| Sep 24, 2010
| 6:48 PM
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...
| Dec 4, 2010
In the ever-progressing fallout over the employee compensation and financial mismanagement scandal in the city of Bell, it appears the degree of separation for Burbank is a little too close for comfort.
Mayer Hoffman McCann — the firm that audited...
| Dec 10, 2010
| 6:47 PM
City employees could receive up to $1.89 million in bonuses this year, even after City Hall for the first time tapped a rainy-day fund this summer to cover a multimillion-dollar budget gap.
Facing a $5.8-million deficit in June, the City Council approved...
| Dec 22, 2010
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...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 5:23 PM
Housing applications for Veterans Village, a new affordable housing project expected to open in June, will be available from Tuesday through Nov. 26.
The project, located at 331 Salem St., is reserved for lower-income families with a preference for...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 5:44 PM
Tim Robbins? Check.
Jack Black? Check.
Street signs in Urdu? Check.
La Cañada Flintridge filming permit? Well…
Anyone traveling down Oak Grove Drive Thursday afternoon may have been puzzled by the appearance of a street sign in Urdu,...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 6:03 PM
About 26 feet below what once was a back parking lot at the Alex Theatre has been transformed into a gleaming new storage and dressing room area complete with two elevators after a yearlong renovation aimed at attracting a wider variety of shows to the...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 10:36 AM
Rather than get rid of free self-defense classes offered by a city commission for women and girls that puts the city on shaky legal grounds, the City Council this week unanimously voted to offer similar classes for men and boys.
Most of the council...
| May 28, 2014
| 11:45 AM
The City Council on Tuesday took the first step toward approving a number of administrative items that are set to get the Laemmle Lofts project — which has been on the books since 2011 — ready for construction by early 2015.
| May 15, 2014
| 5:48 PM
During a candidate forum on Wednesday, Glendale City Council candidates said they support copying a Los Angeles ordinance that limits building so-called McMansions on steep hills.
"That's just common sense. I have no problem with that," said Vartan...
| May 29, 2014
| 6:12 PM
City officials postponed this week a closed-door discussion by City Council about a roughly $91,800 lawsuit the city filed against a man who crashed a single-engine plane into a Glendale neighborhood two years ago, and a new meeting date is yet to be set....
| May 15, 2014
| 5:15 PM
Tired of the traditional format of candidate forums hosted at a church, community center or country club, members of one local group decided to take their questions for this year’s City Council candidates to a different community gathering space:...