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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • State hits Burbank with huge tab for redevelopment wind-down

    State finance officials have ordered Burbank to hand over $42 million in former redevelopment funds for distribution to taxing entities, stunning city officials who in January had pegged a far lower tab of $11.7 million. “We were very...
  • 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...
  • Grinches couldn't steal the holiday

    Thank you for your article about the merchants pushing through without any help from the city and pulling off the annual Holiday in the Park (“Holiday fun without funds,” Nov. 17). It brought to light a good point: The city of Burbank knows...
  • IKEA land deal tabled as Burbank awaits fate of state decision

    IKEA land deal tabled as Burbank awaits fate of state decision
    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...
  • As government deal stalls, IKEA announces own plans to expand in Burbank

    As government deal stalls, IKEA announces own plans to expand in Burbank
    In a surprise announcement Thursday, IKEA announced plans to go ahead with a new store in Burbank that will be nearly twice the size of its current location. The new store – if approved by the city – would be open in 2016 and be built on 22...
  • Burbank could lose out on volunteer dollars

    Burbank may have a tough time this year getting federal funding for its Retired Senior Volunteer Program amid new stipulations that would require the operation to undergo a major overhaul, city officials said. Burbank’s 40-year-old program boasts...
  • Roving ads for massages, topless maids, rile Burbank

    Roving ads for massages, topless maids, rile Burbank
    Colorful vans advertising topless maid services for $99 and hour-long Thai massages for $40 have infiltrated Burbank streets in recent months, peeving local residents and garnering national media attention. One person who isn’t complaining? Hot...
  • Burbank council ponders cost of art

    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...
  • Gordon wants stricter nepotism rules

    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...