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  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Trial involving convicted sex offender, Burbank school district to begin

    A lawsuit alleging Burbank Unified officials failed to properly oversee a teacher — convicted of having sex with a middle school student in 2009 — is scheduled to go to trial later this month. Amy Beck, then an instructor at David Starr...
  • Trial begins for man accused of fatally stabbing on-and-off girlfriend

    Opening statements began Monday in the trial of a Burbank man accused of fatally stabbing his on-and-off girlfriend two years ago. Stephen Joanou Jr., 27, is accused of killing Patrina Sabella, then 32, who was found dead behind a shed at South...
  • In Theory: Electing to bypass natural selection

    A Missouri lawmaker, Rep. Rick Brattin (R-Harrisonville), contends that public school children in his state who question Darwinian theory are ridiculed. He introduced a bill into the state's General Assembly that would allow parents to opt their...
  • Protesters, patrons clash outside Burbank Hobby Lobby

    Protesters, patrons clash outside Burbank Hobby Lobby
    Between 20 and 30 protesters confronted shoppers walking into the new Hobby Lobby on Victory Boulevard in Burbank Friday morning, upset over a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that allowed the company to exempt certain contraceptives from employees'...
  • 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...