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  • 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...
  • Burbank Editorial: Walmart ruling stems from early oversights

     Burbank Editorial: Walmart ruling stems from early oversights
    Those opposing the proposed Walmart in the Empire Center were no doubt relieved — and proponents dismayed — when a judge ruled this week that Burbank must rescind the project's building permits. If the Walmart project is to proceed, Judge...
  • Judge finalizes Walmart ruling

    A tentative ruling that halted Walmart's plans —at least temporarily — for a store near the Empire Center was finalized Friday. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Allan J. Goodman's final judgment confirms that Burbank officials must...
  • Council approves more spending to pay law firm

    The City Council set aside another $50,000 last week to continue to pay a law firm to represent Burbank in ongoing labor negotiations between the city and two bargaining groups — the recently formed Burbank City Attorneys Assn. and the Burbank...
  • In Theory: What is our obligation to help the poor?

    Several Republican congressmen have come under fire for quoting the Bible as justification for cutting nutritional assistance to America's poor. Congress has moved to slash more than $4 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP...
  • Burbank will appeal ruling by U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

    The Burbank City Council authorized a petition Tuesday to appeal a ruling by the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals that a former Burbank police detective can sue the city for allegedly placing him on administrative leave for disclosing police misconduct....
  • Burbank sued over funds transfers

    A Burbank resident has filed a lawsuit against the city claiming that Burbank's long-running practice of transferring funds from the city's utility to its General Fund is illegal. The suit calls upon the court to order the city to quash the practice,...
  • Measuring the cost of health in Burbank

    Measuring the cost of health in Burbank
    One Tuesday a month, Stephen Houlemard gets a ride to the Glendale Free Clinic, located on the second floor of the First United Methodist Church of Glendale, from a friend. Houlemard, a Temple City resident, comes to the clinic to monitor the diseases...
  • 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...
  • Op-Ed: Shedding light on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court

    The recent leaks of NSA programs to the Washington Post and Guardian newspapers have awakened a strong desire among many Americans to know more about how the Intelligence Community conducts its business. Americans expect their government to do the utmost...
  • In Theory: Where do you stand on 'stand your ground'?

    In Theory: Where do you stand on 'stand your ground'?
    In February 2012, teenager Trayvon Martin was shot dead by George Zimmerman in Sanford, Fla. Last month, Zimmerman was found not guilty of second-degree murder and freed. The circumstances of the shooting caused an uproar. Martin was an unarmed 17-year-...
  • California Supreme Court rejects bid to halt same-sex marriages

    California Supreme Court rejects bid to halt same-sex marriages
    The California Supreme Court refused Monday to halt same-sex marriages while considering a legal bid to revive Proposition 8. In a brief order, the state high court rejected a request by ProtectMarriage, the sponsors of the 2008 ballot measure, to...