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City manager says he's 'energized' following closed-door evaluation

Burbank City Manager Mark Scott said this week he felt “energized” after a closed-door evaluation with elected officials on Tuesday.

Anti-mansionization study urged by Planning Board

Anti-mansionization study urged by Planning Board

The Burbank Planning Board is asking elected officials to fund a study on anti-mansionization ideas, saying the work would be the best way to show how the resident-fueled suggestions would impact the look of the city’s neighborhoods.

Woman files claim against Burbank, LAPD

A woman who was allegedly assaulted during a reported carjacking attempt in Burbank last year has filed a claim against the city of Burbank and the Los Angeles Police Department, citing that the inaction of police officers led to her injuries.

Hill neighborhood's quest for gates has setback

Hill neighborhood's quest for gates has setback

A Burbank Hills community faced a setback Monday in its decades-long quest to create a gated neighborhood, after the Planning Board recommended that elected officials deny the request.

Officials to weigh Burbank Hills gates proposal

The Planning Board on Monday is slated to consider a proposal to add gates to a residential neighborhood in Burbank’s hillside, marking the neighborhood’s fourth attempt at such a request.

Burbank imposes employment terms on attorneys union

The Burbank City Council on Tuesday imposed terms of employment on the Burbank city attorneys union after a year of unsuccessful negotiations, a move Burbank Mayor Emily Gabel-Luddy called “regrettable.”

Frutos requests evaluation of Burbank city manager

Councilman Bob Frutos on Tuesday requested a closed-session performance evaluation of City Manager Mark Scott, a move that follows weeks of criticism by residents centered around the issue of group homes in residential neighborhoods.

Bob Hope Airport sees slight decline in passengers

Bob Hope Airport sees slight decline in passengers

After a two-month boost in passengers at Bob Hope Airport, there was a 1.3% decline in February compared to the same time last year, though the percentage of occupied seats on planes grew, according to the latest passenger report.

Burbank Water and Power to host town hall meetings

Residents will have an opportunity to weigh in on Burbank Water and Power operations at two upcoming town hall meetings hosted by the utility.

Woman files discrimination lawsuit against city of Burbank

A 50-year-old African American city employee has filed a lawsuit against the city of Burbank alleging race and age discrimination after multiple unsuccessful attempts to get a new job with the city, records show.

Group housing issue pushes buttons

The Burbank City Council on Tuesday continued the discussion on how to effectively and legally regulate group homes in residential neighborhoods,...

Local Armenian community reacts to takeover of Kessab

Local Armenian community reacts to takeover of Kessab

The Armenian community in Glendale quickly reacted to the takeover of a majority Armenian town called Kessab by Syrian rebels in northwest Syria in late March, forcing inhabitants to flee.

Burbank lawmaker seeks millions for earthquake warning system

Burbank lawmaker seeks millions for earthquake warning system

WASHINGTON -- A group of lawmakers is hoping the recent string of Southern California temblors will jolt Congress into funding an earthquake warning system.

Gatto to host town hall meeting

Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) will be taking questions and suggestions from the community during a town hall meeting from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 5, at the Glendale YWCA, 735 E. Lexington Drive.

Burbank to consider imposing employment terms on city attorneys group

The Burbank City Council next week is slated to consider imposing terms of employment on the Burbank city attorneys union after a year of unsuccessful labor negotiations.

Land-use expert talks group homes with Burbank residents

A land-use law expert spoke with roughly 50 residents and city officials Monday, suggesting ways to tighten the city’s rules surrounding group homes.

Political Landscape: Gatto has several bills approved; Schiff writes to FAA on helicopter noise

It was a busy week for Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake), who had several bills approved by various committees, including one piece of legislation aimed at better training school employees to identify and report child abuse.

Political Landscape: 'Women of the Year' selections announced; Violent crime report bill receives supporting vote

Two local lawmakers recently announced their picks for “Women of the Year” and they all come from a variety of professional and community-advocacy backgrounds.

Burbank gives nod to Nickelodeon expansion

Burbank gives nod to Nickelodeon expansion

Burbank city officials approved a 113,760-square-foot office addition to the Nickelodeon Animation Studios lot on Olive Avenue this week, a move company representatives said would help streamline its operations and bring about 450 additional employees to the Media City.

FSA, Boys and Girls clubs get partial funding

The Burbank City Council signed off on three years of partial funding for two programs for Burbank’s youth, including a school-based counseling program that parents, students and service-providers have said helps students deal with emotional challenges, bullying, depression and family...

Rep. Schiff sends letter expressing concerns about lack of progress reducing helicopter noise

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) sent a letter to Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Michael Huerta on Monday, saying that they have yet to see any demonstrated or significant progress toward reducing helicopter noise nearly a year after their initial...

Airport gives OK to sound insulation program

Airport gives OK to sound insulation program

A $1-million contract to better insulate 30 single-family homes from aircraft noise from the Bob Hope Airport was unanimously approved by the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority on Monday.

Tower Burbank purchase boosts landlord's dominance in media district

Tower Burbank purchase boosts landlord's dominance in media district

Office landlord Jeff Worthe is towering over the Burbank Media District these days.

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