Politics

Hebrew school OK'd to expand

Burbank resident Victoria Sabonjohn was nine months pregnant when she and her husband moved into a home near Jefferson Elementary School, about a mile from Burbank Temple Emanu El, which has a preschool.

Bus service may ease I-5 worries

As road construction continues on the Golden State (5) Freeway, expanded bus service closing the “transit gap” between the cities of Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena could ease traffic impacts in the region, local officials say.

Bob Hope Airport expands parking options

Bob Hope Airport expands parking options

To help handle an anticipated surge in travelers during the holiday season, Bob Hope Airport officials are expanding the airfield’s parking options by reopening and redesignating lots in its existing inventory.

Burbank looks to get 'dirty' with its vehicles

Burbank looks to get 'dirty' with its vehicles

Cars and light-duty trucks belonging to the city of Burbank may start to get dirtier soon, but you probably won’t have to write “wash me” on the dirty windows.

Burbank residents ask officials for watered-down restrictions

Burbank residents ask officials for watered-down restrictions

Due to the ongoing drought, Burbank residents are restricted in their outdoor watering to only one day a week through April, but residents have complained about the limits.

Veterans Day ceremony to be held in Burbank

Veterans Day ceremony to be held in Burbank

In commemoration of Veterans Day, the city of Burbank and the Burbank Veterans Committee will host a ceremony at the McCambridge Park War Memorial, on the corner Amherst Drive and San Fernando Boulevard at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 11.

Schiff, Gatto easily win their political races

Schiff, Gatto easily win their political races

Both Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and state Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) had resounding wins in their races to remain in office on Tuesday.

Bob Hope officials look into branding effort

Bob Hope Airport may soon go “back to the future” through a branding effort to highlight the airfield’s proximity to Hollywood and the many film and television studios in the San Fernando Valley.

Seven make moves toward 2015 Council election

As the nomination period opened this week for candidates in the Burbank 2015 municipal elections, at least seven people are considering or have already announced their intent to vie for two City Council seats next spring.

Four to vie for open seats on Burbank school board

With three open seats on the Burbank Unified school board this coming spring, at least four people intend to toss their hats into the ring.

Polls open at 7 a.m. on election day

Tuesday is election day, with polling places open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Residents signal increased danger at crosswalks

Residents signal increased danger at crosswalks

Children walking to school at George Washington Elementary School cross the street at Winona Avenue and Lincoln Street with the help of a crossing guard, but now she needs help.

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.

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