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Trials and Arbitration

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  • Man pleads not guilty to burglary

    A Burbank man on Thursday pleaded not guilty to burglarizing a parked car while pushing his 2-year-old son in a stroller. Frederic Strobel, 31, was pushing his son in a stroller at about 3:50 p.m. Tuesday along the 2600 block of Wyoming Avenue when he...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Pot bust yields 56 pounds

    A 31-year-old man who police said tried to smuggle more than 50 pounds of marijuana in checked luggage pleaded not guilty to felony drug charges Friday. Following his plea in Burbank Superior Court, Clarence Williams, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was taken to a...
  • TSA fines woman

    DOWNTOWN — A month after a judge agreed to drop a misdemeanor battery charge against a woman who refused to relinquish a cooler of snacks for her ailing mother at Bob Hope Airport, she now faces a $2,500 fine. Nadine Kay Hays, of Camarillo, who was...
  • Detective's case is dismissed

    DOWNTOWN — A federal judge on Monday dismissed a retaliation claim brought last year by a Burbank police detective who alleged that his civil rights were violated by cops who used intimidation and harassment to keep him and witnesses from talking...
  • 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...
  • Six police officers fired

    Six more Burbank police officers have been fired for allegedly acting improperly or engaging in excessive use of force. The supposed wrongdoing came to light, officials said, following a probe into the investigation of a 2007 robbery of Porto's Bakery....
  • Athletic Club owner sues city over 24 Fitness plans

    The owner of the Burbank Athletic Club is suing to block the city from allowing a 24 Hour Fitness Super Sport center to open on Empire Avenue. David Bedrossian, along with longtime city critic Mike Nolan, filed the lawsuit last month claiming the May 18...
  • Government drops airport applesauce assault case

    A judge has dismissed the final complaint against the woman who engaged in a tussle last year with a federal transportation security agent over carry-on applesauce and other snacks for her 93-year-old mother at Bob Hope Airport. An administrative...
  • B-movie producer charged in Ponzi scheme

    A Burbank business owner was arraigned this week on 89 felony counts related to a $9-million Ponzi scheme. Mahmoud Karkehabadi — also known as Mike Karkeh — is accused of promising investors up to 35% returns for making loans to his B-movie...