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"Coffee with Cops"
Have coffee and discuss community issues with law enforcement and community leaders.

Time Deli
349 S. Bascom Ave
Thurs, Aug 27, 9:30 – 10:30 AM

Dumpster Day Coming
Saturday, October 3. We will post details when they are available.


I880-I280 Interchange
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Friday,  August 7,  1 PM
2855 Stevens Creek Blvd (Monroe)
RSVP to: Community.Outreach@vta.org
Or call:  408-321-7575
Light Refreshments Will Be Served
Download the PDF Invitation flyer. VTA I-280/I-880 Project Info Site

BCA General Meeting – Sept 22
Next meeting: Tuesday, September 22, 2015. 6:30 PM. Rose Garden Library Community Room, 1580 Naglee at Dana. See story at left.

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BCA  Meeting – June 2015   More...

BCA  Meeting – Feb 2015   More...

First Tech Credit Union closes West San Carlos branch. Read more....

Bascom Business block shuttered See story at left.

Minutes of BCA meeting Jan 27. Download in PDF.

Save the Burbank Theater!

Once a thriving community entertainment center, now just a relic. Undone by the construction of the 280 freeway, this community icon is now threatened with foreclosure and possible destruction or indefinite mothballing. The Studio Sharise tenant is trying to gain control of the building, hoping to restore or expand the retail areas and enhance the current art and dance studio. Read how you can help Save the Burbank.

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Bus Rapid Transit Corridor
Tour the proposed West San Carlos Bus Rapid Transit Corridor. More...

Free trees for Burbank residents! Trees shade and cool your home, and increase your property's value. Read More...

Chinese Fringe Tree
Burbank Tree Planting – March 17

Emergency Services & Information

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211 Non-Emergency Information Service.  More...

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Our Discussion Group has moved to Next Door Burbank Unincorporated
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Adult Use & Alcohol Sales – Proposed Zoning Revision – Community Meeting

"The Department of Planning and Development is proposing minor text amendments to the zoning ordinance related to adult use and alcohol sales. Proposed revisions include expanding the adult entertainment establishment definition and requiring business that sells alcohol to obtain a Use Permit.

The intent of the meeting is to solicit input and ideas from the community and all interested stakeholders. The proposed revisions is scheduled to be considered by the Planning Commission on August 27, 2015 for recommendation onto the Board of Supervisors."

  • County Government Center
  • 70 West Hedding St., Room 157
  • San Jose, CA 95110
  • Tuesday, August 25, 6:30 PM

Additional information can be found on the Planning Office website
or contact Pamela Wu at (408) 299-5775
or via email at Pamela.Wu@pln.sccgov.org.

Next BCA Meeting Tues Sept 22, 6:30 PM
Rose Garden Library Community Room

The next meeting of the Burbank Community Association will be Tueday, September 22, 6:30 PM, at the Rose Garden Library Community Room, 1580 Naglee at Dana. Find out what's going on in your community, voice your concerns, and hear from our elected representatives and law enforcement officials.

Our usual guest speakers are expected to be representatives from the offices of County Supervisor Ken Yeager, the County District Attorney, and representatives from the County Sheriff and San Jose Police Department.

Watch this space for news of special speakers or presentations at this upcoming event. At our June 2 meeting we featured:

Bascom Business Block Shuttered

All the businesses on Bascom Avenue in the block north of Basile were evicted from their shops.

The entire block of business was shuttered at the end of January, and fenced off by the beginning of February.   Among the evicted business were Burbank favorites, including the Apatzingan Market (now at 901 N. 13th St.), Space Cat (moved to 1415 W. San Carlos), Big Al's Record Barn (collection sold to a Brazillian mega-collector, Zero Freitas), the Holland Shop, Time Tunnel Toys (now at 1583 Meridian Ave), and other unique shops.

At the time of the BCA's last meeting on January 28, County officials said that the property had not yet been sold. Burbank residents curious about the block's fate must wait until it is sold and a permit sought for demolition or repair.

In a reply to a resident's concern, Supervisor Yeager's policy aide, Alex Shoor, said of this issue:

If this property gets purchased and there is a new use of the existing building or a new building altogether gets built ... it will automatically “trigger” annexation into the City of San Jose. This property may then become part of San Jose’s “urban village”* plan for the West San Carlos area. As such, San Jose’s Planning Department would receive the initial paperwork before the County.

* Webmaster's note: This area would probably be treated as a "Commercial Urban Village" under the Envision San Jose 2040 General Plan.

Although the physical premises were somewhat dilapidated, the businesses in this block were truly unique and valued by many Burbank residents. We shall miss them, and to those who survive in new locations we wish the best of luck.

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