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  • In Theory: Has the economy damaged the work ethic?

    Sociologist Max Weber first advanced the idea of a Protestant work ethic in 1914. A recent study suggests that not only does this ethic exist, it can make the effects of unemployment worse for Protestants than for non-Protestants. The Dutch survey,...
  • Legal action over redevelopment funds an option for Burbank

    Burbank city officials say they may sue over being forced to turn over millions of dollars to the state as a result of closing down local redevelopment operations. Per the California Department of Finance’s request, Burbank cut a $24.3-million...
  • Audit praises Burbank Unified's spending cuts, but calls for ongoing vigilance

    Burbank Unified has done a good job of tamping down spending, but will need to maintain its vigilance after spending $4 million more than it took in for 2011-12, a recent audit concluded. The $4-million overage was due to $2 million in state education...
  • Burbank Unified School District forum focuses on budget

    Burbank Unified School District forum focuses on budget
    Burbank Unified's most pressing issues were up for debate Thursday during a forum that called on five school board candidates vying for two seats to address the budget woes of Burbank schools and suggest ways to improve student success. The forum, hosted...
  • Burbank Unified awaits final impact of state budget outlook

    Burbank Unified awaits final impact of state budget outlook
    Local school officials are still uncertain about how the state budget — and rosier financial forecasts — will impact Burbank Unified next year. A new funding formula proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown could bring a 5% — or $2.7 billion...
  • Parsing the pros and cons of Measure S

    Expert opinion may be split on the risks associated with the proposed $110-million school bond on the March 5 ballot, but Burbank Unified officials say lessons learned from the last bond in 1997 will ensure taxpayers get more bang for their buck. Causing...
  • Editorial: Measuring a bond's risk

    How good are you at predicting the future? Or, more to the point, what do you think it will cost to borrow money in 2023? Your answer should determine your vote on the Burbank Unified School District’s $110-million bond initiative, Measure S. No...
  • Measure S is worth the money

    Measure S is a worthwhile investment for our community. For the cost of what a parent, grandparent or neighbor pays for a few candles from one band fundraiser each year, the community gets a huge return — safer, well-maintained schools with...
  • Burbank schools need Measure S

    I support Measure S because it is the best way our community can maintain and upgrade public school facilities to the level of safety and functionality our children deserve. Our high-quality schools are one reason people move to Burbank, and investing...
  • Op-Ed: Managing a bond's risk

    Recent articles in the L.A. Times have exposed alarming financial abuses resulting from the passage of Capital Appreciation Bonds (CABs) by some school districts. Please note, Burbank Unified's name is not on the L.A. Times list. CABs with payback ratios...
  • City awaits word on Lehman's suit

    City awaits word on Lehman's suit
    More than two years after the collapse of Lehman Bros., Burbank is still pining for the $10 million it lost in the deal. Following Lehman’s declaration of bankruptcy in September 2008, Burbank filed a lawsuit alleging top executives of the...
  • Parking tickets getting costlier

    Parking tickets getting costlier
    Most parking tickets will cost drivers an extra $3 under a revenue-bumping plan approved by the City Council this week. The increase will apply to all parking violations, save those involving street sweeping, and will be fully implemented in the coming...