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Friday, March 1, 2024

Two Burbank city officials are candidates in the March 5 Primary Election

                          Burbank Mayor Nick Schultz and former Mayor/City Councilmember Konstantine Anthony are currently running separate intense campaigns. Both politicians are in the upcoming March 5, California primary election. However, their campaigns are not related to their present positions in the Media City but to other offices. Mayor Schultz […]
Friday, March 1, 2024

New CA report shows social programs reduce crime

  By Suzanne Potter Reporter/Producer, California News Service, a bureau of Public News Service.    Programs intended to reduce the chances that someone will end up back behind bars are working, according to a new analysis of California state data. A new report finds that people who participated in a social program funded by Proposition 47 had a recidivism rate of 15.3%. […]
Thursday, February 29, 2024

Three vote centers are open in Burbank

The 2024 California Primary Election is on March 5, but you can vote in person now at a vote center. The Los Angeles County Registrar-Record/County Clerk opened 119 vote centers throughout the county last weekend. Three are in Burbank. The Media City vote centers are located at the Magnolia Park United Methodist Church fellowship hall, 2828 West Magnolia Blvd., Buena […]
Friday, February 23, 2024

CA lawmakers propose $100 billion for shelters and affordable housing

  By Suzanne Potter Reporter/Producer, California News Service, a bureau of Public News Service.   Democratic leaders in the U.S. House and Senate reintroduced the Housing for All Act, which would put about $100 billion over 10 years toward solving the crisis of people experiencing homelessness. The bill would fund federal programs to build affordable housing and provide emergency shelter. Sen. […]
Monday, February 19, 2024

Hip Hop legends Dr. Dre and Snoop create new gin and juice cocktail drink

Hip Hop legends Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg are collaborating on a new venture. Earlier this month, during Super Bowl weekend in Las Vegas, they rolled out the first ready-to-drink product from their new premium spirits company. “Doggystyle” Album The beverage joint enterprise comes on the 30th anniversary of Snoop’s debut album “Doggystyle,” produced by Dr. Dre in 1994. On […]
Monday, February 19, 2024

Deadline approaching to register to vote in 2024 California primary

Tuesday, February 20, is the official deadline to register to vote in the upcoming 2024 California primary on March 5. Earlier this month, the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder County Clerk sent several million mail-in ballots to registered voters. In a tweet on Valentine’s Day, that office put the number of registered voters in the county at 5.6 million. Those ballots […]
Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Recent hearing on CA retail theft draws diverse views

By Suzanne Potter Reporter/Producer, California News Service, a bureau of Public News Service.   California lawmakers are considering a range of options to combat a rise over the last two years of felony retail theft – large-scale shoplifting – and held the latest in a series of hearings in West Hollywood last Friday, February 9. The State Assembly Select Committee […]
Tuesday, February 13, 2024

More Californians earn college degrees, but racial gaps widen

By Suzanne Potter, Reporter/Producer, California News Service, a bureau of Public News Service.   More and more Californians are going to college, earning an associate degree or higher but racial gaps persist, according to a new report. Researchers from Georgetown University found degree attainment went up almost 6% between 2010 and 2020 but the gap between white adults and Latino or […]
Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Postal workers speak out about short staffing, mail delays

By Suzanne Potter, Reporter/Producer, California News Service, a bureau of Public News Service.   Members of the American Postal Workers Union are calling for more staffing and better pay to reduce turnover. They say the problem is affecting mail delivery, particularly in rural areas. An audit by the Office of the Inspector General last year found the U.S. Postal Service lost almost 60% of […]
Sunday, January 21, 2024

Updated: Burbank Float wins 2024 Mayor Award and 2025 Tournament of Roses theme announced

The City of Burbank float gave a winning performance at the 135th Tournament of  Roses Parade in Pasadena on New Year’s Day. The parade theme for 2024 was “Celebrating a World of Music.” Burbank’s “Caterpillar Melody” won the Mayor Award. That trophy honors the most outstanding float from a participating city in the self-built category. The Burbank Tournament of Roses […]