myBurbank Talks

The Week That Was and That Will Be - October 30

October 30, 2023 Craig Sherwood, Craig Durling, Ross Benson Season 1 Episode 65
myBurbank Talks
The Week That Was and That Will Be - October 30
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Ever wonder what goes down in a city council meeting? How about the intrigue surrounding a potential lawsuit by Nicholas Guerrero? We've got the scoop. We dissect the council's discussions on election districts and the implications of Guerrero's potential lawsuit. We also touch on the city's investigation into the election districts process and the Tin Horn Flats lawsuit. The city is hoping to recover heavy expenses - we've got all the details.

Moving from council chambers to construction sites, we delve into how construction is affecting local horse owners. We also discuss a twist in the tale of a proposed housing project that was originally an organic office project. There's also chatter about a possible park or dog park solution. Then, we switch gears to celebration mode, highlighting the Burbank Young Professionals' fifth anniversary. We spill the beans on the costume contest, the delightful drinks served, and the generous contribution of Kings Deli’s owners. But it's not all fun and games; we also lament the decline in tradition seen at the 75th Big Game anniversary.

We then put the spotlight on the Burbank vs. Burroughs football game, looking into the sportsmanship on display and the timeless post-game handshake tradition. As Halloween looms, we've got some valuable safety tips to share and can't resist reminiscing about our favorite Halloween memories. Wrapping up the episode, we scrutinize a recent school board meeting, zoning in on the bond measure, its tax rate, and what it means for our community. Plus, there's a shout-out to the Burroughs football team on their upcoming playoff game. Prepare for an engaging conversation packed with insights and anecdotes, shedding light on our city's happenings. Buckle up and enjoy the ride!

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 with you once again, along with Craig Durling, who's pointing and not saying hello. Hello everybody, new people on podcast only.

Speaker 1:

Hello, I'm such a hack. I know I'm new to this whole. Thing.

Speaker 2:

And of course the Evervessence in Ross Benson.

Speaker 1:

The Evervessence. Is he Evergreen or?

Speaker 3:

Evervessence. Hey, now, good evening America, here we go. Hello, hello. Podcast number 956-2 or 75.

Speaker 2:

Whatever is easier. What's happening, boys?

Speaker 1:

Good evening.

Speaker 2:

Good to have Craig Durling with us again. He's off of Simon again this week, so he's back in the studio with us.

Speaker 1:

It's always good to get his perspective.

Speaker 2:

We always appreciate that he's working the buttons.

Speaker 1:

I'm working to see what I can do. I can do that and I can do that. I can do that, but I'm going to do that.

Speaker 2:

Yes, but I can.

Speaker 1:

But you can turn this whole thing off, yeah, I can hit this button right here and now.

Speaker 2:

you can't talk, so there you go.

Speaker 1:

In a perfect world, in a perfect world, everybody would have such a button.

Speaker 2:

Isn't that the truth, huh?

Speaker 3:

Yeah, what the heck happened last week?

Speaker 2:

So let's give two of you on the tonight's show October 30th as the week it was and the week that will be, and we'll talk about go back to last Tuesday, october 24th.

Speaker 1:

Skipping Monday.

Speaker 2:

Skipping Monday because we had the show on Monday and we talked about Monday on Monday. That's right. So that's we kind of. You know, we used to do our shows on Sundays and then we started off with Monday every week, but now that we have to do our show on Mondays, we kind of skip on over Mondays.

Speaker 3:

I thought we did our show on Monday because we could see Heather on Monday.

Speaker 2:

Oh, I thought we did our show on Monday because you didn't want to do it on Sunday At Patties to Lucal Lake.

Speaker 1:

At Patties to Lucal Lake. Yeah, what's the name of our little show meeting, our pre-show roundabout?

Speaker 2:

Heather, our waitress, once again phenomenal, Always appreciated.

Speaker 1:

She was busy, tonight too, very busy, she was busy.

Speaker 2:

Had time to get my salad very quickly for me, though, which I appreciated.

Speaker 3:

That was amazing, like she threw that right here, it is there, it is Boom salad.

Speaker 1:

Oh, what happened at the show? That's what everybody tuned in for.

Speaker 2:

Last week's council meeting. You know it's funny. I sat there the week before our last week's show and I said how our city attorney, joe Maduga, will never give any information out after closed session. He just this is a council had no reportable action. I might as well push a button on our board here and just say the council had no reportable action. Well, guess what? The council had reportable action. They actually went into a closed session.

Speaker 3:

Wait, don't we have a sound for that Like oh, that's what you have in a pre-production meeting.

Speaker 2:

You go over what sounds you'd like. Oh.

Speaker 3:

I thought we had a dragnet or something. That window is closed.

Speaker 2:

Dragnet is not for a city attorney Anyhow, anyhow. So they had an addendum to the council agenda last week, so that they could have a. They had to add this to the at the last second, at a special session or closed session about talking about the election districts, and we don't know what was said, because of course closed session means they don't. The public has no way of knowing what is brought up, because it's usually about litigation matters. But evidently they decided they're now going to fight the, fight, the letter, as I call it, fight the, the shakedown. So they're from Herman.

Speaker 1:

Garcia on Council District. Nick Gutierrez is the council that's a guy, nick Gutierrez.

Speaker 2:

So evidently now they're going to fight the lawsuit or potential lawsuit that they're going that he wants to bring because, number one, the guy has never shown up once. His people have never contacted the city. There's been no communication whatsoever. It's pretty much a shakedown without even the letter and it was factually wrong that they sent.

Speaker 1:

And it's already cost the city how much.

Speaker 2:

Well, so far about 300,000 300 grand. So, but the city is. They said they're going to continue to look into district thing and look into how elections will still go. They're not going to stop the process, they're still going to look into it. But they're also now going to fight this lawsuit because it's bring it on, bring it on. So, and I do hope this that if they do fight it they also say we want expenses back, yeah, we want damages back, yeah, we want our attorneys paid for, we want everything paid for that we put into this. If they win Pretty much like I hope they're going to do with the tin horn flats thing when they win that you know, and in all honesty I'm sure these tin horn flats owners are going to call the car bankruptcy and oh, I'm broke and oh, no, I've left the country, like the was never in the country but the sun was, and I guarantee they're all going to see car bankruptcy after taking $96,000 on GoFundMe and taking $75,000 in PPP and everything else they were doing, and they'll be car bankruptcy now and the city may. The city may not ever get anything, but at least we'll have a judgment against them, hopefully for maybe half a million dollars or so It'll be a win. So I'll take, I'll take the win, I'll take the win. Even if they don't pay us, I'll still take the win, you know. Let them be proven guilty. Well, it sets precedent yes, it's like.

Speaker 1:

OK, don't nobody else try this now, because we're going to fight you If we did, if the city just lays down, it's just going to invite more.

Speaker 3:

I remember many years ago there was a lawsuit against a couple of litigants in the city City One, and they took their property. It was the property at the corner of Oak and Boinevista Pardo. I think it was his name, don.

Speaker 1:

No.

Speaker 3:

Don, but it was him and Elodie McGee and all that, and they lost and they took his property.

Speaker 2:

And.

Speaker 3:

I know the owner of Tin Horn Flats owns a couple of condos and some other property.

Speaker 2:

Well, or his wife does, or his holding company does, or are sure he probably doesn't own it. It's just like his name, like his wife owned the Tin Horn Flats property and they were divorced. So who knows what goes on with that family. I sure they hide things and hopefully we'll figure all that out. So, anyhow, they're going to fight the the council district, which I'm very happy about. I think it's the right move and I said before it's funny when they fought the Pickwick thing a couple of years ago and I said that's stupid, they're going to lose that and of course they lost it and lost half million dollars. But I don't mind losing or putting money into this, because I something is going to change the fabric of our city for generations when one person can make that decision. No, I, you know. I think if all the citizens sitting here we want to see districts, okay, I think it's legitimate, but when one person can make that, change you know, but nobody's ever seen or heard from. Right, that doesn't mean it doesn't exist Anyhow. So that happened. That was the first year of the council meeting. The Rancho residents all came up and they're they want the construction. Well, first of all, they want the condos gone on 900 block of South Mariposa and that that's not going to happen. You know, and the, the stables that were there, they're gone, they've moved out, they're gone. And the residents say say no to the condos. They have a website no condos or whatever it is. And they have to realize the city council has no power to stop the condos from coming in. It's a, it's a private company following the law. If they were to do something illegal, absolutely the council could step in. They could do things. But when somebody follows the law, exactly as the law is written, the city is, if they see where to say stop, then once again here comes another lawsuit, here comes another half million dollars. We're going to lose again and they're still going to build, just like the pickers are still going to be built again on this matter.

Speaker 3:

You know, I understand their point. Okay, they're scared about the horses, construction trucks driving down the street, not have the project.

Speaker 2:

That's the part they don't understand.

Speaker 3:

Well, but they're trying to say all these other things that they're going to do are going to cause problems. So you got to stop Right Project. You're not going to stop the project.

Speaker 2:

Folks, I don't care, and in fact, you can't even make the owners do these mitigations.

Speaker 3:

Well, they're going to ask, they're going to ask. I asked one of our council members and I said you know what that guy's going to say? We, we dealt with the owner.

Speaker 2:

He came to us with his first project which was a butterfly, a nice office project that was very organic.

Speaker 3:

He met with the horse horse owners. He met with the neighbors and they didn't want to do.

Speaker 2:

they refused to even talk to them, refused to put it. But you know we're not going to do it, even though he owned the land and he could do that. We're going to fight, and fight, and fight. So you know, he said fine, then I'll make it a housing project. It'll be under SP 35. And now you don't have a choice, right. So you?

Speaker 1:

know what they know what they're doing.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, these people with a lot of millions of dollars, they're not going to just sit there. Oh, I'm sorry, the guy with the horse down the street doesn't want us to have it, so we're going to leave and and we'll build you new stables. Now, that's not going to happen, I do understand some of the again.

Speaker 3:

I talked to a couple of our council members and I guess there's along the river there's a very short fence, that's been that way for 50 years. Yes, but they're worried that a horse is going to get spooked Absolutely and either throw somebody off or somebody's going to go into that wash in a lot of city.

Speaker 1:

That doesn't sound like a construction problem to me.

Speaker 3:

No, but they want that fixed prior Right or something.

Speaker 2:

I can see that. But here's the thing why have they not brought that up in 50 years? Why have this and why has the city not been proactive? Well, if you look at that, there's a very sharp downgrade toward the fence and the fence is like five feet high. So I mean, if you're riding a bicycle, you could actually slip and fall right into the already a hazard. It already is, so why wasn't to have?

Speaker 3:

I was just recently told that is not Burbank property, that is not core of engineers. It is apparently LA or somebody else's and Burbank has no.

Speaker 2:

I'm sure if they talk to each other in 50 years they could probably have worked out something. Somebody fix something because text you know, evidently we just gave them a huge piece of property in Johnny Carson Park or I don't know. That's not showing on the other side. It's that point of Vista Park and on the Riverside Drive side, johnny Carson.

Speaker 1:

Okay, and you know freeway going through it.

Speaker 2:

We let them build our water and power pipelines, and now we're going to have a dog park there. So evidently we can talk to them on certain things. So why, in 50 years, could they now talk about that?

Speaker 1:

You know and there's those giant water tanks going in on far far salon right yeah, so I mean that's going on for how long now?

Speaker 3:

Oh, but that's a requirement of the law. You can't have any reservoir, water reservoirs that's not covered ground. They have to be covered now and there.

Speaker 1:

That's really build them above ground and then cover them with dirt.

Speaker 3:

But they're going to that'll be a park. They save the dirt, they put the dirt up at Forest Lawn and they the dirt that they excavated to put the two tanks in it. Put it back.

Speaker 2:

Put it back what do we like Press Park? Press Park is on top of a giant reservoir.

Speaker 3:

So eventually that will be be a park. You know, park along.

Speaker 1:

Forest Lawn. That's in LA City, correct?

Speaker 2:

Yeah, I'm really surprised they haven't done that. Up on Orange Grove and Sunset. They built that big, huge reservoir up there. It's very easy to put a park or dog park or something. Well, you got on top of that and there would have been included parking, the whole thing.

Speaker 3:

No, there was a reason they couldn't do up there but the neighbors would want it Bellar Ballfield, not Bellar, yeah.

Speaker 2:

What's at?

Speaker 3:

the top of Orange Grove. It's the Mormon Church. It's a baseball diamond with two diamonds on it Right. That's on top of a water tank.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, the Citiatrion is up on the hill above Crenshaw has a whole sports facility Baseball fields, tennis courts, everything over huge water tank.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, they're all over. Nobody doesn't realize what's underground. Yes, Anyhow.

Speaker 2:

So I think the residents, you know I understand their concern about the horses and about, you know, the horse being spooked and the and the and you know I never knew this before, but if a horse were to step on a nail it could actually kill the horse. They have no way of really solving that problem. I guess it's like a horse who breaks a leg. They have to put a horse down, like that. You know these can't put him in a cast and, you know, go a couple of weeks like that. So I mean, I understand the concerns, I absolutely can, you know, and I'm sure the city is going to try to do things to mitigate the problem. But the construction is not going to go away, you know, and the construction is going to happen. And it's too bad that the residents couldn't have worked with the initial set up, the initial development, because it would have not have been, it would have been offices and people would have gone home by six o'clock. But now, with condos and apartments, everything else, we're going to be coming and going all times, a day and night. Now so what can you do moving on? Um, they talked about parking meters and once again they decided they're not going to put them at the metro link lot. They're now want to Come up with a mansion plan for downtown Burbank, basically done on San Fernando road between Olive and Magnolia and on the three streets, I believe, orange Grove, palm and, but just orange with palm right, yeah, but not in the parking structures they want to be. Parking structure will remain free parking good. Um, I like that, I just yeah, and I was so surprised that we. What we talked about last week was it's gonna cost them $500,000 a year to maintain the program and they expect to make $500,000 a year. So I just don't see we're breaking even. Is yeah? What's in it for the?

Speaker 1:

city, we did, we thought, we hit.

Speaker 2:

And now one counselor brought that up during the presentation.

Speaker 1:

I go seems like an obvious question. Plus there's 325,000 initial upfront costs right so in the long run we're in theory with their formula never said, he's never gonna make that back right.

Speaker 2:

So I mean I Understand the needs for it. I understand why it could be a good thing, because the you know people parked their last time. The employees won't park there, and then I'd be open to more parking for people. It's so limited on those, but you know you know Ross was talking last week they want to expand that to Magnolia Park and help the merchants out. But if it's a break-even program, How's that money gonna go to the merchants then? That's, you know a little.

Speaker 3:

I find that hard to understand well, like I said downtown they said on fees from cars parking too long violations, those fees will add up, that'll be a, so take money from tickets. So yeah, it's a right that'll be a profit money from tickets to give out and now that they're actively exciting people, that will be the big, you know, one of the big ones.

Speaker 1:

So it's my understanding from last week that if they put in parking meters and this contract company will also be doing the enforcement right.

Speaker 2:

Right, and they have to hire more people. Well, that would be up to that company, right, but I'm sure they would come to the scene say we need to hire more people now to through your needs, so you're gonna have to pay more to us. It's just. It's an evil Spiral of nobody's making money on this thing, it's just. But I understand it's a turnover. It's actually good for the merchants because now more people can park in front of their place it keeps parking the vehicles rotating for the customers and stuff.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, that's a good thing. They're all day and yeah.

Speaker 3:

But think about it logically here Pasadena, glendale, santa Monica, all these cities have had parking enforcement.

Speaker 2:

Yeah.

Speaker 3:

Burbank has sat on their hands for at least the last five years and thrown away several million dollars.

Speaker 2:

Well, not really if they've had to pay out to seven million dollars too, you know, my thing is I gotta, I gotta gotta start somewhere. I got fear. Glendale and Pasadena have a formula worked out where they're actually making money on parking instead of breaking even. I Would think I. You know I was just. Yeah, it's funny in the city of LA, boy, you park at a meter and you're there next to 30 seconds. There's a guy on a bicycle, rides right up and boom, you've got your ticket.

Speaker 1:

I would, I would. Is it safe to assume? Maybe not. It's not never safe to assume that the city has done some research on this. Oh, quite a bit. So some homework and yeah.

Speaker 2:

I. I just figured this might be the best avenue by the numbers that were presented. So you know, I think the it needs to be reworks a little bit. So we'll see what happens and we will keep you informed. That's good. Thursday the 26th, the Burbank camp for professionals how their fifth anniversary party. It was a costume party over at West Coast Customs, so we had a story and some pictures on the website and Money raised. The event was going to West Coast Customs Academy and it's the students who are interested in pimping your ride alongside we WCC staff.

Speaker 1:

Well, I guess, if the public schools don't have auto shop classes anymore than they get to do, I never thought, in all these Is I would be saying the words Pimping your ride not together anyway.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, so Ross, you were there, so any you want to talk about on that. There were some scary people.

Speaker 1:

Are you traumatized?

Speaker 3:

I still am. There was a guy dressed up as a Pillsbury boy Go boy and he's wearing his white underwear in public.

Speaker 1:

Just that's it.

Speaker 3:

No, he had a whole costume. Oh okay, they had a costume contest. They had Beetlejuice there. This guy had those things in his eyes where you couldn't see his eyes. They were just black dots.

Speaker 1:

Well, that's creepy.

Speaker 3:

Oh, it was creepy and he had hair like well, not like mine but he had hair.

Speaker 1:

That's scary.

Speaker 3:

He had hair and you know, I think he won first place of the contest, pillsbury Doe boy one second and a female in a witch Witchess costume one third. But they gave out some prizes. I, I, they had drinks flowing, that's what they were raising the money for. And yeah, burbank schools and West Coast customs We've run the story a couple of times as an academy where you can get school credit and you can learn, sit down or sit with their people and learn how they, what they do to cars.

Speaker 2:

And it's a shame that we've we've lost our shop programs out of schools, because when your car breaks down now, who's gonna fix it?

Speaker 3:

Well, you got a playing a video game over there, over there, they, you know they don't do no.

Speaker 1:

Repair work, but I do the other stuff. You learn the nomenclature and anatomy of the school?

Speaker 3:

Yeah, I guess, no offense. You look at the owner of that company. I mean he's done pretty good. He's got the Burbank place. At what Magic Mountain they have universal. They're putting in a ride. That you know, I know with West Coast custom thing. So that's a thing nowadays.

Speaker 1:

These kids want to learn that, so that's one of the private sector now to kind of fill that void too, right.

Speaker 3:

Right, and he yeah, you know I'm real glad he used to be down in Orange County and he decided to move here to Burbank and you know that's an opera right across from the Empire Center.

Speaker 1:

Correct yeah but we're kind of burying the lead. Happy anniversary to the Burbank young professionals.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, you know, they read all about it at my Burbank dot com the young professionals are an offset of the Burbank Chamber of Commerce and there's a couple of the original people that put it together. A Romach and I Know there were a couple of people there, I, they were in a picture that kind of got the idea five years ago. Burbank has a lot of entrepreneurs, romach's everywhere. The guy, oh, he is he's everywhere is and they started it and they, they have a you know home us of people that are part of this, young professionals I mean in this industry where we live, producers and animators. They're starting their own little production companies, like, I believe, the one of their person that started it Started in his bathroom, move to his garage and he moved bigger and now they have a full office and Doing animation with all the major studios.

Speaker 1:

Dart is we know many creatives have some of their best ideas in the bathroom.

Speaker 2:

I hope all those cartoon characters close their eyes.

Speaker 3:

So it was kind of fun. Lots of food. You know, in fact, one of the board members owns restaurant right down here on pass the deli. What is? Oh, kings Kings deli. Yeah, brian, Brian and his wife, absolutely, and they were there. They in fact provided quite a bit of food. I said I went to bite look at the sandwich, there are only two sandwiches left. And I turned to Brian, the owner, and I said who brought the sandwiches? And he looked at me, said we did, said oh, I know it'll be good then, right, yeah, it's nice to see. I talked to him a bit. Kings Craig, we got to go over there. They're open on Sunday now and you can get a $10 sandwich. I've been there before and everything is $1920, but they have it. It's, but they're open on Saturday and Sunday now right on the three Been there in there. Great little place, nice to see young professionals. Yes, good for them moving organization.

Speaker 2:

We'll be on the Friday. We had the big game.

Speaker 1:

Big game first between you know how big all caps big and sounded more like it.

Speaker 2:

disappointment more than anything, I mean just the 75th, the 75th running of the game, which should have been a, should have been an important thing to start with and that sound like the Breeders Cup.

Speaker 3:

The 75th running. Okay, 75th anniversary of the game.

Speaker 2:

Okay, nobody brought up whatsoever. There was no celebration of that. Um, you Brosh you were there and says that at game time there was like 50 people in the Burbank high side.

Speaker 3:

It was rather sad which is you know?

Speaker 2:

I mean you know the sport of football is dying the the high school interested. You know that they only, I know they limited. I don't know about program Kai, but Burrows kids who lived to 500 students after that they had to pay. So I'm sure a little just didn't show up where they could have all gone to the game and sat on the overflow section on the on the home side. But because they probably want to buy a ticket after they were told you buy an ASB card you get in free of the games.

Speaker 1:

Then they change that like I said okay, said before we met at the studio.

Speaker 2:

We're just overall, we're just losing our sense of tradition and then you know oh Ross, you know called me, you know, because we're setting up our coverage he goes there's no balloons out here, there's no festivities for the, the, the royal court, there's nothing. It's just they walk them on the field, say their names and they walk off the field. And and what happened? I mean we talked last week about you get in the Cadillacs and the cars and drive those run.

Speaker 1:

Where's the pageantry?

Speaker 2:

The stage. Of course. I know Burbank now is against stages all the time. You, the school, is not what stages at all, but why not at least balloons? I mean senior nights at least have balloons, or something you know. So what? What's happened?

Speaker 3:

What it was like. I said I have covered the Burbank Burrows game for about 50 years now. Yeah, and I was this, I think. When I called you, I was shocked. You know that there was nothing. They lined the walls of the fence with tons of signage. Burrows was in the visitor stand. They were. They were maxed out with people.

Speaker 2:

they always are 1500 seating, I think yeah, and it was maxed out.

Speaker 3:

Um, and then they let people sit on the visor Do you have an overflow section on the other side. Correct, and that's what they did Um is it a lack of interest?

Speaker 1:

is a lack of a Sensor tradition, lack of money or there are too many?

Speaker 2:

rules or what? Well, I think there's a lot of rules now, yeah well, like you said, just said no stages- and your saw your signs can't say anything about the other team. You can't, yeah, I mean, you know, back in the days we had um I, you see Burbank high-right signs, scalp the Indians. Oh, you can't say things like that Wow, and there's the bears, of course not the Indians, but you can't say anything against the other everything's offensive everything's a yeah because the yeah. I can't say yeah, yeah, like um hybrid with the bears or something, because the bears would take offense to eat the other team.

Speaker 1:

No, that's a violent.

Speaker 2:

Yes, you don't want the.

Speaker 3:

the bears would take offense to something you might say but they also I think part of it was Burbank didn't have that great of a football team this year.

Speaker 2:

Now, just a couple years ago they beat burrows and I remember same coach, but again, it's football is different burrows was playing for a league title, right, and they won a league title, which is, you know, phenomenal, congratulations. But I just think that's the sport of you know. There used to be three teams too freshman, jv and varsity. Now there's only two teams, right? I mean, I think that the sport of football is losing its luster All, not just in burbank but across the country. You know it was real surprise football somehow, and college football you keep it, you know. But then, yeah, look at, I look at the fact that they you know that la city played a football game to Coliseum, thousands of people. There's another one in east la college sold to play us out. You know, high school football game football Still is a big deal, but for some reason it's not a big deal here anymore. Yeah, we build a huge stadium For what you know and we put 10 million dollars into a field for what you know the field had to be done.

Speaker 3:

I don't think that football in that field Pollates there, but because there's a lot of other things that go on.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, it was in pretty bad shape. Well, you haven't been north-high lately, have you?

Speaker 3:

I don't leave burbank, don't you remember that? Do I need to remind you that bubble, craig the bubble? Yes, I didn't have not gotten permission. I'll forget, but I will say that what's? The football game got going. You know, they did the coin toss. We had state senator Anthony portatino out there and did the coin toss, and our vice mayor, nick Schultz, char tablet and arm, and our Kelly I'm not in Who- Well, I'm sorry. Wait what I'm not gonna repeat sound it out, sound it out my tooth has not glued in properly, Um so I'm not gonna repeat that you put subtitles? Yeah, we just but you know, I I was told by our vice mayor and he walks on the field and he's wearing a Blue coat with black lettering. I go, wait a minute, you can't do that. That's burbank eyescrawlers. And he says it's a city of Burbank, city council shirt. What can I do? I said where's something else?

Speaker 2:

Yeah, how about a white shirt Right, because they both have white right.

Speaker 3:

So they did the coin toss, the game kicked off. They don't even when the teams run in from the side and run through the paper sign and right make all the noise. That was even different this year. I mean, I was just thrown off by all these things. I'm glad we had, you know, another photographer there helped me.

Speaker 2:

I know they charged money for the jv game yesterday before too it's. It's like they're trying to make money off it and they don't really, and then save all the money they can and not spend any there. I. I remember, I don't know good old days, yeah it's sad because you know what's going on around here part of a Playing in a sport and part of a One year I helped coach football at burrows probably that's what did it, probably 25 years ago. Now we know what happened and you know I had come at that time. I was, you know I had taken the year. I was just coaching jv football with microcephal. He was the head coach, or it was fresh, I can't right. There's freshen football, I'm sorry, freshen football. And all people talked about the entire. All the games were Wait till the burbank burrows game. And all those people are there. Just wait till that game. And I kept saying to myself why is it we're so worried about that game? Why are we worried about canyon? Why are we worried about heart? Why are we worried about, you know, the other teams in our league and I? I said it's all. It's all about that one game, which is not how sports is supposed to go. It's supposed to be about your season and accomplishing something like roads come.

Speaker 1:

It's the road to that game it was, that's all.

Speaker 2:

the coaches were talking over the kids all the time and I just I didn't get it. And because I came from I came from a background what every game is important upon itself right.

Speaker 1:

So, can we put any blame on the pandemic with this, or is this something that's built over?

Speaker 2:

a long time. Yeah, how long we play the pandemic, though, for things I mean this is almost generational at this point.

Speaker 3:

This yeah, well, like Craig says, I remember which one. I'm sorry, sherwood. Okay, um, you know, back in the day 1974 when I graduated, we they had to set up stands on each and yes, of the ends of the field for another 500 people.

Speaker 2:

It was max out 500, but more like 2,500.

Speaker 3:

Well, that was yeah.

Speaker 1:

People didn't have anything else to do but go see a football game. They didn't well I they weren't Like this.

Speaker 3:

you got it, you know, and that camera on you when you did that?

Speaker 1:

no, but I can reenact it like this Well, you're right on the podcast listening.

Speaker 2:

He's Watching his phone.

Speaker 1:

I beg you in a very unusual way. No, how dare you?

Speaker 3:

Well, you know, and that's unfortunate part, you know, and, but I will say the sportsmanship at this game was fantastic.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, how was the game? How were there was the game?

Speaker 3:

There were no fights, as I have seen in years. There were no streakers, as I have seen in years. There were tuba players out there playing the tubas and trombone is playing the trombone and All that stuff and they were doing their oof, boom, ba. You know the cheerleaders and so forth.

Speaker 1:

Let's show some love to the, to the players and the cheerleaders and everything. How was the game? Was it a good game? It was a good game.

Speaker 2:

I'm not really. They beat him over 30.

Speaker 3:

Well when you.

Speaker 1:

You said played well, let's put a positive spin on, yeah, bro, positive, positive the game went the way should have gone.

Speaker 2:

Burrows a much better team. They didn't. So come to the pressure of a big, the big game, or whatever.

Speaker 3:

Well, let me put it this way Craig D. Yes sir, the first score from Burrows was 12 seconds into the game. When I said that, I said oh, oh, this is gonna be a little, yeah, a little lopsided, a little lopsided, but it wasn't. You know, burbank did get on the board. They got two touchdowns. It was 43 to 13. So Burbank, high, did a couple of touch, solid effort solid effort.

Speaker 1:

You know a job every best part 413.

Speaker 3:

What did I say? 43, 48, excuse me, it was even worse. You know the best part at the end of the game it was. It was traditional Burbank boroughs. Yep, the guys shook hands, they hugged each other because they go to church to hang together, they go to play things together during the week share a community.

Speaker 1:

Sit down, play that that well. They can do the rest of it. But it's about the game.

Speaker 2:

But they've always done that. For 75 years they still fought each other time.

Speaker 1:

So but this year, I tell you, we're talking about this year, this game and and I thought you know what it could have turned ugly.

Speaker 3:

It could have been sure. You know the coaches are out there, the vice principals are out there waiting for that. I saw hugs between guys. You know that that know each other, and it wasn't that.

Speaker 2:

You know it wasn't the year where they started a big, massive brawl with three minutes to go in the game and bring in a. Helicopter came overhead on their PA system saying to stop doing that, and then they turned to sprinklers, oh on and the lights off. That was that was called chaos.

Speaker 1:

So in that regard we can call this an improvement.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, you know what it was a peaceful game. It's nice to see the rewards go to boroughs. They won. They're going off to playoffs. They have a couple of players that I Saw out there, that I just was. You know I was standing next to chance Bell a, a professional football player who graduated from. I think he was a college football player college and I'll tell you. You know he's out there and it was. He's just looking at these. He was on the boroughs side Watching the couple, these boroughs players. I know we did a feature, we're doing a feature on one or two this week.

Speaker 2:

These kids are just Amazing and I really, I really hope that I know for many years and we used to cover again I used to go to games and cover them too. After the Burbank boroughs game, a Couple of star players would say, well, I'm gonna sit the playoffs off because I want to make sure I'm ready for college. And I used to. I could. I have never understood. Sure, they didn't sit well with you not at all, like like the NBA players who have load management. I was surprised some of me actually were playing on opening day, you know, because it's all load management. Now you know what? Yeah, if you're an athlete, you're playing for now.

Speaker 1:

They today.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, if you're worried about getting hurt, you will probably get hurt down the line.

Speaker 1:

Then because but you can. You can get hurt being too cautious. Yes, in some cases right.

Speaker 2:

So I just think you know, you know, let's hope their stars play in the playoff game and they don't sit out and say everybody wants to see that.

Speaker 1:

Well, yeah, everybody wants to see. Everybody bring their best.

Speaker 2:

Let's put our best 11 offensive players against your best 11 defensive players and let's see what happens.

Speaker 3:

Well, you know what girls will be playing at home Next Friday night.

Speaker 1:

Let's fill those stands.

Speaker 3:

Let's fill those stands and go support and support them, because this is the first time in what six, seven years They've been fighting for this since 2015. Yeah, that's what our let's really hope that.

Speaker 2:

It's funny. Probably not a sold-out place for Friday night. Probably what? Maybe two-thirds full at them at the most. I bet you you're gonna see at the most probably 20% filled for a playoff game sounds like a dare, burbank.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, I mean, it's like a dare to me.

Speaker 3:

Well, there's so much else going on in our community. Now I think about well, I cover a lot of things. You got the cultural market going on, where you have a couple thousand people. Last Friday they had the food truck night in Magnolia Park going on. There are a lot of things. Oh, I'm gonna say this though the elementary schools had carnivals because of Halloween.

Speaker 1:

When you think about it too. In a day where everybody we're losing all these programs in public schools, right, sports is always at risk to be in cut, cut, cut. Here and there, you have to support it. Yeah, nobody's out there supporting it.

Speaker 2:

But how do you get a hundred thousand people at these football cause football games of the Saturday? I've you know, stack them like firewood everybody has things to do, but yet they all seem to show up at these college football games, right, and at the pro games, you know.

Speaker 1:

So I mean to call to action Burbank. Yeah people go to the game people will go.

Speaker 2:

You know the games are full. It's not in Burbank. Unfortunate um well with that.

Speaker 1:

Jeez positive stuff and we raise the other spirits here for the second half.

Speaker 3:

I think this commercial lead us into it.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, that's a commercial for a commercial commercial for a commercial All right, here we go, we write the button right back after this. How would you like your business advertised in this very spot? My Burbank talks is looking for local businesses interested in a 30-second spot to appear in our podcasts. If you're interested, please email advertising at my Burbank comm and we'll be glad to discuss all the exciting possibilities with you. Now back to our podcast.

Speaker 2:

Well, craig, sure it back with you, with Craig Durley and Ross Benson. Once again, we're both waving, and so those you have downloaded the podcast, just keep talking, just keep talking. Those are downloaded, the podcast talking host.

Speaker 1:

We can wave.

Speaker 2:

You won't hear them, but we'll keep working on that for you. People have complained. I've had emails where they're complaint. Really, yeah, that's how I knew about it. I never thought about it. So we get an email saying you know when we're listening on the podcast and not watching it, and we don't hear these people. There's like dead air for five seconds.

Speaker 1:

I go count that as a production note.

Speaker 3:

See, that's how we knew how he was in the dark for the first six shows, right while he's filing.

Speaker 1:

I was kind of always in the dark.

Speaker 2:

Yes, I am Very where we like a very cloudy experience I have here. Well, let's um. On Monday we had a retirement at the fire department and Ross, you're our fire expert here of everybody, so why don't you talk about the retirement we had on Monday?

Speaker 3:

That would be today. Burbank fire department had went online on other social media and they congratulated for a happy retirement to Matt Wagner, and Matt had served the city for 31 years. He's retiring as a captain. He used to be a EMS and a paramedic. He's been a hazmat technician and I happen to know Matt very, very well. He followed his father's footsteps. You probably shot his graduation. No, but I shot his wedding. Oh, there you go. I remember many, many years ago. But his dad, ron Wagner, was a captain with Burbank, quite well liked, quite known, very, very well.

Speaker 2:

That's when you could work in the same department together exactly, and he's probably the only one.

Speaker 3:

There's only one or two that could do that. I know we at my Burbank wish Matt happy, happy retirement. And, like I I said, I photographed his wedding at the sconce gardens and every time I saw Matt in the field he said he always loved looking at his wedding pictures.

Speaker 1:

Oh, I think you say he always asked. Every time you say you asked where they were. When he can they give me those pictures.

Speaker 3:

No, they got 20 years they got delivered and Matt was one of the quiet guys but he was always out there and I ran into him many times, had some tragedies in his family Several years ago and he got through it and he continued working and just nice to see that he's retiring healthy and he could enjoy some retirement years and I know a lot of people around Burbank fire department. Will Matt miss Matt?

Speaker 1:

definitely. Congratulations, captain Ron. Thanks for your service, man captain Matt Close.

Speaker 2:

I think captain run the guy and uh, sorry Matt.

Speaker 1:

Matt fellow and his dad was you're right. Captain.

Speaker 2:

Ross simple captain or something. The guy on a the Tom Hanks movie force gump, isn't that captain run?

Speaker 1:

Captain Dan.

Speaker 3:

Captain Dan damn, damn when you guys get this show and man who has time to watch movies Do you watch Academy Award?

Speaker 1:

No movie, I don't know right, I know For us come. Not seen it. Not gotten to that one yet on Netflix. There's still in your queue.

Speaker 2:

I don't think that's for for force. It's not on channel four yet, you know, on a free broadcast TV.

Speaker 1:

If you were not careful, we're gonna be part of his ranch.

Speaker 2:

Yes, um well, city council's office week off. There, what they're rocker. Some weeks they're off, even when they're on, but they're off this week, no isn't it because it's. Halloween, who knows with them?

Speaker 1:

Well they gotta go take their kids trick-or-treating, or they have to be home to hand out the candy, I don't know. Right, okay, cricket, cricket, do what happens with the city council.

Speaker 2:

so so Halloween is on tomorrow night, Tuesday night.

Speaker 3:

And I like the next question I threw in there.

Speaker 2:

Drive carefully. Kids are running loose. My God, we have got leashes on them.

Speaker 1:

If you're driving around to look at Halloween decorations and lighting in the dark, please don't turn your headlights off. Please keep your head on a swivel looking for the people walking around in the dark the kids. Please, please, please. And no sticking your kids out the sunroof so they can see the lights and stuff. Oh, you've got it.

Speaker 2:

Now why can't they take their kids out the sunroof to look at the lights?

Speaker 1:

Because they're not in seatbelts anymore.

Speaker 2:

Oh.

Speaker 1:

They could fall off, things like that. We used to have a big problem in our city around Christmas because we had a whole neighborhood that was very well known for its Christmas lights.

Speaker 2:

Okay, well, that makes sense.

Speaker 1:

And they'd be driving out with the headlights off, there'd be pedestrians crossing everywhere and there'd be five kids sitting on, like the roof of a car, going down the road and see that and this was a hilly, and they might have to hit the brakes for pedestrian or something, and that's why you're here, because you have the expertise of knowledge. I've had to take many inclusion many an injury report as a result Last week on Wednesday and it certainly ruins the mood.

Speaker 3:

On Wednesday I take my granddaughter to swimming and we have dinner together and she's in a license you know, correct? What are you calling that? Not a car seat? A booster, booster. And you're sitting there with your seatbelt, so she's all snugged in. We're diving down Verdugo and there's two kids next to her, three or four years old, both hanging out the window on the passenger side, and I said, oh my God. And she says they're not even in seatbelts and I thought you know what, if their father hit the brakes, those two kids would be. It's funny, though it doesn't take much.

Speaker 1:

And you'd have people arguing with you about how it's safe. You're going two miles an hour while your car is blacked out. You got pedestrians everywhere in the dark. You're looking around at the lights, you're not even looking in front of you, so that last second you have a kid or somebody run out and walk in in front of your car. You could be going two miles an hour, hit those brakes and whatever is on top of your car is going to go flying right off your car. It doesn't matter if you're going two miles an hour. One mile an hour. It's not worth it, not worth the risk.

Speaker 2:

And you remember the days when we used to have pickup trucks and people used to just ride the back of pickup trucks. Totally, absolutely, absolutely.

Speaker 3:

So do tomorrow's Halloween. Please be careful. What's your favorite candy?

Speaker 1:

You know, I know this is a controversial thing. That's right. I like the candy corn. I won't say it's my favorite, but because it's so controversial, people are so divided. There have been world wars fought over candy corns.

Speaker 3:

I bought a bag you can get them in just like with 20, 30 pieces just because I wanted to bite off that tip.

Speaker 1:

Right, you take it one little nibble at a time, but I don't know. Peanut M&Ms are always a good one. The little milky ways I was always more partial to the milky way than the Snickers, because they didn't have the peanuts in it. It didn't make me so thirsty when I was walking around.

Speaker 2:

I like the mounts to the Almond Joy. That's the same reason I didn't like the Almond Joy. The Almond Joy is just a mount with an Almond.

Speaker 1:

All mounds get nuts. No, almond Joy is getting nuts Mounds, don't Right.

Speaker 2:

But I was actually.

Speaker 1:

The mounds was also dark chocolate, dark chocolate, dark chocolate, dark chocolate.

Speaker 2:

I like the dark chocolate better, but I was partial to the $100,000 bar. I used to enjoy the $100,000 bar.

Speaker 3:

But when people used to come by 100 grand yeah.

Speaker 1:

They had the rice right, that was the chocolate bar. Yeah, they had the rice under the chocolate.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, it was kind of like a Made it crunchy, kind of like a Nessie's crunch in a candy bar form Gotcha.

Speaker 3:

So you came by the podcast studio and the front of this place was all decorated out with I spent thousands of dollars on those decorations and then my roommates threw it all away. But I want to know how much, all the way, some of the nights that you were the busiest, you didn't give away the mini chocolates.

Speaker 2:

I don't know, we gave away the full-size bars, oh see he, he.

Speaker 1:

He gave away the those houses you always made note of, because the Yammer, the place that gave away the full-size candy.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, I mean, I gave away those three hours close to 1,500. You know what he?

Speaker 3:

dropped in chocolate on this block.

Speaker 2:

But you know I always looked at it as when I was a kid growing up here, you know, here in Burbank and especially in this neighborhood, every Halloween our neighbors always did a lot for me as a kid.

Speaker 1:

You wanted to return that, I wanted to return that favor. Return the favor? Yeah, Of course my roommates who. It was a big deal when houses gave away the full-size candy.

Speaker 2:

I remember one.

Speaker 1:

And we're a long way away from candy.

Speaker 2:

Bob Hope used to give away Back in 50 years, Bob Hope used to give away 50 cent pieces and then, yeah, we have to two dollar bills at one time.

Speaker 3:

Well, they're worth about 20 cents now Were we living together on Olive when we did the house up there.

Speaker 1:

Oh yeah, you had your special effects after your son come over. I had John, don't look at me.

Speaker 3:

Oh yeah, john, you worked at Universal in special effects, right, I worked at Metal Plates on his arms and his knees and he would With the sparks. He would run down the sidewalk and sparks and come up behind people. I had a guy with a chainsaw without the chain. I remember Brandy Stone, cipher his wife. They owned Save On Appliances. He brought a stove over that. They cut the back out. We put some dry ice coming off the top and somebody even ghoulish, you know blood coming out of their mouth and the front of the stove would open and scare the willy-jillies out of people. I remember we went through so much candy I had to go back three times to the store but they weren't the full-size bars. Oh no, they weren't. But the Burbank police came out. I had a neighbor that hated Halloween and he complained that the kids lined up on the sidewalk. They estimated we had 15 to 2,000 people. Well, the next day Bring them to the Burroughs game. The next day Matt would go to school and everybody would be talking about Matt Benson's house, the effects that we did the lights.

Speaker 1:

Those are already kind of a scary-looking house.

Speaker 3:

It was, wasn't it the ominous yeah?

Speaker 1:

But I remember for years you buried the lead. Inquiring minds want to know, burbank wants to know what your favorite candy was.

Speaker 3:

Or is. Well, it's always been kind of. I'm a Snickers fan, but I bought a bag this week. I'm not even gonna open my door when tomorrow night, but I bought a bag, so I'm eating some stuff. Tozzy rolls, my tooth is really liking that.

Speaker 1:

You'll find out how secure they are in your mouth, my crowns, you're right, and something mints Little chocolate mints, the junior mints, yeah.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, and then dots. Peppermint patties were always good too.

Speaker 3:

And something nugget, nugget, nugget, nugget.

Speaker 1:

Nugget is what's in Snickers. And all that Three musketeers. How could, how did I forget three musketeers, my favorite candy bar of all time. Next to Twix. Next to Twix, but Not Twix, or right, twix? Here's your middle of the road, twix.

Speaker 2:

Oh, okay.

Speaker 1:

And it's mash, melt them together. But you're a trivia. Since you're a big Snickers fan, you know where the name Snickers came from.

Speaker 2:

I have no idea.

Speaker 1:

I'm not. This is a two-parter, it's a two for one. Okay, learning experience. Wow, snickers was the name of the horse owned by the Mars family. Oh, the Mars bar. Snickers was their horse.

Speaker 3:

How'd you like that? Now see, people will pay.

Speaker 1:

Remember we used to give away prizes or something.

Speaker 2:

The word of the day is. We're gonna maybe do that next week. As soon as my partner here goes by and picks up our gift cards, we're gonna start doing that.

Speaker 1:

It's like an assignment, Roscoe. It's been two weeks now and we're just Geez, you're unnoticed. I think you're unnoticed. Uh-oh, I guess there's your trivia of the day.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, and how many kids I know. My granddaughters will come home tomorrow night. I think it was last year I had. I was on assignment. One of the girls was sick so I took my other, my oldest granddaughter, maddie, and we went around the block and there was this one house and I happened to know the guy that owned the house and he had a PA on and he whispered in my ear what's your granddaughter's name? And I said Maddie, and he got on the PA and Maddie walks up to the house and the house starts saying hi, maddie, she has reminded me a hundred times, we're not going by that Does she do the cartoon leg thing, whether a feet left the ground or feet never touched the ground. She still can't figure out how the house knows her name, maddie.

Speaker 2:

I got to tell you I missed it. I wish my roommates I was like $3,000 to blow up stuff and I had eight smog machine or a smoke machine. That's smog Smoke machines I had. Even a friend of mine came dressed as a clown and would run out of the smoke at people and I was doing it, they threw it away and they threw it all away. So now we just don't, and they wouldn't help me set it up anymore.

Speaker 1:

I said, you know, so that graveyard you have in the front yard now is a real one. It's a real graveyard. It's a real graveyard. Former roommates, yes, rip.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, it's sad, but life goes on, I guess. Have fun, have fun.

Speaker 3:

Everybody have fun. If you're kids you're bringing home candy, you know. Make sure that, Check them. Check them that at the store bought I noticed the candies that I bought are double packaged this year with cellophane so you could tell if anything tamper in.

Speaker 2:

And don't get an apple.

Speaker 1:

No fresh food. No fresh food, yeah, no fresh food.

Speaker 2:

Hey house, be on to Wednesday. Now here's something which I'm not sure. We're going to say it the way we hear it, and we'll let somebody decide what's right and what's wrong. I remember, a couple of months ago, the city council voting not to go to one day a week watering.

Speaker 3:

I got a text I call I text. It's just in. I just text the water and power. Pr person.

Speaker 2:

Who.

Speaker 3:

I don't think it was working then at that time I have his cell phone and he says Hi Ross, yes, November 1st we will change to one day again. I have a banner ad for my Burbank that will post when I send it out later tonight.

Speaker 2:

Okay, so I guess that's so, starting November 1st, which is Wednesday, only one day a week of watering is allowed.

Speaker 3:

That's pretty good, I get that I get this show.

Speaker 2:

Wow that breaking news. I thought they talked about not doing that at the city council meeting and I guess I was wrong then and I was admitted when I'm wrong. So it's one day a week, on Saturdays, only for 15 minutes. That's it Now. See, I'm pretty observant. I was in Twitter. Last week we had 44 inches of rain. Two years ago we had five inches of rain, so let's hope we have maybe somewhere in between this year In one day, no for the yeah we actually had.

Speaker 3:

It did sound like a daily.

Speaker 2:

In August we actually had seven and a half inches in one day. So, anyhow, the Civil Service Board meeting has been canceled. But one big event is going to happen on Wednesday, and it's already sold out actually. But just because it's sold out does not mean you still cannot participate during the day, and that's the at Tequila's restaurant. They're having an event there. It's a cancer event. You know the prevention of cancer you know being a very serious subject.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, you know we've written. There was very, we did a couple articles and we did a podcast on it. We our own Ashley Erickson, and she's actually the master ceremonies master ceremonies, and she's also has had quite a bit of cancer in her family, her and Patty Rivera, the owner of Tequila's. We're big fans of Patty and Carlos at Tequila's. They have put up curtains on their patio. I know somebody saw my picture up there. I am a survivor of, or not survivor, but I've had cancer surgery, as some some people can see. On my head I have a scar where they took cancer out of my head. I've had it on my neck. I've had it on my leg. Greg had surgery for on Craig Sherwood on cancer.

Speaker 1:

It's hard to find anybody that hasn't it hasn't affected in one way or another.

Speaker 3:

They have.

Speaker 2:

One how the event is sold out for that night. But I know that we're going to come closer. I'm going to go there for lunch, actually. Yeah, you can donate all day and we will not have lunch there because I think 20% of all the money is goes to.

Speaker 3:

St Joe's, the cancer center right.

Speaker 2:

But we'll also make a donation from my Burbank also, so you can go there all day and make that. You know you probably can go there anytime and because she's very, very, very proactive in this area you could go on the article that we printed and she has a link.

Speaker 3:

They gave to key was a direct link to the cancer center, so Check those out at my Burbank dot com.

Speaker 1:

But the tequila is is 43, 10 Magnolia Boulevard and the Burbank. The pink Burbank police car will be there too.

Speaker 3:

It's the last event that'll be at this year Go see it.

Speaker 2:

You know it's not November, october three in November, but it doesn't matter. Um one to Thursday, the water power board is going to meet at five o'clock. They're going to. Calvin Clark, who's a senior electrical engineer, is going to present some key points and mutual benefits of entering into an electrical services agreement between the city of Burbank and the ranch lot that is now owned by worth ranch lot studios.

Speaker 1:

of that, the wonder or the ranch lot video owner LLC.

Speaker 2:

Anyhow, they're going to talk about power distribution and all that stuff and and and expanding the power facility and everything else. It's going to be mutual beneficial to the city and to the facility. You know what?

Speaker 1:

I mean they're looking at the city's trying to work out a deal to put some power infrastructure on that.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, I think they're going to do a more of a substation in the area or something, because I guess the substation only has like 15 or 20 more years left of.

Speaker 1:

And so maybe we'll create it now and start and this is the former former Warner Brothers Ranch property, which is now a dirt lot. I drove by today and it starts.

Speaker 2:

It's gone but there will be 16 sound stages of parking structure offices and maybe some electrical equipment and maybe some equipment Um but no parking meters. They're also going to bring up that the the water and power board is going to recommend the city council you know, I mean there's a board that recommends things to the city council. Actually and take OK that the BW continue the pool cover incentive. So if you have a pool cover and you need to be in that size incentivized, holy cow with the following modifications if you add a pool cover, add pool cover reels as an eligible cost, they're going to increase the maximum bill credit amount from $50 to $100 per address. So is this I'm so by keeping in the, by covering a pool, a heated pool, it keeps the heat into it, using less power to heat the pool.

Speaker 1:

Or I thought maybe it was an evaporation to slow the evaporation of the water or something.

Speaker 2:

So the city provides it. I think, yeah, I think it's multiple benefits.

Speaker 1:

So the city provides some incentive, financial incentive. Now I didn't say if it's $100 a month or $100 a year or just one time, one time only you know install it, I guess maybe.

Speaker 2:

But I think $100 is $100.

Speaker 3:

Make sure what I think you should attend that meeting. Report back for us.

Speaker 2:

I think that nobody probably cares.

Speaker 1:

Well, we put it here. Yeah well, there, right there.

Speaker 2:

But they at least say it do report to the city council, like the motherboards and missions do not do. The school board is going to meet on Thursday at 7pm at City Hall and they're going to talk about a potential facility general obligation bond measure. What I found interesting when I was kind of researching this a little bit on what they want to do is, if they do a bond measure, it says a local independent citizens oversight committee is required to ensure that bond funds are properly spent. Also, by law, there can be there must be annual audits of expenditures and no bond money can be used for teacher or administrative salaries. Basically, the tax rate is going to be around $49 and $0.24 for each $100,000 of an assessed value on your home and they have to decide by December 7th if they want to put it on the March ballot. I'm very happy to know that. Number one it can't go to salaries, so we can't give all everybody a new, a new, a new, a given everybody a raise. So I have to. Once again, I'm going to say I have two things. Number one they cannot decrease the spending that they currently have because now they have extra money to fund those things. Instead, they have to maintain the funding levels they currently have and add this to that.

Speaker 1:

So this can only augment.

Speaker 2:

But not by law. But what I'm saying has to be done. Number two the independent committee. It doesn't say how the independent committee is picked.

Speaker 1:

Now, if five school board members pick their five buddies, so it doesn't go beyond into more detail than that you read about the selection Right.

Speaker 2:

It doesn't say how they're selected. Okay.

Speaker 1:

So in theory the school board can make up that committee.

Speaker 2:

The school board. No, the school board can appoint the committee. It can be all their husbands and wives, for all that matter. You know they would not allow that, of course, but I just think you have to have. I'd love to see five business owners in Burbank, or just people who have no interest in the schools whatsoever. No kids in the schools, nothing.

Speaker 1:

And that all of a sudden have a say in how.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, and, like I say, I just don't want to see money going. Right now they're paying. Let's say, as an example, you're giving me $100 toward this project and now they're saying, oh, you know, we got this bond money, so you know we're gonna pull $100 out and now the bond can pay that $100 for that project and we can take that $100 out and use it for raises. So you know, they've no shell games here. They circumvented the. You know what needs to be done. So until I have those guarantees, I still say vote no, Because I need to have those two guarantees. I don't trust the school board. They keep giving raises out to people. They keep carrying up administrative contracts, giving new contracts out with raises, and then they leave. And then they leave. Yeah, Give out a contract in May and then fire them in June. That's, that's. I don't get it and then who knows what's going on. My other problem is it's very secretive there. You know they passed the entire council. You know the council district. That's going on. They're going to vote for school board elections now and never put a word out to anybody about it. So in fact the city council didn't even know about it. Okay, they're also going to have they're also going to vote more money. They came out with more, more stipend money to the board of education members. They're going to increase the stipends of $1500 per year.

Speaker 1:

What do we? What do they get now? Do we know?

Speaker 2:

No, I didn't say so. I mean, 1500 is not a big thing, it's just funny, they have it.

Speaker 1:

they're going to have expenses throughout the year.

Speaker 3:

They do go out to many things.

Speaker 2:

They also ran for the position too. Yeah, but you know, ross, you go to a lot of events for us, but they go to lunches and dinners and they have to drive around doing city business and all that.

Speaker 1:

That's that's. That's nothing to complain about there. Enjoy your stipend On.

Speaker 2:

Friday Bruce football once again is going to be hosting a playoff game and they'll be playing the agorachargers, so hopefully right on Go to the game.

Speaker 1:

people Support them. Go boroughs.

Speaker 2:

Let's hope they do well, it absolutely. I mean you play your whole season, of course, to win a league title and your reward is you get to host a playoff game. Now, for that game nobody gets in for free. The students don't get for free and only USB cards, because the CIF controls the playoff and the CIF takes half of all the money that's brought in at a game. You send the CIF, they get a nice of them. Yeah, they get half the cut, which is why, years ago In football I think, they have 15 or 16 divisions of football and they have numerous games because they bring in more money or in other sports that don't have that income, they have a lot less divisions because we don't get to make the money off those things. The CIF and all playoff games of all sports makes half the gate, which I think you know in these times. So that's why the students that's, the schools have the money. Not even faculty can get in for free. Nobody, you've got to pay the staff once they're, I can't go and tell them I know Dick Norton, nope, you could at another city game, you could. Oh, he's in charge of really city. Oh, I think, they should go with me.

Speaker 3:

He must have a golden credit card.

Speaker 2:

He has far more than that.

Speaker 1:

Are we platinum?

Speaker 2:

He has the golden dome at Notre Dame, actually as a Notre Dame alum.

Speaker 1:

It's a good look to Burroughs football.

Speaker 2:

Yep, yep, this weekend, dig, of course, dig, dig Standing for If they yell it, it's in all caps. I'm going to be at Mcambridge Park from 8 to 10 am, so bring your home with you what I said, bring your home with you If you want a carpool.

Speaker 3:

How good to get those flowers, beds, a lot of home, no offense, I buy there, you know, twice a day and sometimes I've seen some and you don't bring a whole, there might be a whole there waiting for you.

Speaker 2:

There's a couple of times I didn't say that, I didn't say that we're still a PG.

Speaker 1:

So bad, I'm sorry.

Speaker 2:

I can't believe we went there Family show, mr Sherwood. So dig is a Burbank. Dig Burbank is voluntary program. It helps keep our parks beautiful. Volunteers pull weeds, mulch, plant and pick up trash in Burbank parks, of course, and they use their home. So also coming up this weekend at 2 am on Sunday morning.

Speaker 3:

Does it have to I?

Speaker 2:

got to get it. Wait, I'm already up In case you and in case you ever never seen it. It's very interesting to watch your TV guide on your screen or your your clock on an electronic clock. Those clocks move from two to one o'clock all of a sudden. Yeah.

Speaker 1:

Or two am. Most people change their clocks like before they go to bed on Saturday night. But if you forget when you get up Sunday, don't forget to change the clock.

Speaker 2:

And if I don't have any clocks, I have to change it. Everything is automatic Every time the clock we have to change the clocks.

Speaker 1:

I go around my my house just murmuring to myself I have too many darn clocks in this house that don't change themselves.

Speaker 2:

Does your VCR still flash?

Speaker 1:

It's still flashing 12 o'clock. Still flashing 12 o'clock. I can't figure it out.

Speaker 3:

Do you want to put that down somewhere?

Speaker 2:

Oh, I did. Oh, you did. Okay, look at that, you did write that down.

Speaker 1:

And for all our fellow photographers out there don't forget to change the clocks in your cameras too.

Speaker 2:

And what's the big one, ross, I can't believe you didn't write this down for everybody. What's the big thing? On on a end of daylight savings time. What's the most important thing?

Speaker 3:

you do Change your carbon, carbon monoxide.

Speaker 2:

And smoke detectors.

Speaker 1:

I think there might be a carbon monoxide leak in the studio. As a matter of fact, change all your all You're losing them.

Speaker 3:

You guys were talking about TV guide and I got to thinking here of my brain. You guys remember the TV guide.

Speaker 1:

Absolutely. I always had a crossword puzzle in the back.

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I still get it.

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