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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Three-month sidewalk battles ends

    Three-month sidewalk battles ends
    A three-month battle over the installation of sidewalks on a section of North Screenland Drive has ended with a victory for sidewalk proponents. In a 4-to-1 decision, the Burbank City Council this week sided with the Public Works Department and...
  • 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,...
  • Supervisor speaks up on studio plan

    Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky weighed in this week on NBCUniversal’s proposed 400-acre “Evolution Plan,” asking the company to drop efforts to build almost 3,000 residential units that are part of the proposed project....
  • Burbank Walmart cleared for permits

    Burbank Walmart cleared for permits
    The Burbank City Council this week cleared the way for Walmart to open a new store near the Empire Center, leaving opponents with few options other than legal action to stop the world’s largest retailer from moving in. On Tuesday, more than 100...
  • 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...
  • 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...