Politics

Price of single-family homes in Burbank rise

Price of single-family homes in Burbank rise

The median price for a single-family home in Burbank rose 11% last month compared to the same time in 2013, and sales also grew during the period, according to the latest real estate report.

Sample ballots, pamphlets cause confusion

The Burbank City Clerk’s office mailed ballots and sample pamphlet books for the city’s upcoming primary election this week.

La Cañada school board head eyes Gatto seat

La Cañada school board head eyes Gatto seat

Andrew Blumenfeld, president of the La CaƱada Unified School District Governing Board, has announced his plans to run for California's 43rd Assembly District in 2016.

Candidates win fans in high places

Candidates win fans in high places

For Juan Guillen, a candidate for the Burbank City Council in the Feb. 24 primary election, endorsements aren’t something he’s been aggressively seeking.

Council election funding varies

Council election funding varies

City council candidates in Burbank’s primary race have received contributions from places as distant as Massachusetts and remote as Guernsey, Wyo. — population roughly 1,150 — but much of the financial backing has come from within Burbank or nearby communities.

More than $22K in total contributions for Burbank school board candidates

More than $22K in total contributions for Burbank school board candidates

With Burbank’s primary election less than a month away, the leader in the school board money race is Woodbury professor Armond Aghakhanian, who has raised nearly $12,000 as of Jan. 10.

City to fill vacancy on airport board

The Burbank City Council is set to select a commissioner to fill a vacancy on the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority board on Tuesday.

Hearing date set for Walmart appeal

Hearing date set for Walmart appeal

A hearing date has been set for next month in an appeal filed by Walmart in its efforts to open a store in Burbank.

Adam Schiff ponders Senate run

Adam Schiff ponders Senate run

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) said Thursday that he is seriously considering running for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Barbara Boxer, who announced she will retire after her term ends in 2016.

Council forum focuses on development

Council forum focuses on development

With a little more than a month until the city's primary election, the seven Burbank City Council candidates vying for two open seats sought to distinguish themselves Tuesday night.

Bob Hope Airport sees increase in passengers

Bob Hope Airport sees increase in passengers

The number of passengers traveling through Bob Hope Airport rose in November, compared to the same period in 2013, continuing a trend that began in July, according to the latest statistics.

Former mayor appointed to water board

Former Burbank Mayor Marsha Ramos is now the city’s representative on the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California board of directors.

Traffic tests refocus Talaria worries

Traffic tests refocus Talaria worries

Burbank City Council members endured another round of criticism over their approval of the Talaria at Burbank project this week as they prepared to consider a planned traffic mitigation test in the area near the proposed mixed-use development.

Upcoming election forums scheduled

Burbank voters will have the opportunity to get to know the candidates in the city’s upcoming elections and hear their views on issues important to the community at a series of events that kick off next week.

Early tallies in for primary election

Following the close of the first reporting period for the Burbank primary election, Chris Rizzotti and Armond Aghakhanian led the fundraising race for two City Council seats and three Burbank Unified board of education spots.

Schiff decries proposal for high-speed rail tunnel below Angeles National Forest

Schiff decries proposal for high-speed rail tunnel below Angeles National Forest

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) is speaking out against the proposed idea of having high-speed rail tracks run through underground tunnels beneath the Angeles National Forest to connect Palmdale and Burbank and calls the alternative a costly dead-end.

Thousands gather in San Fernando Valley to protest high-speed rail route

Thousands gather in San Fernando Valley to protest high-speed rail route

A proposal to lay high-speed rail tracks through California's Angeles National Forest -- originating in Burbank -- brought thousands of opponents to a rally Tuesday night in the...

 

 

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Boys & Girls Club wants to expand

Boys & Girls Club wants to expand

With the Boys & Girls Club of Burbank and Greater East Valley bulging at the seams, the club’s leadership approached the city of Burbank to discuss a possible partnership allowing them to build a new facility on city park property.

Reversal on Third Street project catches developer by surprise

A close vote by the Burbank City Council last month approving a retail-and-residential development project proposed for downtown Burbank swung the other way this week, leading to a 3-2 rejection of the proposal on second reading of the ordinance.

Schiff appointed to House intelligence committee

Schiff appointed to House intelligence committee

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) was chosen on Thursday to serve as the top Democrat on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

City bumps up its business tax

Business tax rates in the city of Burbank will increase this year, thanks to a slight bump in an economic indicator that tracks the wholesale prices for domestic goods.

City Clerk's office seeks poll workers

City Clerk's office seeks poll workers

As Burbank prepares for its upcoming municipal elections, the City Clerk’s Office has started accepting applications for temporary workers to help run the polling places.

Looking Ahead: A year of stores and other stories in 2015

Looking Ahead: A year of stores and other stories in 2015

Change is in the air in Burbank, including a new school superintendent and new elected officials after the April election as three incumbents don’t plan to run again.

New ordinance allows closer inspection of prospective pawnbrokers

Pawnbrokers, junk peddlers and second-hand dealers will have to undergo more rigorous back checks by police before receiving a license, according to an ordinance change approved by Burbank City Council last week.

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