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  • Cost of Burbank police litigation hits $7.1 million

    Cost of Burbank police litigation hits $7.1 million
    The cost incurred by the city as it continues to defend itself against a slew of lawsuits filed by former and current police officers has hit $7.1 million and counting, officials announced recently. And most of the cases — which center on claims...
  • In Theory: Should Boy Scouts end ban on gays?

    The Boy Scouts of America has sent its members a survey as part of its ongoing debate over whether to repeal or continue its ban on gay members. Instead of asking for a simple yes or no, the questionnaire goes into depth on several topics, for example...
  • Officer pulled from lawsuit

    LOS ANGELES — A Burbank police officer's discrimination lawsuit against the department has no merit and cannot go forward, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled Friday. Judge Joanne O'Donnell ruled that Elfego Rodriguez, who is of Guatemalan...
  • Mercury Air Centers pays $600k in settlement

    Mercury Air Centers has agreed to pay seven Burbank employees and other members of a class-action lawsuit $600,000 to settle claims that they experienced racial discrimination and sexual harassment. Atlantic Services Inc. — which purchased Mercury...
  • Discrimination lawsuit dismissed after city reaches settlement with police officer

    A federal discrimination lawsuit against the city of Glendale was dismissed last week after the city reached a settlement with the police officer. John Balian was one of five Armenian-American Glendale police officers who filed a joint lawsuit in 2010...
  • Police officers' lawsuit trial postponed again

    A federal trial sought by five Armenian American Glendale police officers who are suing the city for alleged discrimination and harassment has been pushed back again and now isn't expected to start until November. Trial had originally been set to...
  • Glendale police trial postponed again

    This story has been updated. A federal trial sought by five Armenian American Glendale police officers who are suing the city for alleged discrimination and harassment has been pushed back again and now isn’t expected to start until November....
  • Glendale police sergeant reinstated after appealing his own demotion

    A Glendale police officer will be reinstated as a sergeant after successfully appealing his demotion, which came after officials claimed he pressured and harassed fellow officers. The city’s Civil Service Commission rescinded the demotion of Sgt....
  • Resident urges council to adopt Sinanyan-related anti-hate measure

    Resident urges council to adopt Sinanyan-related anti-hate measure
    A Glendale resident called on the City Council this week to adopt a proclamation against all hate speech, hate crimes and bullying in the city in response to the silence that's followed Councilman Zareh Sinanyan's apology for writing threatening and...
  • New year will follow some familiar stories

    New year will follow some familiar stories
    Though it’s only the first day of the new year, the calendar is already packed for the Jewel City. A plastic bag ban goes into effect this year, the Museum of Neon Art is slated to open, the city looks to see how Chief Robert Castro will run the...
  • Police lieutenant's discrimination trial begins

    An alleged lack of promotion and diversity in supervisory positions within the Glendale Police Department signaled the “good old boys were alive and well in Glendale,” Lt. Tigran Topadzhikyan’s attorney told jurors Tuesday as the trial...
  • Jury sides with city in police discrimination case

    A federal jury rejected a Glendale police lieutenant’s claim Friday afternoon that he was harassed and discriminated against because he is Armenian-American. Jurors deliberated for only a short time in U.S. District Court in Riverside before...