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August 15, 2009
Rep. Adam Schiff’s recent town hall meeting on health-care reform did more to highlight vehement distaste with government than the actual proposal, and that’s unfortunate. Instead of an adult conversation on the merits of President Obama’s proposed health-care insurance reform bill, the general public have been blasted with images and footage of people engaged in everything from shouting matches with their Congressional representatives, to holding signs that show Obama in the likeness of Adolf Hitler.
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By Ken Stone | July 9, 2008
As the Burbank Leader has recently reported, a move is underway by the John Burroughs High School administration to relieve Scott Bailey of his duties as drama teacher (“Teacher files grievance,” June 25). I find this an ill-considered action that does an injustice to the individuals involved and threatens an admirable academic program. I say this as a parent of two Burroughs High students not enrolled in his classes, as an audience member at a number of recent productions directed by Bailey, as a theater professional resident in Burbank and not incidentally as a high school drama student of a generation ago. I know that the level of ambition and accomplishment shown in recent productions surpasses all my expectations and memories of high school theater.
NEWS
February 20, 2002
Laura Sturza BURBANK -- As Burbank faces a new residential drug rehabilitation center in town, residents can look for guidance to Pasadena, which has had similar homes in place since 1969. When Bob Ridenour applied this month for state approval to turn his Burbank sober-living home at 437 Grinnell Drive into a residential treatment home, he received very vocal opposition from neighbors. Sober-living houses are for recovering addicts and alcoholics who have been through a treatment program and are receiving ongoing outside treatment.
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By Rachel Kane | April 28, 2007
CITY HALL ? Burbank Unified School District trustees tried to demystify the district's budget-making process on Thursday night, responding to Burbank Teachers' Assn. concerns that more light should be shed on the process. The budget study session, called in response to a request from the association, attempted to shed light on the process used each year to determine teacher salaries, financial surpluses and deficits. The session was the board's answer to allegations from teachers' association members that trustees were keeping the budget process a secret during salary negotiations and that perhaps more money existed in the budget to spend on teachers than they claimed.
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October 20, 2010
Do you want to know what is wrong with America? Just take a look at the Saturday edition of the LATEXTRA section of the Los Angeles Times. Staring at you on the front page, a photo of two of our more infamous leaders. Gavin Newsom, who had an affair with his campaign manager's wife, and President Clinton, who was impeached for having a tryst with an intern in the Oval Office and then lying about it. There they are, both out there, there is no accountability in America. As for California Atty.
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By Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com | December 27, 2011
A future Walmart in Burbank dominated the public discourse in 2011, sparking protests at City Hall, new Facebook pages opposing the retailer's move into the city and divided opinions among residents - and it's only just begun. Walmart is scheduled to open near the Empire Center in early 2013, according to spokesman Steve Restivo.  The mega-retailer's sometimes rocky road to Burbank started in early July when news broke that the Walmart Real Estate Business Trust had purchased 12 acres where a 120,000-square-foot Great Indoors store was located.
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By PATRICK CANEDAY | April 25, 2009
During our recent local location election season, I was asked by the four or five people who read this column whether I would be writing about politics, candidates and such. Would I be adding my voice to this marketplace of ideas, planting a yard sign in the front lawn of your Saturday newspaper? And I gave it much thought. Then I decided I would not. And here’s why. Quite simply, I don’t think that the present time and circumstance in our world are aided by throwing yet another opinionated, dissenting and argumentative ingredient into the soup of political public discourse.
NEWS
August 16, 2006
Control over airport talk much too tight There is evidence that both the Burbank City Council and the airport want to control public discourse about how each conducts its business and cooperates to achieve mutual unstated goals. Very few members of the public have schedules that allow them to attend the 9 a.m. bi-monthly Monday airport meetings. The City Council receives printed airport agendas, as does the public if we ask for them. Most interested parties can't view what transpired until release of the taped meeting broadcast the day after a council meeting.
NEWS
December 30, 2006
Goodbye, 2006. Hello, 2007. Oh yes, what a year it was — the good, the bad and the ugly. And there was some of each in 2006. Elections brought a new crop of legislators to the area. Burbank saw a return of the popular Burbank on Parade back after a year's hiatus. Brand Boulevard in Glendale finished an extensive face-lift, work on the Americana at Brand began, and a Glendale woman's gift of more than $1 million led to a new field at Crescenta Valley High School for generations of students to benefit from.
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August 15, 2009
Rep. Adam Schiff’s recent town hall meeting on health-care reform did more to highlight vehement distaste with government than the actual proposal, and that’s unfortunate. Instead of an adult conversation on the merits of President Obama’s proposed health-care insurance reform bill, the general public have been blasted with images and footage of people engaged in everything from shouting matches with their Congressional representatives, to holding signs that show Obama in the likeness of Adolf Hitler.
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