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  • Casting directors ratify new three-year contract

    Hollywood's casting directors have ratified a new three-year contract. Teamsters Local 399 business agent Steve Dayan said the union's casting directors overwhelmingly approved a new contract Tuesday that gives them modest increases in wages and...
  • Commanders address police union grievances

    Burbank police union officials say commanders have acquiesced to many of the grievances they filed against the impacts of reassigning rank-and-file officers. The grievances, filed in late April, focused on the lack of police officers in key field...
  • City looks at pay system revamp

    City officials are embarking on a “new compensation philosophy” that will affect everything from salaries and benefits to job titles and merit bonuses. An outside consultant could be brought in to help revamp the pay system by as early as...
  • Pensions pinch city purse

    The rising costs of employee retirement benefits will force Burbank to spend $10.7-million more next fiscal year, bringing the total to $33.5 million, according to city records. The higher contribution to the California Public Employees’ Retirement...
  • Guild fashionably ushers in holiday season

    Guild fashionably ushers in holiday season
    The 2010 holiday season was kicked off last week as the La Providencia Guild of Childrens Hospital Los Angeles staged their annual fashion show fundraiser luncheon. Presented under the theme, "The Heart of Christmas," hundreds of guild members and...
  • City can take lesson from Glendale

    Hooray for you. I for one will stand behind your objection to the city not revealing detailed information on employee bonuses. This money belongs to the citizens of Burbank and the bonuses need to be revealed. This is not the time for anyone to be...
  • Council ponders ending bonuses to fund after-school programs

    The City Council this week decided to spend $300,000 from a fund reserved for stabilizing the city budget on after-middle youth programs, but left open the possibility of diverting money used for employee bonuses. Councilman David Gordon on Tuesday...
  • Seeking clarification of the word 'public'

    Regarding the Burbank Leader's push to obtain merit-based bonus information per each city employee, let's take a step back or away from those who would attack all things having to do with the "government," including each and every government worker, to...
  • The brains behind the bronze

    The brains behind the bronze
    It takes three days to create a 16-inch-tall work of art at American Fine Arts Foundry in Burbank that weighs as much as a bowling ball — albeit one that Hollywood stars would covet onstage. In anticipation of the 17th annual Screen Actors Guild...
  • School board candidate Ted Bunch

    Current school board member Ted Bunch has lived in Burbank for 24 years, and taught in Burbank Unified from 1962 to 1999. A military brat, Bunch attended Glendale Community College and San Fernando State College, eventually earning a general secondary...
  • Leader announces endorsements for City Council, school board

    Leader announces endorsements for City Council, school board
    Leader backs Bric, Gabel-Luddy for Burbank City Council A down economy, ongoing police oversight issues, impacts of a new airport transit center and a behemoth Universal City development adjacent to Burbank, a possible high-speed rail corridor —...
  • Management union agrees to concessions

    The Burbank Management Assn. this week became the latest group of city employees to forgo bonuses and contribute to their pensions. The City Council on Tuesday approved the new contract, which runs through June and will require managers to start paying...