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  • In Theory: What's our responsibility toward sweatshops?

    More 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.
  • No cell phones during council meetings?

    I applaud Mayor Emily Gabel-Luddy for asking council members to stay off their cell phones on the dais. All cell-phone communications made or received by council members during council meetings should be publically disclosed. Members of the public may...

    Texting driver's arraignment postponed

    A 24-year-old North Hollywood man facing arraignment on felony reckless driving charges after he allegedly struck an 88-year-old Burbank woman while he was texting and driving was given more time Wednesday to find an attorney by the judge presiding over...

    Locals form to fight wireless T-Mobile tower

    Locals form to fight wireless T-Mobile tower
    Several Burbank residents met Wednesday to organize a fight against a planned wireless telecommunications facility atop a nearby church. Their battle includes filing three appeals of a decision by the Planning Board allowing the project to move forward....

    Board gives T-Mobile cell tower go-ahead

    Board gives T-Mobile cell tower go-ahead
    Despite protests from nearby residents, Planning Board members gave the green light this week for a wireless telecommunications facility to be constructed inside a church in a residential area, the first move of its kind under a city ordinance that was...