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  • Schiff should look at causes of violence

    I hope that Rep. Adam Schiff has as much enthusiasm for identifying dangerous mentally ill people and addressing the extreme violence in TV, movies and video games as he does for jumping on the ineffective gun control issue. Gun control fanatics point...
  • Burbank firefighters agree to pay more toward pensions

    Burbank firefighters agree to pay more toward pensions
    Burbank will save $643,000 over the next two years after the City Council this week approved a labor agreement with Burbank firefighters that would require them to pay their full employee pension contribution in return for a 5.5% raise. After three years...
  • How Burbank City Council candidates would balance budget

    Assume you are elected onto the City Council, and city staff says you need to cut $3 million, or roughly 2%, from the General Fund to balance the budget. What would you cut and why? Dave Golonski Age: 54 Profession: Burbank Councilman This year's...
  • In Theory: Where do you stand on 'stand your ground'?

    In Theory: Where do you stand on 'stand your ground'?
    In February 2012, teenager Trayvon Martin was shot dead by George Zimmerman in Sanford, Fla. Last month, Zimmerman was found not guilty of second-degree murder and freed. The circumstances of the shooting caused an uproar. Martin was an unarmed 17-year-...
  • In Theory: Faith and the decision to fight

    President Barack Obama this month asked Congress to authorize punitive military action in Syria. He made the request in response to the Assad regime's alleged use of chemical weapons near Damascus. Q: How would your faith and/or worldview guide you in...
  • How Burbank City Council candidates would balance the budget

    Assume you are elected onto the City Council, and city staff says you need to cut $3 million, or roughly 2%, from the General Fund to balance the budget. What would you cut and why? Dave Golonski Age: 54 Profession: Burbank Councilman This year&...
  • In Theory: Should schools be a party to religious charities?

    Two schools have decided to pull out of a charity toy drive after being challenged by the American Humanist Assn. over separation of church and state issues. East Point Academy in West Columbia, S.C., and SkyView Academy in Highlands Ranch, Colo., have...
  • Burbank and firefighter chiefs' unit deal brokers pension outlay

    The city reached an agreement this week with the Burbank Firefighters Chief Officers’ Unit, in which the union’s six employees will receive a 6% salary increase in exchange for paying their full 9% employee pension contribution. At the same...
  • Leader Editorial: The city planes its pension liability

    For the past few years, states and cities across the nation faced with ballooning pension obligations for their government workers have been overhauling pensions as a way to curb costs. The city of Burbank has been aggressively addressing the pension...
  • Burbank City Council OKs contract change

    Burbank City Council OKs contract change
    The City Council on Tuesday signed off on changes to City Manager Mark Scott’s contract after discovering — contrary to what officials thought when he was hired — that he doesn’t fall under the new employee pension system, and thus...
  • In Theory: Has the economy damaged the work ethic?

    Sociologist Max Weber first advanced the idea of a Protestant work ethic in 1914. A recent study suggests that not only does this ethic exist, it can make the effects of unemployment worse for Protestants than for non-Protestants. The Dutch survey,...
  • Burbank employee raises to save city money via higher pension contributions

    Roughly 100 Burbank employees are slated to receive raises this coming fiscal year after a city-commissioned survey showed their salaries were well below average when compared to those in a dozen other local cities, officials said. Officials say the move...