| Mar 22, 2013
| 5:20 PM
Burbank will save $643,000 over the next two years after the City Council this week approved a labor agreement with Burbank firefighters that would require them to pay their full employee pension contribution in return for a 5.5% raise.
After three years...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 2:53 PM
"It's a jobs creator, and thank God we got it," Gov. Jerry Brown said of funding for high speed rail, narrowly approved by the Legislature last week. He and U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood were at the Port of Oakland on Monday to take a victory...
| 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...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 8:14 AM
When the California Legislature works, this is one example of how it works well.
But one big caveat: We're talking about functional versus dysfunctional, leadership versus ineptitude — a system that is running smoothly rather than broken.
| Mar 23, 2012
| 5:38 PM
Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) joined two other state lawmakers to introduce a measure that would begin the process of nullifying the U.S. Supreme Court's controversial decision that created “super PACs,” which have flooded unlimited...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 4:09 PM
The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday cleared the way for gay marriages to resume in California.
The court lifted its stay on an injunction which ordered state officials to stop enforcing Proposition 8. With the court's action, counties can...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 4:50 PM
Burbank took a huge hit this week when state officials in charge of winding down local redevelopment stripped the city of roughly $30.5 million that had previously been earmarked for affordable housing projects.
It was the latest ax to fall after the...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 10:04 AM
Opponents of same-sex marriage asked the California Supreme Court on Friday to order county clerks to deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples, arguing that Gov. Jerry Brown lacked the authority to end enforcement of Proposition 8.
| Jul 16, 2013
| 7:49 AM
The California Supreme Court refused Monday to halt same-sex marriages while considering a legal bid to revive Proposition 8.
In a brief order, the state high court rejected a request by ProtectMarriage, the sponsors of the 2008 ballot measure, to...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 2:26 PM
California’s chief law enforcement officer urged the state high court Monday to refuse once again to stop same-sex marriages while the justices consider a legal bid to revive Proposition 8, the 2008 ballot measure that banned gay nuptials.
| Sep 2, 2011
| 3:54 PM
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...