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  • Burbank city clerk faces election contest

    Burbank city clerk faces election contest
    The office of city treasurer is one race Burbank residents won't have to worry about, with Debbie Kukta — the former school board member who was appointed to fill the vacated post — facing no opposition for her seat. Interim City Clerk Zizette...
  • Burbank officials promise quicker reporting of election results

    Burbank officials promise quicker reporting of election results
    Amid criticism of delayed results during the Burbank primary election in February, during which final numbers weren’t announced until roughly 12:45 a.m., city officials say they have plans to release initial results earlier in the evening for the...
  • Robert Frutos promises to focus on residents

    Robert Frutos promises to focus on residents
    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...
  • Burbank to pursue advertising on city buses to generate revenue

    Burbank to pursue advertising on city buses to generate revenue
    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...
  • Grinches couldn't steal the holiday

    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...
  • Burbank Civitans attend meeting in San Diego

    Burbank Civitans attend meeting in San Diego
    Members of the Burbank Civitans Club just returned from the California district meeting at the Bay Hotel and Marina in San Diego. Sixty California Civitans met to plan events for the new year. Those attending from the Burbank club were Lt. Gov. Randy...
  • PACs should stay out of local elections

    I find it highly offensive and suspect that a political action committee sponsored by a labor union is going to spend $20,000 to influence voting for the Burbank City Council (“Group moves to unseat council member,” Feb. 20). I have already...
  • IKEA land deal tabled as Burbank awaits fate of state decision

    IKEA land deal tabled as Burbank awaits fate of state decision
    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...
  • As government deal stalls, IKEA announces own plans to expand in Burbank

    As government deal stalls, IKEA announces own plans to expand in Burbank
    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...
  • Nepotism rule strikes some on Burbank City Council as overly harsh

    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 —...
  • 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...
  • The inductees

    JIM BARNFATHER Barnfather moved to Burbank as a young boy and began his playing career in the Burbank sports leagues when he was 8. He played in the Burbank Police Athletic League and Hap Minor Baseball, flag football, and basketball leagues until he...