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  • Victory for David Gordon, Jess Talamantes

    Victory for David Gordon, Jess Talamantes
    Dave Golonski — who first took office a few months after Bill Clinton became president — lost his bid Tuesday for an unprecedented sixth term. Golonski, who established himself on the City Council dais 20 years ago, lost out to fellow...
  • LaChasse on permanent Burbank police chief appointment: I'm 'delighted'

    LaChasse on permanent Burbank police chief appointment: I'm 'delighted'
    Scott LaChasse’s “three-year job interview” has come to an end. Burbank’s interim police chief — brought to the helm three years ago of a department plagued by allegations of excessive force, discrimination and sexual...
  • Decades long low-income subsidy in peril after Burbank voters reject measure

    A decades-long program that subsidizes trash and sewer bills for low-income seniors and disabled people is at risk of being cut after Burbank voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected a special tax to continue its funding source. Roughly 1,900 out of...
  • 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...
  • An election post script

    I would like to congratulate Jess Talamantes and David Gordon for their victories on Tuesday night’s general election. It was a hard-fought campaign and they deserved to win. I would also like to express my appreciation for David Golonski’s 20...
  • Burbank election results finalized

    Voter turnout in Tuesday's general election reached 18%, with 11,161 out of 60,623 registered voters participating, according to the final election results. In the City Council race, David Gordon came in first with 5,430 votes, while Jess Talamantes...
  • Backers of Burbank school bond ramp up their campaign

    Backers of Burbank school bond ramp up their campaign
    With less than a month to go, the campaign is in full swing for the $110-million Measure S school bond. Leading the effort is former Mayor Marsha Ramos, who is overseeing the campaign, both in terms of the operation and as an ambassador to the...
  • Burbank Unified school board candidate to be fined for late reporting

    Burbank Unified school board candidate to be fined for late reporting
    Burbank Unified school board candidate Steve Ferguson is being slapped with a $100 fine because his financial statements were incomplete -- and therefore, late -- when filed with the city last month, officials said Friday. The financial report was...
  • Editorial: We have reached an S in the road

    Burbank voters are weighing two distinctly different proposals this election season that carry the same name, “Measure S.” How could such a confusing turn of events come about? We're told it's by accident. At about the same time Burbank...