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  • Fired Burbank officer to get job back

    A former Burbank police sergeant fired four years ago in connection with alleged misconduct during the Porto's robbery investigation will be reinstated, his lawyer said, marking an unprecedented move in the multiyear saga that cost 10 officers their jobs....
  • Burbank man sentenced 26 years to life in stabbing case

    Burbank man sentenced 26 years to life in stabbing case
    A 27-year-old Burbank man was sentenced to 26 years to life in state prison Wednesday after he was convicted of fatally stabbing his on-and-off girlfriend 19 times in her neck. Stephen Joanou Jr. was convicted of first-degree murder in March in the death...
  • Judge denies former police officer's petition to reverse termination

    A judge on Friday denied a former Burbank police officer's petition to reverse his termination and award him back pay and benefits, four years after he was fired for alleged misconduct during the investigation into a robbery at Porto's Bakery in 2007....
  • BUSD sexual harassment case nets $3.2 million in attorney fees

    Attorneys representing a woman who filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against the Burbank Unified School District were recently awarded more than $3.2 million, according to recently released court records. Danielle Baez filed a lawsuit against Burbank...
  • In Theory: Evangelicals for immigration reform

    In Theory: Evangelicals for immigration reform
    Reforming America's immigration laws to allow undocumented immigrants to apply for citizenship has long been seen as a cause championed by liberals. But now a group that's not exactly known for liberal ideas has joined the call to relax immigration...
  • Appellate court rules former Burbank police detective can sue city

    The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday ruled a former Burbank police detective can sue the city for allegedly placing him on administrative leave for disclosing abuse against suspects by fellow officers. The court’s 11-judge panel also...
  • Court rejects amended TSA complaint from woman who tried to carry applesauce, snacks on flight

    Court rejects amended TSA complaint from woman who tried to carry applesauce, snacks on flight
    The woman who clashed with security officers at Bob Hope Airport while trying to board a plane with applesauce and other snacks in April 2009 is struggling to keep a civil rights claim against the Transportation Security Administration from being tossed...
  • Lincoln Park toys can stay for now

    Lincoln Park toys can stay for now
    The riding toys at Burbank's Lincoln Park aren't going anywhere just yet. The City Council on Tuesday asked officials to hold off on plans to remove the growing collection of used toys — which were scheduled for removal Wednesday — from...
  • Moratorium on porn production lifted one week after positive HIV test

    An adult-film trade group has lifted an industry-wide moratorium on porn production that was prompted by an actress' positive HIV test. Free Speech Coalition, a Canoga Park-based trade association for the porn industry, called for the moratorium a...
  • In Theory: How would you update the 'I have a dream' speech?

    Aug. 28 marked the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous “I have a dream” speech, which some say was so peppered with scriptural allusions that it was more sermon than speech. Clarence Jones, a civil rights activist who...
  • Traffic citations as a fundraising tool

    I was just robbed by the cities of Burbank and Los Angeles. I committed the unpardonable sin of making an illegal U-turn on Magnolia Boulevard last June. A $35 traffic infraction was magnified by our cities’ and state’s need for money and...
  • Judge: Burbank must rescind Walmart building permits

    Judge: Burbank must rescind Walmart building permits
    Citing street improvements more than a dozen years overdue and a flawed environmental impact report, a judge said Wednesday that Burbank officials must rescind building permits issued to Walmart to open a store in the Empire Center. “The city...