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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Sprinklers on during midday David Starr Jordan Middle School in Burbank September 7, 2015

A shout out to Burbank Unified School District officials

Quick action by some officials in the Burbank Unified School District have turned a call out into a shout out for some watering issues at David Starr Jordan Middle School, 420 South Mariposa Street. Burbank school officials got called out on  Media City Groove for watering the front lawn at Jordan on a hot Labor Day, two weeks ago. Not only were the sprinklers going full force, but the watering occurred on Monday. Burbank allows outside irrigation only on Tuesdays and Saturdays.... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Superintendent Matt Hill of the Burbank Unified School District the speaker at the Burbank Noon Kiwanis Club meeting/luncheon at the Burbank Community YMCA 321 East Magnolia Boulevard Burbank August 26, 2015

Superintendent Matt Hill speaks to Burbank Kiwanis club

The new superintendent of Burbank schools, Matt Hill, is making the rounds here in B-town as he continues a personal campaign of “100 days of listening ” Launched on July first, Hill told me in an email that during his first  100 days on the job he plans on “visiting all of our schools, attending PTA meetings, community event(s), sending out a survey to all students, parents, and employees, etc. I want to hear everyone’s thoughts on what is working well and where we have opportunities for improvement.” On day 56... Read More →

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Burbank school board candidates at Woodbury U. forum tonight

  The six candidates vying for three seats on the Burbank Board of Education will be front and center this evening at a forum on the Woodbury University campus in Burbank. That forum begins at 7 p.m. in the Woody Cafeteria.  The candidates are Steve Ferguson, Dr. Armond Aghakhanian, Roberta Reynolds, Jesse “Tangk” Tangkhpanya, Greg Sousa, and Vahe Hovanessian. Last month, on January 20, the candidates were quizzed at the League of Women Voters of Glendale/Burbank forum held at Burbank City Hall.  Some of the ideas and... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G-- Burbank City Clerk Zizette Mullins at city hall on Election Night April 9, 2013

City Buzz: Voters have spoken, change comes to Burbank

2013 election results 2013 will be remembered as the year Burbank residents got fed up with the status quo, opened up those mail-in ballot packets from the City Clerk’s Office, and voted by the thousands for change in the Media City. Historic. Decisive. Profound. The meaning of the voters’ decision in both the primary and general elections will be felt throughout B-town for a long, long time. In case anyone thought the election of newcomer Bob Frutos in last February’s primary, with more than 50% of the vote, over three... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- (l-r) City Council members Jess Talamantes, David Gordon, and council candidate Juan Guillen at the Women League of Voters Glendale/Burbank forum at City Hall January 30, 2013

Burbank Election News: Ballots, campaign sign theft, and city council candidate speaks out

Ballots coming in fast and furious On the day before Election Tuesday, the Burbank City Clerk’s Office has already received more ballots than were cast in the previous General Election. In 2011, 8,866 ballots were cast. City Clerk, Zizette Mullins, told me today that the ballot count jumped to 8,796 last Saturday. Today, 200 more ballots came in, bringing the total to 8,996. Mullins says they are hoping to surpass 10,000 ballots in this General Election. Two campaign sign theft suspects facing court date A lot of talk around B-town... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Burbank Municipal General Election ballot April 5, 2013

My ballot is in the mail, what about yours?

Earlier this week, I mailed off my ballot for the Burbank General Municipal Election at my local post office. Today is really the last day you should mail your ballot. You don’t want to miss the 7 p.m. Election Day deadline. Starting tomorrow, the best way to ensure that your ballot will get counted is to take it to one of the drop off centers or City Clerk’s Office in City Hall, 275 East Olive Avenue. City Clerk’s Office: This drop off center will be open tomorrow, Saturday 9 a.m.... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Mayor Dave Golonski at the city council meeting in Burbank March 19, 2013

Burbank Election News: Candidates forums, election ballots, and Golonski mailer

The Burbank General Municipal Election is Tuesday, April 9, less than three weeks away. The Burbank Association of Realtors is offering a free opportunity to hear the candidates discuss the issues and concerns of the residents in the Media City at two forums. There are two seats up for election on the Burbank Unified School District Board. The candidates are: Larry Applebaum, Steve Ferguson, Charlene “Char” Tabet, and David Dobson. The contenders are scheduled to speak at the Burbank Board of... Read More →

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Talk of the Town: School board appointment controversy

A lot of chatter  in B-town and on the Internet about the appointment of Burbank Police Lieutenant, John Dilibert, as an interim school board member — to complete the term of Debbie Kukta — who recently stepped down to take the interim position of city treasurer. Lt. Dilibert narrowly won out over former Park, Recreation, Community Services board member/chair and political strategist, Steve Ferguson. Lt. Dilibert, 48, has served on a number of community and private boards and committees– including an interim term on the Burbank Unified School District Board... Read More →

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