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Archive | January, 2013

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Burbank Election News: Hear the candidates discuss the issues

The February 26 Burbank Primary Nominating Election is fast approaching and the mail in ballots will soon be in the mail. Who are candidates and where do they stand on the issues and problems affecting the Media City, its neighborhoods, and residents? Tomorrow night, the League of Women Voters in Glendale/Burbank will be hosting candidate forums for the offices of Burbank City Clerk, Burbank City Council, and Burbank Unified School District Board of Education. You can send questions to be asked at the forums... Read More →

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Photo: Janet Strong, North Screenland Drive resident, at a city council meeting in Burbank March 8, 2011

Guest blogger: David Gordon and Bob Frutos have the right stuff

Burbank Councilman Dr. David Gordon has been fighting for the people of Burbank all by himself since he has been on the council.  Be it neighbors problems or that of small Business he is always there. Dr. Gordon stands for free enterprise and freedom of choice in our neighborhoods. There have been attempts by the opposition, especially Dave Golonski, to defame Gordon’s character — but it hasn’t worked. Dr. Gordon is still well respected. Golonski wants a one man town where he can dictate “His Pleasure” to an agreeable staff,... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- President Barack Obama took the oath of office for a second term and the second time at the Inauguration ceremony Monday January 21, 2013

Inauguration controversy: Who sang live and who was prerecorded

The day after President Barack Obama took the oath of office for a second term in a public inauguration ceremony at the U.S. Capitol in D.C. in front of thousands on the National Mall and millions watching on TV, there is a controversy surrounding one of the celebrity singers. Beyoncé got raves for her rendition of  the “Star Spangled Banner,” but now the Internet is abuzz with chatter about how she may have faked it. Several media outlets, including ABC News and The New York Times,... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G - Char Tabet Burbank School Board candidate sign on West Olive Avenue Burbank January 14, 2013

City Buzz: Wholesale Giant fire, campaign 2013, and the Burbank Leader

Mystery surrounding Burbank fire So what’s up with the Wholesale Giant fire investigation? You might remember, a big blaze destroyed Wholesale Giant Inc, a tobacco and cigarette business, at 4410 West Victory Boulevard. The structure was packed with merchandise. The fire raged for hours on the morning of November 9, 2012. The day after, I took the photo (above) of a Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agent on scene. Burbank Fire Captain Peter Hendrickson told me the fire was “suspicious” and that’s why the Feds had been... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G - John Burroughs High School band marched in Burbank on Parade March 2012

Fundraiser for Burbank on Parade

A fundraiser tonight for one of Burbank’s most popular events — Burbank on Parade. The parade is filled with marching bands, floats, vintage cars and much, much more. It’s the spirit of Burbank on display and “…  showcases the people and groups in town”, according to a news release. The dinner fundraiser will be at the Tallyrand Restaurant 1700 West Olive Avenue in Burbank, from 5 to 9 p.m. January 15. The news release says, “A portion of the proceeds on the purchase of either dine-in or take-out meals will be... Read More →

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Wow! It’s really cold outside in Burbank

  You’ve gotta bundle up to go outside in Burbank. An arctic blast of cold air is making it feel like we’re in Burbank, Illinois. Where did our relatively mild SoCal winter weather go and more importantly, when is it coming back? The lows dipped into the 30s this morning and the high is only expected to reach the mid 50s in the Media City today. The Southland has been suffering with this kind of frigid weather for the past few days — and there doesn’t... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Burbank Rose Parade float "Deep Sea Adventures" thrilled crowds in Burbank January 3, 2013

Photo Gallery: Final hurrah for “Deep Sea Adventures”

The winner of the fantasy trophy for outstanding display of animation and imagination at the 124th Rose Parade on New Year’s Day has wrapped up a final showing in Burbank. Burbank’s float, “Deep Sea Adventures,” built by volunteers, drew crowds to the parking lot at Glenoaks Boulevard and Olive Avenue from January 3-7. This morning the float was moved to the auxiliary warehouse at the Burbank Water and Power site on Olive Avenue. On Saturday, January 12,  there will be a float dismantling party there beginning at 10... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Burbank Leader news rack, next to the Daly News, has beem removed January 3, 2013

Talk of the Town: Who will buy the Burbank Leader?

  The Tribune company, the owner of the Los Angeles Times and the Burbank Leader, emerged from a lengthy and expensive bankruptcy on December 31, 2012 — and now there is even more talk about selling assets — especially the newspapers.The Tribune has new owners and a new board of directors. The Tribune has in its financial portfolio eight major newspapers, among them the L.A. Times and Chicago Tribune, and several smaller papers ,and some websites as well as 23 TV stations — including KTLA in Los... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/ Media City G -- Jess Talamantes for city council sign at the Olive Court Apartments on West Olive Avenue in Burbank January 3, 2013

‘Tis the political season in Burbank

Along with holiday greetings, I got several political announcement/pitches over the past few weeks from several candidates running for office in Burbank. Also, political yard signs are popping up in B-town.   The campaign season is off and rolling. Here are candidates. City Council (3 seats) Bob Frutos David Gordon David Nos Dave Golonski Juan J Guillen Jr Jess Talamantes City Clerk Zizette Mullins Nonna von Sonn Gloria Salas City Treasurer Debbie Kukta Board of Education  (2 seats) Armond Aghakhanian David Dobson Larry Applebaum Steve Ferguson Charlene Tabet The 2013... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Burbank float "Deep Sea Adventures" wins fantasy trophy in the 124th Rose Parade in Pasadena January 1, 2013

Photo Gallery: Burbank float wins big at Rose Parade

Check out a winner up close. The Burbank float, “Deep Sea Adventures,” grabbed the judges attention and won the fantasy trophy at the 124th Rose Parade yesterday. “Deep Sea Adventures” will be on display in the Burbank Central Library parking lot, Glenoaks Boulevard and Olive Avenue, starting tomorrow January 3 at 9 a.m. Food trucks on site at lunch time. More details  here.

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