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  • Burbank and firefighter chiefs' unit deal brokers pension outlay

    The city reached an agreement this week with the Burbank Firefighters Chief Officers’ Unit, in which the union’s six employees will receive a 6% salary increase in exchange for paying their full 9% employee pension contribution. At the same...
  • Letter: Public should be part of Council decisions

    Once again, the City Council shamed themselves last week by voting to revise the Housing Element of the General Plan 2035 without outreach to the community about the impending vote. Mayor Gabel-Luddy and her cohorts on the Council have failed to learn the...
  • Burbank not alone in funds transfers suit

    At least four cities, including Burbank, have been sued in roughly the last year for what plaintiffs have called an illegal practice in which cities transfer millions of water fund dollars to their respective General Funds. The lawsuit filed against...
  • Holiday Inn cancels cannabis seminar reservation in Burbank

    Following a police inquiry, a $250-per-person marijuana seminar run under an opaque name saw a recent Burbank program canceled, resulting in a last-minute move from the Holiday Inn to Universal City, something its organizer decried as “un-American.&...
  • In Theory: Should the prison at Guantanamo be closed?

    The Pentagon has appointed an envoy tasked with shutting down the prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. The prison, which holds terror suspects including those involved in planning the 9/11 attacks, currently holds 164 detainees, 17 of whom are on hunger...
  • FSA, Boys and Girls clubs get partial funding

    The Burbank City Council signed off on three years of partial funding for two programs for Burbank’s youth, including a school-based counseling program that parents, students and service-providers have said helps students deal with emotional...
  • Newport Beach to take decision on group-home rules to Supreme Court

    A Newport Beach ordinance limiting group homes, struck down by a federal appeals court, has been cited repeatedly by Burbank officials who say they are extremely restricted in regulating such facilities. But last week, Burbank City Council members...
  • U.S. Supreme Court will not review decision involving former Burbank police detective

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied the city’s request to review a lower court’s decision that a former police detective was protected under the First Amendment when he reported officer misconduct. The city filed a petition with the...
  • In Theory: On discrimination based on religious beliefs

    Although Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has since vetoed it, lawmakers in that state recently approved a measure to allow business owners to refuse service to gays and other groups if it is perceived to violate the practice and observance of the business owner's...
  • In Theory: Belgium, suffering children and euthanasia

    The small European country of Belgium is in the news after its parliament voted to remove age restrictions from the country's euthanasia laws. If King Philippe signs the bill into law, it means children will be eligible for euthanasia. Belgium has...
  • Debate heated over Burbank zoning rules

    A contentious Burbank City Council meeting Tuesday where residents continued to protest transitional and supportive housing in residential neighborhoods ended with city officials promising more community outreach and communication with state legislators...
  • Burb's Eye View: Copter noise propels a call for relief

    Burb's Eye View: Copter noise propels a call for relief
    If you want to know how bad the helicopter noise gets in Burbank, ask a horse. Residents in the Rancho neighborhood around the L.A. Equestrian Center are accustomed to the thwap-thwapping of the choppers that zip along the Ventura (134) Freeway on their...