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  • Land-use expert talks group homes with Burbank residents

    A land-use law expert spoke with roughly 50 residents and city officials Monday, suggesting ways to tighten the city’s rules surrounding group homes. The issue has caused a stir in Burbank in recent months since the city adopted its state-...
  • Former officer files claim against city

    The former president of the Burbank police union filed a claim against the city last month alleging that he was retaliated against for disclosing — and refusing to participate in — illegal conduct by the department, including arrest quotas,...
  • Council decides more study needed regarding group home issue

    Council decides more study needed regarding group home issue
    The Burbank City Council on Tuesday continued the discussion on how to effectively and legally regulate group homes in residential neighborhoods, ultimately requesting that city staff bring back more information on a number of ideas generated by...
  • In Theory: Electing to bypass natural selection

    A Missouri lawmaker, Rep. Rick Brattin (R-Harrisonville), contends that public school children in his state who question Darwinian theory are ridiculed. He introduced a bill into the state's General Assembly that would allow parents to opt their...
  • Hockey fans set goal of expanded rink

    Hockey fans set goal of expanded rink
    Dozens of hockey players of all ages, clad in colorful jerseys, flooded City Hall on Thursday to show support for the proposed reconstruction and expansion of the roller hockey rink at Ralph Foy Park. The Community Sports Foundation, which runs the...
  • U.S. Supreme Court will not review decision involving former Burbank police detective

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied the city’s request to review a lower court’s decision that a former police detective was protected under the First Amendment when he reported officer misconduct. The city filed a petition with the...
  • City requests feedback on bicycle path

    City requests feedback on bicycle path
    City officials are asking for the public’s feedback on the design of a bike and pedestrian path that will be built along the Burbank Western Channel from the downtown Burbank Metrolink station to Alameda Avenue, bridging a gap for cyclist commuters....
  • Four-way stop sign to be installed near St. Finbar School in Burbank

    Four-way stop sign to be installed near St. Finbar School in Burbank
    City officials will be installing a four-way stop sign at the intersection of Oak and Myers streets after requests from dozens of parents with children attending St. Finbar School in Burbank, who argued that the current two-way stop sign was unsafe for...
  • Burbank council meeting lasts 10 hours

    A marathon City Council meeting that ran until nearly 4 a.m. Wednesday and pushed the public-comment period past midnight has left some elected officials questioning the council’s current twice-monthly meeting schedule in favor of one where there...
  • Start the Presses: Seeking change from the bully pulpit

     Start the Presses: Seeking change from the bully pulpit
    Quasi-anonymous blogs seem to be an ignoble specialty of our towns, Wi-Fi-enabled trolls cowardly throwing stones from behind the blue screen of their computers. Do they actually believe what they say, do they affect anything, and do they even want to?...
  • Debate heated over Burbank zoning rules

    A contentious Burbank City Council meeting Tuesday where residents continued to protest transitional and supportive housing in residential neighborhoods ended with city officials promising more community outreach and communication with state legislators...
  • Burbank parks report spotlights infrastructure needs

    Burbank parks report spotlights infrastructure needs
    A comprehensive assessment of the city’s 41 parks and recreation facilities identified $5.9 million in unfunded capital needs alone over the next five years, which city officials said is needed to pay for new playground equipment, bathroom and...