Burbank Leader


Meet your 2017 Burbank City Council candidates

Throughout January, the Burbank Leader will publish two profiles of City Council candidates each week. Eight candidates will vie for three open seats on the City Council during a primary election on Feb. 28. Three of the candidates are incumbents, and five are challengers. If a candidate receives...


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Burbank girls’ basketball owns second half, beats Glendale

Life & Arts

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Glendale Centre Theatre stages the late Peter Shaffer's 'Black Comedy'


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  • Mailbag: Protest against an 'unenforceable' rule

    My thanks to The Leader for mentioning my struggle for the right to walk my bicycle across the publicly owned Mariposa Bridge in your top 10 local stories of 2016. I decided to test the new ordinance banning bikes from the bridge, which Burbank City Atty. Amy Albano told the City Council would...

  • Mailbag: Merry Christmas from an agnostic

    There were some relatively long-winded responses to the In Theory column, "When a greeting becomes grating." "Merry Christmas" is a holiday greeting. Christmas is a well established holiday and "merry" means enjoy. It is not proselyting but a simple display of good wishes for the day and the season....

  • Mailbag: Gratitude toward trash collectors

    When I was growing up in rural Texas in the 1950s, we had to burn our own trash in a barrel. It wasn't fun — the fire had to be stoked to keep it going. When the barrel filled up with things that wouldn't burn, it had to be taken to the landfill and emptied. Now that process is like magic. You...

  • Mailbag: Help decorate 'Home Tweet Home'

    Mailbag: Help decorate 'Home Tweet Home'

    Burbank Tournament of Roses Assn. needs your help. If you have never built or decorated a Rose Parade float before, now is your chance. Now is the time to learn how to paint and cut dried flowers and much more. There is lots to do. We will be at the site, 123 W. Olive Ave., from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.,...


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