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  • U.S. Supreme Court will not review decision involving former Burbank police detective

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied the city’s request to review a lower court’s decision that a former police detective was protected under the First Amendment when he reported officer misconduct. The city filed a petition with the...
  • In Theory: On discrimination based on religious beliefs

    Although Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has since vetoed it, lawmakers in that state recently approved a measure to allow business owners to refuse service to gays and other groups if it is perceived to violate the practice and observance of the business owner's...
  • In Theory: Is 'radicalization' child abuse?

    The mayor of London wrote in a March 2 column in the Daily Telegraph that Muslim children who are at risk of radicalization by their parents are victims of child abuse and should be removed from their homes. Mayor Boris Johnson says that such a move...
  • Burb's Eye View: Copter noise propels a call for relief

    Burb's Eye View: Copter noise propels a call for relief
    If you want to know how bad the helicopter noise gets in Burbank, ask a horse. Residents in the Rancho neighborhood around the L.A. Equestrian Center are accustomed to the thwap-thwapping of the choppers that zip along the Ventura (134) Freeway on their...
  • 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...
  • Burbank town hall covers group homes, pot holes and other resident concerns

    The Burbank City Council heard a wide variety of concerns at Tuesday’s town hall meeting, with residents griping about group homes potentially moving into residential areas, inadequate public noticing on city meetings and hearings, pot holes on city...
  • In Theory: Electing to bypass natural selection

    A Missouri lawmaker, Rep. Rick Brattin (R-Harrisonville), contends that public school children in his state who question Darwinian theory are ridiculed. He introduced a bill into the state's General Assembly that would allow parents to opt their...
  • Group recognizes Burbank's historic preservation efforts

    Group recognizes Burbank's historic preservation efforts
    Burbank earned an A grade from the Los Angeles Conservancy recently for boosting its historic preservation efforts during the past few years by designating several homes as local landmarks and stepping up an outreach campaign. It’s an improvement...
  • 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...
  • Land-use expert talks group homes with Burbank residents

    A land-use law expert spoke with roughly 50 residents and city officials Monday, suggesting ways to tighten the city’s rules surrounding group homes. The issue has caused a stir in Burbank in recent months since the city adopted its state-...
  • Council decides more study needed regarding group home issue

    Council decides more study needed regarding group home issue
    The Burbank City Council on Tuesday continued the discussion on how to effectively and legally regulate group homes in residential neighborhoods, ultimately requesting that city staff bring back more information on a number of ideas generated by...
  • Group housing issue pushes buttons

    The Burbank City Council on Tuesday continued the discussion on how to effectively and legally regulate group homes in residential neighborhoods, ultimately requesting that city staff bring back more information on a number of ideas generated by council...