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Got Wheels finds another gear
Students in Burbank may have a reliable set of wheels a little longer than expected after the Burbank City Council issued a stay of...
 
Parking tickets getting costlier
Most parking tickets will cost drivers an extra $3 under a revenue-bumping plan approved by the City Council this week.
 
Weeding out fire danger
It’s been a good winter for weeds in Southern California, with heavy storms softening the ground for growth that will create fire...
Police hunt for burglar
A burglar escaped a police perimeter Wednesday afternoon that shut down a north Burbank neighborhood for roughly four hours.
 
L.A. Times launches redevelopment spending database
The Los Angeles Times today launched a database tracking how local governments spend and allocate revenue generated by their redevelopment...
 
Burbank High principal takes job at Village Christian
Burbank High School Principal Bruce Osgood will step down at the end of the academic year to assume a similar role at Village Christian...
Mailbag
Gordon deserves to be mayor
Isn’t it about time the people of Burbank had a say in who our mayor will be?
Bonuses retain the best civic employees
I challenge whether merit bonuses can be called a giveaway of Burbank taxpayer dollars. In either the private or public sector, bonus...
Lawmakers should focus on state problems
So, with all of California's problems, Assemblyman Anthony Portantino and other lawmakers have introduced legislation to “push the...
Sweep streets only where necessary
It was 2:20 p.m. when I realized that it was Friday, the day it is illegal to park in front of my house between 2 and 4 p.m. because of...
Forum brought Frutos to the front
Kudos to the League of Women Voters Glendale/Burbank for hosting an excellent candidates forum that actually dealt with many of the issues...
Featured Photos
Photo Gallery: There's no day like a snow day at Brand Park
Photo Gallery: Eulalia Vila celebrates her 104th birthday
Photo Gallery: iPhone goes on sale at Empire Center Verizon store
Poll
Do you agree with the Burbank City Council's decision to extend the Got Wheels program?
I'm not familiar with the program, I'll have to do more research.
Yes, it is crucial that kids have a safe and reliable ride after school hours.
No, we face a crippled budget, and some city services must be cut.
 
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Armenian Power crackdown continues
Police hunt for burglar
Burbank High principal takes job at Village Christian
Got Wheels finds another gear
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Weeding out fire danger
Police Report - Feb. 16, 2011
Parking tickets getting costlier
Indians impose their will, 52-35
Candidates draw their line in the sidewalk
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Sports
Pioneers can't keep pace
PROVIDENCE HIGH — After trailing St. Bonaventure High the entire first half, it looked as if Providence had made the right adjustments...
Bell-Jeff looks to be in top form
BELLARMINE-JEFFERSON HIGH — The playoffs started about as well as could be expected for the Bellarmine-Jefferson girls' basketball...
Indians impose their will, 52-35
BURROUGHS HIGH — The Burroughs High girls' basketball team had plenty of reason to be confident heading into Thursday night's first-...
Guards bounced in first round
BELLARMINE-JEFFERSON HIGH — No playoff team wants their season to end — especially this way.
Entertainment
Romance is spelled d-a-n-c-e
Mark and Cathy Katz listened intently as “Dancing with the Stars” dance pro Tony Dovolani explained the finer points of...
Burbank woman looking to collect 100,000 pieces of fruit for needy
The David family and their friend, Bridget Keenan, were sitting on the grass surrounded by hundreds of oranges and grapefruits on a brisk...
An evening of coffee and conversation
As a young boy, Todd Jensen attended Roosevelt Elementary and delivered the Burbank Daily Review. As he got older, and the paper he...
Facing the competition
Two Burbank special effects makeup artists survived an intense first elimination episode Wednesday night in Syfy’s new reality...
Columns
From The Bullpen: Don't vilify families that work together
OK class, your vocabulary word this month is “nepotism.” Wikipedia defines nepotism as favoritism granted to relatives or...
Ron Kaye: Tough times for local police
Two young women approach Glendale police sergeant and city spokesman Tom Lorenz as he stood in front of the police station Friday. They...
Business
Vacancies up in Glendale, down in Burbank
Glendale and Burbank are going different directions when it comes to commercial real estate.
Home prices in Burbank soften in 2010
The local real estate market stabilized more in 2010 than in recent years, but agents forecast continued struggles in 2011, especially...
Public Safety
Gang member sentencing delayed again
The sentencing for a 36-year-old gang member convicted of killing a 16-year-old Burbank boy and trying to kill his four friends 20 years ago...
Police Report - Feb. 16, 2011
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Police Report - Jan. 29, 2011
The following were taken from reports filed with the Burbank Police Department.
Police investigate paintball attacks
Burbank police are searching for those responsible for 11 paintball assaults in the Hillside and Valley areas earlier this week.
Photo Gallery: Autistic teen holds book signing
Photo Gallery: Luther Middle School motorbike
Photo Gallery: Rohan Marley's Coffee
Photo Gallery: "Faery" tours at Descanso Gardens Camellia Festival
Photo Gallery: R.D. White Elementary 4th graders visit Olive Garden
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