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  • City of Burbank agrees to $1.4M settlement in Dahlia case

    The city has reached a $1.4-million settlement with a former Burbank police detective who sued the city for retaliation after he was fired four years ago for alleged misconduct during the investigation into a takeover robbery at Porto’s Bakery in...
  • In Theory: Should the U.N. recognize Yom Kippur?

    Although over the years the relationship between Israel and the United Nations has been somewhat rocky due to the Palestinian issue, 32 nations, including the United States, in late July sent a letter to a U.N. committee asking that the body recognize...
  • Letter: Suggestions for addressing poverty

    Re: “Panel addresses strategies on poverty,” Aug. 9. Here are some of the ideas I presented to the Glendale Housing Authority on July 29: 1. Create a business incubator for the unemployed and those on welfare with an annual 100 participant...
  • Gatto bill would try to keep movie, TV productions in California

    Gatto bill would try to keep movie, TV productions in California
    The allocation for the state's program to keep film and television jobs in California may expand to $400 million — quadrupling the current amount — if legislation that passed the Senate Appropriations Committee with a 5-0 vote on Thursday...
  • Commission to host public forum in Burbank

    The public will have an opportunity to weigh in on the services offered by Burbank police as the department seeks voluntary accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. The commission will host a public forum at...
  • Burb's Eye View: Rosie proves to be quite the attraction at local shop

    Burb's Eye View: Rosie proves to be quite the attraction at local shop
    It’s hard to say why people fall in love with Rosie: maybe it’s the beauty mark on her nose or the way she’s perfected the pinup pose. During an al fresco lunch on Magnolia Boulevard, Rosie’s owners, Bryan and Jamie Blair,...
  • Op-Ed: Access to epi-pens could save a child's life

    Food allergies are on the rise in the United States. Currently, an estimated one in 13 children in the U.S. lives with a food allergy. According to national food allergy guidelines, epinephrine is the treatment that should be given first when a person...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...