Politics

Residents voice concerns on Talaria project at last meeting before Council review

About three dozen community members gathered at the Buena Vista Library on Thursday for the city's last community meeting on the proposed Talaria at Burbank development before the Burbank City Council considers the project — a 241-unit luxury apartment complex on top of a Whole Foods market...

After three earlier attempts, Burbank Hills residents get their gates

After three earlier attempts, Burbank Hills residents get their gates

The fourth time’s the charm for Burbank Hills residents, who for decades have sought the city’s approval for exit and entrance gates in their private hillside neighborhood.

Meeting to talk Talaria project

Residents interested in weighing in on the Talaria at Burbank mixed-use project that's been proposed in the city's media district can attend a community meeting Thursday.

Verdugo Rec Center roof project includes lead abatement

Verdugo Rec Center roof project includes lead abatement

Crews over the last week have been performing lead abatement on the roof of the Verdugo Recreation Center as part of a $140,000 roof replacement project, city officials said.

Seniors boost number of veterans deemed unemployable

Seniors boost number of veterans deemed unemployable

Jack Behunin received welcome news last year from the Department of Veterans Affairs: Due to war-related medical conditions, he was being declared unfit to work, boosting his tax-free monthly disability compensation from $1,850 to $3,000.

Police investigation into rail collision continues

Police investigation into rail collision continues

The motorist killed in a Metrolink train collision in Burbank Tuesday reportedly drove through the railroad crossing arms, which had been down for about 20 seconds, when he was struck by the train, Burbank police said.

Hillside gates proposal heads to Council

Hillside gates proposal heads to Council

A proposal to install gates at the entrances of a residential neighborhood in Burbank's hillside is slated to be considered — for the fourth time since 1987 — by the Burbank City Council on Tuesday.

Burbank seeks answers on bullet train's impact

The Burbank City Council last week asked the California High-Speed Rail Authority to analyze in its environmental impact reports how the construction of a $68-billion bullet train connecting Los Angeles to San Francisco would impact traffic, the local airport and surrounding land uses in Burbank.

Burbank City Council OKs contract to fix streets

Plans to resurface 96 blocks of residential streets in Burbank are underway, with the Burbank City Council last week unanimously approving a contract to start the $2.7-million project.

Proposal for rail corridor through Angeles National Forest draws fire

Proposal for rail corridor through Angeles National Forest draws fire

A recent proposal to study cutting a high-speed rail corridor through the Angeles National Forest is drawing fire from San Fernando Valley communities near the preserve's southwest boundary, the Los...

Gatto-introduced hit-and-run bills headed to Brown's desk

Two pieces of legislation that seek to reduce the number of hit-and-runs in the state are headed to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk after passing in both the Assembly and Senate.

Church's future in question if 'Talaria' is approved

Church's future in question if 'Talaria' is approved

Before David Golding began attending Victory Baptist Church three years ago, his life was in shambles.

Traffic commission advises against change to Magnolia Park parking rules

The Burbank Traffic Commission on Thursday advised city officials not to change parking restrictions on a block in Magnolia Park where merchants complained of inadequate parking for their...

Compromise reached to extend, raise funding for film and television tax credit program

Compromise reached to extend, raise funding for film and television tax credit program

A compromise was reached Wednesday between Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers on a bill that would extend and more than triple funding for a program designed to keep film and television jobs in California, clearing the way for state Senate consideration of the measure. 

Planning board supports proposed Talaria project

Planning board supports proposed Talaria project

Traffic impacts to surrounding neighborhoods and the displacement of a local church were among the top concerns residents brought up at a Planning Board meeting on Monday regarding a 241-unit luxury apartment complex on top of a Whole Foods market proposed to be built in Burbank's media district.

Editorial: Parking at Bob Hope may drive higher revenue

Editorial: Parking at Bob Hope may drive higher revenue

While Bob Hope Airport officials are trying to make sense of the fluctuating revenue from parking operations there, they have come up with some meaningful plans to improve the experience for air and rail travelers.

Planning board to weigh in on Talaria complex

Planning board to weigh in on Talaria complex

The Planning Board on Monday is slated to weigh in on a proposal to build a 241-unit luxury apartment complex on top of a 43,000-square-foot Whole Foods market in the city’s Media District.

Burbank school district appeals $3.2M award in sexual harassment case

Burbank Unified School District officials are appealing an award of $3.2 million in legal fees stemming from a seven-year-old sexual harassment lawsuit.

City of Burbank agrees to $1.4M settlement in Dahlia case

The city has reached a $1.4-million settlement with a former Burbank police detective who sued the city for retaliation after he was fired four years ago for alleged misconduct during the investigation into a takeover robbery at Porto’s Bakery in 2007.

Bob Hope Airport may add more parking

Bob Hope Airport may add more parking

Bob Hope Airport officials are considering adding three new parking areas that would be closer to the terminal in an effort to increase parking revenues — a major funding source for the airfield — as well as providing more convenient parking.

Travelers decline at Bob Hope Airport

Travelers decline at Bob Hope Airport

The number of passengers at Bob Hope Airport dipped by almost 1% in June compared to a year ago, according to the latest report.

Bikers take over Valley Park for BMX Bike-tacular

Bikers take over Valley Park for BMX Bike-tacular

Trent Elliott fastened his helmet and clutched the handlebars of his bike Saturday afternoon as he waited for the last two skateboarders to clear out of Valley Park.

Gatto bill would try to keep movie, TV productions in California

Gatto bill would try to keep movie, TV productions in California

The allocation for the state's program to keep film and television jobs in California may expand to $400 million — quadrupling the current amount — if legislation that passed the Senate Appropriations Committee with a 5-0 vote on Thursday passes in the full Senate and is signed by Gov....

Parking issues vex Burbank merchants

Parking issues vex Burbank merchants

A group of Magnolia Park merchants has asked the city to crack down on parking enforcement and add tougher parking restrictions on their block, arguing that customer traffic has suffered due to a local cafe "monopolizing" area parking.

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