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November 5, 2012 | By Alene Tchekmedyian, Los Angeles Times
Burbank has initiated a series of funding proposals and a possible land deal that would allow IKEA - a top sales-tax revenue generator - to remain in the city and expand. The Swedish furniture retailer, a retail powerhouse in Burbank for more than two decades, has outgrown its building and has been looking for about a decade to expand its operations, company spokesman Joseph Roth said. "Parking is challenging, the loading zone is challenging, the store itself is too small," he said.
January 13, 1985
Construction has begun on the new $4-million Producers-Writers Guild of America Pension Plan Building in Burbank. The 30,000-square-foot, three-story, structure located at 1015 N. Hollywood Way is expected to be completed next fall. The interior of the brick-and-glass building will utilize an open-office plan, with the second and third floors opening onto a centrally located, glass-roofed atrium. The project is being coordinated by the development services division of Hayes & Co., Pasadena. C.
August 9, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Megabus, the bus service known for $1 tickets, will begin express service with free Wi-Fi on board from Burbank to San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose on Thursday. It's the eighth city MegaBus has added to its California service since last December. The idea is to woo residents from around the San Fernando Valley on six daily trips to and from Metrolink's downtown Burbank station at 201 N. Front St. Each way takes five or six hours, depending on the destination. "With adding a third arrival/departure location -- in addition to Los Angeles Union Station and Riverside -- we look forward to welcoming even more visitors through the additional, convenient arrival/departure location in the San Fernando Valley, an important tourism region of Los Angeles," Don Skeoch, chief marketing officer for the L.A. Tourism & Convention Board, said in a statement announcing the new service.
September 28, 2013 | By Martha Groves
Burbank police are investigating the cause of a fiery single-car accident near the Scott Road off-ramp of the 5 Freeway in which five people died and one was injured early Saturday morning. In a statement, police said it appeared that the Nissan was traveling south on San Fernando Boulevard at a high rate of speed, lost control and slammed into a concrete abutment about 4:10 a.m. Officers who arrived at the scene found the sedan fully ablaze. An 18-year-old female passenger who escaped from the burning vehicle was transported to the L.A. County Medical Center, where she was being treated for injuries not considered to be life threatening.
March 9, 2013 | By Alene Tchekmedyian, Los Angeles Times
The brightly colored vans advertising "Topless Maids $99" caused a stir in Burbank last year when they were seen parked on city streets for days on end, prompting officials to publicly denounce them as eyesores and visual blight. Last week, the City Council voted to ban vehicles whose main purpose is advertising. There are some exemptions, such as pizza and mail delivery vehicles. "What we're capturing with this ordinance is those signs that are bolted to a van, leaned against a van, trailers that are unhitched and left in the public right of way," Deputy City Planner Patrick Prescott said at Tuesday's meeting.
February 22, 2014 | By Richard Verrier, This post has been corrected. See note at the bottom for details.
More than 1,000 entertainment industry workers gathered in Burbank on Saturday, launching a campaign to support an expansion of California's film and TV tax credit program. The rally, organized by a coalition of entertainment industry unions, drew an unusually large swath of set decorators, prop makers, grips, camera operators and other technicians who filled two conference rooms at the Pickwick Gardens on Riverside Drive. They were urged by union leaders to volunteer their services and write emails and letters to state lawmakers in support of legislation recently introduced by Assemblymen Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima)
March 7, 1993
In regard to statements by Viviano Garcia and Joe Garcia in the story "Latino Residents Demand Ouster of Burbank Official" (Times Valley Edition, Feb. 9) that "Mr. Shively's remarks are offensive to all citizens of Burbank": I will not tolerate a self-appointed, self-pitying vanguard representing me on public issues without my permission. Their letter is 100% political and lacks merit. Apparently, they lack the ability to determine how the comment was made and are only interested in jumping on the bandwagon.
November 15, 1994 | MAKI BECKER
Seminars for Spanish-speaking parents and counseling for high school students will be funded by two grants received by the Burbank-based Bridge Focus organization. The Whitecap Foundation has given Bridge Focus, which mainly serves the east San Fernando Valley, a grant of $9,738 for the Spanish-Speaking Parent Connection and children's group connected with it. The organization also received $17,500 from federal Community Development Block Grant funds awarded to the city of Burbank.
September 13, 1986 | Brett Arena
KEY PLAYS Lamont Nash's seven-yard touchdown run capped an 81-yard, 14-play drive by Claremont in the third quarter. . . . Abo Velasco's 29-yard field goal with eight seconds left in the first half accounted for Burbank's only points. . . . Velasco's fourth-quarter fumble set up a 45-yard field goal by Claremont's James Flournoy. . . . Flournoy missed a 53-yard field-goal attempt in the fourth quarter. . . . Burbank was penalized 105 yards.
November 7, 1987 | CHRIS PARKER
Hart High quarterback Darren Renfro attempted only 14 passes in Friday night's Foothill League game against Burbank. Given that uncharacteristically low number, Hart fans not in attendance probably would assume that Hart either had lost or Renfro had been injured, oh, about two minutes into the game and didn't return. Or possibly both. It was neither. Hart discovered a running attack that has been out of commission since last season and ground out a 17-14 victory over Burbank at Burroughs High.
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