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  • Walmart to fight injunction on Burbank store in state appellate court

    Walmart officials on Tuesday said they will take their case for starting construction on a new store in Burbank to a state appellate court after a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge ruled he doesn’t have jurisdiction to hear the appeal....
  • Owners of Burbank recording studios plead guilty to fraud

    Two brothers who own two Burbank-based recording studios have agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy to commit loan fraud after reportedly scamming three banks out of $1.7 million in loans to fund their music business, officials announced Friday. The...
  • Judge rejects bid to halt California high-speed rail project

    Judge rejects bid to halt California high-speed rail project
    A Sacramento County judge has rejected a bid by agricultural interests to temporarily halt California's bullet train project in the Central Valley until a lawsuit can be decided. After a three-hour hearing, Superior Court Judge Timothy Frawley on Friday...
  • Campaign treasurer agrees to eight-year sentence

    Former campaign treasurer Kinde Durkee agreed Tuesday with a recommendation by federal prosecutors that she be sentenced to eight years in prison for stealing $7 million from as many as 50 political clients, including U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein. Such...
  • 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...
  • Walmart battle enters its next phase

    Walmart battle enters its next phase
    Walmart has filed a motion seeking to lift an injunction that has prevented the retailer from constructing a store in Burbank prior to the outcome of a lawsuit brought by three residents. The motion was filed last week after a Los Angeles County...
  • State hits Burbank with huge tab for redevelopment wind-down

    State finance officials have ordered Burbank to hand over $42 million in former redevelopment funds for distribution to taxing entities, stunning city officials who in January had pegged a far lower tab of $11.7 million. “We were very...
  • Judge to rule on motion to dismiss Burbank police officer's wrongful termination lawsuit

    A judge this week is slated to rule on the city’s request to dismiss a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by a former Burbank police officer. The officer, Pete Allen, was fired three years ago after he lied to internal investigators about...
  • Smoking law gets tougher again

    Burbank smokers have six months to change their smoking habits around their homes. The City Council this week voted 3 to 1 to prohibit smoking on private balconies and patios in multifamily residences. Smokers will also be prohibited from smoking in or...
  • Briefly In Public Safety: Coach must attend counseling

    A judge on Monday agreed to dismiss a misdemeanor battery case against a popular youth baseball coach pending his completion of general counseling. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Dorothy Reyes told Francisco Jose Sandoval that she would dismiss...
  • Officer pulled from lawsuit

    LOS ANGELES — A Burbank police officer's discrimination lawsuit against the department has no merit and cannot go forward, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled Friday. Judge Joanne O'Donnell ruled that Elfego Rodriguez, who is of Guatemalan...
  • Mailbag: Jaywalking law needs to be enforced

    I am sick of reading all the garbage about crossing a street in an unmarked area. Hello, this is called jaywalking — always has been, and it deserves a ticket. Why do the people in Glendale and Burbank feel we all must bow down and change the...