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Burbank looks to raise rates on water and sewer services

In an effort to stay steps ahead of its deteriorating infrastructure, Burbank Water and Power is suggesting the city increase its water and sewer rates during the upcoming fiscal year. Council members discussed with staff members from the city-owned utility and Public Works Department about why...

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Providence tabs Lincoln as new boys' basketball coach

Providence tabs Lincoln as new boys' basketball coach

Providence High’s boys’ basketball program was dealt a big blow when its head coach stepped down. Michael Westphal, a former collegiate player and son of ex-NBA player and coach Paul Westphal, departed after just one season. Under Westphal, the Pioneers were able turn around their fortunes, winning...

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Glendale artist exhibits work in Japan as part of ‘Armenia Culture Week’
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Glendale artist exhibits work in Japan as part of ‘Armenia Culture Week’

The Armenian Embassy in Japan invited Glendale artist Srboohie Abajian to exhibit her art earlier this month during “Armenia Culture Week” in Tokyo. At the exhibit, Abajian showed video footage of her “Murals on the Sky” project, which she displayed locally last year at Deukmejian Wilderness Park...

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  • Both bike lanes on Verdugo and trees on Magnolia should stay

    Both bike lanes on Verdugo and trees on Magnolia should stay

    After reading a letter to the editor on last week’s Forum page about how bike safety lanes in Burbank are an inconvenience to motorists trying to use streets such as West Verdugo Avenue, I cycled up to Empire Avenue and Frederick Street, one block west of Buena Vista Street, to take this photo...

  • Bike corrals will help everyone in community

    Burbank has more than 9,000 free off-street municipal parking spaces, mostly within the downtown Burbank Golden Mall and Magnolia Park areas, all provided and maintained through the city’s General Fund. There are also hundreds of free on-street parking places on Magnolia between downtown and Magnolia...

  • The Fate of the Furious: 30 days at the impound

    The Fate of the Furious: 30 days at the impound

    Recently, Los Angeles has seen a dramatic and alarming 43% increase in traffic-related fatalities, with 260 traffic deaths occurring in 2016. This rate is continuing to increase and in 2017 is already significantly higher than it was at this time last year. Unfortunately, these rising rates of...

  • Readers share thoughts about possible fire personnel cuts, development-assistance programs

    After attending the Burbank City Council meeting May 9, I must voice my concerns as a citizen of Burbank. Upon hearing the city's budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year, I learned of the city's possible intent to eliminate three firefighter positions. It was explained to the council that...

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