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  • Proposed changes to Burbank city code address group home concerns

    Burbank officials on Thursday proposed changes to the city’s code that would address concerns from the public in recent months centered around allowing group homes in residential areas. A couple dozen residents attended Thursday’s community...
  • California State PTA adopts homework resolution initiated by Burbank parents

    The California State PTA adopted a resolution this month that stems from work developed by parents at John Burroughs High School who examined how homework has affected fellow parents’ and their children’s lives. When the John Burroughs High...
  • Letter: Group-home issue is worthy of attention

    I was dismayed by the Leader's editorial describing neighborhood concerns about transitional housing as a “non-issue” and “fear mongering”. I live in a flatland neighborhood where two dozen children play daily. Nearly 1,000...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Leader Editorial: Lawsuits could result from changing plan

    Although a majority of the Burbank City Council earlier this month passed the housing element of its general plan as required by law, it is in limbo — at least temporarily. The Jan. 7 vote was 3-1. Vice Mayor Dave Gordon was the sole dissenting...
  • Burbank residents come out against housing rule

    Dozens of Burbank residents, clad in matching T-shirts, poured into City Hall Tuesday to complain about the city allowing unlicensed group homes, which may include sober-living facilities, in residential neighborhoods. Earlier this month, the City...
  • Burbank police union asks for decision on reinstatement

    The Burbank police union filed a grievance with the city recently, arguing that the city manager failed to make a timely decision on whether to reinstate a former officer. The grievance centers around the case of former Sgt. Chris Canales, sources said,...
  • In Theory: The high court rules in favor of prayer

    A divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday in the case of Town of Greece, New York v. Galloway et al., that it does not violate the Constitution to offer sectarian prayers during open local government meetings, even if the majority of the prayers offered...
  • Letter: Support hosting the Special Olympics

    At the City Council meeting on May 6, Burbank City Council will discuss and determine if Burbank will act as a Host Town for the Special Olympics in July 2015. Among the important considerations for city leadership will be the cost of hosting, as well...
  • 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...
  • Burbank City Council approves housing rules banning boarding homes, short-term rentals

    Elected officials on Tuesday enacted strict rules banning boarding homes and short-term vacation rentals in residential zones after residents raised concerns in recent months about what they called the changing character of Burbank neighborhoods. The...