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City manager appoints library services director BURBANK...

City manager appoints library services director

BURBANK -- Sharon Cohen was named the city’s library services

director Friday.

City Manager Mary Alvord appointed the 25-year department veteran


to the post. Cohen has served as interim library services director

since the October departure of former library services director John


During her term as interim director, Cohen has overseen the


opening of the new Buena Vista Library and the passage of the Measure

L library bond. Her staff helped prepare the ballot measure, as well

as assisting in submitting an application for $20 million in state

funds to build a new Central Library.

Laura Sturza

FAA won’t say if letter meets deadline

AIRPORT DISTRICT -- Federal Aviation Administration Administrator

Marion Blakey’s 60-day deadline to build a new terminal at the


Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport or return the agency’s grant money

ends today, and the airport said it met the deadline by asking for

more time.

FAA officials would not speculate whether the letter sent Monday

meets Blakey’s deadline. FAA media specialist Marcia Adams described

the deadline’s terms as requiring the airport to provide “either

something that says they’re going to build a terminal, or repay the

federal funds that were given to them.”


Further details on the FAA’s response or a date by when it would

reply to the letter were not available, Adams said.

The agency provided about $40 million in grants toward the

airport’s purchase of the 130-acre former Lockheed B-6 property. The

land was planned to house a new terminal. The city and the airport

have been unable to reach agreement on the terms of the proposed

project during years of negotiations.

Laura Sturza

Parents rally at City Hall

CIVIC CENTER -- Parents will rally in front of City Hall at 5 p.m.

Thursday before the start of the school board meeting.

Roosevelt Elementary School parent Niki Capshaw said parents from

McKinley, Bret Harte, Stevenson and Washington elementary schools

will join Roosevelt parents to protest teacher and program cuts in

the district’s schools.

Also joining the group will be school board member-elect Paul

Krekorian, Capshaw said.

City Hall is at 275 E. Olive Ave.

In a rally Capshaw headed earlier this month at Teddy Bear Park,

adjacent to Roosevelt Elementary School, she said state Sen. Jack

Scott (D-Burbank), who attended, called it “grass-roots democracy in


Molly Shore