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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,...
  • Balanced budget approved for Bob Hope Airport

    Balanced budget approved for Bob Hope Airport
    Burbank Bob Hope Airport commissioners approved a budget this week that managed to hold airline landing fees steady despite the airfield's continued struggles with declining passenger counts. The spending plan includes funding for a new transportation...
  • After bridging $2.5 million gap, Burbank expects new budget to fare better

    The City Council on Tuesday adopted a $149 million General Fund budget that was balanced on $2.5 million in spending cuts across multiple departments. City Financial Services Director Cindy Giraldo said officials project a $3.9 million surplus in the...
  • Burbank school board candidates explain why they should be elected

    The four candidates running for Burbank Unified school board outline why they're the best choice. Steve Ferguson Age: 24 Profession: Principal of CF Political and Media Strategies As a candidate for school board, I believe that it is important...
  • At State of the City address, Burbank mayor bullish on the future

    At State of the City address, Burbank mayor bullish on the future
    While the recession dealt Burbank some economic blows, the 101-year-old city's financial health is stable — sales tax revenues are rising and new infrastructure projects are on the horizon, Burbank Mayor Dave Golonski said Wednesday during the...
  • Burbank scrambles for IKEA deal

    Burbank scrambles for IKEA deal
    Burbank has initiated a series of funding deals to keep IKEA — a top sales-tax revenue generator — within city limits. The Swedish furniture retailer — a retail powerhouse in Burbank for more than two decades — has outgrown its...
  • Bob Hope Airport in effort to raise diversity percentages

    A study commissioned by Bob Hope Airport to ensure its compliance with federal diversity mandates found that while the airfield is doing a better-than-expected job contracting with businesses owned by white women, its use of minority-owned firms is...
  • Burbank scores 'AAA' S&P credit rating

    Burbank received a “AAA” credit rating this month from Standard & Poor’s, which cited the city’s “strong local economy and steady tax base growth.” City officials were pleased with the score, which is the highest...
  • Four vie for two remaining seats on city council

    It’s crunch time for the four City Council hopefuls, who have less than a month to knock on as many doors and raise as much money for their campaigns as possible before ballots are mailed out for the April 9 general election. The stakes were raised...
  • Burbank's new mayor looking forward to a great year

    As I begin my term as mayor, I want to take this opportunity to thank my colleagues on the council for giving me the honor to serve our community in this role. While I feel a sense of both pride and humility, my strongest feeling is a sense of urgency....
  • 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...