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Traffic alert as new IKEA store opens in Burbank today

Burbank Police sent out a traffic alert about the opening of the new IKEA in the Media City today. The 456,000 square foot super-mega store is nearly twice the size of the old IKEA at the Burbank Town Center. The new IKEA is scheduled to open its doors to the public at 9 a.m. No doubt, a long line of devoted fans of the budget-furniture retailer will be waiting to be among the first to shop the new location. Major traffic congestion is expected near the new IKEA,... Read More →

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Photo: Terje "Terry" Canavarro/freelance photog -- Crowds greeted President Obama as he arrived by motorcade in Studio City for a star-studded fundraiser at actor George Clooney

UPDATED: Street closures in Burbank due to visit of President Obama

UPDATED: 5:00 p.m. President Barack Obama is headed to the Southland today and his visit with undoubtedly cause some traffic issues. The president has a very busy schedule, which includes at least one major fundraiser and appearances on a talk show. Burbank Police sent out a news release warning of the closure today of Hollywood Way (in both directions) between Empire Avenue to Glenoaks Boulevard, starting at around 4 p.m. through 5:30 p.m. The closure will affect the following side streets as well: Thornton Avenue Burton Avenue Tulare Avenue San Fernando Boulevard Cohasset... Read More →

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Web Buzz: Friday February 14, 2014

   What do bananas have to do with Valentine’s Day? They are on a short list of little known aphrodisiacs along with honey, almonds, watermelon and sushi, according to the Los Angeles Times’ Daily Dish. Instead of telling your guy to eat his Wheaties, this article suggests asparagus. Interesting. Actor Ralph Waite, best known for playing the father on TV series “The Waltons,” has died. Waite appeared in a number of other TV series and daytime soaps including most recently... Read More →

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Millions hitting the road for Thanksgiving holiday as gas prices rise

If you’re hitting the road for the long Thanksgiving Holiday weekend, you are not alone. The Automobile Club says 43.4 million of us will be traveling during this time — and nearly 90 percent will be doing so on the roads and highways. The busiest day for any kind of  Thanksgiving travel is today, the day before Turkey Day. Meanwhile, gas prices are rising , after declining steadily for several weeks. On November 12, the national average for a gallon of regular gas $3.18. Over the... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Wheelchair bound Burbank resident, Penny Proctor, gave a passion speech to the city council about the hardships facing some citizens due to the failure of Measure "S" in the recent General Election April 16, 2013

City Buzz: New Burbank City Council, traffic commission, and controversy over Measure “S”

City council reorganization meeting Important meeting at Burbank City Hall tomorrow morning. Officially, it is called the reorganization of the city council. To many voters, activists, and concerned citizens it is considered a changing of the guard and the ushering in of a new era in local government. The leader of the old guard, 20-year veteran City Councilman/Mayor, Dave Golonski, will be stepping down and after being voted out in the General Election, earlier this month. Newly-elected City Councilman, Bob Frutos, will be sworn in along with re-elected members, Dr.... Read More →

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City Life: Dealing with traffic congestion

While this post is not about Burbank per se — it touches on a problem Burbankers complain about a lot. Probably every city in California is affected by some forum of traffic congestion.  If you travel Coldwater Canyon Avenue here in the San Fernando Valley, plan on a two hour delay. The reason: construction. It seems this avenue is always under some kind of construction. I feel a lot of compassion for those motorists driving this major connection, from the Valley to... Read More →

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Two candidates jump into the Burbank City Council race As of  last Friday morning, two eager candidates, both with experience in city government, are off and running for two seats on the Burbank City Council. The first to sign up on the candidate’s list on Monday, November first, the first official day of the nomination period , Planning Board Vice-Chair,  Emily Gabel-Luddy.  Burbank Police Commission Chair, Bob Frutos, signed up on the same day right behind Gabel-Luddy. Both Frutos and Gabel-Luddy took home nomination papers, which require the signatures of 50 registered... Read More →

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