The Early Edition: Burbank Leader

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A bicyclist makes his way down the Chandler Bikeway on Wednesday. (Roger Wilson/Leader)

City names interim chief

DOWNTOWN — For Scott LaChasse, a 32-year veteran of the LAPD trusted with reforming the Burbank Police Department, the job has always been more about people than policy.

Angling for a parcel tax

WEST BURBANK — School officials Thursday laid the groundwork for a possible parcel tax as four competing consulting firms presented their plans for winning the public over.

Home prices keep rising

DOWNTOWN — First-time buyers and surging demand for low- to mid-priced properties propped up home prices across Glendale and Burbank, mirroring regional and state figures, real estate agents said.

Bike Master Plan OKd

CITY HALL — The Burbank City Council became the latest agency to approve a slew of bikeway improvements that, once completed, should make it easier for bicyclists to safely navigate from one region to the next.

Providence out of sync

LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE — Following a dismal first quarter where it was held scoreless by Flintridge Prep, the Providence High girls’ basketball team appeared to be digging itself out of its hole in the second quarter.

Small Wonders: Christmas tidings to the letter

Every Christmas at least one of our overactive friends puts out a Christmas letter. They’re the couple nobody likes. They make their own clothes and annual stock of zucchini relish; their children never scowl and are kind to grasshoppers and strangers; they donate to charities regularly and still have enough left over for a weekly bowling night.

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Written by Christopher Cadelago

December 19, 2009 at 8:35 am

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