myBurbank Talks

The Week That Was and That Will Be - October 16

October 17, 2023 Craig Sherwood, Ross Benson Season 1 Episode 53
myBurbank Talks
The Week That Was and That Will Be - October 16
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Burbank, the heart of the media district, is a city in flux. It's undergoing substantial transformations that are shaping its past, present, and future. This podcast episode takes listeners on a journey through these changes, exploring everything from city developments to traffic issues, mental health services, and local events.
 
 One of the most notable transformations is the conversion of the iconic Warner Bros Ranch into the Worth Ranch. This shift not only signals a change in Burbank's landscape but also paves the way for a significant revenue boost for the city. It's a poignant reminder of Burbank's evolution, a city that has successfully transitioned from a traditional media district into a modern metropolis. The new airport terminal and the development of the Ranch area further underscore Burbank's relentless pursuit of progress.
 
 But it's not just physical developments that are at the heart of Burbank's transformation. The city's mental health services are also undergoing a crucial shift. Scrutinizing the city manager's report reveals the efforts being made to improve these services. This analysis highlights the importance of mental health evaluation teams and increased training for police officers. These initiatives aim to ensure a more sensitive and effective response to mental health-related calls, a testament to Burbank's commitment to its citizens' well-being.
 
 The city's traffic situation, particularly at the Verdugo & Buena Vista intersection, is another issue that demands attention. The increasing congestion highlights the need for improved traffic management and infrastructural enhancements. Discussions about these concerns offer valuable insights into potential solutions, such as slowing down on the roads and adopting more efficient traffic systems.
 
 The Starlight Bowl, a Burbank landmark, is also in dire need of modernization. Ideas on how to turn this facility into a lucrative venture for the city are abound. The outdated sound system, lighting, and other components of the facility present opportunities for improvement. By emulating successful models like the Hollywood Bowl, the Starlight Bowl could become a significant revenue and crowd-pulling entity for Burbank.
 
 Local events and organizations in Burbank, including the Mayor's State of the City address and the California Great Shakeout, provide a glimpse into the city's vibrant community life. They highlight the efforts being made to engage residents, promote local businesses, and ensure Burbank's safety and preparedness for natural disasters.
 
 In summary, this podcast episode offers an in-depth exploration of Burbank's transformation. It unpacks the changes happening in the city, delving into topics that range from city developments to traffic issues, mental health services, and local events. It paints a comprehensive picture of Burbank life, providing listeners with valuable insights into the city's past, present, and future.

Speaker 1:

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

Speaker 2:

Hello everybody. Craig Sherwood here, along with, of course, Ross Benson.

Speaker 3:

Good morning America. Oh wait, that was a movie. Ah, how about Good Morning?

Speaker 2:

Burbank. Good Morning Vietnam, but we'll live with Burbank.

Speaker 3:

Okay, well, I'm here. I'm awake, you're lucky. I got a nap. We had dinner before. I'm raring to go.

Speaker 2:

Once again nice dinner with Patties and with our great little waitress, heather.

Speaker 3:

Heather, I know what's. How do you remember her name?

Speaker 2:

I go Heather, yondernaway.

Speaker 3:

She's really, really sweet.

Speaker 2:

So, yeah, absolutely.

Speaker 3:

Good food, good service. She even had ice in your iced tea tonight.

Speaker 2:

For those listening to us live. We tried to excuse us, for last week we had an audio problem and didn't realize we were not putting audio out last week. We think we have that problem fixed, but we appreciate the emails and letting us know that and they're all nice emails. And we also got an email about making sure we talk and not just make sign language, because of people listening on podcasts can't see our sign language. So once again, another good point we appreciate the emails, we really do.

Speaker 3:

I will admit that I did silent movies last week. I apologize, and we also. I said that I would throw in here. Somebody sent us a note One of our good listeners yes, that the colony actually has 256 seats. I think I said 165 or so for last week's podcast, so it is a large theater here in town 256 seats is a large theater. That puts a lot of oh butts in seats.

Speaker 2:

Yes, it does. Well, I hope a lot of money in the old, in the tilt too. Ding ding ding. We got a lot going on. Well, yeah, let's go back to last week, our clock's not on. Let's clock our clock here.

Speaker 3:

That way we know how long we're giving you folks.

Speaker 2:

So I figure that's about two minutes slower than what we've been on for. So let's get on with the week. That was and it will be for the October 16th edition.

Speaker 3:

I like our show opening.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, just so we know it's not really on the day, but something that brought us notice when he was driving over tonight and basically we put down. Have you seen the Ranch which we're talking about, the former Warner Brothers Ranch and now the Worth Ranch? Because they've changed? When Worth took it over from Warner Brothers, he changed it. Of course he put his name on it.

Speaker 3:

Well, there's no wording out there, but there is. I noticed that piece of property is now considered 411 Hollywood Way.

Speaker 2:

Right, and it used to be Oak Right.

Speaker 3:

And the reason it probably resonates with me. I grew up 67 years looking at the Ranch, literally on Toluca Park Drive. I watched films. I live folks I think I've said it before Before all those lakeside apartments. I watched movies be filmed out there when I was a young kid, before Vons and Gilberts and Dana Drugs and Curry's Ice Cream, curry's Ice Cream and the Shoe Shine Shop and the Hair Shop.

Speaker 2:

And the 134.

Speaker 3:

Freeway. Well, I told the story about that. I played on it a lot, but so, seeing the Ranch, I drove around it twice yesterday.

Speaker 2:

Now the Ranch is on Hollywood Way, between Oak and Verdugo and the other side, the back side's past, and they used to have the entrance right at the corner of Hollywood Way and Oak, the main corner, and there was no entrance on Hollywood Way until actually the fire department decided to put in new stations and they had to figure out where am I gonna put station or engine 12? Well, when they were, remodeling station 12. Right. So they built a temporary fire station on Hollywood Way for engine 12 to park it through.

Speaker 3:

You remember, it was just big enough, just for one engine, four beds, Yep.

Speaker 2:

It was the minimum and so, and then, once they got their new station, they pour that down and got rid of it. Instead of the driveway for the fire station they put a whole new entrance in. That's right For the Ranch. So Well you know they're also gonna put our entrance in on Pass Avenue for this new facility too.

Speaker 3:

Yes, yes, and I noticed I referred back to the original drawings that Worth put out. The childcare center is there currently, but I don't think it'll be there in two weeks. I think it's all you can tell. I drove by tonight, coming to the studio, coming down Hollywood or Pass. You can see inside. I think it's stage 26 or 27. It's gutted inside. So I have a feeling those are coming down too. But if you've lived in Burbank and you've everybody's traveled Pass. This is a big development in our community 36 acres.

Speaker 2:

The last time it was raised was A couple of fires. The famous yeah, the famous pet what was it? Pet adoption fire.

Speaker 3:

Well, they had one there, they had a community fair a community fair that they put on with the chamber had ferris wheels out there. That was when Glenn Duke, my long lost friend who was a fire investigator, investigated that fire and they had overload of electrical back in the day. But I remember I was talking to my sister yesterday. We walked out of my house at one of the fires and my dad was up on the roof literally wetting it down. You know, because the the embers.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, so those sets, they are very combustible and they're you know, and they're. Well, that's the other problem. The embers go flying like a bushfire.

Speaker 3:

One year the fire department made them put in sprinklers in a lot of those sets because they are literally a tinderboss After two fires.

Speaker 2:

absolutely, you know.

Speaker 3:

Wait, did Warner Brothers have any losses? They hear on movies, oh, I shouldn't say that. But moving on, it's a big development and I've you know folks, I understand I have read on social media and some of the other sides People are just in tears about these sets being torn down. I get it, folks, but you know what? Now technology has changed, you can put anything on a green screen I mean literally, and so this is going to be real good for Burbank, think about it A lot of tax money coming from all those stage rentals. 60 new stages. Where are those people going to go shop during Christmas? Well, they're going to run to Magnolia.

Speaker 2:

Park Forget shop during Christmas. How about just the craft service? People need to buy their food, one the after you shoot the film they need to have it edited somewhere. I mean there's so many you know they need to get props. There's just so much that goes on that you don't think you know that is part of the business. Milton Meadies yeah, they're going to be dry cleaning, which you know right now is why all these businesses are suffering, because without the strike going on, there's a lot of ancillary businesses not getting anything. So it's really it's tough for them.

Speaker 3:

But I do understand people. You know the nostalgic of, you know leave at the beaver and I dream of Jeannie. I remember once, right, walking to school, walking home from Jordan, and the flying nun was flying over me. I feel You're right and it blew me away. I remember when the monkeys were of the rage and the kids, the teeny boppers, at the gate at Hollywood Way and Oak, hundreds of them to get an autograph of Davey and. Mickey Dolens and the stuff, and then later on I was a firefighter.

Speaker 2:

Right, probably the first ever boy band. That's probably what. Yeah, if you can really go back to the starts, the boy bands. That's right, you were a firefighter and I remember going to visit you several times. Oh, you scream, jens.

Speaker 3:

They fed us well.

Speaker 2:

Oh, yeah, every night they always had, and they always had ice cream in that refrigerator. There's their freezer there too. Well, if you've ever been, yeah, we used to go to the financing island and go, you know, deep lane, deep lane, and all the other sets they had and the berm. You could drive the little berm there. I think the berm actually became where the market, the development, is now. Remember that that ranch used to go all the way up to Verdugo Exactly, and then they carved out that corner.

Speaker 3:

For Savon originally, and Albertsons I forget, but there was a Pizza Hut a jeweler way before Carl's Jr oh yeah. Was there now the fish place and next to it's Starbucks?

Speaker 2:

Never used to do that. Carl's Jr didn't have a drive through. I never understood that, so I never went there.

Speaker 3:

So when people listen to this podcast, yes, for Craig and I who have lived down in the media district, the heart of it here, we've seen that ranch, I mean, if you think of the movies and everything, but you know what, there's a future now and I just think of all the. You know. I stopped in at Jersey Mike's one day, next to Smart and Final. The guy said we're wiped out. We just had to make 500 sandwiches for a production company. Folks had 500 sandwiches to a Burbank business 10% tax.

Speaker 2:

So we got 10% tax, like we get 1% of it in Burbank. That all adds up. It all adds up.

Speaker 3:

So we thank the Worth Company and Warner Brothers for the you know thought of staying here. I remember a couple of years ago people said, oh, warner's gonna move out of Burbank like they did in Hollywood. No, they're not Right, like Disney's not packing their bags and moving next week. So moving on.

Speaker 2:

By the way, today was the 100th anniversary of the day Disney was founded, not just this year. Today, october 16th, was the actual day.

Speaker 3:

And they had a special event yesterday on the lot Right For invited guests D23 members. Yeah, and I've been on that a lot many times. Sure, it's just another one.

Speaker 2:

A lot of history in that lot too, A lot of Walt Disney history and everything. I think his office is still. It is the way it was. It's just as a museum piece that really nobody sees, but it's still there.

Speaker 3:

I went there for I believe I think Bob Frutus was mayor. He was invited and I shot pictures underground. They have a whole city underground and his grandkids used to take the film, whatever they called the big sheets that they would draw on and slide down, always on those. Now those are worth thousands of dollars and his kids would slide down them, but thank goodness that we are the media.

Speaker 2:

That's like old baseball cards. You used to put them in spokes to your bike and, not knowing that they'd tell them, they'd be worth thousands of dollars.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, and you know so for the people that two years you look back and you go, wow, look at this modern studio in Burbank. You know you get off the freeways in Burbank, people know the other day I was turning on my channel the TV and Laughin' came on. Oh, you know how many. I watched that for a few minutes. Fredugo Park, the Golden Mall, olive Rec.

Speaker 2:

There's no location shooting because they're all like you know. Their office was over here, right by the smokehouse on Lakeside, where the George Slater's office was. Oh yeah.

Speaker 3:

George Slater. But what gives you couldn't do some of that stuff on TV these days?

Speaker 2:

By the way, I think that's where they built condos now, and I'll tell you why. Well, I'll tell you why in a little bit I'll tell you off the air why. Okay, that's the way we know. Lives, I think, in that building.

Speaker 3:

Oh, okay, okay, yeah, you're right. And then and now I just found out that with the move, Warner Brothers moving into the crystal, the icebergs, the building that Olive and Cass is now all moved. The one across from the smokehouse is all moved. That's all part of where Three Listing now he's gonna be.

Speaker 2:

The one that went right by Lakeside. Yeah, the opening. Yep Shamrock.

Speaker 3:

The one across street.

Speaker 2:

Okay, because Shamrock is the one Roy Disney actually went to and started Shamrock Entertainment when, after Walt died, I think, there was a little power struggle and Roy just said you know, I'm gonna go do my own thing.

Speaker 3:

And I don't wanna date myself. I'm getting up there. I shot a private party for Shamrock. They gave away goodies. I still have them, shamrock's in Rocks, shamrock ends, but it was a high that has a patio out back, oh yeah.

Speaker 2:

It's a very nice facility. Yeah, so Moving on, okay.

Speaker 3:

We should get to our show.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, we didn't get to. Let's go back to last Tuesday. We had. There was a fatal accident, tragically, at the corner of a Buenos Aires in Verdugo on Tuesday morning and a. The pedestrian was an eight year old female, marilyn Charette, who was resident of Burbank and I guess you know, known by a lot of people, and evidently a truck was coming down westbound on Verdugo and made a left onto Buena Vista and it was an oversized truck. He owned those big lifted trucks and he actually never saw her and he stayed at the scene. It was not. There was no, no foul. I mean no foul play no intention.

Speaker 3:

No, didn't run, didn't leave the scene, no signs of drugs, a lot of witnesses stayed.

Speaker 2:

So yeah, it's too bad. I mean, you know it can't expect an eight year old woman to almost suddenly jump out of a way of a car too. You know, I mean it really can't. I mean there's really not much she probably could have done.

Speaker 3:

Well, we are an older community. I in fact drove by. That happened, you said, on Sunday on.

Speaker 2:

No on Tuesday.

Speaker 3:

On Tuesday, wednesday, tuesday night or Wednesday they had there were a group of people probably 50 to 100, doing a little memorial service on that corner. I used to live right behind pointivist library.

Speaker 2:

A lot of access to that corner.

Speaker 3:

It is, and people. I think again, if you ask the traffic lieutenant, the majority of accidents in Burbank are involving turns and this is exactly.

Speaker 2:

Don't you love those flashing yellow lights?

Speaker 3:

That's the other thing.

Speaker 2:

It's funny. They put those in like five years ago, six years ago, and the guy who lets spend all this money and put these lights in, where's that guy today? Well, he didn't live in Burbank. He just came to Burbank to work and now he's gone. He's left Burbank and now we're stuck with stupid blinking yellow lights.

Speaker 3:

But how many days, you know, in the days that we used to listen to the radio, how many days do we hear paramedic calls for traffic accidents going to Vista and Redugo?

Speaker 2:

When I when I was in victory, or Burbank.

Speaker 3:

I used when I lived behind the. I would hear the calls. I wouldn't even go out anymore. It was the same thing. It was the turning radius. Somebody turned in front of somebody else.

Speaker 2:

Well, coming down pointivist in the afternoons when the sun's coming down, you're going right into the sun. It is, it's brutal.

Speaker 3:

Again, if your windows are dirty, your windows are pitted. That's sun and it's always been. I am not exaggerating, craig. I think I have shot about five fatals in my 40 years between Klyborn and Redugo and Olive. I remember one. I did CPR on a lady right next to McDonald's there at Reese and I remember that first compression every rib broke.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, I know, I said that's going to happen on real CPR, not in movie CPR.

Speaker 3:

No, but I remember that and again I have been numerous folks slow down. You know I feel sorry for that driver because he'll never forget this.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, that's tragic. Moving on to Wednesday, we both went to the state of the city at the you're a drum roll. We don't have a drum roll, yet Do you ask for things we don't have? No, let's see, we had to look.

Speaker 3:

Okay, that brought everybody to the attention.

Speaker 2:

That was the dinner bell for our little inspection. I should say.

Speaker 3:

Was that for Lurch?

Speaker 2:

Lurch. Yes, anyhow, it was a great event. Over 600 people was packed. The Chamber of Commerce put on a stellar show.

Speaker 3:

But you know what, when you say stellar show, who do? We got a tap on the back for that it's Jonathan. Jonathan Jones, his department, he's the city PIO. They do the graphic, they do the video.

Speaker 2:

You know who I met on his staff? He has a little staff there. We all had lunch the same day. You know who I met on his staff. Besides, you know great people. I know most of the people. Well, I met Legend Ooh, he's just called Legend Because he's a guy I guess comes through all the time. For him. He's a Burbank High graduate, Like he said, 2016,. I think his name was Daniel. Oh, Daniel, sure, but his nickname there is Legend. So I got to meet Legend.

Speaker 3:

Daniel, I remember you know there's several people that have wanted to transfer to the PIO One. They have a fantastic boss.

Speaker 2:

Yes, I hear they walked in Probably the best PIO we've ever had in the city. We've had a couple good ones, and boy have we had some lousy ones.

Speaker 3:

That we have.

Speaker 2:

I gotta tell you Jonathan Jones is most upbeat, positive. You know he gets it. He understands we have a job to do and he does this. It's not personal. If we have something negative to ask him, it's not personal. We just are trying to get information.

Speaker 3:

Well, you know, I gotta say he told me off the side, jonathan and I are very good friends and he walked in and the Marriott staff did not know the password for all the computers, for the lights, for the screens, for anything in there. They had to go to five different people. They had to call a Marriott somewhere else to get into the password to make the computers work. Jonathan never sweat about it.

Speaker 2:

And what happened last year.

Speaker 3:

Walks in and none of the lights work. All the power went out. But you know what the show? I think it's on air, If not, we did a great story on it.

Speaker 2:

They filmed it for, I'm sure, the Channel 6. I don't have cable anymore. I couldn't tell you.

Speaker 3:

But the drone stuff that his team does and people don't realize they're doing all their other stuff council meetings and other shows while they're doing all this and I really my hat's off to.

Speaker 2:

I think he says it starts working on January and it's not till October.

Speaker 3:

so Definitely our hat's off to, and I will say, the Chamber.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, and our Vice Mayor, nick Schultz, did a great job cleaning for the mayor, so I think it all worked out very well, and I'm sure next year it'll be Nick Schultz as the mayor and he will set the tone for the entire day too. So I think he can just piggyback on whatever tone was set this time, but he has a lot of input when it comes to the show itself.

Speaker 3:

And the bottom line is I walked away from there and I was proud of the city of Burmaic. You know there's a lot of stuff going on but our city is, you know, a balanced budget. We got through COVID. We have buildings going up left and right. Look at the ranch 36 acres. We have just the airport gonna have a new airport terminal, new terminal.

Speaker 2:

Yes, no, I've got one. No, I'm sorry, replacement terminal. You know I'll say new terminal. You're supposed to have to say replacement terminal. You're right, Because people get upset on new, oh new. What are you doing bringing international flights in? No, no, no, no, no, there's no international flights coming.

Speaker 3:

No, but we still remember the C5A is flying out.

Speaker 2:

Yes 11.30 every Friday, every third Friday night I think it was of the month.

Speaker 3:

Locked was still there. We might be seeing them if we go to war again.

Speaker 2:

But you had to duck when those things took off because they didn't get off the ground for a long. You know what 12 engines or 16 engines on that thing.

Speaker 3:

Whitney engines and we'd stand on Van Owen and we'd duck, not thinking that they would turn the fence.

Speaker 2:

They had stealth fighters on them. Yep, they had to transform to. Or is it Lancaster or Palmdale or Palmdale?

Speaker 3:

All over.

Speaker 2:

They did the final assembly on them. So you know what and, by the way, my favorite part of the entire city.

Speaker 3:

Oh, I knew you were going to bring it.

Speaker 2:

I got to bring it up. Well, is that the end? We had a table center piece for everybody, a Bundt cake, a miniature, a miniature Bundt cake. And what flavor did you get? I got the carrot. I think you got the confetti.

Speaker 3:

I did Boy.

Speaker 2:

I'll tell you those Bundt cakes Amazing.

Speaker 3:

They're not being Burbank, but did you see, coming to Burbank Is Bundt cake something Moving into the Empire Center? Oh, okay, well, we might get many Bundt cakes here, we're in trouble.

Speaker 2:

You never realize how good a Bundt cake could be until you actually Well, you know, everybody talks about martinis.

Speaker 3:

Martinis is great, I had today.

Speaker 2:

Well, tea cakes are on list by themselves. They're part of the Heaven on Earth series. Yeah, I've got about 10 things on the Heaven on Earth series, such as a Larry's chili cheeseburger. Yeah, there are certain things that just go on that list that can never be replicated, never be replaced and just are always.

Speaker 3:

I did a ribbon cutting today. Did you know they make mini martino tea cakes, little tiny round. Yeah, really, same topping, bite size, bite size. And you got to do four or five. Let's share that little story. We used to know a guy. I already do four or five, they're regular size. Well, years ago, when we used to hang around late at night, we knew a guy by the name of Ron Segnolian Ronny Ronny.

Speaker 2:

Ronny the pie guy we called him.

Speaker 3:

Yep and he had a route He'd hit Cop.

Speaker 2:

Well, you know all the local restaurants around midnight to 2 am. He had keys to the restaurants. He'd go in deliver the pies or the tea cakes every night.

Speaker 3:

And he would always have. He'd always have a few extras and we would stop him somewhere, usually going down Hollywood way. He would know our vehicles, yep, and he would sell us a box of tea cakes for five bucks, yep, and they were still, they were a pie for five bucks.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, hot.

Speaker 3:

Yep, they were just Ronny oh.

Speaker 2:

I got like I look like this because of my good looks. I mean, put a lot of work into this.

Speaker 3:

You got to do that again. You're now back on camera. Oh, that's all I need to do is, but no, those, you know, when people talk about memories of Burbank, we'll never forget Ronny's Segnolian tea cakes Nope, you know, or Fresh Buys.

Speaker 2:

so Okay, let's move on to Thursday. Park and Rec Board met and during their oral communications many residents came up to talk to them about the pine trees being cut down, and we'll get into that a little later in the show, but that was a big topic there. One of the reports is also about the Starlight Bowl and they showed how the Starlight Bowl made money this year and everything else. We won't get into a lot right now, but I think the Starlight Bowl is the most underused, under-facilitated, under. It's just, it's not modern, it's old. It could be so much more. And every show the city put on this year was basically a garage band or a tribute band. There was no original acts and you have so many acts from the 80s and 90s who play. What did I say? 3,600 seats there around that area Seats, and then, yeah, includes the grass and everything. But it's a perfect venue for your 80s bands and 90s bands who are just going to touring small locations. And they told me before well, we don't want to. We want to keep our ticket prices down. So that's why we get tribute bands, because they're cheap. That's great. I think people will pay a little more to see a band that they kind of grew up with that they could never probably see when they were younger. And I think that to me and the facility itself is so run down. If you want to put money into something, put money in the Starlight Bowl, modernize it, make it ADA capable. That's what was.

Speaker 3:

There was a report done several years ago. The seats, the fiberglass seats, are 100 years old. I mean the facility, the shrubs that are next to the stage. They grew up with little trees. They are now beyond the roof of the stage. I mean the lighting in there. My son is in lighting and it's our kick.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, it's worse than the sound system is even. Well, they bring it in. They have to bring it in, yeah, but I'm just saying we have got this beautiful jewel in our hillside and a private company came in and put a lot of concerts on and got good attendance and they said not one complaint. Was how? Not one complaint for the residence scenario on any show this year. So you tell me why we couldn't put on. The city can't put on 20 shows and they only put on shows from Six shows. Yeah, six shows from June through late.

Speaker 3:

August, mid August.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, the school goes back, Wait, wait. So this is LA. We have good weather many more months of the year, but they say, well, we need to get ready for our Halloween thing, right, well, really, I mean, is that we got to have the Halloween thing? You can't? I tell you it takes two months. I'm going to get into all this later because there's so much to get into on this, but once again, and I think I get it Park and Rec tries, but Park and Rec is wearing too many hats and there's too many things they're trying to do at once and, instead of doing things really well with a dedicated staff, they rotate their staff around to things and it's just Well, let me interject there.

Speaker 3:

Chris Smith is the deputy director and that falls under her. She's been doing it for a lot of years and there's no fault here. I'm not trying to fault anybody. No fault to city employees.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, I'm not trying to blame anybody here. I'm just saying is that we got to redo the entire thing here. You know, we heard with the colony theater well, you know what, the person who's going to do the RFP something happened to Debell and he had to leave the colony and go to Debell and that took eight months so nobody could do the call. You've got 300 people working in Park and Rec and one guy can only do the jobs there. Yeah, how many times do we hear, when somebody takes a week off, oh yeah, we can't. You have to wait until next week when someone's opens back, or what is your favorite line?

Speaker 3:

Let's pull the folder out from last year. Yeah, let's pull the book out from last year and let's do it exactly the same way.

Speaker 2:

There's no. What can we do to make it special this year?

Speaker 3:

There's, let's do what we did last year, when they have the egress and degress out of there, that place can be emptied. July 4th I witnessed it. It's a few minutes of a traffic problem.

Speaker 2:

Do you know one of the tribute bands actually did have better attendance in the 4th of July?

Speaker 3:

Yeah, I saw that.

Speaker 2:

The 4th of July doesn't even sell the ball out anymore.

Speaker 3:

Yeah. So, but we'll talk about that further down.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, that's going to be a new subject we're going to work on down the line here, but Between, that and trees. That's on my radar. That is on my radar the Starlight Bowl. It's not mismanaged, but it's not managed the way it could be and it's not. We made $20,000 on it this year or whatever it was. That's great, but we could make $200,000. And we put a dollar surcharge on every ticket that's sold by. Bring it a private producer in to run it. Well, what did you say down at SoFi? Sofi or the forum, or staples, they all put on a dollar surcharge on the tickets. That A pays for city services wear and tear but also goes into the city's budgets and it's a windfall. I mean, that's why the city fought for that football stadium so much, because they knew it was a windfall. So, all right, we'll get into it later. I mean I just think it just bothers me that it could be some. I mean, look at the Hollywood Bowl. People go there for air. They don't care what the event is or how much it costs, it sells out every time.

Speaker 3:

My son talked to me last night. He's been working at CBS down on Beverly Hills and doing dancing with the stars and he comes home Not a lot of many ways. You can get to Burbank, oh, and he goes by the Bowl.

Speaker 2:

You better get there while it shows in progress, because if it's afterward, you're right. Yeah, it's traffic city.

Speaker 3:

Yep, so we'll talk about Starlight Bowl, because we have I know there's a gentleman out there that has made a proposal and again, the city is.

Speaker 2:

Well, I'll try to do a whole separate podcast on it.

Speaker 3:

That's a good idea.

Speaker 2:

Because, I think it's something that people should really understand, you know.

Speaker 3:

We have a lot of podcasts going. Well, we do, and you know what the comments that we're getting? People are listening to it. I'm surprised.

Speaker 2:

We enjoyed doing this, but I'm surprised. I'm glad people listen, though. I'm glad we're trying to give them information. Maybe they didn't know, and now we can go on.

Speaker 3:

No offense, but I think I know there's a lot more people listening to a podcast and listening to Barney the baseball cop or whatever his Barney the baseball cop. Or whatever his new term is.

Speaker 2:

Barney baseball oh, that's who it is. Well, guess what Tonight's gonna be Frank Football.

Speaker 3:

Oh great, I was told I got calls about that that we didn't talk about.

Speaker 2:

Well, let me tell you what that's getting more reviews than our show is.

Speaker 3:

That's not true. We do have, I think, our last looking at some of our numbers, we got over 5,000.

Speaker 2:

We're talking about on the podcast there. Yeah, but yeah, we've had over 5,000 downloads on our podcast in what six months now?

Speaker 3:

so Isn't this? People like to listen to this when they're out walking. You gotta like people?

Speaker 2:

No, absolutely not. We appreciate the comments. We appreciate when people say I've always said so, but really you listen to this. Oh how great. I mean it's great, let's go to fry real fast. Friday we had a check-passing ceremony at the Armenian Youth Center. $100,000 check from how much In there, changing the ding-ding, what we do? We have that, of course. We have a $100,000 check from that. Laura Friedman presented on behalf of the taxpayers of California to the Armenian Youth Center and you were there for the check-passing.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, that was. You know, a lot of people don't realize. On Santanita, at Akiah Way, there is a building there that is the Armenian Youth Center and there are kids there every day basketball, volleyball, there's classes that go on. Yeah, well, you dream.

Speaker 2:

Now, is it Armenian only, or is it any kid in the neighborhood? There's other kids that go there.

Speaker 3:

That's great but apparently the roof leaks so the tiles are fallen. It needs a roof. They're going to put solar in to save some electricity and the city will get some of that. So Laura Friedman, the people she met with, the sarcas and some other people there's two Armenian groups in Burbank and they From that center. They met with Laura Friedman and they learned how to go through the grant process and they applied and Laura made sure she was there and presented them a check for $100,000.

Speaker 2:

Okay, wow.

Speaker 3:

And we'll have the story. Well, the story is as soon as they sent us some paperwork. I was there to shoot it and they always you know it's funny, I go to that. I've been to that place many times. Last time it was pouring down rain and I remember David L'Oreal got a picture of me literally French you were not a happy camper. Oh, I was not a happy camper. But you know what? I walk in the door and they always shove food in my face.

Speaker 2:

There you go Now. That's why we look like we do Fresh fruit.

Speaker 3:

They always say, ross, go eat, go eat, you know. So I'm grateful for all of our Armenian friends that have kids that go to that center and it's a great place that deserved $100,000 of our money.

Speaker 2:

This weekend. I gain credit. You know one of our very gracious sponsors on our website, our advertisers who have been with us for a long time and we really appreciate them. They put it. They put their pumpkin patch on Saturday, I believe, and you stopped by, didn't you?

Speaker 3:

Yes, that sounds sad. I had to think my weekend was a blur. I covered so much. Yeah, they, in that auxiliary parking lot to the west of Green Credit Union, 1800 Magnolia, they had I don't know how many vendors selling their wares. They brought in a truck full of pumpkins. I got there a little late because I had to cover something else. They went through several hundred pumpkins and that money went to a local scout troop.

Speaker 2:

That's good.

Speaker 3:

And gain again. They did, they're doing. Remember, we covered the art show that was there. They had some really cool pumpkins.

Speaker 2:

They do a lot of community events. You know and you meet the same thing A lot of community events at UME.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, so it was a very, very successful. We'll have a follow-up story in my Burbank the next day or so and then the next day On.

Speaker 2:

Sunday at Burbank High, somebody dropped their golf ball. In fact, somebody dropped their golf balls more like how many? Did you say 5,000? Yeah 5,000 golf balls got dropped from the top of a Burbank fire truck. Not an engine a truck because it has the equipment.

Speaker 3:

it has the Just ask Heather, the difference? Yes.

Speaker 2:

Remember now trucks don't have water.

Speaker 3:

They took what they did and again, you know the Kiwanis Fun Day is what it was and they sold the long-term erosas. As a fundraiser, you could buy a golf ball. They had so many.

Speaker 2:

they had what's called a stoke basket, that's a big basket that the firefighters go up in to put the fire out right.

Speaker 3:

Rescue people Right. They dropped the balls three times, dropped the balls out and there was a stake and a tie. The winner, which we will have in our story, $1,500. But the animal shelter was there, the police department was there, given an obstacle course. There was a car show I got a picture of. The pink kitty cruiser was out there, the bear cat was out there and I never knew the animal shelter now has, besides the big dog, they have a big kitty cat too. Oh, so we got pictures of that. But you talk about, you think about the last time you went to a driving range and there's a couple hundred balls out in the field, 5,000 balls on the upper field at Burbank High.

Speaker 2:

That old, that field that they can't use for anything. Yeah, so it's a, they finally found a purpose for it. And then also, this weekend, providence, st Joseph's, had a reunion of the children, I guess, who were born in the neonatal unit.

Speaker 3:

The Nick unit, they could fit for short. And everybody knows these terms. Nick is a neonatal intensive care unit and I guess before COVID they used to have a reunion of these kids. These are kids that are preemies, right, and they're born.

Speaker 2:

Who are worried about? Will they make it or not? And of course they've made it and having great lives now.

Speaker 3:

I will tell you, my sister was a neonatal nurse, not at St Joe's. I visited her once or twice and I have seen babies the size of my hand be born and they live there's. You know, I know what the chances are now with medical history and medical procedures. These kids all live. They had a reunion at St Joe's. I didn't make it. We were invited. I was covered in too many other things. But congratulations to all those parents that worried night and day and your kids were in the neonatal section and St Joe's is one of the better neonatal sections I can say. My two granddaughters were born at St Joe's.

Speaker 2:

Okay, well, with that, we're going to take a quick commercial break and we'll be back with you for the week that will be.

Speaker 1:

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Speaker 2:

And we're back. In fact, we actually have a, possibly a couple of advertisers that want to start with us, and that's exciting. In fact, why didn't we give you some gifts to give out also to our listeners? So stand by if that may be next week.

Speaker 3:

Well, people are, you know, picking up on our podcast and I'll tell you when I'm out at the state of the city people will say loving the podcast.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, I can't believe. When people keep up to me, it's like never one. How do you know who I was? I guess my ugly mug on the stupid camera now which?

Speaker 3:

Well, if you notice, folks, we lived him up a little better. We changed the F stop on the camera. You can now see he really does have a goatee and he combed his hair. Did I comb my hair? This time you have more than me, so I noticed it.

Speaker 2:

So Well, let's see. Today we had we woke up to a house fire on East San Jose, reported in a bedroom, a bedroom. We caught fire and first engine in reported smoke coming from the side of the house. You know no flames visible, but there was smoke and they took about an hour. And, yeah, first of all Simon plus a couple of engines were dispatched. Also, you know, you got there real quick and well, I got there after. But you got there enough to see the somebody's holding a hose.

Speaker 3:

Well, I got holding the hose and saw the occupant, that is, fire department jumped on it. It was reported as a house fire. Burbank sends a full alarm assignment, which is two engines, a truck, two trucks, a battalion chief and as soon as now, with mutual aid, they had a Glendale engine come in, they had a Glendale battalion chief come in and then the incident commander of this incident, as soon as he heard that there was smoke, he rolls two additional engines and additional paramedics. So they were well prepared. It's what they call a contents fire. Something in the room was on fire. They moved in, got the fire out, never extended or moved into the attic Cause that's when-.

Speaker 2:

That's the. That's the. It's in the attic.

Speaker 3:

You're in trouble, but they they a quick knockdown. We didn't get a dollar value on loss, but there was no injuries. The two occupants of the house were out. Engine 11 was first in truck 11. They did a heck of a job Burbank guys always do. Who's your BC?

Speaker 2:

today.

Speaker 3:

Garcia.

Speaker 2:

Okay.

Speaker 3:

Very good, but I got there as I was going to another event and got a couple of shots and it's always good to see our guys are the best, our firefighters are the best.

Speaker 2:

Well, also today we had our one of our favorite commissions, the the Standwell, burbank Standwell Commission. They met at six o'clock and they're a big thing. Today they had a few things in the agenda. Their big thing was the. Amber Durand from the Burbank Recycle Center came in and they were introduced the single use foodware, plastics, toxics and litter reduction ordinance that the council is going to get in September or actually this is September, this is October.

Speaker 3:

I guess they're I guess they asked for a little extension.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, they asked for a little extension, I guess. Yeah, I just kind of copied and pasted it I'm reading that as to wait a second September one. She said no, not next September.

Speaker 1:

Well, you remember.

Speaker 2:

They'll get it probably, you know, in a couple of weeks.

Speaker 3:

They said before the end of the year.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, and we went to that meeting a couple weeks ago.

Speaker 3:

Well, you know, I was just gonna say we went to that meeting. Every time I get a container, now I'd look what number it is. It's funny.

Speaker 2:

Well, you know what we're gonna bring Amber. She was in for a podcast before with women of Burbank, with Ashley, ashley, but we're gonna bring her in for an issues podcast and talk about this, you know, because it's gonna be a big change for residents and you know they'll be caught off guard a little bit about what they're gonna be doing and how they're going to be.

Speaker 3:

you know what kind of plastics and but you and I attended one meeting, two hours maybe, or two hours maybe, and it's funny how your brain resonates of you know what we can use and what we can't use.

Speaker 2:

Well, here's my big takeaway, which I think is gonna shock a lot of people Any restaurant that has 31 or more seats will have to use reusable silverware Real stuff, real stuff. So that means you go to McDonald's, you're gonna use a knife and a fork. That's metal. You're not gonna use a plastic one. So either two things will happen Either they'll have to put in a dishwasher and have somebody you know clean the utensils, or two they'll have to take seating out and get low 30 seats in the restaurant.

Speaker 3:

I don't think people realize we make a lot of trash and we only have so much place to put it. You know we used to sell plastics to have stuff remade and so forth. Well, things are changing.

Speaker 2:

Well, plastics can't be recycled. Oh, it's plastic recycling. Well, not always, you know so.

Speaker 3:

What did we learn that day that the machinery at Burbank?

Speaker 2:

That's not recognized black black utensils when you see a black fork, a black knife, plastic knife, burbank. Recycling cannot.

Speaker 3:

It'll take it but it won't be recycled. That was, I went out and got some food yesterday at a new place here in town and it was a cardboard reusable cardboard and they put a piece of paper inside to keep it from draining through. But I noticed they used bread to sop up anything that was inside and it had a plastic lid on it. But again, I noticed.

Speaker 2:

Well, you know it might cost you an extra quarter, 50 cents a meal. But you know what? In the long run we got to do something. We can't just keep going the way we are. So we'll get hammer in. For you know, once this comes on the council agenda and gets you know, maybe after the first reading and before the second reading we'll have her on.

Speaker 3:

Well, you know real, real quickly. I would just think, greg, people that move into Burbank, you just take your trash right, like you know, put in the trash can outside. You don't have to think about it. You're in a department that company recycles, but for residents, we have our own landfill, we have our own recycle center and all this stuff is now required. Burbank's a full-service community.

Speaker 2:

Well, these are all state laws are coming in too. We're not just doing this on our own. I mean, this is all state laws that we're getting practically in front of. Yep, well, let's see. Also, today the Transportation Commission met and one of the things on their agenda was discuss the review, the draft of the Rancho Providence, the Neighborhood Protection Plan. Basically, this is we call the Raising Canes Fallout and because of Raising Canes that they've had to do they call Neighborhood Protection in that area and they've already done, you know, street closures and no parking and everything else. So the recommendations that they're gonna put send to the council is to maintain the speed humps that were put in on Rees Place, maintain and keep the parking permit program on Rees Place and Orchard and maintain and keep the temporary Orchard Drive Closure for one additional year. Right now Orchard Drive, you cannot drive down it, it's closed off. But for one more year keep it closed. Also, recommend a couple of additional locations for speed humps in the area to kind of stop on the speeding. But they also recommend no additional street closures too. But I want to make comment here.

Speaker 3:

The reason some people are saying why are we still talking about this? It's still a problem in there. It's still a problem in there.

Speaker 2:

Those people still live there, you know.

Speaker 3:

But they have opened the new Raising Cane outside of Burbank. That has reduced the number of people coming here. But, as you and I know, we went to Tally Rand a couple of weeks ago and she has a note there for her customers that you can now park on Rees.

Speaker 2:

Yes, in the mornings Go to breakfast for her. In the mornings, but not later at night, exactly so the city is trying to, they're trying to help her.

Speaker 3:

Work it out.

Speaker 2:

And, by the way, that Texas toasted Raising Cane. Yeah, it's pretty good, but you know what? There's nothing else there that if I saw a line of more than three cars, whatever, get me to drive in that drive through. I don't think it's, it's. It's chicken, people, it's just chicken. You got down Chick-fil-A. I think the Chick-fil-A might be a little better than Raising Cane as far as the quality of the chicken, but hey, teach his own.

Speaker 3:

They have a marketing method of getting kids teenagers, yep, you know, early 20s, that just flock.

Speaker 2:

They'll grow up someday. Don't get a pallet. Yeah, moving on, we got it. Tomorrow the city council is going to meet, that's a favorite day of the week. Yeah, now, we talked about the pine trees earlier and one thing is on their, on their their closed session, which is where the council meets with the city attorneys. Only they're going to talk about a lawsuit that's been filed by guardians of the pines they're an unincorporated association versus the city of Burbank Undoubtedly about the pine trees are being taken out on Niagara. We don't have much more than that. We're going to try to find out more because but the city usually does not talk about ongoing litigation.

Speaker 3:

Well, they don't talk about litigation, but we did a podcast or two ago. They had a forester come in and literally say I don't know the honesty.

Speaker 2:

the people in the meeting at the park and river saying why haven't you gotten a second? If you're going to have a surgery, a major surgery, you get a second opinion. Why not get a second? And I kind of agree with that. I can't, why not? It's saying that's this big and it means so much people, why not get that second opinion?

Speaker 3:

You know, but the city this. I read that report, 76 pages. You know, tell me not, I don't have a life. But honestly, they came up with four pine trees that need to be immediately removed. That if we have a big storm we're going to be in trouble. But you drive down Magnolia this week and last week, in front of Pinocchio's or Monte Carlos, that tree that had a four foot base is no longer there.

Speaker 2:

Well, this has been a program on every and about every once a year we get somebody saying they're taking the trees out of Magnolia, and yet we've had stories on it saying this is what they're doing. It's a five to six year project. They're removing, you know, 10, 15 trees every year and replanting with new trees because the roots are tearing the sidewalks up.

Speaker 3:

Well, I did a ribbon cutting what last week at the three sisters right looked across street and I literally said to somebody look at the canopy, what they call the canopy. It went from over the businesses to the middle of Magnolia. Great for shade, I will agree. But you know what? Where those rain, the fire department has to worry about all those flat roofs because the leaves fall on the roof.

Speaker 2:

And then what they do? They block the drain, yep, and it rains when it's like we get a snowpack on a roof. It's the same kind of weight, exactly.

Speaker 3:

So the city is. You know they've had Magnolia. I think this is what the oh, fifth or eighth, ninth year that they've cut down so many in the year.

Speaker 2:

They don't want to, they have to. This is something you know. Nobody wants to do, that I mean, but they have to because of all the different reasons and some people don't realize the city doesn't want to be sued every other day about their trees.

Speaker 3:

Well, when you go out and your car has been smashed, or your house, but also in the 40s and 50s, when they're planted, they weren't thinking about this.

Speaker 2:

How long ago Some of these trees are saying. I'm talking about the ones of Magnolia.

Speaker 1:

Oh right.

Speaker 2:

The ones on yeah, the ones on on Agra, they say are 100 years old. Yeah, they were here, probably before a brew bank.

Speaker 3:

Well, I wonder who, when they cut those trees down, who stood there and count the circles?

Speaker 2:

We actually have a. We actually have a pine tree in our backyard and I found a picture of Burbank in like 1923 or something and this house was built in 1942. But in this whole area there's no, it's just empty area. But there's that tree sitting there. We're talking about 100 years ago that I could see that tree. I go, that's where my house is going to be someday. It's the same tree that's still sitting there over 100 years later.

Speaker 3:

So you think about it. You're a homeowner.

Speaker 2:

That tree in a big rainstorm comes down and knocks your roof and gives you we're actually having a trim in two weeks and the bill is around $4,500 just to have it trimmed. And we do that about every three to four years.

Speaker 3:

It's funny, my friend David Lorell, who is a columnist for the leader. He ran some pictures last week. He had all his trees. I think it was $5,000 worth of tree. But he said you got to do it.

Speaker 2:

You have to see that once again, the whole. You can't get a whole landlord tenant thing but landlords If they need trees trimmed on the property, the tenants not paying for that. The landlord is now I'm paying $4,500 to have this tree is trimmed. If I was renting, how many, how many months would take me to get the rent back just for that alone?

Speaker 3:

So I mean yeah but you have to take in consideration. We have a big storm, we are.

Speaker 2:

Oh yeah, we have to be responsible, If you were tenant and you got knocked out of your apartment. That landlord has to put you up and all the stuff you know is that before, after they sue you. So yeah, If I had an ADU, I would probably be a lot more worried.

Speaker 3:

So we kind of wonder what the in closed session.

Speaker 2:

That's in closed session and they're also going to talk about their negotiators, going to talk about the contract with the Burbank BP away Burbank Police Officers Association. They're up for their contract.

Speaker 3:

Well, that's, that's bonding.

Speaker 2:

I'm gonna talk about it it was about one year ago that the fire department was going on negotiations and we did a lot of. I Did an opinion piece also on that, saying We've got to pay our fire department top dollar. I don't care if it's more. I mean, I don't pay more taxes as a homeowner, I don't pay more. But you know what Some things you got to pay for, and a fire, a great fire department, is one of those and they gave him a great contract. They're very happy now.

Speaker 3:

You got to take care of our police officers because, well, I know they did quite a bit with their pensions and they made quite a bit a Craig. You witnessed it last week. You met, you saw, when we were in the police lobby I saw a young officer who we would like to keep here.

Speaker 2:

Yes, we don't 25 30 years Marino and we don't want to lose a guy like that somebody like that.

Speaker 3:

He's new. He's been on the street for maybe a year. You don't want him to look at another department. That's offer no more. Our city needs to negotiate with BP OA. I know you and I are both supportive and they really can't.

Speaker 2:

We got it. We can't just give them what the other cities are paying. We got to do better, we got to do it. So not only are they happy, but they don't want to look anywhere else.

Speaker 3:

And you remember, years ago people would love to work in Burbank, stay here or make a career of 20 30 year career. Because you look at it.

Speaker 2:

You, you put somebody through the, through the Academy. They go through the Sheriff's Academy and that cost Burbank money. And Then you sit there and you got it. For one year you do training and then there's ongoing training for a couple years and During that time they're also getting experience. And then similar department says, hey, you know, we'll give you $20,000 going over to our department and all of a sudden now we've lost all that investment and you know we've lost that experience. And it's just, we fixed that through fire department. We're not losing people anymore. People are staying in the foot. Do it for the police department now to take care of those people. Pay them a little more. I get it. And, by the way, I just found out last week that an old player, vine, ricky Perez, is now a Burbank police officer. So shout out to Ricky. I haven't talked to him yet. If you're out there, ricky, give me a call you know, we people move to Burbank.

Speaker 3:

You know used to be the schools, but they come here for city safety services. Yeah, where else can you pick up a phone? I remember I think it was either but over them or Mike Davis. Pick up a phone, you dial a three-number digit number and you are guaranteed To see whatever service you called at your front door within three minutes. Yeah, well, we need to pay those people well absolutely On the council agenda.

Speaker 2:

There's not to be a report coming from the airport authority. I'm sure they're gonna talk about the progress of the replacement turnable.

Speaker 3:

Well, they also. I saw on a report there's a lot a QMD Right reusable. They're talking about the solar panels that they want to put on the ritzy. That's a big long-term project.

Speaker 2:

The Ritzie is the parking structure over at Avon and how you way correct.

Speaker 3:

And then the Replacement terminal is really really moving along, I mean the icon, yeah the icon and it will be an icon. Hope for all around for that grand opening.

Speaker 2:

You know we go be going to the icon for a flight Legend. Okay, um Council is also gonna adapt, adopt I should say I think this is their second reason this times it gets adopted the Drive-thru restaurant Ordnance. So basically You're gonna have a restaurant, a right, and a current drive-thru restaurant closes for over three months. They're gonna have to reapply and get a CUP, which is a conditional use permit to reopen and the public input or not. If they should reopen it as a drive-through, there's gonna be restrictions and they call stacking. So we have to have a minimum length of 300 feet, as Measured along the central lines, the point of entry or the beginning of a drive-through lane to the center of the farthest service window. That's called the stacking distance.

Speaker 3:

That was also a mouthful.

Speaker 2:

Yes, and there's also for new drive-throughs. The drive-through lane shall be a separate lane from the circulation routes and aisles necessary for egress, ingress, egress from the property, for access to any off-street parking spaces. Which means if you look at In and out right now, they would blocked out 10, 15 parking places so they can have cars line up. So now you've lost that parking. You look at the Taco Bell, over on Magnolia the Magnolia and I think it's rose and if you park and go inside the Taco Bell and there's a line of cars in the drive-through and you go out, you can't back your car out because there's cars blocking you. So there's a lot of things that they know. Of course, existing restaurants that are open drive-throughs, business as usual. This is all be for all new restaurants, I'll new drive-throughs that want to come in. And once again, thank you raising canes, because you have really raised some cane in our city.

Speaker 3:

Well, you know, for convenience, and I get it. Mommies with kids two kids asleep in the backseat.

Speaker 2:

Or people who can't walk very well. Yeah, I mean the. I know one of them very well going through line.

Speaker 3:

I know so many parents that you know will go to do, will find a drive-through. But Burbank's had to change how things operate. Yeah, years ago. Hey, I could tell you when Bob's, when I lived, when Bob with the freeway was new, my sister back in 63, on a Friday night the line from Bob's would come out to pass Avenue and if it got past the freeway off ramp, you know, would take you an hour to get Bob's. This is no new problem, folks. 63 is a couple years ago.

Speaker 2:

I remember back in the day to go park in the drive-through at Bob's, you'd have to go in and you'd the queue line would go to the old parking lot, around the old parking lot down and around. And yeah, I mean, you know my parents would sit in that line because I wanted to get a Bob's big boy and they would sit in that line for me and go through, they get a car hop service. But you know they don't have that nowadays whatsoever. But you know, now you have it They've. In fact they don't even have a drive-through anymore, which I think is sad.

Speaker 3:

I it's so we have to block, we have to blame Dorothy and and Gordon on.

Speaker 1:

Gordon.

Speaker 3:

Gordon, on that weight, in that line, in that station wagon which you owned Until your dad passed away.

Speaker 2:

I remember seeing that brown card cutting button around town absolutely the last thing with the the, the new Ordnance is that new restaurants can only be able to 60 am to 10 pm Unless it's proved as part of their condition use permit. They're also gonna have a public hearing on ad use. Okay, and ad use are are either the accessory dwelling units that everybody's putting their house, their backyards now, and they're gonna change it around to Basically match the state laws that are in place, and Burbank's ordinances conflict with state laws, and a local ordinance and state law come together. The state law always has presidents, because state laws it's like a federal law beats state law. Well, state law beats a, a local law, just like a full house beats a flush. That's gonna be doing it. Oh, they're gonna. They're gonna have a consideration, and this shows you how long, sometime, it takes to get things on the agenda. Council member Sharon Springer. I'd requested the opportunity for the council to consider the installation of an Armenian genocide memorial at the front of City Hall, and you know the Armenian, the Armenian community, will pay for it, but it's. They want to have it for a genocide remembers day on April 24th every year, but they want the at in front of the City Hall, which is a historical building and then have it, have the, the monument put there. So this is something brought on by Sharon Springer and no member of the camp. Yeah, I am Constantine. Anthony and Nick Schultz were part of that council back then, but that that's at least 10 10 months old, maybe a year old by now, and so that they're gonna talk about that and see well, I would like to hear some input on that, because I know there are other things in front of Burbank City Hall.

Speaker 3:

And it's not that I'm against memorials no, absolutely but something like this, you have to think.

Speaker 2:

We're gonna have a 9-11 memorial there. Are we gonna have now maybe you know, sad to say maybe an Israeli Memorial?

Speaker 3:

there. Well, we're going to do a dedication next month. At point of vista park of Matthew Pavelka. I just saw the invite for November 11th of. There's now a plaque and a flagpole.

Speaker 2:

I'm not. I'm not against any of this, but the problem is is that if you're gonna give it to one group, you're gonna have to give it to all the groups and and every group is well-meaning and well-deserved. But at what point does it all of a sudden start to diminish what the one purpose, one purpose is? So I don't know. I don't know what the answer this is. It's time to the council's gonna have to take up and I think the next item that we have on our note.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, this is something from back in.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, I think this is back from the From pride month right right. I should say game. It's the alphabet month, Like I call it. You know it's got so many alphabets right, plus and minuses and everything else and I wish they'd come up with one easy pronounced name that takes it all into account. I'm all supportive of it, but it's just hard to remember. Make sure you don't leave a letter out or something you know anyhow. But you know you look at I've looked at City Hall for years and years.

Speaker 3:

I remember before they had pine trees in front of the City Hall. You know you put flags Again. You and I have been on that roof.

Speaker 2:

Let's talk about what they're considering. They want to talk about the procedure for flag and light displays on City property and just right now, only certain things can be put on the flag poles and you know they wouldn't be able to put different organizations on. And they're talking about do we need to put a new flagpole in? They said right now that the Right now in the city of Burbank that city owned property, there are 21 facilities that have a single flagpole. Two facilities boast three flag poles and one facility has a pair of flag poles.

Speaker 3:

Why isn't a pair the same as two? Oh, never mind.

Speaker 2:

You don't eat the parents, it's a-.

Speaker 3:

But I have a question. Last week, when this Israeli conflict, Los Angeles City Hall lit up in blue like that yeah, Two weeks before that, there was something else lit up in orange for that.

Speaker 2:

And the airport does it too. Right, the yeah, those things they put in for the Olympics that were temporary, that are still going today, right, and it'll be there for the next Olympics.

Speaker 3:

I will say and I like the colors on Burbank City Hall. But there's now new technology, there's LEDs, yeah, and you can just plug, push a button. Push a button and turn whatever color you wanna turn. And for many years the guys used to go up there and put a piece of gel paper over all the life let's. Maybe when they look at this they should look at-.

Speaker 2:

Modernizing their lighting systems.

Speaker 3:

They wanna do things like this Exactly.

Speaker 2:

Absolutely. I mean, look at all the sports stadiums. Now They've all changed their LED lighting to now they can go off and on and blink and everything. Back in the old days you turned the lights off in a stadium, you had to wait 20 minutes for them to regenerate and go back on again. Now you can Dodgers at home run. The stadium starts blinking all over the place.

Speaker 3:

Well, it's also. It was signed by, I think, governor Schwarzenegger several years ago. Incandescent bulbs are no more LED. Which LED lighting meeting diodes burn for about 100,000 hours. You put something in and that's expensive. It's expensive, but also think about Well, but it's less expensive than the one we run them.

Speaker 2:

You know what I mean, and I think our street lights have all gone to LEDs, so it's not like we're not using LEDs, or maybe we're not using them in a place we could use them, and you know what. Once again, if it's what costs 10 or $20,000, replace all these lights with a nice color thing that we can do in terms of turmoil or support or whatever. I have no problem. Sometimes the flagpole thing might be a little different, because now you have to erect flag poles and everything else, but it's easy to change lights to supportive colors at nighttime.

Speaker 3:

Well, you remember, every year you have me go out and shoot. The fire department has a day that they do water and power building all the fire stations. Warner Brothers does the tower, disney does their tower. So there are a lot of events that weren't changing the color of the building, but let's get it working. So it's pretty easy to do with technology.

Speaker 2:

Well, that's it for the council meeting. Let's move on to Wednesday. We've got a police commission meeting Now a couple of weeks ago, and then, with the police commission and the city council met together. The president of the police commission I can't remember. You know his name Holmes, yeah.

Speaker 3:

He stood up and said Not president, he's the chairman.

Speaker 2:

The chairman of the police commission stood up and told the council all these things, the police commissioners and everyone was a report they got and every report they got took staff hours to put together, staff hours to present and after they got each one of those reports, what they do with those reports. They said Thank you very much Thank you very much Moving on and so, once again, we start off this next meeting with a presentation that they want on the MET teams, you know, which is the mental health evaluation teams and Street Plus. So there are. I'm sure they had to put a report together. They'll deliver the report and then you know it always says on the agenda and then what recommendations, if any, do you want to give? Of course, there'll be no recommendations, so just be. Oh, thank you for the report, thanks for using all your staff time and out, you know.

Speaker 3:

Didn't they?

Speaker 2:

move on.

Speaker 3:

I brought this up yesterday to one of the commissioners I won't say the name because you know, but we talked about it and there's many things that they do at their meeting. He just shakes his head. He cannot believe. You know, there's a lot of oh disagreement amongst our commissioners and it's unfortunate, and I think some of it and real issues aren't even being talked about.

Speaker 2:

That's just for us really should be the encryption of radios and that we can no longer list to any Burring police calls and we don't know what's going on and we can't help residents saying, hey, there's something in the area, you need to lock your door. We can't speak, we have no, and guess what? That was never brought to the commission, never talked about with the commission, but good as a commission.

Speaker 3:

Okay, tonight we're recording this and we before we were working on our show notes, folks real time LAPD put out. We heard somebody with a gunshot wound went to Providence St Joe's and then we listened to North Hollywood LAPD Maybe had an active shooter incident shooting incident.

Speaker 2:

Two to three victims, at least one fatality at the scene. Folks, none of it was encrypted.

Speaker 3:

None of it was delayed. We heard the officers talking when he said I have a victim with several gunshot wounds that turned out to be a dead body. We heard it as it was happening. There is no reason. I mean it's just frustrating. I know we've met with the chief and they're trying to work things out, but we want to keep our community informed. That is our purpose. I've said that from day one.

Speaker 2:

There was a situation today where I guess there was a bomb threat made with the LARC diocese for all the Catholic schools in.

Speaker 3:

LA County Right.

Speaker 2:

And I guess St Finbar I still don't know Maybe they were evacuated or they closed the school or whatever happened. But a lot of people were saying what's going on? I went to the police, social media not a word. Now, later I got an email, for after I put that out, I got an email from the police department and said well, here's what happened. There was a bomb threat and some of the schools you know contact the archdiocese for more information. Well, you know, it'd been nice if Burbank PD since we can't listen, we can't tell people, hey, it's all out of control, don't worry, you know. I think Burbank PD could have put out there's been a bomb threat or something at all, the county and for precaution's sake, we have a police presence, everything is fine, there's no. Just let people know that there's no problem, there's no active problem. Because they see four or five police units out of school, what's the first thing in their minds? Oh my God, we have a shooting there or something. That's the way our society is nowadays.

Speaker 3:

So it's unfortunate with social media, you know.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, people just come off of the right of way.

Speaker 3:

I will say I got several texts myself from people that texts me asking me questions and it's unfortunate that we can't get and supply them information in a timely manner.

Speaker 2:

The police- say, well, call our watch commanders and get there and get you know. I mean so every time we hear something, we're supposed to call the watch commander and get in from you know, I don't know, I think the chief is trying his best, but I think right now we're in a situation Well, and I said before when LAPD were going encrypted and all of a sudden now every news station could not hear any more police calls and the helicopters couldn't hear pursuits and all you'd watch. All those major news media start suing. It's starting to legal action. That's what it's gonna take Cause right now. You know, okay, cbs or NBC, they can't hear Burbank. You know what? They don't care. They don't listen to Burbank much. Anyway, what goes on in Burbank to them, but to us it's our world, but to them they don't really care. You know what they do they follow our tweets.

Speaker 3:

There, burbank is a hundred and what? 10,000 at night, during the day, when we put out stuff, 240,000. And what is our Twitter following? As of today, 48,100. So a lot of people follow us because they want to know what's going on in town and when your local law enforcement wants to shut out the community, this is how they do it. Let's go encrypted. I get why they did it.

Speaker 2:

No, we understand, we agree with why they did it, but there needs to be a medium and right now, if we got a extremely delayed radio signal, that's still not gonna help at the moment, but we're gonna. We're trying to work it out with the chief. The chief is very understanding. The chief met us for over an hour. We were very grateful for his time, but it sounds like it is what it is.

Speaker 3:

Well, you know back. Let's get back to our show notes the presentation of the mental health valuation team. The chairman of the Burbank Police Commission works for LA County Mental Health. We can't get a clinician, so we can have two teams. We have a budget Budgeted.

Speaker 2:

The vehicle, everything. But we can't get a second team. So we have one team that works X amount of hours and when they're off the clock there's no, the police officers in the field and the fire department people. No help from mental health at all, and I do want to say that I did read.

Speaker 3:

There was a very lengthy report that was issued today in the city manager notes. I believe it was Constantine Anthony who asked for the report of mental health being shifted to the fire department and if you want, we won't bring it up here, but if you want to read the report, it's online and the fire department is adamantly against it because there's confidentiality, there's a lot of things, and I totally get it.

Speaker 2:

I understand why he asked for it, because the pair of makes will treat these people, but it's the police who are dealing with them. On a more like an officer Moreno, they're not calling paramedics for the man in the station who was worried that the world was gonna get him.

Speaker 3:

Well, today was a good example. I heard Buena Vista and Olive at the gas station got dispatched as a mental health item. So they rolled engine 15, engine 15 requested PD Cause the guy was sitting in his car drunk. Now didn't need an engine company to tell them that. But it just kind of gets me everything now with this mental health. And I remember when firefighters went on fire calls, 98% of their calls were up there.

Speaker 2:

Like I said, if there was a met team available and Officer Moreno could have been able to call them in to work with that person, he would have been back on the streets repressing crime, possible crime. Instead, he was, and I admire what he did, but you know what I don't think that's what he signed up for was to spend 20 minutes with a person who was thinking that, you know, he was in danger. So I think that's why you need these met teams and we need to get our people back on the streets where they belong.

Speaker 3:

you know, our first responders you and I go back to the day two seven, two East Olive. They didn't have canines, they didn't have SWAT, they didn't have mental health evaluation teams, they didn't have this specialized unit. Now law enforcement has changed quite a bit.

Speaker 2:

We also remember when they used to put the homeless in the back of a police car and give them that free ride to Hollywood.

Speaker 3:

Yeah.

Speaker 2:

And those are, and I mean and back. It was a different time. That would never happen today.

Speaker 3:

Can't do that today, no it would never happen. Okay, but there was only one last thing, I think the update oh no, the traffic is a bureau Making a presentation on, I'm back to school traffic. Once again, commissioners, I'm telling you personally, if you're a commissioner, go sit in front of Burbank High some any day of the week, commissioners, if you want to see what's happening instead of getting a report from a traffic officer.

Speaker 2:

Go sit in front of school at 2.30 or 3 o'clock and watch all the problems.

Speaker 3:

You'll find out a lot more than you're gonna hear from that report. I am sorry. These commissioners are appointed and sometimes I listen to the reports again. They thank everybody. They're very informative. Oh yeah, great report, but it also took that officer an hour or two to prepare it. And then what do they do with it?

Speaker 2:

It always says on the agenda have discussion and recommendations, if any, by the commission. Well, what's the last time they recommended something to the council? I mean one time a year, maybe, I don't know Well go on to the next one, because that's another one. Update discussion and recommendations, if any, on the effects of the LA County Task Force towards smash and grab deaths. The task force that we have never heard one thing about from the Burbank Police Department and I guess they're on part of the task force, but they have never put a thing out saying anything about the task force. If they've been involved in anything, if it's been part of, the rest has gone on. We have not heard one word. So I guess we'll hear the report, you know, of what goes on in this task force, that once again it's another project that we know nothing about because we don't get information on it. You know. I mean, okay, can we go ask? Yeah, we could call every day and ask 10 or 20 questions, but that's not how it works sometimes, you know.

Speaker 3:

So I need to comment, ross, or no, it's just frustrating because I would listen to that meeting fully and I know the officers that are always given the reports of the lieutenants and it's like folks, they have a lot more better important stuff to do and if you can't go see for yourself, you know for these commissioners.

Speaker 2:

Let's move on to Thursday. Ross, you're gonna have to. Are we shaking? You have to grab your toupee, are we shaking? Oh, you already shook off, didn't it last year?

Speaker 3:

Oh, wait, wait, wait, wait, my toupee. I lost my toupee in the shakeout last year.

Speaker 2:

Here we go 10, 19 AM on Thursday is once again the great California, not American. They don't have earthquakes in Montana. I guess, yeah, they do. They don't have Montana. Here are those mountains move. What about in Illinois?

Speaker 3:

Oh, they have a lot of wind there.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, I think it's in, who knows?

Speaker 3:

But we've had. It's a great.

Speaker 2:

California shakeout at 10, 19 AM, not 10, 18, not 10, 20, not 10 AM, 10, 19 AM. So I'm sure the schools will participate. The fire department will have a drill and go out and check their district.

Speaker 3:

Well, the fire department St Joe's a lot of Burbank has a very good. But the reason I wanted this put on our show notes folks, we haven't shelken real bad in a long time. Have you checked your water? Have you checked your food supply? You know it's a good reminder. You should be prepared all year long.

Speaker 2:

I was very lucky that somehow I got in a lift. Well, you can always sign up and I was picked this year by the state of California to receive my house to be earthquake bolted and the state paid for it.

Speaker 3:

Not rebolted, bolted, bolted. This house has never been bolted.

Speaker 2:

So the place called the foundation works here in Burbank. I found them and they came and did the work. The state paid for it. In fact, the state inspector, final inspector, is gonna come this next week, but my house is now bolted to the foundation, which I have earthquake insurance and it costs around 8.50 a year. But it's gonna go down now, now that I've had this work done, which is nice so, and it was here's the state program where I pay my taxes and got a benefit from it. So I appreciate that.

Speaker 3:

Well, it's a good week. You know we were several days out. Update your earthquake kit. You know you can buy this stuff anywhere.

Speaker 2:

Go get a new case of water and have a case of water sit in the house.

Speaker 3:

You know you know and you can go to Burbank fire department dot org. And they have what should be in your earthquake kit.

Speaker 2:

We have you know one thing I always have extra, a lot of extra of batteries in all sizes, yep, and by every six months to a year I can recycle through them and replace them.

Speaker 3:

But, and even now, you have a bidet, you need to have toilet paper, because that the power might not work for your bidet.

Speaker 2:

And it's in the hose on either. Okay, we're gonna Friday well getting scary in here the starlight bowl is actually going to be used for something. We're having the heart harvest of horror on Friday and Saturday from 7 to 9 30 pm At the starlight bowl. Cost is five dollars if you're 12 or under, ten dollars if you're 13 over and. But if you walk up you have to go online. If you walk up that night it's an extra couple dollars. Great event, I guess they're gonna have. They had last weekend, this weekend. My questions why don't you have your clothes to Halloween? They're not gonna have it next weekend. It doesn't make any sense to me why you wouldn't have a close to Halloween if it's gonna be a Halloween event.

Speaker 3:

Well, you know our podcast is going out tonight or tomorrow and I've driven. I drove my granddaughter around the other day, last Wednesday. There are a ton of people that are really now that COVID's done, now that a lot of these actors are, these Studio people haven't been working, they've been putting in. I mean, I went to a house a couple of them, I was blown away. So Also, besides, the city wanted Hollywood up there on California nine, 100 block between Clark and Magnolia, they do a haunted house. It is fantastic.

Speaker 2:

We'll get our list places for you for next show. Young professionals are having their mixer at the West Coast Customs on Friday. That should be a really nice event and Young professionals do a lot to try out on the city Rural's on.

Speaker 3:

Brian, let's jump on that real, real fast. The young professionals they have, they're a great group, they're. They're under the opposite of the Chamber of Commerce, they do. They're helping us out on holiday in the park. They've done several. They do several mixers. This one you get to see the inside of West Coast Customs. That's pretty cool so absolutely.

Speaker 2:

Um, we're all done. Broadway's gonna start their three-day run. Are you performing already Saturday and Sunday? I did. You don't hear that. That's not.

Speaker 3:

That's never gonna happen if you, if you want to hear a professional I mean, this is a show that you'd see at the music center.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, I mean it's absolutely amazing, absolutely amazing show. So. Jennings, and it's always sells out, so I would try to get your tickets for for this. This weekend shows leave.

Speaker 3:

you can go to Our web, our website, my burbankcom.

Speaker 2:

There's an ad there with the ad take you, take you right to the ticket page.

Speaker 3:

Yep.

Speaker 2:

This weekend, historical society is having what? The historical society, the historical society is. I'm sorry, I had to throw that there 50th anniversary gala and at the Historical society, which will be a great event.

Speaker 3:

Now I. I saw Don this morning at a ribbon cutting on.

Speaker 2:

Soroni also Roni.

Speaker 3:

Yes, and I asked him if I have to wear my tuxedo, because on the invite, did you notice, it said black evening wear. Oh, my evening wear are shorts and tennis shoes. So Don said they have a great night lined up, great food, and We'll be there in our Fancy clothes.

Speaker 2:

You will be there because I don't have any fancy clothes, nor do I want to buy any fancy clothes, nor do I ever wear fancy clothes. I'm sorry, that's just who I am. I'll be there, we'll cover it if I ever get elected to the US Senate, they'll have a.

Speaker 3:

you'd be part of that dress code, I guess well, we also devon, I think, is gonna be reporting on this. Some people will be able to have a nice story on it.

Speaker 2:

Yep, I'm home. La is having their Cornhole fundraiser at the Nickelodeon playground. Now Ross explained it. With a cornhole fundraiser is please? Because all kinds of well, all kinds of adventures are dancing, dancing around in my head right now.

Speaker 3:

Actually, again, this is a fundraiser for Home LA. This I know they sold out a lot of tickets. I'll have food and drinks and Cornhole is a game that they used to throw, I think, corn. Now it's a weighted bag right into a hole so far and you have a contest and people win. Again, home LA serves Burbank because a lot of people in housing, a lot of these tenants that are getting evicted, home LA has helped so be absolutely, and in Nickelodeon. I think it's just. We are so fortunate that they're lending their, their event, their location for this.

Speaker 2:

So well, that brings us to the end of another show, and Before we can have an end of a show, we have to have the infamous Ross's rant. I do, you know, working with a sound effect, a Random future. I think I'm gonna work on that just for you. Just for you, because your rants have become so popular now in the podcast. So, ross, give us your ranch.

Speaker 3:

It's funny. I have a couple and I'm gonna keep them short because we're running late on on time here, but one of them is years ago. You know there was a fatality somewhere and you wouldn't see these memorials set up. I understand Setting up candles. I drive by One up at Glendale, Glen Oaks and Andover and there are at least a hundred candles Melted down sitting there. I don't know who cleans out and places that. Well, I think there's a new one now.

Speaker 2:

I think they're scared to remove it because they'll be. You're insensitive. Why would you do that? This is, you know, and we, we get it, but at what point? How long? How long? How long until we, you know, I Will never forget their memories. But you know, maybe have a A little sign there or something on the pole or something.

Speaker 3:

There's now one Magnolia and victory, where the young lady was killed a couple weeks ago. That one has grown and somebody is attending to it, because there are fresh flowers Almost once a week there.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, and we're not. We're not saying there shouldn't be, but maybe we need to have now the new one at Boinevist and vertigo.

Speaker 3:

right, that's one of the rants. My other rant I will thank my son for he's Very observant.

Speaker 2:

He loves the city shout out to mount bat Benson.

Speaker 3:

This is a shout out to the kid. He has come over barham and come around Warner Brothers and ever since the strike, the center median of flowers Are dead in in All decayed really, and that is a city piece of property. That's not Warner Brothers but folks. That is the entry to our city from LA via barham. That is what people see. Do we want people to see that we don't maintain.

Speaker 2:

I get it, we're down on employees, but something like that could be be given the reason oh, we're down on employees, I'll we're. You know it takes too long to get a permit while we're down on Come on, at what point do we need to?

Speaker 3:

you know, get that out of as an excuse and you know we do a great job on graffiti removal in this city, but that median, if it's a plummy, whatever it is, folks, the city or whoever Can do something, let's do it, because well, here's what scares me now you bring that up and that I mean that's, that's a great rant, and I'm gonna tell you right now that you're talking about thank mad for it.

Speaker 2:

Well, you're talking about phase two of magnolia park, which will be a center medium. Put in all the way down magnolia between what, how you weigh and and planavista right, and have Just one line of traffic. You say with it with a Planter so what happens when that medium Is an attended to and it starts to over you, overgrown, or starts to die, like the ones over here, by by wonder brothers? So if they can't keep up that little, small little piece, how they're gonna keep up that? They want to put it on that medium. Even look at Glenn Oaks. I you know I've not gone on Glenn Oaks lately, but what's the center medium look like there?

Speaker 3:

Well, but that starts at Providence and that one is right. But that's up. It's grown its mode and the flowers are up. Okay, but this one over here.

Speaker 2:

I remember there used to be Pens of flowers and everything else we need to take a look at some, because I think there's another one at On burbank boulevard as you come into city. There too, yeah, we'll take a look at some of those, but that's. You know, matt's a lifelong resident of Burbank and very proud of our city, you know, and he got a lot of that from his father and and you know what things like that you know they bother him. Well, they sure as heck bother us too. Yep, good, good.

Speaker 3:

It's just something you know my passion for this city and when you have something like that, that just you know it's an eyesore. Why you know.

Speaker 2:

It's like you see an empty field or saying you see weeds, everything is growing all over the place. You know, it's like Really, I mean, this is Burbank, this is yeah. We need to be better than that.

Speaker 3:

Well, we know, we went a little long. We had a lot of topics, we were told what's what you know?

Speaker 2:

we started out. We started out. We said, ah, we don't have much for the show tonight.

Speaker 3:

Oh, we did, we did, we added some other things we got our two big mouths. But I, you know, I'm hearing from tons of people. You saw the state of the city. Other people are telling me they love the show, our podcasts, not only this one, but Ashley Devin, you have a new sports one. You have a new sports one. I listen. If you had one the other day With Devin, with Clint Howard, very good, I'll tell you I love listen, I've had two other people tell me.

Speaker 2:

There's one of our best podcasts, I think it's just too bad that we couldn't get video for that one, but it was a great, a great podcast. And then we'll you know our first one I did with coach bob heart from Burbank high.

Speaker 3:

Oh, great one.

Speaker 2:

Well, first one, it's a little always a little rough because you know bob's first time and and uh, but we're gonna start having guests on that one too, and and we're gonna delve into the sports psyche. We're not just gonna talk about, oh, who's a great athlete, or things like that. We're gonna talk about what makes a sports person tick inside. You know what's the thought process, where's the motivations come from, where's the yeah, the stuff that you don't see on the outside. That's what we're gonna try to delve into on that thing.

Speaker 3:

Well, you know I will. I listened to our podcast majority of all of them and when I shared tonight With somebody that I was talking to you do not accept money. You did once and you never did it again Because you don't think that's right, but that.

Speaker 2:

I think any coach who coach, any high school coach who takes money on the side from their players, is it a service? I think it's. It's. It's just wrong. I think it's.

Speaker 3:

Well, they, you know what. It's a good tease. Let them go to that podcast, because that podcast.

Speaker 2:

So bob and I talk about that, on, on on that. And I just think it's wrong. When somebody's taking money, you know when they're supposed to be coaching them, that's, that's their job, and and and I and I want to add real quick we have some great stories on my burbankcom.

Speaker 3:

Um uh, rich Assad is doing. Some of our sports team has done a couple, I tell you, between Ashley and Devin and our other writers, like lisa, we have a lot of great stories. If you want to get your name out there, sponsor a podcast, it's not that expensive. Give us a call. We have some new. We're grateful for some new advertisers. Come online. We got Um Bertain, who I did a ribbon cutting for eskibar, wealth management, and starting november 1st, we have logics, credit union, my goodness, and a long time.

Speaker 2:

David always been promising us, but now they're coming through. Well, they have the long term advertising. We really appreciate that. In fact, they're gonna have a new, a new location at my mariota and, uh, we're gonna be there to cover it's who collect will be there to cover it.

Speaker 3:

So, folks, we I know we went over and there's lots of stuff send us your comments. We love hearing from them, even from david geffen from burbank printing, and he always talks to us and I love hearing from them. So that wraps up this week's, the week that will be the week wait, the week. It was week, it was the week that will be. There we go.

Speaker 2:

Okay, we'll talk to you next week. Thanks again for listening.

Speaker 1:

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