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  • Burbank opts to appeal police detective verdict

    For the second time, Burbank has decided to continue fighting a jury verdict, this time involving a $150,000 award to an Armenian American police detective who said he was harassed and discriminated against because of his ethnicity. Burbank City Atty....
  • Convicted pimp's lawsuit against Burbank PD is tossed out

    Convicted pimp's lawsuit against Burbank PD is tossed out
    Calling the complaint “frivolous and malicious,” a federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit filed against the Burbank Police Department in which a convicted pimp claimed false imprisonment and racial profiling stemming from charges filed against...
  • Burbank clamps down on roving ads after 'topless maids' hoopla

    Burbank clamps down on roving ads after 'topless maids' hoopla
    This story has been amended, see note below for details. Burbank is clamping down on roving billboard ads after brightly colored vans touting topless maid services caused a stir and prompted complaints from the public. Under a new ordinance,...
  • Former Burbank police officer sues city

    A former Burbank police officer has filed a federal lawsuit against the city alleging that he was wrongfully terminated in retaliation for suing the city four years ago for racial discrimination and harassment. The lawsuit was filed last week in U.S....
  • Judge orders city to pay up

    A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge this week issued a tentative ruling that would force Burbank to pay roughly $929,500 to cover the legal fees incurred by a former deputy police chief who won a nearly $1.3-million judgment for claims that he faced...
  • Man pleads guilty to killing Burbank police officer in 2003

    Man pleads guilty to killing Burbank police officer in 2003
    David A. Garcia, the man accused of killing Burbank Police Officer Matthew Pavelka in November 2003, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and other charges Tuesday. Garcia, 28, was immediately sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of...
  • Taylor trial: Witness says investigation didn't show evidence of interference

    The attorney for a former Burbank deputy police chief who claims he was fired because he complained about internal issues questioned the validity Thursday of an outside investigator's report that played a role in his client's termination. The former...
  • Man sentenced to 30 months for flashing laser at private plane, Pasadena police helicopter

    A North Hollywood man who aimed a commercial-grade laser at a private airplane and a Pasadena police helicopter was sentenced Monday to 30 months in federal prison. Adam Gardenhire, 19, pleaded guilty in October to one count of aiming the beam of a...
  • Supreme Court has menu of options in gay marriage case

    Supreme Court has menu of options in gay marriage case
    WASHINGTON — Four years ago, many gay rights advocates shook their heads when super-lawyers Theodore B. Olson and David Boies announced they would challenge California's ban on gay marriages in federal court and take the case all the way to the U.S....
  • Supreme Court expresses skepticism over upholding Prop. 8

    The Supreme Court asked skeptical questions Tuesday of former Reagan administration lawyer Charles J. Cooper about his assertion that California’s ban on gay marriage should be upheld. Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. questioned Cooper as to...
  • Prop. 8 hearing is milestone in years-long saga

    The mood was electric that crisp, clear February day as couples lined up at San Francisco City Hall to be among the first to get licenses for same-sex marriages in California. Nine tortuous years followed: The state high court halted and invalidated the...
  • Burbank daycare owner, employee plead not guilty in case of suffocated infant

    A Burbank daycare owner and her employee pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges that an 11-month-old boy in their care died last year after allegedly suffocating from a car seat chest strap, officials said. Milena Nikodijevic, 51, owner of Twinkle Little...