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  • Woodbury University discussion to point toward political center

    A well-known political analyst will lead a conversation in Burbank this Wednesday about how to find solutions for hyper-partisanship and political gridlock in the state and federal government as well as ways to improve voter engagement. Dan Schnur,...
  • Obama's military request in Syria too broad, Schiff says

    As Republican and Democratic leaders of the House of Representatives have jumped on board to support President Barack Obama’s request for military strikes in Syria, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) said Monday that he is concerned that international...
  • Public input sought on proposed bikeway

    City officials are seeking the public’s input about a proposed bike and pedestrian path slated to run adjacent to the Burbank Western Channel from the downtown Burbank Metrolink station to Alameda Avenue. A community meeting about the project is...
  • Providence High volleyball sweeps to win in season opener

    BURBANK — It was hard to tell who was more nervous, as the Providence High girls' volleyball team opened its season Wednesday with a nonleague match against Faith Baptist. While the Pioneers' players might have experienced some jitters in their...
  • Burbank interview: 'Riddick's' Vin Diesel flexes muscle behind the scenes too

    Burbank interview: 'Riddick's' Vin Diesel flexes muscle behind the scenes too
    On-screen, Vin Diesel's default setting can be described as coiled rage and brutal efficiency. In the films that put him on Hollywood's star map, the buff and bald actor hefts big guns: from artillery to his own softball-sized biceps. He punches the...
  • Guest Column: Rooting for the Affordable Care Act

    Kudos to the Burbank Leader for reminding us all why the Affordable Care Act was needed and the difference it will make in the lives of thousands of our neighbors who have been shut out of the health insurance marketplace for so long. Unfortunately,...
  • Former Burbank business owner sentenced for tax fraud

    A self-employed income tax preparer was sentenced Monday to 37 months in federal prison after reportedly defrauding the Internal Revenue Service of more than $7 million, authorities said. He was also ordered to pay a $50,000 fine. The man, identified...
  • Burbank and firefighter chiefs' unit deal brokers pension outlay

    The city reached an agreement this week with the Burbank Firefighters Chief Officers’ Unit, in which the union’s six employees will receive a 6% salary increase in exchange for paying their full 9% employee pension contribution. At the same...
  • Leader Editorial: The city planes its pension liability

    For the past few years, states and cities across the nation faced with ballooning pension obligations for their government workers have been overhauling pensions as a way to curb costs. The city of Burbank has been aggressively addressing the pension...
  • Letter: Republican response to ACA is offensive

    Donna Anderson took time to call out the Leader's editorial on the Affordable Care Act and call it offensive. She explained how Republicans are thoughtfully trying to delay some parts so that everyone can work it out. Interestingly enough, I do find...
  • In Theory: Should pro- and anti-religion people advertise their beliefs?

    The argument between believers and atheists has found a new and very public forum in recent years — billboards. Pro- and anti-religion advertisements and messages have been appearing on the sides of buses in places as diverse as London and Dallas,...
  • Report recommends 1.6% raise for Burbank attorneys union

    A state-appointed fact finder recommended a modest salary increase for members of the Burbank city attorneys union that’s far less than what the 11-member association had demanded after five years without a pay raise. In the fact-finding report...