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  • Schiff criticizes Burbank post office closure plan

    Schiff criticizes Burbank post office closure plan
    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) on Tuesday said he would fight any move to close the Glenoaks post office in Burbank to cut costs at the financially-strapped U.S. Postal Service. In a letter to U.S. Postal Service Postmaster Gen. Patrick Donahoe, Schiff...
  • Schiff aims to stop employers from asking for Facebook passwords

    Schiff aims to stop employers from asking for Facebook passwords
    U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) helped introduce legislation last week to rein in the growing practice of employers who require job applicants or current employees to provide access to password-protected accounts, such as Facebook, as a condition of...
  • Former Burbank officer wants records purged, retirement badge

    Former Deputy Police Chief William Taylor, who was awarded nearly $1.3 million in a discrimination lawsuit, is asking a judge to force the city to purge his personnel records of any reference to wrongdoing and that he be issued a retirement badge...
  • Women rise through the police ranks

    After hearing from women who broke through glass ceilings in policing, Burbank’s female police officers and city employees returned home from a conference last week inspired to embrace their roles in a male-dominated field. “People think...
  • Bob Hope Airport workers get a raise

    Bob Hope Airport workers get a raise
    The first labor contract covering maintenance workers at Bob Hope Airport went into effect on Friday, giving hefty wage increases to the employees over the next three years. Workers will see a $14% pay increase in the first year of the contract, 8% in...
  • Bob Hope Airport hikes fees to realign budget

    Bob Hope Airport hikes fees to realign budget
    Burbank Bob Hope Airport commissioners approved a budget this week which included a 21% hike in airline landing fees and a decrease in projected parking revenues as the airfield grapples with dropping passenger counts and a lackluster financial picture....
  • Burbank to appeal $1.29M verdict in former police chief's suit

    The Burbank City Council this week voted this week to appeal a nearly $1.3-million verdict awarded to former Deputy Police Chief William Taylor after he claimed in a lawsuit that he faced on-the-job retaliation. The move will prolong a case that has...
  • Burbank teachers get anti-bullying training

    Students snickering at their gay classmates. Others picking on students with special needs. Shoving. Racially charged jokes. One by one, teachers at an anti-bullying training session in Burbank this week raised their hands to relay stories of their own...
  • Pension law expected to save Glendale, Burbank money

    Legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown this week that would require new public employees to work longer before retiring with full benefits, while at the same time requiring them to eventually cover at least half of the contribution to their retirement...
  • Calling Ghostbusters isn't going to help

    Newspapers are the last bastion against government waste, fraud and corruption (Ron Kaye's column, “Why local newspapers matter,” July 8). I am a retired newspaper reporter who covered municipal government for several papers, and I know...
  • Judge wants more study

    A judge has put off ruling on the city's motion to dismiss a former Burbank police officer's wrongful termination lawsuit, saying she needs more time to evaluate the case. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Donna Fields Goldstein had been slated to...
  • Burbank firefighters agree to pay more toward pensions

    Burbank firefighters agree to pay more toward pensions
    Burbank will save $643,000 over the next two years after the City Council this week approved a labor agreement with Burbank firefighters that would require them to pay their full employee pension contribution in return for a 5.5% raise. After three years...