Fronnie Lewis

Friday, December 4, 2015

Holiday Baskets food drive in Burbank tomorrow

The annual Holiday Basket Program in Burbank is heading into its final week, with a major citywide food drive tomorrow, December 5. Volunteers will be outside local grocery stores asking for food donations from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Last year over 550 needy families, including more than 2,300 individuals, received holiday gifts of mostly food, clothing, and toys from […]
Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Burbank City Council announces city manager to retire in February

It’s official. Outgoing City Manager, Mark Scott, will retire on February 5, 2016. The announcement this afternoon, from the Burbank City Council, following  its closed-door session with City Attorney, Amy Albano, last Monday. Here’s the news release. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Drew Sugars Public Information Officer (818) 238-5849 dsugars@burbankca.gov Burbank City Manager Mark Scott to Retire City Council begins search for […]
Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Star Wars celebration at a Burbank library

The countdown is on to the arrival of the latest film in the Star Wars epic, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” A Burbank library is offering the opportunity for fans of  the sci-fi fantasy to get into the mood before the film hits theaters in two and a half weeks on December 18. So get out that lightsaber and Star […]
Monday, November 30, 2015

Updated: Burbank City Council closed session today

The Burbank City Council is set to meet in a special closed-door session this evening at City Hall. The main order of business — dealing with issues pertaining to the departure of City Manager, Mark Scott, and selecting his replacement. The meeting comes exactly two weeks after the infamous November 16 city council meeting, where Mayor, Bob Frutos, told the […]
Wednesday, November 25, 2015

City Buzz — Mark Scott, emails, and the city council

Outgoing City Manager, Mark Scott, has B-town buzzing for a number of reasons. First of course, his ultimatum to city council members to approve a reclassification/promotion for an employee under the threat that he would resign if they refused to capitulate. Three council members faced down that threat and voted against the change. At that infamous November 16 city council meeting […]
Monday, November 23, 2015

Burbank City Council to hold special meeting on city manager issue

Mayor Bob Frutos returned last Saturday from a trip to Burbank sister city Incheon, South Korea, and immediately jumped on the city manager issue. Frutos began laying the ground work for a special closed-door city council meeting. In a phone interview today, Frutos said the search is on for “a date as soon as possible to discuss the issue at hand […]
Saturday, November 21, 2015

Burbank city manager’s retirement email to city council

There are some indisputable truths in the City Hall drama between the Burbank City Council and City Manager, Mark Scott. The city council hired Scott. They are his bosses. They’ve stood up for Scott from the very beginning. In the face of angry public criticism over Scott’s huge salary and benefit package of around $300,000, each council member publicly declared […]
Friday, November 20, 2015

Burbank’s Magnolia Park presents Holiday in the Park

A holiday tradition in Burbank’s Magnolia Park this evening. More than 70 businesses, organizations, and stores have joined forces for the celebration along a stretch of Magnolia Boulevard and Hollywood Way. Visitors are invited to come out to shop, eat, and enjoy the festive atmosphere. Oh, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there, too! Also, they will be accepting donations […]