Fronnie Lewis

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Tree planting celebration in Burbank

Trees are as much a part of the great cityscape of Burbank as movie studios and California Bungalows. These natural wonders need to be replenished in order to continue to beautify the landscape. The city is celebrating its tree planting efforts this coming Thursday, March 26, at a Tree City USA ceremony. The event will be multi-faceted  and will recognize […]
Friday, March 20, 2015

Fire at Burbank home of actor Justin Baldoni’s mother

A plume of smoke from a fire burning in the 300 block of West Spazier Avenue in Burbank could be seen for miles today. At one point, the column of smoke was so tall and so dark that some spectators thought there might be a brush fire on the rampage. That turned out not to be the case. The fire […]
Thursday, March 19, 2015

Veterans job fair in Burbank today

Several employers looking for workers will be on site today at a veterans job fair  in Burbank. The Burbank Workforce Connection office, a co-sponsor of the event, “hopes to connect as many veterans as possible with viable employment opportunities,” according to a news release posted on the city website. The job fair is aimed at military veterans, but is open to the […]
Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Election News: Ballots go in mail and new meet & greet

Ballots for the Burbank General Municipal Election are scheduled to go into the mail today. About 61, 000 ballot packets are being sent out to registered voters in the Media City. Again, the election is mail in ballot only. You have to return the ballot envelope in the mail or drop it off at one of the designated drop-off centers. […]
Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Happy St. Paddy’s Day

Go ahead, celebrate the day of the green, but be careful. Burbank Police Department is beefing up patrols. The BPD announced in a recent news release it will be “… deploying two roving DUI patrols this St. Patrick’s Day looking to stop and arrest drivers who are impaired by alcohol or drugs.” Also, regular police officers will be on the alert […]
Monday, March 16, 2015

State Treasurer John Chiang delivers pep talk at Woodbury U

State Treasurer, John Chiang, is a cheerleader for education. Chiang delivered a pep talk  last Thursday, March 12,  to an audience of educators, local officials, business students, and future entrepreneurs  at Woodbury University, 7500 North Glenoaks Blvd in Burbank. Chiang explained that as California’s chief banker he’s responsible for managing the state’s cash and investments as well as handling the […]
Saturday, March 14, 2015

Election News: Forum, ballot order, and endorsements

A Burbank City Council candidates’ forum is coming up on Wednesday, March 25. Voters will get a chance to hear the four candidates, competing for two seats, discuss the issues and problems facing the city. The candidates who made it out of the primary and are now in a runoff incumbent Emily Gabel-Luddy, Will Rogers, Juan Guillen, and Chris Rizzotti. The […]
Thursday, March 12, 2015

Burbank City Council approves moratorium on McMansions

Burbank residents opposed to the “McMansion” trend are breathing a little easier today. Last Tuesday night, the Burbank City Council handed them a major victory by voting unanimously to ask staff to draft an Interim Development Control Ordinance or IDCO,  aimed at temporarily stopping over-sized home projects until loopholes in the building codes can be closed and  new design standards established. […]
Thursday, March 12, 2015

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 […]