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  • Valento agrees to guilty plea, 30 months in prison

    A Burbank police officer has agreed to plead guilty to one count of making false statements to federal investigators during a probe into an alleged scheme involving his girlfriend and her estranged husband. Anthony Valento, a 17-year-veteran of the...
  • In Theory: On discrimination based on religious beliefs

    Although Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has since vetoed it, lawmakers in that state recently approved a measure to allow business owners to refuse service to gays and other groups if it is perceived to violate the practice and observance of the business owner's...
  • In Theory: Belgium, suffering children and euthanasia

    The small European country of Belgium is in the news after its parliament voted to remove age restrictions from the country's euthanasia laws. If King Philippe signs the bill into law, it means children will be eligible for euthanasia. Belgium has...
  • Burbank attorneys union files lawsuit against city

    The Burbank city attorneys union has filed a lawsuit against the city, claiming it forced the employees to pay a portion of their employee retirement contributions, which they argued the city had long ago agreed to cover. The Burbank City Attorneys Assn....
  • Villalobos sentenced to 26 years to life in stabbing death of Burbank man

    The final chapter of a criminal trial played out in a courtroom Wednesday as the family of a Burbank man who was found dead six years ago with 32 stab wounds heardthe man convicted in the murder being sentenced to 26 years to life in prison with the...
  • Leader Editorial: Lawsuits could result from changing plan

    Although a majority of the Burbank City Council earlier this month passed the housing element of its general plan as required by law, it is in limbo — at least temporarily. The Jan. 7 vote was 3-1. Vice Mayor Dave Gordon was the sole dissenting...
  • Deliberations start in murder case of Burbank resident

    Jurors began their deliberations Tuesday in the murder trial of a man suspected of stabbing a Burbank resident to death nearly six years ago. The jury deliberated for roughly four hours before being dismissed for the day. Deliberations will continue...
  • Fatal love triangle outlined

    Opening statements began Wednesday in the trial of a man accused of fatally stabbing a Burbank man nearly six years ago in what prosecutors said was jealousy over a woman. Jorge Villalobos, 47, is accused of stabbing Glen Giles to death after Giles...
  • Letter: Small businesses play a huge role statewide

    According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, California is home to more than 3.5 million small businesses, which employ more than 37% of all workers in the state. These hard-working and dedicated individuals are the backbone of our local economy,...
  • Burbank fights against termination lawsuit filed by former city employee

    City officials this month denied allegations contained in a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by a former public works employee. The employee, Dale Wagner, 61, sued the city in September for alleged age discrimination and retaliation, claiming that...
  • Burbank not alone in funds transfers suit

    At least four cities, including Burbank, have been sued in roughly the last year for what plaintiffs have called an illegal practice in which cities transfer millions of water fund dollars to their respective General Funds. The lawsuit filed against...
  • Burbank police officer indicted on federal corruption charges

    Burbank police officer indicted on federal corruption charges
    A veteran Burbank police officer was indicted this week on federal corruption charges for his involvement in an alleged bribery scheme involving his girlfriend and her estranged husband. The officer, Anthony Valento, 42, is accused of agreeing to...