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.
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.
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
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.