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  • 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,...
  • Burbank daycare owner, employee plead not guilty in case of suffocated infant

    A Burbank daycare owner and her employee pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges that an 11-month-old boy in their care died last year after allegedly suffocating from a car seat chest strap, officials said. Milena Nikodijevic, 51, owner of Twinkle Little...
  • 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...
  • Burbank appropriates money for negotiations with new city attorneys union

    The City Council has set aside $50,000 to pay a law firm to assist the city in labor negotiations with the Burbank City Attorney’s Assn., a newly formed bargaining group that includes 10 attorneys and a paralegal at City Hall. The group has been...
  • Walmart battle enters its next phase

    Walmart battle enters its next phase
    Walmart has filed a motion seeking to lift an injunction that has prevented the retailer from constructing a store in Burbank prior to the outcome of a lawsuit brought by three residents. The motion was filed last week after a Los Angeles County...
  • 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...
  • Third brother sentenced in public housing fraud case

    A former Los Angeles public housing official was sentenced Monday to 51 months in federal prison for his role in defrauding the city of more than $500,000 with the help of two brothers. Victor Taracena, 41, was also ordered to pay the Housing Authority...
  • Bob Hope Airport applesauce case gets messier

    A woman who tussled with Bob Hope Airport security officers over a container of applesauce for her elderly mother seems poised to draw the ire of another federal official — this time a U.S. District Court judge. Nadine Hays was arrested in 2009...
  • Puppy mills: L.A. council to vote on proposed ban for pet stores

    Puppy mills: L.A. council to vote on proposed ban for pet stores
    The Los Angeles City Council is expected to vote on an ordinance Wednesday that would ban pet stores from selling dogs, cats and rabbits unless the animals came from nonprofit rescue organizations or city animal shelters. The law is designed to target...
  • Judge to rule on former police officer's suit

    A federal judge is reviewing whether a lawsuit filed by a former Burbank police detective who claims he was fired in retaliation for whistle-blowing may proceed, or if he must first complete the city's appeal process. Former Det. Pete Allen claims the...
  • Brothers sentenced to federal prison for public housing fraud scheme

    Two Burbank brothers were each sentenced Monday to nearly two years in federal prison for conspiring to steal more than $500,000 that was intended for public housing for the disabled, according to the U.S. Attorney General’s Office. In addition...