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  • 'Thank God' for high-speed rail funding, Gov. Jerry Brown says

    'Thank God' for high-speed rail funding, Gov. Jerry Brown says
    "It's a jobs creator, and thank God we got it," Gov. Jerry Brown said of funding for high speed rail, narrowly approved by the Legislature last week. He and U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood were at the Port of Oakland on Monday to take a victory...
  • Council to hone police oversight

    The Burbank City Council on Thursday went beyond ranking their usual top five goals for the coming fiscal year to include a sixth priority: the Police Department. With lawsuits filed by current and former police officers alleging discrimination and...
  • 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....
  • Search continues for FBI agent missing since Friday

    An urgent search for an FBI agent who went missing last week stretched into its fourth day on Monday with authorities reporting little progress. The missing agent, 35-year-old Stephen Ivens, left on foot from his home in the 1700 block of Scott Road in...
  • Wife of missing FBI agent pleads for public's help

    Wife of missing FBI agent pleads for public's help
    The wife of a missing FBI agent appealed for the public's help in tracking him down Tuesday, saying in a letter that 35-year-old Stephen Ivens is “more than just a missing person.” Authorities have been engaged in a massive manhunt since...
  • The Crosby Chronicles: Burbank should discourage sunflower seed spitting

    The Crosby Chronicles: Burbank should discourage sunflower seed spitting
    “Eat, Spit and Be Happy.” That’s the motto of ConAgra’s David Sunflower Seeds. That also apparently is the motto of most people who sit in city park bleachers as evidenced by the abundant piles of sunflower seed shells literally...
  • Rising costs, lack of funding clip wings of Central Library project in Burbank

    Rising costs, lack of funding clip wings of Central Library project in Burbank
    A total replacement of the Central Library, complete with a new parking garage, is no longer feasible, city officials say, although they did ask the City Council for $3.5 million “to keep the dream alive.” Because the city has been unable...
  • 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...
  • Burbank rolls out free classes to encourage more cycling

    Burbank rolls out free classes to encourage more cycling
    Classes on bicycle safety, skills and repair are in full swing in Burbank as city officials take advantage of a state grant to encourage more biking and less driving. “We’re hoping the kids spend the summer on their bikes,” said Cory...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...