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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Six police officers fired

    Six more Burbank police officers have been fired for allegedly acting improperly or engaging in excessive use of force. The supposed wrongdoing came to light, officials said, following a probe into the investigation of a 2007 robbery of Porto's Bakery....
  • Charter lineup getting scrambled

    ┬áCharter Communications customers will see a mix-up of the local premium cable channel lineup as the company continues to wrangle with Glendale officials over GTV6. The channel realignment — which features the addition of 17 high-definition...
  • Development's traffic impact questioned

    Development's traffic impact questioned
    City officials are looking into whether developers of a massive NBC Universal project are underestimating how the added traffic will affect surrounding streets in West Burbank. The influx could be significant. The nearly 400-acre site for the NBC...
  • District to break ground on Memorial Field

    Burbank Unified will break ground early next year on the long-awaited renovation of John Burroughs High School Memorial Field, district officials said. The formal ground-breaking ceremony, scheduled at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 5 on the site at 1920 Clark Ave.,...
  • Time to cut ties with firm

    In the ever-progressing fallout over the employee compensation and financial mismanagement scandal in the city of Bell, it appears the degree of separation for Burbank is a little too close for comfort. Mayer Hoffman McCann — the firm that audited...
  • Burbank employees in line for bonuses

    City employees could receive up to $1.89 million in bonuses this year, even after City Hall for the first time tapped a rainy-day fund this summer to cover a multimillion-dollar budget gap. Facing a $5.8-million deficit in June, the City Council approved...
  • State report faults city auditor

    The state controller's office on Tuesday issued a report that found an outside audit firm for the city of Bell failed to catch a bevy of alleged financial corruption at City Hall. The finding that, according to the report, Mayer Hoffman McCann...
  • 2010: A year of growing pains

    The year 2010 will perhaps be remembered most for its growing pains. Reforms at the Burbank Police Department have been ongoing while at the same time the web of legal action in and out of the department continues to ebb and flow. A new $120-million...
  • Grant steps on sidewalk future

    Grant steps on sidewalk future
    Burbank may have to pass on $125,000 in federal grant money if an earlier City Council decision to halt sidewalk construction on two blocks of Screenland Drive near Luther Middle School remains unchanged. Following the outcry of nearly 90% of the...