| Jan 1, 2011
Spurred on by consumer rebates, Burbank Water and Power has seen a doubling in the number of solar installations in the past two years.
There are now 93 solar energy systems in Burbank, compared to 36 in July of last year, and nearly all were funded...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 3:43 PM
If you could make any change to Johnny Carson Park, what would it be? Would you add a slide that exits through a giant Ed McMahon head? Would you paint the restroom building a yellow-and-brown checkered plaid pattern, like one of Johnny’s suits from...
| 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...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 4:02 PM
Local water usage among customers decreased by 33% last month compared to December 2013, according to Foothill Municipal Water District officials. The reduction is the largest in the district and is thought to be attributable to wetter weather...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 6:40 PM
During 12 years at the helm of the powerful Public Utilities Commission, Michael Peevey took California out of an energy crisis to become a world leader in renewable energy. Amid praise and controversy, he presided over his last meeting Thursday, the...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 12:25 PM
Water usage in Glendale dropped 10% during the summer's hottest months compared to the same period last year, city officials said, praising residents and businesses for cutting back in the face of the statewide drought.
Averages for August and September...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 1:54 PM
Glendale will shell out roughly $731 million over the next 25 years to receive renewable electricity from a solar plant that’s being built in Nevada, according to an agreement unanimously approved by the City Council this week.
The plant could...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 6:50 PM
Glendale Water & Power officials don’t expect to implement mandatory conservation in response to Gov. Jerry Brown’s announcement last week that the state is suffering from a drought and called for residents to reduce their water use by 20%....
| Apr 22, 2014
| 10:38 PM
The California Environmental Protection Agency released a statewide list of census tracts most burdened by pollution and it appears the Burbank, Glendale and La Cañada Flintridge areas have one major source of pollution: high levels of drinking water...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 5:50 PM
For the first time in months, most Californians are shelling out more than $4 for a gallon of regular gasoline. And with the busy summer driving season ahead, prices are likely to move even higher, fuel analysts said.
It's a rite of spring as...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 2:46 PM
The second interim financial report was approved by the La Cañada Unified School District Governing Board on March 11, with an updated version to be presented at next month's meeting after the results of the March 4 parcel tax election have been...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 5:54 PM
One of the three units at Grayson Power Plant that burns landfill gas from Scholl Canyon into energy used by Glendale Water & Power customers has been in a constant state of disrepair since a part broke in May, and as a result, the City Council this...