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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.
  • Nearly $17,000 in property lost in series of Burbank car burglaries

    Burbank police are investigating a series of burglaries in which nearly $17,000 worth of property and cash were stolen from four parked cars between Thursday and Sunday. Thieves broke into a Honda in the 200 block of East Palm Avenue between 10:40 and...

    Road rage driver snatches cell phone

    In a fit of road rage, police say a man about 55 years old got out of his car and snatched another driver’s cellphone at a Burbank intersection on Thursday. At 4:30 p.m., the two drivers were involved in a road-rage incident in North Hollywood....

    Burbank police arrest man suspected of selling marijuana

    A 24-year-old Los Angeles man was arrested Saturday on suspicion of selling marijuana after Burbank police reportedly found the drug, a large amount of cash and several cell phones with incriminating text messages in his car. Officers stopped the man,...

    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...