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November 24, 2001
Karen S. Kim GLENDALE -- The Legislature's Joint Committee on the Arts, led by its chairman, state Sen. Jack Scott (D-Glendale), will host a public hearing Dec. 3 at Burbank City Hall. The hearing, "The Arts Advantage to California in the Changing World," will be hosted with the help of the California Arts Council. The forum will feature a number of speakers discussing arts and culture, arts education and funding and the role of arts in the tourism industry and foreign businesses.
NEWS
September 16, 2000
o7 The following is a list of election-related events. Items are subject to change. The list will be updated as more information becomes available.f7 MONDAY The Sunland-Tujunga Business and Professional Women will host an "Evening with the Candidates" for those running in the 27th Congressional, 21st state Senate and 44th Assembly district races. The event will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at the McGroarty Art Center, 7570 McGroarty Terrace in Tujunga.
NEWS
July 19, 2000
Adam Schiff The League of Women Voters of Glendale-Burbank recently publicized in this newspaper its intentions to sponsor a Candidate Forum at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, at the Burbank City Hall, and I am writing to publicly accept the invitation to debate. The league forums are an indispensable part of our local democratic process, and I am truly looking forward to taking part. The league's candidate forum prior to the Primary Election offered a top-notch and professional opportunity for the candidates for the local congressional, state Senate and Assembly seats an opportunity to reach a broad audience.
NEWS
By: | October 5, 2005
Here are some of the items the Burbank Unified School District Board will discuss on Thursday: MODERNIZATION PROJECTS The board will review the remaining funding for the modernization of Luther Burbank Middle School, Monterey High School and William McKinley and Providencia elementary schools. WHAT TO EXPECT No action will be taken since this is an informational report. BOND OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE The district will report to the board concerning the Bond Oversight Committee's roles and responsibilities on the current state of modernization.
NEWS
October 25, 2004
Candidate smorgasbord on tap Not sure who to choose for your state and federal legislators in the Nov. 2 election? Drive over to Burbank on Wednesday night to get a firsthand look at your options. The League of Women Voters of Glendale/Burbank is hosting a forum that will feature candidates running in a handful of local elections, including the race for the 27th and 29th Congressional districts, the 21st state Senate district and the 43rd state Assembly district.
NEWS
March 20, 2010
Chubby Checker tops Cruise Night Rock ?n? roll legend Chubby Checker will headline this year?s 17th annual Glendale Cruise Night Car Show and Street Party from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. July 17 on Brand Boulevard, city officials announced this week. This year marks the 50th anniversary of Checker?s worldwide No. 1 hit ?The Twist,? which was also the only song of the rock era to reenter the charts and return to the top position. In honor of the anniversary, city officials will attempt to set a Guinness Book of World Record of having the most people doing the twist.
NEWS
November 29, 2000
Paul Clinton BURBANK -- A month after they heard testimony about the health dangers of chromium 6, four state lawmakers on Tuesday asked the state health agency to take a more active role informing the public about the carcinogen. During a news conference at Burbank City Hall, the legislators called on the Department of Health Services to adopt an "action level" plan for the information campaign about chromium 6, also known as hexavalent chromium.
NEWS
September 6, 2008
Records are made to be broken, but the state Legislature’s annual feet-dragging to get a budget passed is starting to sound like a broken record. The Legislature in 2002 — led by soon-to-be-recalled Gov. Gray Davis — set a high standard of futility when it passed the budget 63 days late, leaving schools, libraries and countless programs with a financial schedule full of question marks. Well, congratulations, Class of 2008-’09, you’re the new undisputed No. 1 in the delay department.
NEWS
May 5, 2001
Tim Willert BURBANK -- They have marched in front of the nation's capitol for stronger gun laws. On Friday, about 25 members of the Million Mom March brought their act to the steps of Burbank City Hall in support of SB52, a handgun licensing bill authored by state Sen. Jack Scott. (D-Glendale). "We know now this is a marathon and not a sprint," said member Kay Holmen, a Glendale paralegal who attended the rally. "It's going to take a lot of work to get legislation enacted and to raise public awareness."
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By Jason Wells, jason.wells@latimes.com | September 20, 2011
Opponents of planned Walmart adjacent to the Empire Center in Burbank plan to stage a protest rally today on the steps of City Hall. Walmart last week confirmed plans to move into the former Great Indoors site after weeks of speculation. A spokesman for the mega-retailer said a public input meeting would be scheduled to give residents a chance to weigh in on the store's offerings. But for some residents, no Walmart is the preferred option, and they plan to make their stance known at a protest rally at 5:30 p.m. outside City Hall before the City Council meeting.
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NEWS
By Mark Kellam and Jason Wells mark.kellam@latimes.com, jason.wells@latimes.com | September 20, 2011
About 30 people demonstrated Tuesday night on the steps of Burbank City Hall, calling on city officials to explore every avenue possible to stymie a Walmart near the Empire Center. The demonstration was the most visible show yet of opposition against the planned Walmart at the former Great Indoors since the now-vacant site was purchased by the world's largest retailer in June. Walmart spokesman Steven Restivo said last week that he expects the company to use all of the 120,000-square-foot building, adding that “we want to come into Burbank the right way.” For many of the residents protesting Tuesday outside City Hall, the announcement last week confirmed their worst fears since news of Walmart's purchase of the 12-acre site became public.
NEWS
By Zain Shauk | March 24, 2010
Candidates in the April 13 special primary election to fill a vacancy in the 43rd Assembly District will head to Burbank City Hall at 7 tonight for a forum hosted by the League of Women Voters of Glendale/Burbank. The following are brief descriptions of each of the four candidates, three of whom have never served in public office. If no candidate receives more than 50% of votes, the election will proceed to a runoff contest June 8 between the top vote-getters from each party.
NEWS
March 20, 2010
Chubby Checker tops Cruise Night Rock ?n? roll legend Chubby Checker will headline this year?s 17th annual Glendale Cruise Night Car Show and Street Party from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. July 17 on Brand Boulevard, city officials announced this week. This year marks the 50th anniversary of Checker?s worldwide No. 1 hit ?The Twist,? which was also the only song of the rock era to reenter the charts and return to the top position. In honor of the anniversary, city officials will attempt to set a Guinness Book of World Record of having the most people doing the twist.
NEWS
By Jeremy Oberstein | November 5, 2008
GLENDALE — Voters turned out in droves Tuesday across Glendale and Burbank, some waiting in line for hours, despite an unparalleled surge at polling places where safety officials reported sporadic problems throughout the day. The massive turnout in each city caused long lines in Glendale and Burbank, where election officials said a surge of new voters played a big role in lines that snaked around the block in City Hall. Some early-morning voters there waited for more than an hour.
NEWS
By Jeremy Oberstein | October 24, 2008
BURBANK — An otherwise civil forum hosted by a local civic group in Burbank on Thursday night erupted into a contentious back-and-forth between Democratic Rep. Brad Sherman and his rival, Republican Navraj Singh, who repeatedly lobbed corruption charges against the congressman, who vigorously denied the allegations. During his opening statement at the Glendale/Burbank League of Women Voters forum, which also featured candidates from the neighboring 29th District, Singh alleged that he paid a campaign donor $5,000 two years ago to facilitate a meeting with Sherman.
NEWS
By Jeremy Oberstein | September 6, 2008
GLENDALE — Scores of education and labor officials fanned out across California on Friday for a “Day of Action” rally at which organizers pleaded with legislators to pass a balanced budget without fiscal cuts to schools, hospitals and state-funded programs. In Burbank, nearly 100 students, union members and education officials marched in front of the Republican headquarters on Magnolia Boulevard where sign-wielding protesters railed against Sacramento lawmakers, some of whom pledged not to raise taxes, a key issue holding up much of the current negotiations.
NEWS
September 6, 2008
Records are made to be broken, but the state Legislature’s annual feet-dragging to get a budget passed is starting to sound like a broken record. The Legislature in 2002 — led by soon-to-be-recalled Gov. Gray Davis — set a high standard of futility when it passed the budget 63 days late, leaving schools, libraries and countless programs with a financial schedule full of question marks. Well, congratulations, Class of 2008-’09, you’re the new undisputed No. 1 in the delay department.
LOCAL
By Jeremy Oberstein | February 23, 2008
BURBANK — A new metal detector at City Hall could be a launching point for more security improvements in the city, which continues to deal with national and local events and the ongoing attempt to keep the public safe, officials said. The detector was hastily called for before the Feb. 19 council meeting in response to a fatal shooting in Kirkwood, Mo., on Feb. 7 — in which a gunman killed five city officials, including two council members during that city’s City Council meeting — and the return the week before of a vociferous public speaker whom the city had previously had a three-year restraining order against.
BUSINESS
By Jeremy Oberstein | February 13, 2008
BURBANK — The Writers Guild of America voted Tuesday to end a three-month-long strike that crippled Hollywood and resulted in lost wages totaling more than $2 billion. Because of the vote of nearly 4,000 writers Tuesday evening in New York and Beverly Hills, they could return to work as early as today. The guild leadership recommended Sunday that union members approve the deal with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. On Tuesday, 92% of guild members voted to end the work stoppage, guild spokesman Gregg Mitchell said.
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