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  • Woman gets 5 years for scam

    A Burbank woman was sentenced to five years in federal prison after she pleaded guilty to operating a $10.3-million Ponzi scheme. She was also ordered to pay $6.1 million to victims after having already returned a portion of the money. Clelia Flores,...
  • Rocket's red glare? Nope, that's illegal

    With temperatures expected to reach the high 90s this holiday weekend, authorities are warning Burbank residents to celebrate July 4 responsibly. Burbank Police Sgt. Robert Quesada reminded residents that all fireworks are illegal, and those found to...
  • Man who struck wife with chair sentenced to 2 years in prison

    Burbank resident Joseph Robert Brancato, who at one point was charged with murder after allegedly inflicting a deadly blow to his wife’s head with a chair leg, was sentenced to two years in state prison this week.    Murder charges were dropped...
  • Man accused of killing wife gets two years in prison

    Burbank resident Joseph Robert Brancato, who at one point was charged with murder after allegedly inflicting a deadly blow to his wife's head with a chair leg, was sentenced to two years in state prison this week.    Murder charges were dropped in...
  • 'Tri-Cities Bandit' gets 8-year sentence

    A 39-year-old man known as the Tri-Cities Bandit was sentenced Monday to eight years in prison for robbing banks in several cities, including Glendale, Burbank and Pasadena, according to court documents. Ernest Viana pleaded guilty in December to six...
  • On the Town: Art Expo winners in spotlight

    On the Town: Art Expo winners in spotlight
    Few cities on the planet rely as heavily on the arts to fuel their economic engine as the city of Burbank. From the major studios to myriad businesses that provide ancillary support for the creative process, Burbank has rightfully earned its place as...
  • Selena Gomez obtains restraining order against serial stalker

    Disney star Selena Gomez has obtained a restraining order against a 46-year-old convicted stalker who allegedly planned to kill her based on conversations he said he had with God. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge William Stewart last week ordered...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Road-related discussion slated for Monday's LCF Council meeting

    La Cañada Flintridge City Council members will meet Monday at City Hall to discuss several topics of interest to residents. In response to numerous complaints about the frequent stops, long red lights and traffic delays that drivers face at and around...
  • Grenades prompt evacuation of Glendale police HQ

    Grenades prompt evacuation of Glendale police HQ
    A woman prompted the evacuation of the lobby of Glendale police headquarters Saturday evening after bringing in three grenades she found in her late father's condominium. The woman told police she was going through her father's belongings and clearing...
  • Glendale man sentenced for running fake clinic, defrauding Medicare

    A Glendale man was sentenced late Thursday to serve two years in prison for operating a bogus medical clinic on the East Coast and defrauding Medicare. George Baginyan, 33, pleaded guilty last October to 10 counts of health care fraud and 10 counts of...