| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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.
| Oct 22, 2012
| 12:57 PM
Following weeks of closed-door meetings, the Burbank City Council on Tuesday unanimously appointed Santa Clarita City Manager Ken Pulskamp as Burbank's interim city manager.
He's slated to start on Dec. 3.
The announcement follows City Manager Mike...
| Jul 1, 2012
Merci beaucoup, Burbank!
Call me naïve (I only studied French for a year), but I have a hard time understanding why the Burbank City Council last month approved a private school — Lycee International de Los Angeles — using the city's...
| 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...