Three large homes are located on the 1100 block of E. Elmwood in Burbank, on Friday, March 6, 2015.

Burbank considers 'McMansion' moratorium while building codes examined

Sam Masarani purchased a Burbank home with a view in July 2013 and paid a premium for it, but that view is now being threatened by a project next door — a 30-foot-high “huge McMansion.” Other cities without certain “loopholes” in their codes would treat it like a 5,000-square-foot home, he said, but Burbank considers it 3,800 square feet.

Despite dip in passengers, Bob Hope Airport reports increased revenue

Revenues from concessions, car rentals and film-production fees helped boost Bob Hope Airport’s financial performance for the 2013-14 fiscal year, according to a financial report released this week following a recent audit of the airfield’s financial statements.

The city of Burbank holds an easement on a 49-acre parcel of airport-owned property that would have to be released to allow for a proposed 14-gate, 355,000-square-foot replacement terminal at Burbank Bob Hope Airport.

Airport authority requests meeting with city to discuss replacement terminal

The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority has requested a joint public meeting with the Burbank City Council, or the negotiating committees of each body, in order to continue discussion of each party’s proposals for an agreement on a 14-gate replacement terminal at Bob Hope Airport.

Two dogs play in the grass at Johnny Carson Park in Burbank during the Best Friends Animal Society spring pet adoption in 2007. The city is welcoming the public to participate in four upcoming meetings to discuss a potential off-leash dog park.

Meetings to focus on potential dog park

Burbank residents will have the opportunity to provide city officials feedback on proposed locations and other details of a potential off-leash dog park in the city.

A Glendale Police Department forensics officer documents evidence at the scene of a hit-and-run where a 4-year-old girl was killed at the intersection of Olive Street and Wilson Avenue in Glendale on Friday, March 6, 2015.

Four-year-old girl killed in hit-and-run collision in Glendale

[UPDATE 3/06 7:59 p.m.] A 4-year-old girl died Friday evening after being struck by a car in a hit-and-run collision in Glendale, police said.

Council candidates talk planning, voting districts and development at forum

Council candidates talk planning, voting districts and development at forum

After serving on the city’s Planning Commission for five years, first-time City Council hopeful Erik Yesayan said at a candidate forum on Thursday he’s witnessed how tricky the process can be for homeowners to obtain permits to modify their homes.

A conceptualize design of what the proposed "Garden Bridge" over the Los Angeles River near the Glendale Narrows could look like.

Plans move forward on bridge connecting Glendale Narrows, Griffith Park

Early designs of a proposed bridge that could one day connect the Glendale Narrows to Griffith Park won support on Tuesday from the City Council, which signed off to start seeking funding for construction.

Jordan Middle School parents, educators surpass $100K fundraising goal to upgrade auditorium

Inside David Starr Jordan Middle School’s auditorium, the concrete floor near the stage is uneven, many tiles are missing from the walls, and the lobby is drab.

Darla is a 6-year-old, black Labrador/Chinese Shar-Pei mix and is available for adoption.

Leader Pet of the Day: Darla

“Oh, my Darla... oh, my Darla... oh, my Daaaaarla, please be mine.” Serenade your way into the heart of darling Darla.

A Word, Please: There's no use calling a word not a word

If you do a Google search for the term “isn’t a word” and throw in the term “grammar” to sift out the silliness, you’ll get a lot of hits. Most of them are people saying that some word isn’t a word. Or that some other person said that some word isn’t a word. “Impactful,” “irregardless,” “snuck” and so on — they simply don’t qualify, people say, and anyone who uses them is making a terrible mistake.