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  • Burbank mayor impressed by 'humanity' of incoming city manager

    Mark Scott’s career has led him up and down California, and across the country and back, so it’s no surprise he and his wife are always debating about which region they should call home. The 63-year-old Fresno-native spent two decades...
  • Cash flows as Burbank school board and City Council campaigns near the finish line

    Burbank election candidates continued to beef up their campaign coffers during the last reporting period, which spanned through Feb. 9, just as ballots for Tuesday's primary began to arrive in Burbank homes. Candidate Bob Frutos continued to lead...
  • 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...
  • PAC moves to unseat City Council incumbent Jess Talamantes

    A political action committee sponsored by a labor union that represents about 800 retail workers in Burbank has raised $20,000 in an effort to unseat City Council incumbent Jess Talamantes, with a spokesman for the group citing a “pattern of not...
  • 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....
  • Burbank city clerk says primary ballots 'coming in steady'

    Burbank city clerk says primary ballots 'coming in steady'
    Burbank is on track to exceed its 2011 primary election voter turnout, having received nearly 6,500 ballots as of Friday afternoon, city officials reported. “We look good,” said Interim City Clerk Zizette Mullins. “The numbers are...
  • Editorial: Unsettling presence of PACs

    When the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2010 that money was speech, and any limit on independent campaign spending was improper, most observers correctly foresaw the imminent creation of massive and secretive political action committees weaseling their way...
  • PACs should stay out of local elections

    I find it highly offensive and suspect that a political action committee sponsored by a labor union is going to spend $20,000 to influence voting for the Burbank City Council (“Group moves to unseat council member,” Feb. 20). I have already...
  • Super PAC puts down money in Burbank school board race

    The super PAC for a controversial Sacramento-based education reform group has spent more than $13,000 in the Burbank school board race, baffling the two candidates who are benefiting from the expenditures and raising the eyebrows of other local...
  • Deadline for Burbank primary ballots is 7 p.m. today

    Deadline for Burbank primary ballots is 7 p.m. today
    The deadline for mail-in ballots for the Burbank primary is 7 p.m. today, so for all those procrastinators, that means in-person drop offs are you're only option. Residents can drop off their ballots at five locations — the Buena Vista Library,...
  • Participation in Burbank primary stronger than last election, officials report

    More than 8,300 voters had cast their ballots in the Burbank primary as of Tuesday afternoon, exceeding the total for the primary two years ago, officials reported. The most recent confirmed ballot count does not include those that were collected from...
  • Frutos leads 'very, very preliminary' voter returns for Burbank City Council primary

    With just eight out of 42 precincts reporting in the Burbank primary election, City Council challenger Robert Frutos has the early lead, but the results could change significantly as new reports start coming in. As of 10:55 p.m., Frutos led the six...