| Oct 11, 2011
| 4:17 PM
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...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 3:20 PM
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...
| Nov 19, 2011
| 12:11 PM
Three recipients of this year’s Truman Awards presented last weekend by the Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley have local ties.
The party is an umbrella organization made up of 27 area Democratic clubs, which names a top volunteer each...
| Sep 8, 2012
| 2:54 PM
A new multimillion-dollar communications system that would link fire and police departments throughout Los Angeles County got some good news last week after a long series of setbacks that has forced stakeholders to relinquish millions in federal funding....
| Sep 16, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown this week that would require new public employees to work longer before retiring with full benefits, while at the same time requiring them to eventually cover at least half of the contribution to their retirement...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Good morning, readers. Today is Monday, September 17. Teachers in Burbank learned that bullying is more than just “kids being kids.”
The California Teachers Assn. hosted the first district-wide, anti-bullying training for Burbank Unified...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 6:31 AM
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation that strengthens the state constitution’s guarantee of a free public education by specifically banning all school fees related to educational activities.
Such fees already were against the law, based on...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 6:48 PM
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...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 6:49 PM
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...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 3:58 PM
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.
| Jun 4, 2012
| 9:49 AM
A strong majority of voters have turned against the project just as Gov. Jerry Brown is pressuring the Legislature to green-light the start of construction in the Central Valley later this year, a major step in the plan to connect Los Angeles and San...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 7:45 AM
With legal challenges to the California bullet train mounting, Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday began circulating proposed legislation designed to significantly diminish the possibility that opponents could stop the project with an environmental lawsuit....