myBurbank Talks

The Week That Was and That Will Be - September 11

September 12, 2023 Craig Sherwood, Craig Durling, Ross Benson Season 1 Episode 53
myBurbank Talks
The Week That Was and That Will Be - September 11
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The city of Burbank, California, is not just a suburban gem nestled amidst the bustling Los Angeles County. It is a microcosm of society, a hub of activity, controversy, and transformation. In this latest episode of our podcast, we take our listeners through the winding streets of Burbank, offering a unique perspective on the city's local happenings and challenges.

We start by shedding light on the tragic loss of a young woman, Evonnie Nicole Caceres, who passed away in a fatal car accident. As we navigate the sobering realities of such tragedies, we also reflect on the larger implications of safety measures and traffic regulations in the city. We hope that discussions like these will prompt necessary changes and foster a safer community for all residents.

Moving from the somber to the gastronomic, we then turn our attention to Burbank's ever-evolving restaurant landscape. The closure of Gordon Biersch, a long-standing Burbank staple, is a testament to the fluidity of the city's food scene. We delve into the exciting transformations taking place, including the opening of Bread and Breakfast, a new eatery run by two Armenian guys serving Mexican food.

As we commemorate the 18th anniversary of 9/11, we pay tribute to the fallen heroes and highlight the continued struggle of first responders for access to benefits. The importance of keeping the memory of those lost alive is a sentiment deeply ingrained in our city's consciousness.

Switching gears to local politics, we scrutinize the proceedings of the Burbank City Council meeting, particularly the debate surrounding tenant protections. The topic of "just cause eviction" sparks a heated discussion about fairness, taxpayer burden, and the city's role in supporting industry workers stuck in the middle.

The Burbank Cultural Arts Commission's upcoming fall festival exemplifies the vibrancy of Burbank's cultural scene. We talk about their initiative to pay artists for their work and the importance of supporting local creatives. In the same breath, we express concerns about the Magnolia Park Street Shutdown and the handling of the event by the Burbank Pride organization.

Finally, we ponder over the management of city resources and the potential financial implications of the city's decisions in Ross' Rant. We question who makes these decisions and how they ensure payment for services, especially in the context of police payment issues facing the City of the upcoming Magnolia park event.

Through our podcast, we aim to uncover the complex dynamics of Burbank and engage our listeners in discussions about local issues that matter. Burbank, with all its idiosyncrasies, continues to be a city of intrigue and importance, and we invite you to join us as we delve deeper into its unfolding narrative.

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 Schubert here once again with you, along with Craig Dirling and, of course, ross Benson.

Speaker 3:

Excuse me, where's that cough button? Sorry folks, I might have to be. You sound hoarse Ross.

Speaker 2:

Absolutely.

Speaker 3:

Oh my.

Speaker 2:

Well, I'm Mr Ed, all right.

Speaker 1:

Kudos to our sound effects department.

Speaker 2:

Mr Ed sounds fine tonight.

Speaker 3:

Mr Ed does, but I get choked up just to speak with you guys.

Speaker 1:

We might only have Ross until the beginning of next week tonight.

Speaker 3:

Hello, the week that was the week that will be four.

Speaker 2:

September 11th.

Speaker 3:

There we go, let's edit.

Speaker 2:

Okay, so starting off with today, which is September 11th, is that the name.

Speaker 1:

I'm sorry, we're gonna.

Speaker 2:

Oh.

Speaker 1:

I got to figure the show out.

Speaker 2:

I got to figure the show out. Oh, you know what? I actually did watch a two and a half hour video on YouTube last night of a live feed from New York, the news as it was happening. Because it's just, I think every year we got a keep 9-11 in our their minds. So we'll talk about that later.

Speaker 1:

Let's talk about last Monday.

Speaker 3:

The week that was.

Speaker 2:

The week, that was last Sunday, or even we're including in last week because we didn't know much about it, but there was a fatal accident at the corner of Magnolia and Victory. We've acquired about it and BPD told us that it happened on Sunday afternoon. The victim, who's later identified, is 24 year old Yvonne Nicole Casillas From Saugus, california. I hope I said her name right. You know I hate to mispronounce what his name in that situation, but evidently she she passed her in the vehicle, rosh went out there and shot some pictures of Memorial and everything else. So why don't you give us a little information here?

Speaker 3:

I talked to. In fact it was after we recorded. Last week I drove by on my home and there were four or five people out there and some signage and flowers. I whipped around and I stopped and talked to him and got some information. Real tragic, I think we kind of discussed it. Gentleman who was driving the car that she was in saw a yellow light, punched it there was somebody still completing an eastbound turn, hit that car, spun him around the car that she was in. Apparently he lost control on around three times hit a power pole, a traffic light and a traffic control box. Speed, yep speed. And we didn't. So we inquired this. That thing is. You know I've covered a lot of accidents in Burbank and when you are, you know, like this young lady, her birthday was October 1st, she was gonna be 25. Family members her mother is just devastated.

Speaker 1:

Oh, I can imagine I've investigated more collisions and I ever care to remember.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, you know, and people I know continue to drive by that intersection and see the memorial setup. You can go on GoFundMe. They have set up a GoFundMe to help the family pay for a funeral for this young lady. She frequented Burbank, her, and the gentleman driving we weren't given his name. I think they're still waiting for some results, but they'll probably file, I would think.

Speaker 2:

Well, I remember the thing on Glen Oaks. We had years ago the triple, triple or quadruple fatal, quadruple fatal, wasn't it?

Speaker 3:

Yes, four.

Speaker 2:

They didn't arrest the person for, you know, for weeks actually, you know they had to really do an investigation on it and they used the cameras and everything else and they determine the speed, determine, you know, and even if the guy was at fault for turning in front of them, it's still, you know, they can show, they sped up and well, it can also take quite a while to get all the toxicology back, so a lot of times they'll hold off for that. That's true too. Yeah, I've used you three to four weeks, isn't it?

Speaker 1:

Yeah, yeah, if you're lucky, if you're lucky, but that can change the outcome of charges, things like that, once that was received.

Speaker 3:

And I tried to explain to the relatives in fact she has called me because she's the cousin of this young girl said the family's trying to get information from the police and they're not released. And I said that's because he probably has not filed, you know, his finished report. He doesn't want to give you information you know, before he should, I guess, go to the DA.

Speaker 2:

But I told her yeah, there's a lot of investigation. They want immediate answers and it's not available yet. They will be available, but when you're a family member nothing moves quick yeah there's not.

Speaker 1:

patience is not part of the equation, and there's basic collision information that's available, but only to involve parties and insurance companies.

Speaker 3:

so and I kind of explained. I would think that they would have hired an attorney pretty quick and that attorney will have private investigators. Get the street light cameras, the footage, the report, everything so Patrick Lawson, our city, that corner, as we reported last week.

Speaker 2:

I know there's another injury accident there during the week too.

Speaker 3:

Well, they got dispatch there, but it was actually at victory and boine of vista or other horrible intersection. And when, verdugo, they sent engines.

Speaker 2:

Verdugo, being the Birmingham Fire Department's dispatch.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, they say. And then they said this is a duplicate call from, because when they tried to explain it to engine 15 they said next to the CVS and they said victory and Magnolia, there's no CVS. So they determined pretty quick but those are two intersections in town that I think they're both on these straightaways, you can see the lights for half a mile away.

Speaker 1:

And and then people get on the gas.

Speaker 3:

Do they take that into consideration? You know this accident that happened broad daylight, how far he probably saw that and he was probably not going the speed limit already.

Speaker 1:

Well, they'll have the timing there's around two. Fazing of the lights Around two fifteen in the afternoon, so daylight.

Speaker 2:

There's not a, you know, a vision problem, not twilight or nothing else.

Speaker 1:

No weather factor no wet road or anything like that. It depends. They can factor speed determined speed from if there are skid marks sometimes there aren't even skid marks but the amount of crush damage on the secondary vehicle. There's a lot of ways you can determine.

Speaker 2:

Plus, now with cameras, they can actually measure how long it took to go from one point to another, and then how much what speed would be to get from that point to if the cameras are recording every frame or they're accurate.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, because they have to be pretty well synced to you have cameras in the former city. You work at Not for that purpose. I know that came out weird, but no, they have, but they have like.

Speaker 3:

Yes, they have traffic related cameras.

Speaker 2:

The cameras in Burbank are not for that purpose. Again, they were actually for traffic matters.

Speaker 1:

They weren't for accidents Well, and typically they don't record anyway. They're just monitored by a computer to detect vehicles actually present in those lanes so they can set the signals phasing.

Speaker 3:

You talk about. There was a gentleman standing on that corner while that car was going around before it hit the pole. Talk about being scared to death. He got to be at that point.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, it doesn't look like the pole went down, so that stopped whatever needed to be stopped.

Speaker 3:

He got transported because he got hit by debris. Yeah, so if you're driving by that intersection, you know, bless the young lady that is no longer with us and slow down.

Speaker 2:

We said that, please slow down, yeah okay, well, we had another moving on moving on, we had another, another accident, we had some police activity and some suspects were arrested on Wednesday.

Speaker 1:

Nothing happened on Tuesday.

Speaker 3:

We were all recovering Does in and out have a theme song.

Speaker 1:

In and out.

Speaker 2:

I don't have the rights to it though.

Speaker 1:

You know what happened, but this happened in the parking lot.

Speaker 2:

There was an armed robbery in the parking lot of in and out and they took a cell phone with some other items from somebody and they didn't save it by gun or by knife, they didn't. They didn't tell us the the method used, they just said it was an armed robbery and, as we know, an armed robbery was something got pushed.

Speaker 1:

They were already going after the suspect vehicle before they even realized there had been a robbery.

Speaker 2:

They saw a car speeding away, and because they only said, oh, it's only speeding and we don't have anything else on them, they just let them go.

Speaker 1:

But he was driving quite erratically, from what I understand so they did not pursue they weren't going to pursue based on what they had at the time and from my sources told me they found out shortly thereafter that it had been involved in an armed robbery in and out. So they kept looking for it. Came across it one other time, right posted on the freeway southbound because it was driving so erratically. But you want to pick up the ball from here, ross.

Speaker 3:

Well then they, they mumbling you sure?

Speaker 1:

you want to take it from here if you want.

Speaker 2:

I started to show that way.

Speaker 3:

we're okay, it's all choked up, we're all do what we do.

Speaker 2:

Burbank doesn't.

Speaker 3:

Burbank has a no pursuit policy so they really didn't get into pursuit of the vehicle. They found it in Glendale, next to right off of Lake Street.

Speaker 2:

Benjamin Franklin Elementary School.

Speaker 3:

Is that what it was? Yeah, and they talked to a neighbor who lived right there and said yeah, two guys got out and beat-feated. One jumped over the school and one kept running. Well, with a slew of Glendale officers and Burbank officers they found the first suspect in the school. Now, they never found a weapon, but then they continued their search and the second gentleman didn't want to surrender.

Speaker 2:

They're teenagers. Yeah, we don't have to be polite.

Speaker 1:

We don't have to be polite, because they're also felons, but they allegedly Glendale's canine did a very good job and apparently had a little midnight snack, huh.

Speaker 3:

Helped them take him into custody.

Speaker 1:

On a nearby porch. I guess what had happened. They had two. They had quite a perimeter setup. Lapd was overhead with a helicopter and communications were difficult because Burbank PD is now encrypted so LAPD couldn't hear them. Glendale had trouble hearing them, so they were having to do all kinds of weird stuff to just communicate with each other. Had a sergeant literally relaying, he did a good job. He did a very good job, but he kept apologizing from what I heard, what I understand to the helicopter because it was trying to relay information.

Speaker 3:

FPO was doing a good job. It's okay, you know.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, the two suspects came out of the school. One complied and dropped to the ground. The other one kept going into a neighborhood, hopped a couple of walls and the airship had an eye on them most of the time and a couple of back yards and Well, if you've ever talked to the helicopter crew or the canine crew, that's how they work.

Speaker 3:

The helicopter, with their night sun, will keep the people from moving the dog because of the scent that your body puts off, no matter what is going for that scent. So they, they literally had a perimeter that they closed in on the front porch. The front porch Took them into custody. Now I'm curious. I got out there, we shot some pictures, we ran the story with it. I know some TV stations picked up on our story. They were in a Mercedes SUV and I'm just curious.

Speaker 2:

Kind of two teenagers from LA.

Speaker 3:

Right. They didn't say they never told us it was a stolen car.

Speaker 2:

They don't tell us much about it anymore.

Speaker 3:

But I know they held it for prints because the police officers never saw the.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, they have to put the two of them inside it.

Speaker 3:

Exactly, but they did have the victim get transported by a Burbank police unit to Glendale. She identified her stuff in that they had and she got her phone back, which is nice, I mean got her phone back. But you know what that's scary.

Speaker 1:

You know you come to Burbank, go buy a double, double and I know if they did use a weapon or just a shoving incident, or I mean, once again, they didn't tell us that, so it's reported as a handgun seen and used, but there was never one recovered and, from what I was told after the fact there was an extensive article, so what they call an article search in and around the school property Right, because they hadn't recovered a reported firearm and they didn't want to miss one if it had been tossed.

Speaker 2:

And it's actually living in an elementary school, absolutely.

Speaker 1:

Well, that was your big fear, but nothing else ever recovered.

Speaker 3:

Some kid playing out in the sandbox. Yeah, you know.

Speaker 1:

Hey look what I brought in Article searching dogs Yep exactly, and did close searches with officers and did a very thorough search. From what I was told and unfortunately didn't get me, it could be anywhere from between in and out in that school. Yeah, they could have tossed it anyway, throw in the freeway, who knows?

Speaker 3:

But they got her purse back and two dirt bags off the street. And don't come to Burbank to do your crime, you're going to get caught.

Speaker 1:

Unfortunately, it'll still be up to gas gone to do anything with them.

Speaker 2:

Well as we proceed on that Friday we had a grand opening and a ribbon cutting of bread and best bread and breakfast. These are for you to say.

Speaker 1:

We need subtitles for you to guys 321 East and Alameda and Ross.

Speaker 2:

You were there and you kind of commented that you've done several grand openings in that location.

Speaker 1:

Biddy, biddy, biddy, biddy, biddy, biddy, bid bread Well you know, I'm the one with the false tooth.

Speaker 3:

you guys wait Okay.

Speaker 1:

Pull that chicklet out of there. What are you doing? I'm doing a video for crying out loud.

Speaker 3:

Okay, my teeth are in Gross.

Speaker 2:

We got to rate the video now.

Speaker 3:

Bread and breakfast. It's right on the corner. It's where big mama's pizza is, so people know that little.

Speaker 2:

Was that a wing place at one time?

Speaker 3:

You're right, yeah, and also a burger place. Yeah, and also another. I've done four ribbon cuttings there. This ribbon cutting was in the morning I'm not a morning person. When they gave me the address, I showed up and I'm the first one there and I'm going. Didn't hear many times, but never at this hour. You remember the names of all?

Speaker 1:

those places.

Speaker 2:

Oh yeah, dude, next time just Photoshop new people in.

Speaker 1:

Because all those three places that were there before should go on your list of restaurants that are no longer. You are so correct.

Speaker 3:

You had three, but it's bread and breakfast and they're only open till three. They do. They're open during the weekday seven to three.

Speaker 2:

It's not bread and breakfast and lunch and dinner. It's just bread and breakfast.

Speaker 1:

So it sounds like a brunchy place. Yeah, and it's, a brunch goes till three people. This is LA brunch goes till three.

Speaker 3:

What's funny is it's owned by a couple of great Armenian guys and they're serving Mexican food.

Speaker 2:

I got nothing.

Speaker 1:

I'll have to try it myself, I think they complimented the chamber members with breakfast.

Speaker 3:

I know Jamie walked away with a couple of breakfast tacos. Now, I've never heard of a breakfast taco. I've heard of breakfast burritos. I've heard of, you know, scrappled eggs on toast and egg McMuff. I never heard of a breakfast.

Speaker 1:

I was teaching a class in Kalamazoo last year and discovered what a breakfast pizza was Unbelievable. Apparently, there's a chain of gas stations in the area in the area that are known for these breakfast.

Speaker 2:

I can't believe that when I think of a place to go in the morning for breakfast, I can't think. I could have thought of a gas station.

Speaker 1:

Well, you'd never know they were from a because the name of the place was on the boxes. I'm like where is this restaurant? I need to try this. And they said, no, it's a gas station. It's a chain of gas stations.

Speaker 3:

It's funny you say that, craig, because last week I saw there's an opening for a new chicken place inside of a liquor store here in Burbank. I believe it's Victory in Providencia.

Speaker 2:

Well, we have a chicken place. You've got a. You've got a restaurant in the back of Alameda liquor.

Speaker 3:

Well, not in back, it's inside, it's inside.

Speaker 2:

Well, yeah, but it's been there.

Speaker 3:

They've been there for a year.

Speaker 2:

It's inside the store, it's not a chicken who's in Bratwurst.

Speaker 3:

Who's? It just got a little bit Well. So they're there. If they take all Grubhub and all the delivery services, and call 321 East Alameda.

Speaker 2:

Let's move on Number H. Moving on to the weekend. Number H. This past weekend we said goodbye to a Burbank staple with Gordon Bearshaw and Angelino and Staff. Nando has now closed their doors as of Sunday night permanently, and Rashi said you talked to the manager there and he said it was their storage containers that were just too old to replace and not worth it.

Speaker 3:

And well they. I've heard from several sources that if you remember you drive down Alameda, you could see their huge beer containers.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, angelino.

Speaker 3:

What did I say?

Speaker 1:

Alameda I got lost coming here tonight. I want some of what he's taking.

Speaker 3:

Yes, angelino, and they have those big. You know where they store their beer and all the vats or whatever that's yeah, but apparently the machinery think about it. They've been there 25, at least 25 years. Stuff doesn't last forever. But my question is here's a test for you what was there before? It was Gordon Bearshaw. Don't we have the Jeopardy?

Speaker 1:

theme. You're supposed to know this. You're doing the whole story on restaurants that used to be.

Speaker 2:

I'm testing because, well, I'll tell you what. I don't hang in that area. I don't know.

Speaker 1:

What was next to Black Angus, right Up the street, up the street from Black Angus.

Speaker 2:

Street from Holiday Inn, the old bicycle club or something, but that's not there. That was down first.

Speaker 1:

Gordon Bearshaw. Was it a restaurant? Nope, oh.

Speaker 3:

Burbank Daily Review. Angelino Alou, san Fernando. We had the parking lot we used to go in the entrance. It was the old post office Before. The daily review is the post office.

Speaker 2:

Oh, I remember the old post office.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, now we're doing ourself.

Speaker 1:

You are, this is a podcast. This is a podcast. You're talking about stuff where typewriters typed in pencil.

Speaker 2:

You know why I don't remember that as being that? Because I never went in the front door. I always went in the parking lot when I was at the daily review, you remember you work circulation?

Speaker 3:

Yes, I did. I remember that corner. I remember that dark room very well I taught I won't say her name to keep the show clean, but I taught somebody how to do dark room work in that dark room I remember taking film in there and somebody saying, go in there and process it. And I go, what?

Speaker 2:

No, that's probably the old daily review on Orange Grove.

Speaker 3:

You're right. Thank you, Right, boy.

Speaker 1:

I'm really, I'm really and for those born in the last 40 years. So, gordon, goodbye Gordon beers.

Speaker 3:

Now, everybody would love to see places open and burbanked.

Speaker 2:

But you know, what I find is, wouldn't that be in their, in their DNA, when you open a business, that we're gonna need to replace this A brewery?

Speaker 1:

maintenance and replacement, yeah, what you need to okay.

Speaker 2:

This is a. It's got our 25 year life and we need to start. That's part of the business plan.

Speaker 1:

Maybe they just plan to be open for 25 years.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, that's it, yeah, that's it.

Speaker 3:

Everybody made note that they've closed several.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, I think it has more to do than just old equipment.

Speaker 1:

If you've ever, I assume you've been to the Gordon beers there. Yes, they're very personnel heavy, yeah, at those places.

Speaker 2:

A lot of people work in there. I love their freshly brewed root beer. It was very good.

Speaker 3:

Well, so we've in the in two weeks. A lot of people are hemorrhaging. We lost Gourmet 88. And now we lost Gordon beers. That's funny, both of them.

Speaker 1:

All the G's.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, that's weird, but people are saying what they would love to see there. Yeah, some people are. You gotta remember when they put that Gordon beer shin, they did not have four extra hotels a block away. You now have the Marriott, the Marriott residence.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, you can't say they don't have a built in clientele in that area, so I don't know who knows what's gonna go in there. That's.

Speaker 3:

Right across the street you have a craft beer place now next to Story Tavern Right and you got beers still in the same block.

Speaker 2:

Breaking down the pass and Riverside to go to 24 different restaurants.

Speaker 1:

And we do a GoFundMe to get a better sign on that hotel.

Speaker 3:

Oh, the one that's hand painted up on the roof Like it's made a cardboard. It does, doesn't it? Well, when they changed the original guy that built that, Joe Perry, when it was a Holiday Inn, Aerosmith.

Speaker 2:

Yes, yes exactly.

Speaker 3:

Joe, joe Perry. Mike Nolan was his best friend Mike and his brother they. I remember he walked into city council once I wanted to build the second tower and had a briefcase of a million dollars and said to the city I want to build my second tower.

Speaker 2:

So Yep, well, let's move on to one more thing we saw this past weekend which we're all trying to. We're trying to digest right now.

Speaker 3:

I don't know, Bob.

Speaker 1:

You have my interest peaked.

Speaker 2:

Somehow on social media a video came out of our mayor, constantine Anthony, being spanked in a video by a drag queen.

Speaker 1:

What Talk about go fund me.

Speaker 2:

Now I'm going to say this okay, number one, here's my take on it. Oh, the visual. There was just Number one. My take is this he's running for county supervisor. I didn't know where this happened. There's no location in the video. He's running for county supervisor. I'm sure he's doing some kind of a fundraising or a.

Speaker 1:

This is a democratic. It was just.

Speaker 2:

And somebody, tongue in cheek, said, hey, just yeah, let's do it. And, of course, somebody took a video. And what's the first thing to do with it? Send it to Fox News.

Speaker 1:

Right, they're going to use it as ammunition. So now it's going all over the country.

Speaker 2:

That's a Burbank mayor. He's being spanked by a drag queen. He didn't, he didn't. There's nothing on him or anything else that says Burbank mayor. But I do understand. It's kind of a double edged sword. I mean, if you are the Burbank mayor, you do have you are representing our city even 24 seven. It's not saying you just turn on and turn off.

Speaker 3:

I mean, Well, they've shifted the words a little. They said there were kids present. I looked at the picture. His own son was there. That was it.

Speaker 2:

Even there were kids there. He didn't do anything. That you know. You can put it on everybody's video.

Speaker 1:

I mean 2023. They're good fun for crying out loud people.

Speaker 2:

That's all it was. He was just having a lighthearted moment.

Speaker 3:

Hey. I mean Do you guys remember laughing. They used to do some really corny stuff like that All the soccer to me stuff, yeah, and it was fine. Now they do it and it's all over social media.

Speaker 2:

And this was I mean. Yeah, this wasn't even meant to be, yeah. So I'm sure at the council meeting it's going to come up and he's going to probably have to explain himself, and you know if anything, I hope he doesn't apologize. At the very best. You know, it might have been a little bit of bad judgment maybe, but besides that, I you know it's the man didn't do anything legally wrong. How long ago was? This supposedly this happened on the weekend.

Speaker 1:

It was very recent. Yeah, exactly, you know. Lighten up America, thank you very much.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, I think it's. You know it's much to do about nothing. You know what.

Speaker 1:

But if somebody doesn't want him to run or wants to give him a hard time, perfect ammunition for that right.

Speaker 2:

Every, every video I've seen retweeted or tweets everything else, it's all from Republican. You know people Gorses, yeah, it's all Republican. You know very you know. I think most people just say you know whatever, you know.

Speaker 3:

You know there's a group of people in this community that don't like our mayor. That's your prerogative. Yeah, you and I have talked about it many times. He's been in here, done podcasts. He has not done.

Speaker 2:

Great, anything, he won the popular vote. Thank you, okay, he won the vote. Okay, so if people didn't, how do you win the vote? You know so, and now he's been for county supervisor, so you know.

Speaker 1:

I.

Speaker 2:

I I even pass on this. You know I'm not, I'm not offended by it. You know everything else. I'm sure if you had to do all over again, he probably may not have done it. But you know it's not, it's not a scandal in any way.

Speaker 3:

Well, the sad part about it is they took. They're looking for anything right now. Yeah, he was at two open houses recently where the police were called because there were protesters. Again, the other party made so much noise at these two events they had to come and he had leave, you know, and that's, that's just BS, in my just disruption. Yep People think they can get away with it. Now, other thugs they can. Yeah, they are. Yeah, okay, well, does that lead us into a commercial Cause? I need to go wipe my brow.

Speaker 2:

Okay, well, we'll take a quick commercial break. He need to take his meds and be back with the the week that we'll be.

Speaker 1:

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Speaker 2:

To the loop to do Okay, we're back with you for the week that will be.

Speaker 3:

And that, by the way, thanks for the water I needed to swallow my pills.

Speaker 2:

And this that does bring us to today, which is 9 11. Like I said before I watched I was up very late last night watching. It was a two and a half hour YouTube video taken off the news station in New York, like the ABC or NBC station, and it you know it's from the time they broke into their programming. You know they're interviewing some guy on their morning show and how the information was coming in and you know they have reporters on the scene and you know what. We know what happened and with the reports that came in, where it was very, it was very interesting to see how reports were made. There was one report that the state department had been bombed also, which of course we know is not true now, but it just shows you how hard it is to get information and, you know, get good, accurate.

Speaker 1:

And it was hard to correct.

Speaker 2:

Right.

Speaker 1:

False information. And they also that first thought it was just a, a private jet, not a airliner that hit the building and Well, we all remember where we were, where we were going, when we were going and what we did the rest of the day In one of those events.

Speaker 2:

I don't know if I can imagine what it's like to be in New York when that happened. I mean, it's bad enough here in the other side of the country, but in New York.

Speaker 3:

I must. If you recall, we have an airport here in town shut down, every airport, nothing flew.

Speaker 2:

They grounded everything.

Speaker 3:

Everything.

Speaker 2:

And what was it? Four or five days.

Speaker 3:

Right.

Speaker 2:

It wasn't just. You know that, then I mean, there was nothing outside, nothing, no noise at all.

Speaker 3:

I do recall Burbank firefighters put a team together and they Robin Williams late Robin Williams his own jet. He flew Burbank firefighters back to New York to help in the recovery and that's the only way they could get in was by private jet.

Speaker 2:

I saw there was a memorial at the LA city fire department and they have a big, huge piece of the biggest one of the towers that's there and they had a ceremony there. Now we had our own ceremony here in Burbank this morning which you attended, and I know a lot of city officials I think four officials of the council made it to it and as long as many city department heads, everybody else.

Speaker 3:

Well, it was nice to see the guys from station 11, some police officers out there. Our new fire chief was there, our retired fire chief was there. But, yeah, it was nice to see our vice mayor, council member Mullins and council member Nicky Perez there.

Speaker 2:

Along with the mayor.

Speaker 3:

And the mayor. They were all there, nobody spoke. There were maybe a dozen. We'll have some pictures in the story in my Burbank tomorrow. But you know it was a short, quick but a lot of people don't realize firemen are still dying Right and so far I saw on a news report today so far 343 firefighters have died from cancer and related.

Speaker 1:

Well, 343 died that day, that day, and now, since then, police officers, responders and firefighters they've lost as many, if not more, due to illnesses related to.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, and we just reached them in the last year. I know John Stewart had to go and fight with Congress. That was an amazing Because Congress was not going to give benefits to these people.

Speaker 1:

Well, they have to keep fighting for it. They have to keep going back. For some reason, our politicians.

Speaker 2:

Now it's become a political thing instead of a do the right thing thing.

Speaker 1:

Right, because they always want to tack on their little bill or their little thing. So you know they want to make it a package deal to benefit them. But it's sad that they have to keep going back every three, four, five years to fight for it all over again.

Speaker 2:

Having John Stewart there as their spokesman made it a.

Speaker 1:

Very eloquent, eloquent. If you haven't seen it online, it's worth looking up on YouTube or what have you? But very emotional and very well spoken message to the.

Speaker 3:

You know it was sad for me to see only maybe 15 people there. I've been there when there were a ton more. I know it's early in the morning, but you know what I mean this morning. This morning we shall never forget. Now, today is 9-11. Also my son's birthday, and it's a birthday that we continue to celebrate because he was born before this event, but it's one that I have a nephew. His birthday is today, but you'll never forget what you were doing.

Speaker 1:

Well, and we can't, we can't not pass it on, because there's generations now and coming in the future that weren't around or that weren't alive when it happened.

Speaker 2:

Like I said before, it was our Pearl Harbor.

Speaker 1:

For our generation.

Speaker 2:

Our generation, yeah, and look at our generation Now. We've been through a 9-11, which is our Pearl Harbor, and now we've also been through a pandemic. I mean holy cow, that's.

Speaker 1:

I think we're a tough generation.

Speaker 3:

I'll tell you and we keep marching on.

Speaker 1:

I have to.

Speaker 3:

You know we do and it's. But let's never forget today Patriot day, they call it 9-11. You know, when you see a first responder, you don't think. You know, you think about them. That day they went into that building not knowing that they'd never go home.

Speaker 2:

We have so many holidays and so these holidays mean nothing to people. Why not have a holiday? Yeah, I mean, a week after Labor Day? Okay, we have two presidents holidays, you know, back to back or something. We have Martin Luther King, then presence day back to back. Why not have Labor Day? And then we can call it first responders day or something. You know Patriot Day. We honor first responders. I mean, why shouldn't today be a holiday? So you say never, never forget.

Speaker 1:

The ironic thing about that, we're gonna be the only people working First responders.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, but you know what? We still can take care of them, you know.

Speaker 1:

Absolutely, and God bless those who we lost that day, the ones we've lost since and the ones who still go on living with the memory.

Speaker 2:

Even get pulled by a cop or something or whatever you know, those are still. That's still the first guy's gonna jump in front of something to protect you, no matter what you say to him or anything else. That's his DNA is to protect you, no matter what.

Speaker 3:

So you know, we both know a good share of firemen and policemen, and you're right, I mean firemen go on calls every day. You know it's something that we won't forget.

Speaker 2:

And that shows his head on channel four, the first responders.

Speaker 3:

The first handers rescue.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, if you don't understand what fire department and parametric people do, that shows very, very realistic Right down. I mean it was very well produced.

Speaker 3:

Hopefully it'll go to season two.

Speaker 2:

Absolutely. Well, you know what with the strike? Then we have to write a script for him. So it's all reality. So also today we had the landlord tenant while the planning commission meeting was canceled. I guess we have no planning to do in the city so.

Speaker 1:

So it wasn't at 6 pm.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, it was not at 6 pm because it was canceled, so we're not going to plan until October. Now Landlord tenant commission met at 6 pm. They had nine items discussed with you know, mostly about landlords and monthly rent increases. So that's still a hot topic and we'll get a little more involved with that in our city council.

Speaker 1:

And we'll find out later what came of all that.

Speaker 2:

Yes, tuesday, but not really, because they don't, those meetings aren't recorded.

Speaker 3:

Landlord tenant.

Speaker 2:

he's saying yeah, landlord, tenant, commission, these are not recorded.

Speaker 1:

We'll put our investigators on the case.

Speaker 2:

So tomorrow our city council's gonna now this I'm trying to understand here Look at the agenda and they meet it. They started at three o'clock with a closed session and one of the things we're gonna talk about in the closed session is anticipated litigation about council districts.

Speaker 1:

So I'm sure they're gonna talk about that, one of your favorite things?

Speaker 2:

Well then they're going to leave the closed session and go have a board and commission thank you reception in the community services building. Now this is while the council's still in session, which I'm finding very interesting. Now, does that mean they have to be on the record of what they say at the board and commissions?

Speaker 1:

I mean or can they adjourn and reconvene later?

Speaker 2:

I didn't say anything in the agenda about doing that. I just said. Just says that they will go to the I know the Brown act.

Speaker 3:

That's really touchy because they used to have a dinner for commissioners. And you said they can't do that.

Speaker 2:

Because the Brown now. Does that mean that all these people now are on the record who are in this meeting and they're all in on the record? Also because they're now talking to council. People on the record.

Speaker 3:

No, because I've had this discussion with a couple of members of the police commission and they have been drilled into their head. You cannot talk. You cannot have three of you together. There was a civic event that went on. I wanted to take a picture of our five commissioners. Boomb said I can't be in the picture with the other three.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, the city. Five city council members can get y'all to get in the picture.

Speaker 3:

But the point is they have drilled into these. Commissioners, you cannot be together in five. I'm taking a picture. We're not discussing city politics.

Speaker 1:

They can be in my picture, but the perception is for somebody on the outside looking and they could be led to believe that they must have.

Speaker 2:

I'm just looking at the fact that the council meeting is actually according to the agenda. The council meeting is going on while they're at this board and commission thing, and that's the case.

Speaker 1:

So they could talk about business.

Speaker 2:

Well, yeah, but doesn't then? Records have to be kept, isn't there have to be an official.

Speaker 1:

There's a stenographer walking around with each other.

Speaker 2:

Well, I don't know. So then they return back to the council chambers at six o'clock and some things are going to talk about. They came up with a new contract for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. That's good until contract 2027. They're also going to accept a donation of a rotary clock tower, which is going to be valued around $14,000, from the Rotary Club of Burbank and it's going to be installed at the Centennial Walkway. Now, frank, the Centennial Walkway is at the corner of Palm and Third Street. Did you know that? I knew that. How did you know that? I remember it was dedicated.

Speaker 3:

Oh, I know the city pretty good.

Speaker 2:

Well, that's OK, I can't remember the review building, so it's one to one.

Speaker 1:

You saved me from asking.

Speaker 3:

So now we can say it's across the street from Cartoon Network, which won't be there.

Speaker 2:

And across from I don't know that apartment building.

Speaker 3:

No, the restaurant.

Speaker 2:

In other words, when you walk out of the jail and you make a right, it's the first place you walk to oh that, Now I know where you're talking about. There's a little thing on the corner right there Now I know so they're going to pay $14,000 for a clock and the Rotary.

Speaker 3:

The donation is Rotary.

Speaker 2:

And Rotary has to also pay $895 a year for five years to maintain it.

Speaker 3:

That means the person that goes and changes it twice here to move it back an hour gets some good money.

Speaker 2:

And that they pass that law. There's a new law that they're looking at and having daylight savings time permanent.

Speaker 3:

I mean I thought we voted on that as a state as a state.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, I think it's in Congress right now.

Speaker 1:

I'm off. I'm off for it because I realize, every time it's time to change the clocks, how many darn clocks I have, all my clocks are automatic, but why couldn't they pass that law back? We don't all live in it in a, in an electrical in a VCRs and had to go. Oh my god that they start blinking and oh, my Betamax machine is always flash and I can't figure it out.

Speaker 3:

How long it takes me. Greg Durling, I'm kind of in the same boat. You know how many clocks the ones that are in the bathroom up high on the wall Right, the kitchen wall.

Speaker 1:

The manual ones are just out of reach. Exactly.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, the city council will be in the same boat.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, so wait, I thought they were having a celebration before at Gordon Beers.

Speaker 2:

So staff recommends the city council adopt a monthly salary schedule that is 5% higher than the current current salary. So they're going to move from $1,547.99 a month to $1,625.39.

Speaker 1:

You know what? Just one of them.

Speaker 2:

That's a whole year of maintenance on this on the city council, so they're going to get a lot of $250 a month for their vehicle too.

Speaker 3:

Years ago we used to have glad flies get up at council and if they wanted to give them a $25 raise they had a shit.

Speaker 2:

What's a dad? Dad flies, not glad flies.

Speaker 1:

Whatever they were, I don't know what he was trying to say so.

Speaker 3:

I didn't even offer those are happy flies, glad flies, dad flies. Yeah, they're the council critics and they used to complain about it. They don't, people don't realize that notebook that you see council sit on there, that they get on Tuesday and Wednesday night I think it's Friday they have to read it.

Speaker 2:

Take the weekend to read it.

Speaker 3:

There's a lot council members so that money. They're not getting a lot of money to be a council member.

Speaker 2:

And for those of you that need to have, your want to save money on a sleeping pill, you can have a sleep pill.

Speaker 1:

You can have it on your bed.

Speaker 2:

That's a good deal. I can't afford it. Wow, well, that's it, god's fired.

Speaker 1:

Well, I you know, once again Crystal Palmer does a great job.

Speaker 2:

Our city finances are in great shape. It's, it's, it's the content. That isn't the most. You listen to.

Speaker 1:

The presentation and the PowerPoint presentation.

Speaker 2:

You're just saying well, the people are great.

Speaker 3:

It's the content that it has to be on the record. You know, I'll tell you if you she's going to be a great speaker.

Speaker 2:

I love this and they're a report. Oh, I can imagine. Oh yeah, they're actually probably looking forward to this. Yeah, I'll two of them.

Speaker 1:

I'll bring the popcorn Then.

Speaker 2:

Then we start getting into the meat of the meeting and of course, meat of the meat of the two different spellings of meat, by the way Um for clerical purposes. And of course and of course this means you'll probably last till one or two in the morning, because they're going to do all the one instead of having to do everything out at one and one night we're going to get once again bring back the uh um to the adopt a district map. Oh, and so they started this last last meeting and because two of the members weren't there, or Mary Anthony had to leave on a family thing, they decided to postpone it till the next meeting, which is three weeks later, which is Tuesday night.

Speaker 1:

So instead of doing one meeting, they decided to do an extraordinarily long meeting every two weeks.

Speaker 2:

Yes, actually, there's three weeks since they had the last meeting and then, of course, and there's no meeting next week. So, uh, because the barring municipal code says you have to meet at least two times a month. It says at least. It doesn't say you only two times a month, it says at least so that's the add a meeting.

Speaker 1:

They're shooting for the minimum.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, what happens when they were, when there's five Mondays in a month?

Speaker 2:

And it's a month there's five Mondays. In there means on Tuesday anyway, so that probably wouldn't matter. But they also. It says two meetings a month, not two meetings every five weeks.

Speaker 3:

Any how you lost me back at the Treasures report.

Speaker 2:

I'm sorry. I think I lost half of it Anyway on YouTube or Facebook or YouTube and Twitter, and I still live, so, um, so once again, we're going to look at that. Of course, the website says we've already had a lot of people who have been on the website. I'm sure that they're going to be discussed at the closed session and of course they'll come back after closed session say nothing to report. But okay, at least he's going to probably give them a run down and what's going on where we stand with Santa Monica decision. It'll be interesting to see what what comes out. They have to adopt a map and then move on and decide about when they want to. They can ihan that data or change instructions.

Speaker 3:

So this is the potential limit of hey what wrong important.

Speaker 2:

Which would be good practice. So changes에서도 Um, you know how many people like talk to during the week that still have no clue?

Speaker 1:

Yeah, but this is all about probably uh uh, I wouldn't know anything about it because through no external source, the city is providing. Am I, yeah, being educated about this?

Speaker 3:

well, it goes to say, we had run advertisements for them. Your signs on.

Speaker 2:

Add what eight months ago, for one month right so yeah, crazy, crazy Then after we get through all that and make a decision I.

Speaker 3:

Was that flights?

Speaker 2:

water. Talk about an adoption of an urgency ordinance imposing heightened tenant protections for just cause, even evictions. For certain residential tenancies in Burbank You're gonna require permits for demolition substantially model and increasing the relocation assistance payment to three months rent. We're also gonna talk about an introduction of an ordinance imposing Hide and tenant protections for just cause evictions. You could tell he read the.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, and he was. He was literally taking his cursor and following along to highlight it, to absolutely move it here.

Speaker 2:

And so we're gonna talk about once again, you know, not rent control, but and I I get this. I mean these, these corporate landlords are coming in buying buildings and then saying, yes, so we're gonna remodel this building. You have to all me everybody out everybody out and then they use it. They paint the door and you'll never be able to afford to come back right, yeah so this will at least give you know that, make them have, at least have their, their permits first and you know what they're Gonna do and and probably have to define what a Renovation is. You know it can't just be paint, it's got to be probably, you know, maybe some flowers in the front yard, who knows but it's got to be something substantial that you know we caught that people have to move the work to be done.

Speaker 1:

Well, and who defines a just cause eviction? Is that already defined somewhere, or is that something that they're working on? The state, yeah. That's come down like a term that could be tossed around easily but hard to define.

Speaker 2:

I. You know we don't have it on our rundown tonight, but yeah, I think they should also talk about doing something to protect all these people on strike right now, when we protect the people get during COVID Two ways look at it. I mean, you know they don't have paychecks coming in and Hopefully they don't all lose their houses or their apartments.

Speaker 1:

It's gonna come down to the financial effect on the city.

Speaker 2:

Well, that it's having the other side. I'm gonna say it and I don't want to think I'm not thinking of landlords, because you know, we all know that in November they've got a property tax payment to pay, which might is substantial money. So you know the LA County is not gonna say, oh gee, yes, your tenants are on strike, so you have to pay your taxes, that they don't care right, but we talked about it, I think, a few shows ago.

Speaker 1:

But just to be devil's advocate, a pandemic and a strike are two very different things. Which is why I say it's gonna come down to the financial effect on the city itself if they're gonna start cutting breaks To industry folks, because then you have to define Okay Well, who's it?

Speaker 2:

We're gonna be called an industry city catering person.

Speaker 1:

Is it?

Speaker 2:

right, yeah, but no, you're right, you're right, it's gonna come down to there's some subsidiary jobs that aren't in a union.

Speaker 1:

But right, you have caterers, you have prop people, you have.

Speaker 2:

But yeah, I'm right, cleaner after your time earlier tonight. You know, you know my improvement can to raise our rates recently, which we would like twice in 12 years, and we actually backed off on a couple of our, of our raises to a couple of the the restaurants and stuff, because they're struggling right now. So we, you know, we put them back on the old rates, you know, to try to help them out also.

Speaker 1:

So you know what no one's asking for a free ride here it may come down to private businesses in the city to Pony up not pony up, but to cut some breaks here and there. I don't know.

Speaker 2:

I don't know either. Difficult, but I know both sides of it, and and there's no easy answers here, but yeah, but can you make taxpayers with the bill for people who are on strike?

Speaker 3:

It's tough.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, I don't need to ask for the swallow for some.

Speaker 2:

I was asking for state money or city money. They're just saying you can't get evicted until you know for six months maybe, or something, I don't. I don't know what they can do.

Speaker 3:

But I don't have to make the decision right. There's a lot of legal stuff in there.

Speaker 2:

Well, they did for COVID.

Speaker 1:

But I don't think we can compare the two. That's my point can't compare the two.

Speaker 3:

Yeah.

Speaker 1:

I just don't think it's fair to compare them.

Speaker 2:

You're right, I know you're. I agree a hundred percent with you. We can't, we can't. They're not comparable, except the fact that Burbank is a media town.

Speaker 1:

So I agree. I agree it's important, certainly the blood, like blood life of the Of the city, but it's a completely different.

Speaker 3:

Yeah well scenario, but I think the flip side of that is our city council asking some of these multimillionaire board of directors. It's now time it's starting to affect the majority of our residents.

Speaker 2:

You're talking about the studio people. Yeah, the studio millionaires Executives. Well, you know they're the last I heard. Their whole philosophy is we'll just keep as good, they're gonna run out of money and they're gonna have to settle with us. So they're not gonna help them because they want to see them Get desperate and have to settle. That that's their whole, their whole business plan. I guess this is this is the weight I'm out until they're they're desperate to come back to the tables. Okay, we Well, now it's.

Speaker 1:

It's almost interesting timing because I saw a interview with Jay Leno from many years ago. But and they were, it was financial difficulty for some reason in the in the studios or the network was going through tough times and he was making 30 million dollars a year. And they went into this big meeting and and they told them we're gonna have to lay off like half half your crew, unless we can figure something out. And he pulled everybody at the table, said what does everybody think of me taking the 50% pay cut To keep everybody working? And of course they voted for it. So he he took a 15 million dollar pay cut, said I'm still fine. That's I'm doing fine with. I'm doing okay. Yeah, keep these people working. They were as loyal as could be to him absolutely, absolutely, and they were great people, but that was a side note is I understand he never once cashed a check that he made.

Speaker 2:

They're still in the night show.

Speaker 1:

He has a separate account.

Speaker 2:

That are still there just making money as a separate account.

Speaker 1:

He lived off his stand-up yeah, all his stand-up money, but you don't hear of any big network or studio executives and taking a pay cut and also the last time they had a strike, as I remember, he actually paid the, the staff, people who won't pocket, basically keep them and I haven't heard of a other talk show host doing that this time. So Not this time around. I haven't it. Not that it isn't happening, I don't know, but I haven't heard of any example.

Speaker 3:

We did see, I think. Well, drew Kerry was doing something, he was going to Bob's. If you bought it, bob's right, he picked up your bill.

Speaker 1:

Yeah so he was helping. He was the restaurant and the right and the and a couple of them.

Speaker 2:

I'm sure. I'm sure that some people are doing the same to help them, but I know Jay Leno.

Speaker 1:

I got bless me if they're doing it behind the scenes.

Speaker 3:

Well, you know it's a good time to interject here. There are tons of. We are an industry town. There's a lot of restaurants here in Burbank that are given 15 to 20 percent. I just noticed romance in the Bain is doing that. You show your union card and now people have complained. Well, I'm not in the union, but our company has been cut back. They will take care of everybody. Now Quite a few of the restaurants to key lives. She's offered that from day one. If you're an honest worker in the studio or getting affected by it, they want to help you out well, a lot of, a lot of hurting people right now.

Speaker 2:

Let's move on to the Bermacat now. Once again, we have two meetings at the same time and I'm not sure how the Burbank athletic Federation people are supposed to go to the commissions, get together and still how will be the same time, but they don't think about that because we have to have seven meetings Instead of you had three last week, seven this week. Burbank athletic Federation has a special meeting at 530, the community services building, and the one thing they're gonna talk about is is the youth sports, youth sports, transgender athletic policy, and I get an update by staff. I Looked on their Agenda and they had no attachment. They don't explain what the policy is.

Speaker 1:

I think we will find that out is their policy or is the update them, writing up or creating a policy?

Speaker 2:

I it doesn't say. They don't put it on there, which is it is no context yeah, Moving to Wednesday, the board of library trustees will meet at 530, the Burbank Central Library. So I guess they make sense. They meet instead of they read. They don't read about it, they actually meet.

Speaker 1:

They could read because they got nothing but books around.

Speaker 2:

Yes, Thursday the Colt, the Berman Culture Arts Commission, is gonna meet at 9 am, so such alarm clocks of that at the community services building.

Speaker 3:

I Will not be there.

Speaker 2:

Oh, I don't rely, Sorry. They're gonna have an update on their fall festival. That's something that they're putting together. They're gonna do with the Valley Cultural Foundation and they're gonna hold a screening of the nightmare before Christmas movie and they're written by some guy in Burbank. I had my Tim Burton On September 30th from 4 to 7 pm At Johnny Carson Park. I'm not sure how well they're gonna show a screen at 4 in the afternoon, but I'm sure that, yeah, it's very, a very bright screen, I guess.

Speaker 3:

I can't do it. I did. We did it up at the Bowl, once there's some projectors out there. My son got that.

Speaker 2:

I see the event is gonna include performances from various groups, artists, vendors, and there'll be food trucks. They said the plan is still being finalized. The performers but the they recommended they invite some Armenian performers. They come to the show to attract members of our meeting community. They said that they're gonna actually be paying the performers, so I'm not sure where the money comes from that. Tim burdened, what's the event? That the poll is through? Event bright, so they have a better count of people who'll be attending. Now this is a free event. I'm not sure. And it's in the park. There's no fences around it. I'm not sure how they're going to really regulate who comes in to watch the movie or doesn't. But he wants to have event bright. You there. Ever bright, ever bright. Now it's event bright.

Speaker 1:

This is even it's Tim Burton and event bright.

Speaker 3:

Well, you know our Rubin cultural arts commission. They do a lot, a lot of things people don't realize, not just music, not just painting the boxes on the street corner, put in a mural at the animal shelter we covered, but they also have a lot of different things and they don't get shown. This is finally something that they it's a great event speaking of electrical boxes.

Speaker 2:

They're also talking about electrical boxes and they're ready for, if currently done, 60 electrical boxes have them haven't painted and Right now we're up to phase 7 and they get. They pay an artist $1,250 for their electrical box art. So I guess there's a lot of designs being submitted right now and and all that, and I guess you know artists make a.

Speaker 1:

They're making a killing. I just driving around town. I like the. They are work on the boxes but I didn't know they were getting 1300 bucks a piece, not only need to.

Speaker 3:

The city gives them some parameters. There's themes on all these different phases and they got to come up with a theme. They got to come up with the art and it has to be approved and then to paint it. I've gone out there, we've covered it.

Speaker 2:

Well, we have a my bourbon at the corner of Hollywood Magnolia. Yes, we do, and we actually sponsored.

Speaker 1:

I will tell you a couple of these, because many of them have like cartoon characters on them and stuff and if you catch one of them in the corner your eye, you sometimes you swear somebody's running into the street, running off the sidewalk, jumping, going crazy or something like that. Oh, it's better just having an old green painted.

Speaker 2:

I like them. I yeah, I did ten minutes ago I didn't know some.

Speaker 1:

They were paying 1,250 bucks a piece to have them painted, so I'm gonna stick with the time when I didn't know that they were paying that much money to have them.

Speaker 2:

Some of these painters are just gonna be pleased looking at them. We've done profiles. We're struggling artists so a couple of these artists and.

Speaker 3:

They go from city to city. Doing this that's how they live is Paint in the box. I like it. I like it.

Speaker 1:

Okay, um it should be a book. Somebody should go. When it's done, they go around make a book of all the different boxes.

Speaker 3:

Well, it's funny you say that because last week we're talking about painting boxes and murals. I believe the city does have a list somewhere I found on visit Burbank, not on the city website. Well, that's it. They have the murals.

Speaker 2:

That's part of the Burbank website. Isn't visit Burbank? No, that's not paid for by the well it might be paid.

Speaker 3:

But it's not on the city when it's different URL. Yes, it's visit Burbank and it has murals inside of restaurants, inside of businesses Like tequila's, where it says Burbank. She has seven different murals in there. How do you call me the other day? I think that's a restaurant, probably with the most gorgeous murals, but would other people ever know they're beautiful?

Speaker 1:

Oh, we just story on it, so they should know.

Speaker 2:

On tequila's, but what about other places?

Speaker 3:

You're talking about tequila's and about you know. But if people wanted to find murals, go to visit Burbankcom. So after you're done with the 9 am Meeting, you can get some lunch and then get ready for the park and rec board meeting.

Speaker 2:

It's at 6 pm. Oh, I'm gonna need to eat before then. Now they're gonna bring up something that the community had an uproar about Because, and and just to finally, so that the city was gonna cut down 121 freeze a lepo pine trees a lepo pine trees on, mostly on Niagara. Um, they started it we're gonna do that in july of 2023 and they never notified the residents until, all of a sudden, crews started to show up to say we're gonna cut all the trees down.

Speaker 3:

They didn't do that.

Speaker 2:

You know, I know the city rewind. They sent out Notice with they were going to do their go to them with it.

Speaker 1:

They didn't give them a choice.

Speaker 2:

Is what they did. It was within a week. I think they're gonna start doing it, so they had.

Speaker 3:

they had some some emergency conditions yeah and it was in the middle of the summer they sent out these letters. Somebody goes to Europe for two weeks, comes back and finds their tree.

Speaker 1:

Their front lawn is all burned out because the shade's gone.

Speaker 2:

Now. So they're talking about taking out 121 trees now I guess, uh, you, you know, rush you a little more about it, but, um, they want to get all the mature trees, no matter what. Now I think you heard there were four trees that it needed and actually really need to be taken out because they are In and desperate needs of being removed. But I'm just having a hard time getting around. We got to take 120 trees out.

Speaker 1:

Is there a plan to replace these trees, because most cities have a plan buddy with little Stopplings. So we're replacing it with another old tree, yeah, right, it's gonna take.

Speaker 2:

It's gonna take 40 or 50 years to start getting.

Speaker 3:

Well, you got to realize. These pine trees that they're taking out are 110 years old, right, okay, they've way past their maturity, you know well, that's I read about them.

Speaker 2:

They actually said those trees last between 100 and 150 years and I'm not sure we just got to take them all out on the I'm the same week.

Speaker 3:

Well, they're not. If you, if you studied a little more, which I did, I would I dive okay.

Speaker 1:

I've been to let them cover it, because we're. None of us here are tree experts.

Speaker 3:

I dived into the report that the city required. They hired a arborist, an independent arborist that went out and did a ton of work. This report is what? 20 pages I mean, of every tree. He had magnifying glasses either the stuff that he used binoculars, probes, soya probes, cameras, you know to look what bark beetle infestation did to entry our forests the last handful of years. You know so what happened was that last storm we had. We lost several trees that should have been taken out years ago and who's waiting for those pine trees?

Speaker 2:

Yes, they were, that's not no, I asked on Niagara.

Speaker 3:

I photographed trees on Niagara that went into houses during the storm three weeks ago, not three weeks ago.

Speaker 2:

Okay, I thought you're talking about.

Speaker 3:

I thought you were the truck, was any at this last one? No, nobody else.

Speaker 2:

No. I Asked the city if any trees because of this and the city said no trees were right, we're talking this report now.

Speaker 3:

Okay, three months old.

Speaker 2:

You said, you said the storm.

Speaker 3:

I just thought I didn't know what storm you're talking about so there are three trees Uh, two on Niagara, one on keystone that need to be Removed immediately. Okay, and what they're looking at and I'll tell you. If you want to read the report. It's all public. You can go on the parks or rec. You know administrative page for their meeting, their agenda, and I'll tell you the person that did this report. Every house is listed. They've broken them down now.

Speaker 2:

What's the time frame they want to take these hundred twenty trees out in?

Speaker 3:

two years.

Speaker 2:

Okay.

Speaker 3:

Right, like you know, when they started removing the trees On magnolia and people had, you know five businesses, they'd cut down these trees. People had we're going apeshit. People were complaining, and they're legitimate, but those people that are complaining have never gone on the roof of those businesses To see that there's three feet of tree leaves, that on flat roofs when it rains.

Speaker 1:

You then now have a building, a lot of weight and a lot of rot that's happening underneath it. But these three, the tree plantings, are for the long term. They're thinking 40 years ahead, 50 years ahead. Everybody's stuck on today.

Speaker 3:

Right, these are long-term plans and if you recall, a couple years ago In one of the parks in Pasadena a tree that fell, that they had an arborist watching it Fell and killed a kid. I mean now the city is at liable. So they've really done a lot of work. I read this report page by page the city the thing that gets me is this is another thing that the city does. No public knew about it.

Speaker 2:

Nobody knows. The bottom line here is that they just or go ahead and do it without but it is worth noting that all of these trees are on City property.

Speaker 3:

Yes, I believe. Uh, 99 percent. Yeah, and their plan is Because Burbank's Tree City, usa, for every tree that they'll take out to replace, they're going to replace with two or three. Okay, yes, it might take a couple years.

Speaker 1:

These are years for the long term.

Speaker 3:

Yep, yeah, they didn't realize when they planted the trees along Magnolia. If you drive westbound from victory, look at the canopy. The canopy is the leaves. Those trees are huge. When we get out the sidewalks, well, the problem is they also destroy the sidewalks. They drop berries, tripping hazards and well and what they. So they came up with this plan Over, I think, a 10-year plan To replace all those trees. And yes, it's sad to see all that shade go. But also when the city gets sued for a couple million dollars for a loss of a life, you know then your kid can watch that tree out front grow right, yeah, so Well, they had a 10-year plan for Niagara too. Yeah, and I, you know, I look at the trees on. They are gorgeous, but when you, it's sad when we have. You know, did we ever expect when they planted these trees?

Speaker 1:

Well, and we'd be in the drought, and that's something to consider. We also planted these trees, right? We didn't build the houses around in a forest, right? Right, these trees were were planted there.

Speaker 3:

So this is part of a master plan, yep and the city has to look at the overall picture and, like magnolia, like these pine trees, it's. It's a big, bigger picture than just the tree in front of my house.

Speaker 1:

Uh yeah, I hate to say selfish, but it's not your tree and you don't want that tree going through your garage or anything like that.

Speaker 3:

Well, that storm that we had a couple months back that took out a couple of trees, I remember chasing, literally going from, with the fire department, from lines down, power lines down, trees down.

Speaker 2:

Cars destroyed and the information they have is if a tree falls, the city's not going to pay any liability for it.

Speaker 3:

Right.

Speaker 2:

Even though their tree on their property, they just say Back to nature.

Speaker 3:

So if you want to read that report, it's online. If you go to the city page, go to agendas, you can look at the parks rec Report in there are as a report and two attachments. You can read for it yourself if you want to know how and when they'll be cutting the tree down.

Speaker 2:

We'll try to tell you next week. Uh, what was, what was uh decide? Well, actually all I'm gonna do is just have a report and Send that report to the council. That's right, it's a good.

Speaker 1:

It's another commission that actually does reports to the council so holy cow there's a silver lining, oh right, yeah there, but they always do.

Speaker 2:

They're actually very good about that. Um then I One more thing on uh, we go to um, we're still on the thursday here 14th busy day, on thursday, we have another ribbon cutting right for us hair cutters and beauty supply, which is going to be located at pre three zero three Agnoia boulevard. So if you Need a haircut or a beauty supply, there's a new store for you.

Speaker 1:

And we don't know if we're gonna have anybody there covering it. So if you happen to attend, you want to snap a couple of pictures? Go ahead and hashtag us on twitter my verb bank news or email them or whatever. Send us some pictures.

Speaker 3:

There you go. There's a couple of new. Next maybe I'll go by a day before because I'm told there's a couple of new juice places that haven't had ribbon cuttings yet. There's a couple of new restaurants that we don't know about.

Speaker 2:

Why don't you? You have to join the chamber, though, for ribbon cutting, don't they?

Speaker 3:

well, they do, but you know you don't need to but join the. Do you remember the?

Speaker 1:

chamber Is did they did? Did they just pass around the the same pair of giant scissors?

Speaker 3:

The scissors are in the back of my truck and, yes, I carry them everywhere.

Speaker 2:

You know, what.

Speaker 1:

Right, well, there we go. Those are real worth it. There you go. That's also the shadow puppet for a german shepherd.

Speaker 2:

Oh, my question is this who can give us scissors to say, have it for their ribbon cutting when you're not there?

Speaker 3:

That is going to be a very good question.

Speaker 2:

I'm going to have to leave them somewhere there you go, um Also on thursday, and the reason you won't be at the ribbon cutting is because you'll be attending the uh. They have police recruit, recruit class of uh At the la so sheriff's department, of course, la so training academy class 467.

Speaker 3:

That is, at the in wittier, at the star star center, star center and berbank has.

Speaker 2:

How many recruits we have in the class didn't sand lists.

Speaker 3:

I I know we have a couple of new recruits. I think this one. We might have only one. Well, how many started, how many finished exactly? That is a difficult the star center is a real different.

Speaker 1:

I spent a bunch of my academy time down there and it is not easy to get to from the san fernando valley.

Speaker 3:

Well, I you're right.

Speaker 2:

It takes me three hours to get there and that's the easy part driving there the hard part hour from the nearest it's a half an hour from the nearest freeway right. Yeah, the hard part said we're going through it, not just getting there but good for them.

Speaker 1:

Hopefully they make it all the way to the end. Some, uh, yep didn't make it all the way. That's part of the process, but uh, yeah, well, congratulations to class 467.

Speaker 3:

You know we we are getting some recruits. You know everybody is hearing how hard it is to get police officers.

Speaker 1:

So it's good for them for Getting through the process and hopefully, uh, making it through field training and Hanging on to do some good in town.

Speaker 2:

Right friday, the animals show. Actually, this weekend, starting on friday, the animal shelter is doing an auction for animals 2023 and there'll be auctioning artwork from the different studios and the artists there. So it's.

Speaker 1:

It's Ross, you have the information. It's one artist that does artwork for this. Uh, a couple of the studios, right.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, apparently. Um, there's a gentleman that is donating from his collection Um 200 great items up for bids. They have treasure trove, disney collectibles Including Warner brother classic collection items from cinderella, bambi, pantheja. Also artists, uh, signed Lost my picture A lot of artists signed to work himself. People kind of wonder. The animal shelter, bbas volunteers, the Burbank animal shelter. They are 501 C3. They're volunteers. I think we once looked and they had a lot of money put away, they have close to million dollars saved. But they are also now doing a newtor in the shelter instead of sending them out, so costs A lot of people don't realize they're now doing low cost vaccination clinic for Burbank residents Free for senior citizens, I believe so.

Speaker 1:

So that's where this money goes, so it's certainly a good cause. Now, this is an online auction, and where can they go for the see what's available?

Speaker 3:

Yeah, mark your calendar. Bidding begins at 8 am Friday, september 18th or September 15th. Bidding begins at 8 am on Friday. Happy bidding. You can go to the BBAS. They do have their own website and I guarantee there will be a link there.

Speaker 1:

They'll be Google Burbank animal shelter or something You'll get there.

Speaker 3:

And that's part of the park erect. They are now falling under that, so great way to.

Speaker 1:

If you want some studio collectibles, some art to put on your wall, it's a good chance to do it for a good cause, right? Exactly.

Speaker 2:

And then on Sunday Ross you've got a event you want to talk about North Hollywood.

Speaker 3:

Well, you know we don't normally cover outside of Burbank, but Greg Dirling and I we have it gone on Cyclavia. Everybody probably hears about them. Not everybody knows what they are. Cyclavia is where they clear the streets, they close them down and make bike paths and the reason I'm saying we're sharing this one real convenient to get to. This is called a Cyclamine. It's only one mile. It's from it's flat, it's very flat, from Chandler to Camarillo.

Speaker 2:

Not your bag. Tire just the course.

Speaker 3:

There's food booths, there's music. You want to ride in the middle of the street, you can Anyway. Skateboards, scooters, bicycles. Like I said, it's easy to get to. You can get to Chandler, go west. It goes, I believe, from nine to three on Lancasham. I've had it. It's a lot of fun.

Speaker 1:

They are a lot of fun. There's a lot of stuff to check out along the way, it's not just a bike ride, but there's a lot going on.

Speaker 3:

Oh, some of these bikes. Remember when we saw the guy that has a wooden bike Literally me he has.

Speaker 1:

Great for photo ops If you love people watching taking pictures and stuff. It's fun.

Speaker 3:

People put their dogs in scooters.

Speaker 1:

in the back They'll have the goggles on and the Snoopy.

Speaker 2:

In North Hollywood. I bet you, when they shut down streets, they don't put barricades at all the street corners, do they? In all the driveway, do they?

Speaker 3:

really At the bicyclies they usually do.

Speaker 2:

Okay, that's interesting.

Speaker 3:

This is funded by Metro. Okay, oh, that didn't have a lot of money by the city of Los Angeles.

Speaker 1:

Or by the city of Burma Right.

Speaker 2:

Just here a quick update on Ross's rant from last week about the police tape at Wendy's and the parking signs at Johnny Carson Park.

Speaker 1:

Drum roll, please, Ross. What's your update? What do you do, Durham? We're running long.

Speaker 2:

Within 48 hours of the podcast let me find out.

Speaker 3:

I noticed that there is no police line tape on Victory Place. I went by Johnny Carson Park.

Speaker 1:

There's about 100 yards of it in a giant ball in the back of your car.

Speaker 3:

No, I didn't take it down, but somebody listens to this podcast and somebody took action. We'll take credit. We'll take credit for it. You said the signs were taken down at Johnny Carson Park, but not the string, the tape, the tape that goes around and they did them on some young, immature trees, on the two posts that hold the tree in you can see the tape.

Speaker 1:

Like the ones that'll be going up and down to Niagara, right. But the tape was taken down.

Speaker 2:

Well, that does now bring us to our last and final item All right rant. And if you stayed with us for this hour and 10 minute podcast, you get to have a little bit of a little bit of fire and listen to Ross's new rant. Put the kids to bed, cover the pets ears, and this is all about the Magnolia Park Street shutdown, coming up for Burbank Pride Night and family pride, family pride night and not night, oh family, it's just family.

Speaker 3:

Okay, it's a daytime event.

Speaker 2:

Okay, and before we get into this, I'm going to preface this with one thing. We have no problem with an event like this. This is not about pride. This is not about you know the people. This is not about that. This is about lack of communication, lack of talking to, to local merchants. So, ross, why don't you get into it? This is not you know, we're not.

Speaker 1:

It's not what it's about. It's how it was.

Speaker 2:

It's about the substance, not about the subject matter. I don't know if that makes sense or not, but I just try to get a disclaimer because I don't want somebody to say it.

Speaker 1:

It's not about the concept of the whole thing. It was how it was handled with the local businesses and promises that were made right.

Speaker 2:

Right and promises that were made last year never kept, so Ross get into it.

Speaker 3:

Well, you got me all wound up. Here we go, folks. You know, for Bank Pride. An event last year that was done on private property was at the UME Bank parking lot. First one, first one. They approached many months before Magnolia Park merchants and wanted to do it on a Friday night when Magnolia Park used to do ladies and gents night out, the food truck night out. They wanted to do it all we did. They said we'll give you $5,000 to pay for the expenses, like the police officers that you need and the street cleanup and so forth. And a council member, tamalak Takahuchi, is who brought them to us. And after some negotiations the board of Magnolia Park merchants said okay, we will, you can use our name and do it on a night that we have our event. Well, the event went off. We got. Magnolia Park Took a lot of unhappy emails, phone calls.

Speaker 2:

And, once again, not because of what the event was about, it's because of the people they brought, that brought in to protest what they were doing. Well, it was that, and how loud they were and everything else.

Speaker 3:

A lot of different reasons. So the Magnolia Park merchants thought about it and it kind of went to sleep for several months because we didn't have, we weren't doing Friday night events anymore.

Speaker 2:

Well, this year, well, let me ask you this did they pay the bill? Did they promise you last year?

Speaker 3:

No, they have not seen the money that they promised us. The and it's kind of ugly the former treasure of Magnolia Park merchants is now the current president of Burbank Pride. We have tried to call her. She's not returning calls. We send emails. We are not getting return emails. I know their board went through a change. We did not know that they were going to do the event again until two weeks ago. We were told that they're thinking about it Now that I read a report that was put out today to the city manager. They were planning on doing this back in March and April. They had wanted to get a permit and Burbank didn't have their special events permits ready to go yet.

Speaker 2:

Hard to believe.

Speaker 3:

We, the Magnolia Park merchants, had a board meeting last week and I personally asked did you know about this? Did you know they were going to close Magnolia Park down? Did you know that on Saturday from noon to six they're putting on this event? Nobody, none of the merchants, knew about it. We're hearing about it by seeing other people's emails. What gets me about this is the former treasurer, who used to have a business in Magnolia Park. She does not anymore. Now the current president not a Burbank resident does not have a business in Burbank. None of their board have any businesses in Burbank. They're now going to the city to get approval put on this event and it's planned for September 23rd two weeks away. And we're now hearing, we're just hearing about it. I mean, people don't realize Magnolia Park is I just said the word Magnolia Park. It is not a park, it is a business district. Okay, so this type of event should be on private property or in a park. This would be perfect for Johnny Carson Park, for Schaefer Field, for Olive Wreck, where you can park and party and do that. You were closing down a major Boulevard in Burbank from six to six without the businesses knowing about it. Who gives them permission to just do this. That's what we're kind of thrown by.

Speaker 2:

Well, I would think that part of the process, application process by the city should be if there's a business within a hundred feet of involved, so let's say that I just from California to Avon, correct, yeah, close down that every business in that on those two blocks should be, you know, talked to and said you know polled or something said do you want this event to happen or are you, you're okay? And if, if 80% of the business say we don't want it, then what's the city doing? Giving out, you know, because those people depend on people driving in their car up parking on the street going into their business, because there's no off street parking around there, you know. So they depend on people driving them to other businesses.

Speaker 1:

So you're able to get a copy of the permit to see.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, I've gotten part of it in the report today and what gets me is they're calling the event family pride in the park. Okay, now if the city they I think the city should have inquired from Magnolia Park merchants. If we were involved Last year, we were we have nothing to do with them. In fact, there's a survey going around that is asking business owners and other people in Burbank what they think about this event, and it just kind of blows us away that this is moving forward like a steam. You know storm train stream train. Well, here's my next one.

Speaker 1:

It's a bit of a misnomer saying it's in in the park.

Speaker 2:

It's right, those swings and slides there.

Speaker 1:

No, no, just traffic.

Speaker 2:

What? What you know, what you know. My question is this, though don't need to put up a certain amount because you know what you got to have. You know there's a lot of protesters there last year and there was a lot of police I think 15 to 20 police officers on scene to keep the protesters, you know, on the other side of the street, but that you know you got to pay those police officers to be there. It's all over time. Are they going to pay their bill? Is the money due up front for this, or are they going to, all of a sudden, not pay their bill to the city again?

Speaker 3:

Well reading this report that came out today. Yeah, and I have it in front of me. It's public information. You can get it on the city website. It basically says that, additionally for special events, the Burbank Police Department coordinates the presence of officers, which will be billed to the applicant for per hour rate of four hour minimum, since the city has established that the event has complied with all requirements and paid their permit fees. It doesn't say that they have to prepay for police. They have to prepay for the street closure. Any of that that's not included in permit fees. Well, it doesn't make that real clear what gets us. If they can't pay us from last year, how's the city even letting them do that this year?

Speaker 2:

And it doesn't say what the cost of an officer for the four hours is. No, because I think it's probably it's got to be probably three or four hundred dollars at least, for one officer, whatever overtime. Plus, you're talking about sergeants and lieutenants who have to be out there, and who knows how many, depending on what goes on. So I mean, that could be a loan, a two or three thousand dollar bill, you know, and if they don't pay, what's the city going to do about it?

Speaker 3:

You know, and continuing to read this report, I will say the Economic Development Department was the one task with, you know, finding out all this information. It really kind of blows us away and, like I said, there's a lot that they have to come up with. So far they've come up with general liability for the event that's. You know, any insurance agent will do that.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, for one day.

Speaker 3:

I've seen their street traffic plan, their event, all these things that the city so far. So what kind of blows me away is all the reports from the city are due by September 18. That's next Monday. The event is six days later. If they don't have, how are they going to put this event on?

Speaker 2:

And they have to have all the barricades and all the streets and all the driveways and everything and a trash pickup service, and but that's all done through private companies, correct?

Speaker 3:

Right.

Speaker 2:

Well, I hope those companies have.

Speaker 3:

So my question is, and I ask our vice mayor today, who decides that they can come in town and close down a major boulevard, a major business district on a Saturday, at their womb, at their, when they want? And the Magnolia Park merchants are concerned. We're also concerned for the residents. We go out of our way to make sure that after our events Magnolia Park merchant events and neighbors we take their complaints. We make sure the street is clean, everything is replaced.

Speaker 2:

Because what's gonna happen is, if something does go wrong, who's?

Speaker 3:

gonna get blamed.

Speaker 2:

They're gonna come and blame the merchants.

Speaker 3:

Magnolia Park merchants.

Speaker 2:

I gotta say I'll look at you, look at what you guys have done now and then complain to the city. We don't want any more events there because look what they've done and you had no. You had no decision making in the process whatsoever.

Speaker 3:

So that's Ross's rant for this week.

Speaker 1:

There will be more, probably we'll find out more Sounds like we're gonna be looking forward to some follow up from that one.

Speaker 3:

Yes, I think so, especially, like I said, I just got this report today that was put on the city manager's notes. It'll be interesting. Yeah, that's a and the other thing is people have told me they're getting a survey and they want you to reply via your cell phone to a number that they're supplying. The person that is doing that survey has nothing to do with Magnolia Park or the city or the city of Burbank it is an individual.

Speaker 1:

That's important to note because I got one of those.

Speaker 3:

Well, and he wants you to text your reply, which means he will then have your cell phone number your cell phone number it is a republic organization, republican Republican organization that it just kind of strange that the survey is gone out now and a lot of people are getting it not knowing, and they're just filling it out. I know this individual's also Don't fall into the trap.

Speaker 2:

I know this individual's also requested all the body-worn camera footage from the last event Right and it's posted online to show all the problems they had last year with the protesters. So it's a can of worms.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, like a fuffle. Your fuffle is right and, like I said, one I check with our president, Kathy Ross, from Magnolia Park. Today we have not heard again from Tracy Tabb. We have not seen the money that they owe us.

Speaker 2:

Well, I just disappointed that the city did not reach out to the merchants and say are you in support of this or not, or what's your feelings? I mean, I think that's a real oversight that they're just hey, it's our street, we'll do whatever we want to with it. Yeah, well, that's true, but you know what? The businesses on that street all pay taxes to you for certain, you know, and one is to have streets people can park on to go to their business.

Speaker 1:

Do you have anybody we can?

Speaker 3:

reach out to over there. Yeah, I'm gonna reach out to Burbank's Economic Development, who kind of authored this report for the city manager, Because I'm curious. Last year's Pride in the Park that was in the hoods with Magnolia Park merchants we have nothing to do with them now.

Speaker 2:

That's why I'm even closed the street.

Speaker 3:

They're still using the name Right.

Speaker 2:

And they didn't close the street down last year. For them it was just the street was open. All they used was a parking lot at Umee Crane Union. Now they want to close an entire street down for two blocks.

Speaker 3:

I was told Umee is not allowing them to use their property this year. There must be something behind that also.

Speaker 2:

To be continued.

Speaker 3:

Yep.

Speaker 1:

Well, and that takes us right to the hour and a half. Yes, it does, parker.

Speaker 2:

So if you've stayed with us all this time, we do appreciate it. Hopefully you learned a little something about the city here and there and about events, about what's going on Makes you a wiser person.

Speaker 3:

Well, we got a lot going on in Burbank, as you can tell. I hate when people say I never heard that, I never knew that was going on.

Speaker 2:

When did you guys talk about that? I mean council districts. We don't know about that.

Speaker 3:

Well, that's just for one, but I mean the fast and bearish is closed.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, yeah, exactly, I mean, you know people. I think a council candidate gets one fifth of the votes that are available to get and they get elected. Yeah, because just people just don't vote.

Speaker 1:

I don't get it. Some people just live here Well.

Speaker 3:

I will tell you that it's in the works. We're working on a podcast with the three of us. I need help here. I have compiled a list of restaurants that are no longer in Burbank. They've been here, been gone.

Speaker 1:

Well, I gave it the idea for three more Right, the ones that preceded bread and breakfast.

Speaker 3:

Right, but right here. I cannot believe all these restaurants and it's over many years. But we're going to test your knowledge when we say Vandy Camps or you know some eating, oh no, eating parks still there. Plants, plants.

Speaker 1:

I'm going to compile a list of all the restaurants that are open 24 hours a day in town. Well, I'm going to get to work. Okay, I'm done.

Speaker 2:

After number one I'm done. Yeah, listen, it gets to two. Let me know.

Speaker 3:

So we're working on that podcast. It should be fun. It'll scratch your brain to think of full-time Burbank.

Speaker 1:

Hey, a lot of people out there claim they know everything about this town. Let's put that to the test.

Speaker 3:

You're right, yeah, well, that's it for another show. People could send us an email of your five restaurants that have moved out of Burbank and let's just test and see or closed.

Speaker 2:

Not just moved, but closed down.

Speaker 1:

So Come and gone, the restaurants that were and the restaurants that will be.

Speaker 2:

It had been Okay. Well, once again for Ross Benson, craig Joy, this is Craig Sheward. Thank you very much for listening to us. We always appreciate it and we will be back with you again next week.

Speaker 1:

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