Monthly Archives: July, 2020

City Seeks State Aid to Bolster Local Housing

Burbank expects to receive about $477,000 from the state for housing programs, the city’s staff announced recently. The funds for which the city is applying...

High School Sports Delayed Until December in CIF’s New Calendar

The California Interscholastic Federation released its much-anticipated revised high school athletics calendar for the 2020-21 year, announcing a two-season format scheduled to begin in...

Home Improvements Amid COVID Put Houses in Order

My cousin Ed serves as a magisterial district judge in Pennsylvania. Back in March, when the pandemic closed down the courts in Ed’s district,...

Burbank, Burroughs Football Schedules Finalized

After the CIF Southern Section unveiled its revised high school athletics calendar for the 2020-21 academic year, athletic directors and football coaches scrambled to...

Salons, Churches, Restaurants Close Indoor Operations

On Wednesday, Stacy Godwin was supposed to celebrate the fourth anniversary of her Burbank hair salon. Instead, Vanity by Stacy Godwin and many other businesses...

PPP Funds Reach Burbank, Federal Data Questioned

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, roughly 3,370 Burbank businesses received potentially forgivable federal loans during a pandemic that sank the economy into...

Audit Praises BPD, But Disagrees on Body Cams

An external audit of the Burbank Police Department commends many of the force’s policies and reforms, though it also suggests improvements to some of...

Family Promise Keeps Pledge to Help Homeless

She could very well be me. She could very well be you. Who is she? Well, she asked that to protect her privacy, I not...

BUSD to Embrace Distance Learning, Superintendent Says

Not long after the Los Angeles public school system announced it will begin the school year with distance learning, Burbank Unified School District Superintendent...

A Remedy for Loneliness, Even as Pandemic Isolates Us

My friend Drew and I go back a ways — a long ways. We were in the same “graduation class” at the Tiny Tots...
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