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Mayor praises city's recent fiscal health

Mayor praises city's recent fiscal health

Burbank Mayor David Gordon touted the city’s recent economic health during the annual State of the City address Wednesday, before unveiling a plan that he hopes will lay a foundation for the city’s continued fiscal health.

Outsourcing street-sweeping proposal nixed

Burbank residents and city workers spoke out at a City Council meeting on Tuesday against a staff proposal to outsource a single commercial-area street-sweeping route.

Study finds 80 potentially historic signs in Burbank

Study finds 80 potentially historic signs in Burbank

A proposed ordinance intended to help preserve historic signs around the city inched closer to reality Tuesday night when the Burbank City Council reviewed the findings of a study about the historic assets.

Contenders face off in House race

Contenders face off in House race

Opponents for the local congressional election next week offered their views on issues facing the area and the nation, from bipartisanship to gun control.

Traffic mitigation measures approved by MTA

Traffic mitigation measures approved by MTA

A group of projects intended to relieve the traffic impacts of construction projects on the Golden State (5) Freeway were approved last week by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority.

Gatto, Royal differ on plans

Gatto, Royal differ on plans

While the two contenders for the state Assembly seat in the 43rd District are opposites on party lines, each has his own vision on how to cut red tape in order to help small business owners save money and boost the economy.

City settles over fund transfer

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

Multiple topics addressed at Burbank town hall meeting

Burbank residents voiced a variety of concerns at a town hall meeting on Tuesday, including gripes about water restrictions, grievances about parking, complaints about graffiti and grime and criticism of the city’s smoking-ban ordinance.

Burbank residents asked to reduce outdoor water use

Burbank residents asked to reduce outdoor water use

Burbank residents are being asked to cut back on outdoor water use even more during the winter months as California continues to endure a severe drought.

Numbers grow at Bob Hope Airport

Numbers grow at Bob Hope Airport

For the first time in more than six years, the number of passengers at Bob Hope Airport was up more than 5% in September, with a 5.4% increase compared with the same month last year, according to the latest statistics.

Burbank City Council approves Talaria project

Burbank City Council approves Talaria project

Calling the Talaria at Burbank mixed-use project proposed in the city’s Media District “too dense” and “not appropriate,” Burbank Mayor David Gordon chastised his City Council colleagues for supporting the development on Tuesday.

White House will display Armenian Orphan Rug next month

White House will display Armenian Orphan Rug next month

The White House will be displaying the Armenian Orphan Rug, also known as the Ghazir Rug, as part of an exhibit at the White House Visitors Center from Nov. 18 to 23, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced on Wednesday.

Voter Registration at Woodbury Street Fair

As part of an effort to boost voter turnout, the Burbank City Clerk’s Office will be at the Woodbury University Street Fair on Saturday to help register voters.

To fight drought, Burbank reuses pool water

Burbank’s McCambridge Pool is closed for winter, as it usually is when the summer swim season ends. As usual, the water’s been drained away to make way for maintenance work and painting, but this year something’s different.

Protesters regroup at Hobby Lobby

Protesters regroup at Hobby Lobby

A protest sprung up at Hobby Lobby in Burbank Saturday, roughly three months after an initial series of demonstrations that followed the opening of the craft chain on Victory Boulevard.

Burbank City Council, school board to meet in special joint session

The Burbank City Council and School Board will conduct a study session on career technical education during a special joint meeting to be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday in the auditorium of John Burroughs High School, 1920 W. Clark Ave.

City talks possibility of building dog park

Shelley Rizzotti has lived in Burbank since the mid-1990s, but it wasn’t until a City Council meeting in 2012 that she first learned of a local saga that’s lasted nearly two decades — the effort to get an off-leash dog park in the city.

Residents weigh in on proposed Talaria project

Residents weigh in on proposed Talaria project

Burbank City Council chambers overflowed with residents Tuesday night who showed up to voice either support or opposition of a proposal to build a 241-unit luxury apartment complex atop a 43,000-square-foot Whole Foods market in the city’s Media District.

Bob Hope Airport to increase parking choices

Bob Hope Airport to increase parking choices

In preparation for the holiday travel season, Bob Hope Airport officials are working to increase available parking options before Thanksgiving, which includes opening a lot with covered parking that’s within walking distance of the terminal.

League of Women Voters to hold candidate forum

The League of Women Voters of Glendale/Burbank will hold a forum for candidates running in the 28th Congressional District at 7 p.m. Friday in the Burbank City Council Chambers, 275 E. Olive Ave.

Passenger numbers tick up at Bob Hope Airport

Passenger numbers tick up at Bob Hope Airport

Passenger traffic at Bob Hope Airport rose for the second month in a row in August, with a 1.8% increase compared to the same month last year, according to the latest statistics.

Bob Hope Airport's new crosswalk eases foot travel

Bob Hope Airport's new crosswalk eases foot travel

Bob Hope Airport officials stopped traffic on Empire Avenue Monday — literally.

Spaces remain a premium at Magnolia Park

Spaces remain a premium at Magnolia Park

When one-hour parking signs went up last week on Magnolia Boulevard between Lima and Avon streets, where business owners have complained customers of a new cafe are "monopolizing" area...

Multiuse project in downtown Burbank working its way through review

Multiuse project in downtown Burbank working its way through review

Burbank officials have started to review a proposed multiuse project on North First Street in downtown Burbank, across from Flappers Comedy Club and AMC Burbank 16, and it could extend what's known as downtown past its current boundaries.

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.

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