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  • Judge: Burbank must rescind Walmart building permits

    Judge: Burbank must rescind Walmart building permits
    Citing street improvements more than a dozen years overdue and a flawed environmental impact report, a judge said Wednesday that Burbank officials must rescind building permits issued to Walmart to open a store in the Empire Center. “The city...
  • Measuring the cost of health in Burbank

    Measuring the cost of health in Burbank
    One Tuesday a month, Stephen Houlemard gets a ride to the Glendale Free Clinic, located on the second floor of the First United Methodist Church of Glendale, from a friend. Houlemard, a Temple City resident, comes to the clinic to monitor the diseases...
  • Burbank and union at impasse

    The union representing Burbank city attorneys is accusing the city of dragging out new contract negotiations and digging in its heels to the point there is "no possibility" for resolving the dispute without a neutral third party. Negotiations between...
  • Burbank Editorial: Walmart ruling stems from early oversights

     Burbank Editorial: Walmart ruling stems from early oversights
    Those opposing the proposed Walmart in the Empire Center were no doubt relieved — and proponents dismayed — when a judge ruled this week that Burbank must rescind the project's building permits. If the Walmart project is to proceed, Judge...
  • Burbank city attorneys union contests survey data

    Is it fair to compare the Burbank assistant city attorney to one working in bankrupt San Bernardino? It's a question that's playing a big role in the breakdown of negotiations between the city and the union representing 10 city attorneys and a...
  • California Supreme Court rejects bid to halt same-sex marriages

    California Supreme Court rejects bid to halt same-sex marriages
    The California Supreme Court refused Monday to halt same-sex marriages while considering a legal bid to revive Proposition 8. In a brief order, the state high court rejected a request by ProtectMarriage, the sponsors of the 2008 ballot measure, to...
  • Burbank police collect illegal firearms

    Authorities last week confiscated nearly 30 firearms from Burbank residents who, due to felony convictions and other issues, are prohibited under state law from owning a gun. Working with Burbank police, officials with the California Department of...
  • Some Burbank city workers to get refund

    Burbank will be refunding $302,000 to roughly 84 city employees after discovering that $50 deductions from their paychecks over the course of nearly a decade were illegal under federal tax law. The deductions, which were made to fund retirement...
  • City leaning toward police auditor

    City officials this week veered toward hiring a police auditor who would report internal issues to the Police Commission — sidestepping a recommendation from two high-priced consultants in favor of a proposal that would keep more of the existing...
  • Briefly in public safety: Officer murder hearings delayed

    In a trial defined more by continuances than action, the case against the man indicted for the November 2003 murder of Burbank Police Officer Matthew Pavelka was continued again this week to March 7. The court will hear defendant David Garcia's motion...
  • Burbank employees in line for bonuses

    City employees could receive up to $1.89 million in bonuses this year, even after City Hall for the first time tapped a rainy-day fund this summer to cover a multimillion-dollar budget gap. Facing a $5.8-million deficit in June, the City Council approved...
  • The public's right to know

    Should public employees be eligible for more than $1 million each year in bonuses — in a city the size of Burbank? The city would prefer the payments to be called merit pay instead of bonuses. We disagree, as such lump-sum payouts are called...