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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Murder case against tennis umpire is dropped

    Murder case against tennis umpire is dropped
    From the beginning, the death of professional tennis umpire Lois Goodman's husband was beset by contradictions. When Alan Goodman, 80, was found dead in April at the couple's Woodland Hills condominium, paramedics noticed a suspicious cut to the side of...
  • Burbank police officer's firing questioned

    The Burbank City Council was caught off guard Tuesday when a speaker broke the news to elected officials that an arbitrator in an advisory decision ruled that one of the 10 police officers fired in 2010 in the wake of the infamous Porto’s robbery...
  • Burbank hit with age and race discrimination lawsuit

    A Burbank man filed a lawsuit against the city of Burbank last month claiming age and race discrimination after he was not hired for several city jobs for which he said he was qualified.  Marco Gonzalez, 49, claimed he was passed over for employment...
  • Burbank and union at impasse

    The union representing Burbank city attorneys is accusing the city of dragging out new contract negotiations and digging in its heels to the point there is "no possibility" for resolving the dispute without a neutral third party. Negotiations between...