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  • Burbank to press state on law barring non-officials from closed session meetings

    Burbank plans to press state officials on laws that prevent newly elected candidates from attending City Council closed sessions in the lead-up to them taking office, arguing the ban forces a steep learning curve that can hinder city business. The City...
  • Leader Editorial: Burbank council should listen to city's attorney

    Every week many private and public entities across the state welcome new employees to the job. These workers are knowledgeable about the broad scope of the tasks ahead, or they wouldn't have been hired in the first place. Nonetheless, their employers...
  • Judge wants more study

    A judge has put off ruling on the city's motion to dismiss a former Burbank police officer's wrongful termination lawsuit, saying she needs more time to evaluate the case. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Donna Fields Goldstein had been slated to...
  • In Theory: Where do you stand on 'stand your ground'?

    In Theory: Where do you stand on 'stand your ground'?
    In February 2012, teenager Trayvon Martin was shot dead by George Zimmerman in Sanford, Fla. Last month, Zimmerman was found not guilty of second-degree murder and freed. The circumstances of the shooting caused an uproar. Martin was an unarmed 17-year-...
  • Burbank police officer lawsuit takes procedural detour

    A former police officer who filed a federal wrongful termination lawsuit against the city last month is dismissing the case for procedural reasons. Separate from the lawsuit filed in March, Elfego Rodriguez in December asked the court to reverse the...
  • Bullet train authority settles Central Valley environmental suit

    Bullet train authority settles Central Valley environmental suit
    A lawsuit alleging that approval of the high-speed rail system’s first sections in the Central Valley violated state environmental laws was settled Thursday, eliminating a legal obstacle that could have delayed construction. A Sacramento County...
  • In Theory: Illegal immigration: WWJD?

    There are some 11 million undocumented people in America. Arguments rage about what can be done about them, from deporting each one to awarding citizenship depending on length of time in the U.S. In the story of the good Samaritan, Jesus overturned the...
  • Council alters housing rules

    To comply with state law, the Burbank City Council on Tuesday changed its zoning code to allow transitional and sober-living housing facilities in residential areas. The move didn't sit well with Councilman David Gordon, who said he felt the...
  • In Theory: Can believers and nonbelievers find common ground?

    Can believers and nonbelievers connect? Is there a common ground they can agree on? Writing in the New York Times, T. M. Luhrmann thinks there may be, but admits it's going to be difficult. The author of "When God Talks Back: Understanding the...
  • IMAX lawsuit claims former employee stole technology secrets and made copycat projectors in China

    Claiming a trail of corporate espionage from Canada to China and then to an office on West Magnolia Boulevard, IMAX Corp. has accused a Burbank company and its international affiliates of using stolen technology to distribute IMAX copycat giant-screen...
  • Appellate court rules former Burbank police detective can sue city

    The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday ruled a former Burbank police detective can sue the city for allegedly placing him on administrative leave for disclosing abuse against suspects by fellow officers. The court’s 11-judge panel also...
  • Court rejects amended TSA complaint from woman who tried to carry applesauce, snacks on flight

    Court rejects amended TSA complaint from woman who tried to carry applesauce, snacks on flight
    The woman who clashed with security officers at Bob Hope Airport while trying to board a plane with applesauce and other snacks in April 2009 is struggling to keep a civil rights claim against the Transportation Security Administration from being tossed...