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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Burbank plaintiff in Prop. 8 case: 'Today is a great day to be American'

    Burbank plaintiff in Prop. 8 case: 'Today is a great day to be American'
    Late last year, after the U.S. Supreme Court decided to take up the Proposition 8 case, Paul Katami of Burbank – one of the lead plaintiffs – expressed what he hoped would happen at its end. “We hope that history has taught us one...
  • 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...
  • Rep. Adam Schiff on Supreme Court decisions: 'Love is love'

    Rep. Adam Schiff on Supreme Court decisions: 'Love is love'
    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) called Wednesday a “huge day for the cause of equality” after the U.S. Supreme Court issued a pair of rulings essentially affirming the rights of gay couples to marry. The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that the...
  • Prop. 8: 'This is far from over,' says law professor who supported ban

    Although the Supreme Court cleared the way for same-sex marriages to resume in California, the procedural decision also leaves open the likelihood of further litigation over Proposition 8. “This is far from over, I can tell you,” said...
  • Burbank couple revel in U.S. Supreme Court decision

    Burbank couple revel in U.S. Supreme Court decision
    Standing on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday, the scene was exactly what Paul Katami and his partner, Jeff Zarrillo, had hoped for when they started their journey more than three years ago. The highest court in the land had just...