| Apr 25, 2014
| 4:40 PM
Burbank got an unexpected bump this year in federal grant funding to benefit local public service agencies, long reduced due to the sluggish economy, though the amount is still well below what the organizations had requested.
The Burbank City Council...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 11:25 AM
Burbank marked a busy, busy year in 2013. The City Council welcomed a new member and ushered out a five-term councilman. Many of the top positions in city government — police chief, fire chief and city manager — were either hired or had...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 4:34 PM
A comprehensive assessment of the city’s 41 parks and recreation facilities identified $5.9 million in unfunded capital needs alone over the next five years, which city officials said is needed to pay for new playground equipment, bathroom and...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 10:15 AM
Burbank Bob Hope Airport is dipping into its final set of contingency funds to complete its new transportation center, but officials say the project should finish next year within its budget.
The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority on Monday...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 7:10 PM
In Burbank, an anticipated increase in revenues for the school district has educators beginning a new conversation about how to improve the education of local students after years of devastating budget cuts.
On Thursday, the Burbank Unified school board...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 2:14 PM
Bodybuilding champions Ray and Rachele Rivera, owners of Burbank's Fitness is Art, staged a community fitness expo at their Magnolia Boulevard studio last week.
The event, which gave participants the opportunity to test their physical skills through a...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 1:39 PM
Two schools have decided to pull out of a charity toy drive after being challenged by the American Humanist Assn. over separation of church and state issues.
East Point Academy in West Columbia, S.C., and SkyView Academy in Highlands Ranch, Colo., have...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 7:24 PM
At the close of last fiscal year, the city still felt the sting of the loss of local redevelopment as the lack of that extra revenue contributed to a 7%, or $9.2-million, drop in tax revenue across the city’s 22 governmental funds, including the...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 2:02 PM
Starting in January, DeBell Golf Club will operate under a new management structure, relieving the city of day-to-day responsibilities, but the city-owned club is still grappling with a $600,000 backlog of capital improvements it cannot afford to make....
| Oct 29, 2013
| 5:04 PM
A state-appointed fact finder recommended a modest salary increase for members of the Burbank city attorneys union that’s far less than what the 11-member association had demanded after five years without a pay raise.
In the fact-finding report...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 10:54 AM
Burbank Mayor Emily Gabel-Luddy touted the city’s strong financial health during the annual State of the City address Wednesday, pointing to the city’s hundreds of new businesses, balanced budget projections for the next five years and several...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 3:18 PM
China Film Co. Ltd., the largest film distributor in China, has invested in two forthcoming movies from Legendary Entertainment, the Burbank-based film finance and production company.
Legendary East, an affiliated company of Legendary Entertainment,...