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Officials certify results from primary election

Officials certify results from primary election

Burbank officials on Friday certified the election results from the city’s Tuesday primary, which had school board candidates Roberta Reynolds and Steve Ferguson winning two of three open seats on the board outright by securing more than 50% of the vote each.

Tentative opinion seems to support Walmart's appeal to open in Burbank

Tentative opinion seems to support Walmart's appeal to open in Burbank

A three-judge panel appeared poised on Thursday to allow Walmart to proceed with a project to open a store in Burbank, according to a tentative opinion on an appeal seeking to overturn a trial court’s ruling that halted the project.

Reynolds, Ferguson elected to school board

Two Burbank school board candidates won election outright for three open seats Tuesday night, cutting a field of six down to two for the general election in April.

Council fight is on after primary

Council fight is on after primary

A current councilwoman and a former columnist for the Burbank Leader advanced to the April general election Tuesday night, joined by a local Realtor and businessman, setting the stage for a conversation about development for the April showdown.

City Council forum highlights

City Council forum highlights

The seven Burbank City Council candidates answered questions and presented their views during a forum held Jan. 28 at Woodbury University. Burbank Leader editor Dan Evans served as moderator.

Council, school candidates release third round of campaign financial reports

With ballots in the Burbank municipal primary due Tuesday, the latest campaign finance reports filed with the City Clerk’s office show City Council candidates Juan Guillen and David Nos each received a funding boost in recent weeks.

Outside spending nearly equals council candidates'

[Updated 2/23 at 2:30 p.m.] According to the most available records, spending by outside groups has nearly matched the amount spent directly by all seven City Council candidates combined.

Council candidates offer views on airfield

Council candidates offer views on airfield

The seven candidates for Burbank City Council weighed in on the future of Bob Hope Airport saying they would work to ensure Burbank citizens have the protections they need going forward, including a proposed change to the governance agreement at the airport.

School board candidates weigh in on Common Core

School board candidates weigh in on Common Core

The six candidates for Burbank school board expressed similar thoughts about Common Core, with most expressing optimism about the multistate curriculum, but noting that the board needs to keep a watchful eye on implementation.

Memo outlines city's take on airport terms

Memo outlines city's take on airport terms

City officials released a memorandum this week outlining the Burbank City Council’s position on various terms related to a proposed replacement terminal at Bob Hope Airport and outlining a “major sticking point around” the agreement that governs the airfield.

Outside sources put money behind Gabel-Luddy and Rizzotti in council run

Outside sources put money behind Gabel-Luddy and Rizzotti in council run

Some City Council candidates in Burbank’s primary race have rallied significant financial support in the past month — most notably Councilwoman Emily Gabel-Luddy, who raised more than $7,500 between Jan. 11 and Feb. 7, nearly doubling the size of her war chest.

School board hopefuls continue push

School board hopefuls continue push

As Burbank’s election primary approaches, school board candidates continue to push for votes and campaign cash.

Innovative system helps Burbank Water and Power keep electricity flowing

Innovative system helps Burbank Water and Power keep electricity flowing

An innovative analysis — perhaps the only one of its kind in the country — has allowed Burbank Water and Power to identify potential weak spots in its power grid and to fix them before they become a problem.

Utilities have little love for Mylar

This Valentine’s Day, if love is in the air, sparks may fly and dinners might have to be enjoyed by candlelight, but not in a good way. That could be a scenario caused not by soaring hearts, but by soaring metallic balloons knocking out the power.

Outside groups exert financial impact on Burbank campaigns

Outside groups exert financial impact on Burbank campaigns

Large expenditures by independent expenditure committees threatens to overshadow direct campaign spending by Burbank City Council candidates, with the groups providing a total of $40,504 in support of two candidates -- Emily Gabel-Luddy and Christopher Rizzotti. 

City Council hopefuls weigh in on development

Development has emerged perhaps the biggest issue in the City Council race, with a number of challengers railing against the recent approval of a so-called “exceptional project” — a term that allows current members of the dais to greenlight projects that have up to 25% more density...

Airport officials defer vote on replacement terminal

Bob Hope Airport officials agreed to defer a vote on a set of actions on the issue of a replacement terminal that Burbank City Council members had...

Councilmembers reject terms they see as 'ultimatum' from airport officials

In a special meeting Sunday night, the Burbank City Council unanimously voted to reject a set of terms Bob Hope Airport officials had proposed regarding a replacement terminal at the airfield.

Airport Authority, Burbank City Council to hold special meetings

Airport Authority, Burbank City Council to hold special meetings

[UPDATED 2/7 7:25 p.m.] The Airport Authority will hold a special meeting Monday morning to discuss issues regarding the sale of the 58-acre 'opportunity site' as well as whether to change voting procedures to provide Burbank representatives with effective veto power over some...

School board hopefuls participate in forum

School board hopefuls participate in forum

The six Burbank school board candidates vying for three open seats opened up about past mistakes and gave insight into their fundraising strategies during a forum at Woodbury University Wednesday.

Residents express worry about rail letters

Letters from the state’s high-speed rail authority that raised concerns for some Burbank residents were a key topic of discussion with the agency’s regional director Tuesday at...

Woodbury president to step down

Woodbury president to step down

After fewer than three years in the position, Woodbury University President Luis Ma. R. Calingo announced Thursday he will be stepping down from the helm of the private Burbank college.

President proposes $5 million for earthquake warning system backed by Schiff, Feinstein

President proposes $5 million for earthquake warning system backed by Schiff, Feinstein

President Obama has proposed spending $5 million in the upcoming federal budget on the West Coast’s earthquake early warning network, which would be a significant boost to the...

New carpeting slated for airport terminal

Bob Hope Airport’s Terminal A will be getting new carpet, but the installation work will be scheduled for nighttime hours to avoid inconveniencing passengers.

Realtor group likes Rizzotti

Realtor group likes Rizzotti

A national political action committee that supports candidates who it believes will support the interests of Realtors reported nearly $23,000 in expenditures in support of Burbank City Council candidate Christopher Rizzotti’s campaign.

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