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  • Review of litigant's mental health ordered in Home Depot case

    A U.S. District Court judge has ordered an independent mental evaluation of a former manager of a Home Depot in Burbank who claims she was fired due to gender discrimination and because she suffers from vertigo. Danielle Mailhoit contends in her lawsuit...
  • 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....
  • 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 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Three more officers fired

    DOWNTOWN — The Burbank Police Department has severed ties with three more police officers, bringing to 10 the total number of officers fired since the city initiated a probe into allegations of misconduct stemming from the 2007 Porto's Bakery...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...