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  • Prosecutors seek 97-month prison term for Burbank accountant

    Federal prosecutors have recommended that former campaign treasurer Kinde Durkee be sentenced to 97 months in prison after she pleaded guilty to five counts of mail fraud involving the theft of more than $7 million in political funds from 50 clients,...
  • Mother's attorney disputes infant abuse charge

    The attorney representing the mother of an infant who died of internal injuries said his client had no knowledge of any alleged physical abuse, calling her “very loving, very caring, very soft-spoken.” The mother, 21-year-old Elizabeth...
  • Gay marriage in California awaits U.S. Supreme Court review

    Gay marriage in California awaits U.S. Supreme Court review
    As voters in three more states cast ballots to allow gay marriage in last week's election,  some California gay marriage activists have grown impatient at seeing gains elsewhere while the question remains in legal limbo here. But as soon as this month...
  • Convicted pimp accuses police of racial profiling and false imprisonment

    A convicted pimp has filed a $2.9-million lawsuit against the Burbank Police Department and the city claiming false imprisonment and racial profiling stemming from charges filed against him more than two years ago that were eventually dismissed. In...
  • High court delays decision in California gay marriage

    High court delays decision in California gay marriage
    The U.S. Supreme Court has pushed back by 10 days the date on which it will consider whether to review the issue of gay marriage in California, according to lawyers in the case. The court had been set to discuss whether to grant review of Hollingsworth...
  • Burbank police officer lawsuit takes procedural detour

    A former police officer who filed a federal wrongful termination lawsuit against the city last month is dismissing the case for procedural reasons. Separate from the lawsuit filed in March, Elfego Rodriguez in December asked the court to reverse the...
  • Walmart battle enters its next phase

    Walmart battle enters its next phase
    Walmart has filed a motion seeking to lift an injunction that has prevented the retailer from constructing a store in Burbank prior to the outcome of a lawsuit brought by three residents. The motion was filed last week after a Los Angeles County...
  • Judge to rule on motion to dismiss Burbank police officer's wrongful termination lawsuit

    A judge this week is slated to rule on the city’s request to dismiss a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by a former Burbank police officer. The officer, Pete Allen, was fired three years ago after he lied to internal investigators about...
  • Schiff hails legislation for DNA collection of those arrested for felonies

    Schiff hails legislation for DNA collection of those arrested for felonies
    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) on Monday hailed the bipartisan support of a bill that would award grants to states that start programs to collect DNA samples of people arrested on suspicion of violent felonies. The legislation, which is headed to...
  • Two high-profile hearings are postponed

    A preliminary hearing for the homeless man accused of shooting two police officers outside a busy Kmart was postponed in Los Angeles County Superior Court this week. The hearing was rescheduled for Oct. 13 in Burbank. Police say Willard managed to...
  • Boards endorse lawsuit

    Local school boards are throwing their support behind a lawsuit filed Thursday that claims the California education system has been underfunded by billions for years in violation of the state Constitution. The lawsuit represents years of work by the...
  • Officer pulled from lawsuit

    LOS ANGELES — A Burbank police officer's discrimination lawsuit against the department has no merit and cannot go forward, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled Friday. Judge Joanne O'Donnell ruled that Elfego Rodriguez, who is of Guatemalan...