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  • Appellate court dismisses bias suit filed by Burbank police officer

    A former Burbank police officer's retaliation lawsuit against the city will be thrown out after a state appellate court agreed to dismiss the case. Former Burbank Police Det. Pete Allen sued the city two years ago, claiming that he was fired in...
  • Letter: Bicycle use lessens vehicle traffic

    Re: “Bikes have made the street unsafe,” Mailbag, Sept.10. The bikeway doesn’t slow traffic, it speeds it up by allowing bicyclists to travel to the right of the motor vehicle lane. Bicycles are considered vehicles under state law, and...
  • Burbank police union asks for decision on reinstatement

    The Burbank police union filed a grievance with the city recently, arguing that the city manager failed to make a timely decision on whether to reinstate a former officer. The grievance centers around the case of former Sgt. Chris Canales, sources said,...
  • In Theory: The high court rules in favor of prayer

    A divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday in the case of Town of Greece, New York v. Galloway et al., that it does not violate the Constitution to offer sectarian prayers during open local government meetings, even if the majority of the prayers offered...
  • House nixes amendment allowing Bob Hope Airport to adopt airport curfew

    House nixes amendment allowing Bob Hope Airport to adopt airport curfew
    The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday narrowly defeated an amendment to an appropriations act that would have allowed the Bob Hope Airport to adopt a mandatory curfew. The Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act failed...
  • Congress attempts to change captivity rules for orcas, marine life

    Congress attempts to change captivity rules for orcas, marine life
    In a bipartisan decision Thursday, U.S. Congress took a step to change how orcas are kept in captivity, a debate propelled by the 2013 documentary “Blackfish,” which tells the story of Tilikum, a 12,000-pound killer-whale who killed Sea...
  • Letter: Support hosting the Special Olympics

    At the City Council meeting on May 6, Burbank City Council will discuss and determine if Burbank will act as a Host Town for the Special Olympics in July 2015. Among the important considerations for city leadership will be the cost of hosting, as well...
  • In Theory: On crime and punishment and Sharia law

    The Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party, known as PAS, a political party with a strong base in the Malaysian state of Kelantan, pushed through the Sharia Criminal Code Enactment (II) 1993, which calls for hudud, or extreme corporal punishment when there is strong...
  • Memorial Day event speaker Jimmy Weldon talks renewing patriotism

    Memorial Day event speaker Jimmy Weldon talks renewing patriotism
    An aircraft flyover by the Condor Squadron kicked off this year’s Memorial Day service held at the war memorial at McCambridge Park on Monday. World War II veteran and actor Jimmy Weldon was featured during the ceremony with his well-known speech...
  • Op-Ed: Ending conversion therapy for LGBT youth

    Kirk Murphy was 5 years old when his mother took him to see a therapist. She was concerned because he liked to play with girl’s toys. The therapist assured his mother that he could help Kirk act more like a boy. After 10 months of treatment that...
  • Bob Hope Airport EIR reportedly $2M over budget

    The process of developing an environmental impact report for a new 14-gate terminal at Bob Hope Airport has gone $2 million over budget for the current fiscal year, a cost that's being covered by dipping into the airport's reserve funds. At the...
  • Letter: Housing issue and a lack of leadership

    With the exception of David Gordon, the rest of Burbank’s City Council members are utterly useless. Take for example the contentious housing issue (“Housing issue pushes buttons,” April 5). While this elected body dithers around trying...