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NEWS
December 4, 2012
Walmart officials on Tuesday said they will take their case for starting construction on a new store in Burbank to a state appellate court after a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge ruled he doesn't have jurisdiction to hear the appeal. Walmart has been fighting an injunction preventing work on a new store adjacent to the Empire Center in Burbank. The injunction also forced the city of Burbank to suspend its approval of building permits pending a trial. A Superior Court judge ruled on Thursday, though, that he did not have jurisdiction over the appeal to the injunction.
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NEWS
November 30, 2012
OK, Burbank people, show us you are not dumb. You are going to get the largest IKEA ever at San Fernando Road and Alameda, streets with two lanes each way and you had to complain about traffic if Walmart came in. Well, I agree about the traffic. However, Walmart would offer more jobs and what is IKEA offering you? Wake up and get real, people. Jim Avery Burbank
NEWS
By Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com | November 28, 2012
A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge on Wednesday said he may not have jurisdiction over an appeal of an injunction that has blocked construction of a Walmart adjacent to the Empire Center in Burbank. “Once the notice of appeal has been filed, things like moving to modify or dissolve can no longer be heard [in this court]. Otherwise, that would interrupt the appeal,” Judge Robert O'Brien said in the downtown L.A. courtroom. An appeal is generally heard in a court of appeals.
NEWS
October 16, 2012
I see the Topless Maids van with a phone number on the side of the van hit the front page of the Oct. 10 issue of the Leader. This seems to be OK, but don't let the dreaded Walmart come to town because of the crime it will bring in. Where is our City Council while all of this is going on? Jim McAllister Burbank
NEWS
October 5, 2012
I'm tired of hearing all the bad things about Walmart. It all boils down to the union, not to traffic issues. I heard Best Buy is closing some stores. I heard Kmart is closing stores, and some grocery stores are closing too. What retail store will still be around? I'm a taxpayer and I will spend my money where I want to. The union does not pay my bills or Medi-Cal. I'm for Walmart to come into Burbank. Albert Esquivel Burbank
NEWS
October 2, 2012
Concerning the letter to the editor on Sept. 26 about the Walmart Store in Burbank. I take offense to this statement by the writer: “The type of people the store attracts, and the crime, would be bad for the rest of the businesses in that area.” I would like to know what type of people this person is referring to. I think the statement was rude and bigoted. I for one hope Walmart comes to Burbank because it will boost the economy and provide local employment. Gail L. French Burbank
NEWS
By Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com | October 2, 2012
Walmart has filed a motion seeking to lift an injunction that has prevented the retailer from constructing a store in Burbank prior to the outcome of a lawsuit brought by three residents. The motion was filed last week after a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge granted both sides more time to prepare for a trial in which the residents are attempting to block construction of a Walmart at the former Great Indoors site adjacent to the Empire Center. The residents claim city officials erred in issuing the building permits because they did not adequately address impacts to the surrounding streets.
NEWS
October 2, 2012
It appears that the Walmart oppositionists can't find a legitimate reason to oppose a Walmart store coming to Burbank. A letter writer stated that it's probably true that the Walmart traffic problem is a non-issue. She earlier said to forget the Walmart store and try for a Whole Foods Market. She is now saying that the market is not the answer. She is saying that the opposition to a Walmart store is based on the type of people Walmart attracts and the crime would be bad for other businesses in the community . One need only think back to the Kmart shooting, Porto's robbery, and prostitution activities at the Extended Stay Hotel, robbery at the Jack-in-the-Box and several robberies of stores in Magnolia Park, and the time when a police officer was lost during an on-duty shooting.
NEWS
September 28, 2012
Re: “ Crime motivates Walmart opposition ,” Mailbag, Sept. 26. The letter writer says, “The type of people the store (Walmart) attracts and the crime would be bad for the rest of the businesses in that area,” meaning the Empire Center. She goes on to say we have a Costco, Target and a Kmart nearby. Well, I was in line in the Kmart store on Wednesday with three women together in line ahead of me. They bought $96 worth of merchandise, argued with the cashier over the total, and they tried to pay for it with a bogus credit card.
NEWS
September 28, 2012
I've been quiet, reading the various emails regarding the Walmart. But enough is enough. I want the Walmart! I don't know those three women who went to court. All I know is they did not represent me or my views on the subject. I want the Walmart! Please add my voice. Mary Hillman Burbank
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