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  • 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,...
  • Valento pleads not guilty

    Valento pleads not guilty
    A Burbank police officer pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges that he solicited money in exchange for attempting to sway prosecutors in a criminal case against his girlfriend’s estranged husband and lied to federal officials. Anthony Valento is...
  • 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...
  • In Theory: Should schools be a party to religious charities?

    Two schools have decided to pull out of a charity toy drive after being challenged by the American Humanist Assn. over separation of church and state issues. East Point Academy in West Columbia, S.C., and SkyView Academy in Highlands Ranch, Colo., have...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Hearing held for Santa Monica Pier stabbing suspects

    Attorneys for three Burbank men charged in connection with a double stabbing at the Santa Monica Pier in January said Monday that one of the men was defending himself after being provoked and attacked, while the other two weren’t involved in 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...
  • Nonprofit group files petition against Burbank IKEA expansion

    Nonprofit group files petition against Burbank IKEA expansion
    A social advocacy nonprofit organization is asking a judge to void the city’s approval of the IKEA expansion project, arguing that the city failed to prepare an adequate environmental impact report, records show. Citizens Advocating Rational...
  • 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...
  • Woman files discrimination lawsuit against city of Burbank

    A 50-year-old African American city employee has filed a lawsuit against the city of Burbank alleging race and age discrimination after multiple unsuccessful attempts to get a new job with the city, records show. Terri Quickley, an 11-year city clerical...
  • 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...