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  • Leader's court costs are $37,000 and rising

    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...
  • Police seek best-practices endorsement to restore public confidence

    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...
  • Suit involving former police officer filed against the city

    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...
  • Officer's suit claims he was fired over discrimination, sexual harassment concerns

    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...
  • Inmate death ruled natural

    Inmate death ruled natural
    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...
  • Shooting death of Officer Pavelka

    Shooting death of Officer Pavelka
    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...
  • Local Armenian-American leaders say Turkish Prime Minister's statement falls short

    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...
  • New EPA map: High levels of toxicity revealed in LCF, Burbank, Glendale drinking water

    New EPA map: High levels of toxicity revealed in LCF, Burbank, Glendale drinking water
    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...
  • Councilman accused of sexual harassment

    Councilman accused of sexual harassment
    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...
  • Grant to give American Legion post a face-lift

    Grant to give American Legion post a face-lift
    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...
  • Former Glendale Councilman John Drayman released from jail

    Former Glendale Councilman John Drayman released from jail
    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...
  • City plans would expand Scholl Canyon landfill

    City plans would expand Scholl Canyon landfill
    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. The...