The Burbank Theater has been a landmark on Bascom Avenue for more than half a century. Sadly, it has fallen on hard times in recent decades, with some past dubious uses and a run-down appearance. I worry that a future owner may want to level the entire building to redevelop the property. That’s why I was so heartened on June 19, when the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved my proposal to add the theater to the County’s Heritage Resource Inventory.
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To read or listen to the fully story, visit: https://www.kqed.org/news/10953849/whats-it-like-to-live-in-an-urban-island Why are there so many unincorporated "urban islands" in the San Jose area? To find out, first we went to Jane Power's house. When you stand on her front porch, you'd think you're in San Jose. Walk 10 minutes south and you can be at San Jose City College. Drive a few miles east and you can be in the city's downtown. But when Power and her neighbors cast thei