Fronnie Lewis

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Burbank a Special Olympics 2015 Host Town

Burbank is rolling out the welcome mat this week for the members of the Zimbabwe and Botswana teams participating in the Special Olympics World Games 2015. The Media City is “…one of nearly one hundred communities from San Diego to San Luis Obispo that has volunteered to serve as a Host Town,” according to a news release. As part of […]
Monday, July 20, 2015

More stormy weather possible in Burbank today

More cloudy and unstable weather in Burbank today. There’s a 40 percent chance of “showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 11 a.m,” according to the National Weather Service. The humidity remains high. This morning, before 9 a.m., I was out walking and it felt like I was in a sauna. High today in the low 80s in the Media City.
Sunday, July 19, 2015

Sun, clouds, and threat of more thunderstorms today

Burbank got hit with stormy weather yesterday and more could be on the way today. The rain is a welcome splash for the Southland drought courtesy of remnants from former Hurricane Dolores. Weather watchers say moisture from that system is responsible for the thunderstorms and humid conditions. On Saturday the dark clouds opened up several times and dumped rain on the Media […]
Friday, July 17, 2015

New hotel in Burbank sold

The new SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Burbank has been sold for $60 million. R.D. Olson Development broke ground on the 102,075-square-foot hotel with a budget of $44 million at 549 South San Fernando Boulevard in January of 2014. It officially opened last Monday. The hotel features 170 rooms with free Internet connections, kitchenettes with microwaves, mini-fridges, coffee service, outdoor patio with […]
Friday, July 17, 2015

Suspects in violent home invasion robbery due in court today

Two suspects are due to appear in court today in connection with a violent home invasion robbery and attack on an elderly Burbank resident. Twenty-seven year-old Lonnie Garcia was arrested in Pasadena last Wednesday, July 15, “for the home invasion robbery and attempt murder”  of 89 year-old Gerri Dickinson, according to a Burbank news release. Sergeant Claudio Losacco says Garcia “was […]
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

City Buzz: Burbank Water and Power letter snafu

Burbank Water and Power is under fire for a warning letter it sent out to thousands of users — a letter threatening further action including fines if water wasting habits are not corrected.  Mayor Bob Frutos and Vice-Mayor Jess Talamantes are among the recipients. However in a major screw-up, some residents who are complying with the city ordinance to save […]
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

New state law prohibits fines for brown lawns

An ugly brown lawn may be an eyesore to some, but it’s not a finable offense in the state of California. Yesterday, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 1, which protects those brown or golden lawns for now. The legislation “… prohibit a city, county, or city and county from imposing a fine under any ordinance for a […]
Monday, July 13, 2015

New terminal for Burbank airport hot topic this week

The hot button issue of a replacement terminal for the Bob Hope Airport will be discussed at two city council meetings this week.  Tomorrow at the regular scheduled city council meeting, members will have what Mayor Bob Frutos calls an “open-minded” discussion of the city’s proposal. On Wednesday, July 15, there will be the special joint meeting of the city […]
Sunday, July 12, 2015

New hotel set to open in Burbank tomorrow

A new hotel is set to open in Burbank tomorrow. The SpringHill Suites, managed by Marriott, has been under construction for more than a year. Yesterday, work crews were out putting the final touches on the 170 suite boutique-style hotel. The suites are “larger than typical hotel rooms” and according to a news release there  are plenty of special amenities: […]