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  • 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...
  • In Theory: On the legacy of Fred Phelps

    Fred Phelps, the founder the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan. who was known for his fire-and-brimstone anti-gay public protests — as many as 53,000 of them since 1991, according to church officials — died March 19 at the age of 84. Q:...
  • Community asked to give thoughts on residential-based group homes

    Community asked to give thoughts on residential-based group homes
    Burbank residents are being asked to weigh in on the city’s housing element at two meetings slated for next week, one of which will include a City Council discussion on implementing a moratorium on certain development permits, with the idea being to...
  • Land-use expert talks group homes with Burbank residents

    A land-use law expert spoke with roughly 50 residents and city officials Monday, suggesting ways to tighten the city’s rules surrounding group homes. The issue has caused a stir in Burbank in recent months since the city adopted its state-...
  • 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...
  • Burbank maintains 'B' grade on anti-smoking laws

    Burbank maintains 'B' grade on anti-smoking laws
    Burbank maintained a “B” on the American Lung Assn.’s annual report card grading California cities and counties on their anti-smoking laws — one of 33 cities and counties to receive that score. According to the agency, Burbank...
  • Council decides more study needed regarding group home issue

    Council decides more study needed regarding group home issue
    The Burbank City Council on Tuesday continued the discussion on how to effectively and legally regulate group homes in residential neighborhoods, ultimately requesting that city staff bring back more information on a number of ideas generated by...
  • Letter: Public input was kept out of IKEA deal

    To nobody's surprise, the Burbank City Council approved the new IKEA project and agreed to nearly all of the concessions that IKEA requested. The entire approval process was a virtual sham that was not publicized, did not actively solicit public comments,...