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  • Realtors rally behind Habitat for Humanity

    While real estate agents are known for their professional service in the buying and selling of houses, rarely are they known for actually building them. That, however, was the case as members of the Burbank Association of Realtors (BAR) took up shovels,...
  • Burbank-based Durkee may be 'Bernie Madoff of campaign treasurers,' Rep. Davis says

    The Democratic campaign operative arrested on suspicion of stealing campaign funds from her clients may be "the Bernie Madoff of campaign treasurers," Rep. Susan Davis (D-San Diego) told contributors in an email. Kinde Durkee, a Burbank accountant who...
  • Frutos loses seat on Police Commission

    Frutos loses seat on Police Commission
    [Editor's note: This story has updated from an earlier version] Former City Council candidate Bob Frutos lost his seat on the Burbank Police Commission this week after failing to garner enough confirmation votes. Frutos, who lost to Councilwoman...
  • Berman, Sherman taking campaigns to TV

    Rep. Howard Berman has begun running two cable TV campaign ads, the first since the primary election, in his bruising battle with fellow Democratic Rep. Brad Sherman. Unlike the increasing vitriol spilled on both sides as the two House veterans compete...
  • Challengers in Senate, Assembly races play catch up

    Challengers in Senate, Assembly races play catch up
    Late entries by Republican candidates have made local state Senate and Assembly races competitive for Democratic incumbents. But if money is the marker for political power, the conservatives face an uphill battle. State Sen. Carol Liu (D-La CaƱada...
  • Berman draws on D.C. insiders to boost self, slam rival Sherman

    Berman draws on D.C. insiders to boost self, slam rival Sherman
    It's always nice when you can get others to make your points for you, and Rep. Howard Berman has found some help among Washington insider organizations in his election battle with fellow Democratic Rep. Brad Sherman. Foreign Policy magazine's website has...
  • Campaigns against Prop. 8 fined $80,000 for reporting violations

    Campaigns against Prop. 8 fined $80,000 for reporting violations
    Three political committees that fought a 2008 ballot measure banning gay marriage in California have agreed to pay $80,000 in fines to the state ethics agency after admitting they violated campaign finance rules. The fines come less than a month after...
  • Burbank Unified may go after federal grant

    Burbank Unified may go after federal grant
    Burbank Unified officials say they, too, may enter the fray as school districts throughout the nation compete for millions in federal aid money. For the first time, the federal government is allowing individual school districts to apply for the highly...
  • Is Portantino's vote a convenient tool?

    In response to Mark Kellam's article, “Assemblymembers take divergent paths,” Sept. 2, did anyone else notice how Assemblyman Portantino voted “yes” on the state budget this year? He used his “no” vote on last year's...
  • Howard Berman campaign to gain two GOP senators' support

    Howard Berman campaign to gain two GOP senators' support
    Rep. Howard Berman, gripped in a tough reelection battle with fellow Democratic Rep. Brad Sherman for the same San Fernando Valley congressional district seat, is expected to get endorsements Monday from two prominent Republican U.S. senators. Sens. John...
  • Proposition 8 author vows to fight for Assembly seat

    The author of Proposition 8 is vowing to continue his fight for an Assembly seat in the Sacramento suburbs, despite an earlier pledge to drop out if he failed to finish first in the June primary. Andy Pugno, who drafted the ballot measure banning same-...
  • Caregivers get a shot at a free cruise

    Caregivers get a shot at a free cruise
    A lucky caregiver will receive a vacation cruise for two and care for their family member as first prize in a contest offered through a partnership between the Burbank-based Home Instead Senior Care, the Stroke Assn. of Southern California and the Los...