| Jul 17, 2012
| 6:10 PM
NBC Universal's announcement this week that it has dropped controversial plans to build thousands of residences on its famous back lot was praised by local and regional officials who feared the massive mixed-use project would overwhelm public facilities...
| Nov 3, 2012
| 6:00 PM
Burbank has initiated a series of funding deals to keep IKEA — a top sales-tax revenue generator — within city limits.
The Swedish furniture retailer — a retail powerhouse in Burbank for more than two decades — has outgrown its...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 7:43 PM
The Planning Board on Monday recommended making it easier to build stables in the city's Rancho area, giving homeowners more flexibility in their efforts to preserve the equestrian nature of the neighborhood.
One change would decrease the amount of space...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 7:10 AM
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...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 6:37 PM
Walmart’s move into Burbank appeared headed for a snag in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Friday after a judge said he was prepared to halt planned construction pending further review of the retail giant’s impact on the city.
| Nov 15, 2012
| 8:15 AM
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...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 10:37 AM
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...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 3:47 PM
The trial involving former Burbank Police Deputy Chief William Taylor wrapped up Thursday afternoon, leaving in the hands of jurors his allegations that he was demoted and fired after raising concerns about internal discrimination and sexual harassment....
| Sep 18, 2012
| 4:42 PM
Burbank City Manager Mike Flad announced on Monday plans to leave the Media City and take the top post at the city of South Gate, stunning city officials who expected him to retire in the city where he had spent more than two decades building his career....
| Feb 5, 2013
| 6:58 PM
Burbank on Monday approved the sale of the IKEA building to a local developer, setting the stage for the furniture giant to move forward with plans to roughly double its operation in the city and become its biggest location in the country.
| Mar 1, 2013
| 8:50 PM
Robert Frutos' City Council victory Tuesday marks the first election since 1999 in which the rare act of an incumbent being unseated is a certainty.
Frutos' win in the primary leaves four candidates — including three incumbents — to compete...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 10:51 PM
Burbank is requesting $13 million from state finance officials to cover remaining redevelopment obligations, marking the fourth such request by city officials following the dissolution of local redevelopment agencies across California last year.