| May 18, 2012
| 8:19 AM
A total replacement of the Central Library, complete with a new parking garage, is no longer feasible, city officials say, although they did ask the City Council for $3.5 million “to keep the dream alive.”
Because the city has been unable...
| 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,...
| May 29, 2012
| 11:08 AM
Classes on bicycle safety, skills and repair are in full swing in Burbank as city officials take advantage of a state grant to encourage more biking and less driving.
“We’re hoping the kids spend the summer on their bikes,” said Cory...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 7:28 AM
Amid criticism of delayed results during the Burbank primary election in February, during which final numbers weren’t announced until roughly 12:45 a.m., city officials say they have plans to release initial results earlier in the evening for the...
| Oct 6, 2012
| 5:09 PM
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...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 4:10 PM
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....
| Feb 24, 2012
| 6:47 PM
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...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 3:41 PM
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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 27, 2011
| 5:41 PM
The redesign of Johnny Carson Park is underway, and city officials could tap three grants to help cover the estimated $5-million price tag.
The city has been setting aside money for the project — $2.5 million so far through the Redevelopment...
| Oct 4, 2011
| 8:02 PM
City officials are seeking more public input on a 10-year strategic plan that emphasizes improvements to roadways and sidewalks, a new central library and establishing neighborhood councils to encourage more civic engagement.
The draft document, called...