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Tuesday, March 12, 2024

On National Equal Pay Day women still make less than men

  By Mark Richardson, Indiana News Service, a bureau of Public News Service.   Today is Equal Pay Day for women across the country. It marks the amount of time female employees must work every year to catch up with their male counterparts’ salaries. In other words, the average woman has to work until March 12, 2024, to make the […]
Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Backlash after regulators permit robotaxis on Los Angeles freeways

  By Suzanne Potter Reporter/Producer, California News Service, a bureau of Public News Service.    A bill to grant local cities the ability to regulate autonomous vehicles is getting much more attention now. This happened after the California Public Utilities Commission decided to allow robotaxis on Los Angeles and San Francisco freeways earlier this month. The commission granted Waymo’s driverless taxi […]
Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Oscars 2024: Millions watched but ceremony was lackluster

The 96th Academy Awards is now in the history books. The ceremony began an hour earlier than usual but still ran three and a half hours. The ratings for the Oscars were up as 19.5 million viewers watched. Last year’s highest-grossing film, “Barbie,” took home only one Oscar. It was for Best Original Song for ‘What Was I Made For?’ […]
Tuesday, March 5, 2024

It’s Super Tuesday should Biden camp be worried about “uncommitted voters?”

BY Farah Siddiqi, Reporter/Producer Michigan News Connection, a bureau of Public News Service.   Will the “uncommitted” protest in Michigan spread to other states? Political watchers will be looking for signs of that on Super Tuesday. President Joe Biden won Michigan with more than 618,000 votes, last month. However, more than 100,000 Democrats voted “uncommitted” in Michigan’s presidential primary. The […]
Monday, March 4, 2024

California senate race is a sprint to the finish line

The California senate race in the March 5 primary is a true nail-biter. US Representative Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) topped the polls for much of the campaign. However, Schiff is now trailing MLB star and first-time political candidate Steve Garvey in the latest UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies /Los Angeles Times poll. Garvey has a slight lead in that survey, […]
Monday, March 4, 2024

Former Burbank City official announces run for City Council

Former Burbank Assistant City Manager Judie Wilke retired last year but now has decided to set out on a new path. Over the weekend, Wilke sent out media alerts to announce her candidacy for Burbank City Council in the November 2024 General Election. Two seats will be on the November ballot. Incumbents Mayor Nick Schultz and Councilmember Konstantine Anthony are […]
Sunday, March 3, 2024

NBA superstar LeBron James reaches historic 40,000 career points

Another age-defying achievement by King James. During a home game against the Denver Nuggets last night, LeBron reached and surpassed the 40,000 career points milestone. In front of a sellout crowd during the second quarter at Crypto.com Arena, LeBron drove to the hoop and hit a left-handed layup. The game continued but everyone knew they had just witnessed history in […]
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%. […]