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  • Burb's Eye View: Conquering fear as a matter of speaking

    Burb's Eye View: Conquering fear as a matter of speaking
    If public speaking is as great a fear as they say, I just met the bravest people in Burbank. These are the Toastmasters, and twice a month they grab fear by its sweat-stained collar and they pull it in close and scream in its face. I joined this...
  • 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 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...
  • Funding released to help Burbank monitor parolees

    Burbank is slated to receive $90,000 in state funding to help run a police task force monitoring individuals released from prison under the Public Safety Realignment Act, which redirected certain former inmates and parole violators from state to local...
  • 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...
  • Burbank Youth & Government students give bills a hearing

    At Burbank City Hall Wednesday night, aspiring legislators polled the public on potential bills to bring to Sacramento next year — but these policymakers had to finish their high-school homework first. Student delegates from the Burbank YMCA's...
  • 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...
  • 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.&...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Fatal blaze: 'It was just a raging fire; it was horrible,' neighbor says

    Fatal blaze: 'It was just a raging fire; it was horrible,' neighbor says
    A house fire that claimed the life of a 69-year-old woman and injured two others Saturday night grew to a deadly strength very quickly, according to a neighbor. The woman, identified by Los Angeles County coroner’s officials as Irmhild Marcaccio,...
  • Guest Column: Rooting for the Affordable Care Act

    Kudos to the Burbank Leader for reminding us all why the Affordable Care Act was needed and the difference it will make in the lives of thousands of our neighbors who have been shut out of the health insurance marketplace for so long. Unfortunately,...