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  • Battle against Walmart begins

    After more than a year of delays, opening arguments finally began Tuesday in a trial where three Burbank residents are waging a legal battle to block Walmart from opening adjacent to the Empire Center. Attorney Gideon Kracov, who is representing...
  • State hits Burbank with huge tab for redevelopment wind-down

    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...
  • 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...
  • Mandatory bus fare considered for seniors, disabled service

    City officials are considering imposing a mandatory fare for the city's senior and disabled bus service, just as other transportation programs are being phased out to free up money to sustain the popular program. Officials currently collect 50-cent...
  • Officials issue Halloween warnings for pedestrian safety, drug-laced candy

    Officials issue Halloween warnings for pedestrian safety, drug-laced candy
    Public safety officials have issued a slew of warnings for parents as they prepare to take their children trick-or-treating this Halloween night. Chief among them: beware of drunk drivers, marijuana-laced candy, and dark streets and alleys. Halloween is...
  • Burbank scrambles for IKEA deal

    Burbank scrambles for IKEA deal
    Burbank has initiated a series of funding deals to keep IKEA — a top sales-tax revenue generator — within city limits. The Swedish furniture retailer — a retail powerhouse in Burbank for more than two decades — has outgrown its...
  • Bill may ease path for public safety communications system

    A new multimillion-dollar communications system that would link fire and police departments throughout Los Angeles County got some good news last week after a long series of setbacks that has forced stakeholders to relinquish millions in federal funding....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Governor signs high-speed rail conflict-of-interest measure

    Governor signs high-speed rail conflict-of-interest measure
    Gov. Jerry Brownhas signed a bill that 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...
  • Former Burbank police officer sues city

    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....