| Oct 19, 2012
| 5:43 PM
A $450,000 proposal to populate Lincoln Park with three sculptures was rejected by the City Council this week as being too expensive, sending city officials back to drawing board.
“I think $450,000 is way too much money,” Mayor Dave...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 4:51 PM
Burbank officials have set a self-imposed Nov. 15 deadline to hammer out a deal with a new operator for the city’s recycling center — even if the prospective newcomer was selected by the current contractor who is accused of making almost $33...
| Oct 20, 2012
| 5:22 PM
Guidelines recently enacted to curb nepotism and dating in the workplace, improve morale and eliminate bias or favoritism among city workers and supervisors don't go far enough, one councilman says.
The guidelines, drafted by city officials and...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 12:57 PM
Following weeks of closed-door meetings, the Burbank City Council on Tuesday unanimously appointed Santa Clarita City Manager Ken Pulskamp as Burbank's interim city manager.
He's slated to start on Dec. 3.
The announcement follows City Manager Mike...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 9:55 AM
In an attempt to generate extra revenue for Burbank’s cash-strapped transit programs, the City Council has signed off on a plan to plaster buses with advertisements.
The City Council last week directed officials to draft a two-year contract with...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 10:40 PM
A massive manhunt for a missing FBI agent, the surprise departure of the city's chief executive, a National Teacher of the Year, tragic suicide and long-sought closure for the family of a murdered Burbank police officer.
The year 2012 was full of...
| Dec 29, 2012
| 5:00 AM
A massive manhunt for a missing FBI agent, the surprise departure of the city’s chief executive, a National Teacher of the Year, tragic suicide and long-sought closure for the family of a murdered Burbank police officer.
The year 2012 was full of...
| Jul 1, 2012
Merci beaucoup, Burbank!
Call me naïve (I only studied French for a year), but I have a hard time understanding why the Burbank City Council last month approved a private school — Lycee International de Los Angeles — using the city's...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 6:10 PM
NBC Universal's announcement this week that it has dropped controversial plans to build thousands of residences on its famous back lot was praised by local and regional officials who feared the massive mixed-use project would overwhelm public facilities...
| Nov 3, 2012
| 6:00 PM
Burbank has initiated a series of funding deals to keep IKEA — a top sales-tax revenue generator — within city limits.
The Swedish furniture retailer — a retail powerhouse in Burbank for more than two decades — has outgrown its...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 7:10 AM
State finance officials have temporarily squashed a series of land deals put in motion by the Burbank City Council last month to keep IKEA within city limits, officials reported this week.
The Swedish furniture retailer has outgrown its current digs and...
| Jan 14, 2012
| 7:00 AM
It’s going to be a fun-filled year ahead as we try to figure out where we are going as a country, as a state and as local communities.
If we’ve seen any lesson thus far, even with the early Iowa Republican Caucus, every vote counts. In Iowa,...