Burbank Scene

Monday, December 29, 2014

Election Buzz: Campaign signs and those holiday decorations

Campaign signs of the candidates, in the 2015 Burbank Municipal Elections, playing by the standard political rules are appearing around town now. A cluster of campaign signs supporting the re-election of council member Emily Gabel-Luddy are in several yards along West Verdugo  Avenue between Catalina  and Keystone streets. The signs popped up after Christmas — in accordance with an old […]
Monday, December 29, 2014

Burbank police officer rescues victim from burning house

An elderly Burbank resident is recovering in the hospital today after being pulled from his burning home at 326 South Griffith Park Drive. The fire was called into the Burbank Fire Department at around 9:10 a.m. Neighbor, Linda Rosen, was one of those who called 9-1-1. Her husband, Bob Rosen, went next door and saw”… the smoke pouring out of […]
Friday, December 26, 2014

Updated: Burbank City Council candidate Sharon Springer talks issues and concerns

Resident Sharon Springer is making a run for the Burbank City Council. Two council seats will appear on the upcoming February 24, 2015 Burbank Primary Municipal Election ballot. Springer is past chair and current  vice-chair of the Sustainable Burbank Commission. Springer has a Master of City and Regional Planning degree and a Bachelor of Science in geography. Springer has a background as a […]
Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Temporary election workers wanted in Burbank

Burbank is gearing up for its primary and general elections in the first half of the new year. As part of the preparation, a news release was sent out expressing a need for temporary election workers. Also, a notice about this is on the city website. There are three types of positions:Election Worker, Ballot Drop-off Center Worker; and a Canvassing […]
Thursday, December 18, 2014

Burbank Rose Float: Poinsettias and volunteers needed

  Those gorgeous red poinsettias brighten the holiday season and they are in much demand by the Burbank Tournament of Roses Association. If you have some to spare and would like to donate them to the 2015 Burbank Rose Float — you are asked to drop the plants off at the building site before December 28. The float construction barn is […]
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

City council candidate Chris Rizzotti speaks out on Burbank issues

Many of the candidates in the 2015 Burbank election are remaining true to tradition. Realtor/Burbank Planning Board vice-chair, Chris Rizzotti, is taking a different approach. Rizzotti’s campaign has been breaking all the rules since it started. Rizzotti announced his candidacy last March, months before any other council candidate. Along with that announcement, Rizzotti hit the Internet quickly with an extensive […]
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Rain on the rooftop in Burbank

Raindrops falling and pounding on the rooftop this morning in Burbank. The heavy rain rolled in around 12:15 a,m. The stormy weather is expected to linger through much of Wednesday morning. It’s a cold rain, so bundle up and take along that umbrella. The national weather service is forecasting a high in the low 60’s for B-town, but another chilly […]
Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Photo Gallery: High-speed rail open house in Burbank

Close to a hundred concerned citizens visited an open house on the proposed California High-Speed Rail Project held at the Buena Vista Library on Monday, December 8. California High-Speed Rail Authority staffers were on hand with maps and graphics to show options being consideration for the Palmdale to Burbank Project section. The authority is responsible for overseeing the first high-speed rail […]
Monday, December 15, 2014

Election Buzz: Holiday baskets, endorsements, and ballot order

A number of candidates running for office in 2015 Burbank elections, were among the hundreds of volunteers who pitched in to help with that enormous effort to deliver some holiday joy to some of the less fortunate in our community. Among the candidates spotted at George Washington Elementary, 2322 North Lincoln Street, were Burbank School Board contender Dr. Armond Aghakhanian… […]