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  • Parking tickets getting costlier

    Parking tickets getting costlier
    Most parking tickets will cost drivers an extra $3 under a revenue-bumping plan approved by the City Council this week. The increase will apply to all parking violations, save those involving street sweeping, and will be fully implemented in the coming...
  • Lawsuit returns against two officers

    A federal appellate court on Tuesday revived a lawsuit against two Burbank police officers who allegedly entered a home in 2007 without a warrant. In its ruling, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found that the two officers had not been absolved...
  • Native Americans' problems do matter

    In response to the letter, “No Native Americans, no need to bother,” really, Lee Brandt, why bother with “their” problems? Have you ever been to a Southern California pow-wow? If you have, you would know that there are many...
  • Verdugo swimming pool is on its way

    Recently there have been a number of letters regarding the closure of the Verdugo Park swimming pool (“There is no bonus to bonus payouts,” July 6). I thought it might be helpful to clarify the reason for this temporary closure. In recent...
  • Governor wants to scrap redevelopment agencies

    A major source of funds for city services would be diverted to state coffers under a proposal Gov. Jerry Brown unveiled this week as part of his effort to slash a $28-billion state deficit. Brown's budget calls for the Burbank Redevelopment Agency and...
  • New police union contract disclosed

    The City Council this week approved a new contract with the police union this week that includes a 6.5% salary increase for officers, but that will also require them to pay their full share of retirement contributions. Even with officers paying more...
  • Council to hone police oversight

    The Burbank City Council on Thursday went beyond ranking their usual top five goals for the coming fiscal year to include a sixth priority: the Police Department. With lawsuits filed by current and former police officers alleging discrimination and...
  • Supervisor speaks up on studio plan

    Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky weighed in this week on NBCUniversal’s proposed 400-acre “Evolution Plan,” asking the company to drop efforts to build almost 3,000 residential units that are part of the proposed project....
  • Search continues for FBI agent missing since Friday

    An urgent search for an FBI agent who went missing last week stretched into its fourth day on Monday with authorities reporting little progress. The missing agent, 35-year-old Stephen Ivens, left on foot from his home in the 1700 block of Scott Road in...
  • Wife of missing FBI agent pleads for public's help

    Wife of missing FBI agent pleads for public's help
    The wife of a missing FBI agent appealed for the public's help in tracking him down Tuesday, saying in a letter that 35-year-old Stephen Ivens is “more than just a missing person.” Authorities have been engaged in a massive manhunt since...
  • The Crosby Chronicles: Burbank should discourage sunflower seed spitting

    The Crosby Chronicles: Burbank should discourage sunflower seed spitting
    “Eat, Spit and Be Happy.” That’s the motto of ConAgra’s David Sunflower Seeds. That also apparently is the motto of most people who sit in city park bleachers as evidenced by the abundant piles of sunflower seed shells literally...
  • Rising costs, lack of funding clip wings of Central Library project in Burbank

    Rising costs, lack of funding clip wings of Central Library project in Burbank
    A total replacement of the Central Library, complete with a new parking garage, is no longer feasible, city officials say, although they did ask the City Council for $3.5 million “to keep the dream alive.” Because the city has been unable...