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The Week That Was and That Will Be - September 25

September 26, 2023 Craig Sherwood, Craig Durling, Ross Benson Season 1 Episode 57
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The Week That Was and That Will Be - September 25
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Welcome to “The Week That Was and That Will Be - September 25” with your hosts Craig Sherwood, Ross Benson, and Craig Durling. This week we’re diving into a whirlwind of events that have shaped our community.

We kick off with a discussion on the video controversy involving the Mayor that emerged on Tuesday, 19th September. We then pay tribute to Officer Richard Kunkle who tragically lost his life in a vehicle pursuit in 1961. We also celebrate the 100th birthday of Miller Elementary and discuss the vibrant Japan Day at John Muir with the Mayor from Ota, Japan in attendance.

Over the weekend, we cover a range of events from the Family Pride in the Park event at McCambridge to the Burbank International Film Festival. We also discuss the JBHS class of 1988 reunion and the lucky individual who won $5 million at Thirsty Liquor.

On Monday, we talk about the road repairs at Olive and San Fernando and the cancellation of the Planning Commission meeting. Looking ahead to Tuesday, we discuss the City Council meeting at City Hall with Police Commission where they will vote on raising their salary and a $250 a month car allowance.

We also delve into topics like the replacement of existing water pipes on Magnolia, receiving a grant for DUI checkpoints next year, and improvements for Olive Avenue and Magnolia Boulevard Bridges. We discuss the funding agreements with the County of Los Angeles for Implementation of the City’s Five-Year Homelessness Plan and the lease of parking spaces at the Courthouse Parking Structure.

We also touch upon California Clean Air Day on October 4, 2023, where staff recommends that BurbankBus offers free fare promotion. We also unpack the report from the Office of Independent Review Group Monitoring the Burbank Police Department and discuss Mayor Anthony’s recent conduct.

Looking ahead to Wednesday, we preview meetings for Senior Citizens Board and Burbank Audit Committee. On Thursday, we discuss Chamber of Commerce’s hosting of a New Plastic Reduction Proposed Ordinance Meeting and updates from Retirement Plans Committee.

Adding to our podcast, we have a busy weekend ahead on September 30th and October 1st. Magnolia will be closed from 1st Street to San Fernando eastbound for an air conditioner installation on the AMC roof from 6 am to about noon.

The Sustainable Burbank Commission is holding an “Electrify Everything” event at the Community Services Building from 10:30 to 11:30 am. Learn about cooking on an induction surface with a live cooking demonstration, discuss the health and economics of new buildings going all electric, and understand the crucial need to move away from fossil fuels. You can also pick up information on how to electrify our homes and businesses using BWP rebate program incentives.

Cela’s Café is having a Ribbon Cutting at 11 am at 3511 Magnolia. Ashley did a story last week, so make sure to check that out. The Burbank Arts Fall Festival will be held at Johnny Carson Park at 4 pm with live performances, music, art, and a 30th anniversary screening of The Nightmare Before Christmas. Register on the City’s website if you would like to attend.

At 5:30 pm, the BHS class of 1973 will have their reunion at Elk’s Lodge on Hollywood Way. And finally, don’t miss Ross’ Rant on Gasoline Prices. Tune in for an exciting weekend!


Speaker 1:

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

Speaker 2:

Hello everybody. Craig Sherwood here again with Ross Benson.

Speaker 3:

Hey, I combed my hair. Oh, I cut my hair.

Speaker 2:

And once again back from assignment Craig Dirling. How was?

Speaker 3:

your plane flight. I drove actually oh how old it was a lovely drive, you get little back of peanuts.

Speaker 1:

A sign A sign, but when were you?

Speaker 2:

It was in Palm Springs. Oh, you know, fly to Palm Springs.

Speaker 1:

No, you could, I guess, but yeah, but it was a nice leisurely drive, very nice.

Speaker 2:

Always enjoyed watching the windmills.

Speaker 1:

Right, yeah, and all the dead birds under them, yeah, no, just kidding, just kidding.

Speaker 3:

Well, I'm glad you're back. Special assignment down there.

Speaker 1:

Good to be back.

Speaker 3:

Thank you.

Speaker 1:

We've been doing a lot of work that's taken me out of town this part of the year, so there will be a couple more days where I'm going to be absent. I mean, I got to run that, Hopefully noticeably absent.

Speaker 3:

Well, you, no, we noticed you being absent last week because I had to operate that all the time and I had to talk at the same time and I had a cough button I had to up. Oh man, oh man.

Speaker 1:

But we got it all together. That's a good thing. I'm good at switching the cameras because I don't do anything else. I don't really talk.

Speaker 2:

Mr Sherwood and I'm cheap. Well, let's delve into the week that was, and the week that will be, starting with a course. The week that was the week that was Last Monday. We were just going to bypass that On Tuesday.

Speaker 3:

There was nothing going on.

Speaker 2:

I think it wasn't.

Speaker 3:

What do you mean?

Speaker 2:

Last Tuesday and hopefully you had a chance to listen to her watch it the mayor stopped by and did his podcast with us and told us it was the first time he'd done any kind of a live interview with anybody since his incident. I was impressed with his candid comments. You know I spoke my time, ross spoke his time and the mayor Gave his comments to, and, whether you agree or disagree, I think it's great to have a conversation About something instead of accusations and ignoring and all those types of things, and we're going to be in the protective society. We have to respect everybody's opinion, whether we personally like it or not. I will say one thing I do respect him for coming on and sharing his opinions with us and his side of the story.

Speaker 1:

I think it needed to be told and it's important that everybody hears it from him, from him and his words about being edited.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, you know, and he even said he took a couple of days to sit back and he did agree. You know, we offer him his regular show here and he felt it was fair to come on here. And you know, like you said, craig, people will agree to disagree and so forth. I've had, you know, texts and messages from people that didn't like the show, and that's their prerogative.

Speaker 2:

I was there but, yeah, I was having too soft, my questions were too soft and I'm thinking you know, what did you want me to do? I mean, I think every question was fair and I thought it was very honest as evidenced by the entire situation, you're not going to please everybody.

Speaker 1:

There's going to be different sides, there's going to be people that pick a fight with everything. So the facts are out there, interpret them as you wish and move on. Let's move on.

Speaker 2:

And we did not prep him in any way, we did not give him questions in advance, we just talked to him. So please give it a listen. It's on YouTube, it's on our podcast platforms and I think it's worth listening to.

Speaker 1:

And Craig kudos to you that you did with the statements from the other council members that night that stand up, you did.

Speaker 2:

That was very well done, I thought that was something you know, that you know what, what, what, what, what, what became part of a council meeting. To me that became news then and I think we need to replay it and national news and instead of just hearing people's opinions, it's better to hear from the people who actually said what they said. So okay, Well, I think we'll talk about it when we talk about the next week because there's stuff on the agenda Right.

Speaker 2:

So moving on, the rest of the week was pretty quiet up until Friday, and on Friday morning Burbank police laid a memorial wreath for officer Richard Kunkel, who was killed in a vehicle pursuit in 1961.

Speaker 3:

So now, you said in the morning normally your morning, but they did it in the evening. I know your, your schedule.

Speaker 2:

I was told they did before you got there.

Speaker 3:

Five five pm.

Speaker 2:

Oh, I thought it was five am.

Speaker 3:

Oh, no God, I wouldn't be up at that hour.

Speaker 2:

You wouldn't have been at that hour Right.

Speaker 1:

Normally the point is this was a memorial for a fallen officer, so you know, burbank BPOA acknowledges they had the honor guard out there.

Speaker 3:

I believe I saw. I've seen pictures. I wasn't there for those pictures but I have seen online officers came out to do attention and observed a moment of silence.

Speaker 2:

They do this every year. You know, we have five officers who've lost their life and they continue to remember them as they should.

Speaker 3:

We're coming up to November, it'll be 20 years from Matthew Pavellco, and actually I remember the night in 1961, we actually lost two officers.

Speaker 2:

I get a four month period, so one on a motorcycle crash and one in a vehicle pursuit.

Speaker 1:

No more.

Speaker 3:

Yeah.

Speaker 2:

Okay, well, moving on, john Muir celebrated celebrated Japan Day. They do this every year and this year the mayor from Oda, japan, was in attendance. So, ross, why don't you tell us you stopped by and then saw some of the assembly? What would you see there?

Speaker 3:

Well, the kids. They have to put on two assemblies for the whole kids. It's a full day event, but they ended in the afternoon with an assembly and they have to leave from the Rebun students. That's a high school in Japan that our kids are sister cities with. They bring a dance team and they perform some dances. They also brought and I'm going to probably munch your name up here, I apologize Yoka Sama.

Speaker 1:

Well, you skipped many opportunities to mispronounce things in the sentence proceeding. That I noticed. I'm not going to let that slide, darn.

Speaker 2:

I think it was a Yusaki, a Yusaku dance and Yoyoko.

Speaker 1:

Yusakoi dance and Yoyoka performance Yoyoko Soma was drumming.

Speaker 2:

She was a drummer.

Speaker 3:

She's not showing off.

Speaker 1:

I'm just, I was lucky I got all that out.

Speaker 2:

Well, I got to the assembly. Excuse our pronunciations. We were trying to do our best Disrespectful, and it was a great event.

Speaker 3:

So I want to say this young lady was on the Ellen show when she was three years old. Ellen brought her back when she was, I believe, five years old. She is now acknowledged by big rock bands and she, her family, has moved from Japan to Los Angeles. She has an agent here. Of course, and she is.

Speaker 2:

She's on strike currently probably.

Speaker 3:

She is one of the best known drummers.

Speaker 2:

I know it was a performance by herself, or did she have other people? It's just her by her. Okay, she had like a Sheila E type thing. Who, who, sheila E.

Speaker 1:

Yes, Just like Sheila E.

Speaker 2:

Just who recently had her star on the.

Speaker 1:

Hollywood Walk of Fame. That's right.

Speaker 2:

And little 80s replay there Little 80s rewind and known as probably the top female drummer in the country. That's true.

Speaker 1:

Started with Prince. Well, besides a when have I been Carpenter there, carpenter's Karen Carpenter, oh, also an excellent drummer. But we dig, we digress. We're talking about one excellent drummer tonight.

Speaker 2:

I have trouble I just know when Sheila E would do her performances by herself. It was. She did a great job, and that's what I'm saying. It's hard to captivate an audience with one instrument, especially just a drum, without really having a great performance and routine.

Speaker 3:

Well, this young lady captivated the auditorium for two assemblies and those kids were blown away when she said, when she asked the kids you guys like rock music? And she sat down at that drum and they all started rocking.

Speaker 1:

Was it? Was this was it recorded. Do we know? Is this online available?

Speaker 3:

Well, I don't know if it was recorded, but we will have the full report or full story in this week's. My Burbank Lisa is been covering this for years now and the neat thing about this the way they finished the day the John Muir teacher that has been teaching Japan and been the chair every year. He is over there teaching this year and he said the farewell via televised back here and he's there, so the kids here got to see him at their school.

Speaker 2:

Wow, is it a single drum she uses.

Speaker 3:

No, full drum set.

Speaker 2:

Okay, a Neil Parth, the female Neil Parth. I know who is Neil Parth, oh boy, so the part of it.

Speaker 1:

We don't feed you before the podcast anymore. All hepped up on it.

Speaker 2:

I've actually got my brain cells working.

Speaker 3:

But you know it's nice to see that our schools, you know, are friendly with our sister city. They exchange, you know, they do that every year at Muir.

Speaker 2:

And I wonder where they decided to start. No, it's not a middle school or even high school that celebrates any of our sister cities like this. I wonder why Muir started Well.

Speaker 3:

Muir, I know, has a foundation for this. None of this is school funds. None of this is public funds. This is all raised by parents and so forth, and it's just great to know.

Speaker 2:

It's a great cultural experience for the kids to see what you know, I mean you're talking about. You know a country that's very different from the United States and their culture is a lot different. When I used to coach at Burroughs, every year I brought a team in from South Korea and we had a doubleheader with them and it was just amazing. We couldn't understand what they said, or us to them, but we understood the common word. You know the common language of baseball.

Speaker 1:

Cultural value, and the arts too, with the coming and all that. Those are programs.

Speaker 2:

We're losing these days, sometimes one of their pitchers hit one of my batters you know, not on purpose, just you know it happens and the pitcher walked off the mound toward you know, the first base line of getting it oh, what's this? And he stopped, took off his cap and he bowed to my, to my hitters. He ran by us to say I'm sorry, which?

Speaker 1:

I take that.

Speaker 2:

Oh, but I just you know they played hard. They're pretty good too. So I think it's really good when we can mix cultures like that.

Speaker 1:

It is great People can see Even more important these days.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, and it I tell you I've covered it every year. The kids are really. I love watching the dozen kids from Japan. They introduced themselves Quite a few of the kids because they've taken Japan and Japanese here, so they know what they're saying. But they got to say what they like. You know, this one like pizza, this one like McDonald's, so you got to remember they don't have all that there. So it was kind of so. It's great. People have the story up the next day or so and with some pictures that I shot, like I said, it's nice to see MyBurbankcom.

Speaker 3:

That's right.

Speaker 2:

Well, not only did they we have a Japan day at Mir but we also had Miller Elementary School celebrating their 100th anniversary.

Speaker 3:

Happy birthday. Happy birthday, that's an old elementary school.

Speaker 1:

Right Ross, do you still have the pictures from when you shot the ribbon cutting?

Speaker 3:

No, but it was funny to see they had pictures all the way back to the groundbreaking. The PTA and some parents have really put together over 500 people Now a lot of people. Miller Elementary is attached to Miller Park, which is at the corner of Kenneth and Providencia.

Speaker 2:

Which is at one time was a playground for Miller Elementary School, which now the city is sharing with them. Right and the community use the field also because they have a lack of park space.

Speaker 3:

They that field was packed with people, I'd say over 500 people. They had some food trucks. They had their core singing of their fourth and fifth grade kids. They sang happy birthday. Teacher came back that used to teach here from the seventies to the eighties. That was kind of neat and their mascot was out there. It was a, I think what?

Speaker 2:

is so nice. Who's the Miller mascot?

Speaker 3:

Oh, I knew you were going to ask me something.

Speaker 2:

You brought it up, so I I will.

Speaker 1:

You thought you'd slide that one through Now.

Speaker 2:

wait a second. Is this the middle of the school in Burbank or the one in Oakland? This is the one in Burbank, okay, because I saw we haven't branched out that far yet I saw an article in a local newspaper talking about Miller Elementary one day and they used a picture of Miller Elementary in Oakland. Oh, I remember you and not and not in Burbank, so I'm just hoping that we don't make the same mistake and we're. We're talking about schools 500 miles away.

Speaker 3:

Well, you know, you my brain today, because I did eat dinner before I came. What was the question?

Speaker 2:

Damn good cake too, wasn't it?

Speaker 3:

What was the question?

Speaker 2:

Who's the mascot for Miller Elementary that you brought up?

Speaker 3:

I could tell you what kind of an animal.

Speaker 2:

And while he's looking that up, let's start off with what kind of an animal was he While he's looking that up on his brain machine.

Speaker 1:

It was a wonderful dinner we had at Patties in Toluca Lake.

Speaker 2:

This is the corner of Lucide and Clyburn and the owner stopped by. In fact, the owner gave us a couple pieces of cake just to thank us for he said, because we were so nice to his serving staff that he he was on his way to the trash can with them.

Speaker 1:

Well, you know he stopped by our table on the way.

Speaker 2:

He's got some heavy, heavy, heavy heavy guys out there and said they'll eat cake.

Speaker 1:

But if you're looking at a good label, a local kind of family owned place where the same staff is there every time you go in to say hello to you.

Speaker 2:

And he's owned it since the 80s, so he's not just some new guy there. Oh, 90s, late 90s, late 90s and he said his family 98.

Speaker 3:

You soon. What was it here in the valley?

Speaker 2:

A lamp lighter.

Speaker 3:

There you go. I'm glad, craig. A little Burbank history.

Speaker 1:

You put food is lamp, is lamp lighter on your list of restaurants that are no longer oh no, they weren't a burbank.

Speaker 3:

It wasn't Burbank I was. I got Van I's on either as patties Well technically 50 feet.

Speaker 1:

50 feet If you can throw a Cinnabon and hit the place they make those daily in the morning. It's in our program.

Speaker 2:

They also make their cakes there every day too.

Speaker 1:

They do. They make their own pastries and cakes and Cinnabons and everything.

Speaker 3:

Oh, by the way, the Miller mascot, yes, is a Jaguar and does he have a car oh the Jaguar animal, oh the animal.

Speaker 2:

Does he have a name?

Speaker 3:

Jaguar.

Speaker 2:

Okay, we'll call him. We'll call him Mick Jaguar. We'll call him Jag for sure.

Speaker 1:

Mick Jaguar.

Speaker 2:

I don't have a Jaguar sound effect for you, but no-transcript.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, but it was nice and the teacher that I was trying to say taught from 76 to 79, mr Peter McBride drove up from Oceanside via the event. They all sang Happy Birthday Again. We will have a short story actually a photo page they drew pictures of you know, but it was neat to look at some of the people. And I will say that our mayor was there. His son did go to Miller Elementary so he was welcomed there from the school principal and Judy Henson did a great job, I will say her and I talked and she said it's so nice to see families come out and you know you hear the kids yelling and screaming and having a good time and that's what we've missed for how many years.

Speaker 2:

So happy birthday.

Speaker 1:

Miller Elementary and Nick Jaguar.

Speaker 2:

It's not just Miller Elementary, it's Joaquin Miller, isn't it? That's true. Okay, don't forget about.

Speaker 3:

Joaquin, this is true.

Speaker 2:

Moving on to the weekend, we had Family Pride in the Park event at McCambridge that was originally scheduled for Magnolia Park, which we think is a it's not a good venue for it, and Magnolia Park and the Magnolia Park area is a business. Yeah, Magnolia Park is a street, not a park.

Speaker 1:

This was the second annual.

Speaker 2:

Second annual and they moved to McCambridge Park and it was a great venue for it. I don't think we had a problem with the protesters.

Speaker 3:

They did have a couple but you know what, as Burbank Police you'll see in the story Burbank Police was quoting they got to say their piece. They did not interrupt the day. The event had food trucks and jump houses and vendors and a stage and musical performers. And moving it to McCambridge Park, the right place. It is the best, fantastic place. They had a stage, they had porta-potties set up. I mean that grass area was made.

Speaker 1:

As soon as I found out they were doing it there, I thought that's a perfect venue.

Speaker 2:

They said they had a whole bunch of private security too, so there was no problem with the movement.

Speaker 3:

They were scared, but nothing happened, and that's what Burbank Police is supposed to be anyway. Well, they kept it.

Speaker 1:

They insured it would be a safe event for everybody to attend.

Speaker 3:

Well, it was the chief's decision and the director of public works, the Parks and Rec people helped them. There were parks. You know we've gone to events like the runs that we do in Johnny Carson Park, the park people who were getting paid by the Pride people picking up the trash and doing stuff. I mean it's a place to be. It was really a very well attended event. We'll have a story that up on line here, I think.

Speaker 2:

And we have a lot of events at Johnny Carson Park. It's good to have an event up on the Hill area anyway. Just heard different locations, absolutely For sure.

Speaker 3:

So kudos to them and to the planners in the city, and you know, for the people that attended, we'll look forward to the third annual.

Speaker 2:

We'll look forward to the third annual next year.

Speaker 3:

Well, it's nice to read. I read the writer's kind of notes and you'll see in her story where some family members have talked about their kids and it's an event that they can go to and feel safe with the kids without whatever.

Speaker 1:

So absolutely, as they should be able to.

Speaker 3:

Yep, so that's about all, I think, we then get in. That was from the weekend.

Speaker 2:

Now we got a little more we got. We're going to talk about the. The class of JVHS, class of 1988, has a reunion.

Speaker 3:

Turn the page, turn page.

Speaker 2:

I've missed that Veterans of Pornmore and they had their event there. I know we didn't cover it, but congratulations to all those. That's that it'd be 35 years? Yeah, I think so, 35 years there you go.

Speaker 1:

You know I'm really with a quick math.

Speaker 3:

He did that good without taking the shoes off real quick, thank God. But you know what? Debbie Dodge checks me. Debbie Dodge used to write for us. Debbie Dodge graduated the class of 88 for boroughs. She wanted me to come over and attend. She had a busy day. She came into town for one day and they put it on a VFW. They had a taco truck there, the bar was rolling, they had a DJ working and I told that they didn't want it just for the class of 88. Anybody could have showed up and had a good time and she kind of got back to me. I saw her pictures online and everybody had a good time. People want to get back together, especially people who live local.

Speaker 2:

Well, later that night we had ourselves the Burbank International Film Festival. Actually, that was on Sunday night. They had the final.

Speaker 1:

At the red carpet.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, final festivities. And they honored Tim Burton on. The city called. The mayor did a proclamation for Tim Burton Day and I shouldn't say the city did, because the mayor does the proclamations.

Speaker 3:

And we're going to have a picture of it. I wasn't allowed to shoot it, but I'll tell you.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, is that it was so high?

Speaker 2:

that's not Ross's rant at the end of the show. It was so high security they wouldn't even let our photographer or our reporter go in and see.

Speaker 1:

Security was so tight, no one could go inside.

Speaker 2:

And we had Tim Burton there and nobody else.

Speaker 1:

Well, there was no room inside for Tim Burton and his security.

Speaker 2:

Yes, he had.

Speaker 1:

Carderay, so nobody else was allowed in.

Speaker 3:

I'm glad to say that our PIO's office under the direction of Jonathan Jones he had Brianna there and she got a picture of the mayor presenting the proclamation to Tim Burton and we have a picture of the proclamation which will be in the story. I think Devin is doing a 21 part story. No, no, I'm sorry. Two or three.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, devin attended. She said three days of it, or she said she was going to attend three days of it, so I don't know if she did or didn't.

Speaker 1:

But I know she have to wait for the story.

Speaker 2:

After the story She'll be out in a day or two.

Speaker 1:

That's what we call a tease in the business.

Speaker 3:

We also forgot that was on Sunday. Greg, I know you must not a one.

Speaker 2:

No, but I didn't find this out till Sunday because the drawing was on Saturday night. But one person in the big super this was the powerball right, the powerball, you know, four hundred billion dollar drawing One person in Burbank actually had a ticket that won five million dollars.

Speaker 3:

That was five, Don't we have a ding ding, ding, ding, ding, ding ding, and they have yet to come forward.

Speaker 1:

No, not the cash. Is that before or after taxes?

Speaker 2:

That's way before taxes.

Speaker 3:

Well, third, third, god, I got to put my tooth in my tooth.

Speaker 2:

Oh, they wanted a thirsty liquor on Glen Oaks and San Jose. Yeah, I'm sure what the liquor store gets for that I know.

Speaker 1:

On on mega drawing winners, they usually get a million dollars they get something, and I think it's usually customary for the winner to give them a gift as well, and I understand nobody has come forward yet, but I will take this opportunity to let you both know this will be my last podcast on this network.

Speaker 3:

We know you were out of town, so we know you're driving. And I came back, but you know what you watch on the news, all these little towns. You know where somebody buys that winning lottery ticket or somebody wins Burbank's on the map now as a successful place to buy your. And if you're wondering, that thirsty liquor is right across the street from Domino's Pizza pizza pizza pizza makes you thirsty.

Speaker 2:

Not the pizza, pizza, pizza one.

Speaker 3:

You're right.

Speaker 2:

Okay.

Speaker 3:

Now don't we get to hear that custom voice that we love? Yes, we do, we'll get to hear that spectacular velvet We'll take a quick.

Speaker 2:

We'll be back with you in about 30 seconds.

Speaker 1:

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Speaker 2:

Okay, craig Sherwood, back with you, along with Craig Durling, and. Ross Benson Benson and going to be the week that will be with that like 925 today, 925 today. We record this on the 25th of September and I believe for the second time this month, the planning commission meeting was canceled. I saw that there's no planning going on. We're just going to take it as it comes, I guess.

Speaker 1:

Maybe they over planned, they might have over planned.

Speaker 2:

No SB35 projects don't need city approval anymore, so why?

Speaker 3:

But I had a little birdie tell me GameMart might turn into something someday soon A parking lot, no.

Speaker 1:

A shelter.

Speaker 3:

That whole, all those businesses are moved out.

Speaker 2:

They ran them all out of there. Yep, what's your little birdie tell you, they might be.

Speaker 3:

That little birdie told me you might see some residential units in there there we go SB35 project. Nope no A by right project.

Speaker 2:

A real project that actually has city zoning, I guess multi-use?

Speaker 1:

I don't think any Residential over commercial.

Speaker 2:

Is that everything now? I don't think so. I don't think it has to be in that area.

Speaker 3:

It would. I would think so.

Speaker 2:

Because that is a business type area, oh, it's border. So I would think they would have to have a bottom floor of retail.

Speaker 3:

But I think I had reported here that toasted bun. I beg your pardon, I didn't Need sunscreen. The toasted bun was moving into Harry's A toasted bun.

Speaker 2:

Is that for cheeseburger Cheeseburger, cheeseburger cheeseburger. Well, you do, toast your buns for cheeseburger yes, absolutely, you do Absolutely, and you never put your.

Speaker 1:

Remember where that line is from.

Speaker 2:

That's from Saturday Night Live. Saturday Night Live, john.

Speaker 1:

Belutri, it was a parody on a burger joint.

Speaker 2:

Yeah.

Speaker 1:

The Paramount Cafe or restaurant on Charles Street in Boston, right around the corner from where I went to college and I've eaten at that place, and little known fact for the morbid out there. On the ground floor of, I think, a three or four story, I see you pointing on the wide shot.

Speaker 3:

No, I've seen the wide shot, but I don't see you in that. I'm on the wide shot. Who's directing you? Who? Let me?

Speaker 2:

push the buttons here.

Speaker 1:

But the top floor of the building at the Paramount Daily or Cafe I might be getting the last word. Wrong was, I believe, the last stop of the Boston Strangler.

Speaker 2:

Oh.

Speaker 1:

So there you go. Wow Boom, you get a twofer in one building. History-wise right, but that's a. That's very interesting. That's where that's from. Sorry to derail the entire thing, no, but that's why I'm here. Worthless information is always. Now I can learn new information. I've made room by getting rid of that. Sorry, where were we? How did we go on from there? Where were we?

Speaker 3:

Oh, we're at Monday night.

Speaker 2:

I'm talking about what we get here. You're talking about the toasted bun. What did you want to say?

Speaker 3:

Oh, that's right, the toasted bun was going to go into where Harry's was, yeah. But I have recently also heard from a different birdie, talked into the other ear, that the property owner sold. Is that the hell with it? Well, I don't know if he said the hell with it, but he sold the parking lot and everything to somebody else and I don't know what we're going to see in there. I don't think so. That's a restaurant. I don't think they can do it.

Speaker 2:

Oh, they can do it. Oh, SP35? They can do whatever they want to do.

Speaker 1:

I think they should have put a drive-in theater.

Speaker 3:

Wait, that's on the agenda. Hang on, You're jumping in.

Speaker 2:

No, no no, there's a drive-through restaurant. It's not a theater.

Speaker 1:

No drive-by.

Speaker 2:

What Wait? No, no, no, not in Burbank.

Speaker 3:

But there is. I noticed today coming to the studio all of us screwed up the street, the street, all of Avenue.

Speaker 1:

Nope, nobody's in San.

Speaker 3:

Fernando okay they're apparently doing some construction.

Speaker 2:

The cement is being cured or paved and this is all of in San Fernando and you're reduced down to one lane and I'll tell you that's a busy intersection. I would stay away from that, from all of between first and Glen Oaks.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, possibly can sneak over to Magnolia, because it's a busy intersection.

Speaker 2:

So well, we're going to move on until tomorrow, which is Tuesday, and of course we have our city council meeting at six o'clock here and they're going to do it with the police commission. I'm not sure, once again, the police commission has any say so with anything you know we're we're talking about encrypted radios. Yeah, you and I were, and the police commission knew nothing about it.

Speaker 3:

So I believe there I saw the agenda no policy about it. I think there are a couple of things that the police commission is bringing up that they have written to the council. Well, let's hope this is a good time for them to bring it up.

Speaker 2:

Yeah Well, I just say I'd like to see him bring up policies as the encrypted radios that we can no longer listen to their frequencies anymore and we have no idea what's going on in this police department on a daily basis.

Speaker 3:

Well, I have heard. I have heard that there is.

Speaker 2:

It is going to be brought up, Okay well, you know, we will give you a little bit of a break, because I think having having a blackout of the news media is not a good thing, I think, if you want transparency and we need to be able to listen to what's going on, and not that we're out to get anybody or attack anybody, but I think it's hard for us to know what is news, what is not news, instead of waiting a week for them to tell us something. So that's my opinion, and my opinion only. Um, I think we have a um. The council is going to vote to raise their salary from $1,547 and 99 cents a month up to $1,625 and thirty-nine cents a month. I think it's a 1.5% raise and they will still keep their $250 a month car allowance and I have no problem with that. It's not like they're. We're making millionaires at City Hall.

Speaker 3:

They go to thirsty liquor if they want to buy a ticket. I've been dreaming, or having a question.

Speaker 1:

I've never been asked before that it was coming up. I'm not sure if they are they voting on it, this coming out?

Speaker 2:

Well, no, they had they. Yeah, it has to be read twice. Okay, this is the final reading.

Speaker 3:

This means now this time it's adopted.

Speaker 2:

Okay, I thought maybe that bite a cake that I um, they're going to also, uh, approve a contract. They're going to start replacing a lot of water pipes. So we have a lot of water pipes that are hundred years old or older.

Speaker 1:

sometimes that's good Infrastructure.

Speaker 2:

but water on the infrastructure. So expect down Construction on Magnolia from Victory to Catalina, the upper country club drive and on Holyway from Burbank to Victory. So you're gonna have a lot of street work going on in the next few months and they're replacing water pipes. So that's what they're doing.

Speaker 3:

Did you read that, the Rousseff report? On that?

Speaker 2:

I read three words yeah Well the other four, the seventh, fourth, I don't have to find out the location the other 37 pages.

Speaker 3:

Well, I read the whole. Our pipes in Burbank are freaking old. They're older than you and me. I mean, they've been in the ground since 1920s and you know what? That's a lot of stuff going through them, you know, and honestly, you drive around LA. Oh Well, there it goes. Wow, yeah, he had that preset. I don't know how I did that. He was quick with that one.

Speaker 1:

But I'll tell you, I think he keeps that one handy.

Speaker 3:

I thought with us, with your potty math.

Speaker 2:

We have to do that.

Speaker 3:

Well, don't do that too much because I'll have to take a break in a minute, Right, Don't give him any ideas. But I was really surprised and in the report it says these pipes are. He can get old.

Speaker 1:

Well, this is what the money is supposed to be spent on Maintaining the infrastructure, upgrading the infrastructure.

Speaker 2:

That's what the city of Los Angeles is learning right now. They haven't been doing it and they're. Pipes are floating everywhere.

Speaker 1:

And then you have water main breaks and sinkholes. Yeah, repairs are always more costly than maintenance. So, and paying all that overtime, money well spent as far as I'm concerned.

Speaker 3:

So it's yeah, that is a you wonder. You know, you hear the council doing their thing, you hear us talking about it To keep the city functioning. There's a lot going on this is what they're all here for.

Speaker 2:

We're also gonna receive they're gonna receive a grant to continue doing DUI checkpoints next year. That's that's when you hear about checkpoints. That's a funded that is not paid by a Burbank police or the city. That is funded.

Speaker 1:

Normally grants funded through the office of traffic safety. Yes, it is, and I heard. They run and coordinate all the checkpoints in the state.

Speaker 3:

They use some of their previous grant money. Saturday night on out on the roads of Burbank after the the Pride Festival, the motors I think some, all of them were out on special patrol that night doing speed racing and they captured. Well, that grant came in, that grant came into good use. They impounded a couple of cars. They wrote citations for going over 100 miles an hour on San Fernando Road. People, that's what they're killing. People, that's right.

Speaker 1:

And when you see them out there impounding cars, that's what they should be doing and these grants, the grants especially from OTS, they, they fund the personnel the time. You know the salary to pay them to do it, equipment that's needed, certain equipment you apply for. You give them a list of things you need like for equipment to run the DUI checkpoints.

Speaker 1:

Well, I saw in the group it's a lot of equipment to do that and the Office of Traffic Safety will approve those things through the grant and it can be used for directed patrols, like with the motors working after that event, because they were all there anyway. So let's go and deploy them and do something. You don't see them Focus.

Speaker 3:

Because we always talk about a DUI checkpoint, but on this one, all kinds of stuff. Unless you were driving down San Fernando Road, you won't see them, but they were all over. But you're right, craig, and I don't know if these are matching funds or just total out from the.

Speaker 1:

They aren't Typically not. Now. The grants can be worded different, but in my experience with OTS you get approved for a certain number of. You have to. It's actually required. You have a minimum number of DUI checkpoints you have to do in a year Directed enforcement, roving DUI checkpoints, speed, you know the clicketer ticket stuff. That's normally all done through their funding.

Speaker 3:

You're right. I read in the report couple of new printers for the officers out in the field, couple of new officer sighting books, stuff for the DUI trailer.

Speaker 1:

they needed to replace that stuff is out there If people don't realize, and it needs to be replaced too. I remember we were, we ordered. It takes a couple hundred traffic cones to set up a DUI checkpoint, lighting for safety signboards, all kinds of stuff, and you have to pay everybody to be there to do a successful and I know Burbank has Sometimes you need a minimum number of people to run one successfully.

Speaker 3:

They have a couple of Burbank officers that have been doing videos and I know they're doing that on their own time or on overtime and that's where they're crediting the money coming from is again the office of traffic.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, and that's all approved through OTS. Anything you're basically every penny you're gonna use or the department is gonna use from the grant is all approved from the office of traffic safety. So money can't just spend it willy-nilly, but it's all approved.

Speaker 2:

Well, what else we have? We have a and once again, some construction coming up on both the olive and Magnolia Boulevard overcrossings over the I-5 freeway. They're gonna start doing some pedestrian safety, railing and deck improvements, Kind of the way Burbank Boulevard is, so it looks like they're gonna probably raise the railings up and stuff so that to stop the unfortunate situation where you might have a suicide or something or somebody wants to jump off. It's gonna be a lot more difficult Because right now they don't have very high fencing on either one of those two bridges.

Speaker 3:

If I recall reading that they're bringing in a consultant to tell them what they have to do to meet the legal. There are legal requirements now.

Speaker 2:

Right, but that's in the planning process now to fix those two bridges.

Speaker 3:

A lot of people. Very seldom people get into city hall and that railing going up to the city council chambers was only so high and they had to put on a next or foot to make it legal.

Speaker 2:

I know back in the day when I used to have my Schwinn Stingray and would ride it With a banana seat yeah, it was a banana seat and the big handlebars.

Speaker 1:

Did you know the tassel's coming off the grips?

Speaker 2:

No, but I had baseball cards and spokes.

Speaker 1:

So it sounded like a dirt bike.

Speaker 2:

Oh yeah so Was it a sissy bar? No, no, no, no, no, no, no no no, no, no, no no. But I had the big handlebars because I had a paper out back then.

Speaker 2:

anyhow, I would remember riding up to the uptown Burbank and over one of the bridges and on the sidewalk and I used to say, remember the sidewalk was, it was narrow, it's not a full-sized sidewalk, it's still narrow. Well, exactly. And number two was I would look and I said to myself, god, if something were to I would have slipped, I would go right over the side of the railing here, that it was just not tall at all.

Speaker 3:

The bike would be okay, thank God yeah but for guys like you and me that sidewalk is, I mean you can't walk through people next to each other.

Speaker 2:

It's not safe. It really isn't so.

Speaker 3:

I don't know how many people have actually ever walked over the Magnolia or the Olive Overpass. Not only scary, when you're at the top looking down and cars go by in a second. That's a long way up.

Speaker 2:

You are right. If you walk up the Olive Overpass and you take that elevator, you're gonna be stuck. Well then, you're really stuck, you better plan on being there the rest of the day.

Speaker 1:

You're safe because you're trapped in an elevator.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, but I remember airing there no, no, no, hot day.

Speaker 3:

Ooh, that would be then. Ooh yeah, no, that's the bridge, and they've talked about this for years, so again.

Speaker 2:

They're moving on it.

Speaker 1:

Caltrans chip in on that at all. No, I know it's a city street going over.

Speaker 3:

But it goes over, but they didn't know if it had any, it's funny.

Speaker 2:

I think Metro they're looking at Metro right now because of the bus then coming up, but I'm not really sure on the funding.

Speaker 3:

And it's kind of funny because it's over freeway Caltrans.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, but it's not a state highway.

Speaker 3:

When they talk about repairing the bridge that brings up Caltrans because they have to be involved.

Speaker 1:

But you know what?

Speaker 2:

If they never put that stupid freeway there, then we wouldn't have had to put a bridge there. So it is there.

Speaker 1:

If they put in, put that tag Brelemit freeway through there, that goes all the way through the country.

Speaker 3:

Sounds like Jed Lemp.

Speaker 1:

You kids get off my lawn.

Speaker 2:

Okay, what else do we have here? They're going to have approval of funding agreement with County of Los Angeles for implementation of the city's five year homelessness plan. I'm not sure if we're just being thrown a bone here, because Wait, was that in the script? Yeah.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, a bone and that really long period.

Speaker 2:

We're going to get thrown a bone here because Drone a bone? Because it's not nearly as much money as the citizens of Burbank are paying to measure H and maybe we're just getting a little something here. But once again, I don't mind a five year plan, because at least a five year plan is realistic. Let's not talk about Burbank 2035 and what the housing and the homeless and everything else in the Burbank 2035 plan is, because that's just it's by the time we get 2035. Everything's changed. Everything's changed.

Speaker 3:

Wait a minute, wait 23, 24. So in 2028 is when that time runs out we might still be doing a podcast by then.

Speaker 1:

We might still be doing this podcast, I hope we're still alive by then we might still not have left this room. I tell you, we can't load up on sugar before we.

Speaker 2:

Here's another thing too they're going to lease. This is, I find that a little bit interesting. They're talking about leasing 190 parking spaces at the courthouse at Angelo and 3rd Street to provide parking for the office building at 250 East Olive, the one that hasn't paid their rent. The unpaid rent of this place is $597,000. They're that far behind in rent but they're going. Oh, we had a pandemic, we can't afford to pay, and they want the city to forgive about $200,000 of it and they'll pay $377,000. And they're going to cut down from $80 a month of space the $52 a month for each space.

Speaker 1:

So I so they're not going to pay $52 a month.

Speaker 2:

You know they don't pay that, but they're currently using so we're going to give them a nice big break to rent out parking places at the courthouse.

Speaker 1:

Well, are we? Did they vote for that Well?

Speaker 2:

that's an agenda that's coming up in the week that we'll be the week that we'll be the week that we'll be Tomorrow will be Tomorrow night.

Speaker 3:

If you recall and I know people have connexions about it that office building at 250 East Olive used to once it was built was a Cusumano building and they sold it many, many years later at the current rate and the city made I don't know how many millions in tax dollars. They got it for a dollar and then they built it, got it filled and then they sold it and the buyer had to pay tax to the city. So, if you think about it, parking spaces during COVID, okay so so why are we reducing the price now?

Speaker 1:

Well, it sounds like they're asking for discount, but so the city owns the parking structure.

Speaker 3:

Yes, that's what this implies we have $52 now instead of $80.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, we want to. We're not. Also. Not only are we not going to pay you all the rent we owe you, we want to discount on the parking spaces. Yeah.

Speaker 2:

So I guess we're. The pandemic is over, sounds about right I understand, and everything is back and booming. So I'm not sure.

Speaker 3:

Well, and what kind of gets me, if you think about it, the parking lot on the west side of the Olive Overpass the Metro lot. We have dingled, dangled and played with that damn parking lot For how long they were going to put a meter out there. You know they're going to charge for it. And we've been dingling and dangling about that where we could collect money.

Speaker 2:

As far as I understand, our one homeless person is back and camping again in that parking lot again. I wonder if he's paying $55, $52 a month for this place I don't understand why the city's not enforcing their 72 hour law or there are no parking from three to five. Am law or.

Speaker 1:

It's like Forest Lawn Drive the longer you let it go the harder it's going to be to get it back to the way it was.

Speaker 2:

And now, once one person's there, another will show up, another will show up and all of a sudden we'll have an entire encampment there, in the Metro lot, which is Well.

Speaker 3:

I'm curious from the city side because I remember a couple of years ago they were talking about that parking lot and that was going to be the first one that they charged for.

Speaker 2:

And it worked out to do Magnolia Park and then all the state parking structures.

Speaker 3:

They do a parking study, but then they're going to do the parking structures and downtown, put meters downtown, All right.

Speaker 2:

What's happened?

Speaker 3:

Again we're going back to eight years, or it's going to be five more years and, from what I understand, the pandemic is over.

Speaker 2:

So it's not like well, the pandemic, you know no.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, but the new one is coming right around the corner.

Speaker 2:

That's too long an excuse. The pandemic has become an excuse now for not following up and doing things. Now you know it's like, okay, we all understand, we all went through it, but from what I understand, it's all over Now. Even the United States government said it's over.

Speaker 1:

Everybody back to work.

Speaker 2:

Except for the actors.

Speaker 1:

For them too.

Speaker 3:

All right, let's go on to the Burbank bus. Well, yeah.

Speaker 2:

Burbank bus. But you know, I told you earlier I actually saw a Burbank bus, Did I just hear him stutter?

Speaker 1:

You're going to complain about him stuttering?

Speaker 2:

I actually saw a Burbank bus today with three riders on it. I was shocked. Including the driver. Including the driver, no, no, not including the driver. The three passengers on a Burbank bus today.

Speaker 3:

Wait a minute. I've been told they have done cutouts and put them in the window.

Speaker 1:

So they can use the carpool lane.

Speaker 3:

So are you sure? Yeah, that's true, those are human beings.

Speaker 2:

Anyhow, they want to have the first Burbank bus free fair day promotion as part of the California Clean Air Day on October 4th and of course, most of the you know the trains or the else that they ride free that day. And Burbank wants to forgive the $1 fair because $1 is way too much to spend on a Burbank bus as it is what's the gesture.

Speaker 2:

It's a gesture. They think a lot more people will now take the Burbank bus that day if we don't charge $1. Hello, wake up people. This is a waste of our money. This entire bus system is a waste of Burbank money. When you have the Metro, what's the Metro thing now? It's a Metro quick little ride thing. They do.

Speaker 3:

Oh, Metro Med.

Speaker 2:

Metro Med, Metro no. Metro Med was a place on staff. Now you sell medical supplies.

Speaker 1:

Metro. Now it has a green cross in front of it. Yeah, Metro. Metro.

Speaker 2:

Dash or something. No, it's anyhow. This Metro thing they have cost a dollar and will take you by anywhere in town also. So why are we duplicating a service that's already there and we run these big buses around town and spend all this money on maintenance and buying buses and everything else? I know there's grant money involved for Metro, but you know what, until we have something that fits the needs of Burbank citizens, like a trolley around town, things like that, we're just kidding ourselves. Nobody's ride the stand bus.

Speaker 1:

So it's not about the dollar for you.

Speaker 2:

No, it's not about the dollar. It's about the entire waste of. I don't care if they're electric or methane or whatever they are, they're just a waste of. Do they have?

Speaker 3:

bathrooms on those buses. You'd think so. Well, I'm just curious because I think we should go on a field trip. Yet on one of those buses, all three of us that we have given three riders pay the dollar. They've given three dollars. But I can't, Not on the October 4th. That's right If we did that day, but my problem is, if there's no party on that bus I can't go for too long.

Speaker 1:

Right, well, we'll get off at every stop. We'll just pick you up on the way back. It'll be one of those on and off buses, like around London.

Speaker 2:

Anyhow.

Speaker 3:

Wow, who we did see eating dinner tonight oh boy, how many.

Speaker 1:

Whose idea was that?

Speaker 3:

How many?

Speaker 1:

buses. Let's not eat dinner in the middle of the night. After Notice there's more things, more restaurants open in Burbank area. Before we record, absolutely Then after, but how many Burbank buses cruised? By.

Speaker 2:

I didn't see any go by Well there were a couple Then tonight we saw four buses and probably a 40 minute period dinner night and with one person on all four combined that's going to the metro link station in North Hollywood, which is supposed to be their big route.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, I hear it's beautiful there this time of year.

Speaker 3:

Well, looking at the clock and how long we have spent on buses, this is going to be our favorite time.

Speaker 2:

Of course, this is the police commission at the meeting also, which they're going to have to sit through that entire that's all Incent agenda items which they just read it off and I'll say, yeah, okay, do it. They don't explain it, they just say do it. We're going to have a report from the Office of Independent Review Group monitoring the Burbank Police Department.

Speaker 3:

How many pages was that report 76.

Speaker 2:

76 pages and I think I skimmed through most of them, but I think Ross read every one of them.

Speaker 3:

He did say up the other night.

Speaker 1:

Now he'll read them to us word for word. No, I've never, read them before.

Speaker 2:

There was not one word about encryption on the radios or anything else, so that's not a, I guess, because this is a pastry.

Speaker 1:

Well, if it was in there, you wouldn't be able to see it because it would be encrypted. Yeah.

Speaker 3:

Well, you know what really got me? The other day I noticed somebody put out apparently there was some call on Keystone and somebody said I heard on the police scanner that it was a big fight in a residential and I said no, you didn't. How?

Speaker 2:

did you? I said Mary, on Burbank Boulevard in North Hollywood, where you can listen to LAPD videos.

Speaker 3:

Well, I said you have a scanner that you heard that from Burbank police. I'd like to know. I'll give you a couple of one of those. Well, I haven't heard back from that person yet. Everybody goes to this neighborhood or what's the other app, and last week somebody put out the next door.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, next door.

Speaker 3:

Burbank police 911 operator reported. I don't know how they're hearing this folks.

Speaker 1:

Yeah.

Speaker 3:

Because encryption means.

Speaker 2:

And that's that's a problem we're having as news media.

Speaker 1:

The encrypted thing.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, that encrypted thing means nobody can not hear what they and that's the problem with news media. We can't say to somebody no, that didn't happen, here's what happened. Because we don't know either. We don't know what's going on, we don't know which calls are. You know, if something were to happen in a like we had the recent tropical storm? Now one word was put out by Burbank police that entire weekend or the city or the city. Or the city about. You know what it was on the weekend.

Speaker 1:

Well, I guess that's an overall communication problem with the city right.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, but at least in the past, if there were fires or something, or especially brush fires, people turned to my Burbank to find out information. Well, guess what? Not anymore. We're going to be in the dark, just like they are Not from Burbank PD. No, we're going to have Burbank Fire and we can listen to they will be. We can listen to Sheriffs. We can listen to LAPD.

Speaker 3:

You can't listen to Sheriffs anymore.

Speaker 2:

The.

Speaker 3:

Sheriffs go encrypted. Well, LAPD is not in Glendale PD. Sheriffs are encrypted.

Speaker 1:

I think goes encrypted next week Over a second.

Speaker 2:

Yeah Well, I didn't want to hear anybody in Glendale. Anyway, you won't.

Speaker 3:

Well, it's something that they need to straighten out and figure out, because, yeah, it's a bit. Yes, the citizens of the Burbank aren't getting you know the news that they should have yeah, and so forth.

Speaker 2:

They turn to the Burbank.

Speaker 1:

If you're going to do that, burbank's a good police Go encrypted, you better be prepared to provide important information quickly and accurately and through other methods.

Speaker 3:

Well, you are correct and we are finding. You know, there has been a change of PIO officers. The current PIO works. He sent us his schedule.

Speaker 2:

Public Information Officer is a PIO.

Speaker 3:

Monday through. Thursday 7.30 to 4.30 or some of no 7 to 5, I believe he's off on Friday. So if something happens Thursday night, we don't get until Monday.

Speaker 2:

No, no, yeah, Monday Exactly yeah.

Speaker 3:

We have to wait till the next week. Three days, Okay. To me that is not reporting on a time limit.

Speaker 1:

And this is not the officer's fault either, I mean they have their marching orders, but I think when there's no PIO on, the on duty watch commander essentially becomes the PIO Correct.

Speaker 3:

And last week I called Friday night when I was at the Muir event. Somebody shared a text with me from Burbank High that they were having a foam party and apparently some kids from Pasadena and Glen they'll showed up to start some fights. And apparently the principal called Burbank PD. And by the time BPD got out there I asked the watch commander, he said everybody had dispersed and the principal kind of did it as a precautionary. And that's fine then.

Speaker 2:

And that's fine then. But a big event happened. God forbid an officer in a ball of shooting or something. The watch commander goes out in the field.

Speaker 3:

He doesn't stay at the field. No, no, no, not anymore. They used to, but he's too busy. Okay, but he's too busy the phone calls go to the records clerk, and I've explained that to the chief. They don't. They are too busy in the station Right. They have the jail to worry about, they have communications to worry about, they have a lot under their plate, and for them to handle media questions they can't do it, so they don't answer the phone.

Speaker 1:

You know that rings down to records. Yeah, who don't have?

Speaker 3:

any answers? All right, because they say the watch commander is busy, right?

Speaker 2:

They said the whole reason they had to encrypt was because of the California law that says you have to keep information. You know, but they always, they've always had a channel on their radios that has been encrypted so you don't run birth dates and personal information of people. It's been that way for years, which I agree with. Now I will say this If LAPD and most departments all of a sudden go encrypted, you're going to see our media, our big media, people, our new stations, everybody else probably get together and sue or something. Well, that's what it's going to take, because they don't care about Burbank going encrypted. They just don't. They don't cover Burbank, they don't care. But when all of a sudden they can't get news from LAPD and they can't get, all of a sudden they can't hear pursuits anymore and everything else, what news are they going to cover anymore? What's?

Speaker 1:

going to take something at that scale.

Speaker 2:

But LAPD always has what five or six PIOs working, you know, and because they're a large department, you know, and so, but you know, Burbank, Burbank's in the dark right now when it comes to, you know, information and we are getting some information.

Speaker 3:

that just very slow because of his schedule, and I get that.

Speaker 2:

I'm not blaming the officer involved because he's been paid four days a week. He's not being paid seven days a week, like we are in the news business, because we have no lives. Okay, enough of that. So Ross, okay, what would you get from report by? That's enough. I'm sorry to use your rant time for later to a point, but what else did you get out of the report?

Speaker 1:

The other 312 pages yeah.

Speaker 3:

Well, they do go through Burbank. You know, people don't realize the Burbank PD's policy on pursuits, on using a taser on lethal weapons, on deadly weapons, and this is what the department of and it talked about specific situations and there was also recommendations Right from a couple years ago.

Speaker 2:

They go back to a couple years ago and there was recommendations about how they should change their policy.

Speaker 3:

Well, they have found that since they were hired on many years ago, burbank is doing a very good job on some things. If you read the report and it's public one of the things is they found that supervisors aren't supposed to supervise their men but they're getting involved in, let's say, using a fire and overtaser or somebody that wants to resist arrest and they have to separate. You got to have somebody separate from the incident. Craig, you might be able to share a little.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, well, the whole point is for a supervisor to supervise, to stand back and manage all the officers involved in a situation. There are going to be cases where they may need to get involved just for manpower issues, or if they're the only one there, obviously.

Speaker 2:

Or experience, Matt, too. Also, if you have a lot of younger officers in the field, you might need some of the experience sometimes to step in.

Speaker 1:

Right. But then also, if you have a sergeant, get involved in a big fight with other officers, so to speak, and the sergeant has a use of force, right. But now you may have to bring the lieutenant, the watch commander, out of the station to be the supervisor for this bigger group. Now because? Now, because you have a sergeant involved in the use of force. But the point of having a supervisor is to be the one standing outside the pile and managing what's going on with the officers, who's where, assigning different duties to officers, things like that, making sure everybody's within policy.

Speaker 3:

And what they said is body-worn cameras are telling them a lot more than in the past.

Speaker 2:

They should have fought that, didn't they, for a while.

Speaker 3:

Well, they did. But every department's doing it Right.

Speaker 2:

It's become not a great thing for the public, you know and attitude towards the public, but also to protect officers against accusations that are not true made by the public Right.

Speaker 3:

But mostly on the use of force. You know there's so many policies that they put into effect when you're arresting somebody and how they do it. I mean, I read one thing in the OIR that said that supervisors showed up and his voice screaming at his officers. And that's not what's the word De-escalation, de-escalation, that kind of added to it, and there were things, recommendations like that.

Speaker 1:

There's aren't big things you know Burbank doesn't have. So are they analyzing specific events? Almost everything.

Speaker 3:

They look through everything From phone calls to emails.

Speaker 2:

I think they talked about every use of force that was they did a report on, didn't they?

Speaker 1:

Oh yeah, there's a couple of policy, and there's policy about absolutely every tool on your belt. There's policy, and every time something happens they get more restrictive.

Speaker 3:

So and people several years ago and I think most departments are doing it now. You can read Burbank's police policy on their home page. Oh yeah, it's public information, it's. You know what they wear, how they can use it, when they can use it.

Speaker 2:

And, once again, you know what that's transparency and that's what you want with the radios. We want the transparency of the knowledge of what's going on. I, to this day, I don't understand and thank goodness it's not even in Burbank but you see, there's been police officer involved, shootings of suspects, and they come on a date. They'll tell the media they spoke to the state will say something and you know, a month later they have the body camera footage and it's exactly not. It's not what they said it was. It's like, thank God we had that, you know, because sometimes the officers just cover themselves. I mean, it's something that Transparency is so important when you have people who are authorized, allowed to carry a weapon. Oh, I think. Well, I think you differ on that, or?

Speaker 1:

No, I agree Transparency is important. But you also have an element of that where a lot of times people want the information now and it's just not altogether yet. You know they want a statement. That statement may be proven wrong later through investigation, but it doesn't mean they were lying or hiding something up front.

Speaker 2:

I don't think they're lying. I just think they're putting out the efficient given to them, and it wasn't good information.

Speaker 1:

Right, and that's part of the problem with people expecting and wanting. Demanding information now is they may not be ready, people don't accept no comment yet or it's under investigation. No, we want it now. We want it now.

Speaker 3:

Well, give them a minute If you read the OIR report. They even talk about that of when reports need to be made and need to be followed up.

Speaker 1:

Sometimes the guys go on days off and you need to have reports done before that, While your reports need to be done by the time you go home at the end of that shift.

Speaker 3:

You know and I know LA just had an experience where they're finding some gang officers have turned off there. Well, you know those things they looking from 22. Oir has not found that in Burbank Right.

Speaker 1:

And that was where they were all likely would be a violation of policy.

Speaker 3:

Exactly, exactly, and that's why it's harder with younger guys. I think, burbank, a lot of the older guys promoted up they're not in the field we have. A most of our force are young, young guys, and the sergeants are young too, you know.

Speaker 1:

So it's it's understanding the policy Get younger every day Now that I'm retired, but there was always a thing you know how is that? We got an officer has two years on and they go into some narcotics detective position or something like that?

Speaker 2:

How is? How is it? How do we get older and they get younger?

Speaker 3:

Looks like covering football games.

Speaker 1:

I have to ask.

Speaker 3:

Google that. Yeah, there you go. So if you're interested in Burbanks, the report, it's online. You want to watch city council? I guarantee that they will make it very clear. The chief will be there, the recommendations which they will have to put in place will be also discussed, and the department will have so many days to sometimes it's training, and the training doesn't happen overnight. Now how?

Speaker 1:

much do you think they would in past hearings like this how much time in the city council meeting will they actually?

Speaker 3:

spend good hour.

Speaker 1:

They will.

Speaker 3:

Oh yeah, I would think so. That's why they combined both the police commission and the city council together, so they can hear it, so they don't have to do it twice and so they can digest it all.

Speaker 1:

But it should go you know, I guarantee that. They just some things. They just refer to it for the record and you can look it up later if you want.

Speaker 3:

This one is going to be gone through because they work with the city attorney, city manager. They've had a very great relationship from that when they were brought on and at the end of the day I will probably recommend say Burbank is doing a great job with our recommendations and staying in today, especially if you compare them to other cities, other agencies.

Speaker 2:

Both chief Lachas and chief Albany have both done tremendous to make our department here a very professional department and well, it was always professional. Well, I know, but they've done a lot to clean up some of the they called the cowboys and all that type of thing. So you know, I think they're on the right track with this stuff. Let's move on after our because the next topic.

Speaker 3:

They get to talk about it. Oh, should be just as fun.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, because of, of course, the raising cane situation. They're going to have a public hearing on the conversion of existing businesses with drive through and new and existing drive through restaurants. So they're going to talk about the businesses that are capable of putting in drive-throughs, what the policy should be if they get conditional use permits, what the hours should be.

Speaker 1:

How closely should be to thoroughfares?

Speaker 2:

Yeah, they're going to do the entire you know and put in all kinds of rules and restrictions.

Speaker 3:

Well, people don't realize. I read that report pretty thorough and it includes a drive-through you through your right aid. The drive-through through save on CVS.

Speaker 2:

I don't know I write anymore. I haven't been used in years.

Speaker 1:

And it hasn't been saved on and I'm taking myself.

Speaker 3:

So the word is typed in pencil CVS, but there's other places other than restaurants.

Speaker 1:

Right Potential places and Magnolia, well, that's. That's the thing is these they need to consider this when they're signing off on the plans for a new business Right, Because I'm familiar with with several openings of specifically Raising Cane's restaurants and they're all on big thoroughfares and it causes a problem every time one opens because the whatever city they're in allowed them to open up this drive-through right on a thoroughfare.

Speaker 2:

Well, it's not. They allowed them to, they had no choice.

Speaker 3:

Well, on some, some raising canes and one in Burbank they had no choice.

Speaker 1:

When I was signing off on plans, I picked that out as a problem and and it still went through. So where I had the opportunity to stop the process, so people in Burbank say, the wheels of government move very turned, very slowly.

Speaker 3:

Raising Cane's been open a couple years now here in Burbank and we're this has been on the books to talk about this for many, many months and how they're going to move forward.

Speaker 2:

So well, that's good, because lawyers have to figure out all the legal ramifications, how to write an ordinance and what they can do legally and not legally. And now it's.

Speaker 1:

It's and I know this is kind of a general topic for future restaurants like this. But in this particular case, on a thoroughfare like that, when the traffic causes such an issue that you have to put that kind of signage in the middle of the road so people don't turn left and they still do, they do all over the but you've got basically an entire median strip of dividers and blockers and signs and do not turn. No doubt in the middle that's a sign that there's a problem if the city has to go through the expense.

Speaker 2:

Well, I've got the problem to target all the way If I do the same thing there. Put up all kinds of barriers and signs so people don't make a left on porto's has had to do it too.

Speaker 3:

Right and people just knock their sign over. Yes, what I find many. Several years ago we had city management that would go with the attitude. Let's go with it until it causes a problem.

Speaker 1:

And then they'll be out of office. Yep by the time it comes around, they'll be long gone. Yep Well, and they'll be in the drive through it. Raising can.

Speaker 2:

Finally, the last thing on the agenda is council members is that Mullins brought up. They wanted a issue on discussing the mayor Anthony's recent conduct and it's basically they want to understand, you know what, the purpose of your council members to treat each other. But the problem with the ordinances there are, there are no, there's nothing provision it says how we elect a mayor, not she didn't say elect, but how a mayor is chosen every year by the city council members and how, not how a mayor is removed, another one appointed during that that one year period. So there's no rules of charter about removal and she once they brought back and they want to talk about it and it'll be a very interesting. You know, we'll see what happens. You know, I'm not, I'm not sure where this is going to go Now. Mayor Anthony has two and a half months left. It's the October, november. Yeah, two and a half months left before a new mayor is appointed.

Speaker 3:

But I think they want to not look only at mayor, but they're looking at removal or censorship of a city council member Right Now. You asked Craig a few minutes ago how long will they talk about the better? Remember public comment before all this. There are going to be a lot of people. There are people that have started petitions, recall petitions. There are people that are embarrassed by what was done. There are going to be a lot of people.

Speaker 2:

But listen to the podcast and hear his side of it. But that's regardless the. And we've heard partitions being sent around the city but we've not reported on those because they're not official petitions, they're just petitions that somebody's making up.

Speaker 1:

Anybody can sign somebody's stir in the pot right.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, anybody can sign them. I mean a kid could sign one. They you know somebody who lives in North Hollywood could sign one, because they're not official. Recall petitions taken out at the city clerk's office that require registered voters only to sign it.

Speaker 3:

And I honestly feel that people that are turning the you know the drum rattling the cage also don't understand that if you do that, there's money involved. The city clerk has to count votes and validate all that. There is a charge to that, well, didn't you?

Speaker 1:

find out, they might lose interest real quick, didn't you find?

Speaker 2:

out about the price of.

Speaker 3:

Oh, I did, I've heard. Well one, if they ever move forward, which they can't in the timeline to run an election anywhere from two hundred fifty three hundred thousand dollars.

Speaker 2:

And you also found out they couldn't do it in time for March, right? Because it'll take months to get the. They have to have months to do the Correct, so that means a special election, so that cost and the people don't understand whoever brings in whatever they are going to have to pay.

Speaker 3:

I was told somewhere close to a hundred thousand dollars for for ballot. To verify the verify stuff like that, folks, don't?

Speaker 2:

we have more important business in the city to move on to and, in all honesty, his recall is in December, or I should say November, of twenty twenty four, when, if he decides to run for reelection, he'll be on the ballot again and use a citizen can say yes or no.

Speaker 1:

So that's how I make the change with your vote.

Speaker 2:

And if you were talking to one year away, we're not talking to it.

Speaker 1:

It did strike me as I, though and we were talking in our pre production meeting that that somewhere in the city charter gives the city council the authority to appoint a mayor of their choosing. Right, but there's nothing in there about removing A mayor.

Speaker 3:

Yeah. So if whatever they do tomorrow night is not going to be a snap of the fingers, if they do come up with a way to do that remove a mayor or council member it's going to have to become. It'll come back. There's a lot of Right. It's a process.

Speaker 2:

What I, what I find interesting is I can't remember what year it was, but Stacy Murphy who was caught with guns and she was not Well in her in her.

Speaker 2:

In her residence at cocaine and guns and he had a relationship with the North Hollywood boys who were involved in the Matthew Belka killing, was indicted while she was on the council and she decided at first she was just going to work from home and not go to the meetings. Then, once she was in, she decided she resigned. Why wouldn't the council at that time? Because what if she said I'm going to stay on the council? There was no way to remove her. I think at that time wouldn't the council decide we need to have put rules and regulations in for the future in case something like this would happen again?

Speaker 2:

Need a safety valve and this is not what Mayor Anthony did, is not a anything near what she did.

Speaker 3:

It's a moral issue. It's more a moral.

Speaker 2:

It's, it's, you know not illegal. Right, and it didn't have to do with any kind of embezzlement or anything. It was just you know people.

Speaker 3:

Tomorrow night's meeting should be as you. We've gone through what the week will be, or what the calendar. You know the meeting is going to be a what?

Speaker 1:

When you're listening to this. That meeting will be tomorrow night, which will be 6 pm. We have too many pages 6 pm. I'm looking for the date because I don't even know what. The 26th. Yes, tomorrow September 26th that meeting if you want to have your list of this past.

Speaker 2:

Today can go back on YouTube and and watch replay of the meeting.

Speaker 3:

So it'll be an interesting meeting tomorrow night, I guarantee. Like I said, I have listened to meetings for 45 years and they literally say you have a hangover from listening to that much business, those council members they just schedule a special council meeting for October 4th.

Speaker 2:

But what was that for? We didn't say it, just said a notice went out. There'll be a special meeting. We'll find out. You won't find out till Thursday.

Speaker 1:

You can take the bus there for free. Yeah, moving on.

Speaker 2:

The buses don't run that late in Burbank.

Speaker 3:

Oh well.

Speaker 2:

So on Wednesday, Wednesday, the senior citizens board will meet at 1 pm at the Charleston Center and they're going to get an update about the Golden State specific plan and other senior services. The Burbank Audit Committee, which I didn't know we had a Burbank Audit Committee but we have one and they're going to meet at 3 pm with the Community Services Building. Is that open to the public? It has to be. Oh, they're going to audit something. The auditor can be something that is internal audits. So you have a transient occupancy tax. I don't know how much money is coming in. Where is it going? I guess the transient parking tax that we don't have? I didn't know. We had a parking tax.

Speaker 2:

Oh, yeah, everybody that drives into the airport. Oh OK, That'd be true.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, so transient occupancy being like hotels and things like that, temporary People who are staying at the airport.

Speaker 2:

No, not a bed tax. No, the airport has a tax. That's not part of the bed tax but there are special audits. That says a parking tax. But yeah, we do have a bed tax and break, but this it's not listed on here. Okay, thursday Chamber of Commerce, our Burbank Chamber of Commerce, to be hosting a new plastic reduction proposed ordinance meeting at the Hilton Garden Inn at 401 South San Fernando. This will be the first time the ordinance is actually presented to the public and and they're asking all the local restaurants to come with their little plastic items To show what they have and, I guess, what they can do. I'm still a little bit. This ordinance, I think, has a lot of loopholes and holes in it and and problems.

Speaker 3:

Let me interject there. Go ahead. You know, when it was originally brought to council there were several restaurants that went. What didn't know anything about it, you know. And well, no, they wanted them. They're proposing this, this, you know plan, and yeah, they didn't know about it. So they ask, and again, I believe it was council members Mullins who said this needs to go back to the writing board and they gave them six months. Now January, you had six months, to me that's July. We're now in September and October. They have done a lot of work. They have reworked the ordinance with the owners and the quite a few of the restaurants. They've rewritten it and they're now proposing it, and they that's why they want these Restaurants to make.

Speaker 2:

I said in the past, everyone get into a lot of it. But then the past, I said it was not every. If somebody can go Across street to patties north Hollywood and not have to pay extra charges, that's gonna hurt a Burbank restaurant. But I also say this one of the things I saw was you can't have any disposable items if you have 30 or more people are can sit in your restaurant. Now I Gotta be honest, I don't know what the capacity of McDonald's or Burger King is, but if it's 30 people, that means no plastic forks, no plastic spoons or anything else. They have to have silverware because they seat More than 30 people and that's what the ordinance says. So I think there's a lot of. You know I can't see McDonald's having a dishwasher and plastic and metal forks and spoons.

Speaker 3:

Well, but McDonald's was the one that last week Was on all the new stations because they got rid of their getting rid of fountain drinks. And you will be served. An employee will bring you your meal to your table.

Speaker 2:

What's the time frame for that? Well, it's 10 years, but they are.

Speaker 3:

They're putting the wheels in motion to what the requirement is.

Speaker 1:

I don't think you mentioned the the time of that meeting. It's goes from 9 to 10 30 am.

Speaker 2:

Yes, 9 to 10, 30 am so, and I guess a lot of restaurants will be there to um.

Speaker 1:

I Was told. I is that they're all involved. This has an impact on every single one of there.

Speaker 2:

How many restaurants in Burbank and how many are gonna be about?

Speaker 3:

395? But I've told a lot. That's why they're doing it there and if every 401 South San Fernando, right on the corner of rdugo and San Fernando, they do have underground parking so you don't have to pay for parking. There's a lot of street parking. Um, I I've been asked to be there to you know kind of report on it and shoot pictures of it, so we'll see okay.

Speaker 2:

Um, have to be up at what time? Also on Thursday, oh, you just won't go to bed. Also on Thursday, retirement plans committee will meet at 2 pm In the community services building. I'm gonna talk about investment and plan administration updates and they're gonna have to state of the schools. It's gonna be held in north hollywood At the federal on the Lankersham at 5 pm. So they've moved it to north hollywood from Burbank because I guess they had a great deal on the location.

Speaker 1:

And what's the federal? You were talking about that earlier that I didn't catch was a federal bank many years ago.

Speaker 3:

It's been made into a commercial building with um catering, a bar like an event. Yeah, I need an event exactly venue a multi story right at the corner, if I'm right, like Chandler and Lankersham, right in that no-ho Area yeah, moving on to the weekend.

Speaker 1:

I'm just kidding friday, because we have nothing on friday.

Speaker 2:

There's nothing on friday.

Speaker 3:

We've got a football game, I'm told, but I'm not sure we've cancelled friday.

Speaker 2:

I hate to tell you that. Friday's been cancelled to the lack of interest. Wow so sorry about that everybody, but I was so looking forward to friday. On on the weekend magnolia is going to be closed From first street to san Fernando on the eastbound lane so an air conditioner can be put in at the amc roof From 6 am to about noon. So once again, I'm not sure. Hopefully the construction all will be done by then. If not, you're gonna have construction on magnolia and construction on olive.

Speaker 3:

Well, I think the warning for the magnolia, the sidewalk where there's a couple of little, that cookie store or cake, Store.

Speaker 2:

I want to stop by there and get something well, that'll be close. You can't park there.

Speaker 3:

Yes, you can park in front of it, oh there's always open spots there.

Speaker 2:

Huh, Not the times I drove by there was.

Speaker 3:

It'll be closed.

Speaker 1:

Saturday open the times you go by.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, that's true. So, okay, I never can find parking in front of that place. It's always street parking is always taken up. Um, sustainable Burbank, our sustainable brand commission we love those guys. They're holding an elective Electify event From 10 30 to 11 30 at the community services building and you can learn about cooking on an induction surface with a live cooking demonstration. Uh, we discussed the health and economics of new buildings going all electric and the crucial need to move away from fossil fuels very important. Uh, pick up information on how to electrify our homes and businesses using Burbank water and power rebate program incentives, although, you know, I find the one thing they don't have any incentives on solar power, no incentives from Burbank to move to solar power, which I always find interesting. Is that because if they all went to solar power, we wouldn't need a Burbank water and power anymore.

Speaker 2:

Or I should have you just call Burbank. Water Wouldn't need power if we all went solar, just just saying Um, questions, questions. Also see, celia, am I saying that correctly, ross Celia? Celia's cafe has a rip and cutting at 11 am at 35, 11, magnolia. I actually did a nice story on our website last week about the new business and, uh, you know, stop by there at 11 am and you can see rosh taking a picture and buy, uh, I say, the cafe and see a sample their foods. Well, that used to be healthy bites and didn't have a little store in there also.

Speaker 3:

Well, there was a store, but, um, healthy bites, the. The new people went in, cleared it all out, put in new tables. They have a gorgeous patio With a tv on the in the back. They have fans and air conditioning back there it's they want to host events and so forth. So it should be, uh, and I'm told, metadata Mediterranean food and a lot of good stuff.

Speaker 2:

Okay. Well, burbank's arts fall festival is going to be held at Johnny Carson Park at 4 pm. You're gonna have live performances, music, art and a 30th anniversary screening of the nightmare before Christmas who?

Speaker 1:

did that one more question Is tim Burton gonna be there?

Speaker 2:

I would highly doubt it.

Speaker 3:

Oh well, you know it's weird because the tickets and the email that they put out had some wording that he is Either hosting some part of it or something and wanted an accounting Of how many people are. So they asked for our sweep.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, so if you, if you go, I want to go to this on on saturday. It says you have to register on the city's website if you'd like to attend now I want to know, putting a movie projector.

Speaker 3:

I've told it's gonna start at 7, 38, which is now Kind of getting it'll be. That'll be dark start seven.

Speaker 2:

I think it said okay um, my question is this though so if you don't register, how's it gonna stop you from getting walking into Johnny Carson? There's, there's no fences there.

Speaker 1:

I mean, maybe there will be right well, that alone will be a.

Speaker 2:

Expensive very expensive. Uh, and then finally we have uh 5 30, the Burbank high school class of 1973. We'll be having their reunion at the Elks Lodge on halloween way and they were still the bulldogs. There's, they were and still are bulldogs Always and forever. So that leaves us With only one thing, and the real reason everybody's here and that is Ross's rant. The Ross, the airways are yours.

Speaker 3:

I look at how long we've been doing this podcast so I'll keep it short, but it's like two words. I'm gonna make it into four words. What the hell's going on with the gas prices? This?

Speaker 3:

is ridiculous seven dollars a gallon, you know, to get from uptown to downtown Burbank or uptown to Middletown or the media district to the uptown over to the golden state area. It cost you gosh darn gas tank in what you're driving. Well, that is true. I guess you know they want everybody to drive one of those EV vehicles or solar vehicles. But this is kind of getting ridiculous, folks.

Speaker 1:

I'm sorry, that's my rant it is, I will tell you. I'll add on to that when I was in the Palm Springs on assignment Hard at work last week, you'd go buy a gas station in downtown Palm Springs and, let's say, premium, 699 a gallon Drive. A few miles down the road into Palm Desert, 599 A dollar difference from one city to the next going through the Coachella Valley there. And I have no idea If that means that's all taxes or what. But that's Now. I have no insane. How did those prices sneak up on us again?

Speaker 2:

I have no what they going down. I have no immediate facts to back this up, but I know back in the day If you had a gas station and it was near a freeway, off ramp or on ramp. It was always more expensive, always be at least 50 cents to a dollar higher Then it would be if you're the middle of city, not near a highway, because you always this man, san Fernando, up the five there, 10 cents higher yelling, it's over seven bucks.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, so I've not. And what? And my part of the rant is the when they get you in with one rate for gas, they don't tell you that's oh, that's the cash rate. You want to use a credit card. Yeah it's 10% more.

Speaker 2:

You know. You know it's funny with years ago, Arco went from Um having credit cards to saying we're cash only now and we're going to reduce our rates because of that and it was debit cards. Right, it was a debit card at the pump and what happened, they found, was that people weren't filling their tanks up because they weren't carrying around 70 to 80 90 dollars in cash. So they said oh, we'll start taking credit cards again. And guess what?

Speaker 1:

their rates are now back up to everybody else's, yeah you get it at these gas stations like Chevron stuff, if you get a discount, if you pay in cash or use your Chevron credit card.

Speaker 2:

I, you know. What I can't figure out, though, is when Something happens they were refined, refire, or, or somebody in the middle east burps, or something Suddenly the gas prices all go up the next day. That you know there's no, like you know by time.

Speaker 1:

Okay, right time you buy and sell it.

Speaker 2:

And they before that, before it's even pumped out of the ground, it's all the price of oil, it goes up in the gas station. They pay for one price, but they charge a higher price because I used to.

Speaker 1:

I used to work in a city that actually had, and at the time, an Exxon mobile refinery in it, and at the corner of the thoroughfares, at the corner of the refinery, was a mobile gas station. You'd think that would be the cheapest one around.

Speaker 3:

They don't know what for most expensive mobile station anywhere.

Speaker 1:

Well, you know. I was that's now just a little grass area, you know I find also funny is round Maybe may.

Speaker 2:

Every year the gas prices always go up 10, 15 cents. They go well. We're going to do our summer blend now, and it's always more expensive all the additives and stuff they say they put in it. Why? Why, when it's so, why don't they? When the sort of blend ends, why doesn't it go down? Well, that's.

Speaker 3:

I just heard that that guy from AAA, freddie freeloader, whatever his name is that gets on every channel and he says the, the gas stations are now going to go to their winter blend. We got summer blend, we got winter blend.

Speaker 1:

That's all more expensive.

Speaker 2:

But, thank you, the winter blend is supposed to be cheaper, but yet they don't know the price. But they will raise it and say, oh, we're doing the summer blend now. So you know it is Basically. They'll raise the gas prices two dollars. Everybody's outraged. They'll lower them down a dollar and now we're happy just to pay, because we're already paying a dollar more now.

Speaker 1:

So jack the price up two dollars, take a dollar off and tell them it's a bargain.

Speaker 2:

Sorry to step on your rant, but I think we're all.

Speaker 1:

Actually close with this was added to the rant.

Speaker 3:

We did get. We do get mail and David Geffen, who's one of our listeners yes, we are working folks on the podcast. Uh, you, david, you did give us a couple more to add to the list.

Speaker 1:

David the dreamworks guy restaurant.

Speaker 3:

We're gonna, we're gonna do a burbank restaurant, so it used to be in burbank.

Speaker 2:

It's, we've heard bank.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, pot bear pit copper penny Um las alsa I got, we got over a hundred.

Speaker 1:

Oh, former restaurants. Yeah, this is gonna be the podcast.

Speaker 2:

We're gonna do a series called burbank back in the day and we're gonna start off with a restaurant edition and we're actually breaking the restaurants that were we are. We're gonna do More, and it will be because something always pops scary part is the day that we put this on the air.

Speaker 3:

I guarantee by that weekend the list will be longer. Yep, it's sad. Yeah, it's really sad. I hear we're gonna lose a couple more Restaurants in town this next.

Speaker 1:

I just missed.

Speaker 3:

I miss chalcrestina chalcrestina moor's deli pyrrhios, chopsticks, sizzler, whiskey bend, you know I can give it away.

Speaker 1:

Don't give it all away.

Speaker 2:

And, by the way, he can freak him for what I said last week there were two Kenny Rogers roasters.

Speaker 3:

Yep so.

Speaker 2:

It was Kenny Rogers roasters before, before it became. No, it was after. It was a juicy Harveys down here on Boston chicken on a lo of it.

Speaker 3:

No, boston, right here market.

Speaker 1:

Boston markets are some markets.

Speaker 2:

There you go before that was cafe Francois, and before that it was Roy Rogers roast beef sandwiches where Roy Rogers himself? King's sweet more smorgasbord. We don't. There's no truth to the rumor. That trigger was in the.

Speaker 3:

Well, that will do for the week that was trigger, the week that will be for September 25th. Guys, I know we ran real long tonight we had. I'm afraid after tomorrow night's council meeting we might have to go into a two-part show. I Don't know, can we go to Patty's two weeks in a row?

Speaker 1:

We might have to take a break in the middle during the commercial good, because if we don't, get something in.

Speaker 3:

I'm filling the bucket below me.

Speaker 1:

Whoa Okay TMI.

Speaker 3:

Okay.

Speaker 1:

Am I. And on that note, until next week.

Speaker 2:

Okay, we will talk to you next week. So again, thanks everybody for listening. We appreciate it and, once again, we'll talk to you next Monday. Thank you very much for listening.

Speaker 1:

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Burbank Police Department Policy and Transparency
Drive-Through Businesses and Mayor's Conduct
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