| 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 4, 2012
| 6:56 PM
The Burbank City Council on Thursday went beyond ranking their usual top five goals for the coming fiscal year to include a sixth priority: the Police Department.
With lawsuits filed by current and former police officers alleging discrimination and...
| May 15, 2012
| 5:36 PM
“Eat, Spit and Be Happy.” That’s the motto of ConAgra’s David Sunflower Seeds. That also apparently is the motto of most people who sit in city park bleachers as evidenced by the abundant piles of sunflower seed shells literally...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 19, 2011
| 3:18 PM
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....
| Jul 19, 2011
| 4:55 PM
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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 9, 2011
| 2:19 PM
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.
| 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 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...