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  • 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...
  • 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: Evangelicals for immigration reform

    In Theory: Evangelicals for immigration reform
    Reforming America's immigration laws to allow undocumented immigrants to apply for citizenship has long been seen as a cause championed by liberals. But now a group that's not exactly known for liberal ideas has joined the call to relax immigration...
  • Convicted pimp accuses police of racial profiling and false imprisonment

    A convicted pimp has filed a $2.9-million lawsuit against the Burbank Police Department and the city claiming false imprisonment and racial profiling stemming from charges filed against him more than two years ago that were eventually dismissed. In...
  • Cost of Burbank police litigation hits $7.1 million

    Cost of Burbank police litigation hits $7.1 million
    The cost incurred by the city as it continues to defend itself against a slew of lawsuits filed by former and current police officers has hit $7.1 million and counting, officials announced recently. And most of the cases — which center on claims...
  • Injunction against future Burbank Walmart lifted

    This story has been corrected. See details below. An injunction that had prevented Walmart from starting work on a new store adjacent to the Empire Center has been lifted, but the outcome of a lawsuit filed by three residents to force a number of street...
  • Convicted pimp's lawsuit against Burbank PD is tossed out

    Convicted pimp's lawsuit against Burbank PD is tossed out
    Calling the complaint “frivolous and malicious,” a federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit filed against the Burbank Police Department in which a convicted pimp claimed false imprisonment and racial profiling stemming from charges filed against...
  • The point of the 2nd Amendment

    Kudos to Bryan Griem for his wise and balanced response in The Leader's “In Theory” column (“God, guns and country,” Dec. 29). His point that guns in the hands of a law-abiding citizenry are “peacemakers” stood in sharp...
  • Schiff hails legislation for DNA collection of those arrested for felonies

    Schiff hails legislation for DNA collection of those arrested for felonies
    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) on Monday hailed the bipartisan support of a bill that would award grants to states that start programs to collect DNA samples of people arrested on suspicion of violent felonies. The legislation, which is headed to...
  • Former Burbank police officer sues city

    A former Burbank police officer has filed a federal lawsuit against the city alleging that he was wrongfully terminated in retaliation for suing the city four years ago for racial discrimination and harassment. The lawsuit was filed last week in U.S....
  • Court agrees to rehear Burbank police case

    The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has agreed to rehear a whistleblower lawsuit filed by a former Burbank police detective that a federal three-judge appellate court panel dismissed in August. Oral arguments in the case filed by Angelo Dahlia are...
  • Former Burbank officer refiles suit

    A former police officer filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against the city of Burbank in Los Angeles County Superior Court last week, roughly two weeks after a U.S. District Court judge ruled that the original claim did not belong in federal court....