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  • Squirrel vs. Burbank, Round 2

    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...
  • City works to smooth recycling center woes

    City works to smooth recycling center woes
    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...
  • 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...
  • Think Again: California incumbents face a new challenge

    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,...
  • Officials enlist public's help on city plans

    Officials enlist public's help on city plans
    As a prelude to what will be the most extensive update to Burbank’s plans in more than four decades, officials are staging a major public outreach campaign to get as much feedback as they can on how to mold the city over the next 20 years....
  • Groceries? Hair Salon? Walmart to ask community what they want from store

    Groceries? Hair Salon? Walmart to ask community what they want from store
    As Walmart considers what to do with the Great Indoors site near the Empire Center, the company has assured Burbank city officials that it will seek public input on amenities and store hours, should they choose to move in. Walmart spokesman Steven...
  • Taylor trial: Jury will weigh allegations of discrimination, harassment

    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....
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Rockhaven may open for development

    Rockhaven may open for development
    Glendale officials are opening the door to possibly developing a historic sanitarium, known as Rockhaven, about six years after the city bought the $8.25-million site to save it from development. But this time around, preservationists are onboard with...
  • Start the Presses: An insulting case of justice denied

     Start the Presses: An insulting case of justice denied
    I got the call at about 11 p.m. Tuesday night. "Drayman is out," said the voice on the other end of the line. "Keep me out of it, but I think Drayman is out." After years of investigations, thousands of hours of work by police and prosecutors, court...