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  • Letter: Avoid the hobby shop and trade up

    I am truly puzzled. Why have the city of Burbank and some residents worked tirelessly to keep Walmart out of our community and then allowed Hobby Lobby to move on in? Hobby Lobby is antigay, against birth control and has been involved in a Supreme...
  • Community: Stars, crew attend 'School Dance' premiere

    Community: Stars, crew attend 'School Dance' premiere
    The mood was electric as stars and crew packed the lobby of the Burbank AMC 8 on July 2 for the premiere of “School Dance,” directed by actor/producer Nick Cannon. Burbank resident Erik C. Andersen was film editor on the project and...
  • Leader Editorial: A new fee that makes sense

    Next month, Burbank fire officials will start charging $100 for emergency calls that don't require a hospital transport. Though we are generally loath to applaud new fees, this one is necessary, practical and prudent. Fire departments everywhere are...
  • Burbank City Council approves housing rules banning boarding homes, short-term rentals

    Elected officials on Tuesday enacted strict rules banning boarding homes and short-term vacation rentals in residential zones after residents raised concerns in recent months about what they called the changing character of Burbank neighborhoods. The...
  • Bullet train: Burbank-Palmdale segment added

    Bullet train: Burbank-Palmdale segment added
    In a strategic shift to secure new funding for California's bullet train project, state officials intend to accelerate their plans to build a Los Angeles County section of the $68-billion system. High-speed rail officials said they want to start a...
  • Letter: Republicans gave birth to Obamacare

    Re: “Objections to an opinion on a court,” Mailbag, July 9. In his letter, Mel Wolf says that the Democrats “crafted Obamacare without input or approval by any Republicans.” Actually, the fundamental parts of the ACA were...
  • City, airport officials explore land-use options

    Roughly a couple dozen residents attended a community workshop Wednesday centered around land use and transportation improvements at the Bob Hope Airport and the area surrounding it. City and airport officials have been studying ways to improve land...
  • Schiff calls Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling 'setback for women's health'

    Schiff calls Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling 'setback for women's health'
    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), whose district office is located about a mile from where a Hobby Lobby store will open on Friday, criticized the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of the arts-and-crafts supply retailer to pay insurance covering...
  • Protesters, patrons clash outside Burbank Hobby Lobby

    Protesters, patrons clash outside Burbank Hobby Lobby
    Between 20 and 30 protesters confronted shoppers walking into the new Hobby Lobby on Victory Boulevard in Burbank Friday morning, upset over a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that allowed the company to exempt certain contraceptives from employees'...
  • Letter: Hobby Lobby has a religious right

    Re: “Hobby Lobby runs an unfair business,” Mailbag, July 2. The letter writer, Mr. Aboulsaad, appears to want to punish Hobby Lobby for exercising its rights under federal and state laws. To claim that its owners are greedy for incorporating...
  • Letter: Court dismisses Founding Fathers

    The Supreme Court has opened yet another can of worms. Their collective Hobby Lobby decision is the third devastatingly, misguided opinion now solidifying corporations as individuals. This most recent abolishment of the rights of real, living, breathing...
  • Burbank Unified settles for $150K in sex abuse case

    A young man sexually abused by his Burbank teacher will receive a $150,000 settlement stemming from a 2011 lawsuit, district officials confirmed Wednesday. Amy Beck, a former teacher at David Starr Jordan Middle School, turned herself into Burbank...