Politics

Burbank city attorneys' union disbands

A union representing Burbank city attorneys, which was formed last year to seek raises and better pension benefits, has disbanded, citing an inability to represent members without potentially damaging professional relationships at City Hall, records show.

Burbank adopts mandatory water regulations

Burbank adopts mandatory water regulations

Burbank residents will have to cut down on watering their lawns following mandatory regulations adopted unanimously by the City Council Tuesday at the behest of the state.

Gatto gains support for "Yellow Alert" hit-and-run bill

Gatto gains support for "Yellow Alert" hit-and-run bill

A proposed state bill by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) that would utilize digital signs along freeways typically used for displaying Amber Alerts in order to help identify hit-and-run suspects earned support from the Los Angeles City Council.

Work suspended on Bob Hope Airport EIR

Work suspended on Bob Hope Airport EIR

City officials have temporarily suspended work on a report studying the environmental impacts of constructing a new 14-gate terminal at Bob Hope Airport following unresolved differences between the city of Burbank and the airport.

Burbank to debut online comment pilot program for city meetings

Burbank residents can now leave comments for city officials on issues slated to be discussed at upcoming meetings as part of a pilot program to increase community engagement, especially for those who may not be able to attend a meeting in person.

Former chair of Glendale YMCA Bob Driffill dies

Former chair of Glendale YMCA Bob Driffill dies

Robert "Bob" Charles Driffill, a Burbank resident and former chairman of the Glendale YMCA, passed away on July 14. He was 66.

City, airport officials explore land-use options

Roughly a couple dozen residents attended a community workshop Wednesday centered around land use and transportation improvements at the Bob Hope Airport and the area surrounding it.

Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority elects new officers

The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority, which owns and operates the Bob Hope Airport, elected new officers to its commission this week.

For city of Burbank employees, home isn't often where the job is

For city of Burbank employees, home isn't often where the job is

Most city employees commute to Burbank from elsewhere, which city executives said is a personal choice for employees that may depend on individual circumstances like economics, family ties and practicality.

Parking revenue at Bob Hope hits turbulence

Parking revenue at Bob Hope hits turbulence

Bob Hope Airport officials said this week they want to better understand the “troubling” fluctuations in parking revenue.

Preschool eyes home next door, drawing concerns from neighbors

The proposed expansion of a local preschool drew concerns from neighbors about traffic and noise at a Planning Board meeting on Monday, while school operators said they have outgrown their current facility.

Settlement reached in Dahlia case

City officials have reached a settlement with a former Burbank police detective fired in the wake of alleged misconduct during the Porto's robbery investigation, who in turn sued for retaliation,...

Schiff: House Appropriations Committee OKs earthquake early-warning system

The U.S. House Appropriations Committee voted on Tuesday to include $5 million in the Interior and Environment Appropriations bill for fiscal year 2015 for an earthquake early-warning system.

Closures announced for 5 Freeway construction

Closures announced for 5 Freeway construction

Motorists can expect another round of closures this week on the Golden State (5) Freeway as Caltrans continues to work on the $355 million Empire interchange...

Assemblymen boost success at pet shelter

The Pasadena Humane Society saw 132 pets go home with families on its first ever Pet Adoption Day, when all adoption fees were waived for the day.

Schiff co-sponsors amendment to research energy-saving technologies

Schiff co-sponsors amendment to research energy-saving technologies

An amendment to secure $20 million of additional funding for a program to assist the private sector in creating high-impact, energy-saving technologies passed the House of Representatives on Thursday with a 216-206 vote.

Report: Reckless, drunk driving, residential and home burglaries top safety concerns in Burbank

Report: Reckless, drunk driving, residential and home burglaries top safety concerns in Burbank

Reckless and drunk driving as well as home and car burglaries were identified by citizens as problematic issues in Burbank, according to the results of an online survey administered by the Burbank Police Department.

Carol Liu heads library talk on aging

Carol Liu heads library talk on aging

Dozens of people, representing health and advocacy groups for the elderly, met Tuesday morning to hear how long-term care for a growing elderly population statewide may be addressed.

Liu's bill extends foreclosure notification law

Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed a bill to extend legislation that informs homeowners if they are in danger of losing their properties.

Pasadena Humane Society to host assemblymen

On Tuesday, the Pasadena Humane Society will waive all adoption fees for dogs, cats, rabbits and birds, including fees for the first round of vaccinations, spaying and neutering surgeries and micro-chipping.

Protesters, patrons clash outside Burbank Hobby Lobby

Protesters, patrons clash outside Burbank Hobby Lobby

Between 20 and 30 protesters confronted shoppers walking into the new Hobby Lobby on Victory Boulevard in Burbank Friday morning, upset over a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that allowed the company to exempt certain contraceptives from employees' medical insurance on moral grounds. 

Accounting of confiscated Turkish churches sought

Armenian community leaders in Glendale and Burbank are cheering this week as a congressional bill that calls for an accounting of confiscated Christian churches, monasteries, and other religious properties in Turkey and...

'No 710 tunnel' activists to march on Fourth of July

'No 710 tunnel' activists to march on Fourth of July

Activists opposed to one of the options under consideration for the completion of the 710 Freeway — a multibillion-dollar, 4.9-mile tunnel — have announced plans to march Friday in the annual Independence Day Festival of Balloons parade in South Pasadena.

Veteran files lawsuit against city of Burbank claiming age, sex discrimination

A 48-year-old military veteran is suing the city of Burbank claiming age and sex discrimination after he was passed over last year for a job as a dispatcher with the city, records show.

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