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  • Man accused of stabbing to death girlfriend's son competent to stand trial

    A 27-year-old man accused of stabbing to death his girlfriend’s son – a student at David Starr Jordan Middle School in Burbank – was found mentally competent to stand trial after a months-long psychiatric evaluation, authorities said....
  • In Theory: The high court rules in favor of prayer

    A divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday in the case of Town of Greece, New York v. Galloway et al., that it does not violate the Constitution to offer sectarian prayers during open local government meetings, even if the majority of the prayers offered...
  • Former Burbank police officer sentenced to 30 months in federal prison

    A former Burbank police officer was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison Monday after pleading guilty to lying to investigators during a probe into an alleged scheme involving his girlfriend and her estranged husband. Anthony Valento, 44, pleaded...
  • Schiff calls Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling 'setback for women's health'

    Schiff calls Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling 'setback for women's health'
    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), whose district office is located about a mile from where a Hobby Lobby store will open on Friday, criticized the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of the arts-and-crafts supply retailer to pay insurance covering...
  • Letter: Hobby Lobby runs an unfair business

    Hobby Lobby's expansion and Supreme Court win is Burbank's loss. After wondering who would fill OSH's empty storefront, we now know it's going to be Hobby Lobby. Personally, had it been any other store I'd be a happy camper, but I'm not setting foot in...
  • In Theory: Is the United States making a right turn?

    The U.S. Navy, which earlier began allowing "humanist" as a designated religious preference despite the fact that many humanists are atheists, recently rejected its first application from a humanist chaplain. Days later, the U.S. Senate approved a...
  • North Hollywood man indicted in smuggling ring to bring Armenians to the U.S.

    A 44-year-old North Hollywood man was indicted on a charge of being the ringleader of a smuggling ring that brought Armenian nationals into the U.S. through Moscow and Mexico. Grigor Chatalyan was arrested Sunday trying to enter the U.S. from Mexico...
  • City declines further appeals in alleged Burbank Police corruption case

    The Burbank City Council voted last week to not seek any further appeals in a case that ended with a $1.3-million award to a former deputy police chief who alleged corruption within the Burbank Police Department. In May, a three-judge panel on the Court...
  • 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...
  • Water-rate complaint denied

    Burbank city attorneys have filed a response denying the allegations set forth in a lawsuit in which a Burbank resident accused the city of making illegal wire transfers from its utility to the city’s General Fund, according to court records. In a...
  • 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...