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  • Funding released to help Burbank monitor parolees

    Burbank is slated to receive $90,000 in state funding to help run a police task force monitoring individuals released from prison under the Public Safety Realignment Act, which redirected certain former inmates and parole violators from state to local supervision.
  • Woman arrested, allegedly bites jailer, defecates in jail cell

    A 29-year-old Topanga woman reportedly bit a Burbank jailer’s arm and defecated in her jail cell Friday afternoon after police arrested her on suspicion of public intoxication, authorities said. Officers responded to Cypress Avenue and Bel Aire...

    Recovery drags on for fire-damaged businesses

    Recovery drags on for fire-damaged businesses
    A blaze at a Burbank strip mall last week took firefighters less than half an hour to extinguish, but recovery efforts could drag on for months for some business owners. The fire that ripped through Tina’s Nails and Spa shortly after 4 a.m. on Aug....

    Burbank tax preparer pleads guilty to falsifying returns

    A man faces up to six years in federal prison after pleading guilty Monday to two counts of submitting false tax returns through his Burbank firm. A federal grand jury indicted Peter Chavez, 44, in 2005 on 19 charges relating to preparing false...

    Third brother sentenced in public housing fraud case

    A former Los Angeles public housing official was sentenced Monday to 51 months in federal prison for his role in defrauding the city of more than $500,000 with the help of two brothers. Victor Taracena, 41, was also ordered to pay the Housing Authority...