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  • Burbank hammering out settlement on utility-fund transfers

    The city of Burbank has reached a tentative settlement in a lawsuit that claimed its long-running practice of transferring funds from the city's utility to its General Fund is illegal. The suit, filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court by Burbank...
  • City looks into preserving historic signs

    City looks into preserving historic signs
    When Umami Burger moved into the building on the corner of Riverside Drive and Rose Street in Burbank, it kept a few traces of Papoo's Hot Dog Show, a restaurant that had been there for 62 years before closing in 2011. The most obvious trace is the...
  • Appellate court dismisses bias suit filed by Burbank police officer

    A former Burbank police officer's retaliation lawsuit against the city will be thrown out after a state appellate court agreed to dismiss the case. Former Burbank Police Det. Pete Allen sued the city two years ago, claiming that he was fired in...
  • In Theory: What's your take on the Hobby Lobby decision?

    In Theory: What's your take on the Hobby Lobby decision?
    In a controversial decision June 30, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the religious rights of the closely held for-profit Hobby Lobby crafts chain, whose owners objected to the Affordable Care Act's contraceptives mandate. (The court did not apply those...
  • City of Burbank agrees to $1.4M settlement in Dahlia case

    The city has reached a $1.4-million settlement with a former Burbank police detective who sued the city for retaliation after he was fired four years ago for alleged misconduct during the investigation into a takeover robbery at Porto’s Bakery in...
  • In Theory: Should the U.N. recognize Yom Kippur?

    Although over the years the relationship between Israel and the United Nations has been somewhat rocky due to the Palestinian issue, 32 nations, including the United States, in late July sent a letter to a U.N. committee asking that the body recognize...
  • Burbank to debut online comment pilot program for city meetings

    Burbank residents can now leave comments for city officials on issues slated to be discussed at upcoming meetings as part of a pilot program to increase community engagement, especially for those who may not be able to attend a meeting in person. For...
  • Work suspended on Bob Hope Airport EIR

    Work suspended on Bob Hope Airport EIR
    City officials have temporarily suspended work on a report studying the environmental impacts of constructing a new 14-gate terminal at Bob Hope Airport following unresolved differences between the city of Burbank and the airport. The Burbank-Glendale-...
  • Accreditation commission to host public forum

    The public will have a chance to weigh in on the services offered by Burbank police as the department seeks voluntary accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. The commission will host a public forum at 6 p.m. on...
  • Letter: Suggestions for addressing poverty

    Re: “Panel addresses strategies on poverty,” Aug. 9. Here are some of the ideas I presented to the Glendale Housing Authority on July 29: 1. Create a business incubator for the unemployed and those on welfare with an annual 100 participant...
  • Gatto bill would try to keep movie, TV productions in California

    Gatto bill would try to keep movie, TV productions in California
    The allocation for the state's program to keep film and television jobs in California may expand to $400 million — quadrupling the current amount — if legislation that passed the Senate Appropriations Committee with a 5-0 vote on Thursday...
  • Commission to host public forum in Burbank

    The public will have an opportunity to weigh in on the services offered by Burbank police as the department seeks voluntary accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. The commission will host a public forum at...