Fronnie Lewis

Friday, November 20, 2015

Burbank city manager sends out retirement email

More drama at city hall in Burbank. Late last night, City Manager, Mark Scott, sent out an email about his plans to retire to City Clerk, Zizette Mullins. After his threat to resign over a vote he did not like at last Monday’s city council meeting, Scott clarified his intentions. He told the Burbank Leader:”I am not resigning,” Scott said […]
Tuesday, November 17, 2015

City Buzz: Burbank city manager threatens to resign

Last night’s city council meeting produced a bombshell and it had nothing to do with the council’s approval or so-called endorsement of the controversial Bob Hope Airport Replacement Terminal Conceptual Term Sheet. The Burbank Airport Authority overwhelmingly gave this framework for an airport replacement terminal agreement a thumbs up two weeks ago. At the council meeting Monday night, Mayor Bob […]
Friday, November 13, 2015

Fresh & Easy closing all stores on Friday the 13th

No last-minute reprieve for the Fresh & Easy grocery chain, the latest victim of the very competitive U.S. market. After the company filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy at the end of last month, all the stores are being closed — today is the last day. Over the past couple of weeks, prices have been slashed until now the discounts are […]
Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Smart & Final puts in a bid for Haggen store in Burbank

The future is looking brighter for the Haggen grocery store at 3830 West Verdugo Avenue in Burbank. This is one of the around 100 stores Haggen is selling off in an effort to right its struggling company, which filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy in early September. Last month, Haggen announced Gelson’s had stepped up with an offer for Eight stores […]
Friday, November 6, 2015

Utility scammers target Burbank, Glendale, and Pasadena

As the holidays near, utility scammers are ramping up their schemes to get money out of residents and business owners in Burbank, Glendale, and Pasadena. Recently during a two-week period, Burbank Water and Power reportedly received more than 40 calls from customers complaining about phony utility workers trying to squeeze them for money. Last Wednesday, November 4, just before noon, […]
Thursday, November 5, 2015

Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill opening in Burbank

Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill is coming to Burbank. Renovation is underway for the new restaurant at the old location of the Elephant Bar 101 North 1st street, which closed a few months ago. Wood Ranch has several locations throughout the Southland including Valencia, Northridge, Chino Hills and at The Grove in Los Angeles. Here’s a description of the chain’s […]
Sunday, November 1, 2015

City Buzz: Burbank Mayor Bob Frutos on the mend

A lot of chatter around B-town about the sudden illness and disappearance from public view of Burbank Mayor Bob Frutos. It was because of Frutos’ absence at last Tuesday’s city council meeting that the controversial discussion, and approval, ah, endorsement of the Bob Hope Airport Replacement Terminal Conceptual Term Sheet by council members had to be delayed. (that item was rescheduled […]