| May 18, 2012
| 3:21 PM
At a time when Burbank is raising fees and using one-time funds to plug a $1.1-million budget gap, is keeping the dream of a new Central Library really worth keeping alive — at least to the tune of $3.5 million?
Apparently the City Council...
| May 18, 2012
| 5:53 PM
Roughly two years after taking the helm as superintendent of Burbank Unified, Stan Carrizosa is going back to the Central Valley.
On Friday, the affable superintendent announced his decision to serve as president the College of the Sequoias in Visalia,...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 6:49 PM
Burbank Unified officials cast a dire future for local schools during a community meeting Thursday.
After years of state budget cuts, the district is preparing to slash its budget again and may lay off teachers and staff, increase class sizes and...
| Oct 20, 2012
| 8:00 AM
Despite a precipitous drop in parking revenues and the loss of American Airlines, Bob Hope Airport managed to squeak ahead of budget projections for fiscal year 2012, according to a report released this week.
According to the year-end fiscal numbers...
| Jun 9, 2012
| 4:06 PM
The still uncertain impact of losing local redevelopment has prompted a major reshuffling of job titles and salaries at Burbank City Hall.
Burbank's redevelopment agency had directly funded 25 full-time employees, said Community Development Director...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 11:52 AM
The next two weeks are expected to be busy ones in the state Capitol.
For starters, Democrats and Gov. Jerry Brown continue to haggle over the incomplete budget sent by lawmakers to the governor’s desk Friday. Brown has until June 27 to sign or...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 11:53 AM
The City Council this week approved Burbank’s $636-million budget after closing a $1.3-million gap — a relatively small wound compared to other cities that have been hit especially hard by the loss of local redevelopment.
| Jun 24, 2012
Burbank Bob Hope Airport commissioners approved a budget this week which included a 21% hike in airline landing fees and a decrease in projected parking revenues as the airfield grapples with dropping passenger counts and a lackluster financial picture....
| Mar 23, 2012
| 5:38 PM
Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) joined two other state lawmakers to introduce a measure that would begin the process of nullifying the U.S. Supreme Court's controversial decision that created “super PACs,” which have flooded unlimited...
| Sep 24, 2010
| 6:48 PM
Teachers unions are targeting the wrong foe
What a shame that the Burbank Teachers Assn. totally missed the teachable moment of the school budget crisis when it came out grabbing in the article "Unions want furlough days canceled" on Sept. 17.
| Oct 2, 2010
GLENDALE — Nineteen months since congressional Democrats passed the $787-billion stimulus and recovery bill, local school districts continue to fend off budget cuts and protect employee jobs.
In other words, they're not out of the woods.
| Oct 9, 2010
In a Congressional district where the campaigning has been comparatively non-existent, local voters have probably found themselves lulled into a fog. But before we know it, Nov. 2 will suddenly emerge from the mist, revealing itself to what hopefully won'...