| May 24, 2011
| 6:37 PM
City officials have yet to reach a decision on whether to appeal a court order to release individual employee bonus amounts, but the tab incurred by the Burbank Leader to obtain the information already stands at $37,000.
Pending the outcome of a...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 3:12 PM
The Burbank Police Department has embarked on a multiyear quest to achieve accreditation from an independent agency established by the U.S. Department of Justice.
The process through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies is in...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 1:54 PM
As the police department pushes forward with layers of independent oversight and monitors to restore public confidence, yet another lawsuit involving a former police officer has been filed against the city.
Former Burbank Police Det. Pete Allen has...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 7:50 PM
The first of several lawsuits filed against Burbank by current and former police officials went to trial this week, with the attorney for an ex-deputy police chief calling what took place in the department one of the most “egregious” cases...
| Apr 20, 2012
| 3:41 PM
A 58-year-old male inmate from the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in Los Angeles who died Tuesday while getting medical treatment in Burbank was identified as Thomas Chu of Rosemead, officials said Friday.
Coroners officials so far have ruled it a...
| Apr 11, 2010
| 9:00 AM
After 10 months on the force, Burbank Police Officer Matthew Pavelka responded to a call for backup at the Ramada Inn parking lot. It would be the rookie’s last ride.
The routine stop in November 2003 escalated into a hail of gunfire that left...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 4:46 PM
Leaders of the Armenian community in Glendale said a statement by the Turkish Prime Minister on Wednesday offering his condolences to descendants of Armenians massacred by the Ottoman Empire nearly a century ago fell short because the country continues...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 10:38 PM
The California Environmental Protection Agency released a statewide list of census tracts most burdened by pollution and it appears the Burbank, Glendale and La Cañada Flintridge areas have one major source of pollution: high levels of drinking water...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 12:49 PM
Lolita Gonzalves used to think of Councilman Dave Weaver as a father figure, but that was before she filed a complaint with Glendale's city attorney alleging that he groped her at a Mexican restaurant last year.
Gonzalves has spoken to Los Angeles...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 5:06 PM
Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) and the Home Depot Foundation have secured a $20,000 grant to give the American Legion Verdugo Hills Post 288 in La Crescenta a face-lift.
Located at 4011 La Crescenta Ave., the veterans center will have two of its...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 6:51 AM
A former Glendale councilman who was sentenced last week to one year in jail after pleading guilty to embezzlement, perjury and filing false tax returns will instead serve the remainder of this time under home confinement.
After being sentenced, John...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 5:00 PM
City officials aim to increase the life of the 535-acre Scholl Canyon Landfill — both a moneymaker and money saver for Glendale — by more than a decade with two proposed expansion options that are currently under environmental review.