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  • Area utility stresses water-saving efforts

    Officials at Burbank Water and Power this week urged customers to be vigilant about saving water in the wake of Gov. Jerry Brown’s drought emergency declaration Friday, though the utility does not plan to implement mandatory conservation.
  • Burbank officials recall '94 quake

    Burbank officials recall '94 quake
    David Schmitt was jolted awake on Jan. 17, 1994, when the Northridge earthquake hit early that morning. A Burbank fire engineer at the time, Schmitt immediately made sure his house along with his neighbors’ homes were secure. Roughly an hour...

    Walker got directly involved with his nonprofit's work

    Walker got directly involved with his nonprofit's work
    Actor Paul Walker was the heart and soul of Burbank-based charity Reach Out Worldwide, representatives said Monday, two days after the “Fast and Furious” star was killed in a single-car crash in Valencia. “Paul was an honorable,...

    Nonprofit recalls Paul Walker as active altruist

    Nonprofit recalls Paul Walker as active altruist
    Actor Paul Walker was the heart and soul of Burbank-based charity Reach Out Worldwide, representatives said Monday, two days after the “Fast and Furious” star was killed in a single-car crash in Valencia. “Paul was an honorable, hard-...

    In Theory: Do we bring tragedy on ourselves?

    The recent tornado in Oklahoma that killed 24 people and destroyed or damaged 12,000 homes has stirred up a row on social networking site Twitter. The day after the disaster, popular evangelical speaker and author John Piper tweeted two references to...