| Dec 30, 2011
| 11:09 PM
Throughout the past year, the local community experienced its share of important, interesting and unfortunate sports stories. Some of the stories touched us, some informed us and others just entertained us.
Although many of the stories deserve...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 3:48 PM
The city of Burbank is starting to fail like the city of Bell.
It cost roughly $39,000 to pay for the lawsuit we lost over the city employee bonuses, there’s not enough money for the Got Wheels! program, water and power rates keep going up, and the...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 7:45 PM
As a person who golfed regularly at DeBell Golf Club before having kids, I appreciate the City Council's efforts to keep Burbank's beautiful municipal golf course alive.
However, I get queasy when I read that the city is “reducing around-the-...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 6:55 PM
A draft report by the firm brought in to help turn around the struggling DeBell Golf Club suggested infrastructure upgrades and a concessions revamp for what it otherwise called a “quality municipal golf course.”
In the report to a golf...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 9:36 AM
City Council members defended their decision to allocate $2 million to save the DeBell Golf Club from financial ruin, while at the same time cutting firefighting resources, city youth jobs and library improvements.
The rescue package includes a $1-...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 5:55 PM
I am sorely disappointed in Mayor Jess Talamantes’ remark that the DeBell Golf Course is too big to not rescue and thus, we must “bail” them out (“Council OKs rescue of DeBell,” June 11).
DeBell Golf Club already owes the...
| Jun 7, 2011
| 6:17 PM
The City Council is considering a $2 million loan for the cash-strapped Debell Golf Course — more than the $566,878 in proposed budget cuts to the Fire Department, libraries and other public services — after Mayor Jess Talamantes called the...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 4:32 PM
The City Council on Tuesday approved a $1 million loan to the city-owned DeBell Golf Course and agreed to defer loan payments on $2.1 million in outstanding debt for two years as the troubled course tries to recover from a drop in revenue.
| Jun 17, 2011
| 3:25 PM
BURBANK — What a way to end the 2009-10 school year.
The spring sports season was one of the most productive for the local schools — Burroughs, Burbank, Bellarmine-Jefferson and Providence highs — in decades. Deep CIF Southern...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 4:50 PM
In this economic environment, if a business with a $718,215 operating deficit and no reserves asked a bank for a $2-million bailout package, the response would be a predictable one: “no.”
But in the world of Burbank municipal business, the...
| Jun 1, 2011
PASADENA — When the scores started coming in, it was apparent that making the cut to qualify for the CIF State Boys Golf Tournament at the Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach was going to take a superb effort.
For the players taking part in the...
| May 25, 2011
BURBANK — Kelsey Danzeisen came only a few spots away from not qualifying for CIF Southern Section individual competition.
Danzeisen, a junior boys' golfer from Burroughs High, placed fifth in the Pacific League Tournament, making the cut by two...