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  • Readers comment on DeBell Golf Course, city of Burbank’s permitting process

    DeBell Golf Course is indeed a jewel on the hill and open to all residents at very economical prices. It offers a full 18-hole course and a shorter 9-hole course. It also has a clubhouse restaurant with good food at reasonable prices with a beautiful view of the hills. Not everyone plays golf,...

  • Reader suggests an apt choice to replace trees on Magnolia Boulevard

    Reader suggests an apt choice to replace trees on Magnolia Boulevard

    Re: “Burbank moves forward with plans to remove hundreds of ficus trees along Magnolia corridor,” May 16. I’m just wondering why — if one must replace ficus trees on Magnolia Boulevard — one isn’t considering using magnolia trees instead. D.K. Czajkowski Burbank .. Your June 1 Mailbag had a letter...

  • DeBell Golf Course’s subpar performance draws jeers, tears

    That the city of Burbank’s fiscal outlook remains dim is due in no small part to the stupidity of City Council members past and present. Case in point: The money-sucking albatross Councilman Jess Talamantes calls “the jewel on the hill,” better known as DeBell Golf Course. Finally council members...

  • Both bike lanes on Verdugo and trees on Magnolia should stay

    Both bike lanes on Verdugo and trees on Magnolia should stay

    After reading a letter to the editor on last week’s Forum page about how bike safety lanes in Burbank are an inconvenience to motorists trying to use streets such as West Verdugo Avenue, I cycled up to Empire Avenue and Frederick Street, one block west of Buena Vista Street, to take this photo...

  • Bike corrals will help everyone in community

    Burbank has more than 9,000 free off-street municipal parking spaces, mostly within the downtown Burbank Golden Mall and Magnolia Park areas, all provided and maintained through the city’s General Fund. There are also hundreds of free on-street parking places on Magnolia between downtown and Magnolia...

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