Politics

Hearing slated for Bob Hope Airport noise program update

Bob Hope Airport will hold a workshop and public hearing on Monday on its proposed revision of a noise compatibility program for homes around the airfield.

Demolition crews clear the way for new IKEA

Demolition crews clear the way for new IKEA

The first of more than a dozen buildings on the site of the future IKEA store came crashing down in a matter of minutes Thursday morning, a milestone that comes more than a year after the project was approved.

Election meet-and-greet event slated

Election meet-and-greet event slated

The Burbank City Clerk’s Office and the I Vote 4 Burbank 2015 Election Committee will host a meet-and-greet event where voters will have a chance to get acquainted with candidates in the upcoming City Council and school board elections.

Passage of Prop. 47 expected to increase caseload for Burbank city attorney's office

The Burbank city attorney’s office expects to prosecute more than 100 new criminal cases a year with the passage of Proposition 47, which reduced penalties for several criminal offenses.

City talks restrictions on home construction projects

With the Burbank City Council poised to enact a temporary ordinance that would restrict home construction projects more tightly than the current city code, some residents are concerned about the fates of their "dream home" projects.

Schiff visits Burbank High students

Schiff visits Burbank High students

Not only did students learn about Rep. Adam Schiff’s (D-Burbank) day-to-day experience as a congressman, they posed for pictures with him individually and many squeezed into one group “selfie” during his visit to Burbank High School on Friday.

Street closures to stay for now

Street closures to stay for now

The temporary road closures on four streets and an alley north of Alameda Avenue in the city's Media District will continue as the city evaluates a proposal to make them permanent cul-de-sacs.

City clerk watches for incomplete, incorrect ballots

This past Wednesday, ballots for Burbank's April 14 general election started being mailed out to registered voters in the city, but what's become important is how they return to City Hall — and in some cases how they don't.

Reps. introduce resolution to recognize Armenian Genocide

Reps. introduce resolution to recognize Armenian Genocide

Together with more than 40 members of the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) has again introduced a bipartisan resolution calling on President Obama to restore Armenian-Turkish relations and seek the Republic of Turkey’s full acknowledgment of the Armenian Genocide.

Bob Hope Airport looks to highlight 'Burbank advantage' to attract airlines

As Bob Hope Airport officials continue trying to woo increased airline service to the airfield, they’re beginning an effort to highlight what they call the “Burbank advantage” in discussions with commercial passenger carriers.

Electric boxes slated to get new colorful look

Electric boxes slated to get new colorful look

Some drab utility boxes in Burbank are set to get a colorful makeover through a pilot program that will recruit artists from throughout Southern California to spruce up seven pad-mounted electric equipment boxes throughout the city with unique murals.

City staff to draft rules of moratorium on mansionization

City staff to draft rules of moratorium on mansionization

Caught between the forces of mansionization and its foes, Trina Unzicker said she was worried about an ordinance meant to “freeze” development of large, single-family homes in Burbank.

Burbank talks possible locations for off-leash dog park

Burbank talks possible locations for off-leash dog park

Burbank resident Laverne Thomas is “totally against the Starlight Bowl” location as a site for a possible dog park, because it would be “dual purpose” — it would be a parking lot when needed for events and no longer be an area for canines.

Former Burbank police detective seeks reinstatement

A former Burbank detective fired in the wake of allegations of officer misconduct during an investigation of a robbery at Porto’s Bakery in 2007 filed a petition to reverse his termination, citing an arbitrator’s decision that he should be reinstated, court records show.

Expiring leases at Bob Hope Airport leave tenants, including motorcycle academy, 'homeless'

Expiring leases at Bob Hope Airport leave tenants, including motorcycle academy, 'homeless'

Glendale Harley-Davidson’s Riding Academy has had to cancel its previously scheduled motorcycle safety classes for the month and is “out of business” without a home for future classes, Luis Chacon, the program’s director, said earlier this month.

City agrees to pay former detective $451K in settlement

The city reached a $451,000 settlement with a former detective who challenged in court a decision by the Burbank city manager to not reinstate him, citing an independent arbitrator’s recommendation that he should get his job back, officials said.

Stough Canyon Park trail to bear name of late Burroughs High student, hiking enthusiast

Stough Canyon Park trail to bear name of late Burroughs High student, hiking enthusiast

Shane Colin Proffitt, who started his senior year at John Burroughs High School last fall, loved to bowl at Pickwick Gardens on Wednesdays. He loved to cook on Thursdays. And every weekend, he loved to hike with his mother.

Traveler numbers dip slightly at Bob Hope Airport

The number of passengers traveling through Bob Hope Airport declined in December and January, compared to the same months a year prior, but passenger traffic for the 2014 calendar year, as a whole, was essentially flat, according to the latest statistics.

Residents meet with rail authority to discuss proposed Burbank bullet-train station

Residents meet with rail authority to discuss proposed Burbank bullet-train station

A small group of Burbank area residents met Wednesday with officials from the California High-Speed Rail Authority for a “community working group” meeting, one of eight such meetings the authority has been holding to discuss its plans for a bullet-train section running from the...

Burbank considers 'McMansion' moratorium while building codes examined

Burbank considers 'McMansion' moratorium while building codes examined

Sam Masarani purchased a Burbank home with a view in July 2013 and paid a premium for it, but that view is now being threatened by a project next door — a 30-foot-high “huge McMansion.” Other cities without certain “loopholes” in their codes would treat it like a 5,000-...

Despite dip in passengers, Bob Hope Airport reports increased revenue

Revenues from concessions, car rentals and film-production fees helped boost Bob Hope Airport’s financial performance for the 2013-14 fiscal year, according to a financial report released this week following a recent audit of the airfield’s financial statements.

Meetings to focus on potential dog park

Meetings to focus on potential dog park

Burbank residents will have the opportunity to provide city officials feedback on proposed locations and other details of a potential off-leash dog park in the city.

Irish airport official shares parking tips

Some people have seen or sampled fine Irish products, including coffee, whiskey or cream liqueur. There are also many Irish-style pubs. But Irish parking?

Officials certify results from primary election

Officials certify results from primary election

Burbank officials on Friday certified the election results from the city’s Tuesday primary, which had school board candidates Roberta Reynolds and Steve Ferguson winning two of three open seats on the board outright by securing more than 50% of the vote each.

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