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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G --Burbank Mayor Jess Talamantes at city council meeting October 11, 2016

City Buzz: Mayor’s health episode and city election candidates

Burbank Mayor, Jess Talamantes, suffered a health episode over the weekend. After attending the Mayor’s Tree Lighting ceremony on the steps of Burbank City Hall last Saturday night, December 3,  the councilman reportedly went to dinner at Don Cuco restaurant on East Orange Avenue. It is there that the mayor started feeling some discomfort, went to the men’s room, and collapsed! At 8:30 p.m. paramedics reportedly transported Talamantes to Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center over at Buena Vista Street and Alameda Avenue. It was determined the mayor had a syncopal... Read More →

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Who’s running for Burbank City Council?

It’s hard to turn away from national politics with the erratic and over the top Donald Trump trying to bully his way into the White House. Especially now that Trump has launched into an all out feud with the Republican establishment. Drama, drama, and more drama! Nevertheless, back here in Burbank, campaigns are quietly gearing up for the battle for three seats on the city council, where very important local issues are decided, such as growth and development in the city. I have heard rumblings that certain... Read More →

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City of Burbank responds to Bill Taylor court victory

  The city of Burbank sent out a news release on the court victory of former Burbank PD Deputy Chief Bill Taylor late yesterday. Here it is. Contact:  Amy Albano City Attorney’s Office (818) 238-5709 Burbank is Unsuccessful in Bill Taylor Case Burbank, Calif. – After a lengthy trial, a superior court jury returned a verdict against the City of Burbank in a workplace retaliation lawsuit filed by former Deputy Police Chief William “Bill” Taylor. From the beginning, the City believed that... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G --Burbank Mayor Jess Talamantes served as the keynote speaker at the Burbank Coordinating Council meeting in Burbank March 5, 2012

Talk of the town: Burbank City Council’s controversial vote on Walmart

During the past week, I’ve discovered the Walmart vote by the Burbank City Council last month is still on the minds of a lot of folks. Monday at the Burbank Coordinating Council meeting, keynote speaker, Mayor Jess Talamantes, cheerfully reminded the audience of the 4-to-1 council vote in favor of allowing Walmart to move forward without restrictions or delays in its plans for The Great Indoors site at the Empire Center. Mayor Talamantes said, “They’re going to be issued permits to do what they need to do… to the interior.”... Read More →

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Photo: Burbank Mayor Jess Talamantes helped a dining staff member show off the Burbank Coordinating Council birthday cake at the Little White Chapel in Burbank March 5, 2012

Photo Gallery: Burbank Coordinating Council celebrates big birthday

The Burbank Coordinating Council is one hard working organization. As it celebrates birthday number 79 — the council, led by President Janet Diel, shows no sign of slowing down. The BCC’s Holiday Basket Program reportedly provided food and gifts for over 500 needy families during the Christmas season last year. Now the attention turns to summer and fundraising for its campership program, which has been in operation since 1936. The program provides one week of summer camp for underprivileged kids, ages 8-18. Diel says the BCC receives 100-to-200 applications a year. In... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Mayor Jess Talamantes at a Burbank City Council meeting December 13, 2011

A letter from Burbank Mayor Jess Talamantes

Today one of Burbank’s classroom warriors got some high marks, kudos, and acknowledgement from Mayor Jess Talamantes in a letter released to the media. Here’s the full text. As Mayor of the City of Burbank I am writing this letter in support of one of Burbank’s middle school teachers, Ms. Rebecca Mieliwocki, who was named the 2012 California Teacher of the Year, and is one of the four finalists nationwide for the 2012 National Teacher of the Year award. On behalf of the City of Burbank, I could not be more proud... Read More →

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