| Jun 19, 2012
| 8:43 AM
More than 30 people volunteered this past weekend to join in the ongoing search for FBI Special Agent Stephen Ivens, who disappeared from his Burbank home more than a month ago.
The volunteers were “mostly strangers who cared enough to help us out,...
| Oct 21, 2011
| 3:45 PM
When boarding cruise ships next year, guests will see safety improvements that were the result of lobbying efforts by a Burbank woman and the international organization she helms.
Jamie Barnett, president of International Cruise Victims Assn. Inc., spent...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 4:32 PM
The Burbank City Council this week voted this week to appeal a nearly $1.3-million verdict awarded to former Deputy Police Chief William Taylor after he claimed in a lawsuit that he faced on-the-job retaliation.
The move will prolong a case that has...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 12:34 PM
Amid the chatter of children, the bouncing of balls and the movement of dog walkers, about 60 people gathered at McCambridge Park in Burbank Wednesday evening to pray for the safe return of FBI special agent Stephen Ivens, who was reported missing two...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Good morning, readers. Today is Friday, July 13, 2012. The North Hollywood Arts District seems to acquire a new business every month.
An area rather desolate a few years ago is now home to several restaurants, an independent coffee shop, a Laemmle...
| Nov 15, 2011
| 9:35 PM
City officials are recommending that the City Council hire two outside consultants to ensure that the Burbank Police Department emerges from officer misconduct investigations on solid footing.
In his report to the Police Commission and City Council,...
| Nov 20, 2011
As Burbank moves to increase oversight of its Police Department, which is under federal investigation for officer misconduct and excessive use of force, the issue of transparency has emerged as key part of its strategy.
At a joint meeting this week...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 8:24 PM
A former police officer filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against the city of Burbank in Los Angeles County Superior Court last week, roughly two weeks after a U.S. District Court judge ruled that the original claim did not belong in federal court....
| Dec 21, 2012
| 4:01 PM
A federal grand jury is continuing to examine evidence as part of a years-long investigation into alleged civil rights violations by Burbank police officers, according to court documents and sources familiar with the investigation.
Officials with the U....
| Jul 19, 2012
| 12:44 PM
After 30 months with an interim head, Burbank officials announced today their intent to hire a permanent police chief.
Scott LaChasse, a 32-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department, took the reigns of a department in turmoil in January 2010....
| Jul 20, 2012
| 6:23 PM
As Burbank city officials announced its intent to hire a permanent police chief, its current leader of 30 months said he is weighing his options on whether to apply.
Scott LaChasse, a 32-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department, has held the...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 10:40 PM
A massive manhunt for a missing FBI agent, the surprise departure of the city's chief executive, a National Teacher of the Year, tragic suicide and long-sought closure for the family of a murdered Burbank police officer.
The year 2012 was full of...