Burbank Leader

In Theory: Does the right to wear a colander strain credulity?

A woman from Lowell, Mass. has won the right to wear a colander on her head in her driver's license photo, following an appeal citing her membership with the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Last month, the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles overturned its previous decision denying...


Providence girls' basketball has stellar opening


DVD Review: Looking back at 'Dont Look Back'

DVD Review: Looking back at 'Dont Look Back'

Fifty years ago D. A. Pennebaker took a few cameramen to follow Bob Dylan around during his 1965 British tour. What was released two years later as "Dont Look Back" was immediately recognized as a landmark in documentary filmmaking. Though there is a fair amount of performance footage, this is...


  • Letter: Thoughts on the refugee question

    Barack Obama has an ally in Ray Richmond’s column. Richmond isn’t “proud today of the way my country is behaving.” Neither is our president. Richmond claims our countrymen are telling Syrian refugees “to turn around and go home to lives of certain gloom and likely death.” Apparently he’s unaware...

  • Letter: Council's behavior raises eyebrows

    Watching the Nov. 16 City Council meeting, we were appalled at the way members of the group Save Burbank Neighborhoods were treated simply because they had distributed a flier that some council members determined had some incorrect information on it. As elected officials, their job should have...

  • Letter: Burbank City Council failed to engage the public

    I was unable to attend the City Council meeting on Nov. 16, however I did watch some of it on the archive videos. I was surprised that the majority of the council spent most of their discussion time on the Airport Replacement Terminal Conceptual Term Sheet by attacking Save Burbank Neighborhoods...

  • Letter: A note of gratitude from Mayor Frutos

    On this Thanksgiving Day it seems more important than ever to count our blessings especially as we watch local and world events. Today I am thankful for my health, my family, friends and neighbors. I want to wish you and your family peace, love and happiness. Bob Frutos Mayor Burbank