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  • 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...
  • 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 City Council opts for more meetings

    The Burbank City Council will be meeting more frequently starting this month after not holding meetings several times last year, which some city officials said caused regular meetings to run past midnight. In the 10 Tuesdays since Thanksgiving, the...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • City hires new recycling operator

    City hires new recycling operator
    The City Council this week hired a new operator for the city’s recycling center. The company was selected even though it was hand-picked by the existing recycler, who allegedly bilked the state out of $33 million in fraudulent claims. The 4-1...
  • Native Americans' problems do matter

    In response to the letter, “No Native Americans, no need to bother,” really, Lee Brandt, why bother with “their” problems? Have you ever been to a Southern California pow-wow? If you have, you would know that there are many...
  • Own a large vehicle? You'll have to pay in Burbank

    Being an oversized vehicle in Burbank just got a lot harder. The City Council this week adopted a plan that would force drivers of non-commercial vehicles longer than 22 feet or taller than 8 feet — which would include most recreational vehicles,...
  • Verdugo swimming pool is on its way

    Recently there have been a number of letters regarding the closure of the Verdugo Park swimming pool (“There is no bonus to bonus payouts,” July 6). I thought it might be helpful to clarify the reason for this temporary closure. In recent...
  • Officials enlist public's help on city plans

    Officials enlist public's help on city plans
    As a prelude to what will be the most extensive update to Burbank’s plans in more than four decades, officials are staging a major public outreach campaign to get as much feedback as they can on how to mold the city over the next 20 years....
  • Groceries? Hair Salon? Walmart to ask community what they want from store

    Groceries? Hair Salon? Walmart to ask community what they want from store
    As Walmart considers what to do with the Great Indoors site near the Empire Center, the company has assured Burbank city officials that it will seek public input on amenities and store hours, should they choose to move in. Walmart spokesman Steven...
  • Fired officer asks for new trial

    A former Burbank police officer is seeking a new trial after a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge dismissed his allegations of being fired after complaining of workplace harassment. Christopher Lee Dunn claimed he suffered years of ridicule based on...