Saturday, June 8, 2024

Many U.S. veterans unaware of homeownership benefits

By Edwin J. Viera Reporter/Producer, Virginia News Connection, a bureau of Public News Service.   A recent survey showed many U.S. veterans are unaware of housing benefits to which they are entitled. AARP’s survey found 60% of veterans 45 and older did not know about the availability of Department of Veteran’s Affairs grants to modify their homes. Almost a quarter of […]
Monday, July 28, 2014

State agency conducts vehicle inspections in Burbank

The Bureau of Automotive Repair conducted several hours of vehicle inspections or an emission survey, on West Olive Avenue between South Virginia Avenue and North Lomita Street in Burbank today. BAR performs the surveys “…in the areas of the state with the poorest air quality,” according to the agency’s website. Mike Piercy, part of the BAR team in Burbank today, […]
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Watching television most popular leisure activity for Americans

Despite all the options Americans have they still spend most of their leisure time watching television.  If you’re 15 years or older, you were eyeballing the small tube 2.8 hours per day in 2013. That’s what the latest stats from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics  discovered. The data appears in the latest  American Time Use Survey. The second most […]
Thursday, March 27, 2014

Conventional TV pretty much dead for majority of teenagers

That old argument between parents and their teenagers over the TV remote is not happening a lot these days, according to a new study out by professional services and consulting firm, Deloitte.  Surveying the 14-24 group, the so-called “training millennials,” found 56 percent of them catch their “… favorite shows on computers, smartphones, tablets and gaming devices rather than a television,” […]
Thursday, November 18, 2010

Burbank survey — a high grade for city services

City Hall officials are fiercely working to spruce-up and polish Burbank’s image ahead of those all important local election coming up in a few months. First, that highly touted, but rather bland monthly newsletter, Burbank USA, popped up around town and in utility bills. Recently, a lengthy article on the effort to quote “refresh the city’s image” appeared in the Burbank Leader. Now comes the results of the […]