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  • IKEA land deal tabled as Burbank awaits fate of state decision

    IKEA land deal tabled as Burbank awaits fate of state decision
    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...
  • As government deal stalls, IKEA announces own plans to expand in Burbank

    As government deal stalls, IKEA announces own plans to expand in Burbank
    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...
  • Grinches couldn't steal the holiday

    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...
  • 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....
  • Start the Presses: Leading questions

    Start the Presses: Leading questions
    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...
  • Development's traffic impact questioned

    Development's traffic impact questioned
    City officials are looking into whether developers of a massive NBC Universal project are underestimating how the added traffic will affect surrounding streets in West Burbank. The influx could be significant. The nearly 400-acre site for the NBC...
  • District to break ground on Memorial Field

    Burbank Unified will break ground early next year on the long-awaited renovation of John Burroughs High School Memorial Field, district officials said. The formal ground-breaking ceremony, scheduled at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 5 on the site at 1920 Clark Ave.,...
  • Six police officers fired

    Six more Burbank police officers have been fired for allegedly acting improperly or engaging in excessive use of force. The supposed wrongdoing came to light, officials said, following a probe into the investigation of a 2007 robbery of Porto's Bakery....
  • Charter lineup getting scrambled

    ┬áCharter Communications customers will see a mix-up of the local premium cable channel lineup as the company continues to wrangle with Glendale officials over GTV6. The channel realignment — which features the addition of 17 high-definition...
  • Time to cut ties with firm

    In the ever-progressing fallout over the employee compensation and financial mismanagement scandal in the city of Bell, it appears the degree of separation for Burbank is a little too close for comfort. Mayer Hoffman McCann — the firm that audited...
  • Burbank employees in line for bonuses

    City employees could receive up to $1.89 million in bonuses this year, even after City Hall for the first time tapped a rainy-day fund this summer to cover a multimillion-dollar budget gap. Facing a $5.8-million deficit in June, the City Council approved...
  • State report faults city auditor

    The state controller's office on Tuesday issued a report that found an outside audit firm for the city of Bell failed to catch a bevy of alleged financial corruption at City Hall. The finding that, according to the report, Mayer Hoffman McCann...