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  • Police union president 'disappointed' by decision not to reinstate fired officer

    The Burbank police union president was “disappointed” in the Burbank city manager’s decision not to reinstate a fired police officer after an arbitrator recommended he do so, adding that the move was bad for employee morale, according to...
  • Arbitrator questions another Burbank police firing

    A second former Burbank police officer’s firing was questioned this week by an independent arbitrator, who ruled in an advisory decision that the officer fired for alleged misconduct during the Porto’s robbery investigation, which cost 10...
  • Burbank man named in tax fraud scheme

    A 29-year-old Burbank man was among dozens of members of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve reportedly involved in a tax fraud scheme in which they collectively received nearly $900,000 in fraudulently obtained travel and lodging payments, officials said. The...
  • Arbitrator rules in favor of fired Burbank police officer

    A third former Burbank police officer’s firing was disputed by an independent arbitrator, who ruled that a 20-year department veteran, accused by the city of covering up misconduct during a 2007 robbery investigation, should get his job back. In...
  • Trial of Burbank cop allegedly involved in bribery scheme delayed

    A U.S. District Court judge last week delayed the trial of a Burbank police officer charged in an alleged bribery scheme until next April, according to court records. Anthony Valento’s trial, which was originally slated to start Jan. 31, was...
  • Update: Burbank officer makes bail, leaves federal custody

    Update: Burbank officer makes bail, leaves federal custody
    A Burbank police officer and his girlfriend were released from federal custody Wednesday following their arrests on charges of lying to federal authorities during an investigation into an alleged extortion scheme involving the woman and her estranged...
  • Valento pleads not guilty

    Valento pleads not guilty
    A Burbank police officer pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges that he solicited money in exchange for attempting to sway prosecutors in a criminal case against his girlfriend’s estranged husband and lied to federal officials. Anthony Valento is...
  • In Theory: Does God answer simple questions?

    A post has been making the rounds recently on social media sites such as Facebook in which a man asks God a series of questions and God answers. The man starts off by asking, "Why did you let so much stuff happen to me today?" He goes on to list several...
  • Burbank police officer on leave amid 'serious' allegations

    Burbank police officer on leave amid 'serious' allegations
    Another Burbank police officer has been placed on administrative leave following a series of “serious” allegations that could lead to criminal charges, Police Chief Scott LaChasse said Friday. Officials declined to identify the employee...
  • Letter: Damage from big stores is already done

    Letter: Damage from big stores is already done
    I'm sure that I was not the only Burbank citizen disappointed by Judge Allan J. Goodman's final decision ordering Burbank to rescind Walmart's permits to renovate the former Great Indoors building. I'm sure there are many, many more. The benefits to the...
  • In Theory: Does belief in the divine protect against depression?

    Religion may be good for the soul, but there's now evidence it's good for a healthy mind, too. A study by researchers in Canada has discovered that regular attendance at religious services can provide "significant protection against depression" —...
  • Gay marriage opponents ask state court to deny marriage licenses

    Gay marriage opponents ask state court to deny marriage licenses
    Opponents of same-sex marriage asked the California Supreme Court on Friday to order county clerks to deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples, arguing that Gov. Jerry Brown lacked the authority to end enforcement of Proposition 8. ProtectMarriage,...