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  • 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?...
  • 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...
  • Public input sought on proposed bikeway

    City officials are seeking the public’s input about a proposed bike and pedestrian path slated to run adjacent to the Burbank Western Channel from the downtown Burbank Metrolink station to Alameda Avenue. A community meeting about the project is...
  • Burbank and firefighter chiefs' unit deal brokers pension outlay

    The city reached an agreement this week with the Burbank Firefighters Chief Officers’ Unit, in which the union’s six employees will receive a 6% salary increase in exchange for paying their full 9% employee pension contribution. At the same...
  • 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...
  • Burbank police officer's firing questioned

    The Burbank City Council was caught off guard Tuesday when a speaker broke the news to elected officials that an arbitrator in an advisory decision ruled that one of the 10 police officers fired in 2010 in the wake of the infamous Porto’s robbery...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Parking tickets getting costlier

    Parking tickets getting costlier
    Most parking tickets will cost drivers an extra $3 under a revenue-bumping plan approved by the City Council this week. The increase will apply to all parking violations, save those involving street sweeping, and will be fully implemented in the coming...
  • Meeting draws project opposition

    Meeting draws project opposition
    Roughly 250 people packed the Buena Vista Library Wednesday to stake out positions on a 120-unit residential project proposed for a lot in the Rancho District. Although the intention of the meeting was to discuss the Rancho District’s future as...