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Trials and Arbitration

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  • ACLU targets student fees

    A practice of charging students for travel and other extracurricular expenses might end, Burbank Unified officials said. The ACLU of Southern California called those tactics discriminatory and unlawful pay-to-play policies in a lawsuit involving...
  • Editorial: ACLU suit may be costlier than we think

    The lawsuit filed against the state by the American Civil Liberties Union highlights what most people already know: Public education is no free ride. Fees for band uniforms and sports tournaments have long been in place, but over the years, they have...
  • Man pleads not guilty in Warner Bros. crash

    A New York man on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to crashing through a gate at Warner Bros. Studios on Friday afternoon with materials that could be used to make an explosive device. Michael Rodriguez-Cintron, whose last name varies slightly in records from...
  • 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...
  • Briefly In Public Safety

    Car causes bicyclist to crash A bicyclist was traveling westbound Oct. 19 on Kling Street when a yellow Volkswagen Bug made an illegal right turn in front of the woman. While trying to avoid a collision with the vehicle, the bicyclist lost her...
  • 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,...
  • 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...