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  • Former Burbank business owner sentenced for tax fraud

    A self-employed income tax preparer was sentenced Monday to 37 months in federal prison after reportedly defrauding the Internal Revenue Service of more than $7 million, authorities said. He was also ordered to pay a $50,000 fine. The man, identified...
  • Letter: Republican response to ACA is offensive

    Donna Anderson took time to call out the Leader's editorial on the Affordable Care Act and call it offensive. She explained how Republicans are thoughtfully trying to delay some parts so that everyone can work it out. Interestingly enough, I do find...
  • In Theory: Should pro- and anti-religion people advertise their beliefs?

    The argument between believers and atheists has found a new and very public forum in recent years — billboards. Pro- and anti-religion advertisements and messages have been appearing on the sides of buses in places as diverse as London and Dallas,...
  • Report recommends 1.6% raise for Burbank attorneys union

    A state-appointed fact finder recommended a modest salary increase for members of the Burbank city attorneys union that’s far less than what the 11-member association had demanded after five years without a pay raise. In the fact-finding report...
  • Burbank to press state on law barring non-officials from closed session meetings

    Burbank plans to press state officials on laws that prevent newly elected candidates from attending City Council closed sessions in the lead-up to them taking office, arguing the ban forces a steep learning curve that can hinder city business. The City...
  • In Theory: Should the prison at Guantanamo be closed?

    The Pentagon has appointed an envoy tasked with shutting down the prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. The prison, which holds terror suspects including those involved in planning the 9/11 attacks, currently holds 164 detainees, 17 of whom are on hunger...
  • Deadline nears for ballots in Burbank general city election

    Deadline nears for ballots in Burbank general city election
    With just four more days until the Burbank general election, officials say it’s too late to mail ballots in, but votes can still be cast. Residents can drop off ballots at five locations — the Buena Vista Library, Joslyn Center, Tuttle...
  • Leader Editorial: Burbank council should listen to city's attorney

    Every week many private and public entities across the state welcome new employees to the job. These workers are knowledgeable about the broad scope of the tasks ahead, or they wouldn't have been hired in the first place. Nonetheless, their employers...
  • Judge wants more study

    A judge has put off ruling on the city's motion to dismiss a former Burbank police officer's wrongful termination lawsuit, saying she needs more time to evaluate the case. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Donna Fields Goldstein had been slated to...
  • Fundraising, outside spending continues in Burbank general election campaign

    During the last stretch before Tuesday’s general election in Burbank, fundraising continued among the four candidates competing for two seats on the Burbank City Council, recent reports show. City Council incumbent Dave Golonski raised $3,410 over...
  • Attention Burbank voters: Don't mail that ballot

    Attention Burbank voters: Don't mail that ballot
    Today is election day in Burbank, but don't mail in your ballot. To make sure your vote counts, drop your ballot at one of the following locations:  Burbank City Hall - 275 E. Olive Ave.  Buena Vista Branch Library – 300 N. Buena Vista St....
  • Letter: Letter had basis in freedom of speech

    Re: “Fifth columnists undermine the republic,” Mailbag, Oct. 30. Emzy Veazy's letter implying that a previous letter writer, Alfred Aboulsaad (“Republican response to ACA is offensive,” Mailbag, Oct. 26) is anti-American and akin...