Politics

Gatto carpool lane bill awaits green light

Gatto carpool lane bill awaits green light

That moment when it’s 10 p.m. and some mystery up ahead on the freeway has caused the right lanes of traffic to stall, while the high-occupancy vehicle lane sits frustratingly empty — it could be a memory for drivers along the Ventura (134) and Foothill (210) freeways.

Metrolink to evaluate safety of new 'crash-resistant' rail cars

Metrolink to evaluate safety of new 'crash-resistant' rail cars

The Metrolink commuter railroad announced Thursday that it will evaluate the safety of dozens of new crash-resistant passenger cars — the type officials claimed reduced casualties in the collision of a truck and train near Oxnard this year.

Electric car charging stations power up in Burbank

Electric car charging stations power up in Burbank

In bringing electric vehicle chargers out from the oft-hidden corners of parking garages where they have typically been found, Burbank may have taken the lead in the nation for the number of public, curbside charging stations.

City clerk's office seeks applicants

The Burbank city clerk's office is seeking applications from Burbank residents interested in filling a vacancy on the Burbank Housing Corp. board of directors.

Burbank officials take part in groundbreaking for new IKEA store

Burbank officials take part in groundbreaking for new IKEA store

On a wide, flat swath of brown, exposed earth, local officials in business suits and IKEA employees in utilitarian blue-and-yellow garb gathered under a pair of white tents, surrounded by mounds of dirt and abutting concrete walls at 805 S. San Fernando Blvd. in Burbank on Tuesday.

Burbank to give residents access to free recycled water

Burbank to give residents access to free recycled water

Burbank cut water usage by 29% in July, compared to a 2013 baseline, according to the latest data released by the State Water Resources Control Board. Overall, Californians cut water use by more than 31% for the month.

Burbank City Council prioritizes plans for city budget

Over the next year or two, the Burbank City Council plans to focus more of its efforts addressing issues related to the city’s capital budget, housing and transportation needs, community outreach efforts and community amenities such as parks, recreation and library services.

Park land, recycled water among topics discussed at Burbank council meeting

The Burbank City Council directed city staff to look into the steps required to put a ballot initiative before voters to decide whether or not the city should give away or transfer city-owned park land to a non-city entity or to require a four-fifths vote of the council for such a transfer or sale.

Rock-a-Hula makes a splash in Burbank

Rock-a-Hula makes a splash in Burbank

In only its second year, it's hardly an oldie, but Burbank’s Rock-a-Hula event at the Verdugo Aquatic Facility on Thursday afternoon was a goody, many participants said.

Burbank boxer fights for his chance at gold

Burbank boxer fights for his chance at gold

Burbank resident Damien Lopez started boxing with the Burbank Boxing Club when he was 10 years old. Now, the 20-year-old told Burbank City Council members last week he hopes to qualify for the Olympic team trials and a shot to compete in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Burbank City Council updates city's wireless ordinance

Burbank City Council updates city's wireless ordinance

Burbank City Council approved an ordinance on Tuesday updating the city code regarding cell towers in order to incorporate changes to federal regulations and community feedback.

Goal-setting workshop slated for Burbank City Council

The Burbank City Council has scheduled a goal-setting workshop this weekend to discuss the government body’s policy priorities for the next year or two.

State eyes land owned by Bob Hope Airport for high-speed rail project

State eyes land owned by Bob Hope Airport for high-speed rail project

California High-Speed Rail Authority officials said this week they plan to propose to Bob Hope Airport officials that the state agency purchase the nearly 60-acre “B6 parcel” — also known as the “Opportunity Site” — north of the airfield’s terminal, an...

Boys & Girls Club eyes Burbank park land

Boys & Girls Club eyes Burbank park land

The Burbank City Council directed staff last week to begin looking at terms and conditions that might be appropriate for a proposed partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of Burbank and Greater East Valley under which the club would pay to build a new facility on city park property.

Burbank officials encourage tree watering

Burbank officials encourage tree watering

Burbank’s urban forest — with oak, magnolia and camphor trees only some of the species planted within its boundaries — has led to the Media City being designated a Tree City USA for 38 consecutive years.

Burbank rallies in face of drought

Burbank rallies in face of drought

Burbank resident Cardinal Robbins, who lives with her sister and brother-in-law in a single-family home near Luther Burbank Middle School, said they’ve done practically everything they can think of to cut back on water use during the ongoing drought, now in its fourth year.

Burbank City Council to hold public hearing on cell towers

Burbank City Council to hold public hearing on cell towers

Burbank City Council will hold a public hearing next week to consider updates to the city code related to cell towers in order to incorporate changes to federal regulations and community feedback.

Antonovich voices interest in state Senate seat

Antonovich voices interest in state Senate seat

Stump speeches are common in politics, but this weekend when longtime Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich announced he’s running for California state Senate in 2016, he made what might be called a bumper speech.

Preview: Council to consider Starlight Bowl renovations, programming

Preview: Council to consider Starlight Bowl renovations, programming

The Burbank City Council is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, Aug. 11 at 4:45 p.m. inside the council chambers at City Hall, 275 E. Olive Avenue.

Passenger numbers rise for fifth straight month at Bob Hope Airport

Passenger numbers rise for fifth straight month at Bob Hope Airport

The number of passengers traveling through Bob Hope Airport in June was up 2.8% compared to the same month last year, according to airfield officials.

Comment window coming to a close for proposed 710 Freeway extension project environmental report

Comment window coming to a close for proposed 710 Freeway extension project environmental report

The opportunity for the public to comment on the Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact on the SR-710 North will end Wednesday, closing a five-month comment window.

Burbank squeaks past its water conservation goals

Burbank squeaks past its water conservation goals

Under pressure to meet a state-mandated target for water conservation, Burbank cut its water use by more than a quarter in June, slightly surpassing its target for the month. State and local officials, however, continue to stress the need for long-term water savings.

Burbank holds open house at City Hall

Burbank holds open house at City Hall

Dozens of Burbank residents — more than some city officials expected — filled the hallway between the offices of City Council members and mingled outside the offices of the mayor and city manager during a City Hall open house Tuesday, each awaiting a turn to discuss issues including...

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