Bascom Corridor – VTA rendering available

Hello Burbank Community,

The VTA previously performed a  Bascom Corridor Complete Streets Study and has released a proposed rendering of the Bascom Avenue upgrade for better pedestrian and bicycle use ,vehicle safety, and landscaping. The link below is to a PDF with the Bascom upgrades highlighted.

VTA Bascom Upgrade 2022 proposed

Project status: Currently the project is pending funding. If you support these changes, please send your letter of support to: Active Transportation Scoping Committee, 11220 N. Street. MS 52, Sacramento, CA 95814

Thank you,


BCA Community Update

Dear Community,

2020 has presented a variety of challenges to our Burbank community, and we wanted to post an update to share  the work that we continue to do behind the scenes. While meeting in person is a challenge we are doing what we can remotely and reaching out as we always have.

We have heard feedback from area residents about various items and we pledge to continue efforts and adapt the changes that we are all experiencing. While the circumstances have changed for all of us, there is still a need and desire to keep the Burbank as a place we can live in safely and be proud to call home. Onto the latest updates!

  1. General Community Safety: The Sheriff’s office has been dealing with budget cuts as well, and this included cuts to the Community Liaison role. We re-introduced ourselves to the current Lieutenant and Sergeant of Burbank Patrol Units. They have committed to sharing a quarterly report of events that take place in the Burbank that we can share with the community.
  2. Burbank Theater: We have made contact with the property management company go the Burbank Theater. They are aware of the current condition of the vandalized building. They have visited the site and evaluating options (adding a fence around the property, painting over graffiti, etc.). Now that we have identified the property management representative, we will keep at it to ensure positive actions are taken.

That’s all for now – we will expect to do more updates in this manner to provide more visibility into our behind the scenes activities.

As always – if you have specific concerns or problems, check out our Resource page and if you can’t find what you need, feel free to contact us or post on Nextdoor.

-The Burbank Community Association (BCA)

BCA General Meeting on March 22, 2017!

Burbank residents are invited to our next BCA general Meeting to be held on March 22nd, 2017 at 7pm in the Rose Garden Library Community Room. Please park on the street as the Rose Garden parking garage will close at 7pm!

Address: Rose Garden Library, 1580 Naglee Ave, San Jose CA 95126

Anti-Grafitti and Anti-Litter Resource Presentation by the City of San José.
Burbank area updates from:
– California Highway Patrol
– Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office
– Kieran Kelly (Office of County Supervisor Ken Yeager)
– Alisha Schoen (Deputy District Attorney, Santa Clara County)

Thank you to our March Flyer Sponsors: Calderon’s Tires, Pho Lynn and ZIP2Print!

BCA-March-2017-FINAL Download PDF here

See you on the 22nd!

The BCA Board

BCA Update – Posting of Bylaws and Standing Rules [UPDATE]

For Dec 1, 2016, we are formally posting the Burbank Community Association (BCA) Bylaws and Standing Rules in process.

Thank you to all who provided feedback, while updating these “behind the scenes” policies and procedures were time consuming, they are key to helping the BCA maintain relevancy to the community we represent.

[UPDATE] June 15, 2017: Please note that per our March 22 General Meeting, the BCA Bylaws and Standing Rules were approved. PDF link is below.

BCA Bylaws and Standing Rules (PDF)

The BCA Board

Special thanks to Santa Clara County Sheriffs for Neighborhood Watch presentation

Saturday’s “How to start Neighborhood Watch in your area” presentation by the Santa Clara County Sheriff was really helpful. Primarily focused on areas of the Burbank area without Neighborhood Watch programs in place, it was a good reminder that the first step to any community empowerment starts with just asking the right questions and having the power of the community to back it up. The presentation from the Sheriff’s deputies focused on how to be safer and set up Neighborhood Watch programs.  The attendees gained useful information and were able to meet members of their community and get to know their neighbors.


If you would like more information on how to participate in an existing Neighborhood Watch program, or would like to start one in your area, feel free to contact the BCA and we can make sure we get you to the right person.

-The BCA

KQED – Bay Curious – Why does San Jose have so many urban islands?

Special thanks to KQED’s Ericka Cruz Guevarra for a great overview of urban islands in San Jose. As part of their Bay Curious segment, a listener requested some details on the history of urban islands in San Jose. As Burbank residents, we have some insight on this as we get to live the island dream every day. Some members of the BCA were fortunate enough to meet Ericka in person for an interview and answer some questions first hand. Check it out!


Why Does San Jose Have So Many Urban Islands?



Back Alley Block Party – July 23rd!

Back Alley Block Party:

Join us for a Pop-up Alley Makeover Event!


Saturday, July 23rd | 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Business Circle Back Alley

@ W. San Carlos St. & S. Bascom Ave.

(Directly behind 349 S Bascom Ave, San Jose, CA)


This one-day event will transform a portion of the Business Circle back alley into

a welcoming community gathering space with:


BBQ from Time Deli • Ice Cream from Scoops Truck • Games/Activities for Kids

Music • Mural Painting • Bike Safety Games and Education • And more!


Please join us for a community event that will celebrate what we love about our neighborhood and demonstrate possibilities for making Business Circle a more vibrant place for businesses and residents of all ages. For more info and to RSVP on Facebook, visit!


To volunteer to help with the event, sign up at:


Questions? Contact: Julie Flynn at

– or- Alisha Schoen at | (408) 808-3766

BCA in the Rose, White & Blue Parade


Join BCA Man on the Street Ken Colson for the Rose, White & Blue parade, July 4.  The  parade starts at 10AM at Lincoln High School (555 Dana Ave.) and concludes with a picnic on the Alameda from 11am-3pm.  Ken will be driving is VW Bug with the BCA logo, so be sure to keep an eye out to cheer him on.  Happy 4th of July!

Volunteer Opportunity: Join the Burbank Adopt-A-Stop Program


Want to help make Burbank community a little bit better? Join  BCA’s Man on the Street, Ken Colson in the VTA Adopt-A-Stop Program.  With over 4500 bus stops in Santa Clara County, the VTA relies on citizens to help them know when bus stops need maintenance.  Through Adopt-A-Stop program individuals, churches and businesses adopt up to 6 stops to pick up litter and report concerns to the VTA.

As part of the BCA’s anti-litter program, Ken has adopted 6 bus stops in the Burbank area.  Ken and the BCA are looking for volunteers to join this effort.  This is an easy way to help your community. Once a week, volunteers visit a stop to pick up litter and to report damage or graffiti as needed.  Stops are located at Bascom Ave. & Olive Ave, Bascom Ave. & Stevens Creek Blvd. & Bradley Ave., and Bascom Ave. & San Carlos St.

To volunteer or learn more, contact the BCA at

BCA website live!

Thank you to everyone that has provided feedback on the new website design. We will be doing some additional content updates as we go and enhancing the site to provide value to BCA supporters and residents/businesses in the Burbank Community.

Special thanks to Jubilation Photography for the Burbank theater photos!