Story | May 3, 2013 | 7:02 AM
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Story | Jun 21, 2013 | 2:10 PMMore than a thousand workers were killed in Bangladesh when a building used as a garment factory collapsed. It's alleged that a factory in China making products for Apple has nets installed to stop people leaping to their deaths after 18 suicides there. And in Pakistan, 300 people burned to death when a factory caught fire. As Westerners demand cheaper goods, the use of so-called "sweatshops" abroad has rocketed. But the goods are cheaper because "[t]he global proliferation of sweatshops has driven the income and working conditions of garment, electronics and other factory workers to the absolute rock bottom," according to an article on TruthOut.org. After the Bangladesh disaster, retail giant Walmart severed its relationship with the supplier who used the factory. Other corporations have got together to fund inspections of buildings or to monitor workers' conditions. But some argue that it's too little, too late.
Story | Jan 2, 2013 | 11:42 AM
A man who arranged to sell his iPhone 5 via Craigslist was left phoneless and cashless after the would-be buyer grabbed the phone and ran, police said. On Tuesday at 7 p.m., the man was meeting the buyer in the parking lot of the 99 Cents Only store...
Story | Dec 7, 2012 | 1:21 PM
Burbank police arrested a man Thursday who allegedly stole an iPhone and Kindle tablet computer from a gym, took the items to his car and then returned to the gym to work out, police said. The victim flagged down officers at around 7:30 a.m. outside the...
Story | Mar 22, 2013 | 7:53 PM
January 1993: Bill Clinton was inaugurated as the 42nd president of the United States. April 1993: Dave Golonski is elected to the Burbank City Council during the city’s general election. At 34 years old, he receives 5,833 votes out of 9,961 cast....