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  • Mixed data on STAR exams for Burbank schools

    Local public schools saw modest gains in English but a small dip on math test scores, according to data released this week by the California Department of Education. In Burbank, 69% of students tested as proficient or advanced in the English-language...
  • How Burbank City Council candidates would balance the budget

    Assume you are elected onto the City Council, and city staff says you need to cut $3 million, or roughly 2%, from the General Fund to balance the budget. What would you cut and why? Dave Golonski Age: 54 Profession: Burbank Councilman This year&...
  • Schools' financial struggles continue

    Schools' financial struggles continue
    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. In...
  • Police draft budget cuts

    CITY HALL — The Burbank Police Department on Tuesday proposed $1.87 million in budget cuts, which include suspending its helicopter program, eliminating positions and reducing animal shelter hours. The proposals, whose savings range from $1.1...
  • Officials propose temporary station closure to cut costs

    Officials propose temporary station closure to cut costs
    A proposal to close firefighting operations out of a West Burbank station for nine months will allow the fire department to meet its 5% spending cut, but Chief Ray Krakowski warned that emergency response times will be affected citywide. Under the plan,...
  • City Council candidate Robert Frutos

    An 18-year resident of Burbank, Robert Frutos said he wanted to live in the city since he was 15. A member of the Los Angeles Police Department, Frutos has worked in a variety of capacities during his 24 years at LAPD, including community relations and...
  • City Council candidate Emily Gabel-Luddy

    A 30-year veteran of the public sector, Emily Gabel-Luddy began her service to Burbank a decade ago when she was appointed to the Planning Board. She brought her experience of working for the Los Angeles Department of Planning at all levels, including...
  • Districts to pick up school bus tab

    Districts to pick up school bus tab
    Glendale and Burbank school districts will absorb hundreds of thousands of dollars in state-mandated cuts to student busing to ensure that transportation services won’t be interrupted, their superintendents said this week. Gov. Jerry Brown last...
  • Schiff vows to fight budget impacts to NASA deep space missions

    Schiff vows to fight budget impacts to NASA deep space missions
    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) today announced his opposition to any budget cuts at NASA that would threaten the agency's planetary science programs, including missions to Jupiter's icy moon and Mars. In a statement, Schiff said he met with NASA...
  • Gatto warns of trigger cuts

    Gatto warns of trigger cuts
    Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) told local educators this week to prepare for mid-year budget cuts that will be automatically triggered in December if state revenues fall more than $4 billion below projections. “If I had to predict, I would...
  • Glendale school board sizes up competing ballot measures

    As the November ballot initiatives approach, Glendale Unified school board members this week said they are torn over Proposition 38 — one of two competing tax measures supporting education funding — because it would leave out cash-strapped...
  • Ron Kaye: Will this election bring change, or status quo?

    Before you mark your ballot in Tuesday's election, think about what the governor and Legislature have wrought by killing redevelopment agencies without a clear plan on how the $5 billion a year in taxes flowing to them will be split, or how and when the...