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  • Burbank not alone in funds transfers suit

    At least four cities, including Burbank, have been sued in roughly the last year for what plaintiffs have called an illegal practice in which cities transfer millions of water fund dollars to their respective General Funds. The lawsuit filed against...
  • Holiday Inn cancels cannabis seminar reservation in Burbank

    Following a police inquiry, a $250-per-person marijuana seminar run under an opaque name saw a recent Burbank program canceled, resulting in a last-minute move from the Holiday Inn to Universal City, something its organizer decried as “un-American.&...
  • In Theory: Should the prison at Guantanamo be closed?

    The Pentagon has appointed an envoy tasked with shutting down the prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. The prison, which holds terror suspects including those involved in planning the 9/11 attacks, currently holds 164 detainees, 17 of whom are on hunger...
  • Measuring the cost of health in Burbank

    Measuring the cost of health in Burbank
    One Tuesday a month, Stephen Houlemard gets a ride to the Glendale Free Clinic, located on the second floor of the First United Methodist Church of Glendale, from a friend. Houlemard, a Temple City resident, comes to the clinic to monitor the diseases...
  • Fatal blaze: 'It was just a raging fire; it was horrible,' neighbor says

    Fatal blaze: 'It was just a raging fire; it was horrible,' neighbor says
    A house fire that claimed the life of a 69-year-old woman and injured two others Saturday night grew to a deadly strength very quickly, according to a neighbor. The woman, identified by Los Angeles County coroner’s officials as Irmhild Marcaccio,...
  • Guest Column: Rooting for the Affordable Care Act

    Kudos to the Burbank Leader for reminding us all why the Affordable Care Act was needed and the difference it will make in the lives of thousands of our neighbors who have been shut out of the health insurance marketplace for so long. Unfortunately,...
  • Letter: City was in breach of its obligations

    Letter: City was in breach of its obligations
    With all of the pending development in the city (the proposed hotels downtown, the expansion of the airport terminal, Talaria at Burbank, the vacant Osh store), I encourage every interested resident to read the L.A. Superior Court's final ruling on...
  • Burbank hit with age and race discrimination lawsuit

    A Burbank man filed a lawsuit against the city of Burbank last month claiming age and race discrimination after he was not hired for several city jobs for which he said he was qualified.  Marco Gonzalez, 49, claimed he was passed over for employment...
  • Governor signs Gatto's hit-and-run bill into law

    Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law on Saturday a bill that addresses the high number of hit-and-run offenses in California. The legislation, AB 184, introduced by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake), extends the current three-year statute of...
  • Burbank sued over funds transfers

    A Burbank resident has filed a lawsuit against the city claiming that Burbank's long-running practice of transferring funds from the city's utility to its General Fund is illegal. The suit calls upon the court to order the city to quash the practice,...
  • Burbank police officer on leave amid 'serious' allegations

    Burbank police officer on leave amid 'serious' allegations
    Another Burbank police officer has been placed on administrative leave following a series of “serious” allegations that could lead to criminal charges, Police Chief Scott LaChasse said Friday. Officials declined to identify the employee...
  • In Theory: Where do you stand on 'stand your ground'?

    In Theory: Where do you stand on 'stand your ground'?
    In February 2012, teenager Trayvon Martin was shot dead by George Zimmerman in Sanford, Fla. Last month, Zimmerman was found not guilty of second-degree murder and freed. The circumstances of the shooting caused an uproar. Martin was an unarmed 17-year-...