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Burbank this week joined the growing list of cities that have banned the retail sale of pets, but built in a six-month grace period for existing pet stores. Under the ban adopted by the City Council Tuesday, pet shops in Burbank can only obtain cats...
Tags: Pets, Small Businesses, Google+, Sales, Business
I was deeply saddened at the Oct.16 meeting on the puppy mill ordinance. Councilman David Gordon said there was no proof that his friend’s pet store was selling commercially bred puppies, yet when proof from the United States Department of...
With the new school year just around the corner, parents’ attention is turning to school clothes, supplies and lunches. Yes, school lunches. Traditionally, USDA had used the National School Lunch Program as a dumping ground for surplus meat and...
Tags: Heart Disease, Overweight, Weight, Barack Obama, Diabetes
Local families dependent on free and reduced-price school meals could find it harder to keep their children fed this summer. The city of Burbank will not be offering its summer parks program and complementary free meals due to budget cuts, officials...
Local families dependent on free and reduced-price school meals could find it harder to keep their children fed this summer. The city of Burbank will not be offering its summer parks program and complimentary free meals due to budget cuts, officials...
A welfare fraud bust in Pasadena, Glendale and Burbank this week netted three arrests, nine guns and almost $300,000 in cash, according to Pasadena police. George Kerio, 38, of Glendale, the owner of Sunshine Liquor on East Colorado Boulevard in...
Bare shelves and empty crates are becoming more commonplace at Burbank Temporary Aid Center as the nonprofit struggles to keep up with high demand amid dwindling donations. In a typical year, Executive Director Barbara Howell sees the donations from the...
Tags: California, Social Issues, Charity, Holidays, Human Interest
Bob Hope Airport is launching its first-ever study of wildlife in an effort to reduce the odds of potentially dangerous collisions between birds and aircraft. The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority this week approved a $126,000, yearlong...
If you believe you have a right to know what you put in your body, join us at 11 a.m. Saturday at Main Beach for the March Against Monsanto. If you believe our Aliso Beach fire pits are a sacred right to enjoy a bonfire at the beach, let your local...
The United States Department of Agriculture hosts an info session "Census of Agriculture Final Push-Make Sure You Are Counted!" 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. today at San Diego State University-Imperial Valley Campus. The Census of Agriculture is conducted...
Tags: Local Government, Agriculture
To hear Republicans — and some Democrats — in Congress talk, you'd think food-stamp dollars just disappear into a black hole. The prevailing debate in the Senate and House versions of the farm bill, which contains funding for food stamps...
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