| Dec 17, 2012
| 9:55 AM
In an attempt to generate extra revenue for Burbank’s cash-strapped transit programs, the City Council has signed off on a plan to plaster buses with advertisements.
The City Council last week directed officials to draft a two-year contract with...
| May 17, 2013
| 7:16 PM
Here we go again — at the first sign of recovery from the worst recession since the Great Depression, government officials are gearing up to line their pockets with taxpayer money.
The Burbank City Council took the lead last week by granting 100...
| May 14, 2013
| 11:04 AM
Burbank was approved for a $43,000 grant for its Retired Senior Volunteer Program, surprising city officials who had thought they were out of contention after refusing to comply with new funding guidelines that would have required a program overhaul.
| Nov 21, 2012
| 10:37 AM
Thank you for your article about the merchants pushing through without any help from the city and pulling off the annual Holiday in the Park (“Holiday fun without funds,” Nov. 17). It brought to light a good point: The city of Burbank knows...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 7:10 AM
State finance officials have temporarily squashed a series of land deals put in motion by the Burbank City Council last month to keep IKEA within city limits, officials reported this week.
The Swedish furniture retailer has outgrown its current digs and...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 8:15 AM
In a surprise announcement Thursday, IKEA announced plans to go ahead with a new store in Burbank that will be nearly twice the size of its current location.
The new store – if approved by the city – would be open in 2016 and be built on 22...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 2:22 PM
Two Burbank City Council members this week voiced qualms over a provision in the city’s new nepotism policy that bans relatives of many City Hall executives and those serving on the dais from being municipal employees.
The new rules —...
| Oct 6, 2012
| 5:09 PM
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...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 3:41 PM
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...
| Oct 13, 2012
| 12:00 PM
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...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 8:50 PM
Robert Frutos' City Council victory Tuesday marks the first election since 1999 in which the rare act of an incumbent being unseated is a certainty.
Frutos' win in the primary leaves four candidates — including three incumbents — to compete...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 6:30 PM
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.