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  • In Theory: On discrimination based on religious beliefs

    Although Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has since vetoed it, lawmakers in that state recently approved a measure to allow business owners to refuse service to gays and other groups if it is perceived to violate the practice and observance of the business owner's...
  • In Theory: Electing to bypass natural selection

    A Missouri lawmaker, Rep. Rick Brattin (R-Harrisonville), contends that public school children in his state who question Darwinian theory are ridiculed. He introduced a bill into the state's General Assembly that would allow parents to opt their...
  • Hockey fans set goal of expanded rink

    Hockey fans set goal of expanded rink
    Dozens of hockey players of all ages, clad in colorful jerseys, flooded City Hall on Thursday to show support for the proposed reconstruction and expansion of the roller hockey rink at Ralph Foy Park. The Community Sports Foundation, which runs the...
  • On the Town: Civitan Club celebrates St. Patrick's Day

    On the Town: Civitan Club celebrates St. Patrick's Day
    Members of the Burbank Civitan Club once again rolled out the green carpet to members, guests and local dignitaries as they staged their annual St. Patrick's Day Champagne Brunch at the Burbank Holiday Inn this past Sunday. More than 150 Civitans,...
  • Bob Hope Airport's top cop gets raise

    Bob Hope Airport's top cop gets raise
    Bob Hope Airport Police Chief Ed Skvarna is getting a 4% pay raise this year following a unanimous vote on Monday by the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority. The chief’s annual salary is now $168,730, according to a staff report. Skvarna...
  • Debate heated over Burbank zoning rules

    A contentious Burbank City Council meeting Tuesday where residents continued to protest transitional and supportive housing in residential neighborhoods ended with city officials promising more community outreach and communication with state legislators...
  • Burbank City Council opts for more meetings

    The Burbank City Council will be meeting more frequently starting this month after not holding meetings several times last year, which some city officials said caused regular meetings to run past midnight. In the 10 Tuesdays since Thanksgiving, the...
  • Burbank fights against termination lawsuit filed by former city employee

    City officials this month denied allegations contained in a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by a former public works employee. The employee, Dale Wagner, 61, sued the city in September for alleged age discrimination and retaliation, claiming that...
  • Former officer files claim against city

    The former president of the Burbank police union filed a claim against the city last month alleging that he was retaliated against for disclosing — and refusing to participate in — illegal conduct by the department, including arrest quotas,...
  • Area utility stresses water-saving efforts

    Officials at Burbank Water and Power this week urged customers to be vigilant about saving water in the wake of Gov. Jerry Brown’s drought emergency declaration Friday, though the utility does not plan to implement mandatory conservation. Reducing...
  • Four-way stop sign to be installed near St. Finbar School in Burbank

    Four-way stop sign to be installed near St. Finbar School in Burbank
    City officials will be installing a four-way stop sign at the intersection of Oak and Myers streets after requests from dozens of parents with children attending St. Finbar School in Burbank, who argued that the current two-way stop sign was unsafe for...
  • Crews rally in Burbank to support California's film tax credit

    More than 1,000 entertainment industry workers gathered in Burbank on Saturday, launching a campaign to support an expansion of California's film and TV tax credit program. The rally, organized by a coalition of entertainment industry unions, drew an...