power embarked on a plan in 2007 to install 100,000 additional feet of pipeline throughout the city to allow more customers, especially big ones, to use recycled water for their lawns, shrubs and trees. “Schools, parks, studios - the Recycled Water Master Plan wants us to serve all the major users in town,” said Matthew Elsner, a principal civil engineer in water services for BWP. “We wanted to get the major users.
June 16, 2007
By a Joint Resolution on June 9, 1966, the Congress requested the president to issue annually a proclamation designating the week in which June 14 occurs as National Flag Week and calling upon citizens to display the flag during that week. On June 20, 1985, the 99th Congress passed and President Ronald Reagan signed Public Law 99-54 recognizing the Pause For the Pledge of Allegiance as part of National Flag Day activities. For the 11th successive year, individuals of all ages, race, religion, national origin, political and economic status alike gathered together on June 14 — Flag Day — at the Burbank Tennis Center at McCambridge Park to join the rest of our country in a national recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.
July 11, 2009
BOY SCOUT COMPLETES EAGLE SCOUT PROJECT Jonathan Elliot , Boy Scout Troop 50, completed his Eagle Scout Project on June 26, 27 and 28 at the Portal of the Folded Wings Aviation Museum, in the Valhalla Cemetery Memorial Park. His project consisted of repairing walls in the museum that were damaged by water, painting the rooms, and cleaning and rearranging the artifacts in each of the three rooms. The artifacts consist of the history of aviation in Burbank. The Portal of the Folded Wings Museum has been around since 1924 and is on the National Historic Register.
December 9, 2000
Like the secret aircraft built in Burbank during the Cold War, the Burbank Aviation Museum facility was here in plain view but unknown by most. Changing plans at the Portal of the Folded Wings at Valhalla Memorial Park have necessitated that the fledgling aviation museum move out. The all-volunteer nonprofit group was formed in 1993 by a group of aviation enthusiasts who realized and wanted to preserve the great aviation history that took place in the Burbank-Glendale area.
February 12, 2000
Joyce Rudolph Burbank Historical Society members are organizing tours of local sites and seminars as this year's hosts for the Conference of California Historical Societies' Spring Symposium next weekend. It's the first time the society has sponsored the event. The group, which includes museum curators and operators and historical society members, gathers twice a year to share information on preservation. The group represents 300 museums and makes its headquarters at the University of the Pacific in Stockton.
April 12, 2006
The City Council has begun plans for a monumental gateway for the city of Burbank at the five points intersection ("Monument funds approved," March 18). Mayor Jef Vander Borght mentions that he has already approached the Lockheed Martin Co. about supporting public art in Burbank. Their response was "lukewarm." Lockheed isn't in Burbank anymore; it's up to us now. But please, not more "signature art" ? make this something meaningful. Important as Lockheed is, there is so much more to aviation history in the Burbank area.
August 7, 2002
Bag matching already could be used at airport The editorial in the Leader's July 31 edition left out an important fact. The "newly minted" Transportation Security Administration is not mandating the Burbank Airport install a "baggage screening facility that would include explosive detection equipment." In fact, the TSA has several options that the airport could implement immediately that would require no additional expansion at all. The TSA has allowed for "alternative means" if mechanical screening is not available.
May 27, 2000
TODAY Farmers' Market comes to town, rain or shine, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the 300 block of Orange Grove Avenue between Third Street and Glenoaks Boulevard. Beginners and pros alike can sharpen their line-dancing techniques at classes held Saturdays at the Joslyn Adult Center, 1301 W. Olive Ave. Intermediate classes are at 9 a.m., advanced classes at 10 a.m. and classes for beginners at 11 a.m. The fee is $2. For information, call 238-5353.
April 23, 2003
TODAY The Burbank Chapter Leads Club, an organization dedicated to networking, gaining job leads and expanding business, is from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. weekly in the Taste Buds Restaurant in the Toluca Lake Sports Center, 6711 Forest Lawn Drive. For more information, call 973-7142. "Plant for Color in Your Garden," a discussion about planting for the spring and summer featuring Chris Van Duesen from Sheridan Garden, is at 10 a.m. at the Joslyn Adult Center, 1301 W. Olive Ave. For more information, call 238-5353.