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  • North Hollywood man indicted in laser attack

    North Hollywood man indicted in laser attack
    An 18-year-old North Hollywood man has been indicted under a new law that makes it a federal crime to deliberately point a laser at an aircraft. Adam Gardenhire was arrested early Wednesday at his North Hollywood home for allegedly pointing a laser at...
  • Burb's Eye View: Helping people work through change

    Everyone at the Joslyn Adult Center knows the gentleman who shows up on Tuesday afternoons as Barney, or Mr. Meskin. Not everyone knows what he's doing there. He sets up in a little space and waits for his group to arrive. They just need a few chairs and...
  • Police look at response times

    Police look at response times
    Burbank police said at a community forum this week that they’re continuing to look at ways to reduce response times that have reached an average of 20 minutes for non-emergency calls. Part of that effort has included discussion of hiring more...
  • Selena Gomez's accused stalker pleads not guilty

    A Illinois man pleaded not guilty Thursday after being charged by Los Angeles County prosecutors with one count of stalking actress and singer Selena Gomez. Thomas Brodnicki, 46, is accused of stalking the 19-year-old star of "Monte Carlo" and "Wizards...
  • Brothers sentenced to federal prison for public housing fraud scheme

    Two Burbank brothers were each sentenced Monday to nearly two years in federal prison for conspiring to steal more than $500,000 that was intended for public housing for the disabled, according to the U.S. Attorney General’s Office. In addition...
  • Amy Beck released from prison, civil suit drags on

    Amy Beck released from prison, civil suit drags on
    Parties involved in an ongoing lawsuit stemming from a sexual liaison between a former Burbank Unified middle school teacher and her student met behind closed doors Friday to discuss moving the case from state to federal court. Attorneys declined to...
  • Son will not get jail time

    DOWNTOWN — A 20-year-old man charged in connection with the 2008 death of his father will not face jail time after pleading this week to lesser charges. Noah Loock, of Burbank, pleaded no contest Tuesday in Pasadena Superior Court to one count...
  • Drayman may not serve full year sentence

    Drayman may not serve full year sentence
    Former Councilman John Drayman, who has been convicted of embezzlement, is expected to be released from Los Angeles County jail on Sept. 26, which would cut the one-year sentence he received on Monday roughly in half. His time behind bars could be...
  • Drayman serves eight days in jail

    Drayman serves eight days in jail
    Victims of former Councilman John Drayman’s embezzlement scheme said they were shocked on Wednesday to learn the convicted felon would serve the remainder of his time in custody — an expected total of six weeks — in home confinement,...
  • News-Press Editorial: Drayman's punishment not appropriate

    Less than two weeks ago, locals who felt betrayed by the actions of John Drayman, the disgraced former Glendale councilman convicted of embezzlement, were able to take a small amount of satisfaction when a judge labeled him a crook and sentenced him to...
  • Weston given six-year sentence for attack

    Weston given six-year sentence for attack
    The last defendant in a saga of more than four years involving the torture and kidnapping of two loan modification agents in Glendale was sentenced Wednesday to six years in state prison. La CaƱada resident Daniel Weston, 56, is one of five defendants...
  • Phony music exec who lured sexual assault victim via Craigslist gets prison

    An Arkansas man has been sentenced to six years in prison for sexually assaulting a 21-year-old woman in Glendale after she responded to his job posting for a personal assistant on Craigslist. Garry Dwayne Boga, 27, pleaded no contest Tuesday to one...