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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • In Theory: Belgium, suffering children and euthanasia

    The small European country of Belgium is in the news after its parliament voted to remove age restrictions from the country's euthanasia laws. If King Philippe signs the bill into law, it means children will be eligible for euthanasia. Belgium has...
  • Burbank attorneys union files lawsuit against city

    The Burbank city attorneys union has filed a lawsuit against the city, claiming it forced the employees to pay a portion of their employee retirement contributions, which they argued the city had long ago agreed to cover. The Burbank City Attorneys Assn....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Bizarre turnaround by Burroughs brass

    I have a teenage daughter who is an athlete at Burroughs High School. When I informed her that there would now be no punishment for the ball players who didn’t drink (“Suspensions lifted for 7 baseball players,” May 7), but who refused...
  • Burbank shouldn't appeal judge's ruling

    Many thanks to Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Ann I. Jones for ruling against the city of Burbank in the lawsuit filed by the Leader that will force the city to release detailed salary information regarding bonus amounts paid to city employees....
  • Brancato hearing pushed back again

    A 70-year-old Burbank man accused of beating his wife to death appeared in court Wednesday in a wheelchair after suffering from a fractured shoulder and back spasms while in jail, his attorney said. Joseph Brancato faces murder charges after allegedly...
  • Leader's court costs are $37,000 and rising

    City officials have yet to reach a decision on whether to appeal a court order to release individual employee bonus amounts, but the tab incurred by the Burbank Leader to obtain the information already stands at $37,000. Pending the outcome of a...
  • City in power-surge dispute

    Squirrels with an appetite for aluminum are at the heart of a dispute between Burbank officials and the owner of a home where appliances have twice been fried because of power surges caused by chomped wires. Last month, John Buxer won a small claims case...