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  • Tropico Perspective: Prop 13 and making things better

    I fear that we are becoming a people at war with ourselves. The religion of what we cannot afford has replaced what was once the dream of what we can do. Our fear has so tainted our trust in those we have employed to take care of our basic social needs...
  • Alleged anti-Semitic remark triggers call for teacher's dismissal

    Alleged anti-Semitic remark triggers call for  teacher's dismissal
    La Cañada school board member Cindy Wilcox is calling for La Cañada High School math teacher Gabrielle Leko to be fired, alleging, among other things, that she addressed a ninth grade geometry student as “Jew boy.” Wilcox said she filed a...
  • City, police union butt heads

    City executives have rejected a grievance filed by the city’s police union that claims the reorganization of the Burbank Police Department has dramatically reduced staffing levels, affected officer response times and distressed the workforce. They...
  • Newspaper files suit against Burbank for public records

    The Burbank Leader on Friday filed a lawsuit against the city of Burbank for refusing to disclose detailed information about millions of dollars in merit-based bonuses paid to employees during the past three years. Burbank officials initially provided a...
  • Bonus payouts to Burbank employees total $4M

    Bonus payouts to Burbank employees total $4M
    Hundreds of Burbank city employees have received a collective $4 million in bonuses since July 2007, according to documents the city fought in court to keep out of public view. A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge in May ordered city officials to...
  • An early Christmas and an extraordinary career

    During two respective events this past week, hundreds of Burbankers got a jump on celebrating the Yuletide season while others honored a woman who, during the span of her remarkable 36-year journalism career, has covered and chronicled the lives of...
  • Ron Kaye: The happiness factor

    Depending on which side of the Great Divide you’re on, unions — especially public employee unions — should be abolished or the bankers and corporate CEOs should be locked up in jail and the keys thrown away. Maybe we have been at war so...
  • Labor backs Rep. Sherman in new 30th District race

    Labor backs Rep. Sherman in new 30th District race
    Labor groups are continuing to choose sides in some of next year’s hot congressional contests: --The  California Assn. for Professional Employees has decided to back Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) over Rep. Howard Berman (D-Valley Village) for...
  • More than 500 Glendale workers set to lose their jobs

    More than 500 Glendale workers set to lose their jobs
    California’s largest provider of workers’ compensation insurance plans to lay off more than 500 employees in Glendale next year — part of an overall strategy to cut up to 1,800 jobs statewide. The government-controlled State...
  • Actors unions move closer to reaching merger agreement

    Actors unions move closer to reaching merger agreement
    Hollywood's actors unions are on track to complete a merger agreement by the end of next month, Screen Actors Guild President Ken Howard said. Emerging from a two-day meeting with representatives of SAG and its smaller sister union, American...
  • Burbank reaches long-sought deal with police union

    Burbank reaches long-sought deal with police union
    Burbank officials today announced that they have reached a tentative agreement with the police officers union on a new contract. Details of the deal were not disclosed, but the two sides have been negotiating since the prior contract expired in 2009....
  • Schiff roundly endorses Obama's State of the Union address

    Schiff roundly endorses Obama's State of the Union address
    As President Obama wrapped up his third State of the Union address Tuesday evening, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) issued a statement endorsing the commander-in-chief's challenge to update the nation's tax code and raise rates on the super rich. "As the...