myBurbank Talks

The Week That Was and That Will Be - September 4

September 05, 2023 Craig Sherwood, Craig Durling, Ross Benson Season 1 Episode 51
myBurbank Talks
The Week That Was and That Will Be - September 4
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Dermatologists, sunscreen, and reminiscing about the glorious days of coaching under the sun - a unique mix of nostalgia and skin cancer awareness, as brought to us by our very own Craig. 

This episode of the podcast started on a heartfelt note, acknowledging all the hard-working union folks this Labor Day and remembering the legendary Jimmy Buffett. The importance of skincare and protection from the sun was underscored with a reminder of Craig's experiences and procedures. 

Transitioning from Craig's sun-drenched memories, the podcast then dived into the heart of Burbank's controversies. The recent decision of Burbank to partner with a relatively unknown nonprofit instead of the established Family Services Agency, was thoroughly dissected. 

The possible implications for the unhoused folks it aims to support and the inconsistency in the Burbank Police Department's approach in using a BOLO were topics of intense discussion. 

Keeping the conversation dynamic and varied, the episode also delved into fascinating topics such as the super blue moon and neighborhood security. Full moons, their names, and schedules were explored, along with the selection process for hurricane names. These conversations added a touch of astronomical intrigue to the episode. 

The controversy surrounding the Burbank Pride event formed a major part of the discussion. The conflict between the Burbank Pride organization and the Magnolia Park merchants was examined. The refusal of the merchants to be paid for the previous year's event, the removal of the president of Burbank Pride from the Merchant Association, and the overall discontent of the merchants were touched upon. 

This episode wasn't all about disputes and controversies. It also brought the listeners the inside scoop from Burbank High School's 150th birthday celebration. The dedication of the plaque for Coach Callum, the history of the school, and the many generations of families that have attended Burbank High were all covered. The appointment of the new Fire Chief, Danny Alvarez, who earned the title after spending 25 years in the city, was also highlighted. 

Rounding up the episode, the discussion moved to the importance of properly disposing of hazardous waste. The upcoming Household Hazardous Waste Roundup at the Burbank Fire Training Center and the accepted items were mentioned. Lastly, the issues on Forest Lawn Drive, the increasing number of dilapidated RVs, and the problems they pose were brought to the forefront. 

Overall, this episode was packed with discussions on a diverse range of topics. It not only revisited the sun-soaked past of Craig but also scrutinized the present quandaries of Burbank. This mix of nostalgia and current affairs is sure to provide the listeners with a well-rounded perspective on the discussed topics.

Speaker 1:

from deep in the Burbank Media District. It's time for another edition of my Burbank Talks, presented by the staff of my Burbank. Now let's see what's on today's agenda as we join our program.

Speaker 2:

Hello everybody. Craig Sherwood here Once again. We got you live on Twitter and YouTube, we think, hopefully. So if you're turning it live, we appreciate that and we're here along with Craig Dirling and, of course, the infamous Ross Benson.

Speaker 3:

Well, good morning, good afternoon. Wilbur, that's what it sounded like the week. That was, the week that we were home.

Speaker 2:

Oh, my Hello.

Speaker 3:

I'm Mr Red. There you go. No, no, no, no, I'm Ross.

Speaker 1:

Twas and.

Speaker 3:

Twilby.

Speaker 2:

Well Wilbur was somewhere.

Speaker 3:

The week that was the week that will be for September 4th. Even though today is September 4th, I don't even know anymore, is it?

Speaker 1:

This show has been so messed up, what day it actually is.

Speaker 2:

We're actually we're laboring on Labor Day 2, which is always a yeah. I put a little tweet out there saying you know all the union people, especially union people for writers and the actors, and somebody goes. Well, other people work too. It's like I know, but you know, I'm just trying to give them a little love on.

Speaker 1:

And they'd be working if they could. They'd be working if they absolutely.

Speaker 3:

Would you know? Listen to some of the guys. There was parades down in Wilmington, I think it was yeah, many places, many places.

Speaker 2:

But if you're unique Not a roommate, you know, but if you look on our parades every day in front of the studios.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, right, no, there were several of our local politicians involved in parades around, not in Burbank, but I saw Nikki. I saw Nick Schultz at the big union when in Wilmington or they were on Facebook or something social media and it kind of got me. But you listen to the union presidents, you used to be a union when you worked at a market, you know, and many years ago the CVS or Save On Drugs. They wanted us to go union and we refused to and went into a court battle and we didn't have to. We got the same pay, but they were talking, you know, people buy houses, people get paid good salaries. Unions are a big thing. So today we thank them all.

Speaker 2:

Absolutely, and the people who also worked on Labor Day too. We appreciate your sacrifice. I hope you get some holiday pay for doing it.

Speaker 1:

And I do. I'm not nothing special, but if I go into a store or restaurant on Labor Day, I always make it a point to thank them for working that day, and if they're working on any other holiday I'll thank them for doing it. But on Labor Day this weekend, above all else, our IP to Jimmy Buffett Parrot Heads Unite spins up everybody. But I worked with Jimmy 30 years ago almost to the day that he passed away on his 93 tour, and it's ironic that he passed away on Labor Day weekend Because one of his most popular songs come Monday it was the Labor Day weekend song.

Speaker 2:

Was he unhealthy or did?

Speaker 1:

just he was a skin cancer.

Speaker 2:

Oh oh. Something I know very well.

Speaker 1:

thank you Well we all do, especially us fair-skinned, you know, politically challenged types. But I was a huge fan, for he was one of the few artists who in my lifetime I have worked with, had the honor of working with and paid to see, perform many times. I think I saw him 10 times live but some great memories working with him back in 93.

Speaker 2:

His fan base was, amazingly, oil. Oh, you know, it's kind of like the Dead Heads and all that. He had a very-.

Speaker 1:

Parrot Heads.

Speaker 2:

But the Dead Heads were grateful dead. They were very loyal following like they did.

Speaker 1:

Absolutely, you know-, but he was also I mean, the less important part is he died a billionaire because he was such a great businessman.

Speaker 2:

Oh, you had to kill it.

Speaker 1:

He had an empire he built off of basically Margaritaville, the song. He had hotels and cruise ships and restaurants and all the licensing. So kudos to him and he lived the life he sang. Yeah, he was, you know, he was the real deal.

Speaker 3:

So well he missed. You know it's a good reminder. You know skin cancer. If you're fair skin like you, I'm seeing my. I got some spots higher on the side of my head. You know that I've felt come up the last couple weeks. Oh you've had some procedures done.

Speaker 1:

Well.

Speaker 3:

I've had 50 spots taken off my head being bald. My doctor says you don't go outside day, night or anytime without your head covered. But Thursday I got to go see my dermatologist. She now has changed it from every six months was every three months, now it's every 45 days. That's how quick. And she says we got to stay on top of it. You know they freeze this stuff and I'll go in there. She'll probably freeze 20 or 30 spots. Craig, sure wouldn't. I go to the same dermatologist and she's great what she does, but folks, it's not, you know.

Speaker 2:

The surgeon she sent me to took a whole chunk out of my neck five months ago. Just healing that last appointment next week.

Speaker 1:

Sunscreen and shade people. Sunscreen and shade.

Speaker 2:

When I first started coaching, I coached 40 years out in the sun, all day, every day, and the first 20 years, you know, sunscreen was going to tan. It wasn't to protect you. So the last 20 years, yeah, I used it.

Speaker 1:

And I grew up I was never a fan of sunscreen and all that. I was getting your eyes and stuff. But it catches up with you. Later Years of you know, and I worked my career. I was out in the field all the time, out in the California sun.

Speaker 3:

Well, growing up we had a pool for every summer. It was put on you know oil and lay out in the sun, jump in the pool and this is the results of it. Yeah, hey, for later.

Speaker 2:

Should we get on with the week that was before it becomes the week that?

Speaker 1:

was Tuesday August 29th.

Speaker 2:

OK, well, the city of Burbank Council meeting. I'm sorry, I'm sorry, not a council meeting. The council was dark. They were down dark for a couple of weeks. But the city of Burbank announced their partnership with Believe in Big Change, which is a Burbank nonprofit which I've never heard of, and they're working together to transition unhoused individuals, as part of the city's emergency housing voucher or permanent supportive housing program, in a safe, stable living conditions. And when I looked it up, it is an agency that really only is for women. It didn't release and say that, but their website says we deal with women all the time. So I'm not sure if it's an unhoused man, if they're going to still be. But my thing is this is that we already had the family service agency and I think they're doing the same thing with a proven record. We all know who they are. Ross, you had some thoughts on this, don't you?

Speaker 3:

Yeah, I know family service agency real well and Gloria Baik over there and they do. They have people don't know it. There are houses that they have spotted around town. If they need to rescue somebody, if you're in a domestic violence situation. They need to stay out they can put you up and get you into a safe zone and work with you. So you're correct, burbank already has, so here's another agency.

Speaker 2:

I've never heard of them.

Speaker 3:

Right.

Speaker 2:

Why are we not funneling the money into family services? You have a proven record and has facilities already in place. Why do we have it where we bring in a new company? What can they provide? The family service agency cannot provide.

Speaker 3:

Well, nothing, I mean they're, they're looking for the same thing, but what gives us a unhoused individuals?

Speaker 1:

Maybe it's not related to family issues, things like that. It's transients.

Speaker 2:

The same with family service. They'll do that they don't. There's no resume that you have to check that says I have a family.

Speaker 1:

It's what got me was maybe we need to look into this one.

Speaker 3:

I looked at the press release. I believe it said they've been around for five years Family service agency. Next month we're going to be covering their Gala, gala, gala, gala, gala and they've been around for 70 years. Gallica In the city 70 years.

Speaker 2:

Yeah.

Speaker 3:

They got a good track record yeah.

Speaker 2:

And we do supply.

Speaker 1:

They are part of our community block grant funds and everything else, and when you said you have not heard of the B I B C before this nonprofit.

Speaker 3:

Never heard of them, never heard of them, but the city's going to start giving them money to.

Speaker 2:

And that's money that the family service agency could probably use. Oh and they're sorry. I don't understand why we're. Are we paying them against each other? So you know it doesn't make sense to me to put a reporter on that. Let's move on to Wednesday. We had a, so evidently which I find interesting, we're in police put out a week before a, a Bolo beyond the lookout for.

Speaker 3:

You do, do, do.

Speaker 2:

They put out a Bolo. That was a way to second hold them For two individuals. A Bolo, bolo, bolo, bolo Bolo Bolo before. Oh, do you know what? Ncis?

Speaker 3:

No, I don't. I'm sorry.

Speaker 1:

Does that mean? Well, it's a real thing, all point.

Speaker 3:

Oh, beyond the lookout, beyond the lookout. Okay, thank you.

Speaker 2:

Um anyhow, they put one out last week for two individuals. They committed some crimes back in February and March, Not not recently February and March, remembering what I did last week. And for the amazing thing was they actually included pictures, so we put them on our side and everything else, and then the next week we got a release saying, hey, they arrested the two individuals. That was last week, so that means they're probably already out in this out of jail. This week I got a question.

Speaker 1:

Yes, Ross.

Speaker 3:

They put out pictures when we want pictures of suspects. We can't get them. You can't get them. I don't understand here. And if I recall reading in the press release that went out, they even thanked the public for their help and their contributing to catching these two people. Doesn't that get you?

Speaker 2:

Isn't a picture worth a thousand words?

Speaker 1:

I think I've been told that for most of the old West they used to put up all the wanted for this or that Post office.

Speaker 2:

I think there's still the post office. I think they still have a wanted section in the post office.

Speaker 1:

Is the post office still exist?

Speaker 2:

Well right.

Speaker 1:

But crowdsourcing this to the public. It's better to have 100,000 sets of eyes out there Now with the Burring Police Department County going off the radar.

Speaker 2:

We're going to maybe start doing freedom of information acts for arrest now and try to get mug shots.

Speaker 1:

But that's post arrest. But if they're looking for somebody like the guy at Barnes, noble or whatever, it would help to put what you do have out there, because you have the public out there as additional sets of eyes that can provide information, like apparently in this case.

Speaker 2:

That was actually strange, because Burbank sitting out with anybody were. It's still an investigation. We're trying to find more individuals who may, but they never included a photo. And I'm going why wouldn't you include the photo of the guy you're looking for?

Speaker 3:

Well, what got me on that one?

Speaker 2:

but that's all you know. Glenda did all work on that.

Speaker 3:

Burbank. Why did Burbank say we have nothing else to say and that is kind of end of what we're putting out.

Speaker 2:

They've never said a word since and they've never arrested the guy in Burbank for what he did in Burbank.

Speaker 3:

So he was in Burbank. I've talked to people that have said they've seen him Because he had very distinguishable yes ears and how he. You know his appearance and why wouldn't you put?

Speaker 1:

that out in the town. This is the Barnes and Noble. Yeah, okay, the sniffer, the sniffer.

Speaker 3:

You know. So it just kind of gets me how they they make the rules and how they do it.

Speaker 2:

It's yeah, I just found that a little bit interesting. Is that a?

Speaker 1:

question Is that a question that can be posed to them to See what their thought is behind that?

Speaker 3:

Reasoning is we're probably gonna hear what we. We don't want to contaminate the investigation.

Speaker 1:

Okay, but that. But if that's their official line, then you get their official line right now that you're.

Speaker 2:

You know, we're just asking the question was before was we have no further information we're gonna share with this?

Speaker 3:

right, I mean so. We're. You know, it's nice to see that these two people got Got caught. Yes, Good job on that. The only reason I'm laughing I I can picture that Johnny Carson um the little Skit that he did with jack web, the clap, clap, clap, clap, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. And I have no idea what you're talking about.

Speaker 1:

Oh you, know it's been all the all the best of the highlights, all the the tonight show. It's Johnny Clara Copper and her copper clappers copter, copper clappers. If I find them, you know what I'll do, what I'll clobber them.

Speaker 2:

Well, it's on. Johnny Carson must have been funny.

Speaker 1:

You gotta look up the Johnny Carson highlights.

Speaker 2:

It was usually in that was jack web on Johnny Carson when they did that.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, they did it together. They did it together.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, but I'm glad to see these two guys, these two people I think it was male and a female- yeah, that appeared book them, dano, they're probably out already. They're gotta be out by now. You know, but yeah, but it also we're you know what it does.

Speaker 2:

That's what a colonel does. He's smart nowadays. He doesn't say you know, not guilty, and they put him in jail. In verbale, they just say okay, guilty, okay, fine, it's sentenced to a year. Okay, they go to jail for three days. Okay.

Speaker 1:

A lot of them are cited out.

Speaker 2:

They're given court dates down the road and they're cited out on their own Sniffer guy was sentenced to 60 days and let right out, because he was handed over to county for incarceration. And they released him because of overcrowding one day. So yeah, you're pretty guilty. You're gonna be out of the system a lot faster than if you actually plead not guilty. I have to go through a trial, you know this.

Speaker 3:

This brings up a great point for women. A good friend of ours I won't mention the name, I read online at Costco in Sun Valley, they broad daylight. Guys stole their purse, all of her ID. A lot of people made comment about it. She, you're really a victim, you know, and it's happening every day. Women don't realize they put their purse in their cart, right, they get distracted. Reading the ingredients is something. Yeah, somebody walks pine.

Speaker 1:

That's all it takes. Turn your back for two seconds and a lot of times they're left open because you have your phone, you have your wallet, your shopping list and that and those somebody has to do is reach in and grab those people are only there for that reason.

Speaker 2:

They're not there to buy a buy a ham. They're there only there to steal. You know, that's it.

Speaker 3:

Was that a kosher joke? A ham?

Speaker 2:

a ham.

Speaker 3:

Well, actually our prime we had prime room design was any amazing, but it reminds women I don't care how old you are, teach your daughters. You know your wallet, mine goes in my front right pocket and they have victims, people even. They distract you and that's what those were.

Speaker 1:

They were distraction if I recall you, just you can't, none of us can afford to be oblivious to our environments anymore. You have to be alert, you have to be aware of your surroundings, who's around, and it's, it's, it's. It's not as easy as it used to be just to go through your day.

Speaker 3:

Well, a couple weeks. So we happy you're getting gas, you take your keys out of your car. You're getting gas. Lock your doors. Don't leave your purse sitting on your passenger seat sitting wide open, because there's a guy On the other side.

Speaker 1:

your back is to the car, looking, watching the pump, and this is happening behind you, on the other side of your car, and you don't even realize it, absolutely, even here in burbank folks, it's happening.

Speaker 3:

We don't hear it Because we can't hear burbank police anymore. They don't report out every time it happens, but a lot of them are just considered thefts.

Speaker 1:

They're not notable crimes. Because, if you, I've worked for a few police departments in my life, and there were some that were in very, very quiet Little cities, and every time something happened, a purse was taken from an unlocked car in front of their house. Oh, but nothing ever happens. Here. It's so safe, not true? There are no walls up around these cities, no, no fences, no, nothing but. But also now, we'll never know and because it's it came so prominent it, at least at the time we were dealing with this, it when something was stolen out of a vehicle, a parked, unoccupied vehicle, we had asked the question Was it locked or unlocked? If it was locked and they broke in by force somehow, okay, then it's a auto burglary. If the car was unlocked or the window was open, it's just a theft.

Speaker 3:

But I also did you notice this week? On a lot of social media you're talking how san francisco has become the oh shithole of california. But no offense, it's happening here. They're busting windows. If you leave anything of value in your car, you got it coming. That's what trunks are for, but I they're breaking these car windows.

Speaker 1:

And there's no account, there's no punishment, there's no, no fear of retribution or punishment if anybody Resists they get in trouble now.

Speaker 2:

He used to be the DF in san francisco, right, what's that? Who used to be the DA up in san francisco?

Speaker 1:

who used to be the mayor of san francisco.

Speaker 2:

The mayor? I don't know, but well, he's garscotty. What was the nuisome? Oh was he.

Speaker 1:

yeah, there we go, yeah he ran that into the ground. He's running california into the ground and now he wants to run the country into the ground. But I digress because it's not a political show.

Speaker 3:

Well, you know it's. It's just like we say your opinion matters.

Speaker 2:

Here in burbank it's happening to no one but me.

Speaker 3:

It's happening. These, these, these low lives are coming into town and taking advantage of us, and the only way we can protect it is well, I Advice we go look at our arrest reports on our website.

Speaker 2:

That's something that the police have to provide us by law. They can't stop doing that and If you look at the arrest reports, I would say 80 percent or higher or higher.

Speaker 1:

Do not live in burbank right All right, but they're all their crimes of opportunity. Yes and if you open, keep that door open. Literally and figuratively, they, whether otherwise only being wouldn't be a crime because we all feel safe from burbank.

Speaker 2:

It's easy picking, sir.

Speaker 1:

You can't you just, we just can't anymore.

Speaker 2:

It's hard to say, hopefully, listen, listen and get a little education yeah, anything can happen anywhere now.

Speaker 3:

It'll even happen under a blue moon. Oh Wait, that was the second way.

Speaker 1:

That was a nice try.

Speaker 3:

He didn't pick up on that he's. I thought that was in my show notes that I was supposed to Roll right into that one.

Speaker 1:

That was that was I picked up on.

Speaker 2:

It was nicely done but we had a nice blue moon on a on wednesday and and uh, tell us all about why it's really not a blue moon, but what it really is, although I think everybody's already talked to the death as it is.

Speaker 1:

Have they.

Speaker 2:

Have they because I I saw I was going to get an explanation about 10 times now, but I watch all the news channels.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, but a lot of people looked up into the sky and said it doesn't look blue to me was a full, it was big and it was full wait, but it was a super blue moon you live closer to it. Uh well, I stood up, oh, so I was a little closer to it. But, um, yeah, no, but I looked into a little bit, for it's a nasa. For the official explanation, what makes it a super moon, what makes it a blue moon and a blue moon is, has nothing to do with the color. It's the same color, it was always been. But it can appear brighter because the super part is that it is closer to earth than normal because of it's orbital pattern, which is kind of egg shaped, oval shaped, and there's times when it's closer to us than it isn't in the rest of the year. So it appears bigger and, as a result, brighter. But the blue part Is correct me if I'm wrong Is if, if a full moon appears twice in one month.

Speaker 2:

Why is it the same?

Speaker 1:

it's known as a blue. A blue moon. It was here august 1st or 2nd at first it was the first, so it was the first and 30th and did I hear that this is a first or they'll? It's not going to happen until 2037, 2037, but it's predictable because and I even looked up all the the full moon schedule for the 2023 Right, and what I didn't know is there's a full moon. Well, I guess I knew there's a full moon every month Because of that pattern, but every full moon appears to have a name. I didn't know that yeah, you might have run through them just for the heck of it.

Speaker 2:

They're short, they're not long names called George.

Speaker 1:

Well, from starting in january, it's the wolf moon, the snow moon, the worm moon, worm moon, pink moon, flower moon, starberry moon, book moon, sturgeon moon, blue moon, august 30th, right Harvest moon, which is september, right fall the neil young song harvest moon, hunter's moon, beaver moon and finally, old moon.

Speaker 2:

Okay, that's, that'll be december 26, the last full moon of the year.

Speaker 1:

I wonder how they happen to be. If you look there, august 1st was the sturgeon moon. August 30th was the blue moon.

Speaker 2:

I want to come up with the names I know in hurricanes every year they start with the letter a it's first hurricane or the first tropical storm, and a. The second one is a b name. Cd goes right down the and usually get about uh, z or something they'd already never get to z too often.

Speaker 1:

Well, what happens if they have to go all the way around?

Speaker 2:

now. Now we're going into, I think, numbers or no, they don't go back to names again, they go back to, they go to some other the like double letters or something.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, forget, it has happened, but yeah, it's rare, so yeah, but that was it. So, if you looked up, it was cool, it was. Uh, I tweeted out a picture I took a bit, just gonna ask you to shoot a picture. I did out out in the street in front of my place. Now, if you looked up with your eye or your phone, it was just a bright white orb, but I used some fancy equipment and got a pretty good close-up shot of it, detailed. I think you can see footprints um, maybe not arms from buzz and neal up there, I don't know.

Speaker 2:

I know, I know in full moon you get a Um okay, sorry, everybody that's listening to this with earbuds out there doghouse.

Speaker 1:

Maybe you won't do that one again.

Speaker 2:

Oh, yes, I will.

Speaker 1:

You know we will, you know we will, but that was a blue moon, uh, and you can uh wait until 20, 27, 20, 37, sorry, uh, if we all make it that far, and uh and wait for the next one, but don't expect it to be blue, okay, unless it's sad.

Speaker 2:

Let's move on here now but we're gonna question now.

Speaker 3:

I got a quick question why do and I I think I have heard the reason hospitals are busier, police departments are busier on a full moon. On a full moon, and I was once told, if you look at major events Gfk getting assassinated the day of a full moon, major things and somebody told me, your body is water, water, the pressure, the water pressure rises, oceans rise. During a full moon, does the same thing With the body and people go a little more berserk, and that's why hospitals hate full moon Really.

Speaker 1:

If anybody out there knows the scientific uh response to that, email us.

Speaker 2:

Well, let's be one of thursday without a phone behind here. Interesting email we got on thursday. A survey came out by an organization called Uprise Burbank, which is a one of these cloak and dagger behind the scenes, you know organization trying to rile up the masses. Uh yeah, they have a website called clear burbank and they wanted to text a yes or no vote About allowing the closure of a two block section, magnolia, between avon. Magnolia for family pride in the park event. Now, my, my take is number one don't don't text your number To anybody, because once they get your text, you're gonna get all kinds of stuff like that. Um, there's a survey asked for, but I want you to text, use your phone and text a number to them. So I'm sure the way I'm tracing that.

Speaker 1:

Yes or no to allow the closure.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, so here's my thing. So number one and this is this is we're gonna be a while on this, it's a multi-part thing here. Number one If an organization comes in and they do a permit and they pay for what needs to be paid for, it's not up to the city can't say yes or no. They can't say we don't like your agenda, we don't like your position. They can't. If you follow all the rules, they have to then allow it, unless, of course, it's something that it might endanger the public safety. I'm pretty sure about that, correct? It sounds right, sure, okay, so If you, everybody says no, they're still gonna have it. That you, I know, vote on whatever this is is not gonna stop it. But number two here. But here's what my thing is. Number one you know, in russia I let you get into this, but I remember they had this event last year and you, being a member of the merchants association, I remember they didn't pay your bill last year to you. You guys. They approach number number two. Let me finish number two here. What do the merchants think about closing down two blocks of magnolia On a given night, where they lose their parking and everything else to a tune event Like this? So what's, what's thought processes? So go, go ahead and, uh, give us your thoughts.

Speaker 3:

Well, a year ago, um pride I think it was called pride burbank or pride something approached magnolia park merchants and said we will give you $5,000 If you will co-sponsor, because we Magnolia Park merchants used to do the food truck event.

Speaker 2:

And still do the food truck events.

Speaker 3:

Well, they do it's back and they wanted to do it. We had stopped because of COVID. So we had and one of our council members was the force behind them coming to Magnolia Park and asking, saying we'll give you funds, we'll pay for the police, we'll pay for all these things, whatever's left over, we'll give to Magnolia Park. Well, the treasure at the time of Magnolia Park merchants was also in the Pride Organization. He was a regular member, not a board member. Since then we've never gotten the money. Magnolia Park merchants have never been given the money from last year's event.

Speaker 2:

If you ask the treasure, what did she say?

Speaker 3:

We have. Well, she's now the president of Burbank Pride who all the paperwork that has been put in for this new event.

Speaker 2:

So she's not in the Merchant Association anymore.

Speaker 3:

No, she is no longer. We felt that was a conflict of interest. So she's no longer and she doesn't live in Burbank. She used to have a business in Burbank. She doesn't anymore.

Speaker 2:

So why does she want to have it in Burbank? If she doesn't live here and doesn't have a business here, why does she want it to have it in Burbank?

Speaker 3:

Well, she wants to bring it. Last year it was in the Yumi parking lot. They approached them and it was a community event. I attended it. But what raised a lot of problem or question is and it brought in the Tin Horn.

Speaker 2:

Flats Crowd.

Speaker 3:

That's what I call them Right.

Speaker 2:

The Tin Horn Flats Crowd from Kanoga Park, everywhere else. They all came in.

Speaker 3:

Riverside, not Kanoga Riverside.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, some came from the West Valley too, and they come in and disrupt. Oh, yeah, that's why that's all I want to do is disrupt.

Speaker 1:

Because of the LGBT connection or the closing of Magnolia, but there were people that were inside the parking lot.

Speaker 3:

They had a stage, they had some dressers, People cross dressed. What do you call them? Sure, it's Pride, Right, Drag Queens, Drag Queens. And some people didn't feel that was proper for Burbank kids to see. It was on private property. The event went off quite well. It was well attended. Don't bring your kids in Don't take your kids. Okay, but people were offended by the protesters yelling stuff across the street and it brought out quite a few police this year we just found out last week when it is and they're closing down.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, this time they're closing down blocks, not just having them.

Speaker 3:

From Hollywood Way from Avon to California.

Speaker 2:

But this time they're closing the street down, which last time they just had it in a Umi parking lot.

Speaker 3:

So this would be a lot bigger event then, with a lot more bells and whistles, I happen to get to see the permit that they put in, not only closing the street, which is a very, very expensive venture, they're bringing in porta-potties, they're bringing in a lot of. Barricades water barricades the stuff they need. No water's out of the picture now anymore, but what gets us is where's our money from last year? We've made the request. Their president is ignoring our phone calls and our emails, and how can the city allow them? Well, I'm just gonna pay for all this.

Speaker 2:

Yeah well, forget the city. How can the city allow it? My thing is, if you're gonna close down two blocks of the city, you should consult what the business is first saying is this okay with you? Because if you could consult 20 businesses and all 20 say, no, this is against, and you're paying the city business tax to be in business. And now the city is saying, well, you can't have access to your store on this day, yeah, I just. And there's a lot more to it. I think that I know when I was, when I coached the boroughs and people wanna come use our field. One thing that they did well was they always came to me and said, hey, so-and-so organization wants to use your field on this day. Is it okay? And I would either say yes or no. And if I said no, then that was it. They couldn't use the field. But if I said yes and because the money at the school would make the money on a film shoot or whatever it's gonna be fine. But of course baseball would never see a penny of that. But I just think the merchants should be part of the equation on this, because they're the ones who are affected financially by this.

Speaker 3:

Well, the Board Magnolia Park Merchants Board because of the negativity that we received after the event last year we got many threatening phone calls from businesses and residents thinking that we were so group behind it we decided we're not backing it or endorsing it. We're staying out of it. This year. We'd like to get our money that they promised us. Good luck, and what gets me about it? A city council member. We've written to her and you know Well who was it.

Speaker 2:

Who don't just say who yeah, tamela.

Speaker 3:

Tamela was the one that brought it to us and what you know, this event it's from 12 to six, so it's not a nighttime thing, it's on a Saturday.

Speaker 2:

Well, it's 12 to six. They gotta close the streets down. What nine or 10 am or something? I mean they don't close it down when it starts.

Speaker 3:

Well, right, probably. But the merchants in that small area, were they consulted? I don't think so. We would have heard that from. We have members in the Magnolia Park, merchants that are all along there. It doesn't close those businesses down.

Speaker 2:

No, but how can you drive there to go do business with?

Speaker 3:

them Access to it. Right, it makes it a challenge, you know, but it's unfortunate. Again, like I say, I looked at their closed down.

Speaker 2:

We don't have a problem with the event. We just have a problem with where they're having it, how they're having it and their track record. In the past, well that's they had this event over at Johnny Carson Park with a great venue for it.

Speaker 1:

That would be a good venue for it. And if they're not meeting their end of the bargain, I can't that's not gonna, in all likelihood, have the association endorsing the next one.

Speaker 2:

Well, the reason they come back to you? Because they owed you $5,000,. They didn't wanna pay it, so they decided to go right straight to the city. Well that's we're just bypassing you guys now because we don't pay our bills. That's what gets me Over the city. You gotta pay in advance, don't you?

Speaker 3:

No, you do not.

Speaker 2:

That's the thing I wanna know we're gonna stay on this then, and we're gonna make sure if that bill gets paid or not, I wonder if the now I noticed on their map they say security, they have to have police out there. I can't believe you don't have to pay in advance. No, I mean, if you get a building, you gotta kind of permit, you gotta pay when you get it.

Speaker 3:

Well, you gotta permit. But that doesn't include the police department. Well, there should be a down payment saying you know-.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, like a good faith down payment for it.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, okay, if your vets would cost around $5,000, you gotta put down $2,500 in advance.

Speaker 3:

Yeah.

Speaker 1:

I mean or a bond. Do you have to have a bond?

Speaker 2:

I would think they'd have to have a Well, I'm having insurance. Insurance for that, a bond, yeah.

Speaker 3:

But it just. I have a feeling the city's gonna end up getting kinda like Magnolia Park merchants in the long run because the group is well I don't wanna say Well you said, the president does not live here.

Speaker 2:

It has no association to Burbank in any way. So if they just couldn't run, they don't have to come back. They have no reason to come back to Burbank then.

Speaker 3:

Very true.

Speaker 2:

You know, we're just gonna be, we're just a sucker.

Speaker 3:

So people should know if they are around town. Don't plan on-.

Speaker 2:

What date is?

Speaker 3:

it. It is the 23rd of this month, two weeks away.

Speaker 2:

So the 23rd is a good day not to plan on driving down Magnolia.

Speaker 1:

Well, unless you're attending the event, yeah, if you're attending the event, certainly go, but if you you can't drive all the way down the street, you'll have to stop it. If you frequent the area Right, expect stoppages. Yes, right.

Speaker 2:

Well, we're gonna stay on it and we're gonna find out. We're gonna see about payment. We're gonna check up on this in October and see if their bills are paid and see if their final bills are how much.

Speaker 3:

No, I totally agree. I know what Are they paying-.

Speaker 2:

It's very expensive to close this thing. Are they paying for the barricades?

Speaker 3:

You're not, I'm not.

Speaker 2:

No, no, no. Is this group paying for the barricades or does it contact them to the city?

Speaker 3:

No, it's directly to that company.

Speaker 1:

Okay.

Speaker 3:

Right like Holiday in the Park.

Speaker 2:

How are they companies that require money advanced for the barricades? Well, it's a lot to you know, but we will find out on the city because I guarantee you-.

Speaker 1:

There's a lot involved here. There's a lot of A lot of moving parts to this.

Speaker 2:

There's a lot of city. You know, as far as-.

Speaker 3:

Departments.

Speaker 2:

Departments and the police department. You know, and I gotta have to have I'm sure have four officers out there, probably Sergeant and-.

Speaker 1:

Oh, I get a lot of officers and learning from last year the likely to know that they have to have more.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, it's, the city does require some things. The trash people don't realize. Trash pickup, clean up after that. You know, when we put on an event, even our Friday nights, we pay quite a bit for people to clean up after us, and the trash People are, I'm sorry to say-.

Speaker 2:

Wait, wait. She used the last to leave because you walked up down the street, picked up trash the whole time Holiday in the Park.

Speaker 3:

The committee has stayed till three in the morning picking up every piece of paper on the Boulevard. You have to leave it the way you found it right.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, exactly Leave it better, more better.

Speaker 3:

More better, yeah, so we'll keep you up to date on that. It's-.

Speaker 2:

Yeah Well, let's move on back to Friday. Couple good events, couple positive things. Number one we had the basically the command change in the fire department, the changing of the chiefs, and you were there at the ceremony and I hear it was a very good, it was a very well attended ceremony with numerous other chiefs there to support our chiefs.

Speaker 3:

Oh, it was amazing to see. Chief Eric Garcia was the president of California Fire Chiefs Association and everybody not only recognized him and acknowledged him, but he just very loved everything he did. He was a shaker and a mover and he was on top of things. They were all there. La City Fire Chief was there, all the Virdugo Fire Chiefs were there. They gave him some nice awards. It was really, really nice. I got an award a couple months ago and I know I used my handkerchief quite a few times. Well, this ceremony the other day it was-. Well.

Speaker 2:

I saw there were a lot of tears. I saw Ashley's video on it, which we have on our YouTube channel right now.

Speaker 3:

Story will be up tomorrow.

Speaker 2:

Okay, I'll put the video onto the story once it's up.

Speaker 3:

Great. We need to get the pictures from the fire department. Even though I shot them, they're their pictures, so they're not Okay. The Burbank's are mine. But then they not only honored Eric Garcia with a lot of things, they then did change a command and change a command. It's a ceremony. Danny got part, he got sworn in First, got his badge pinned by his wife and got sworn in. So how it works is so. Burbank was never without a fire chief at any time.

Speaker 2:

It's like a ship. I mean the captain goes on and says, sir, I relieve you, and then Eric gets a sir, okay, I stand relieved Exactly. You know, and that's how a ship goes too. You know, there's never a moment there's-.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, somebody not in charge. Well, it was great to see there were some retired people there. I was just amazed by, you know, the attendance of not only the PD, burbank PD whole command staff was there, all every city department head was there. Justin spoke and I got to talk to Justin. I know people kind of were wondering and it was said, why did Chief Garcia leave retire? He had 30 years in, or almost 30 years, but Burbank has this little law.

Speaker 2:

The David Gordon law.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, where you cannot hire any relative. The nepotism law yeah, the nepotism law in the city, if you will ever be there. Commanders yeah, and his son, eric's son, got hired by water and power as an apprentice and someday might want to transfer to the fire department. But he has fire fighting skills. Yes, he does so. You can't if the chief is so. So he did it for his son, he did it for his son and Danny Alvarez was up for that position, so he has the education and everything he. It was between Eric Garcia and Danny Garcia, danny Alvarez. They placed Eric Garcia as fire chief and he did it for seven years and Danny has only been gone.

Speaker 2:

Nine months. I think, yeah, I think, santa Monica.

Speaker 3:

Nine months and they put in Mark Hatch as the deputy chief and then it was kind of the writing on the wall Danny wanted to come back to Burbank. This is where he spent 25 years. Chief Alvarez, chief Alvarez.

Speaker 1:

Did I say Well, the public won't know him as.

Speaker 3:

Danny, right, I'm sorry. You're right, chief Alvarez.

Speaker 2:

He has earned the title after all.

Speaker 3:

Oh that he has so and he works with the city team. I mean, he knows the city perfectly and so, as of Friday, Burbank has a new fire chief.

Speaker 1:

That's right Timing was right for everybody. It sounds like.

Speaker 3:

And they had a great, I'll tell you, Portos. There were more sweet cookies and tarts and cheese.

Speaker 1:

You know firemen are gonna eat well.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, yeah, so we do have a video tomorrow. We'll have the story up, okay, ashley, and we'll have some pictures with it.

Speaker 2:

Later that day, burbank high celebrated their 150th birthday. Burbank's busy. Now, I had some wings supposed to be there, but I guess he must have been Hanging out with the first lady because he has coven like she has coven now.

Speaker 3:

So, um, they got it together. Who was?

Speaker 2:

supposed to show. That's in Williams from happy day See now he's the Burbank highest famous graduate class of 67 besides Tim Burton, of course, but, um, I Name a whole a lot of very famous Burbank high people find out and time on it, but that's what it was supposed to be. There had coven had to bow out, but they had a nice event there. In fact, we have a video up right now. Rick Assad did a nice story on it. We have a video on our page Showing the event my Burbank comm main story featured story also on our YouTube page. So if you're watching this on YouTube, you can click over that when you're done listening to this. And then I still your listing is but You're a. You're a brave person.

Speaker 1:

Well, there probably won't be a lot of. Burbank High School 115 year anniversary videos up.

Speaker 3:

No, probably not they. They had the quad filled with the different years. They did make, they did nice, some nice presentations with people that have, besides the directors and the actors and the politicians and everybody else that has.

Speaker 1:

Gone to.

Speaker 3:

Burbank high.

Speaker 1:

Not to poopoo anything, but what was special about the 115th? Are they gonna do 120 and 125?

Speaker 2:

if you, if we watch the video, devon actually interviewed somebody who said that they found a lot of a lot of archives, memorabilia, and they said, wow, let's do this. They said, hey, no, burmese high. Three hundred and fifteen this year. What, why don't we do a thing this year? So we're 115.

Speaker 1:

So okay, so we can show all the things that we've found out.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, and they not only it was in, it was not only in the video of some of the things they found, but also some of the recipients. This last year we lost a very coach. It was very well liked, coach Callum, and they made a dedication. It's, it was a football game that night. They don't normally play at Burbank high. Tails whip to they, so they played at Burbank high. They had a car show going on they made, so there's a lot going on.

Speaker 1:

It happened to be a hundred and fifteenth anniversary, so let's, let's make it special, right, exactly, and they.

Speaker 3:

They did a really A plaque that's gonna go on the field for coach Callum. Oh great, they dedicated that and they call it Callum, trying to think the name he had, I don't know coach.

Speaker 2:

I have nothing to do. Burbank high, I don't know. I jeez with football or Burbank, I have no idea what you're. My Burbank, it's Burbank.

Speaker 3:

Well, we covered it. We covered it, but when did we cover it?

Speaker 2:

lately.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, within the last year.

Speaker 2:

Okay, oh, our sports. Yeah, feel it dedicated to him. It's called Frank Callum Field, probably there you go and we enjoy the field. You know we can run around circles. He's a track guy, run around circles and Honored and he was.

Speaker 3:

You've seen about the number of people that have gone through that institution and one of the things in Rick's story that I was kind of neat is Is some of the people that have graduated their parents, their grandparents, have all gone to Burbank high and you look back most like any high school well.

Speaker 2:

Yeah when you live in this one's close this one's in Burbank. I we appreciate that. I've coached kids.

Speaker 3:

I've coached their dads too, right amazing how that always kind of neat that they did a ceremony and that's cool.

Speaker 1:

It sounds like there was a lot of Notable needs that along with it.

Speaker 3:

Absolutely commend them on getting sure there are a lot to put on an event like that, so we commend them for 115.

Speaker 1:

I'll give it to Burbank. 115 is old for anything in California out here right.

Speaker 2:

Okay, well, I see Burbank was founded with 1911, so that actually makes them all older than the city of Burbank. Yeah, the city's incorporated Tuesday and 1911.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, yeah, I'm sorry, counting with my fingers.

Speaker 3:

I was wondering why you have to take my shoes off.

Speaker 1:

Sorry about that.

Speaker 3:

Over the weekend. Well, well, we did hear that there was a fatal accident, traffic accident, in one of the major intersections in our city, victory, in Magnolia. It is one of the high I'm glad you heard it was.

Speaker 2:

I didn't hear nothing about it.

Speaker 1:

I didn't hear it, it was a heavily traveled intersection.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, and they have had numerous accidents here. It was came out on pulse point. It's the only way we know anything nowadays and that's how I had heard. It was on pulse point, especially when they asked for a rescue and then we had a fatal accident the city.

Speaker 2:

That police would not put any Count release out saying that they had a fatal accident in the city.

Speaker 3:

That's well, I noticed there's flowers if anybody drives by that's amazing.

Speaker 2:

I just you know why are we being shut out? I just don't. I mean what's? It's not a criminal involved.

Speaker 1:

Well, condolence to the to the departed. Condolences to the departed, but do they know what? Announce what caused the, the cause of the collision, or but you know what?

Speaker 3:

I have. There have been. I sat in that intersection at one time.

Speaker 2:

Several years ago.

Speaker 1:

I'm dodged all the cars they went by well, people, if you look at any of the overpasses along, that's the stretch. People come flying down those hills Into the and if they see a green light ahead of them at that intersection, they're gonna fly right on through it and the yellow light means but you've got people turning right, you've got pedestrians, you got stuff going on. People can pull right in front of them. I don't know if that's what happened.

Speaker 2:

But, and then they see. The yellow light means speed up faster.

Speaker 1:

Well, they got to beat the light because they're not. They're going too fast to stop.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, well, that intersection, right like victory and Buena Vista, or some of a couple of Burbank's highest traffic accident locations, I'm told majority of the accidents at both of those are turning radius Caused. That's an engineering.

Speaker 1:

Yep issue.

Speaker 2:

We have our blinking yellow lights. So they put in that supposed to have Helped on all that. I guess it.

Speaker 3:

I guess it hasn't well that that moves traffic along.

Speaker 1:

That does not yeah, that's just supposed to keep traffic flowing.

Speaker 3:

But that intersection. I have sat there years ago and I looked at the lights and they weren't working. Two people get in the intersection to wait to make a left, and the westbound they turn green before green and you go there, the intersection and people don't look in front of them, go. That car is not moving. No, because they're not looking up. I have they're looking at their phone. I've been at numerous accidents, oh yeah so if you drive by and you notice I notice tonight coming down to the studio there's a bouquet of flowers on the let's see northeast corner by the Shell station.

Speaker 1:

Is it? Did it happen at the near the corner or in the middle of the intersection? No, it was.

Speaker 3:

I had heard somebody say that it was versus the pole. So and that's, those are one of those.

Speaker 1:

Was it a single car collision?

Speaker 3:

I don't know.

Speaker 1:

Oh, okay, again, we don't have any of this information because because we're just.

Speaker 3:

We're just the media, we're not. You're driving through that intersection folks. Well, it could be it could be used as a teachable moment, too, by various City agencies and I want to put out there that you know, if that is one of the intersections, that is that and victory in point of vista.

Speaker 1:

some of us go through those intersections Well, many shouldn't go through any intersection at full speed, especially in a metropolitan area. Yeah because people can be turning. People can be blown or read the other direction. Somebody can jump out on the street. You just have to be prepared to stop. That's all, and I'm not here to lecture anybody.

Speaker 3:

But if you stop there long enough, go into GML, as their Sub sandwiches are, oh.

Speaker 2:

We'll never the show done this way. Okay, let's take a break real fast and we will come back with next week.

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Speaker 2:

Hey, we're back with you again for the week that will be, and that started, of course, with today being Labor Day, which we kind of went over a little bit, and, of course, because it's Labor Day, the arts and public places meeting was canceled. Why they wouldn't move it to another day, I don't know, but we have to have it on a Monday because the I guess maybe the charter says that, or the.

Speaker 3:

You know, I'd like to get our city clerk in here or do a show remotely, yeah what? She could probably explain the reasons why. Well, the city charter in the city municipal code Probably have this all written down.

Speaker 1:

Well, the question is often asked in this room.

Speaker 3:

Well, I don't.

Speaker 1:

Doesn't make sense.

Speaker 2:

Some sure there's a reasoning or some sort of precedent behind it tomorrow the city council is dark once again because it's day after a holiday and I guess the day after a holiday Nobody can come back and work after a holiday or something.

Speaker 3:

So Most people don't understand. It's just oh, let's all get together for a council meeting.

Speaker 1:

There's a little involved a lot of schedule reports.

Speaker 2:

Instead, we're gonna wait, have two, three weeks off and now meet again to one in the morning next week.

Speaker 1:

So I Well, but staff probably uses the Monday before these meetings to prepare and get everything together, and they weren't there to do it, so they can always try and do it on Friday, not okay when you work in 980, you know a different schedule.

Speaker 3:

They don't work your schedule. Why?

Speaker 1:

I'm just waiting for Councilman Sherwood.

Speaker 2:

I will.

Speaker 1:

I will be on a.

Speaker 2:

I will say this about, which I find totally unacceptable on Friday I called because we have, we use a charter cable here and we have their fastest system which is one gig Internet, and I thought, you know, I know Burbank has the one Burbank fiber network. Let me look into that a little bit, let me see if we can get that here, let me see if we get to a better alternative for us. So I go to the Burbank you know the break website and I find one Burbank. It says For information, sales, call this number. So I call it number on Friday and it's somebody's voicemail. I'm going myself. So we have this major fiber network in Burbank for businesses and everything else and the guy who's supposed. They have one guy who administers it, I guess, and he takes Fridays off or something, or Friday afternoon on a holiday weekend. So what? The phone can't transfer somebody else. It can't be anybody else to answer questions during the during the business day. So I left a message on the machine and we'll see if I hear back tomorrow or not.

Speaker 1:

Well, your your gripe is noted, but do you now forfeit the original gripe you had listed for the end of the show?

Speaker 2:

No, I still.

Speaker 1:

I see, I see what's happening. I thought the gripes.

Speaker 3:

during the commercial break I heard him say we are running long.

Speaker 2:

Why are we told? Us because this is something that is.

Speaker 1:

I went on about the moon too long.

Speaker 3:

Yep, I thought you were gonna say about that, I got in trouble.

Speaker 2:

All employees are off on Friday, so I had to throw that in there. So we run a four-day week city government work, my friend government work.

Speaker 3:

Don't try to call Spectrum. Lately I Online there's a ton of people because people's this channel five thing that they blacked out ESPN. All right, I'm not channel five. Channel seven is blacked out on all spectrum.

Speaker 2:

That's why I don't have cable TV, I just well you don't, but a lot of.

Speaker 1:

Just give you something else to complain about.

Speaker 2:

I have an intent on the roof. It gets everything for free, just fine.

Speaker 3:

I screamer well, there's tons of people that are calling to complain. Oh, and I guess, reading a lot of these comments, that it's an hour to get somebody.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, and they're gonna say, hey, we had no control, would see you later.

Speaker 1:

But you know who is meeting on Wednesday, september 6th Must be civil service board at 430 at. City Hall.

Speaker 3:

So they're meeting oh wait, there's canceling meeting with no action items. Oh.

Speaker 2:

That's on their agenda. They want to start canceling meetings if they have no, no items to Okay well, that's something you've been wanting to agree a hundred percent. Why have a meeting if you have nothing that you need to decide? And, of course, I'll have their their Report on the job openings, as they always have every month how many people applied for a job, how many jobs are open, what departments, how many applied, how many you showed up for the test and how many got accepted. It's amazing here what look at the numbers go look at that, because that is on the website and their agenda.

Speaker 1:

Well I. If you wonder why they cancel the next meeting, now you know a potential reason why they have nothing.

Speaker 2:

Have anything to talk about you're talking about, you know, tying up staff. Well, you know, if there's no reason to have a meeting, then don't have a meeting. If you have a saying that you need actually discuss and have a policy and notify the council, I'm all for it. That's what these commissions and board region for it. But that's more than a Thursday. Water power will have a meeting and they're going to discuss a lot of things, and I'm gonna tell you what. I read the agenda, which is once again 75 or 80 pages long, and it it's the agenda.

Speaker 3:

Oh yeah, well the lot of reports.

Speaker 1:

Oh, so all the context is right.

Speaker 2:

And so I mean and I'll tell you what I I give our water and power board a lot of credit because I think you, it's like it's amazing stuff they have to understand. Very complex system have knowledge. That stuff I could. I could not, I could not do it.

Speaker 3:

I got, you know it's an incredibly complex system all the different agreements and Contracts they have to have with other realize for this little light in here in our studio For when you go and flush the toilet. It just doesn't appear here.

Speaker 1:

Which one? Hopefully the light. Yeah, I don't know what. I want anything else to appear.

Speaker 3:

But if there are agreements, I mean, like you're right, these people To you know Burbank has their own power generating plan and these that's what they talk about. I mean, it is just so complex, yeah.

Speaker 2:

Oh, the heritage. The heritage commission is gonna meet 530. The community service is building and they have nothing on the agenda. And they're not just going to talk about not having meetings with nothing on agenda. They're still gonna have a meeting and once again elect officers. Maybe it's catered.

Speaker 1:

Well, I don't water power is. There you go. That's a reason to get together.

Speaker 2:

I'll give them that, because they do spend a lot of time there and they start early.

Speaker 3:

So you know we were at the Jocelyn. I sometimes feel like I belong as a Jocelyn. We were at the museum Burbank Historical Museum. He talked about Heritage Commission and I know Don Baldasarone is one of the board members of the Heritage Commission and when you think of the museum in Burbank, that's what that committee does.

Speaker 2:

It's also on the. Isn't the president of the Historical Society? Yes so I don't think. I think he's got it well covered there. I don't think well because there's nothing on the heritage. I've never seen any of that heritage commission about Historical society.

Speaker 3:

No, but Most of the members that are sitting on that heritage right commission.

Speaker 2:

But if there's members of it, there's nothing on the agenda. Why I have a meeting.

Speaker 3:

Maybe because they love to see each other.

Speaker 1:

Appreciate the fact they are taking time out of their schedules to me.

Speaker 3:

Absolutely. Again, maybe that's a question for our city clerk when we have her in for a podcast.

Speaker 1:

Greg, wouldn't you like? To make a list.

Speaker 2:

Make a list so for moving to Friday, we have a ribbon cutting and a grand opening of A new establishment called bread and back breakfast. I guess I take on the bed and breakfast theme. This is called bread and breakfast breakfast. It's over at 321 East Alameda, which I East Alameda, east Alameda, which I think puts it. Where Is that? In between San Fernando and Glen Oaks? Probably is that nothing, that corner property, it's a strip block is it in a strip mall? Is it a standalone?

Speaker 3:

the standalone. So and it doesn't have the time here, because I know you didn't want to scare me. 8, 30 in the morning. I think I'm just gonna sleep in my car.

Speaker 1:

You'll still be up.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, you're still, you'll still be away.

Speaker 2:

I can say it's better you than me.

Speaker 3:

Yep, I will be there to cover it for the change.

Speaker 1:

Well, if I get, if I get a per diem I'll cover it.

Speaker 2:

There you go, we can double your salary here.

Speaker 1:

Oh, I don't, I think zero times two is still zero, isn't it?

Speaker 2:

That's. That's why I'm very generous.

Speaker 1:

I need a better agent is what I need the weekend.

Speaker 2:

Now we are thinking about this weekend, which, thank goodness Ross found out about it because I didn't see it on the city website or I see any kind of publicity about it. But saying that you know a lot of you might really need to take advantage of is the LA County is putting on a household Hazard's waste of a collection event from 9 to 3 at the Burbank Fire Department's training Center at At 1845 North Ontario. It's pretty much a drive.

Speaker 1:

Oh, I put this one up there.

Speaker 2:

Okay, it's a drive-through event where you just drive through, you pop your truck or whatever, and then the people there will come take you don't have to get out of your car.

Speaker 1:

They don't want you to get out exactly.

Speaker 2:

They don't want you touch the chemicals or anything else, or the waste or the paint, or let them oil or whatever it's gonna be. They'll come, take it and they dispose of it.

Speaker 3:

I mean you think about that? You have some old paint in your garage you put in your trash. Can the trash truck comes? They can press well, but down is a hazardous substance.

Speaker 1:

But but you think about what people don't realize is you forget what's under your kitchen sink, oh, and accessible to kids or whatever, or pets. But after a while those, the packaging, the bottle, the cans, the plastic will start to degrade, start to leak or what have you? Some of these chemicals don't react well together.

Speaker 3:

They don't play well together you remember when we had the hazmat technician at fire service day? Yeah, and he said under your sink.

Speaker 1:

Oh, it's amazing.

Speaker 2:

But it's a good.

Speaker 1:

It's a good excuse to to go to pull the stuff out from under your kitchen sink. Figure, oh, it's there. If you forgot it was there and don't use it, bring it to this event. They'll dispose of it safely.

Speaker 2:

Don't throw it in the trash just put in the box and bring it over there. They'll take care of it for you.

Speaker 1:

Now even batteries, old batteries, but but anything and I put a little note on here what is hazardous household hazardous waste? But homes are filled with it. In the under the bathroom sink, kitchen sink, you have all these things that that are hazardous waste. It's then contain chemicals harmful to humans, animals and the environment, but it includes items like cleaners, paints, herbicides, insecticides, solvents, and some of them, again, like I said, by themselves can be dangerous or mix together. You know, if you got a container of bleach next to a container of ammonia or something like that, those two spillers should mix together. You're gonna have a big, big problem.

Speaker 3:

So yeah, my question was when I looked at this and saw it in our notes. I'm curious being a diabetic, do they take sharps?

Speaker 1:

Needles. Well, that's bio biohazard, yeah.

Speaker 2:

I know there's certain locations that are designated, yeah well now, sure, if you're a diabetic, you have, you have that they give you information about where you can dispose. That don't they really know? They Really?

Speaker 3:

say a dinner.

Speaker 2:

They say throw it away when you're done with it. No, no, no no, no, you got a container to put them in.

Speaker 3:

But where do you take that container? You can't put it in your drawer.

Speaker 1:

I know a lot. They give you a shipping label to send it back to them and they'll send you an empty container. But if you call local pharmacies yeah, that's fire departments they may dispose of them.

Speaker 3:

It doesn't burn fire, doesn't, but I believe there's your pharmacies now that have drug right drop off. But they, but they could probably refer you to a place, but now I noticed in looking at the fine notes online that you can take.

Speaker 1:

You can't take prescribed drugs to this event, but other things that you buy over the counter drugs, medicines you can take to this household hazardous waste okay, but I know sharps are considered a biohazard not maybe a different category but I didn't see anything in this notice about them accepting anything like that.

Speaker 3:

Well, it's a great event, a great great Event, it's convenient.

Speaker 2:

It's a great service, not really.

Speaker 1:

They don't have bounce houses.

Speaker 2:

It's a run darts and provided by the county of Los Angeles. It's not Burbank fire doing, it's a county Los Angeles.

Speaker 1:

So so it's important to note that that this is different than the recycle center. Yes you can't bring this stuff to the city recycle center, that's? That's recyclables metals, cardboard, things like that. This is the stuff you can't take there.

Speaker 3:

So we went over real fast when we said the weekend. If people don't know the fire department training center, if you are new into Burbank and you are just Listing to our podcast and you don't know where the fire department training center is, it's 1845 Ontario.

Speaker 2:

I did give the address before. Yeah, we can get begin even again, which is between their pencil out which is Ontario, between victory and the civic Pacific. Right there you see a little, a little tower there.

Speaker 1:

They actually don't know, they don't do any burns there anymore because of the aq that's what is and I'm sure once you get in the area They'll have signage to direct you where to pull in and turn and stop your car and it's just on the side of Northwest Park, which is now Schaefer Field. Yeah, we all back in the old days was always Northwest Park dust and that is, we believe, 9 am To 3 pm On Saturday, september 9th and I thought I even saw where you could bring TVs To this event.

Speaker 3:

But that's elect electronics, that's e-waste, and I'm not sure.

Speaker 1:

I used to go to a place up Ellie City place up off of Lenokes, but it was only open like a few hours on on the weekends or what have you. But you could bring paints and household hazardous waste but also e-waste there and I again I didn't see anything about e-waste at this, but if anybody's interested has something to get rid of you, might I look it up.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, go online and it's a great, and I'll tell you that they are so good at the people taking it out of your car and then you drive by after they close an hour after they're gone and everything is gone. They do it so right. Well, they have a system to it.

Speaker 1:

They have to have a system to it. These are this hazardous waste, but they, these don't. These don't happen all the time. There's not a regular thing, regular hours, like the recycle center, so this is a good opportunity to clean out those, those cabinets only 36 months.

Speaker 2:

They do it, but these are professionals. Do not attempt this at home, absolutely Okay.

Speaker 3:

Well, we've reached the end of our show, which means three hours and 15 minutes, which means you're just over an hour and first we have my gripe.

Speaker 2:

I'm gonna be a quick one today because I know Ross has a couple rants. He had one that reserved from last week he didn't use. So my my gripe rule fast. It's not. I won't get really into it, but once again I look at the city's website, because the city always says, oh good, look at our website, check our website. Our website so fantastic and all this great information, while the further website it always talks about council district thing. And this is exactly what it says. Burbank is undergoing an exciting change Hmm, intended to give us a more powerful voice in local government. Learn about the redistricting process. Now, number one why is it exciting? Why do we need adjectives in what they're saying? It's not exciting. And why is it now a more powerful voice than how they were? You know, voting before and this has not even been approved and this makes it sound as though it's a done deal. Why is the city website so inaccurate and so editorializing on this subject? That's my group, that's my, my gripe. I think that you know it needs to be a factual thing saying the city council is considering going to council districts. Not, not in, not transitioning, not, you know, it's not exciting.

Speaker 1:

Now, you mentioned mention this before the fact that everything you read from the city, online or otherwise, with lead you to believe it's already happened.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, and they're gonna actually talk about it, I believe, at the meeting. This this next Tuesday is gonna bring it up again, and and after the Santa Monica decision. So that's it for my thing. Now, if you know what with us this entire time and we do appreciate it is Is the highlight of our show, ross will now, as is rance. Ross is right, ross is rance. Take it away Ross.

Speaker 3:

I think we need to put a couple of new sounds in there. When we talk about council district in either a crowd laughing what. I live flush. Oh, we have that one.

Speaker 2:

Oh, you know that we have that now.

Speaker 1:

You don't have to do it now too late. Moment is passed, ross's now it's. Ross is right. Ross is right.

Speaker 3:

All right, there was a crime three months ago. Two and a half months ago at Wendy's was a stabbing. We covered it on Alameda, on Victory Place, victory Place.

Speaker 2:

Empire Center Transition was stabbed by their transient and went to the Wendy's drive up window give it some context to get to get assistance.

Speaker 1:

That's right, and the police?

Speaker 2:

called from that point and they responded to the drive-through, but at that time the manager already left and got a couple blocks walking away when they were able to assist them.

Speaker 3:

So well what I noticed driving by even today, the night of the incident. They stretched out probably Couple thousand feet of police line there was an extended crime scene.

Speaker 2:

That was back on June 21st.

Speaker 3:

Yep, it was where the victim walked. That was all part of crime scene. The crime scene tape is still up now. They arrested somebody. Two days later he's already gone to court and the police line tape is still lining the street when this all happened. Now to me, if you're a visitor in this community, you drive by that and you go wow, what happened here?

Speaker 2:

Oh, what's going on? Is this unsafe?

Speaker 3:

You know that and I it's a rant that it just bugs me when I see some things. You go to Johnny Carson Park, let's go back to the other thing first.

Speaker 2:

Shouldn't there be a policy in place it says that you I mean cuz I know we had a crime, a Fatality in front of the Disney gate one time, and then you and I drove by about a month later and all the Painted outline of the man was still laying in the laying. The street was still on the street. I'm to you. It's like let's kind of morbid looking right to look at that. Yeah, here's a. You would think they could either have pain on that one.

Speaker 1:

This Mickey Mouse shaped outline in the front of the gate.

Speaker 3:

Well, on that one the city went out and did sandblast that body because the outline on the pavement. But every employee going into Disney was reminded of that fatality.

Speaker 1:

So they clearly they used An actual, actual spray paint or something, rather than the crime scene typical marking.

Speaker 2:

I just think that you know who the rookie officer is, or whatever. You know the low man at total pull is when, the, when, the, when the crime scene is over. It's his response. You know sergeant says okay, you know somebody, your job is going and get all that tape. You know, get a lot of stuff off this, off the scene. You know.

Speaker 1:

Well, the, the, the marking paint is what is one thing you? Typically? You want to use marking paint which is powder-based and fades away after a day or two, but you use what you have. Maybe all they they had or miss. Missing mistakenly with what we're talking about two different things here.

Speaker 2:

I still clean up your.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, well, you typically break down the crime scene tape when the crime scene is broken down, but the paint is a whole different conversation, so we should probably stay focused on the well, but yeah, kind of like.

Speaker 3:

I said, you go to the, the Empire underpass and you look up to the left there and you can see the yellow tape and also down a long empire where the victim Apparently walked to, and they use crime scene tape. So it just kind of gets me that. Why, what, why hasn't it been Cleaned up or take?

Speaker 1:

well, and if somebody just overlooked it that night in the middle, you know the early morning hours or something, maybe somebody would have noticed it since then.

Speaker 2:

And take it out exactly how many? People Patrol that area since that or right that kind of makes you or or they're, they're waiting, just prepared for the next one.

Speaker 1:

Just leave it up. The tape isn't cheap anymore you know he's already out a lot of tape.

Speaker 2:

He's already out in the streets again and might recommit. Yeah, he's already out.

Speaker 3:

If he goes to the same block in and attach to that one is you know.

Speaker 2:

Okay now. Yeah, talk about Johnny Carson Park now.

Speaker 3:

Johnny Carson Park for bank PD had a great event national night out. They had food trucks and even things along the street there. There are still no parking signs on the light poles for that event and I believe that's a full month ago.

Speaker 1:

So who put those signs up? Police department okay.

Speaker 3:

They don't drive by and you know it. Just you go into the park, you'll see a no parking sign. You gotta go park a block away. Why can't you know? I-.

Speaker 2:

I understand the date's probably written on the sign. Oh it is. But you really, I mean you can't really from a distance see what the date on the sign says. You see no parking sign, hey watch commander.

Speaker 1:

Send a unit out there to go take those signs down. So is that what I said. Well, I don't know whoever was assigned to put them up. Do they have an officer to it?

Speaker 3:

Yeah, a community service officer A cadet A cadet.

Speaker 1:

Send a cadet out to take them down.

Speaker 3:

A space cadet? Well, they have cadets. For that reason, and you're right, probably both of those.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, they usually would have an officer do that. But whoever they assigned to put them up, tell them to put them down?

Speaker 2:

Probably, take them down. I'd say cadet couldn't do both. Well, they probably would they probably would.

Speaker 1:

That's a union thing. I can only put them up. I can't take them down.

Speaker 3:

Well, those are my rants for this week. I'll have a couple more next week. I've seen around town, but and alive.

Speaker 1:

This show was full of rants from both of you. Rants and raves. Both of you Yep Need to cheer this joint up.

Speaker 2:

Good to have you back this week, though I hope you were assigned well last week.

Speaker 1:

I was on assignment, on assignment, on assignment last week. Wasn't able to make it, but it sounded like you guys got along well, you didn't? There wasn't a big brawl on the table here or anything like that. You guys behaved and got along.

Speaker 3:

And I've had people say they listened to something in that show that they totally. We have people listen to comment, I know people that listen to the show.

Speaker 2:

There's people that listen to the show actually.

Speaker 1:

I have friends that listen to the show. You have friends and for free. Don't even pay them to do it.

Speaker 2:

We talked about a lot of things today you wouldn't think for the holiday and we first said we don't have much to talk about tonight and of course, once again we try to keep this in an hour, but so far we're brought in an hour and 10 minutes into it.

Speaker 1:

So I haven't been in. Maybe it's me, I haven't been in one. That's just been under an hour yet.

Speaker 3:

But if you notice, our time is the same every when do I get a rant? Anytime you want, anytime you want. Well, we're running. We're already yelled at.

Speaker 1:

We were yelled at the first half hour for running long.

Speaker 2:

I know a couple. I've got time for one more rant now, if you want one.

Speaker 3:

I know which one you want.

Speaker 1:

But, it isn't even in the city.

Speaker 3:

Oh, oh, no that, but it's close enough.

Speaker 1:

But I think at Burbank people have to deal with it, see it and deal with it more than LA people do.

Speaker 2:

You've got too far. You've got to spill it.

Speaker 1:

Forest Lawn Drive.

Speaker 3:

Oh, I don't know how many people have driven Forest Lawn Drive to see it, and I I for this one too Do yourself if you want to be shocked and know that you are instantly outside, out of Burbank.

Speaker 1:

But if you think Forest Lawn Drive, la, doesn't see it, you know they don't, unless you're cutting through to the freeway or something. I'll tell you, though, but Burbank people see it all the time. I use it to get to the 134 all the time, but I'll tell you this.

Speaker 2:

If you're the Warner Brothers or Universal Studios, you're staring at it. You have constant and you're bringing people in for tours yes, and from all over the world and they're driving by and seeing this, this catastrophe.

Speaker 1:

It is absolutely I. I make it, I use it a lot, but I get frustrated every time I do it and I find myself trying to count how many dilapidated RVs there are.

Speaker 2:

It's probably a quarter mile to half mile. Well, it's more now.

Speaker 1:

Because they're all the way to Barham. Now they're almost all the way to the corner, Do you?

Speaker 2:

know. What I heard Is that people are finding old motorhomes that don't run very much anymore. They tow them into there.

Speaker 1:

Yes, and then they're charging people 700 dollars a month. Yes, they're slumlords, one of these RVs, and but what's come with it is they're. You know they're falling apart, but with it now, if you go down there, they're at any at any given time. I count 50 to 60 broken down, dilapidated RVs, lining, but now people have cones out. There are tarps everywhere. There's piles of trash everywhere. Somebody, the city of LA, somebody has put a couple of outhouses down by the toward the cemetery for them. But, if you look there, there's piles of garbage around those there's. There's trash everywhere trash bags broken down, cars, like I said, tarps there's and some people I've seen stories of. Some people have full-time jobs but they don't make enough to pay a regular rent in the LA area, which I can understand. But if you look at this and all they have to do it's the city of LA, but they don't have to stare at it all day. Burbank has to stare at it all day and it looks terrible and it's disrespectful for the people laid to rest in those cemeteries, to have the families and everything have to go buy these RVs and the stuff that comes with it. It's a sanitation problem. I'm sure that's a health issue going on there. Tourism too. You see propane tanks rolling around underneath these things, full or empty, who knows? We'll find out when it blows up, I guess. But where's the human matter, human waste going? And another note all they have to and all the city of LA has to do, clearly they ignore it because they'd rather them be out of sight on Forest Lawn Drive for Burbank to have to stare at than have them go somewhere else. But there are signs posted. All they have to do is start enforcing the restricted hours. Can we talk? about enforcing the laws that we currently have 72 hour parking regulation and that's a state law Is a vehicle can't be parked in one spot for more than 72 hours without moving Site for that site, for the limited hour parking, the overnight parking, the registration, all that. But there's another thing I've noticed recently and I'll just do this. I'll wrap up with this, because the cemeteries are there. You have half a dozen flower vendors along Forest Lawn Drive between the freeway and the cemeteries. Now, something I noticed recently is all those vendors are in no stopping zones. They're all posted no stopping, so you can't stop.

Speaker 3:

It's kind of like a newspaper machine in a red zone.

Speaker 1:

You can't stop your car, that's somebody got reviewed To. You're stopping a traffic lane to buy flowers and I have, multiple times the last couple of weeks I've gotten off the freeway and come to a grinding home because a car is stopped in the traffic lane, blocking traffic, buying flowers for these people.

Speaker 2:

I believe the speed limit's like 50 miles down to Forest Lawn too, 40, 45? Yeah, I mean, and it's cornered too. You're coming around corners.

Speaker 1:

Exactly right coming off the freeway. There's a corner there, but now you've got a car stop blocking the traffic lane buying flowers Because the city of LA is allowing all of these flower vendors. It's nice to have them available if you're going to see a loved one at the cemetery, but every one of them is in a posted no stopping zone. So how are people legally?

Speaker 2:

stopping to buy these flowers. I believe that's North Hollywood division. I think because I hear North Hollywood division all the time called over, to borrow them. So I don't know if it's North Hollywood division or Hollywood division, but once again it's on a corner of their divisions. It's on the other side of a mountain.

Speaker 1:

But this is clearly stuff. But again they're in bass. It's out of sight, out of mind for LA. They don't have to deal with this stuff.

Speaker 3:

I don't think the law enforcement division, it's much deeper Right well, I mean parking, parking control, all that.

Speaker 2:

but I think North Hollywood division is the one that administers cars.

Speaker 3:

Well, there's crimes out there, crimes in the area, you know, and that's a problem, because that's what it all leads to.

Speaker 1:

These people don't get along the broken window theory If you start ignoring the little stuff and that is why it leads to the bigger stuff.

Speaker 2:

That's why we destroy. When one guy started parking in the metro link lot and having two vehicles and a tent and everything else, Barham and he was gone within two days.

Speaker 1:

Bar salon is a perfect example of that, allowing this to go on and how it's growing.

Speaker 3:

So I would highly recommend the people that live that listen to our podcast and live up.

Speaker 1:

Take a spin down the forest lawn drive.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, take it, you'd be absolutely amazed.

Speaker 1:

You'd be shocked. Yep, and that is right outside the city. I would argue half of it's in the city, because between Warner Brothers and yeah, we have the public driving up and down that street.

Speaker 2:

I just can't believe the studios have not put pressure on City Hall to do something. I really can't believe they haven't.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, and who knows what's going in the wash over the fence. Oh boy, it's gross and it's getting worse over there because the city responsible for it, for the enforcement, is completely ignoring it because it's on the outskirt, so it's in a blind spot for the city of LA. But as a Burbankian, burbanker, burbanker, burbanker- I think it's Burbanker I have to see it all the time and I'll tell you, my anxiety, my stress goes up every time. I yeah, I don't have to use that street if I don't want, but it's a public street. Just enforce the laws that are on the books. Now we're not renew laws, I'm not looking to invent a law for these folks that are over there. I feel for them as much as I can, but don't ignore the laws that are already on the books. What a show, oy vey.

Speaker 2:

I think we should call Mitch.

Speaker 3:

McConnell.

Speaker 2:

No, we should call the new nonprofit we're giving money to for homeless and everything else.

Speaker 1:

What is it Blip.

Speaker 2:

Yeah.

Speaker 1:

B-I-B-C. Believe in big change. Believe in big change. Let's change forest lawn drive.

Speaker 2:

Let's see a big change on forest lawn drive. Ok, Anyhow. Well, that's it for another week's show. We always appreciate people tuning in and if you have a last this far, congratulations.

Speaker 1:

Yes.

Speaker 2:

We're tired of listening to ourselves as you listen to us, but we enjoy doing it. We enjoy all the feedback too, so please email us.

Speaker 3:

We got some great stories going on my Burbank this week. We got some great podcasts. We have a new video from Devon from Burbank Eye. She also did one at last week's Good Truck Friday. Good Truck Friday.

Speaker 1:

And if any of our listeners know of anything coming up they want us to talk about or cover, please send us an email. We'll go through the website, myburbankcom.

Speaker 2:

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Labor Day, Jimmy Buffett, Skin Cancer Awareness
Burbank's Partnership and Lack of Releases
Blue Moon and Neighborhood Security Discussion
Burbank Pride Event Concerns and Issues
Fire Chief Appointment and School Anniversary
Meeting Scheduling and Cable Service
Proper Disposal of Hazardous Waste
Crime Scenes and Parking Woes
Issues on Forest Lawn Drive