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  • In Theory: On crime and punishment and Sharia law

    The Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party, known as PAS, a political party with a strong base in the Malaysian state of Kelantan, pushed through the Sharia Criminal Code Enactment (II) 1993, which calls for hudud, or extreme corporal punishment when there is strong evidence of a crime to insure "justice and equality."
  • Burbank Council vote is a splash with swimmers

    Burbank Council vote is a splash with swimmers
    The Burbank City Council agreed last week to keep the Verdugo Pool open all year after dozens of Burbank swimmers, some wearing swimsuits and goggles, showed up to City Hall last week to support year-round programming. When the renovated aquatics...

    Proposed changes to Burbank city code address group home concerns

    Burbank officials on Thursday proposed changes to the city’s code that would address concerns from the public in recent months centered around allowing group homes in residential areas. A couple dozen residents attended Thursday’s community...

    Sidewalk repair project reaches completion

    Sidewalk repair project reaches completion
    Over the last decade, city officials have repaired roughly 40 miles of damaged city sidewalks, or more than a million square-feet of concrete, marking the completion of a multimillion dollar project to fix every tripping hazard citywide. Public works...

    Burbank council to take a swing at DeBell backlog

    The City Council on Thursday will consider how to tackle the backlog of unfunded capital improvements at DeBell Golf Club, with city officials having suggested a number of options that include forgiving two loans that together total $3.5 million or...