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Gitana permit to be reviewed

BURBANK -- The planning board is expected to determine if Gitana

Restaurant has violated its conditional-use permit during its Monday



The compliance hearing comes after Police Chief Thomas Hoefel

determined the nightclub was creating a “substantial adverse impact

on the delivery of police services,” city documents said. Police have

billed the club nearly $7,000 for service calls in excess of the


three-per-month allowed in the club’s use permit.

If the planning board finds Gitana is in violation of its permit,

it could recommend to the city council that the permit be revoked.

The planning board will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the City Council

Chamber at City Hall, 275 E. Olive Ave.

Ben Godar

News director will return to KNBC

MEDIA DISTRICT WEST -- Robert Long, a veteran newsman who has


worked in radio, TV and print news since the 1960s, will return to

KNBC as vice president and news director, NBC announced Friday. He

begins Aug. 18.

Long will relocate to NBC’s Burbank studios from WRC-TV, an

NBC-owned-and-operated station in Washington, D.C., where he worked

as vice president of news and operations since 1999. WRC became the

leading news station in its market during Long’s tenure, according to

an NBC news release.


Long, who previously worked at KNBC as managing editor from 1997

to 1999, replaces Kimberly Goodwin.

Long has worked as executive producer of KCAL’s “World Report”

from 1995 to 1997, and managing editor and executive producer at

KCOP-TV from 1991 to 1995. He also wrote for WWDC Radio News in

Washington, D.C., and the Associated Press.

Jackson Bell

Joslyn stages talent show

MAGNOLIA PARK -- Grab your 10-gallon hat, chaps and cowboy boots,

and mosey on over to the Joslyn Adult Center’s western-themed Senior

Superstar Showcase.

The semi-annual event, now in its third year, will be staged at 1

p.m. Monday in the center’s Hazel Walker Auditorium, 1301 W. Olive


Marie Burnett and Byron Crossley star in the 90-minute talent

show, which features performances by center members.

Entrance fee is a jar of peanut butter or a can of tuna fish to be

donated to the Burbank Temporary Aid Center, or a $2 donation that

goes to the Joslyn Recreation Committee.

Refreshments will be served in the nutrition area after the show.

Molly Shore