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Burbank officials to deliberate “highly inappropriate” comments

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The City Council on Tuesday is scheduled to hear a proposal to possibly oust two civil service commissioners for “highly inappropriate” comments made when they twice blocked the temporary promotion of a police lieutenant.

Mayor Gary Bric on Dec. 15 elected to delay discussion on Councilman Dave Golonski’s proposal until the full council could deliberate. Vice Mayor Anja Reinke was absent.

The Civil Service Board twice denied extending the temporary advancement of Lt. Armen Dermenjian to the post of acting captain, arguing that a city employee named in an FBI probe into excessive-force allegations should not be trusted with additional responsibility.

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Written by Christopher Cadelago

January 2, 2010 at 8:00 am

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2010 Burbank Holiday Calendar

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Friday: New Year’s Day

Jan. 18: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Feb. 15: Presidents’ Day

May 31: Memorial Day

July 5: Independence Day (observed)

Sept 6: Labor Day

Nov. 11: Veterans Day

Nov. 25: Thanksgiving Day

Nov. 26: Day after Thanksgiving

Dec. 24, 2010  Christmas Day (observed)

Written by Christopher Cadelago

December 31, 2009 at 8:14 am

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Slot open on Art in Public Places Board

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City of Burbank

 

Burbank officials are accepting applications through Jan. 22  for a vacancy on the Art in Public Places Board. 

Those interested in applying can find the form here or pick up an application in the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall, 275 E. Olive Ave.

For more information on this specific vacancy, click here.

The appointment will be made Feb. 2 by the City Council. All city commissioners serve without compensation and must be Burbank residents. The rules stipulate that no person is allowed to serve on more than one board, commission, committee or task force at the same time.

Written by Christopher Cadelago

December 22, 2009 at 12:14 pm

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Providence St. Joseph adds self to exposure list

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From the Burbank Leader:

MEDIA DISTRICT — Thirty-four stroke patients were overexposed to radiation during CT scans at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, officials said Monday.

The hospital notified federal heath regulators last week of the radiation cases, becoming the third hospital in Los Angeles County under investigation for problems with CT brain perfusion scans, most often used to diagnose strokes, said spokeswoman Karen Riley, spokeswoman for the Food and Drug Administration.

After the FDA released its initial report, Providence St. Joseph Medical Center reviewed its protocols for all CT perfusion studies, said Patricia Aidem, spokeswoman for Providence St. Joseph Medical Center.

“We are working with the manufacturer to ensure that proper dosages were administered,” she said. “As I said, there have been no adverse reactions reported to date [due to unnecessary exposure.]”

For more of this story read here.

Written by Christopher Cadelago

December 8, 2009 at 5:03 pm

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Burbank services shift to holiday schedule

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City offices, libraries and recreation facilities will close Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving, officials said.

There will also be no street sweeping on those days, and the recycle center’s public buy-back and drop-off will close Thursday.

Trash collection will continue as usual Thursday and Friday.

Libraries and recreation facilities will open at their regular hours starting Saturday, and all city offices will reopen for business Monday.

Written by Christopher Cadelago

November 24, 2009 at 9:19 am

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City unvails stimulus newsletter (!!!)

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Burbank officials last week released their first edition of the “City of Burbank ARRA Stimulus Funding Newsletter!” (Exclamation point not mine.)

The purpose of the monthly newsletter is to provide updates on stimulus funding, including information on awards and projects, potential funding opportunities, updates, and more! (Another exclamation point. Not mine.)

Stories in the two-page newsletter include “Burbank Water and Power awarded $20 million for Smart Grid,” “Justice Assistance Grant for Burbank Police Dept.,” “Community Development Block Grant Funds Computer Lab and Part-time Jobs” and “Burbank Water and Power gets over $1 million for Solar PV Carport.”

For more information, or to read the newsletter, click here.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Written by Christopher Cadelago

November 18, 2009 at 4:32 pm

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City could restrict RV parking

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From the Burbank Leader:

CITY HALL — Life as an RV is about to get tougher.

After four years of protests from residents over their cumbersome presence on neighborhood streets, the city is poised to enact tough new restrictions that would bar any RV from parking on city streets without a permit.

The ban would allow for few exceptions, mostly for mechanical problems, and represent a major development in the drawn out tussle between residents and owners of recreational vehicles.

More than 250 complaints have poured into the Police Department regarding large vehicles parked for extended periods of time on public streets, blocking driveways and views. Complaints reached a crescendo when one man approached the City Council and threatened to rent an RV and park in it in front of each of their homes for a week to demonstrate the problem.

“The ordinance before you is a four-year journey,” said Ken Johnson, the city’s traffic engineer. “And I say journey because we had starts and stops and twists and turns.”

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Written by Christopher Cadelago

November 3, 2009 at 5:08 pm

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