Windows outcry from ‘hypocrites’
In regard to the trumped-up dual-pane windows issue that the
Burbank Unified School District critics has seized upon the last few
Besides the pettiness of this issue -- as in, is this the best
they can come up with? -- one of the most laughable things about
these people is, simply put, where were they all when these facility
decisions were being made?
I don’t recall any of them ever attending facility meetings, or
bond oversight committee meetings, or design review committee
meetings or even board meetings, to discuss their concerns over the
type of windows the BUSD was installing. I should know, because I was
one of the few people who criticized the board about all of these
kinds of plans when they first came up. I gave up because nobody else
cared. So did Ted McConkey.
Besides proving themselves to be raging hypocrites, I remain
astonished that all of these so-called concerned parents go out of
their way to absolve the former superintendent of any responsibility
about these items. David Aponik signed off on all these plans -- to
leave him out of the equation is patently dishonest.
If all of our newly minted environmentalists in town were really
concerned about energy savings at the schools, they would have
already made sure we had windows that could actually be opened to
the outside world. In a climate as blessed as that of Southern
California, it’s absolutely insane -- and potentially unhealthy -- to
subject our kids to sealed classrooms.
Instead, anti-board factions have seized upon this dual-pane
windows issue in a blatantly phony attempt to humiliate political
Where was everybody when all these decisions were being made?
You’d think that if these critics were sincerely involved in this
issue, they would have said something about it earlier.
Big thanks from Beverly Manor
I have been a resident of Burbank for just over one year and the
executive director of Beverly Manor, a 188-bed skilled-nursing
facility on South Main Street, for the same amount of time. I would
like to take a moment to thank an incredible group of people for
their recent acts of kindness to our staff and residents.
The family council donated a new 53-inch wide-screen TV to replace
our 12-year-old one that was beyond repair. This was no small task,
and it took the cooperation of many people, including the
super-special staff and residents here who participated in one of the
raffles to raise the funds. In addition to the donation of the
large-screen TV to our facility, the family council purchased and
assembled a gift for each one of our 225 staff members.
Our goals for care include caring for the mind, the body, the
spirit and life enrichment. This donation certainly supports all of
Thanks again to the Beverly Manor family council for the generous
donation and continued support.
KENNETH W. CARROLL