| Jul 27, 2013
| 12:21 PM
During these hot summer months, it’s worth a reminder that our community-owned utility, Burbank Water and Power, provides Burbank residents with some of the lowest water and electric rates in the region. However, even with these low rates, the...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 10:46 AM
A new 20-unit, eco-friendly affordable housing project was unveiled on Thursday, wrapping up two years of construction and replacing a cluster of severely blighted buildings in "horrific" condition, officials said.
The $9.7-million Sycamore at...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 5:57 PM
A social advocacy nonprofit organization is asking a judge to void the city’s approval of the IKEA expansion project, arguing that the city failed to prepare an adequate environmental impact report, records show.
Citizens Advocating Rational...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 6:22 PM
Officials at Burbank Water and Power this week urged customers to be vigilant about saving water in the wake of Gov. Jerry Brown’s drought emergency declaration Friday, though the utility does not plan to implement mandatory conservation.
| Aug 30, 2011
| 4:22 PM
The popularity of the city’s solar rebate program, combined with tax incentives, forced its closure even before the fiscal year began, officials said, meaning property owners will have to wait until next year to apply.
John Joyce, who manages the...
| Nov 29, 2011
| 5:12 PM
Delegates and a dance theater group from Burbank’s sister city of Incheon, South Korea, commemorated the 50-year relationship this week with dance performances, dinners and, on Tuesday, the ribbon-cutting for sculptures symbolizing the friendship....
| Feb 19, 2013
| 4:28 PM
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.
| Feb 22, 2013
| 9:15 AM
Burbank Water and Power was recently honored by the U.S. Green Building Council for its new service center and warehouse building.
The facility is one of three buildings either built or under construction on the utility’s EcoCampus to be...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 12:07 AM
With little more than absentee ballot returns to go on overnight Tuesday, supporters of Measure S, the $110-million school bond, were full of optimism for a campaign they said reflected the best of grassroots work.
The education community was firmly...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 5:03 PM
A state law that requires 20% of the city's average energy sales to come from renewable energy is projected to cost the city $17.8 million this fiscal year, officials reported on Tuesday.
The financial burden of complying with the state mandate —...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 10:53 AM
Burbank Water and Power unveiled its $40-million “eco campus” to the public this past weekend, showing off the culmination of a 13-year transformation of an aging utility site into a showcase of sustainability.
At the open house event on...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 2:26 PM
In the last 10 years we’ve been hammered into loss of income by stock market crashes on investments, loss of jobs and unemployment, loss of interest income on retirement savings and diminished home values.
Add to that increased costs of living,...