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  • Curious about school board candidate

    Just when I was heartened to read the letter to the editor on Wednesday, Jan. 30, asking your paper to actually do some reporting on the Burbank school board race, I read your article ("Burbank Unified School District forum focuses on budget") and got...
  • To be clear, David Nos is not 'No on S'

    To all Burbank voters: I am David Nos and my last name is not, and I repeat, is not a campaign against the safe school initiative Measure S. In fact, I wholeheartedly support Measure S. I have a Measure S sign along with my own “Just Say Nos”...
  • Injunction against future Burbank Walmart lifted

    This story has been corrected. See details below. An injunction that had prevented Walmart from starting work on a new store adjacent to the Empire Center has been lifted, but the outcome of a lawsuit filed by three residents to force a number of street...
  • Gordon is ignoring energy mandates

    When Vice Mayor Gordon voted against approving the 2013-14 budget, his stated reason was that Burbank Water and Power is incurring millions of dollars in renewable energy costs that are causing rates to increase unnecessarily because of a state mandate...
  • Officials look to recruit voters for election

    Burbank has launched a series of outreach efforts in an attempt to increase voter turnout by roughly 4% for the upcoming municipal election, officials said. Since the close of registration for the presidential election, Burbank has recruited roughly 350...
  • A look ahead at 2013 for Burbank

    A look ahead at 2013 for Burbank
    The year 2013 is already shaping up to be a busy year, with several issues rooted in the past expected to come to fruition. While the year ahead will no doubt unleash its own bounty of surprises, here are some issues we can all count on happening in 2013....
  • 'Nos' signs only add to challenge of Measure S campaign

    'Nos' signs only add to challenge of Measure S campaign
    Shortly after City Council candidate David Nos stuck his campaign signs on front lawns in Burbank last month, Suzanne Weerts was inundated with phone calls and emails. “People were wondering who was behind the ‘No on S’ campaign,&...
  • New 210-room Hilton proposed for downtown Burbank

    A Florida-based developer has submitted a proposal to build a six-story, 210-room Hilton hotel in downtown Burbank, city officials said. At roughly 40,000 square feet, the proposed Hilton Garden Inn for the corner of South San Fernando Boulevard and...
  • Conflict of interest needs investigation

    I was dismayed to hear the temporary city clerk, Zizette Mullins, admit during the candidate’s forum that it would be a conflict of interest for a clerk candidate to pay another candidate to work on her campaign. Campaign filings are public...
  • Burbank City Council candidates stress fiscal restraint

    In what was likely to be the last public debate forum before the February primary, the six candidates for Burbank City Council on Wednesday were united in stressing a more conservative, efficient approach to public spending. Candidates who took the stage...
  • City Clerk Zizette Mullins: no conflict at work

    Facing criticism that she used a Burbank Unified school board candidate's political consulting company for her election campaign, Interim City Clerk Zizette Mullins this week called it a “non-issue.” Mullins, who is seeking election to the...
  • Parsing the pros and cons of Measure S

    Expert opinion may be split on the risks associated with the proposed $110-million school bond on the March 5 ballot, but Burbank Unified officials say lessons learned from the last bond in 1997 will ensure taxpayers get more bang for their buck. Causing...