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Discrimination

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  • 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...
  • In Theory: Why the rise in Anti-Semitism?

    Anti-Semitism is on the rise throughout the world, according to a report by the State Department, which is taking the increase so seriously it's appointing a special envoy to monitor the rise. The increase was revealed in the department's annual...
  • 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...
  • DeBell is great, but so are services

    As a person who golfed regularly at DeBell Golf Club before having kids, I appreciate the City Council's efforts to keep Burbank's beautiful municipal golf course alive. However, I get queasy when I read that the city is “reducing around-the-...
  • Family's memories of 'another community'

    Sylvia Ruiz Canterbury finally cut out one of the Burbank centennial advertisements she kept seeing. The ads reminded her of her family’s history and the stories her father shared with her — stories of struggles in school, of humiliation and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Letter challenges Glendale's women's self-defense classes

    Letter challenges Glendale's women's self-defense classes
    By limiting free self-defense classes to women only, the city of Glendale and its Commission on the Status of Women is violating federal and state civil rights laws that protect against sexual discrimination, according to a letter sent this month to...