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  • Burbank could lose out on volunteer dollars

    Burbank may have a tough time this year getting federal funding for its Retired Senior Volunteer Program amid new stipulations that would require the operation to undergo a major overhaul, city officials said. Burbank’s 40-year-old program boasts...
  • Roving ads for massages, topless maids, rile Burbank

    Roving ads for massages, topless maids, rile Burbank
    Colorful vans advertising topless maid services for $99 and hour-long Thai massages for $40 have infiltrated Burbank streets in recent months, peeving local residents and garnering national media attention. One person who isn’t complaining? Hot...
  • Two captains, deputy chief get permanent roles

    Burbank Interim Police Chief Scott LaChasse this week announced that the deputy chief and two captains he recruited nearly three years ago to serve on a temporary basis are now permanent employees of the police force — angering the police union...
  • Schiff, Jennerjahn show contrasting views

    Schiff, Jennerjahn show contrasting views
    From Social Security to abortion, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and his GOP challenger, Phil Jennerjahn, differed on just about everything during a debate at Burbank City Hall Monday night sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Glendale/Burbank. The...
  • Meet the 17 applicants for city clerk, city treasurer

    Meet the 17 applicants for city clerk, city treasurer
    When the City Council convenes on June 28 to fill the vacated positions of city clerk and city treasurer, they’ll have 17 applicants representing a wide swath of the local political sphere to choose from. The two spots are typically elected...
  • In Burbank, Gov. Brown calls out 'shadowy forces' behind opposition to Prop. 30

    In Burbank, Gov. Brown calls out 'shadowy forces' behind opposition to Prop. 30
    Gov. Jerry Brown continued to press his case for Proposition 30 on Friday, telling a coalition of business leaders in Burbank that if the tax measure fails, K-12 and higher education will be hit with billions of dollars in funding cuts. Proposition 30...
  • Burbank council ponders cost of art

    A $450,000 proposal to populate Lincoln Park with three sculptures was rejected by the City Council this week as being too expensive, sending city officials back to drawing board. “I think $450,000 is way too much money,” Mayor Dave...
  • City treasurer appointment sets up similar need on Burbank school board

    City treasurer appointment sets up similar need on Burbank school board
    Burbank Unified School Board President Debbie Kukta will be the city's next treasurer, while longtime Burbank resident and Glendale Community Relations Coordinator Zizette Mullins was named Burbank city clerk Thursday. Kukta and Mullins were both...
  • Gordon wants stricter nepotism rules

    Guidelines recently enacted to curb nepotism and dating in the workplace, improve morale and eliminate bias or favoritism among city workers and supervisors don't go far enough, one councilman says. The guidelines, drafted by city officials and...
  • Burbank names Ken Pulskamp interim city manager

    Burbank names Ken Pulskamp interim city manager
    Following weeks of closed-door meetings, the Burbank City Council on Tuesday unanimously appointed Santa Clarita City Manager Ken Pulskamp as Burbank's interim city manager. He's slated to start on Dec. 3. The announcement follows City Manager Mike...
  • Ron Kaye: Where are the questions?

    Merci beaucoup, Burbank! Call me naïve (I only studied French for a year), but I have a hard time understanding why the Burbank City Council last month approved a private school — Lycee International de Los Angeles — using the city's...
  • Senate passes high-speed rail funding, which now goes to governor

    Senate passes high-speed rail funding, which now goes to governor
    The state Senate voted to fund California's ambitious high-speed rail project on Friday, handing a major victory to Gov. Jerry Brown and the Obama administration. The $8-billion legislation will fund the project's first stretch, covering 130 miles from...