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  • Burbank council meeting lasts 10 hours

    A marathon City Council meeting that ran until nearly 4 a.m. Wednesday and pushed the public-comment period past midnight has left some elected officials questioning the council’s current twice-monthly meeting schedule in favor of one where there...
  • Start the Presses: Seeking change from the bully pulpit

     Start the Presses: Seeking change from the bully pulpit
    Quasi-anonymous blogs seem to be an ignoble specialty of our towns, Wi-Fi-enabled trolls cowardly throwing stones from behind the blue screen of their computers. Do they actually believe what they say, do they affect anything, and do they even want to?...
  • 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,...
  • Burbank parks report spotlights infrastructure needs

    Burbank parks report spotlights infrastructure needs
    A comprehensive assessment of the city’s 41 parks and recreation facilities identified $5.9 million in unfunded capital needs alone over the next five years, which city officials said is needed to pay for new playground equipment, bathroom and...
  • Governor signs high-speed rail conflict-of-interest measure

    Governor signs high-speed rail conflict-of-interest measure
    Gov. Jerry Brownhas signed a bill┬áthat requires state high-speed rail officials to disclose their financial investments and eliminates a loophole that created potential conflicts of interest for the project’s board members. The legislation by...
  • NBC Universal calls 'cut' on housing plan

    NBC Universal calls 'cut' on housing plan
    NBC Universal's announcement this week that it has dropped controversial plans to build thousands of residences on its famous back lot was praised by local and regional officials who feared the massive mixed-use project would overwhelm public facilities...
  • Pension law expected to save Glendale, Burbank money

    Legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown this week that would require new public employees to work longer before retiring with full benefits, while at the same time requiring them to eventually cover at least half of the contribution to their retirement...
  • Burbank gets ready for Night Out

    Burbank gets ready for Night Out
    Burbank’s annual National Night Out takes place Tuesday, offering the public a chance to get to know their neighbors and police. The block-party style event will offer free food and is part of a national one-night rally designed to strengthen...
  • Flad will leave Burbank

    Flad will leave Burbank
    Burbank City Manager Mike Flad announced on Monday plans to leave the Media City and take the top post at the city of South Gate, stunning city officials who expected him to retire in the city where he had spent more than two decades building his career....
  • Burbank police chief appointment may be postponed

    BURBANK — The deadline to apply for Burbank police chief closed on Friday, but City Manager Mike Flad’s pending departure for a job in the city of South Gate has raised concerns among city officials and residents about whether to continue...
  • Stable-building could get easier in Burbank's Rancho area

    Stable-building could get easier in Burbank's Rancho area
    The Planning Board on Monday recommended making it easier to build stables in the city's Rancho area, giving homeowners more flexibility in their efforts to preserve the equestrian nature of the neighborhood. One change would decrease the amount of space...
  • Start of Walmart construction in jeopardy

    Start of Walmart construction in jeopardy
    Walmart’s move into Burbank appeared headed for a snag in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Friday after a judge said he was prepared to halt planned construction pending further review of the retail giant’s impact on the city. A main...