Burbank Leader


Burbank on Parade board ends tradition that’s stretched more than 35 years

After 36 years, the board of directors of Burbank on Parade has decided to discontinue the event, according to an announcement released Friday night. Board members also voted to dissolve the organization. “The decision was not an easy one,” Joanne Miller, parade chairman, said in an email. “Rising...


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College Update: Williams heads back to Southland for bowl

College Update: Williams heads back to Southland for bowl

The following are updates on area athletes at the collegiate level. James Williams (Burbank High, 2015) Washington State football sophomore: For a second straight season, the former All-Area star is returning to Southern California for a bowl game. The No. 21-ranked Cougars finished 9-3 and 6-3...

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Friends of Burbank Public Library open new bookstore

Friends of Burbank Public Library open new bookstore

The Friends of the Burbank Public Library is hoping that its new bookstore in the Central Library will help continue to fund the programs patrons have come to enjoy. The bookstore, which is housed in a space at the back of the library, had its grand opening last Saturday and was filled with dozens...


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  • City should not consider rent control ordinance

    I find it hard to believe that the Burbank City Council would consider rent control, since I’ve learned from three of the five-member council (the majority) that they don’t own rental properties. How can they have a clue what it takes to maintain a building? Mayor Will Rogers should not even have...

  • PETA official urges compassion for wildlife affected by fires

    As wildfires continue to rage, let’s not forget that humans aren’t the only ones who are suffering. Animals’ homes are being destroyed, too. Once the smoke clears, this means that coyotes, cougars, deer, bobcats, raccoons and other animals will likely be venturing into residential areas in desperate...

  • Co-chair of Kindertransport event invites all to participate Sunday

    I will be attending a special evening on Sunday, Dec. 3, and I invite Burbank residents to join me. We will gather on the steps of City Hall to recognize World Kindertransport Day, which commemorates the rescue of 10,000 children in the beginning of World War II. They were sent from occupied Europe...

  • Burbank councilman offers holiday wishes to community

    I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends. With the holidays upon us, it is time to reflect on all of the blessings for which I am thankful. I am thankful for another good year of health for myself and my family. I am continually honored and blessed to serve as your council...


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