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  • Start the Presses: Bonus time

    Start the Presses: Bonus time
    I'm amazed, frankly. City scandals from Bell to Vernon abound. The city of Burbank itself faces seemingly endless police litigation and questions about nepotism within every one of its departments. Despite all this, the good people inside that...
  • State report faults city auditor

    The state controller's office on Tuesday issued a report that found an outside audit firm for the city of Bell failed to catch a bevy of alleged financial corruption at City Hall. The finding that, according to the report, Mayer Hoffman McCann...
  • City can take lesson from Glendale

    Hooray for you. I for one will stand behind your objection to the city not revealing detailed information on employee bonuses. This money belongs to the citizens of Burbank and the bonuses need to be revealed. This is not the time for anyone to be...
  • Neighborly effort

    Neighbors and law enforcement gathered at 18 block parties to help Burbank "strike out crime" on Tuesday evening for National Night Out. At the city-sponsored block party at Keystone Street along the Chandler Bikeway, neighbors enjoyed snow cones...
  • Interim police chief continues

    Interim Burbank Police Chief Scott LaChasse, who was hired as a change agent in the wake of multiple probes into officer misconduct, will continue to serve through December, and possibly longer, officials said. His contract was set to expire last month,...
  • Olive Avenue Confidential: Minority report

    Olive Avenue Confidential: Minority report
    To explore the outer limits of open government, look no further than Burbank City Hall, where there are things under lock and key that even City Council members aren't privileged to see. So powerful are state laws preventing disclosure of police...
  • Schools' exam scores improve

    BURBANK — Student achievement improved at Burbank Unified, with one elementary school shedding its troubled status after two consecutive years of testing gains, according to standardized test data released Monday. Burbank Unified bettered its...
  • ACLU targets student fees

    A practice of charging students for travel and other extracurricular expenses might end, Burbank Unified officials said. The ACLU of Southern California called those tactics discriminatory and unlawful pay-to-play policies in a lawsuit involving...
  • Start the Presses: Leading questions

    Start the Presses: Leading questions
    On a hot afternoon last week, I and several others from the current Leadership Burbank class sat down for a cup of coffee with Mike Nolan, a fixture within the Burbank community and a frequent speaker at City Council meetings. I didn't know what to...
  • 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...
  • Grant steps on sidewalk future

    Grant steps on sidewalk future
    Burbank may have to pass on $125,000 in federal grant money if an earlier City Council decision to halt sidewalk construction on two blocks of Screenland Drive near Luther Middle School remains unchanged. Following the outcry of nearly 90% of the...
  • Thoughts from the Bull Pen: Predictions for the coming year

    Gone today, here tomorrow. Yes, that's right, it's the end of the year. While most news organizations come up with some kind of a "look back" at 2010 (do we really want to read the same news again?), or a top 10 list (usually made up of movies that you...