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A former Burbank police officer is seeking a new trial after a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge dismissed his allegations of being fired after complaining of workplace harassment. Christopher Lee Dunn claimed he suffered years of ridicule based on...
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After 10 months on the force, Burbank Police Officer Matthew Pavelka responded to a call for backup at the Ramada Inn parking lot. It would be the rookie’s last ride. The routine stop in November 2003 escalated into a hail of gunfire that left...
Regarding Paul Carney's Feb. 22 letter, “Close that open space and put people to work,” I am compelled to chime in, because I was involved with land-use issues in the Crescenta Valley for years. Carney's admonishments that “nobody cares...
City attorneys issued a notice on Wednesday that they were culling together documents in response to our latest request for employee bonus-payout information, essentially the same request they denied on Dec. 9. People around here clearly agree with our...
I'm amazed, frankly. City scandals from Bell to Vernon abound. The city of Burbank itself faces seemingly endless police litigation and questions about nepotism within every one of its departments. Despite all this, the good people inside that...
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A 27-year-old man pleaded not guilty Thursday to shooting an arrow through a window of his elderly neighbor’s house in January. No one was hurt in the incident, which left an arrow lodged in a wall of the couple’s bedroom. According to...
Back in December, I wrote about predictions for the coming year, and here we are only three weeks into January and already two have come true. What's funny was one was tongue-in-cheek and the other serious. As a joke, I said the Burbank Leader and...
Dennis Barlow, who has been Burbank's city attorney for 14 years, announced plans this week to step down in September. Before his arrival in Burbank, he worked as senior assistant city attorney in San Bernardino and in the county counsel's office in...
Investigations and court proceedings regarding brutality allegations against the Burbank Police Department continue to move forward as the new year begins. One of the most recent court cases alleging officer misconduct was filed in September at Los...
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LOS ANGELES — A 36-year-old gang member convicted of killing a 16-year-old Burbank boy and trying to kill his four friends 20 years ago announced on Thursday that he has retained a new attorney, prompting the judge to postpone his sentencing....
The sentencing for a 36-year-old gang member convicted of killing a 16-year-old Burbank boy and trying to kill his four friends 20 years ago was postponed Thursday. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Bob Bowers rescheduled Rodolfo Gallegos’...
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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...
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