May 12, 2007
ON THE AGENDA The following items will be considered at Tuesday's Burbank City Council meeting: SIGNAL AND STRIPING PROJECT The council unanimously approved a resolution to commence construction on an infrastructure project that will replace all poles, pedestals and signal control equipment on Victory Boulevard at Verdugo Avenue and Main Street. The improvements are intended to facilitate smoother traffic flow in the area. WHAT IT MEANS The project also aims to reduce travel time between Glenoaks Boulevard and the Golden State (5)
April 4, 2007
The following items were taken from Burbank Police Department reports: 1800 block of North Bel Aire Drive : The theft of a ring and a gold watch from a residence was reported on Saturday. The items have a combined value of $1,500. 2000 block of Hollywood Way: A 35-year-old Mojave woman was cited at the Bob Hope Airport on Saturday on suspicion of possession of a switchblade at an airport. 100 block of North San Fernando Boulevard: A 20-year-old Glendale man was arrested on Saturday on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance.
March 28, 2007
With the bright blue door of his auto shop's office wide open, Antonios Papanikolaou leaned back in his chair. At 66, with more than 36 years of mechanical know-how and the struggle of immigration behind him, the Burbank business owner said he had no cause for worries and was ready to retire. "It's time," Papanikolaou said. "I've worked enough." The Greek-born Burbank resident will relinquish his post at 607 S. Victory Blvd. in Burbank at the end of this month to the owners of Glendale-based Commercial Automotive Corp.
December 27, 2006
India Penny is wrong on a number of counts ("Market would be good for the neighborhood," Dec. 13, Community Commentary). Our community has suffered from the increased traffic. I know our area has. Our streets haven't been quiet for many years and will get much worse if a business that wants to bring thousands of customers from outside areas onto a two-lane street gets its way. Folks also seem to leave certain people out of the equation... those of us who live just outside the so-called Rancho area.
November 11, 2006
Martino's Bakery has been serving up baked goods to Burbank residents for generations. The business started in a garage where the owners made pies some 80 years ago and has had its share of ups and downs. Today, Martino's is a full-service bakery with a new location on Victory Boulevard. The new location includes café tables inside and out, coffee, espresso and fountain drinks as well as a cold-drink case. What better way to enjoy their pastries, muffins, or — what the heck — an entire pie?
September 30, 2006
The following items will be discussed at Tuesday's City Council meeting: VICTORY BIKE ROUTE The council will consider a resolution to accept a Caltrans grant that would fund a bikeway along Victory Boulevard. The bikeway would not be physically separated from the roadway, but instead will be designated by a mix of posted signage and in-road, striped lanes on Victory between Clybourn Avenue and Burbank Boulevard. The city would also consider installing a bike lane along the Burbank Boulevard Bridge, pending approval from Caltrans.
May 10, 2006
Martino's Bakery, a long-time fixture of Burbank's business landscape, has taken up new digs on Victory Boulevard after a more than 60-year presence in the city. The business has taken many forms since Burbank High School pals Victor Martino and Amerio Corradi founded the bakery in 1945. The two worked in Martino's father's bakery until they were drafted into World War II. After Martino's father, Victor Sr., died, they took over his bakery and kept it up and running, Corradi said.