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  • Burbank's Bike and Walk to Work Day encourages a different kind of commute

    Burbank's Bike and Walk to Work Day encourages a different kind of commute

    For her commute to work on Thursday, Marissa Messier put on her helmet and traded four wheels for two. After her first time riding her bike to work that morning for Bike and Walk to Work Day, she said she plans to make it a weekly habit. NEWSLETTER: Get the latest 818 headlines straight to your...

  • La Cañada, Burbank, Glendale among group of cities weighing formation of new regional council

    On Monday, leaders from La Cañada Flintridge, Glendale, Burbank, Pasadena and South Pasadena considered the merits of forming a new "Arroyo Verdugo Council of Governments," to give their communities more of a say in how regional transportation dollars are spent. Doing so could mean cities ultimately...

  • Walmart gets set to open new store near Burbank Empire Center

    Walmart gets set to open new store near Burbank Empire Center

    After a few years of legal issues and pushback from some residents, Walmart will soon open the doors of its 143,000-square-foot store adjacent to the Burbank Empire Center. Panthi Patel, manager for the new Walmart Supercenter, said a definite grand-opening date has not been set , but he expects...

  • Burbank airfield's rebranding marketing phase proceeds

    Burbank airfield's rebranding marketing phase proceeds

    Bob Hope Airport officials are moving forward with the marketing phase of their rebranding initiative to rename the airfield Hollywood Burbank Airport. After members of the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority approved the new name on May 2, airport staff and South Pasadena branding firm...

  • Easter blamed for a slower than anticipated March at Hollywood Burbank Airport

    Easter blamed for a slower than anticipated March at Hollywood Burbank Airport

    The Easter holiday's falling in March this year may have contributed to a smaller than projected uptick in passengers and a decrease in parking revenue that month at Bob Hope Airport, which is now being called Hollywood Burbank Airport as part of a new branding campaign. The airfield saw 338,334...

  • Budget shortfalls projected for Burbank's upcoming fiscal year and beyond

    Budget shortfalls projected for Burbank's upcoming fiscal year and beyond

    The Burbank City Council received sobering news Tuesday after city staff told them there were possible shortfalls in the annual budget over the next five years. Cindy Giraldo, the city's financial services director, went over the proposed 2016-17 budget and said that the city is expected to be...

  • Developer sets sights on old IKEA in effort to 'revitalize' Burbank Town Center

    Developer sets sights on old IKEA in effort to 'revitalize' Burbank Town Center

    Developer executive Jim O'Neil stood on the top floor of the parking structure across the street from the IKEA store at the Burbank Town Center and described the site as an opportunity to give the area new life. Officials with Crown Realty and Development Inc. recently announced their plans to...

  • Eight candidates for county supervisor seat meet, discuss budget

    The 5th District seat for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has been occupied by Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich since 1980. However, term limits approved by voters in 2002 will free up the position for the first time in 35 years. On Tuesday, the Glendale/Burbank and Pasadena chapters...

  • League of Women Voters forum hosts 6 Assembly hopefuls

    A proposed Long Beach (710) Freeway tunnel and ways to keep the media industry in California were just some of the issues brought up during a candidate forum for the 43rd District of the state Assembly Wednesday night. The Glendale/Burbank and Los Angeles chapters of the League of Women Voters...

  • Three Senate hopefuls agree on 710 extension

    The proposed 710 Freeway extension figured prominently in a recent candidates' debate for the 25th state Senate District. Candidates Katherine Perez-Estolano, former state Assemblyman Anthony Portantino and retired Pasadena Police Lt. Phlunte' Riddle – the three candidates attending the League...

  • Bob Hope Airport alters parking rates

    Bob Hope Airport alters parking rates

    Some passengers at Bob Hope Airport will soon either shell out — or save — $1 when parking at the airfield. Starting May 16, daily parking rates in the parking structure, Lot E and the valet lot will increase by $1, while the rate in Lot C will decrease by $1, airport staff told the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena...

  • Draft EIR for new airport terminal released

    Draft EIR for new airport terminal released

    The public has until mid-June to put in their two cents about a long-awaited report regarding a proposed 14-gate replacement terminal at Bob Hope Airport. On Friday, airport officials released a 3,700-page draft environmental impact report for the proposed project, which looked into the possible...

  • Fellow council members choose Jess Talamantes as mayor of Burbank for a second time

    Fellow council members choose Jess Talamantes as mayor of Burbank for a second time

    Change is something Burbank Councilman Jess Talamantes has been familiar with over recent years. He has two children who are now married, and he has become a grandfather and a great uncle. And for the second time in his political career, Talamantes was chosen by his colleagues on Monday to serve...

  • Bye bye, Bob Hope: Airfield rebrands as Hollywood Burbank Airport

    Bye bye, Bob Hope: Airfield rebrands as Hollywood Burbank Airport

    Bob Hope Airport officials voted 8-1 Monday to change the airfield’s branding name to Hollywood Burbank Airport in an effort to increase recognition with passengers outside of Southern California, especially those east of the Colorado Rockies. The airfield has been named after the famous comedian...

  • Annual Burbank on Parade brings neighbors together and honors multiple local heroes

    Annual Burbank on Parade brings neighbors together and honors multiple local heroes

    At the 35th annual Burbank on Parade this past Saturday, heroes were celebrated and neighbors connected as the event expanded to an all-day celebration. The parade's theme was "Our Heroes," which included several grand marshals: Tuskegee Airman Lt. Col. Robert Friend, the Burbank Fire Department,...

  • Meeting on 'McMansions' slated for Burbank

    Burbank city officials will host a community meeting on Thursday to discuss what residents would like single-family homes to look like in the city. The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. in room 104 at the Community Services Building, 150 N. Third St. Attendees can tell city planners and other officials...

  • Burbank Civic Pride Committee crowns senior king and queen

    Stephen Marchese and Lee Paysinger were both born outside of California, but there is only one city they will always call home — Burbank. The Burbank Civic Pride Committee named Marchese, 96, and Paysinger, 81, as the city's first senior king and queen for their impact on and love for the community....

  • Burbank nonprofit aims to help homeless veterans with rehabilitated apartment complex

    Burbank nonprofit aims to help homeless veterans with rehabilitated apartment complex

    Eleven apartment units are far from enough housing to solve the homelessness issue in Burbank. However, it is enough to give 11 people another chance in life. The nonprofit Burbank Housing Corp. recently hosted a grand opening for the Burbank Veteran Bungalows, an 11-unit rehabilitated apartment...

  • Costs, revenue fly higher than Bob Hope Airport's projections

    Costs, revenue fly higher than Bob Hope Airport's projections

    Bob Hope Airport generated more revenue than anticipated so far this fiscal year. However, additional funds from the airfield's reserves are being taken out to pay for a proposed replacement terminal project and to replace an emergency backup generator. NEWSLETTER: Stay up to date with what's going...

  • Bob Hope Airport reports more foot traffic in February

    Bob Hope Airport reports more foot traffic in February

    The number of passengers traveling through Bob Hope Airport rose by 5.2% in February compared with the same month a year earlier. The airfield saw 299,360 passengers going through its two terminals that month, which is 14,864 more than in 2015 and 8,321 more than the airport's projections, said...

  • Bob Hope Airport officials to begin search to replace outgoing executive director Dan Feger

    Bob Hope Airport officials to begin search to replace outgoing executive director Dan Feger

    The executive director of the Bob Hope Airport announced on Monday that he will retire in 2018 and, according to the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority, the search for his replacement will begin immediately. Commissioners then unanimously approved a contract with ADK Consulting Inc. to...

  • Local chapter of League of Women Voters to host candidate forums

    The League of Women Voters of Glendale/Burbank is seeking questions and concerns from the public as the California primary election draws near. The local chapter is asking voters to submit questions to ask candidates running for the 5th District seat for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors,...

  • Impact report on proposed Bob Hope Airport replacement terminal to land soon

    Impact report on proposed Bob Hope Airport replacement terminal to land soon

    The long-awaited draft environmental impact report of the often debated proposed replacement terminal at Bob Hope Airport will soon be available for the public to review, airfield officials told the Burbank City Council on Tuesday. Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Authority board commissioner Terry Tornek...

  • Downtown Burbank Arts Festival returns to San Fernando Boulevard this weekend

    Downtown Burbank Arts Festival returns to San Fernando Boulevard this weekend

    More than 100 art exhibitors, local artists and professional animators will congregate on San Fernando Boulevard this weekend for the annual Downtown Burbank Arts Festival. San Fernando will be closed to traffic between Magnolia Boulevard and Angeleno Avenue to make room for paintings, sculptures...

  • Gatto questions need for hiring branding firm to rename Bob Hope Airport

    Gatto questions need for hiring branding firm to rename Bob Hope Airport

    Bob Hope Airport officials are seriously considering adopting a new branding name to attract more passengers to the Burbank airfield. However, one state legislator is questioning the method by which the name is developed. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) said that he disagrees with the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena...

  • Metro officials plan pedestrian bridge to connect Bob Hope Airport to nearby train station

    Metro officials plan pedestrian bridge to connect Bob Hope Airport to nearby train station

    The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority is looking to push forward with its planned pedestrian bridge over Empire Avenue, which would connect the Metrolink station south of the Bob Hope Airport to the airfield's transportation center. Don Sepulveda, executive officer for regional...

  • Bullet train revision would send railway underground from Palmdale to Burbank

    Bullet train revision would send railway underground from Palmdale to Burbank

    The California High Speed Rail Authority redrew its proposed routes for the Burbank-to-Palmdale stretch of the state's bullet train in an effort to address concerns from residents impacted by the project, officials said this week. However, some residents and elected officials from the northeast...

  • MTA to host meeting at Bob Hope Airport

    MTA to host meeting at Bob Hope Airport

    The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority will host a community meeting at Bob Hope Airport from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday to discuss its plans for a pedestrian bridge at the airfield. The meeting will be held in the Skyroom at the airport, 2627 N. Hollywood Way. NEWSLETTER:...

  • New lighting schedule implemented at Bob Hope Airport transportation center

    New lighting schedule implemented at Bob Hope Airport transportation center

    The lights in the two-year-old transportation center at Bob Hope Airport are being dimmed at various times of the day and night in response to residents' concerns. A new lighting schedule has been implemented at the three-story center at the corner of Hollywood Way and Empire Avenue. NEWSLETTER:...

  • Bob Hope Airport officials look to better display bricks memorializing aviation workers

    Bob Hope Airport officials look to better display bricks memorializing aviation workers

    Bob Hope Airport officials are looking to better display bricks that commemorate Lockheed Corp. and aviation heritage for the facility's millions of passengers. The operations and development committee of the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority on Monday approved relocating more than 220...

  • Residents cultivate composting knowledge during 'Droughtbusters' workshop

    Residents cultivate composting knowledge during 'Droughtbusters' workshop

    Burbank residents interested in improving their recycling skills had a chance to learn about home composting and water harvesting at a "Droughtbusters" workshop this past Saturday. About 35 people gathered in the garden of the Community Day School to learn tips and ask questions about how to best...

  • Fewer passengers take off from Bob Hope Airport in January

    Fewer passengers take off from Bob Hope Airport in January

    Bob Hope Airport had seen a trend of increased passengers during the winter holiday months. However, the upward movement ended in January when the airport reported 296,100 passengers compared to 297,209 in January 2015, a 0.4% dip. The slight decrease was about 7,945 passengers short of the airport's...

  • Burbank planning officials, local developer discuss plans for proposed mixed-use project

    Burbank planning officials and a local developer gathered additional information and listened to concerns from residents before they draft a report for a proposed large-scale, mixed-use project in the downtown area. Michael Cusumano, co-owner of Cusumano Real Estate Group, presented plans during...

  • Proposals sought for high-speed rail station

    Proposals sought for high-speed rail station

    Burbank is seeking proposals from consulting firms to help develop the city’s Golden State Specific Plan and High Speed Station Area Plan in the area near Bob Hope Airport. The area is roughly 600 acres and includes a proposed high-speed rail station and two Metrolink stations. The plan will address...

  • Prescott named director of Community Development Department

    Prescott named director of Community Development Department

    Patrick Prescott was named director of Burbank’s Community Development Department, according to a statement released Friday. Interim City Manager Ron Davis named Prescott to the post permanently. He had been serving as interim director since January and has worked for the city for more than a decade,...

  • Burbank amends code in city's Airport Zone, allowing hybrid review process for planned terminal

    Burbank amends code in city's Airport Zone, allowing hybrid review process for planned terminal

    The Burbank City Council this week approved an amendment to its zoning code in a 3-1 vote to allow for a unique process for reviewing plans for a 14-gate replacement terminal at Bob Hope Airport, which some city officials say will allow Burbank residents a greater say about the project. The change...

  • Regulations may descend on Burbank drone users

    Regulations may descend on Burbank drone users

    On the City Council agenda, it was called a "Primer on Drones," but City Atty. Amy Albano's slide presentation was actually titled "Invasion of the Drones." Also called unmanned aircraft systems, drones are sensor-equipped, remote-controlled aircraft once considered the domain of spy agencies and...

  • Potential sober-living facility in Burbank neighborhood alarms some residents

    Potential sober-living facility in Burbank neighborhood alarms some residents

    An effort to redefine housing terms in Burbank's city code — including a controversial piece that allows unlicensed group homes, including possible sober-living facilities, in single-family residential neighborhoods — has "lain dormant" for many months, a city official said this week. The news...

  • Residents make plea for stop signs, saying traffic isn't safe along Edison Boulevard

    Residents make plea for stop signs, saying traffic isn't safe along Edison Boulevard

    Charlie Costantino heard the crash near his home on Evergreen Street in Burbank two years ago this month, but his wife Sandy felt it. She was crossing Edison Boulevard when she was struck by a motorist traveling 65 mph — the skid marks were 110 feet long — and has endured five surgeries since then,...

  • Cultural Arts Commission outlines goals for Burbank

    Cultural Arts Commission outlines goals for Burbank

    The Burbank Cultural Arts Commission is planning to initiate a second round of its utility box beautification program, which last year selected and paid seven artists to each paint an original mural on pad-mounted electric equipment boxes throughout the city. That was one of several goals that...

  • Public's input sought on Burbank city manager job

    Burbank residents will have an opportunity Wednesday night to weigh in on what qualities they want to see in a permanent city manager. A public meeting will be held at 6 p.m. in room 104 in the Community Services Building, 150 N. Third St., to allow community input during the recruiting process...

  • Metro tries out express route from North Hollywood to Pasadena

    The half dozen people who boarded bus No. 4024 at around 10:20 a.m. Tuesday in North Hollywood were treated to a "new bus smell" and a new bus route, which was advertised on a wrapper ad on the outside of the vehicle: the 501. Also called the "NoHo to Pasadena Express," service on the route started...

  • Dispute about Burbank home's fence raises concerns

    Dispute about Burbank home's fence raises concerns

    This is the curious case of a fence that made bad neighbors, or so it seemed Tuesday night during the Burbank City Council meeting where Linda Mosher, a resident of Naomi Street, raised concerns about a fence of solid block and wood slats on her neighbor's property. Mosher was appealing a decision...

  • Burbank cemetery to make the switch to recycled water

    Burbank cemetery to make the switch to recycled water

    The best opportunity for converting large customers from fresh to recycled water outlined by Burbank Water and Power officials last spring was at Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery, where the switch could save an estimated 130 million gallons of groundwater annually. But there were...

  • Burbank City Council OKs early step in bicycle path across L.A. River

    Burbank City Council OKs early step in bicycle path across L.A. River

    A disagreement between equestrians and cyclists over a Los Angeles River crossing in Burbank's Rancho area has sharply divided some groups in the Media City, but bicycle groups and elected officials are now turning to bridge-building — literally. Nearly 80 years after residents of Burbank, Glendale...

  • Wave of new restaurants in downtown Burbank represent a change in commerce

    Wave of new restaurants in downtown Burbank represent a change in commerce

    More restaurants are opening up downtown, with landlords taking on fewer brick-and-mortar shops.

  • Burbank, man reach settlement in gender discrimination lawsuit

    City officials agreed to stop challenging a jury's verdict in favor of a man who sued Burbank for gender discrimination after he was passed over for a job as a police dispatcher, according to a settlement agreement finalized last week. Michael Naylor — who served in the U.S. Air Force from 1984...

  • Interim Burbank city manager looks forward to solving 'puzzle'

    Interim Burbank city manager looks forward to solving 'puzzle'

    Nearly a year ago, then-City Manager Mark Scott told the Burbank City Council about the "urgent" challenges facing the community: low projected growth, sales tax revenue stagnation, a potential "housing crisis" that may make it harder to woo businesses, and $115 million in unfunded projects. As...

  • Burbank misses December water-savings goal

    Burbank misses December water-savings goal

    Shortly after state officials moved earlier this month to extend an emergency water-conservation regulation that required Californians to cut their water use, the latest data shows that Burbank had failed, for the first time since June, to meet its monthly target for water savings. However, it...

  • Bullet train planners eye a northerly starting point

    Bullet train planners eye a northerly starting point

    While state officials plan to make a "significant investment" and continue planning for the section of the California bullet train system that would end in Southern California, they are now proposing to build and open a northern section first. The California High Speed Rail Authority's initial...

  • Part of Burbank's First Street to become IKEA Way

    Part of Burbank's First Street to become IKEA Way

    Despite objections from some prominent Burbank business owners, the City Council last week approved the renaming of a section of First Street in downtown Burbank to IKEA Way, in order to help reduce confusion among shoppers traveling to the Swedish retailer's future store, which will be its largest...

  • Report recommends expanding Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

    Report recommends expanding Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

    A report released Tuesday by the National Park Service recommends a "significant" expansion of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area to include the Rim of the Valley. In its final report, the Park Service recommended expanding the boundary of the existing recreation area to include...

  • Bikes banned from Mariposa Street bridge

    Bikes banned from Mariposa Street bridge

    After hearing from close to 40 people calling for a total ban on bikes at the Mariposa Street bridge, several repeating testimony given two weeks ago, Burbank City Council members said this week they've got the message from the city's equestrians in the Rancho and elsewhere. "I get the bridge,...

  • Equestrians say wording of municipal codes makes it clear: 'no bicycles'

    Equestrians say wording of municipal codes makes it clear: 'no bicycles'

    Throughout the debate about restricting bicycle use on the Mariposa Street Bridge, equestrians have claimed that, for cyclists, the span is a "bridge to nowhere." Bicycles, they have said, are banned altogether on the Los Angeles side of the bridge. "The municipal code in the city of Los Angeles...

  • Obama makes visit to Burbank for appearance on 'Ellen' show

    Obama makes visit to Burbank for appearance on 'Ellen' show

    President Obama was in Burbank on Thursday afternoon to tape an appearance on the “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” at the Warner Bros. lot. Later in the day, he spoke at a pair of Democratic fundraisers in Los Angeles. NEWSLETTER: Stay up to date with what's going on in the 818 >> The trip to the Southland...

  • Case leads to questions about hillside development in Burbank

    Case leads to questions about hillside development in Burbank

    The homes on Joaquin Drive in Burbank might look a bit like Mike and Carol Brady's mid-century modern split-level home from the "Brady Bunch" — low-slung, offset gabled roofs; brick piers; and exposed rafters — with a few glaring exceptions, such as a boxy Cape Cod and ornate Spanish Revivals. ...

  • Area roads slated for repairs

    Area roads slated for repairs

    Crews address 'backlog of street needs' with extra city funding.

  • 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...

  • City-made video earns Burbank a Golden Mike award

    City-made video earns Burbank a Golden Mike award

    To help introduce an initiative to encourage programs to prepare Burbank's workforce for "the real-world demands of an increasingly technical and rapidly changing workplace" then-Mayor David Gordon debuted a 13-minute video during his 2014 State of the City address highlighting training efforts...

  • City to conduct community 'walk-shops' this month

    City to conduct community 'walk-shops' this month

    Two neighborhood walks are slated for Saturday, with three more scheduled for Feb. 20.

  • Burbank City Council members question point of mayor and vice mayor's Washington D.C. trip

    Some Burbank City Council members questioned the value of a recent trip to Washington, D.C., where local city government and airport officials met with senior Federal Aviation Administration officials. Last week, the council discussed the matter in a public meeting for the first time since Mayor...

  • Equestrians take the lead against bicyclists in Mariposa Bridge battle

    Equestrians take the lead against bicyclists in Mariposa Bridge battle

    In March 1939, the opening of a narrow bridge across the Los Angeles River from Burbank to Griffith Park was heralded by fanfare — a high school band and a horse show — that brought together horse riders and hikers. Representatives of the "outdoor-minded" citizens of Burbank, Glendale and Los Angeles...

  • Burbank pedestrian-bridge project in jeopardy after cuts in state funding

    Burbank pedestrian-bridge project in jeopardy after cuts in state funding

    Funding for a Metro project to build a pedestrian bridge over Empire Avenue in Burbank, connecting the Metrolink station with Bob Hope Airport, may be on the chopping block after the California Transportation Commission last week slashed funding estimates for the state's road and transit projects...

  • Site plans for 'B6 Parcel' near Bob Hope Airport in the works

    Site plans for 'B6 Parcel' near Bob Hope Airport in the works

    Near Bob Hope Airport, the $72.5-million sale of a roughly 58-acre piece of property sometimes known as the "B6 parcel" is set to close next month, and the buyer hopes to develop the site into a "best-in-class" business park with office, industrial and retail space, plus a hotel. The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena...

  • Democrats competing for Assembly seat take part in Montrose forum

    The five Democrats expected to vie to replace outgoing Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) often shared similar views on issues during a two-hour forum before nearly 80 people Sunday afternoon at the Sparr Heights Community Center in Montrose. Glendale City Councilwoman Laura Friedman, Glendale...

  • Burbank votes to ban commercial pot operations

    Burbank votes to ban commercial pot operations

    In an effort to retain a measure of local control over medical-pot businesses, Burbank City Council members voted unanimously on Tuesday to introduce an ordinance that will ban commercial cultivation, delivery and dispensing of the drug. However, council members decided against a stronger measure...

  • Mayor Frutos joins Rep. Schiff at State of the Union address

    Mayor Frutos joins Rep. Schiff at State of the Union address

    Among the audience members at President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address on Tuesday was Burbank Mayor Bob Frutos, a guest of Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank). “Pleased to host @BurbankCA Mayor Frutos at tonight's #SOTU address,” Schiff posted on Twitter, along with a photo of him and...

  • Community workshop slated for Wednesday

    As part of an effort to guide parks and recreation improvements countywide, the Burbank Parks and Recreation Department will host a community workshop from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday in room 104 of the Community Services Building, 150 N. Third St. Workshop attendees will have an opportunity...

  • Week's weather gives Burbank crews a chance to try out El Niño preparations

    Week's weather gives Burbank crews a chance to try out El Niño preparations

    For many area residents, this week’s rains may have drowned out any lingering doubts that El Niño would ever bring the wet weather that’s been anticipated for months. The storms also gave Burbank city employees a “dry run,” so to speak, at addressing some of the challenges that come with heavy...

  • Burbank meets billion-gallon water savings goal ahead of schedule

    Burbank meets billion-gallon water savings goal ahead of schedule

    In response to Gov. Jerry Brown’s April executive order calling for statewide water conservation, Burbank met the billion-gallon challenge of water savings for the period of June to February. Though the measuring period isn’t over, the city reached the goal after December, said Joe Flores, a spokesman...

  • Burbank names interim community development director

    Burbank names interim community development director

    Planner Patrick Prescott will step in for Joy Forbes, who left in the summer.

  • Doors to open on veterans housing project in Burbank

    Doors to open on veterans housing project in Burbank

    Volunteers put together furniture and installed housewares and linens over the weekend at a new housing project for homeless veterans at the corner of West Verdugo and West Angeleno avenues, placing the finishing touches on a project years in the making. The nonprofit Burbank Housing Corp. began...

  • Candidates sought for RISE program in Burbank

    Burbank's Parks and Recreation Department is seeking candidates for its upcoming free nine-week leadership program called Residents Inspiring Service and Empowerment, or RISE. The RISE program, formerly the Burbank Neighborhood Leadership Program, seeks to help residents learn about the city and...

  • San Bernardino hires Mark Scott as interim city manager for a year

    San Bernardino hires Mark Scott as interim city manager for a year

    Burbank City Manager Mark Scott has decided to push back his retirement a year from the Feb. 5 date announced earlier this month. However, he won’t be staying in Burbank. On Monday night, the San Bernardino City Council approved a resolution to bring Scott on as an interim city manager of the beleaguered...

  • Comments sought on Burbank street study as Walmart plans to open store

    Comments sought on Burbank street study as Walmart plans to open store

    The countdown clock began ticking Monday for Burbank residents to submit their feedback to a draft study looking at the traffic impacts around the Empire Center if the city were to either complete, modify or abandon two sets of traffic-mitigation measures called for in the original environmental...

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