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  • Housing help for vets in the works

    The City Council on Tuesday unanimously signed off on plans to acquire an 11-unit residential complex to provide affordable transitional housing to homeless veterans. The cost to acquire and rehabilitate the property, and relocate its current tenants, is...
  • Mandatory bus fare considered for seniors, disabled service

    City officials are considering imposing a mandatory fare for the city's senior and disabled bus service, just as other transportation programs are being phased out to free up money to sustain the popular program. Officials currently collect 50-cent...
  • Battle against Walmart begins

    After more than a year of delays, opening arguments finally began Tuesday in a trial where three Burbank residents are waging a legal battle to block Walmart from opening adjacent to the Empire Center. Attorney Gideon Kracov, who is representing...
  • Burbank council votes to approve Screenland Drive sidewalks

    Burbank council votes to approve Screenland Drive sidewalks
    The contentious saga surrounding the building of sidewalks on Screenland Drive concluded Tuesday with the City Council, in a 3-2 vote, approving the project despite a vocal push-back by local residents. In March 2011, the Burbank City Council accepted a...
  • Injunction against future Burbank Walmart lifted

    This story has been corrected. See details below. An injunction that had prevented Walmart from starting work on a new store adjacent to the Empire Center has been lifted, but the outcome of a lawsuit filed by three residents to force a number of street...
  • Revisions sought on Burbank's smoking rules

    Revisions sought on Burbank's smoking rules
    The Burbank City Council on Tuesday directed city officials to draft stricter restrictions for businesses with designated outdoor smoking areas next to multifamily complexes following secondhand smoke complaints by neighboring residents. The new...
  • Residents can share concerns about cell tower regulations at meeting

    A yearslong debate centered around cellphone tower regulations in Burbank will continue this week with city officials hosting a community meeting Wednesday to hear from residents. The meeting – which will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Buena...
  • Planners OK a second hotel for San Fernando Road corridor

    The Burbank Planning Board on Monday signed off on plans to construct a five-story, 170-room hotel on the South San Fernando Boulevard corridor. The project is touted by the developer as an opportunity to revitalize downtown by drawing business and...
  • Burbank sells ad space on buses

    Advertisements will soon be plastered onto Burbank’s 28 buses as the city looks for untapped sources of revenue to recover costs for its cash-strapped transit programs. The City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a yearlong agreement —...
  • Despite refusing to follow new rules, Burbank secures grant for volunteer program

    Despite refusing to follow new rules, Burbank secures grant for volunteer program
    Burbank was approved for a $43,000 grant for its Retired Senior Volunteer Program, surprising city officials who had thought they were out of contention after refusing to comply with new funding guidelines that would have required a program overhaul. For...
  • In Theory: What is our obligation to help the poor?

    Several Republican congressmen have come under fire for quoting the Bible as justification for cutting nutritional assistance to America's poor. Congress has moved to slash more than $4 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP...
  • Report recommends 1.6% raise for Burbank attorneys union

    A state-appointed fact finder recommended a modest salary increase for members of the Burbank city attorneys union that’s far less than what the 11-member association had demanded after five years without a pay raise. In the fact-finding report...