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Letter: Many contributed to Burbank garden plans

Letter: Many contributed to Burbank garden plans

I am a master gardener and participated in the outreach meetings pertaining to the community garden that is planned for the corner of North Pass Avenue and Chandler Boulevard. Each one of the meetings was very well attended with 30 or 40 community members participating. The plan that was developed...

Letter: Burbank's positive role in the Special Olympics World Games

Letter: Burbank's positive role in the Special Olympics World Games

A sincere heartfelt “thank you” to all of our amazing sponsors; hardworking volunteers; dedicated staff members and all of the caring residents who came out last week in support of the Special Olympics.

Letter: Poorly sown plans for proposed garden in Burbank

Letter: Poorly sown plans for proposed garden in Burbank

The proposed Chandler Boulevard/Pass Avenue Community Garden is an exciting project idea which has been shamefully badly planned. Instead of bringing...

Letter: Minimum wage isn't enough to live on

Nine dollars an hour, think of living on that. An income of $18,720 a year minus taxes, minus healthcare, minus rent, minus bills and what's left?

Letter: BUR by any other name is still BUR

Letter: BUR by any other name is still BUR

Please permit a view from a distance on the issue of renaming Bob Hope Airport. I ask, “Why?”

Letter: Pleased with talks on Bob Hope Airport terminal

Letter: Pleased with talks on Bob Hope Airport terminal

The Valley Industry and Commerce Assn. (VICA) is pleased both the city of Burbank and the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority are sitting down for productive dialogue about replacing the existing passenger terminal at the airport. The recent joint meeting was very encouraging.

Letter: Employees are parking too close by

Years ago I received a letter from the city stating that if employees continue to park all day next to Magnolia Boulevard that restricted parking would be implemented.

Letter: Parking issue should have public input

As both a Burbank resident and business owner since 1991, I find the proposed changes to the preferential parking program overly restrictive and unfair to Burbank&...

Letter: Restrictive parking will harm Burbank businesses

As per usual the city planner is working on ways to get people ticketed and moved out after two hours parking in the Magnolia Park and other areas.

Letter: Holiday program's food drive slated

Letter: Holiday program's food drive slated

It is time to consider the holidays, though December seems so far away still. But, with people celebrating Christmas in July, it seems timely to let you know that Burbank Coordinating Council is gearing up for the December Holiday Basket Program and welcomes all who would like to help as donors or...

Letter: Disability group invites the public

Burbank is a wonderful and unique city with terrific residents. However, it needs to be made more user-friendly to all residents, not just those without disabilities. Some have hearing, vision or mobility issues, and others need help with strollers, grocery carts and more.

Letter: Burbank is breaking its own water rules

On a walk around the neighborhood Friday night, July 10, at about 9:20 p.m., I observed a whole bunch of water at the intersection of Edison and Maple streets. Water was coming from the just-watered island in the middle of Edison between Maple and Pass Avenue.

Op-Ed: Honor Burbank, Bob Hope and flying history

Op-Ed: Honor Burbank, Bob Hope and flying history

Bob Hope Airport’s governing agency recently announced it was considering a name change — to Los Angeles Burbank Airport...

Leader Editorial: Some thoughts on the airport rebranding issue

Leader Editorial: Some thoughts on the airport rebranding issue

Tongues are wagging this week over the news that a consulting firm has recommended our local airport, which has been given six...

Op-Ed: SB 277 doesn't properly address vaccine issue

Last week, Gov. Brown signed SB 277, which denies kids the right to attend school if their parents have determined to delay or avoid certain vaccines.

Letter: Where was the notification before work began?

I would love to know why the city of Burbank removed the brick pavers on our parkway, pavers that were placed over 60 years ago and were still in great condition. What did they replace them with? Dirt, which the adjacent grass will grow onto, which will require water.

Letter: Charlene Tabet's stance still could endanger kids

Burbank school board member Charlene Tabet defends parents' choice not to vaccinate their children against measles, saying that her children are OK...

Letter: Disappointed by Gatto's position

I’m proud that state Sen. Carol Liu supported SB 277, which prohibits all but medical exemptions from vaccines, but I was disappointed that state...

Letter: Would kids still be OK without vaccine?

Regarding the comment of Burbank school board member Charlene Tabet, “My kids are still OK because they've had their vaccine.”: What if she was one...

Op-Ed: Government must step in for vaccinations

When I was in medical school 20 years ago, a professor spent just five minutes talking about measles. After a brief description he simply said "you'll likely never see this in your career, thanks to immunizations."

Letter: Bill raises concern about training

Re: “Bill envisions expanding health services,” Op-ed, July 1. The op-ed writer Lilia Babakhan, a second-year optometry student, supports SB 622 allowing...

Letter: More training needed than what state bill requires

The op-ed writer Lilia Babakhan, a second-year optometry student, supports SB 622 allowing her the potential to perform “minor procedures.”&...

Op-Ed: Bill envisions expanding health services

I’m no longer surprised when people ask me to clarify just what exactly it is I’m studying. In healthcare, which includes eye health, there are a lot of “ologies” to remember, and a specialist for every one. “So what’s the difference then,” they ask, “...

Letter: Not a fan of the Burroughs logo

OK, Burbank. South Carolina brought down its racist flag. Now it’s your turn.

Leader Editorial: Brown Act reminder is a lesson learned

The Burbank school board had its knuckles gently rapped by county prosecutors this month for not having announced publicly...

Letter: Collateral damage of assisted suicide

Dan Evans' recent op-ed, “Start the presses: Debating doctor assisted death,” avoids any mention of the serious and...

Letter: Advisory Council on Disabilities welcomes all to its meetings

The Burbank Advisory Council on Disabilities welcomes all. We are a group of citizens who meet monthly to discuss and resolve issues related to accessibility in our community. We welcome everyone to these meetings and value your input since more eyes and ears make us better informed to make...

Letter: Seeking donations for summer camps

Burbank Coordinating Council has been sending low-income school children to summer camps on scholarships, called “Camperships,” since 1936. This year is no exception. The biggest change is that the cost of camps has risen so that we need more money to fund their week of either resident...

Letter: Disney's decision isn't the norm

Disney’s decision to reverse itself on outsourcing some of their tech jobs is the exception and not the norm. Companies all over...

Letter: The true cost of electronic tracking

Re: “Police to try new parking enforcement,” June 17. So the police want to use computer software to track my car with the benign...

Letter: Pancake breakfast to help build wall

If you're wondering what to eat for breakfast on Saturday, July 11, consider attending my pancake breakfast and silent auction. There will be pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, and hot coffee. Since this is a fundraiser, I am requesting a donation of $5 per person.

Letter: Put the brakes on noisy vehicles

Letter: Put the brakes on noisy vehicles

It is laudable that police were deployed at the so-called “Krispy Kreme Tuesdays” car meet at the Burbank Empire Center this week. It is...

Op-Ed: Using recycled water has its benefits

California continues to face unprecedented drought conditions, despite the very small amount of rainfall we recently received. The Burbank City Council unanimously and wisely enacted Stage III of the Sustainable Water Use Ordinance in response to this emergency. This, in part, means that outdoor...

Letter: Help new graduates register to vote

It’s that time of year again. Graduations are happening, and students are now preparing to embark on the next stage of their lives. Whether going on to school or entering the workforce or the military, this is a big moment in a young person’s life. As the celebrations begin, consider...

Letter: For quicker showers, toss the body wash

OK, so we have to take five-minute showers. We have to have low-flow shower heads. Well, now is the time for people to stop using body washes or have companies change their formulas. It is very difficult and time-consuming to try to rinse off these oily, skin-coating formulas. There are so many...

Letter: Proud of Burroughs' winning production

On Monday evening, June 1, the Nederlander Organization and the Hollywood Pantages Theatre presented the fourth annual Jerry Herman Awards, a celebration of the achievement and excellence in high school musical theater. The Jerry Herman award is the most prestigious award a high school musical can...

Letter: A billion in savings is achievable

Letter: A billion in savings is achievable

The governor’s mandate for Burbank to reduce water use by a billion gallons by February 2016 is a mind-boggling amount, but achievable.

Letter: Keep an eye out for hungry coyotes

Every early morning when I go out to get my newspaper I see a coyote or two running down the sidewalk hunting, no doubt, for a small dog or cat to eat. I’m sure the problem has become so ongoing that most Burbankers are aware of the coyotes and would never leave a small child or baby in...

Letter: Lesson learned at council meeting

Re: “City manager adds own money to aid nonprofits,” May 16. The stunning pedagogical leadership example shown and on-the-job training given by Burbank...

Letter: Advisory council welcomes guests

The Advisory Council on Disabilities is meeting this Thursday, May 28, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Community Service Building, room 104.

Letter: The rules are the rules in the military

Letter: The rules are the rules in the military

I was a bit amused after reading about the 17-year-old senior who was upset that she would not be allowed to wear her U.S. Air Force sash to graduation.

Letter: The conservation cuts don't add up

In Saturday’s Leader, Mayor Bob Frutos finally gave Burbank residents a concrete number as to how much our water allocation will be reduced in the coming months.

Letter: Dangerous driving seems all the rage

Since moving to Burbank my family and I have enjoyed many things about the city. One phenomenon we find very aggravating, though, is the unfortunate preponderance of drivers who speed excessively and aggressively through completely residential areas.

Letter: Nothing wrong with having nice parks

I just read Larry Debord's letter to the editor where he said some rather nasty things about the city of Burbank not taking care of our streets and spending too much money on our local public parks.

Letter: Amenities are up to date and accessible

Writer Claude Soderstrom expresses an opinion that does not agree with the vast majority of Bob Hope Airport patrons, who consistently rate the airport high for convenience and ease of use.

Letter: Ice can be nice, but less can be nicer

The city of Burbank needs to conserve one billion gallons of water. We can do it, even if it’s just one ice cube at a time.

Letter: Using 'gray water' and other ideas

Re: "City aims to further reduce water usage,” May 16. Perhaps the city could create a program to recognize or reward those who are making efforts to conserve water.

Letter: Bob Hope Airport isn't user friendly

The operators of the Bob Hope Airport appear to be running the airport into the ground.

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