| Jan 1, 2011
Burbank City Council has agreed to experiment with paperless agenda packets — with Councilman Dave Golonski as the guinea pig.
Originally suggested in September by Golonski, city officials returned with a number of suggestions and preliminary...
| Jan 11, 2011
| 10:23 AM
More than a decade of planning and fundraising came to a head Monday as elected officials and community leaders crowded John Burroughs High School Memorial Field to break ground on a long-awaited $12-million renovation of the site.
"It is a wonderful...
| Feb 4, 2011
| 1:51 PM
Burbank and Glendale are trying to get a bite of out of the grant money apple as Los Angeles County transportation officials prepare to review myriad infrastructure improvements.
Both cities have submitted four applications each for thousands in grant...
| Sep 24, 2010
| 6:48 PM
On a hot afternoon last week, I and several others from the current Leadership Burbank class sat down for a cup of coffee with Mike Nolan, a fixture within the Burbank community and a frequent speaker at City Council meetings.
I didn't know what to...
| Feb 18, 2011
| 1:09 PM
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...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 4:51 PM
Burbank officials have set a self-imposed Nov. 15 deadline to hammer out a deal with a new operator for the city’s recycling center — even if the prospective newcomer was selected by the current contractor who is accused of making almost $33...
| Sep 9, 2011
| 10:27 AM
A judge this week ruled in favor of a man who filed a claim against the city of Burbank for another incident in which a squirrel chewed on aluminum wiring, causing a power surge that damaged electrical equipment.
Following a hearing on Wednesday in the...
| Dec 2, 2011
| 5:23 PM
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...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 1:27 PM
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...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 5:34 PM
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.
| 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...