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  • Attorney begins review of police

    Attorney begins review of police
    Greater scrutiny of deadly force, in-custody deaths and other incidents begins today for a Police Department eager to emerge from a rocky period of discrimination and misconduct allegations. The roughly $180,000, three-year agreement approved by the...
  • Gay marriage trial video will remain sealed, appeals court rules

    Gay marriage trial video will remain sealed, appeals court rules
    A federal appeals court refused Thursday to make public the video of the Proposition 8 same-sex marriage trial, a victory for opponents of gay marriage. A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said the video from the 2010 federal...
  • Suit involving former police officer filed against the city

    As the police department pushes forward with layers of independent oversight and monitors to restore public confidence, yet another lawsuit involving a former police officer has been filed against the city. Former Burbank Police Det. Pete Allen has...
  • Burbank shouldn't appeal judge's ruling

    Many thanks to Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Ann I. Jones for ruling against the city of Burbank in the lawsuit filed by the Leader that will force the city to release detailed salary information regarding bonus amounts paid to city employees....
  • Charity foundation names new members

    Charity foundation names new members
    The Community Foundation of the Verdugos announced new members to its Board of Directors and newly elected officers for 2012. Those newly serving the board include attorneys Armen Baghdasarian of the Glendale firm Irsfeld, Irsfeld & Younger LLP and...
  • Siblings will be tried in dog death

    A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge ruled on Wednesday that there is sufficient evidence for a case involving two siblings arrested on suspicion of stabbing their aunt’s dog to death to go to trial. Charissa Bodtcher, 23, and her brother,...
  • Leader's court costs are $37,000 and rising

    City officials have yet to reach a decision on whether to appeal a court order to release individual employee bonus amounts, but the tab incurred by the Burbank Leader to obtain the information already stands at $37,000. Pending the outcome of a...
  • Wood roofs slated to get extensions

    Wood roofs slated to get extensions
    The hundreds of Burbank residents who have yet to comply with a city ordinance that requires them to remove their wood roofs were given some breathing room this week, 20 years after the law was put on the books. Homeowners with exposed wood roofs...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Attorney receives congrats from judge

    Barry Ross received congratulations from Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Fred Rotenberg after Ross was recently sworn in as the 2012 president of the Glendale Bar Assn. by Glendale Mayor Laura Friedman. A native of the Glendale and Burbank area, Barry...
  • Officer's suit claims he was fired over discrimination, sexual harassment concerns

    The first of several lawsuits filed against Burbank by current and former police officials went to trial this week, with the attorney for an ex-deputy police chief calling what took place in the department one of the most “egregious” cases...