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Years end and no resolution in sight.

Back in early 2016scales-of-justice, the 1st mortgage officially filed a lawsuit against the owners (and all lien holders) of the Burbank Theater, Santa Clara County Superior Court Case @115CV284426.

So what has happened in almost 2 years?

Lawyers have come and gone replaced by newer lawyers, each time adding new delays.

New defendants have showed up with claims, only to be retracted or never followed through in later hearings.

The clerks office went on strike further delaying default judgement, and 1st mortgage has been waiting till each new case management conference to do anything… So the case is now scheduled for it’s next action “in the next 90 days” with the only hard-ish date now set for April 2018.

The light at the end of the tunnel?  It’s there somewhere, the good news now is – it’s very clear who the owners are and who the owners are not.

Happy New Year everyone!

April 2018 update: The court took in various updates at the April meeting and is now targeting September 2018 to conclude the foreclosure.

Sometimes is feels like it’s an endless battle… graffiti


Some days… the Burbank Theater is really hard to walk into… you look around at the latest round of graffiti and say to yourself… is it worth the endless battle?

Then we snap out of it – call the sheriff they come right away always surprised when anyone reports anything at the Burbank Theater.  They are always somewhat shocked that anyone cares, but we care.

We care enough to call, we insist on a criminal report number… and then we take our time and review all the security camera footage.

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Then because we’ve been through this so many times, out comes the paint rollers, the paint cans, the extension ladders, etc.. and voilla gone in 60 seconds… 🙂  well ok… gone in 60 minutes.


But the best part is… once we finish reviewing the security camera footage… and we get to send the latest round of graffitist – picture to the sherriff.  Right down to their 1:40am till 1:53am timeline, the color of their red shoes, their silly shorts… and the smug look on their faces looking up at their amazing grafitti job – as the cameras are looking directly down into their faces.  It’s the part that makes it all worth it.

Graffiti once again


Well on the morning of October 17th, it appears it was once again time to deal with Graffiti – officers were onsite by 10am, it was completely cleaned up within an hour by Studio Sharise. And digital camera records were reviewed and information provided to the Sheriff Department by end of day.

Special thanks to the Santa Clara Sheriff’s department for coming quickly, and the great follow up in reviewing camera footage.  We later were told a very large number of businesses were hit the same night, from San Carlos to Leigh Avenue.2015-10-17-graffiti-at-burbank-theater-again

San Jose Radio coverage for saving the Burbank Theater

radio-station-newsWhile we didn’t hear what was said – 106.5 FM of San Jose – MIX 106.5 – provided commentary on how Sharise Parviz is working to save the Burbank Theater (some time on November 7, 2014).

And whatever was said was certainly positive, as we had several people approach us and tell us they heard about what we were doing on the radio!

So special thanks to MIX 106.5!  We hope the Silicon Valley is enjoying you station!  Personally  your station has been one of our radio presets on all our cars for many decades!  Keep up the great work and great music!

Mercury News Coverage Save Burbank Campaign

newspaper-newsThe Community News division of the Mercury News published a great article on October 8, 2014 (local papers published on October 10, 2014), covering several topics on the multifaceted nature of the goals, and the problems with the Theater.

Here’s the link,