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  • Local education officials breathe sigh of relief amid Brown's budget cuts

    Local education officials breathe sigh of relief amid Brown's budget cuts
    Some local education officials appeared to be breathing a sigh of relief about the depth of mid-year cuts to public education funding following Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget update Tuesday, even as their counterparts in Los Angeles Unified prepare to...
  • Gatto, Portantino take issue with colleague's 'Soprano' quip

    Two local members of the Assembly with Italian heritage took umbrage at comments made Wednesday by Assemblyman Don Wagner (R-Irvine). In skewering the proposal to eliminate the state’s 400-plus redevelopment agencies, Wagner likened the plan to a...
  • Housing Authority dodges audit

    The Burbank Housing Authority avoided a federally mandated audit after the city treasurer caught a misallocation of $1.3 million intended for the authority’s housing assistance program, officials said this week. The authority provides Section 8...
  • Keeping an eye on Catalina

    In the 2200 block of Catalina Avenue, a future for dozens of low-income households will rise from a blighted property where not too long ago, an empty pool was being used as storage. On Thursday, city officials celebrated the start of demolition and,...
  • Brown bans open carrying of handguns

    With the announcement early Monday that he had outlawed the public display of handguns in California, Gov. Jerry Brown bucked a national trend toward more lenient firearms laws and placed himself in the political cross-hairs of the state's 2nd Amendment...
  • Walmart foes undaunted by Brown veto

    Opponents of a Walmart in Burbank have lost a potential weapon in their fight after Gov. Jerry Brown’s veto of a bill that would have required economic-impact reports on how big-box stores would affect the local economy. Brown said Senate Bill 469...
  • California bullet train faces tough vote in Senate

    California bullet train faces tough vote in Senate
    Gov. Jerry Brown's request for $6 billion to start construction of the California bullet train will face a difficult vote in the Legislature in the coming days, prompting some last-minute political maneuvering that could significantly alter the...
  • Affordable housing in Burbank enters a 'very different era'

    Affordable housing in Burbank enters a 'very different era'
    Stripped of its redevelopment funds and faced with ever dwindling federal grants, Burbank is having to rethink its approach to affordable housing. The city recently reserved roughly $402,000 for future affordable housing projects, bumping its total to...
  • Stakeholders need to step up

    Twenty-five bucks here, 100 bucks there — multiply that by thousands and it can add up to one big problem for Burbank Unified. Legislation recently signed by Gov. Jerry Brown prohibits school districts from charging students fees for everything...
  • Burbank Unified faces grim future

    Burbank Unified faces grim future
    Burbank Unified officials cast a dire future for local schools during a community meeting Thursday. After years of state budget cuts, the district is preparing to slash its budget again and may lay off teachers and staff, increase class sizes and...
  • In Burbank, Gov. Brown calls out 'shadowy forces' behind opposition to Prop. 30

    In Burbank, Gov. Brown calls out 'shadowy forces' behind opposition to Prop. 30
    Gov. Jerry Brown continued to press his case for Proposition 30 on Friday, telling a coalition of business leaders in Burbank that if the tax measure fails, K-12 and higher education will be hit with billions of dollars in funding cuts. Proposition 30...
  • Burbank Unified braces for outcome of Prop. 30

    Burbank Unified braces for outcome of Prop. 30
    Burbank Unified officials this week warned that if Proposition 30 fails on Nov. 6, the district will likely have to resort to pay cuts and layoffs to address a projected deficit next year of more than $13 million. Included in the doomsday scenario...