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Social-media bill dealing with student activity signed into law

Social-media bill dealing with student activity signed into law

Students' public posts on social media collected by school officials must be discarded within a year after a student leaves the district and parents must be notified that school officials are analyzing social-media posts under a new law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown Monday.

Nonprofit drops suit against city, IKEA

Nonprofit drops suit against city, IKEA

A nonprofit that sued Burbank and IKEA earlier this year, claiming the city had not prepared an adequate...

Burbank on Parade goes West

Burbank is getting ready to roll back the clocks for next year's Burbank on Parade in April as the theme travels back to a bygone era of cow pokes, cattle rustlers and steam locomotives.

Program to offer course on leadership

The Burbank Neighborhood Leadership program is seeking applicants for its latest five-month course, which teaches residents leadership skills and introduces them to city departments, local nonprofits and local businesses.

Burbank hammering out settlement on utility-fund transfers

The city of Burbank has reached a tentative settlement in a lawsuit that claimed its long-running practice of transferring funds from the city's utility to its General Fund is illegal.

Burbank Police to buy electric motorcycles

Burbank Police to buy electric motorcycles

The Burbank Police Department will purchase a pair of stealthily quiet new motorcycles that will allow officers to patrol on the roadways and off under a plan approved by the City Council Tuesday.

Temporary ice-skating rink to return to Burbank

Temporary ice-skating rink to return to Burbank

A temporary ice-skating rink that took over the parking lot behind City Hall last holiday season will return this year and stick around a little longer.

City looks into preserving historic signs

City looks into preserving historic signs

When Umami Burger moved into the building on the corner of Riverside Drive and Rose Street in Burbank, it kept a few traces of Papoo's Hot Dog Show, a restaurant that had been there for 62 years before closing in 2011.

FAA to implement complaint system for helicopter noise

Complaints about noise from helicopters flying above Los Angeles County could soon be registered online or made by phone following an announcement made this past weekend by the Federal Aviation Administration.

City Clerk to assist voter registration

The Burbank City Clerk’s office will host an open house on Tuesday as part of an ongoing effort to increase voter turnout in the city.

Airport Authority approves bid to insulate homes

A $1-million contract to better insulate 29 single-family and condominium-style homes from aircraft noise at the Bob Hope Airport was unanimously approved by the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority on Monday.

Schiff signs on to request for camera funding

Schiff signs on to request for camera funding

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) on Friday urged the Department of Justice to help fund body-worn video cameras for local police agencies nationwide, which he said would increase transparency, improve community relations and create a record of events.

Governor signs bill tripling funding for film tax-credit program

Governor signs bill tripling funding for film tax-credit program

David Dowell likes living in Glendale. He likes eating at local restaurants with his wife, a school teacher. He likes riding his bike to work about 5.5 miles from his home.

Bob Hope Airport sees slight bump in passengers

Bob Hope Airport sees slight bump in passengers

After a two-month dip in passengers at Bob Hope Airport, there was a 1.2% increase in July compared to the same month last year, despite a 4.7% drop in available seats, according to the latest passenger report.

Residents voice concerns on Talaria project at last meeting before Council review

About three dozen community members gathered at the Buena Vista Library on Thursday for the city's last community meeting on the proposed Talaria at Burbank development before the Burbank City Council considers the project — a 241-unit luxury apartment complex on top of a Whole Foods market...

After three earlier attempts, Burbank Hills residents get their gates

After three earlier attempts, Burbank Hills residents get their gates

The fourth time’s the charm for Burbank Hills residents, who for decades have sought the city’s approval for exit and entrance gates in their private hillside neighborhood.

Meeting to talk Talaria project

Residents interested in weighing in on the Talaria at Burbank mixed-use project that's been proposed in the city's media district can attend a community meeting Thursday.

Verdugo Rec Center roof project includes lead abatement

Verdugo Rec Center roof project includes lead abatement

Crews over the last week have been performing lead abatement on the roof of the Verdugo Recreation Center as part of a $140,000 roof replacement project, city officials said.

Seniors boost number of veterans deemed unemployable

Seniors boost number of veterans deemed unemployable

Jack Behunin received welcome news last year from the Department of Veterans Affairs: Due to war-related medical conditions, he was being declared unfit to work, boosting his tax-free monthly disability compensation from $1,850 to $3,000.

Police investigation into rail collision continues

Police investigation into rail collision continues

The motorist killed in a Metrolink train collision in Burbank Tuesday reportedly drove through the railroad crossing arms, which had been down for about 20 seconds, when he was struck by the train, Burbank police said.

Hillside gates proposal heads to Council

Hillside gates proposal heads to Council

A proposal to install gates at the entrances of a residential neighborhood in Burbank's hillside is slated to be considered — for the fourth time since 1987 — by the Burbank City Council on Tuesday.

Burbank seeks answers on bullet train's impact

The Burbank City Council last week asked the California High-Speed Rail Authority to analyze in its environmental impact reports how the construction of a $68-billion bullet train connecting Los Angeles to San Francisco would impact traffic, the local airport and surrounding land uses in Burbank.

Burbank City Council OKs contract to fix streets

Plans to resurface 96 blocks of residential streets in Burbank are underway, with the Burbank City Council last week unanimously approving a contract to start the $2.7-million project.

Proposal for rail corridor through Angeles National Forest draws fire

Proposal for rail corridor through Angeles National Forest draws fire

A recent proposal to study cutting a high-speed rail corridor through the Angeles National Forest is drawing fire from San Fernando Valley communities near the preserve's southwest boundary, the Los...

Gatto-introduced hit-and-run bills headed to Brown's desk

Two pieces of legislation that seek to reduce the number of hit-and-runs in the state are headed to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk after passing in both the Assembly and Senate.

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