Burbank woman honored by Frommer
BURBANK -- A Burbank woman responsible in part for maintaining
affordable dental care for Burbank children has been named the woman
of the year for the 43rd Assembly District.
Carole Nese, a founder of the Kids’ Community Clinic, was selected
for the honor by Assemblyman Dario Frommer (D--Burbank).
When a similar clinic at Providence St. Joseph’s Medical Center
closed in 1997, Nese led a group that solicited city funds to start
the Kids’ Clinic, which is in the Burbank YMCA. The organization
provides dental treatment for children 2 to 19 whose families are
unable to afford such services.
Nese said she was shocked to be singled out for the award.
“It’s such a great honor, but it’s an honor for the clinic too,”
Airport’s new tracking system up
AIRPORT DISTRICT-- Residents who want to track flights in and out
of Burbank can monitor aviation activity on the Internet.
The Burbank-Glendale- Pasadena Airport Authority’s new tracking
system, Passive Surveillance Radar, became available online Tuesday
through the airport’s Web site.
The system uses color coding to show which planes are arriving or
departing Burbank, and which are related to other airports within 150
miles. It is the same technology used by Los Angeles International
Airport to track its planes.
Because the system does not measure noise, it will work in tandem
with the airport’s noise-monitoring system.
The tracking system can be viewed online at www.burbank-
New public-address system at airport
AIRPORT DISTRICT -- Though airports are notorious for broadcasting
garbled messages to the public, Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport’s
decision to replace its sound system is based on the need to update
technology -- not because its messages are indecipherable.
While the current public- address system is adequate, security
changes that have expanded the facility and the age of the equipment
mean it can be better, Airport Authority spokesman Victor Gill said.
The $315,000 project will be paid for with money from
passenger-facility fees. Construction is scheduled to begin late
April and will not affect airport operations.
Dance troupe honors Cesar Chavez
MEDIA DISTRICT WEST -- Local dance troupe Ballet Folklorico Mexico
Azteca will perform at 7 p.m. Monday in the Buena Vista Branch
Library, 300 N. Buena Vista St. The program honors the life of Cesar
Chavez, who would have been 76 on Monday.
This program is free. For more information, call 238-5620.