| Dec 29, 2012
| 5:00 AM
A massive manhunt for a missing FBI agent, the surprise departure of the city’s chief executive, a National Teacher of the Year, tragic suicide and long-sought closure for the family of a murdered Burbank police officer.
The year 2012 was full of...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 2:50 PM
A Florida-based developer has submitted a proposal to build a six-story, 210-room Hilton hotel in downtown Burbank, city officials said.
At roughly 40,000 square feet, the proposed Hilton Garden Inn for the corner of South San Fernando Boulevard and...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 3:22 PM
The city of Burbank on Thursday received roughly $7.5 million out of the $38 million in affordable housing funds the state ordered it to turn over last month as part of the dissolution of local redevelopment, officials said.
The money will go to the...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 9:55 AM
In an attempt to generate extra revenue for Burbank’s cash-strapped transit programs, the City Council has signed off on a plan to plaster buses with advertisements.
The City Council last week directed officials to draft a two-year contract with...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 8:50 AM
State finance officials have ordered Burbank to hand over $42 million in former redevelopment funds for distribution to taxing entities, stunning city officials who in January had pegged a far lower tab of $11.7 million.
“We were very...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 9:56 PM
A former Burbank police officer has filed a federal lawsuit against the city alleging that he was wrongfully terminated in retaliation for suing the city four years ago for racial discrimination and harassment.
The lawsuit was filed last week in U.S....
| Mar 15, 2013
| 7:28 AM
Amid criticism of delayed results during the Burbank primary election in February, during which final numbers weren’t announced until roughly 12:45 a.m., city officials say they have plans to release initial results earlier in the evening for the...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 8:50 PM
Robert Frutos' City Council victory Tuesday marks the first election since 1999 in which the rare act of an incumbent being unseated is a certainty.
Frutos' win in the primary leaves four candidates — including three incumbents — to compete...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Members of the Burbank Civitans Club just returned from the California district meeting at the Bay Hotel and Marina in San Diego. Sixty California Civitans met to plan events for the new year.
Those attending from the Burbank club were Lt. Gov. Randy...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 8:12 PM
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...
| May 17, 2013
| 7:16 PM
Here we go again — at the first sign of recovery from the worst recession since the Great Depression, government officials are gearing up to line their pockets with taxpayer money.
The Burbank City Council took the lead last week by granting 100...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 6:58 PM
Burbank on Monday approved the sale of the IKEA building to a local developer, setting the stage for the furniture giant to move forward with plans to roughly double its operation in the city and become its biggest location in the country.