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City swears in council, school board members

City swears in council, school board members

In taking his seat for the first time as Burbank mayor, Bob Frutos outlined his priorities for the office, which include ensuring the city’s public safety services remain top notch, potholes get filled and the city government becomes more accountable and responsive.

IKEA's plans to generate on-site power hit a snag

Just a few weeks after breaking ground on a new store in Burbank, IKEA officials were in City Council chambers Tuesday to protest a policy that would keep them from generating their own power at the site using fuel-cell technology.

Water conservation measures, enforcement step up in Burbank

Water conservation measures, enforcement step up in Burbank

Water-wasters watch out — Burbank Water and Power will begin enforcing the city’s water-conservation ordinance by imposing $100 fines for violations such as watering lawns on days when it’s not allowed or failing to fix leaky irrigation systems.

Residents weigh in on Rim of the Valley expansion options at town hall

Residents weigh in on Rim of the Valley expansion options at town hall

A town hall forum in La Cañada Monday asked residents to weigh in on a recent National Park Service report that calls for potentially expanding the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area to include the Rim of the Valley corridor of regional mountains.

Memo reveals ineligible votes cast in election for Democratic delegates, prompts ballot redo

As the California Democratic Party prepares for its convention next month in Orange County, an internecine squabble about delegates from the La Cañada, Burbank and Glendale areas has pulled back the curtain on local allegiances and power struggles.

Voting irregularities mar Democratic committee election

Democratic officials in Sacramento Monday ordered a redo of the election of local delegates, ruling about 15% of voters were not qualified to cast a ballot.

Local officials criticize Obama, Turkish government at Armenian Genocide commemoration event

Local officials criticize Obama, Turkish government at Armenian Genocide commemoration event

In the weeks leading up to April 24 -- the date widely accepted as Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day -- Armenians around the world took part in events like a six-mile march to the Turkish Consulate in Los Angeles and candlelight vigils to pay tribute to the 1.5 million Armenians who were killed at...

Schiff to host Rim of the Valley town hall

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) will host a town hall meeting Monday night about the National Park Service’s draft report for the Rim of the Valley Study, which was released two...

While international majority agrees, recognition of Armenian Genocide still a tough sell for some

While international majority agrees, recognition of Armenian Genocide still a tough sell for some

When parties in the Austrian Parliament this week signed a declaration calling the slaughter of Armenians by the Ottoman Turks that began in 1915 a genocide, the Republic of Turkey issued a statement saying it would leave “permanent stains on Turkish-Austrian friendship” and recalled its...

Armenian Americans span three decades of local leadership

The first Armenian American elected to public office in Glendale didn’t think that being the first was unique at the time.

More than 130,000 people take part in LA rally commemorating Armenian Genocide centennial

More than 130,000 people take part in LA rally commemorating Armenian Genocide centennial

A century after a genocide that left 1.5 million Armenians dead, thousands of their descendants took the streets of Los Angeles in remembrance on Friday, while also demanding recognition from the perpetrators.

Schiff reads names of Armenian Genocide victims on House floor

Schiff reads names of Armenian Genocide victims on House floor

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) on Wednesday took to the U.S. House of Representatives floor to read the names of 1,000 people killed during the Armenian Genocide.

Bob Hope Airport to have new concession operator

Bob Hope Airport's longtime concession operator, Paradies Shops Inc., will be departing from the terminal this spring, following the award of the latest concession contract to a new vendor.

Three of airport's 'B6' parcel tenants could face lawsuits

Under an agreement with the city of Burbank, the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority was required to end commercial uses on a...

Early adopters of drought-tolerant yard awarded for efforts

Early adopters of drought-tolerant yard awarded for efforts

When Kristen Jennings and her husband bought their home in Burbank in 2000, the yard at their Spanish-style home already had a few native plantings.

Bob Hope Airport seeks to hire parking manager

Bob Hope Airport seeks to hire parking manager

As Bob Hope Airport officials seek to modernize the airfield's parking operations, they will be looking to hire a manager to oversee the parking business — the airport's largest revenue generator — as a separate department.

Obama won't use term 'genocide' at 100th anniversary commemoration of Armenian massacres

Obama won't use term 'genocide' at 100th anniversary commemoration of Armenian massacres

White House officials have decided that President Obama will not use the word “genocide” to describe the killings of more than 1 million Armenians at the hands of Ottoman Turks when he...

Bike helmet bill scaled back following opposition

Bike helmet bill scaled back following opposition

A bill that would have required all bicycle-riding adults to wear a helmet in California has been scaled back following wide opposition from numerous bicycling organizations.

Residents offer thoughts on potential Burbank dog park

Residents offer thoughts on potential Burbank dog park

Burbank resident Terry Hudgens said he “beat the street” handing out fliers and talking to neighbors recently about an off-leash dog park in the city, which he’s worried could impact wildlife near his home.

City officials certify results from general election

City officials certify results from general election

Burbank officials on Friday certified the election results from the city’s Tuesday general election, which had Will Rogers and incumbent Councilwoman Emily Gabel-Luddy ...

Rim of the Valley Corridor study released, recommends expansion over new park

Rim of the Valley Corridor study released, recommends expansion over new park

Following multiple delays and the urging of local lawmakers to publish its findings

Aghakhanian wins seat on Burbank Unified school board

Aghakhanian wins seat on Burbank Unified school board

Woodbury Adjunct Professor Armond Aghakhanian handily won a seat on the Burbank Unified school board Tuesday night.

Rogers, Gabel-Luddy elected to City Council

Rogers, Gabel-Luddy elected to City Council

With just over 11,000 votes cast in the city’s municipal election, fewer than 200 votes separate the winners for the two spots on the City Council, with former Burbank Leader columnist Will Rogers leading the pack, followed by incumbent Councilwoman Emily Gabel-Luddy.

Appellate court sides with Walmart

Appellate court sides with Walmart

Burbank officials should not be barred from issuing building permits to Walmart for a project adjacent to the Empire Center, according to an appellate court opinion filed Tuesday, which in part reverses a lower-court ruling on the matter.

Armenians praise Pope's comments

Armenians praise Pope's comments

Local leaders and community members are praising Pope Francis for his remarks from the Vatican this past weekend that categorized the deaths of 1.5 million Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Empire in 1915 as the first genocide of the 20th century.

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