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  • Schiff hails House vote on DNA collection

    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) this week applauded a vote by U.S House of Representatives to approve a bill that would award grants to states to implement DNA collection for people arrested for felonies. Originally introduced in 2010, the bill bears the...
  • 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...
  • Judge to rule on motion to dismiss Burbank police officer's wrongful termination lawsuit

    A judge this week is slated to rule on the city’s request to dismiss a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by a former Burbank police officer. The officer, Pete Allen, was fired three years ago after he lied to internal investigators about...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Consumer rights group condemns dismissal of former Burbank detective's lawsuit

    Claiming a federal appellate court's dismissal of a former Burbank police detective's lawsuit will have a “powerful chilling effect” on future whistleblowers, a consumer rights advocacy group on Tuesday asked the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of...
  • Prop. 8 ruling cheered locally

    Burbank residents Jeff Zarrillo and Paul Katami — who with a lesbian couple are challenging Proposition 8 — could claim a victory Wednesday after a U.S. District judge ruled the voter-approved law was unconstitutional. U.S. District Chief...
  • Gun World closes doors

    A Burbank gun store cited for violating weapon registration laws is closing this month, but new owners hope to relaunch the business. While the current owners of Gun World on Magnolia Boulevard declined to comment, a sheet of paper taped to the door...
  • Mailbag: Teachers unions are targeting the wrong foe

    Teachers unions are targeting the wrong foe What a shame that the Burbank Teachers Assn. totally missed the teachable moment of the school budget crisis when it came out grabbing in the article "Unions want furlough days canceled" on Sept. 17. The...
  • Olive Avenue Confidential

    Olive Avenue Confidential
    This is the second in a two-part series. In last week's Olive Avenue Confidential, former Burbank mover and shaker Scott Schaffer spoke out publicly for the first time since his 2005 arrest and 13-month prison sentence for mixing drugs and guns with bad...
  • Mailbag: Answers show ignorance of spiritual leaders

    I have been trying to find words to express my disgust for the hate-filled diatribe of Bryan Griem, who chose not to answer the simple question regarding repeal of "Don't Ask Don't Tell" with a spiritual answer, but filled his space by conjuring...
  • Signs point to cathedral

    In early September, state transportation officials placed signs on Interstate 5 identifying exits for the St. Leon Cathedral of the Armenian Apostolic Church in Burbank — but without the typical legislative go-ahead. Identifying significant...