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  • A cop who saved young lives

    I first saw him parked there on his motorcycle at the corner on Seventh Street and Verdugo Avenue. He was facing north. I was going south. I guess I didn't think the stop sign at Verdugo applied to me, so I ran it. The police officer pointed his gloved...
  • City in power-surge dispute

    Squirrels with an appetite for aluminum are at the heart of a dispute between Burbank officials and the owner of a home where appliances have twice been fried because of power surges caused by chomped wires. Last month, John Buxer won a small claims case...
  • Texting driver's arraignment postponed

    A 24-year-old North Hollywood man facing arraignment on felony reckless driving charges after he allegedly struck an 88-year-old Burbank woman while he was texting and driving was given more time Wednesday to find an attorney by the judge presiding over...
  • Fired officer asks for new trial

    A former Burbank police officer is seeking a new trial after a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge dismissed his allegations of being fired after complaining of workplace harassment. Christopher Lee Dunn claimed he suffered years of ridicule based on...
  • Families of Metrolink crash dead to get average of $4.2 million

    Families of Metrolink crash dead to get average of $4.2 million
    Families of the 24 Metrolink passengers killed in the collision with a freight train three years ago in Chatsworth will receive an average of $4.2 million each in compensation under a distribution formula worked out by a Los Angeles judge and made...
  • Gym opens after weighty concerns

    Gym opens after weighty concerns
    After facing initial rejection and then litigation, the new 24 Hour Fitness Super Sport center in Burbank opened on Saturday. The 40,000-square-foot gym, located at 1903 W. Empire Ave., has an indoor lap pool, full-sized outdoor basketball court and a...
  • Alleged Kmart shooter case may proceed to trial

    A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge has ruled that the case against a man accused of shooting two Burbank police officers can proceed to trial. The ruling came after two days of testimony this week during the preliminary trial for James Willard,...
  • Hearing scheduled for man accused of killing Burbank offiicer, injuring another

    After years of postponements, a pre-trial hearing is scheduled next month for David Garcia, the man accused of killing Burbank Police Officer Matthew Pavelka in November 2003. A routine stop outside the Ramada Inn that year escalated into an exchange...
  • Burbank accountant accused of stealing from assemblyman's campaign fund

    A Burbank accountant who has worked as a campaign treasurer for many prominent California Democrats is accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from the election fund of Assemblyman Jose Solorio (D-Santa Ana), according to a criminal complaint...
  • Police Chief: overhaul in progress

    Police Chief: overhaul in progress
    Twenty months into the job as police chief, Burbank’s top cop continues working to modernize a department besieged by lawsuits and investigations into misconduct and excessive use of force by the FBI and Los Angeles County sheriff's department....
  • Squirrel vs. Burbank, Round 2

    A judge this week ruled in favor of a man who filed a claim against the city of Burbank for another incident in which a squirrel chewed on aluminum wiring, causing a power surge that damaged electrical equipment. Following a hearing on Wednesday in the...
  • Man who allegedly shot two officers outside Kmart pleads not guilty

    The man accused of stealing from a Kmart in Burbank and then shooting and wounding two police officers while handcuffed and being taken to a patrol car pleaded not guilty to attempted murder charges this week. Jamie Warren Willard, 30, of Gresham, Ore.,...