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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...
  • 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...
  • Woman accuses former mayor of groping her

    Woman accuses former mayor of groping her
    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...
  • 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...
  • Court rules in city's favor regarding school shutdown

    A California appellate court has reversed a lower court’s decision to award damages to a private Armenian school that fought to operate in Glendale after it was temporarily shut down for serious health and safety violations. The three-judge panel...
  • Document hints at potential transfer terms

    Document hints at potential transfer terms
    After decades of contention over whether Glendale or La Cañada Unified School District should have stewardship of children living in La Cañada’s westernmost territory, known as “Sagebrush,” school officials are closer than ever to...