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  • Burbank police officer on leave amid 'serious' allegations

    Burbank police officer on leave amid 'serious' allegations
    Another Burbank police officer has been placed on administrative leave following a series of “serious” allegations that could lead to criminal charges, Police Chief Scott LaChasse said Friday.
  • In Theory: Where do you stand on 'stand your ground'?

    In Theory: Where do you stand on 'stand your ground'?
    In February 2012, teenager Trayvon Martin was shot dead by George Zimmerman in Sanford, Fla. Last month, Zimmerman was found not guilty of second-degree murder and freed. The circumstances of the shooting caused an uproar. Martin was an unarmed 17-year-...

    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...

    Possible conflict worries Schiff, Sherman

    Reps. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) have been raising alarms about potential new hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh, a disputed region on the border of Armenia and Azerbaijan where violence erupted for years after the fall of...

    Man given life sentence in police officer's murder

    Man given life sentence in police officer's murder
    David A. Garcia, the man accused of killing Burbank Police Officer Matthew Pavelka in November 2003, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and other charges Tuesday. Garcia, 28, was immediately sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of...