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  • California bullet train CEO, chairman stepping down

    California bullet train CEO, chairman stepping down
    The chief executive of the state’s high-speed rail agency resigned Thursday amid growing criticism of the $98.5-billion bullet train project and declining public support for the proposal. Roelof van Ark, 59, announced his departure in a major...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown goes over budget with Burbank educators

    Gov. Jerry Brown goes over budget with Burbank educators
    Just hours after delivering the state of the state address in Sacramento, Gov. Jerry Brown brought his message to Burbank Wednesday, meeting with several dozen local educators at Bret Harte Elementary School to discuss how his budget proposal would affect...
  • 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...
  • City scrambles to curb agency losses

    Burbank could be stuck with a $50-million tab if Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal to disband local redevelopment agencies goes through. With local governments holding their breath over the budget proposal, Burbank last week joined other cities in...
  • 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...
  • City posts redevelopment debt figures

    For the first time, the Redevelopment Agency posted a list of its debt obligations this week as part of a new state requirement for local governments. The payment schedule shows $441.8 million in debt that will eventually have to be paid back as the...
  • 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,...
  • Council OKs $9.6M for affordable housing

    The City Council has agreed to spend $9.6 million of redevelopment money on an affordable housing project that costs more than the total projected budget deficit for the city. Although the funds now earmarked to demolish and rebuild a number of...
  • 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...
  • New year to bring more BUSD budget woes

    As Gov.-elect Jerry Brown readies to slash $28 billion in state expenditures, Burbank Unified officials said they are preparing to initiate another difficult round of cost-cutting measures in order to keep the district financially solvent. "We will...
  • 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...