Politics

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.

Ballot drop-off locations open as election nears

Ballot drop-off locations open as election nears

With ballot drop-off centers open throughout Burbank today and on election day, the city is already seeing a bigger turnout for the general election than it saw at this time during recent municipal elections.

City to host meetings on potential dog park

In a continuing effort to solicit feedback from Burbank residents regarding a potential off-leash dog park in the city, the Parks and Recreation Department will host...

Water rep says city is 'positioned well'

In her first report to the Burbank City Council on her work as the city's representative on the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California board, former Mayor Marsha Ramos said she appreciated the efforts by residents and businesses to conserve water.

Erik Jueden named Burbank's Firefighter of the Year

Erik Jueden named Burbank's Firefighter of the Year

City officials this week recognized Burbank Fire Capt. Erik Jueden as Firefighter of the Year, citing his hand in upgrading the city's fire equipment, developing training programs and designing new brush jackets and turnouts for the department.

Bullock announces campaign plans for State Assembly

Bullock announces campaign plans for State Assembly

At the end of the school year, Dennis Bullock will step down as dean of students at Providence High School in Burbank in order to devote more time to his political career.

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