Politics

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.

To fight drought, Burbank reuses pool water

Burbank’s McCambridge Pool is closed for winter, as it usually is when the summer swim season ends. As usual, the water’s been drained away to make way for maintenance work and painting, but this year something’s different.

Protesters regroup at Hobby Lobby

Protesters regroup at Hobby Lobby

A protest sprung up at Hobby Lobby in Burbank Saturday, roughly three months after an initial series of demonstrations that followed the opening of the craft chain on Victory Boulevard.

Burbank City Council, school board to meet in special joint session

The Burbank City Council and School Board will conduct a study session on career technical education during a special joint meeting to be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday in the auditorium of John Burroughs High School, 1920 W. Clark Ave.

City talks possibility of building dog park

Shelley Rizzotti has lived in Burbank since the mid-1990s, but it wasn’t until a City Council meeting in 2012 that she first learned of a local saga that’s lasted nearly two decades — the effort to get an off-leash dog park in the city.

Residents weigh in on proposed Talaria project

Residents weigh in on proposed Talaria project

Burbank City Council chambers overflowed with residents Tuesday night who showed up to voice either support or opposition of a proposal to build a 241-unit luxury apartment complex atop a 43,000-square-foot Whole Foods market in the city’s Media District.

Bob Hope Airport to increase parking choices

Bob Hope Airport to increase parking choices

In preparation for the holiday travel season, Bob Hope Airport officials are working to increase available parking options before Thanksgiving, which includes opening a lot with covered parking that’s within walking distance of the terminal.

League of Women Voters to hold candidate forum

The League of Women Voters of Glendale/Burbank will hold a forum for candidates running in the 28th Congressional District at 7 p.m. Friday in the Burbank City Council Chambers, 275 E. Olive Ave.

Passenger numbers tick up at Bob Hope Airport

Passenger numbers tick up at Bob Hope Airport

Passenger traffic at Bob Hope Airport rose for the second month in a row in August, with a 1.8% increase compared to the same month last year, according to the latest statistics.

Bob Hope Airport's new crosswalk eases foot travel

Bob Hope Airport's new crosswalk eases foot travel

Bob Hope Airport officials stopped traffic on Empire Avenue Monday — literally.

Spaces remain a premium at Magnolia Park

Spaces remain a premium at Magnolia Park

When one-hour parking signs went up last week on Magnolia Boulevard between Lima and Avon streets, where business owners have complained customers of a new cafe are "monopolizing" area...

Multiuse project in downtown Burbank working its way through review

Multiuse project in downtown Burbank working its way through review

Burbank officials have started to review a proposed multiuse project on North First Street in downtown Burbank, across from Flappers Comedy Club and AMC Burbank 16, and it could extend what's known as downtown past its current boundaries.

Social-media bill dealing with student activity signed into law

Social-media bill dealing with student activity signed into law

Students' public posts on social media collected by school officials must be discarded within a year after a student leaves the district and parents must be notified that school officials are analyzing social-media posts under a new law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown Monday.

Nonprofit drops suit against city, IKEA

Nonprofit drops suit against city, IKEA

A nonprofit that sued Burbank and IKEA earlier this year, claiming the city had not prepared an adequate...

Burbank on Parade goes West

Burbank is getting ready to roll back the clocks for next year's Burbank on Parade in April as the theme travels back to a bygone era of cow pokes, cattle rustlers and steam locomotives.

Program to offer course on leadership

The Burbank Neighborhood Leadership program is seeking applicants for its latest five-month course, which teaches residents leadership skills and introduces them to city departments, local nonprofits and local businesses.

Burbank hammering out settlement on utility-fund transfers

The city of Burbank has reached a tentative settlement in a lawsuit that claimed its long-running practice of transferring funds from the city's utility to its General Fund is illegal.

Burbank Police to buy electric motorcycles

Burbank Police to buy electric motorcycles

The Burbank Police Department will purchase a pair of stealthily quiet new motorcycles that will allow officers to patrol on the roadways and off under a plan approved by the City Council Tuesday.

Temporary ice-skating rink to return to Burbank

Temporary ice-skating rink to return to Burbank

A temporary ice-skating rink that took over the parking lot behind City Hall last holiday season will return this year and stick around a little longer.

City looks into preserving historic signs

City looks into preserving historic signs

When Umami Burger moved into the building on the corner of Riverside Drive and Rose Street in Burbank, it kept a few traces of Papoo's Hot Dog Show, a restaurant that had been there for 62 years before closing in 2011.

FAA to implement complaint system for helicopter noise

Complaints about noise from helicopters flying above Los Angeles County could soon be registered online or made by phone following an announcement made this past weekend by the Federal Aviation Administration.

City Clerk to assist voter registration

The Burbank City Clerk’s office will host an open house on Tuesday as part of an ongoing effort to increase voter turnout in the city.

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