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  • Protesters swarm Hobby Lobby grand opening

    Protesters swarm Hobby Lobby grand opening
    Close to a hundred protesters descended on Hobby Lobby in Burbank Monday, chanting and waving posters, crafting IUDs out of colorful pipe cleaners, and handing out coupons and gift cards to competing craft stores to protest a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing the company to exempt certain contraceptives from employees' medical coverage on religious grounds.
  • Burbank Unified settles for $150K in sex abuse case

    A young man sexually abused by his Burbank teacher will receive a $150,000 settlement stemming from a 2011 lawsuit, district officials confirmed Wednesday. Amy Beck, a former teacher at David Starr Jordan Middle School, turned herself into Burbank...

    BPD's Youth Academy holds graduation ceremony

    Fifteen teens graduated Thursday from the Burbank Police Department's Youth Academy, a five-week program that includes physical training, lectures on law enforcement and mock job interviews. Among the graduates was Yasmin Garcia, who, after surviving...

    Start the Presses: Crafted morality at Hobby Lobby

    Start the Presses: Crafted morality at Hobby Lobby
    The old Orchard Supply Hardware in Burbank sits half a mile from my former home on Reese Place. Despite its convenient location, it never failed to have more than half of what I needed for any project, forcing me to trudge another couple miles to the Home...

    Nonunion managers to receive raises

    Nearly 80 managers not represented by unions, including the former members of the now-defunct Burbank City Attorneys Assn., will receive salary increases to offset the cost of having to pay their full pension employee contributions. The employees will...