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  • Burbank utility rates to rise

    Burbank utility customers can expect rate increases starting in July after all, as one Burbank City Council member on Monday flipped his vote after city officials said keeping rates stagnant would cause a $7.6 million revenue shortfall and extensive...
  • 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...
  • Burbank public service groups get bump in funding

    Burbank public service groups get bump in funding
    Burbank got an unexpected bump this year in federal grant funding to benefit local public service agencies, long reduced due to the sluggish economy, though the amount is still well below what the organizations had requested. The Burbank City Council...
  • Turkish leader's statement on Armenian genocide falls short, locals say

    Local leaders and activists in the Armenian community this week called the conciliatory statement by Turkey’s prime minister regarding the 1915 Armenian killings a slap in the face because he declined to characterize the deaths as genocide. As...
  • Report: Burbank's water has high levels of arsenic

    Report: Burbank's water has high levels of arsenic
    Though state officials point to high levels of arsenic, chromium 6 and uranium in Burbank’s water in a recent report, city officials claim the data is based on untreated groundwater, saying what flows out of residents’ taps far exceeds...
  • Olive Avenue Confidential: Minority report

    Olive Avenue Confidential: Minority report
    To explore the outer limits of open government, look no further than Burbank City Hall, where there are things under lock and key that even City Council members aren't privileged to see. So powerful are state laws preventing disclosure of police...
  • Mailbag: Article misstated position

    The Leader's front-page, leap-before-looking story ("Millions at ready, receipts or not," July 14) concerning millions of dollars of Burbank Unified School District bond, state grant, and city funds for the modernization of Burbank's schools trivialized...
  • Neighborly effort

    Neighbors and law enforcement gathered at 18 block parties to help Burbank "strike out crime" on Tuesday evening for National Night Out. At the city-sponsored block party at Keystone Street along the Chandler Bikeway, neighbors enjoyed snow cones...
  • Interim police chief continues

    Interim Burbank Police Chief Scott LaChasse, who was hired as a change agent in the wake of multiple probes into officer misconduct, will continue to serve through December, and possibly longer, officials said. His contract was set to expire last month,...
  • Schools' exam scores improve

    BURBANK — Student achievement improved at Burbank Unified, with one elementary school shedding its troubled status after two consecutive years of testing gains, according to standardized test data released Monday. Burbank Unified bettered its...
  • ACLU targets student fees

    A practice of charging students for travel and other extracurricular expenses might end, Burbank Unified officials said. The ACLU of Southern California called those tactics discriminatory and unlawful pay-to-play policies in a lawsuit involving...