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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.

Church's future in question if 'Talaria' is approved

Church's future in question if 'Talaria' is approved

Before David Golding began attending Victory Baptist Church three years ago, his life was in shambles.

Traffic commission advises against change to Magnolia Park parking rules

The Burbank Traffic Commission on Thursday advised city officials not to change parking restrictions on a block in Magnolia Park where merchants complained of inadequate parking for their...

Compromise reached to extend, raise funding for film and television tax credit program

Compromise reached to extend, raise funding for film and television tax credit program

A compromise was reached Wednesday between Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers on a bill that would extend and more than triple funding for a program designed to keep film and television jobs in California, clearing the way for state Senate consideration of the measure. 

Planning board supports proposed Talaria project

Planning board supports proposed Talaria project

Traffic impacts to surrounding neighborhoods and the displacement of a local church were among the top concerns residents brought up at a Planning Board meeting on Monday regarding a 241-unit luxury apartment complex on top of a Whole Foods market proposed to be built in Burbank's media district.

Editorial: Parking at Bob Hope may drive higher revenue

Editorial: Parking at Bob Hope may drive higher revenue

While Bob Hope Airport officials are trying to make sense of the fluctuating revenue from parking operations there, they have come up with some meaningful plans to improve the experience for air and rail travelers.

Planning board to weigh in on Talaria complex

Planning board to weigh in on Talaria complex

The Planning Board on Monday is slated to weigh in on a proposal to build a 241-unit luxury apartment complex on top of a 43,000-square-foot Whole Foods market in the city’s Media District.

Burbank school district appeals $3.2M award in sexual harassment case

Burbank Unified School District officials are appealing an award of $3.2 million in legal fees stemming from a seven-year-old sexual harassment lawsuit.

City of Burbank agrees to $1.4M settlement in Dahlia case

The city has reached a $1.4-million settlement with a former Burbank police detective who sued the city for retaliation after he was fired four years ago for alleged misconduct during the investigation into a takeover robbery at Porto’s Bakery in 2007.

Bob Hope Airport may add more parking

Bob Hope Airport may add more parking

Bob Hope Airport officials are considering adding three new parking areas that would be closer to the terminal in an effort to increase parking revenues — a major funding source for the airfield — as well as providing more convenient parking.

Travelers decline at Bob Hope Airport

Travelers decline at Bob Hope Airport

The number of passengers at Bob Hope Airport dipped by almost 1% in June compared to a year ago, according to the latest report.

Bikers take over Valley Park for BMX Bike-tacular

Bikers take over Valley Park for BMX Bike-tacular

Trent Elliott fastened his helmet and clutched the handlebars of his bike Saturday afternoon as he waited for the last two skateboarders to clear out of Valley Park.

Gatto bill would try to keep movie, TV productions in California

Gatto bill would try to keep movie, TV productions in California

The allocation for the state's program to keep film and television jobs in California may expand to $400 million — quadrupling the current amount — if legislation that passed the Senate Appropriations Committee with a 5-0 vote on Thursday passes in the full Senate and is signed by Gov....

Parking issues vex Burbank merchants

Parking issues vex Burbank merchants

A group of Magnolia Park merchants has asked the city to crack down on parking enforcement and add tougher parking restrictions on their block, arguing that customer traffic has suffered due to a local cafe "monopolizing" area parking.

Nonunion managers to receive raises

Nearly 80 managers not represented by unions, including the former members of the now-defunct Burbank City Attorneys Assn., will receive salary increases to offset the cost of having to pay their full pension employee contributions.

Burbank bus survey shows general satisfaction with service

Burbank bus survey shows general satisfaction with service

Riders of the city's bus service are most dissatisfied with the system's hours of operation and bus-stop frequency, though they reported overall satisfaction with the service, according to results of a city-administered survey.

Two may vie for Gatto post

Two may vie for Gatto post

Two of Glendale's elected city officials may go head to head in a race for the state Assembly’s 43rd District in 2016, both of them having created finance committees to possibly run for the post currently held by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake).

 CalRecycle hands down $32.6M fine

CalRecycle hands down $32.6M fine

The former operator of the city's recycling center, along with an Arizona-based company, owe $32.6 million in restitution to the state after reportedly defrauding the Beverage Container Recycling Program by submitting illegal claims for out-of-state beverage containers, officials said.

Judge denies former police officer's petition to reverse termination

A judge on Friday denied a former Burbank police officer's petition to reverse his termination and award him back pay and benefits, four years after he was fired for alleged misconduct during the investigation into a robbery at Porto's Bakery in 2007.

Residents share ideas at meeting on high-speed rail

A public meeting on new developments for the $68-billion California high-speed rail — including a proposed shorter, more direct tunnel route through Angeles National Forest being studied for the Palmdale-to-Burbank section — drew roughly 100 people to the Buena Vista Library on...

Talk centers on Burbank and Glendale's most vulnerable residents

Affordable housing and job training for low-income residents were among the top issues identified during a panel discussion on Wednesday centered around poverty in Glendale and Burbank and led by local elected officials.

Forum to help residents fight identity theft

A handful of government officials will be at the Los Angeles Zoo Monday night to offer tips on how to avoid becoming a victim of identity theft.

Commission to host public forum in Burbank

The public will have an opportunity to weigh in on the services offered by Burbank police as the department seeks voluntary accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.

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