myBurbank Talks

The Week That Was and That Will Be - October 2

October 03, 2023 Craig Sherwood, Craig Durling, Ross Benson Season 1 Episode 58
myBurbank Talks
The Week That Was and That Will Be - October 2
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Urban issues are complex and multi-faceted, often impacting communities in ways we don't always recognize. From public safety protocols to fast food politics, our cities are a hotbed of discussion and debate. In this episode, we dive deep into these topics, exploring how they shape our communities, particularly focusing on Burbank.
 
 Encryption of police radios is one such issue that has wide-reaching effects. As technology evolves, so too does the way we communicate. Police departments are increasingly encrypting their radio communications, a move that has implications for the media and the public's access to public safety information. While encryption can certainly enhance security, it also presents challenges. For instance, it can potentially hamper the interoperability of communication systems during joint operations. This is a significant consideration, particularly in scenarios where mutual aid is needed.
 
 A seemingly unrelated but equally important urban issue is the politics surrounding drive-thru restaurants. This episode takes a closer look at how establishments like In-N-Out Burger and Raising Kane’s influence city politics. Drive-thrus are a staple of American fast food culture, but they also bring with them unique challenges and considerations. From zoning laws to traffic congestion, the implications of drive-thrus on urban planning and community development are substantial.
 
 This episode also sheds light on the impact of Senate Bills 2 and 368 on gun store owners. These pieces of legislation impose specific requirements on gun store owners, affecting the way they operate their businesses. Understanding the details of these laws, such as the prohibition of gun stores holding contests or raffles, can provide insight into the broader conversation about gun control and public safety.
 
 In addition to these serious issues, the episode also celebrates local Burbank events and awards. From the gym ribbon cutting on Magnolia Boulevard to the spotlight awards honoring Joe McCarthy of Disney and Sally Chan from Warner Bros., we revel in the positive developments in the community. Community events are a crucial part of city life, fostering a sense of togetherness and shared identity among residents.
 
 The episode also covers updates on the My Burbank website and the upcoming Johnny Carson Parkshade structure. It delves into the Burbank City Council's decision to waive bus fares for California Clean Air Day, discussing the potential impact of this move on public transportation. Furthermore, the episode takes listeners behind the scenes of local events like the USPS job fair and the Family Service Agencies gala.
 
 In conclusion, this episode serves as a microcosm of urban issues, providing an in-depth look at the complexities of city life. From public safety and fast food politics to community events and local legislation, we unpack the intricacies of urban living, with a particular focus on Burbank. Tune in for a fascinating exploration of these topics and more.

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Speaker 1:

one, two. Oh, I just got a tweet that my Burbank News is live. Ah, or, I got an X, what do we call it now?

Speaker 3:

Alright, we are now live on YouTube and.

Speaker 1:

X.

Speaker 3:

Twitter Okay.

Speaker 2:

Is he on? Is he on camera?

Speaker 1:

Yeah, the week it was the week will be October 2nd Marker Okay it looks like we lost Twitter, don't know why, but we're live on YouTube. Let's stick with it. Let's have fun, people. Okay, 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 3:

Hello everybody, Craig.

Speaker 2:

Sherwood here along with our guest today. Let's get that, here I am. Oh, no, you said that before. Got all your chicklets in. Yeah, it's in.

Speaker 3:

Alright, well, just got down on our meeting, in fact, and once again, I had another great pre-production meeting over at Patties. That, craig, I'm sorry you missed that. But um, yes, no free cake. But our our waitress named Heather, heather from Heather Yonder and away. But our head said give me a little bit of a tour of, uh, clyboard and Riverside. You can always say hi to Heather and say thanks a lot for, thanks a lot for coming in and, uh, our name there so well, you know we last week we had our permit or production meeting over there.

Speaker 2:

The help was great. We got, the owner brought us cake and today we were talking to a lady there that had a cute little dog.

Speaker 3:

She said you know you can bring your dog to the outside patio and have your dinner.

Speaker 1:

Well, I brought you with I have dinner with your dog I brought you with. Yeah, bring your dog.

Speaker 3:

Sure Clear the place out. Dog is out there with her, so I mean.

Speaker 2:

I get it His dog.

Speaker 1:

Dodger would clear his. It would clear me out. Dodger and I don't necessarily get along. Sorry, I couldn't make it. I had another commitment that uh wouldn't allow me to attend.

Speaker 2:

We had a two week controller.

Speaker 1:

Two weeks ago oh, two weeks ago, you're going to have to do it next week too. Sorry, oh, it's a. It's just a busy time a year for me, with other obligations and okay Well enough of our. At some point we can try to do this thing remotely, we might be able to put that.

Speaker 2:

Well, I think we'll try to try next week. Alright, so the week there was the week there will be that was it was and twill.

Speaker 3:

So last week, uh, monday was kind of quiet day, but we did the podcast that day, so you know about that. And on Tuesday the police commission met with the council. Um, many issues are brought up, including, uh, the encryption of the radios and, uh, while they said on the the meeting that Verdugo Fire was going digital, they already are digital. They have been. Uh, they, they're talking about them going encrypted. They, the fire department is not. We did find out that the fire department is not going to be encrypted. They had no plans to go encrypted because of that?

Speaker 1:

Yeah, I don't think you you'll see any fire departments going encrypted.

Speaker 3:

What doesn't make?

Speaker 1:

sense if you need it, because there's so much mutual aid and stuff I need to talk to each other.

Speaker 3:

They can't do it. They can't fair which channel they're talking or they can't hear each other.

Speaker 1:

And, and as more police departments go encrypted, we find the same problem when mutual aid is needed with up to bring other departments in that don't have their radios programmed with the encryption, I mean like LAPD helicopters?

Speaker 2:

Yes, yeah, well, I mean Orange County. Somewhere went our department when encrypted and it lasted less than a week Orange County went encrypted. They had to undo it yeah because you killed.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, there's too many interoperability.

Speaker 3:

Interoperability uh issues issues with fire department and on a selfish thing, we still think the media should be able to hear what's going on, you know, for news gathering purposes and just for transparency.

Speaker 1:

So yeah, we're locked out too, and we've talked about that, because it's more about releasing important public safety information in by other methods than open the radios, you know. But I understand why they are going encrypted. But they have to adjust and provide necessary information in other ways.

Speaker 3:

We're working on it and we will give you updates as we go Um.

Speaker 2:

We will be the office of independent how is that OIR?

Speaker 1:

You're looking at me.

Speaker 2:

Independent review. There we go, hey, well, we're in the office of independent review. They gave the police commission yes, they gave their report and Mr Janaka, who owns and operates the office of independent review, said that they have dealt with the other department. They've dealt with the longest Palo Alto, palo Alto and they had the same problem they went encrypted and apparently they made things different.

Speaker 3:

They also discussed drive through restaurants and, of course, because it was funny, nobody would say raising canes at the meeting. It was just that restaurant they're calling it that restaurant. Is that implied at this point? It's implied by everybody and it finally, near the end of the meeting they started saying, actually raising canes, um, that the lot is caused by them. I found it interesting that during the communication period um, a spokesman for in and out talked to the council about how they were in and out. I I had never thought about in and out being part of the problem, but, ross, you said you drove by in and out there tonight and what did you see?

Speaker 2:

They were out. How they queue now is the cars that come out after you get your food. You go in there and you turn on.

Speaker 3:

You know and and and, not to interrupt, but they, they have taken out like 10 park 10, 20 parking places. Right, so you can, those cars can queue in there.

Speaker 2:

So now you've lost 20 parking places for queuing on the first street, first front, first street, first street, all the way up to San Fernando and around the corner on San Fernando, just to get in. So that had to be at least 30 cars.

Speaker 1:

So, so, at least, so anybody on San Fernando can't take that right.

Speaker 2:

Turn onto Correct yeah.

Speaker 1:

While there's two Right turn pocket.

Speaker 3:

Oh, there are two lanes down, yeah, and I think there's no businesses that are affecting really by having a parking parking for their business, but the point is that there's no one that can take that lane.

Speaker 2:

Well, if you recall, when that was originally built, there was a Mexican restaurant at the end, and then, when the furniture store took over, they consumed that. Oh, that's right. So they had changed it around in and out.

Speaker 3:

I don't care, you can go to any in and out.

Speaker 2:

Right, there's going to be a line, right, same thing with Glendale, same with everyone.

Speaker 1:

If you want, if you want to eat in the neighborhood, you can walk in your way through the snake for the drive-thru to find a parking space to actually get to a parking space and I just saw on the news today they're opening four more in and out in California. Yeah, real More in than out.

Speaker 3:

It's a good burger. To me the fries kind of suck, but I think the burgers are outstanding, but you know what you can get it.

Speaker 1:

But it's fun watching them make the French fries, but who they cut? Them right there, that's true.

Speaker 2:

They cut Chunker thing. Yeah, chunker thing.

Speaker 1:

It's a good. It's a technical. Is that a technical?

Speaker 3:

thing that's gotta be a trademark that gotta be a sound effect for a Chunker. Well, we don't have that. We have also for now. We have the official. Paramount Deli Going on, moving on that council meeting and by the way, if you like to make it, make it, make the French fries. Go watch how they, how they, smashed the lemons at the. Oh, they're not hot dogs, Hot dogs.

Speaker 1:

Hot dogs gonna stick. Oh, I see, I know how they make the lemonade.

Speaker 3:

Yeah yeah, go watch how they do that. How, how they. That's an interesting thing to a few to put a bow in the drive-thru thing.

Speaker 1:

We're not picking on in and out. This is a general issue with new, new new.

Speaker 3:

They look to their cities they're going to decide on you know how, how much area you have to have for queuing, how much. You know different things and all that. And you know I mean it's the way we are nowadays. We don't want to get out of our cars and you know we found the pandemic. That was the only way to business could stay open was was drive-thrus and that kind of stuff.

Speaker 1:

So but you think in the initial approval process that would be caught, because in in my day when I was part of the, the planning process of approvals, I would look at in because I was a traffic guy, that was my role. I looked at Ingress, egress and the streets and stuff and I would make, I would put the kibosh on it as far as I could say now. To add to that, there were still plenty of times that they kept pushing, just pushed it right on through. Despite my objections but.

Speaker 3:

I can't remember on the run, but at one time I know the Taco Bell wanted to move from Magnolia and Buena Vista up to Burbank and Buena Vista, where the UM, um, um, um, um, um, um UM. Um, um, um, um, um, um, um, um, um, um, um, um, um, um, um, um, um, um, um, um, um, um, um, um, um, um, um, um, um, um, um, um, um, umuum UM, um, um, um, um, um, um, um, um UM.

Speaker 1:

If there's more than three vehicles in the drive-thru, you can't get into the lot to park.

Speaker 3:

No, and if you do park in the lot. You can't back out.

Speaker 1:

You can't get out, right yeah.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, there's a lot of it.

Speaker 2:

But the one where B&B Cafe is.

Speaker 3:

The neighbors also did not want the noise and the traffic and all that neighborhood.

Speaker 1:

So I would love to live next to a Taco Bell. We were pretty fortunate. Take a tunnel, just walk right through, walk right in.

Speaker 2:

They've rebuilt that Taco Bell at Hollywood Way in Magnolia. Yeah, somebody just asked me the other day. You probably don't get up that part of town, but they rebuilt Jack in the Box. Think of the. Jack in the Box is open 24 hours a day, 365 days, and it hadn't changed in 20 years. I guarantee there was stuff falling apart inside.

Speaker 1:

They literally as long as they don't change the tacos ever.

Speaker 3:

I still missed a Jack in the Box at Alameda in Buena Vista, but now Charles Kersen, that was that's for our back in the day episode, um. So anyhow, they've worked on passing orders for drive-thru restaurants. I think it's a happy medium for everybody. Lastly, the meeting and this one is going to be went to what one? To the morning, like usual. These meetings go just forever, kind of like our podcast people say, go till, they're done which I think is why they should have more council meetings instead of only two a month. If they did that they might not have to go so late every night when they have one. That said, that said they brought up Council member Zizette Mullins, one you know proper agenda item about. You know how the mayor conducted his business in Burbank and you know what their councils can do about that type of thing. And Mayor Anthony actually gave I thought was very heartfelt apology. Um, it was interesting that he brought him on for a podcast and I kind of said you know, I think you kind of I think we should give an apology out to the citizens of Burbank, just, you know, for dragging Burbank into this thing. And you know he was kind of admit that. Now I don't know that he didn't think so. I mean I respected his opinion, I mean it was, it was a good conversation. But at the meeting kind of changed a little bit and it was reflection, I think, and you know, because I think he saw some of the people who were actually hurt by what happened and were carried and buried, you know, in all the backlash. So I think he had a happy medium and he did apologize for his actions. Now I gotta tell you, um, I accept that his apology and I think that you know all said and done. Well, I think the council needs to have recourse if something were to happen. Yeah because it's facing up to the Stacey Murphy thing. We do it there. They should have back then put something in line if a council member's you know does something especially illegal, they should have a way of removing the council member.

Speaker 1:

Well, they have a way to put him in. They don't have a way to take him out.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, well, that's just, that's just as mayor, though I'm talking about off the council completely, though I see so, anyhow, on the city, city books.

Speaker 1:

Nope, so I would direct everybody out there to check out the the mybergbankcom website and the article you wrote about that, basically like okay, let's move on.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, let's move on. Yeah, exactly, you know, let's move on I think it's you know, and it's a shame it happened, but you know it happened and we we've beat it to death now.

Speaker 1:

Let's get back to business.

Speaker 2:

Exactly. I do know, and I've said it from day one. We watch different people move into that seat and I ask all of council members in high school, did you take mayor ship? One on one, and they said there wasn't one. Well, you look at that seat. There is not even a guideline of what the mayor's responsibilities are. You're in Burbank, you know they need to and they're going to make up a policy of your responsibilities as a council member, as a vice mayor, as the mayor as a council member. Well, I said that.

Speaker 3:

Yeah.

Speaker 2:

And they're going to. Those are things that I get it he doesn't need. Where was his training? He didn't have any. But I will say I've talked to him at a couple of events now since then.

Speaker 3:

They, he knows the next couple of months, well, they know that basically they gave mayor Spanky a spanking for an hour and a half is what they do, so that spanking is okay.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, that public, yeah, exactly To win but to take it one step further, did they know his style and his kind of behavior corgi behavior before they appointed a mayor, or no?

Speaker 3:

Well, I think, I think so. I think they understood that he's not the usual.

Speaker 1:

Why did they appoint a mayor?

Speaker 3:

Well, he deserved it. Well, OK, I think he earned it, you know, and he had, let's remember, the mayor didn't expect this to come up, I guess. Marin Burbank has no power whatsoever, except you go around saying I'm the mayor sits in the middle. That's it and he runs the meeting. I mean he's got. He can't pass anything, he can't write any directives. He can't do one single thing If the council has to act as a whole the figurehead.

Speaker 2:

Well, if people are wondering, he has been, is not doing any ribbon cuttings, is not doing the state of the city, he's been removed from that and that I know personally. I've talked to him. That hurts and he understands why.

Speaker 1:

But that is an action of his kind, of the consequences of his actions Is that for the duration of the remainder of his term?

Speaker 3:

And his term? Yes, two more months.

Speaker 1:

Two, just two more months yeah.

Speaker 3:

So in the middle of December they will probably picking a vice mayor Schultz to move up to the mayor's spot. It's easy. How it works it's, you know, vice mayor to mayor and and different council members did have some requests.

Speaker 2:

One of them was Nick Schultz thinks it's wrong that the mayor is the first one that always speaks, meaning if he brings up a topic or something.

Speaker 3:

Well, that's, yeah, that is just a quorum of let people write, but that's also that's his prerogative, as, as the mayor, he doesn't have to. Yes, every other mayor has always said I'll be the last one to speak, the last one to vote, but he wants to be the first. I mean, and that's his prerogative and that's his style. I, you know, I don't, we'll see. Yeah, I mean that's, we're still.

Speaker 1:

Allowed to disagree in this country.

Speaker 3:

Absolutely Okay, absolutely, um, let's move on to Wednesday. 927 927. Um so, uh, senator Anthony Portino's gun measure SB, sb 368, um that we actually had a story on my Burbank uh, was passed and signed by the governor into law.

Speaker 1:

It was actually signed by the governor on the 26th.

Speaker 3:

Okay, I didn't say.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, we it was. We posted it on the 27th.

Speaker 3:

We reported on the 27th. Yeah, you guys are both our our gun people, so comments.

Speaker 1:

I did a little look in and it's funny because the more looking I did into SP because SB 38, senate bill 368- and the one we're talking about. But Senate bill 2 is also wrapped up in that because that's deals with the Second Amendment and the and the Bruin decision and all that. But the more I looked into it, the more detailed. I mean SB 2. I went to print it for tonight. It's 40 pages long, sb 368 not so long, but that's the one that got that we're talking about. That got signed in and just, and that puts some more requirements on gun store owners, like there's. There's part of it I'll read some of it here, but would require licensed firearms dealer to accept for storage a firearm transferred by an individual to prevent it for being used during periods of crisis, which is I'm for that. I mean if there's domestic stress, domestic issues going on, or someone's going through some depression or just feeling like I shouldn't have a gun around or something like that. Or they have young children, they had a baby and don't feel that it's safe to have a firearm around the house or what have you. But it it now require will require gun stores to accept those for safekeeping. For what period, I don't know and what the criteria will be, I'm not.

Speaker 3:

I think they'll think they'll stop to hammer out, report that to somebody that they've done that, or is that just a? I think they would have to keep a register but is it a confidential that report to a government agency that that person?

Speaker 1:

no, no, that's yeah. It doesn't go into the end of that much detail in the summary here, but the other option, if anybody's looking for it, is to turn. You can turn firearms in for safekeeping to your local police department. Don't walk it into the lobby. Keep it in the car and go into the lobby and tell them what's your, therefore, and they'll have an officer meets you outside usually, but this now, but this now will require local gun stores to provide the same service and the details of which aren't outlined in the summary here.

Speaker 2:

I just want one thing in the in the section so you anybody could take a firearm for safekeeping and they'll just hold it for you, a gun store or a police department. So no a civilian to take a gun in for safekeeping at that's what.

Speaker 1:

That's what this Senate bill allows yeah what this would require. Yeah, that's the first thing would require a licensed firearms dealer to accept for storage and also says I'm not telling about that. It's maybe some people don't feel comfortable going to a police department do that and they feel absolutely they know Joe, owner at the gun store, and they say, hey, look, it do me a favor, and now they'll do this for him yeah, yeah and and that's a good point you bring up because some people, if they're involved in a domestic situation, they don't want to involve the police department at all until they have to. And now you're bringing a firearm. Oh why, why do you want this? To leave this for safekeeping? Then it might open up a can of worms we'll post a link to to both build. Both bills are just a couple more bullet points on this before we move on, though it'll also prohibit. This is an interesting one. Basically, the long and short of it is a local gun store owner could not offer any item in their inventory for a contest. Basically a contest, a raffle or game of chance. It's worded in here, but you see some outfits that, hey, we're holding a gun raffle or something like that. They wouldn't be able to do that now?

Speaker 2:

now is that just for gun that's.

Speaker 1:

It was actually exactly my question is that you? have the gun world or big five that has a store full of merchandise so they can't have a raffle for them. Maybe that's something they're kind of stuck with as a FFL federal firearms licensee that now that kind of cuts them off from being able to have any raffle, or if that is going to be an exemption under this. Again, these are. This is just a quick summary, but I would recommend anybody that wants more detail to look it up and we're going to put links in the show notes right of this episode. But real quick, it's all for both sections, all those, both of those Senate bills. It's short for legal info, but leginfolegislaturecagov a little long, but for that reason we'll put it in the show notes so you can do your own research on that again. This is just kind of a highlight thing, but letting everybody know that this was signed into law you know, and when Bering passed their ordinance they're talked about.

Speaker 3:

No miners are allowed in a gun store. Now I don't know, isn't big five big five has got to be considered a gun store. So I you know what. I need to find out what big five has done. Have they made a separate fenced in area for their gun area?

Speaker 1:

well, gun world is like that, but no other stores yeah, I don't think that any other gun store had been in town, including big five, which is a sporting goods store that sells guns, right. I don't know if they're looking at and we'll get back to another podcast and find out and we may be able to, you know, dig into the the text of these sections and find that in there somewhere, but that was in the Berger court didn't say pass before.

Speaker 3:

So okay, go yeah okay, moving on to Thursday, ross and I both said our alarm clocks and we went to a chamber. The chamber of commerce sponsored a, I guess, a seminar, informational period where a restaurant owners would come in and bring in their, their plastics and the.

Speaker 1:

The recycled apartment was there and they just do tensile straws, you tensile straws, all the stuff like that yeah, and they said, okay, here's the, here's the ordinance is gonna be.

Speaker 3:

We're gonna, you know, try to pass in November. Here's the timeline it's gonna go in. They want to work with the, with the restaurants and and and really try to get more sustainability. The one thing I found interesting they said there's a lot, and I'm Ross will get into a lot more things too, but one thing I found interesting was that restaurants that seat 31 or more people will have to not be allowed to use plastic utensils or disposable utensils. So basically that means if you're McDonald's and you see 40 people in there, you're gonna have to use silverware and I'll have to have a dishwashing station and everything else. And that'd be a very interesting you know. That's we interested to see how they come up with that.

Speaker 1:

There's gonna be a waiver that restaurants can, a hardship waiver, but I can't see the city giving hardships to fast food corporations well, we jokingly said in their production meeting I bet a lot of these restaurants are gonna be ripping out all but 29 seats, yeah.

Speaker 2:

I'm leaving 20 restaurants well, some of the interesting things that we heard that day Ken Berkman, who is the director of Public Works, and Amber, who has done a podcast on recycling. Here we learned a lot of things. If they do have to put in wash dishwashers, they will be allowed. You know a waiver or a timeline, yeah to do, because planning and installation, all that. The other thing I did not know that on recyclables, black, most of the machinery that Burbank recycle uses that. Their plant is all optical black. You can't the machines don't read, doesn't register it. Yep, and that's why we in recyclable containers you can't use black.

Speaker 1:

Oh, but most plastic silverware or plastic wear in is black right they told us there's the difference, but it was really.

Speaker 2:

They have hired a couple of.

Speaker 3:

It was very it was a very good meeting I mean very informed, and all the business owners, the restaurant owners, they're all very cooperative there's. They were not fighting it, they weren't getting mad there that the chamber put this on and I thought it was very, very well done and and they made it very clear the city is not out to slap your hand.

Speaker 2:

The city is not out to site you. They are being demanded by Senate bills that they have to recycle and in time they're kind of getting on board and that's why and Burbank's kind of doing it.

Speaker 3:

First before I was against this because you know it's not fair to Burbank business owners. They're doing all these things and then so this is all go across to Los Angeles and I'll get a discount and I won't pay for these things. Well, it's coming to Los Angeles to their their state laws and they have time to enact them, and Burbank's just getting ahead of the curve which is fine.

Speaker 2:

They see it coming, so they're trying to get ahead of it right every for once, proactive well, and, if people remember, back in January the city came down with this ordinance and all the restaurants said whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, we got. Yeah, we know that's full of right there's a there's a all that stock of stuff that there was a terrible job of outreach in the beginning and they learned that and so now they have hired some consultants that know the laws and regulations, are there to help. So, restaurant owners, if you have questions, I know the Chamber of Commerce can help you. You know that's who the people, the business and go through. And our own recycle center, yeah, have consultants that'll come out and work with you yeah, it's not in us versus them, kind of thing not at all so very interesting and I thought it was very well put together and it was well done well, one thing we going from recyclable plastics to a kid that did a really dumb thing yeah, and not the first kid that's done this, not the last kid will do this, but the this wouldn't, this would you know.

Speaker 3:

This is kind of never happened 20 years ago. It wouldn't happen because there was no social media 20 years ago. But now, because of social media and sometimes a kid can only turn to that, I guess evidently a kid made some threats on social media, showed a toy gun at which you probably could not tell the toy when in the social media post and Luther Burbank middle school got put on, you know, alert and police immediately because it was a very high priority thing for police 13 year old student right now very high priority for police once again. You know to, you know high priority case and they figured out through, you know the post and and everything else, and they arrested the student, the 13 year old first they put out that it was not a viable threat right.

Speaker 2:

And that comes a lot of people's rights so they arrested them.

Speaker 3:

The parents were very cooperative. They found the toy. It was a toy gun. They found the toy gun. Once again, it's just a unfortunate situation. And maybe a 13 year old who felt he hadn't, he was backed into a corner, maybe or he's probably bullied at school or something like that. And I'm gonna tell you right now, if anybody says there's a zero bully policy and all that stuff and you never, you know the real world is calling your name.

Speaker 1:

It's been a while since you've been in school no, that's a long as I've coached in school. I don't mean you, I mean anybody that doesn't think it's going.

Speaker 3:

I spent 40 years, you know, coaching and teaching it at a school and I saw going and I always put you know because I had an instance where I was bullied against back in Jordan Junior High School. So I understand that side of it and I always went out of my way as a coach to never let that kind of stuff happen. I but, it goes to the PD for investigating it quickly because you know you could have 99 that are that are false my only complaint was but that one that's real my only complaint was that all the school district did was they put a Facebook post out, which I don't know how many people are on their Facebook page, you know but they didn't put it on their website about it. They didn't send anything out to the media about it. So we found out on Facebook and when we reported in the afternoon, about half an hour, 45 minutes later, then the police put a release after that. But I think they should have put something out okay, officially earlier. So if people saw a lot of police cars around Luther, they would say, okay, there was an incident there, it's under control, everything's fine. You know, instead of wire all these police cars at Luther, right?

Speaker 2:

now, we don't know.

Speaker 1:

We don't know I was gonna ask you, ross, can you mention the police put out that they found out quickly, as soon as they found out it was not a viable threat. How they communicated that right to the public.

Speaker 2:

They put that out in different ways.

Speaker 3:

Okay, but what was the first time you saw it, though?

Speaker 2:

Oh, I, when the police put out their release. Okay, which is in about? Is that on Twitter or Facebook Twitter? All their social yeah, that's about 43 in the afternoon though right, but I don't know if the school district Having not all the channels that parents do to get emails from the school, we don't know if we're signed up for every you know signed up, but how many out of all the schools in the district? Craig, we get things from now to schools. What's one of the schools? Well, that's a thing, that's what that school didn't send anything out. Well, but also one of our employees has a son that goes there and she didn't know about it. Yeah, so you know, craig, communications a key. What I out of all this, I think what we're trying to say, and and I guarantee we don't have any kids listen to our Podcast. If they do, I tell you they're really bored. Get a life.

Speaker 1:

No, they're very mature.

Speaker 2:

There you go. But parents, you need to hear a little threat. If your kid repeats it, retweets it, says something about it, talks to anybody about it, they're adding to the problem and they can be charged. The police made it very clear as accessory that you will be dealt with.

Speaker 1:

So, hey, threats, pay attention to those kids.

Speaker 3:

threats they're still yours, you know, yeah, exactly, so moving on also on Thursday that the Burbank Arts and Education Foundation held their state of the city where they honored Joe McCarthy of Disney and Sally Chan of Warner Brothers with a spotlight awards. And the event was held at a federated in North Hollywood. And I will say, as I put a tweet out saying I didn't think the school district Should have a fundraiser in North Hollywood and they should keep their tax money in Burbank, and it's not actually put on by the school district, it's put on by the Burbank Arts and Education Foundation. But we will still say I think events like that should be held in Burbank To support Burbank businesses and the tax base here, because even every dollar spent a portion that goes to city services. So, anyway, ross, you were there and it was a you said, a pretty, pretty good event and you enjoyed it.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, I thought my show notes. I wrote down some of the things that went on. I will say that the school board president spoke and John Promo spoke and gave some examples of a nurse that now works in New York and Went to Burbank Adult School to get her LVN or RN, you know, and she said just the art. Our adult school is Magnificent. She learned things there that none of the other nurses in New York know and she contributed to our schooling. But the Burbank Education, burbank Arts and Education Foundation there's an article on my Burbank was started many years ago to supplement the funds for art programs. Every kid should have art. And Joan McCarthy, who has worked for Disney for many years, and Sally Chan. They have championed tons of money coming toward the Burbank Arts and Both of them are they're both retiring. They were awarded and thanked for their hard work. I know personally. I've worked with both of them for many, many years and Disney would bend over. People always say well, why doesn't Disney donate? Well, they do in other ways. You know they sponsor kids, warner Brothers have internships, all these things. So it was a rather nice, nice event and, like I said, both Joan and I got to see some other. They had some original people that started Burbank Arts For all Craig Murray it was great to see him there and Dr Miller spoke from Muir and Some other people, so it was a great night.

Speaker 1:

Oh, I assume, since you were there, people can see some photos from that on the website.

Speaker 3:

They are on our story online Presently about it my Burbank dot com and, speaking of Dr Miller and Muir, just a quick shout to Lisa Perriss, our Associate ever, for the great story she did on Japan Day, so check that out also.

Speaker 2:

I know who shot the pictures.

Speaker 3:

Sheila? He wasn't there. Was she on the drums?

Speaker 1:

is it Ross, a Benson you got it All right she was not the drums was she no, okay.

Speaker 3:

Okay, and Friday Ross, you had a ribbon cutting on Friday. Once you give us a quick rundown on that.

Speaker 2:

Well, people probably have driven down Magnolia. Or who hasn't gone to Baskin Robbins next to tequila's on Magnolia, across from the original Magnolia theater, and there has been a gym in that parking lot. If anybody remembers longtime Burbank, people will remember well, wasn't?

Speaker 3:

aura wheat had a Store there or yeah, or we just had their factory down in the Clyburn.

Speaker 2:

This was the red, the bread, yeah. Clive, warren and Chandler and on Magnolia, in that little shopping center was a store for our wheat. Well, it's been a gym for many years and a gentleman took it over, him and his wife, husband, wife, team of Alex and Tyler. They have a great website. They were gonna try to do some stuff with them. He it used to be a boxing ring Boxing rings not there anymore, but it's a full course and this ribbon cutting was kind of different because he had other vendors that are Burbank businesses like Fleet Street came in and would help you with your shoes, and there was an Aussie Bowl Vendor there. There was a hot meal. You know it's a great idea.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, it really was to spread the word, warm yourself up to the neighborhood, that's right. Your other businesses?

Speaker 2:

So hopefully we're gonna have some stuff from Alex and Tyler in my Burbank soon, and then, thank God, there was a weekend.

Speaker 3:

We had a weekend, quiet one. It was a very quiet one, so with that, maybe for you guys.

Speaker 2:

Oh Okay, we did a ribbon, cutting another one, no, See like we need a jingle for ribbon cuttings.

Speaker 1:

Now, this is a common thing.

Speaker 2:

This is there are. See, you know what gets me? There are a lot of new businesses.

Speaker 3:

Which we can do on the weekend.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, what happened? I don't have that.

Speaker 2:

I do remember writing it down. See this cafe which is on Magnolia. They had a ribbon cutting and then a grand opening. They're just. I Remember putting the show notes address, but they got deleted somewhere.

Speaker 1:

How do you spell it?

Speaker 2:

CEL.

Speaker 3:

I want to say it's a 3300 block of.

Speaker 2:

Magnolia See is Mediterranean cafe, so as we see Steve chase Bank.

Speaker 1:

I'm not saying it's a rancho restaurant.

Speaker 3:

No, what it used to be before that you said healthy bites, I'll see bites.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, and they've moved in. It's Mediterranean. They got a gorgeous patio in the back and I'm sorry, burbank, it's too darn small there. I'm talking to some guests who are relatives of the owners who are my next-door neighbors, three houses up from my house. I Mean I can't move around Burbank, and then ladies said there were guests there.

Speaker 3:

But you didn't know them, but they knew you yeah, this is true.

Speaker 1:

All right magic of the internet is 30. Where to go? Where to go? I said around 3511.

Speaker 2:

West, my 511, and I'll tell you you really good they do catering, got a great patio, really really sweet people, so I hope to get for that moving forward and they also weekend for you. Well, I did a reunion for Burbank high class of 73. I was a busy beat this weekend and it was at the Elks Lodge. I got to see Fred DeLane You're the busiest man in.

Speaker 1:

Burbank.

Speaker 2:

Well, I do get around and people say that that you do. Well, it was nice to see that was Joyce Rudolph's graduating year that she passed away last year but that it's. It's nice going to reunion people having good times but that's further proof.

Speaker 1:

There's always something going on in Burbank.

Speaker 2:

Oh, definitely right.

Speaker 3:

Well, with that, the week that was, let's take a quick commercial break and we back back with you in one second.

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Speaker 3:

What can I say? I have a lazy finger tonight.

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Speaker 3:

I see so it's the glare of the studio lights, the glare, the studio lights. I hit the wrong button.

Speaker 2:

Okay, then I'll bring up for your people, your people in live.

Speaker 3:

You just got a highlight.

Speaker 1:

You people are not seeing this live is unedited, you'll never know what happened I brought up on the show notes to say right after the commercial we got to talk about what we all started here my Burbank comm.

Speaker 2:

There are some fantastic stories. There are a list of podcasts that we have a dozen people doing and If you're listening this podcast, go look at my Burbank comm. In fact, today there are so many news stories in Burbank we had to rearrange our front page and Craig put in hours to Realign pages.

Speaker 1:

We now have nine stories instead of five and I put in minutes Doing spell check and putting the dates in for us right.

Speaker 3:

We had a little bit of an upgrade to our website today. So, monday being today, we had a. We started a street closer from Orange Grove to Olive on San Fernando, and they have a lot of things that let's see, ross, you know why they're. Concrete repair concrete repairs is. This was a one-way street.

Speaker 2:

No, that's first. No, that's that Fernando day when I drove coming here to the studio. They have one southbound lane and all the other lanes are closed Between Olive and Orange Grove.

Speaker 3:

So once you made it past in and out in an outtrip, I'm actually reading the release right now I sent out and it's really not clear what streets they're talking about here.

Speaker 2:

You know it. Like I said, I drove by it in the end you can't make a left turn to go down.

Speaker 3:

Right street. Okay, that's good that you actually. Yeah, I, because every lease is actually very confusing.

Speaker 1:

I'm looking at, I should there is a lot here, yeah.

Speaker 2:

But I, like I said I drove by it if I didn't see it for myself, because my brain says what are they doing if I don't know about it in the city? What's going on? Who do they think they are? But there was one lane going southbound and all the northbound lanes are closed for this.

Speaker 3:

Well, the great thing though, they'll be done by Wednesday, october 11th, so by then you have the streets to be open, and In fact.

Speaker 1:

So two episodes from now, it'll be ancient. There we go, so what else happened today?

Speaker 3:

Well, yeah, arts in public places had their meeting. It wasn't cancer and one of the things they talked about was the Johnny Carson Parkshade structure and they're doing a call for artists to go, I guess, do some art on on the new structure. And they talked about the Purdue Aquatic Facility Public Art update also, which they're Doing some artwork at is that just because I occasionally do an event?

Speaker 1:

there is the shade structure on the stage.

Speaker 3:

Yes, yes for the state. Yeah, they put it in and good beautiful after bring my easy up anymore.

Speaker 2:

Yes. I will say the Verdugo Aquatic Craig. Well, craig Sherwood, I know you don't get too close to pool.

Speaker 3:

I don't go anywhere near a pool.

Speaker 1:

I know ever since he saw Jaws as a kid.

Speaker 2:

I know before that he doesn't go around pools, but I will say, my granddaughter Swims every day there for this way.

Speaker 3:

Well, swim Sherwood's don't.

Speaker 2:

Okay, yeah, sure what it does.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, I'd like to what Sherwood doesn't.

Speaker 2:

But I'll tell you my granddaughter is loving that pool.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, what's the only, what's the only wood, you know, that doesn't float though.

Speaker 1:

Deadwood Natalie.

Speaker 3:

Oh, I'm sorry, but you know what? It's been long enough.

Speaker 1:

That's why we don't have kids listening, because they would not get that they wouldn't get that joke at all. There you go.

Speaker 2:

Well, I'll be at Purdue Park I. That's my treat on Wednesdays, taking my granddaughter to swimming lessons, and Very well so we'll cut that as a Ross a Benson public appearance.

Speaker 1:

If you want to Hang out with Ross for a little while, how true he'll be there just only somebody try you a swimming lesson and then hold you under.

Speaker 3:

Does that happen to me, about five years old, at the old swim place? What was it up on Glen Oaks and the seals? Yeah, that's where it was at that, that location, you know how they taught me to swim and I got held under and I've been terrified of pools ever since.

Speaker 1:

Well, that was that was. I thought that was your baptism. Yeah, he's held you under, but I was always told I could. I learned to swim before I learned how to walk, and back in that In that day, even though I'm way younger than both of you. But they threw me in the deep end. There was somebody there to catch me right through just three you, I.

Speaker 3:

I've heard a lot of people do that.

Speaker 1:

They say you know they're looking at a swim real fast instinct, either you have the natural instinct, you don't right as I was somebody there to you know.

Speaker 3:

Catch you before you're all the way drowned. Just have your taft around, right?

Speaker 2:

well, we had a pool when I grew up. We had a pool in my backyard. That's how I learned to swim was throw him in her plunk and he'll go get to a side, you know.

Speaker 1:

It's funny for everybody else except for the person being thrown in exactly not Trump, not traumatizing at all, but I will say I am remember it, but we're talking about it now.

Speaker 2:

I'll tell you I am so grateful I have a nine, a seven year old and a four year old, and they both can swim Excellently, so if they are ever in somebody's backyard and get pushed in throwing in, I never have to worry about a incredibly important thing to teach children.

Speaker 1:

Yeah.

Speaker 3:

I'm sure I could dog pal for 30 seconds or something, but that's about as far as we go anyhow your dog would drag you under yes. My dog my dogs was very nice do. Now. Tomorrow, on the third, the brain police are gonna be unveiling their pink cruiser, which they do every year to, to celebrate the month of October, and Ross and Ashley will be there to cover that. So we'll have a story on my. A perfect about that.

Speaker 2:

Well, what's that about?

Speaker 3:

What's, what about the pink? The pink, it's cancer. Where awareness month?

Speaker 1:

breast cancer that's cancer.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, yeah, very you see the police department.

Speaker 1:

So we'll break out the pink patches.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, and you know what? I think they sell those two in Burbank usually do.

Speaker 2:

You can go the word yeah and the money will go to the cancer Society and I. They do it every year the pink cruiser. There's a gentleman in Burbank and tomorrow we'll have the story up that donates Doing the wrap on that car and It'll be Unveiled tomorrow. That car will be all over town.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, they take all the events that they're involved in. Also. Tomorrow night and I'm not really sure why this is happening at the time it's happening, but there's gonna be a virtual town hall sponsored by Laura Friedman and it's gonna be online and a zoom type of thing and she's doing a A town hall on tenant and landlords rights and she's partening partnering with the Burbank. I will find it here the Burbank. Burbank tenants Union and it starts from it's from six to seven o'clock. Not sure why she's doing the exact same time the city council meetings going on. Does that means you got a pick you Gonna watch your town hall or you're going to watch the Burbank City Council meeting?

Speaker 1:

if the city council meeting goes till 2 am, you'll have plenty of time to true to jump in but you probably miss oral communications, which is usually the spiciest part.

Speaker 2:

That's why all the action happen, yeah yeah, she's doing it Oral communications, so you won't miss anything, by the way.

Speaker 3:

also six o'clock we're gonna have a Burbank and Senate Federation meeting, a community services building. So that's three things that once at six o'clock, I once again I Know who plans these things so take your pick.

Speaker 1:

Yeah so everybody has different interests and priorities, so they'll pick their the one they're more interested in.

Speaker 2:

Well, what's? They've got the choice? What's happening to city council Craig?

Speaker 3:

Well, city council's got a few things going on. Number one they're going as part of their Consent agenda is they're going to agree to the sale. They're buying the property 904 906 North Lake Street, right next to the reclamation Center, and they're gonna spend eight million two hundred thousand dollars to buy this property. And one of the reasons is is eventually, while it doesn't need to today, but in the future they're going to need to probably Expand the water reclamation plant and instead of having to figure that out later, they're going to be able to have the property that they need right now to make those, those improvements.

Speaker 2:

So if people don't know where the water reclamation plant is, just drive over the the Burbank overpass. On a hot day, craig and I were around the animal shelter Used to be located underneath the Burbank overpass. That's a dead and they closed it because they needed to expand. They said the reclamation plant well, that's pretty shitty deal because they got expanded again. Yes, they did see what you did there.

Speaker 3:

Well, I think it's. That's a load of crap.

Speaker 2:

Well, but if you think about it, we are making, I Mean, why are they having to do it?

Speaker 3:

They're expanded because either well, yeah, you're not expanding because we're gonna add seven thousand SB 35 units to the city pretty soon. So, yeah, they need to just kind of go somewhere.

Speaker 1:

They're gonna dump that on all of us, huh.

Speaker 3:

Yes, they are Okay, we each got one. Good, there you go, there we go.

Speaker 2:

Wait, we gotta have a button for that. I'm sorry.

Speaker 3:

We do have a bike flat, of course. We know where that's yes, we do, but the big one for the night. Okay, and I got to it. I'm still now confused by all this. They're gonna pick a map and change the city and do a new the municipal code for council districts. I Thought they had to go through a charter review, a charter Amendment that was being built on by the public, to do this. Evidently I need to find out more, because and I will listen to the meeting to see if they have to or not but this sounds like this is gonna be a done deal and they're going to adopt a map and adopt five districts, so I'm not sure. I Guess they're just gonna roll over and play dead for this. This guy who's suing Because they want to pay the thirty thousand dollars, or whatever it is, for his lawsuit.

Speaker 1:

So we're spending three hundred thousand to do all the redistricting.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, I, I well, we're gonna be interested. This is gonna be a big topic for the meeting and it's gonna go on for a while, I think, or maybe not. Maybe the council members are just gonna roll what goes on in Closed session and what they agree to there. Maybe they've already rolled over and played dead on this. I don't know, I'm not. I'm not a proponent of this in any way you know, I know some of the people.

Speaker 2:

I still hear from people what is this redistricting folks? If you haven't paid attention, you might not be voting what your next door neighbor will be voting Come a couple of months from now.

Speaker 1:

How long have we been talking about this? If they don't know, now they're just tuning in.

Speaker 2:

Well, let me put it this way you had hair on your head when we started.

Speaker 1:

You trying to say your old. It's been a while Okay.

Speaker 3:

So yeah, that's gonna happen on Tuesday night. I don't how long. I could take a long time, it could take a short time, we don't know. But that's on the Tuesday agenda. I Think there's too many questions. You know, I say there's a need be a charter amendment about this. This is a burbank has a right to approve or not approve this. The citizens of Burbank have a right to say we don't want this and we will fight this in court. Or does the city, the citizens of Burbank, just say we're gonna roll them, play dead, just do what you want to do.

Speaker 1:

Apparently, we have nothing to do with it right, yeah just moving right along School district did it that way.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, school district put out no information whatsoever, they just did it so.

Speaker 2:

But now let's talk about one of your favorite topics, wednesday police commission.

Speaker 1:

No.

Speaker 2:

Oh wait, am I looking at the wrong page?

Speaker 3:

I'm trying to figure that out page four October four.

Speaker 2:

Oh yeah, I guess we are talking about Wednesday 10 for okay.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, that's right, you're for your favorite. Let's take a chronological order here. If we could well my page is wrong.

Speaker 1:

This is kind of a day by day thing, and I do at the top, put page numbers on it so you can kind of follow along with well, I goofed up when I was shuffling.

Speaker 2:

I didn't know I had to shuffle the deck tonight.

Speaker 3:

Okay, um.

Speaker 2:

What's going on on Wednesday on?

Speaker 3:

Wednesday is it's uh, california clean air day, which is, I'm sure it's, a very worthwhile event. But to celebrate it the council has voted To waive the burbank bus fairs that day. So people are more encouraged to take public transportation. So they're going to waive the one dollar fee on a burbank bus and I'm sure it's going to pack the buses. Probably it might double the ridership in one day, so you might have actually two people on a bus instead of one. In fact we sat once again. We sat there tonight at the uh At patties, and we saw what five burbank buses go by on Riverside Drive On their busiest route, the pink route, and on one bus Do we see one rider? Not one bus, not one. But we saw a Metro bus go by with some riders on it.

Speaker 1:

So a metro bus. We won't be losing money by letting people ride for free if there's never anybody on it to pay the dollar.

Speaker 3:

That's true, that's absolutely true.

Speaker 1:

So I well, you know I get, but it's symbolic more than anything, right?

Speaker 3:

I don't think people aren't riding the bus because they have to pay a dollar. I think the burbank bus system is just doesn't go where they want to go. Yeah, it doesn't do. It might be nice getting people to the burbank Uh, or to the airport. The subway, the subway the subway north hollywood, that's. That's probably nice, but nobody seems to be riding it when we're watching it.

Speaker 1:

For that but on october 4th, check out the map, the routes they take and ride it for free. This is not necessarily about right, that's true.

Speaker 3:

How much the the system is used or where they go, but the the symbolic gesture they're they're having on that day it's going to have an informational booth in the morning at the Burbank Metrolink station and try to encourage people to what the, what the buses are and what they do, and and to make more use of public Transportation and and more environmentally friendly.

Speaker 2:

Well, we have found locally that bus, just doesn't you know. Yeah, it'll take you to the airport, it'll take you to the subway, get you downtown. I think it has a media district, uh, route that's the pink, the pink one but you know what, craig I?

Speaker 3:

we read in locally Recently, this metromed no, no, not med, oh, metro meds, the, the place for hospital supplies.

Speaker 2:

That's right on san fernando metro dash, I think it is or metro. It's a new transportation. For a dollar, they'll take you from a bus stop to anywhere you want. And I'm, and I'm pregnant. It's running all over LA.

Speaker 1:

They're gonna wave that dollar on October? Yes, they are.

Speaker 3:

Yeah all the uh, all the um. Public transportation is gonna waive their fees that day.

Speaker 2:

And, but what I'm reading is younger girls. When I say younger, meaning 20s, 30s me, that's younger. They're preferring to take this van, which only has one or two people on it metro mini.

Speaker 3:

Is that what it's called? I'm trying to remember the name of it.

Speaker 2:

Um, take that instead of an mta bus. They feel safer on it. Oh, they take you almost to your destination. Um, for women that work downtown or work at night, you can call and get the bus to a bus stop. They'll pick you up and take you closer to your home. So again, public transportation, and there's other options out there, so, yeah worth it, worth a look.

Speaker 1:

You know what I could use right now. A cup of mr Sherwood, a cup of coffee a cup of coffee. I was just kind of where can I get a cup of coffee on october 4th?

Speaker 3:

Well, you can go. Uh, it's a great place in brune called priscilla's, but Show notes buddy. But since we, since we have well, I just trying to answer this question. Yeah, I'm trying to think of a local operator who's been around for a long time, but if you are ballers and brew oh, by the way, that's called micro mini, that's a micro.

Speaker 1:

Oh, you were distracted.

Speaker 3:

That's what happened there I was trying to actually do research Nice, nice, nice attempted a recovery, but ballers and brew at 407. Yeah, but that's where you get a cup of coffee, but why would you go there?

Speaker 1:

for a coffee cup, of coffee with a cup. A cup of coffee with a cup coffee with a cup is Wednesday, october 4th, from 8 am To 11 am At ballers and brew, 407 Irving Drive, and it says here it's free.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, it said that's what the police put out. They said it's free, so I guess it's free coffee between those hours.

Speaker 1:

So show up between 8 and 11 and you get to, uh, enjoy a coffee and maybe some snacks with your some members of your local police department. Get to ask them questions, get to know them.

Speaker 3:

But the cream and sugar is 20 a container. These have to get the coffee or free.

Speaker 1:

You can't get it in a plastic cup, though.

Speaker 3:

No now plastic cup, even unless you have 30 people dining there. They have some.

Speaker 1:

It's a great event. I yeah work these many times In my career and it's a great chance Not just for the public to to spend some time and get to know their local, some of their local officers. But it's a it's an informal event. There's there's no pressure right, and you can ask, ask questions.

Speaker 3:

You got questions, you don't know about you, know how they, how things work. It's a great time to do it.

Speaker 1:

But it's a two-way street because we as officers, it's a great opportunity for us to interact with the public, um, in an unstressful Uh situation, a relaxed situation where we're not on a call to your house or something like that Uh, and we can just have conversations. If we just uh should chat with each other.

Speaker 3:

It must be popular, because they've had a just location a few times now.

Speaker 2:

Well, they have the, the ballers and brew. It's nice, like you said, um, because if you have a problem with Parking or you have trouble with a neighbor or whatever, this is a good time. You can ask the command staff and some of the pio's usually there, some other officers and, like you said, in a comfortable setting, more intimate intimate, yeah, environment.

Speaker 3:

So we encourage you to go by and and have a free cup of coffee. Ask those questions You've always wanted to ask then we're having a special council meeting on wednesday.

Speaker 2:

Don't we have teletype? That uh goes, do we?

Speaker 3:

do. When you talk about that, the pre-production meeting we'd be glad to include that for you.

Speaker 2:

I guess they should have showed up. Oh, you too Um.

Speaker 3:

You just go turn to your respective ends of the table the city council Is going to meet a special meeting on wednesday night to talk about the burbank center stage facility, which most of you know as the colony theater and um, basically, this is uh from the process that the park and rec tried to do before and A lot of people say it wasn't a very fair process, a very uh, transparent process. The city council and once again you know as much as you want to criticize some of the city council they said wait a second, we don't like what's going on here, we're going to take this over, we're going to run it and we're going to make the decision, and I applaud them for that. You know what? And they're doing it on a special day, so it won't be. You know, it's the only thing on the agenda. It will be that meeting. They're going to interview all three of the, the different people, which is the burbank community, ymca, the greenhouse arts and media and the colony theater company has who presently Owns and operates not actually, but uh operates the facility and they came up with some ground Rules and regulations.

Speaker 2:

You know they're going to make a presentation right. The public can speak for one minute.

Speaker 3:

One minute, one minute right.

Speaker 2:

So if you're passionate For any of those three, this is the time to speak your voice, and the council's going to have write it down.

Speaker 3:

They're going to have a one hour interview for each proposer and then they have um, they have, which I have a 15 minutes to write overview, followed by 45 minutes of questions for council review. Um, so I think it's, you know it's a good way. It's going to be a televised, to be very a transparent Thing why they're doing in the chambers and while the and while the um Council's talking to one group, the other two await a nearby conference room, so they can't hear Really what's going on.

Speaker 2:

And I'll sequestered sequestered.

Speaker 3:

Yes, that is, that's true. Um, so tomorrow we're going to figure out who's going to run it. Now I think I will go on the record and say I think the colony theater has done a great job. I'm very happy with how the colony theater has run it. I'm not sure the Burbank YMCA knows what they're getting into. I think, if you look at it, having the Burbank YMCA run a theater would be just another thing for them. Kind of the way this kind of got lost with the Burbank Park and Rec Department. It was just another thing and it wasn't any kind of priority, it was just another thing, what qualifies them to run a theater operation. Yeah, and in all honesty, I really do not know much about the greenhouse arts and media, so I'll be nice to listen to their presentation, but I just think the YMCA, it would just be another thing for them. In all honesty too, from what I understand, the colony theater has purchased the soundboards and a lot of equipment inside which, if they're not the operating board, they will take with them because they own those items. That means the YMCA would not only have to run the theater, they'd have to put all the equipment back in.

Speaker 2:

The other thing is there. This whole RFP process got real messed up and people don't realize.

Speaker 3:

If you read our article, lisa Parades did a very thorough article- In fact, I think her article is the reason this whole thing came to light.

Speaker 2:

Quite a bit of it and people don't realize that they were in the middle of an RFP process with the colony and the vendor up at the ball, golf course and, by the way, rfp means we've quest for proposals. Right, I'm sorry, that's okay. The vendor Not Mayberry.

Speaker 1:

Mayberry RFP yes.

Speaker 2:

The vendor up at the bell quit. Burbank and the parks department had to scramble and because that is Burbank property up there, they had to put a staffer up there to run it. They had to keep the operation running. Well, that took from people running it.

Speaker 3:

Well, there's probably more, the one person charge of the RFP process for the colony would be the person doing the bell. Once again, too many things on one single hat. That's why I'm scared to go home with the YMCA reading that thing.

Speaker 1:

There's always so many things you can do well at the same time.

Speaker 2:

Yes, Well, I find the city has never been real good as a rental agent or as a landlord. Yes, the tennis center runs itself. Yes, the hockey rink, they got a vendor handling itself. The colony is kind of different. You can't. There's a lot of you worked in theater. There's a lot to it and I think they just need to.

Speaker 3:

I'm, I'm, I'm, I'm, I'm naive to this. But they want the person who runs the theater to do all the capital improvements, to pay for them themselves the upkeep of capital improvements. Yet at the Bell Golf Course I read that they're putting in. They spend millions of dollars this year on new irrigation and to improve the course. So why does the city pay for that and not have the Bell Golf Course pay for that? But they want the colony people or the who are rents a theater, to pay for the upkeep of the theater. So it seems to be different. You know, the city wants to see the golf course thrive and they're just. We don't care much about how the theater operates, as long as they have a theater that they run.

Speaker 1:

It's almost like in the schools where, where sports is more important to them than the arts, right, so they eliminate the arts.

Speaker 3:

I disagree 100%. They have basically eliminated all funding for sports.

Speaker 1:

Well, no, they've gotten to sports. They eliminated a lot of the arts. Now they've gotten to sports.

Speaker 2:

So it'll be an interesting meeting. Again, we will have a report after they're done.

Speaker 3:

Absolutely.

Speaker 2:

A lengthy and interesting here. Listen and watch, so moving on for Also still still.

Speaker 1:

Wednesday.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, so I wanted to see the civil service board. They're going to meet at 430 Community Services Building. They actually have nine openings for transportation planners. Maybe all nine can actually ride a Burbank bus and triple the ridership for a time.

Speaker 1:

I don't know. They could have the meeting on the bus for free.

Speaker 3:

I just don't know why they need nine transportation planners for us. Hopefully the Burbank bus is going to become a expert bus one day. I'm all for being rid of that damn thing. Ross has a great proposal for what they could do, but nobody seems to want to listen.

Speaker 1:

That'll be a future Ross's rant.

Speaker 3:

Yes, it will be.

Speaker 2:

I've said it for a long time.

Speaker 3:

So Thursday, moving on Ross, you've got another room cutting. To go to what?

Speaker 2:

No way Would you believe now this one.

Speaker 1:

I was getting all these scissors that's what I want to know and all this ribbon. I want to own that business.

Speaker 3:

Ross has the scissors. That's what I want.

Speaker 2:

Well, I did, they took them back.

Speaker 3:

Well, they Well you kept running with them. Yeah, you shouldn't run with those scissors.

Speaker 2:

They were big Three sisters coffee company. On Thursday they're going to have a ribbon cutting and I'll tell you, if you look at the history, the reason it's called Three Sisters.

Speaker 3:

Must be Three.

Speaker 2:

Sisters. Well, it's a family run business that with ties really deep in our community. Matt and Kristen, is it Sagna SAG?

Speaker 1:

Oh, sagona, sagona, Sagona.

Speaker 2:

Name their three daughters Dennell, lily, danielle, dennell I'm sorry, lily and Skylar.

Speaker 3:

Skylar.

Speaker 1:

That's it. I'm just going to read all the names in here from now on.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, I think you should for me, mike Doofus.

Speaker 1:

I don't have any lefts of a chance of getting it right, but Well, the building that they're when the new coffee shop is, is.

Speaker 3:

Is.

Speaker 2:

Dot, dot dot Sagna. Oh geez, sagona is. That's a Burbank public school. That's a Burbank public school. That's a Burbank public school. That's a Burbank public school.

Speaker 1:

That's a Burbank public school. That's a education everybody.

Speaker 2:

Well, no, it's that my, my two. Are you a chicklet falling out? Yeah, and I can't say asses. You know my sister used to be.

Speaker 3:

You said the SHI word pretty good.

Speaker 1:

The Sagna whistle.

Speaker 3:

Whistle.

Speaker 2:

My name was Rocky Benton Ross Benson, you know, but if anybody remembers Now this is a test If anybody remembers where that their the upholstery place was on Magnolia. What pizza place was on that corner at recent Magnolia?

Speaker 3:

for years, everything you had to call pizza pie. Well, you knew, I used to go there for lunch every day from Burroughs.

Speaker 2:

Okay, but the family runs deeper than that.

Speaker 3:

You only had three choices every day.

Speaker 1:

You had four choices. You're eating up his two minutes.

Speaker 3:

I know, but you had McDonald's. Everybody went there. Who cared? Clint's you had Clint's, but if you didn't get there early you wouldn't get in time. If you really thought you could get to the distance, you had a Puppet Taco at Buena Vista, in Magnolia. What kind of taco.

Speaker 1:

Puppet Taco, puppet Taco, puppet Taco. What's a Puppet Taco?

Speaker 3:

Oh, it's a Puppet Taco. We had one there and we had one up on Glen Oaks also.

Speaker 2:

And in the Angelino yeah.

Speaker 3:

Or you could go to Pizza Pie. It had pizza already made, slices already made and grab some slices. Those were your four choices.

Speaker 2:

That was a tiny tiny.

Speaker 3:

Until you had a car. And then you had a car, the city became yours.

Speaker 2:

Well, Kristen's family, the Savarts, owned Pickwick Gardens and we all know what recently happened at Pickwick Gardens.

Speaker 3:

Well, they didn't own the gardens, they just they rented gardens probably.

Speaker 2:

No, no, they owned, they sold it then. Yes, oh, I took it right off their website. Okay, they had Pickwick Gardens for generations where they worked until the family decided to sell the property and it was very important to Kristen to reinvest in the Burbank community and watch, which is how the ideas of Three Sisters, coffee and Tea was born. So the family's goal was welcome, happening, inclusive environment, three Sisters. They have a fantastic webpage. I have been told by numerous people that have stopped by there. It's warm, it's housey, it's really nice. What's the webpage? Um, I did have it written down here.

Speaker 1:

Oh sure it is.

Speaker 2:

I do have it, threesisterscoffeecom Wow.

Speaker 1:

Spot on. And what time is the ribbon cutting?

Speaker 2:

I think it's five o'clock.

Speaker 1:

You say no my clock. I'm gonna help and fill in the blanks here.

Speaker 2:

It is on my calendar for five o'clock.

Speaker 1:

Okay, On Thursday October 5th.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, stop by. I mean I have like I tell I think Lisa stopped by. I know Ashley stopped by.

Speaker 3:

One thing we don't have in the city is coffee places.

Speaker 2:

Wow Four.

Speaker 3:

Four.

Speaker 1:

Mail carriers.

Speaker 3:

Or mail carriers, and, in fact, what's lucky for us was a city. We don't have enough mail carriers. We don't, but the postal service is going to be hiring. You want to be one? Yes, they're going to have a job fair at 3307. Linux will run from 830 to 2pm. They need mail processing clerks and mail handlers. They need delivery people, city and rule carriers I'm not sure what rule area we have in Burbank Transport and tractor trailer operators and any mechanics, labor custodian and automotive technicians.

Speaker 1:

Well, basically everybody.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, the postal service, they are hiring, they're having a job fair and you know what you get one of those government jobs.

Speaker 1:

It's a great job.

Speaker 3:

It's a pension for life.

Speaker 1:

That's how a kid I grew up with just changed career, had a career changed and became a mail carrier and he absolutely loves it In New Hampshire.

Speaker 2:

Now wait, they're not doing it at a post office on Glen Oaks, are they?

Speaker 3:

There is no post office on Glen Oaks.

Speaker 1:

Do we know what is that? 3307 Glen Oaks, where they're having it? Any chance it's a business. Okay, you know what? A curve ball on that one, because I don't know.

Speaker 2:

Put in 3307. Okay, and I bet you.

Speaker 3:

Hillside, you're doing that I bet you Hillside Cafe will come up, I bet you it doesn't. But I will do that just till.

Speaker 2:

Hill Street Cafe is about 3300 block 3307.

Speaker 1:

I can't wait, suspense is killing me.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, here's the suspense, because the next thing on our show notes Craig's going to love anyway.

Speaker 3:

It says it's IHSS Ops V Burbank.

Speaker 1:

I just go ahead and cut this part out.

Speaker 3:

There's no name. It's IHSS Operations Division, bureau of Special Operations.

Speaker 1:

So it's maybe a government facility of some kind at that address.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, that they're disposing.

Speaker 1:

Anyway.

Speaker 3:

I guess it's the Department of Public Social Services location. Okay, we see 3307.

Speaker 2:

Glen.

Speaker 1:

Oaks. I live in the neighborhood?

Speaker 2:

I don't even know.

Speaker 1:

Well, you'll be there because you want to carry letters, you want to work.

Speaker 3:

Besides that, we're going to have a water and power board meeting at 5 pm with a very light agenda. The Heritage Commission. It's been canceled. We seem to have no heritage to talk about right now Heritage Commission meeting. Finally, the weekend. The weekend is coming.

Speaker 1:

The weekend is coming. The weekend is coming.

Speaker 3:

It's going to be a hot weekend. By the way, we're talking out between 95 to 100 degrees, 100.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, we've got. Then that's when May he's going to kick out.

Speaker 3:

He wave coming in.

Speaker 2:

You're going to have to wear your, your, your tuna suit, careful.

Speaker 3:

So we have a, we have a family service agencies, gala, imagine, the city and they're going to honor assistant city manager Judy Wookie, who is retiring at the end of the year. And Judy Wookie has been a I've done a great job and been very, very helpful to us at times and very approachable, and you know we're going to wish her the best in her retirement. She has been. She's been around since. Here it says since. Oh, FSA has been around.

Speaker 1:

She hasn't been around since 1953. Right.

Speaker 3:

FSA has been around for since 1953.

Speaker 2:

So Well, if you know Judy, she worked in finance, she worked as our city clerk.

Speaker 3:

And she worked as Park and rec.

Speaker 2:

Oh, she was a park director. And I know I'm a busy guy. I said Judy's first wedding and we shouldn't talk about that wedding.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, if you have to say first, then we probably shouldn't talk about that.

Speaker 2:

But her and I joke around because we go way, way, way, way back the daughter of former Larry stamper and Sue stamper. But it's going to be held at the Nickelodeon studio. It's a great great venue. Oh it is. It's kind of neat. I know there's tickets still available. They're doing a wine pool. Is SpongeBob going to be there? Spongebob is in the play yard.

Speaker 3:

Oh, okay.

Speaker 2:

But if you're looking for tickets, you want to honor Judy. I know FSA. People don't realize FSA is there here in.

Speaker 1:

Burbank for everybody. They do so many events in the city, so many benefits and stuff. It's great, we and we. Often I'm surprised Two or three a year.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, it says it hasn't been Burbings since 53. So this would be 70 years. I wonder why they're not doing a little more of a you know 70 year celebration.

Speaker 1:

Maybe when they hit 75, that's their, that's the one. They'll. They'll be around for that.

Speaker 2:

Well, don't understand. If you get into an argument with your neighbor and you're scared to go out of your house, you should be talking to a counselor or therapist at FSA.

Speaker 1:

So they will help you out with neighbor disputes and all that right, Not just family related Family disputes If you have to go to counseling court ordered counseling.

Speaker 2:

there's a lot. They're on every campus here at school here in Burbank where kids can go in and talk to their neighbors.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, everything they do all that info, all that stuff's on their website, right On their website, including getting tickets to the to the event which is is it? Family service agency of Burbankorg. So exactly that. It's a lot of typing, but that's it Pretty easy to remember.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, and it's. I've covered their galas every year and I know they do a great job, so well, and that'll be Saturday.

Speaker 1:

Saturday.

Speaker 3:

And actually the person who wrote this did not do this in chronological order Correct Earlier in the day.

Speaker 1:

Well, we know he likes to shuffle things up. Yes, earlier in the podcast.

Speaker 3:

Earlier in the day, keller Williams is sponsoring a thank a soldier where they do. I guess goody packages, or or you know like care care packages for all the Burbank soldiers.

Speaker 2:

Last year they packaged over several thousand.

Speaker 3:

It's gonna be a Umecrate Union. That's going to run from 10 am at 2 pm. I know Umecrate is a very active partner in that every year. I know there's a lot of community groups that come to help through the packaging. It's a it's a huge Burbank community type.

Speaker 1:

There will be a great event, great cause. Send soldiers that are deployed a little piece of home.

Speaker 2:

Well, people from Burbank, soldiers that are local, that you know they'll have kids out there doing drawings, people will put in postcards and books and toothpaste and all the necessities that make you feel at home. Right, and you know what it comes from. Burbank Comes from home. The city helps postage on those. Last year they filled the truck up and the nice part is it's free. Bring something that they if we'll have it on our website, myburbankcom the things that they're looking for.

Speaker 1:

So from 10 to two. They can bring items that they're looking for, but can they also come and help pack them?

Speaker 3:

up. I'm not sure if you can still bring the items that has to be there before before then doesn't?

Speaker 2:

you can. They have plenty, they've been storing. But if you bring stuff, they'll put it in. Okay, you think about it. You know pistachio, and it don't put chocolates or stuff that will melt. But the stuff and the buy your lunch, they'll pay for your lunch. They'll have taco Usually last year they had tacos and burgers but the only admission is you bring something there you go.

Speaker 1:

The goods are good too right.

Speaker 2:

Well, normally they don't do, unless they're not perishables, obviously Okay Cool. Um and just I put on here. Yeah, I know I'm out of order.

Speaker 3:

Mark, you're out of order.

Speaker 2:

You know people want to know something. If you don't, if you hear it here, you might remember it. Kiwanis Well, you're not out of order.

Speaker 3:

That is the next day. This is Sunday. Okay.

Speaker 1:

It says Saturday. Nope, you're right, it's Sunday, sunday the 15th, the 15th.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, Sunday the 15th.

Speaker 3:

Well then you have this way out, of order.

Speaker 2:

So we're a week early, Because this is Right, right. I put this down only for people to put it on their calendar.

Speaker 3:

Ah, okay, all right.

Speaker 2:

Because so many people go. Oh, I wonder what's going on next.

Speaker 3:

Ah, then we have to do a little sub-hing that says add your calendars for future.

Speaker 1:

Upcoming.

Speaker 2:

And if they go to my Burbank calendar which anybody can go to MyBurbankcom, myburbankcom and hit on our calendar and you will see a lot of things. People are wondering what's going on in town. Take a look at and if it's not there, our executive editor will make sure it's there come tomorrow. And who's that? Don't we have a tone for that?

Speaker 3:

Well, I'm trying to figure out if that's even on the on the calendar, and if not, it's probably because we have not been sent the information.

Speaker 2:

It came to me today.

Speaker 1:

Stay tuned.

Speaker 3:

Okay, well, guess what? You can submit it on the calendar too.

Speaker 2:

Okay, I will then.

Speaker 3:

So that brings us, finally, to the part of the show that you've come to know and love.

Speaker 1:

The reward for everybody who's still here.

Speaker 3:

Yes, Wait I got a cough, which is called, of course, ross's rant, and Ross wants to rant about the fact-.

Speaker 2:

That there are no parking signs up around.

Speaker 3:

McCambridge Park. They're still back up. Are you on set? No, around McCambridge Park for the Pride Parade.

Speaker 2:

Well, the last time he ran to the Pride event.

Speaker 3:

The last time he ran about Johnny Carson Park and the parking, they went down the next day. Well, they didn't learn their lesson.

Speaker 1:

Right and the crime scene tape that went down.

Speaker 3:

Well, the parking signs went up for Pride Day and they're still up at McCambridge Park.

Speaker 2:

And I happen to drive by it three times a day, so I see them.

Speaker 3:

So Is that your?

Speaker 2:

rant no.

Speaker 3:

No, his rant is all about my tweets. The people need to know. I am the one who does the tweets. I am responsible for what they are Snarky or not. I'm responsible for the information and when I put a tweet out, I put a tweet out, not Ross.

Speaker 1:

Ross does not do anything and you are the executive editor. Executive editor Of myberbankcom and all of its subsidiaries.

Speaker 3:

And all of its subsidiaries. Originally the podcast and everything else.

Speaker 1:

You're the grand poobah.

Speaker 2:

So, dr Durling, you get to read the second paragraph there.

Speaker 1:

Two of three.

Speaker 2:

Yeah.

Speaker 1:

I do, why they're long words in it. Why do I get three? The tweet was based on the report. The tweet was based on the report.

Speaker 3:

Let's tell them what the tweet was At the city council meeting. I was listening. The city manager and the police chief talked about the fact that Redugo fire was gonna become an encrypted frequency, which means nobody can listen to them.

Speaker 1:

There are two-way radios. They're communications.

Speaker 3:

Right two-way radio encrypted. Nobody can listen to them the way the police department is now, and I was a little shocked by that because I had been told that was not gonna happen. But once it came out of the city attorney's mouth, the police chief's mouth, it said this is gonna happen and I put a tweet out that that was gonna happen. Per that conversation.

Speaker 1:

Right, because the part nobody had heard was at the fire department. That was the news that the fire department was gonna encrypt it, which the fire department typically aren't doing.

Speaker 3:

that and of course, because people don't know me, they know Ross, especially in the public service agencies, they all. Ross became part of the firestorm immediately that how dare you say this? It's not true. And he had to say look it, that's on. That's at the city council meeting and here's the part of the meeting that said it on, but I am the one who tweeted it out. So, ross, go ahead and say what you need to say.

Speaker 2:

Well, there was a firestorm and I got my.

Speaker 3:

A firestorm by the first fire department First.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, Everybody he saw, because Ross is the man about town.

Speaker 2:

Yes, he is, he's the face of the I carry this little device called my smartphone and the thing lit up.

Speaker 1:

Thank, God something's working and that face. You walk around town with that face on and everybody recognizes it.

Speaker 2:

You know, my phone lit up. A lot of people tweeted me. I had radio shops from here to San Gabriel saying that I said this. The rumor came from you and Not a rumor. Well, right, it wasn't.

Speaker 1:

But, and full disclosure. Even I hit you up because I was getting emails and messages from different organizations and stuff.

Speaker 2:

And what gets me is I had known this because one of the chiefs I asked, chief Hatch, told me a long time ago fire department will never go encrypted and I just knew they weren't. Well, this little tweet that went out got seen by a lot of people and got me in a little hot water.

Speaker 3:

It was 100% factual.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, it was, but you know it's whatever. It's underwater under the bridge now. But we did make clarification. Fire department, as Craig Dirling just said, will not.

Speaker 1:

Fire departments typically would not go encrypted because they have too many mutual aid agreements and they work with too many other departments and they need to be able to communicate with each other. But where you said the content of the tweet was factual, because you were reporting that this. These statements were made in a public forum.

Speaker 3:

And I said who made them also?

Speaker 1:

We're not saying that the information they gave at the meeting was fact.

Speaker 3:

I said who made the statement too.

Speaker 2:

Exactly, I didn't say it came from me, so so they are. They have been given the correct information. I have been told I got a confirmation.

Speaker 1:

And the record has been correct.

Speaker 2:

The record has been corrected. It didn't actually come from me. It was actual from a public meeting which was on record, which, thank goodness it was, you know, on YouTube and so forth. So hopefully we'll get it straight out Moving along. What's the other thing? I?

Speaker 1:

wanna say. But the real takeaway here is, if you see it on the Twitter account, you'll let Ross about it comes from me.

Speaker 3:

It does not come from Ross, but I'm gonna you know because this has been a point of confusion for a lot of people. Lapd is digital. They're not encrypted.

Speaker 2:

But I don't think most people understand it.

Speaker 3:

No, I'm trying to say that's a problem, is it? People think when they say, oh, they've gone digital, they think, oh, that means they won't, it has nothing to do. It took completely different things 100% digital just means you can hear them better. They go off for Peters. Encrypted means.

Speaker 1:

It's a different technology of transmitting the voices.

Speaker 3:

Encrypted means it's scrambled. You can't make out a word. But Burbank had been digital for a long time.

Speaker 1:

All right, you can still listen to them on a regular scanner you would buy.

Speaker 3:

Yes.

Speaker 1:

If they're digital if they're encrypted, you can't.

Speaker 3:

Exactly so. A lot of people think, well, I'd say well, lap is on digital. No, no, they. Yes, they went digital, but they did not go encrypted.

Speaker 2:

So, folks, let me just add to this If you see something on neighborhood on a lot of these social media platforms that a Burbank police 911 dispatcher said this, or I heard this on the scanner, I will tell you I have been involved with radios now for over 50 years. You are not hearing anything coming from Burbank police. Their signal is encrypted. Nobody could hear it. If you're reading something, somebody made it up, when I put something on Facebook to clarify, or when we put something out on Twitter, we check our facts. We know what we're talking about. This neighborhood was online. I'll tell you. Just people put out stuff. You know that is erroneous and don't believe it.

Speaker 1:

Obviously, if they're putting it out saying that they heard it on the Burbank scanner or radio, it's erroneous. But they may have seen it on the department's Twitter account or something like that, but if they're saying they heard it on the radio, they didn't.

Speaker 2:

Exactly. Well, that wraps up my rant for the week.

Speaker 3:

That's a good rant. People need to know that.

Speaker 1:

you know I Is this, the ceremonial tossing of the, the tossing of the scripts. Are we sending them on fire?

Speaker 3:

in here. Yes, we are.

Speaker 1:

It's already warm enough.

Speaker 3:

So I'm the king of snark, and nobody else does snark like me, You're the snarkiest man. I try to be a little snarky. I think it sets a humor on and remember that's not our news page, that's a social media outlet and sometimes we can be a little snarky on that because it's different. You don't see me making those snarky comments on our website and our stories and if I do, it says on top opinion.

Speaker 2:

And if people remember when we Several years ago, when Burbank experienced some brush fires, we didn't put any snark out If there is an emergency and we put out tweets that are of importance we're not gonna screw around. There's a time to be serious and there's a time you can be a little lighter Exactly.

Speaker 3:

Picture spots. Okay, that's it. That's it. If you stayed with us this whole time, then congratulations.

Speaker 1:

Bravo.

Speaker 3:

And if you didn't, well then you couldn't hear this anyway.

Speaker 2:

Well, we love your letters, we love your emails.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, please send them in. Yeah, we do read them, we do look at them, Even the bad ones. We just don't comment on those.

Speaker 2:

No, we have, but no, we're working on some projects. Don't forget, tomorrow's unveiling is very important. October is breast cancer awareness. I shot a photo tonight of the Disney Cancer Center. All I can say, and I will say it here you're talking. Three guys in this room that put on this show. If you have any family members that haven't had a mammogram and you know what guys cancer is hitting guys just as much. You know prostate cancer. You know breast cancer in men. Yeah, I have experience. You can see the scar in my head of cancer. My partner, craig Sherwood, 40 years of coaching, went through, had his neck cut open. I've had my leg cut open where they did surgery of cancer in my leg. Cancer is not a laughing matter. If you have a bump or sore or whatever, get it checked.

Speaker 3:

We are actually gonna do a special podcast, hopefully next week, and have as a member of the St Joseph's Medical Center cancer ward in here and talk about mammograms and the importance of things like that prevention and everything else.

Speaker 1:

Tune in for that.

Speaker 3:

That'll be a good podcast, you know, just to give you some information. You know, not to scare you, not to, just it's not. You know, the more you know, the better you know. Information is power.

Speaker 2:

I think everybody's had a family member that has gotten hit by cancer.

Speaker 3:

so If you watch the World Series, they always have one of the innings during the World Series where everybody holds up a sign. You know that they, you know, remember somebody.

Speaker 1:

During a moment of silence.

Speaker 3:

A moment of silence, very powerful moment and every single person has a little card and every single person has a different member of their family, if not maybe multiple.

Speaker 1:

A friend or a co-worker.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, and it's more than one on that card that they're thinking about that moment, so you know and now you know we're limited with this.

Speaker 2:

I know a lot of people that have gone through double mastectomies. That is not a laughing matter, I will say. My sister had a double mastectomy. The gene is in our family. We had our writer, ashley Erickson.

Speaker 3:

Who will be doing that podcast, by the way, with the St Joseph's?

Speaker 2:

Who had a double mastectomy. It's a topic that we can now have to talk about.

Speaker 3:

It's not because she had breast cancer, it's because she had the gene she has the gene and did not want to eventually catch it down the line.

Speaker 1:

Preventative.

Speaker 3:

Because she's got a couple kids and everything else and she wouldn't be around for them for a long time. So it was a brave decision.

Speaker 2:

So, but she, I want a way to wrap it up. Huh guys, yeah, a little truth from reality.

Speaker 1:

Nobody's here, you know it is funny.

Speaker 2:

You know, it's just something that I thought was important. We're in October, it's very important. It's going to be November. Grow your mustaches Right. I got a head start, but go get your prospect. I think we all do.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, we do. Okay, so with that, it's push the button, max, and we'll see you next week. Here's the button.

Speaker 1:

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