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Council OK's ordinance to streamline Burbank parking permit process

Burbank's process for a preferential parking designation will soon get a little simpler. The City Council this week voted 4-1 to adopt a new ordinance to alleviate the burden for residents seeking permit parking in their neighborhoods, but officials said it will likely saddle the city's minimal...

Sports

Burroughs boys' soccer comes on to defeat Hoover

Marquee

DVD Review: Strong cast makes 'Shanghai' worth the wait

DVD Review: Strong cast makes 'Shanghai' worth the wait

Few recent films have been delayed as long as this one. In 2008, The Weinstein Company built millions of dollars of sets in China, only to start over elsewhere when China decided not to let them shoot after all. The company took operations to Thailand. The movie debuted in the titular city in 2010,...

Opinion

  • Letter: Bridge should be symbol of inclusion

    Letter: Bridge should be symbol of inclusion

    I am alarmed by the recent scapegoating of “persons with bicycles” by the Burbank City Council for the problems caused by lack of existing rules for the Mariposa Street bridge. There are currently no operating rules or shared-use guidelines to inform anyone’s behavior on the bridge. Nearly everyone...

  • Letter: Local equestrians go after bicyclists over Burbank bridge

    Letter: Local equestrians go after bicyclists over Burbank bridge

    Last month I wrote a letter, published in the Leader, thanking our City Council for voting 5-0 on a compromise measure Dec. 14 to have the Mariposa Street Bridge continue to be open to all, including pedestrians pushing or carrying bicycles. Little did I dream that immediately afterward the local...

  • Letter: God and guns fill the Forum page

    I found it interesting and somewhat amusing that the Forum section of the Leader on Saturday, Jan. 23, was so completely devoted to religion. The religion of football and the view of God with a gun in Charlie Hebdo. It puts me in mind of the classic country song “Drop Kick Me Jesus Through the...

  • Letter: Burbank Coordinating Council is starting strong in 2016

    Burbank Coordinating Council is busy already in this wonderful new year. Our next meeting will be held on Monday, Feb.1, at Little White Chapel, 1711 N. Avon St., from noon to 1:30 p.m. It is a luncheon and meeting with our speaker, JC Holt from Burbank YMCA. Cost is $10 for lunch. Reservations...

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