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In response to the letter, “No Native Americans, no need to bother,” really, Lee Brandt, why bother with “their” problems? Have you ever been to a Southern California pow-wow? If you have, you would know that there are many...
A jury today awarded an Armenian American police detective $150,000 for claims that he faced on-the-job discrimination and harassment because of his ethnicity, his attorney said. The detective who filed the lawsuit, Steve Karagiosian, testified in Los...
A jury on Thursday awarded an Armenian American police detective $150,000 for claims that he faced on-the-job discrimination and harassment because of his ethnicity, his attorney said. The detective who filed the lawsuit, Steve Karagiosian, testified...
An officer with the Bob Hope Airport Police Department has agreed to accept $30,000 to settle claims that he was harassed by his supervisor for being gay. In the lawsuit, Richard Ellis claims the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority did nothing...
An officer with the Bob Hope Airport police department has filed suit against the airfield's owner and a sergeant on the force, alleging discrimination and retaliation because he is gay. In the lawsuit, Richard Ellis claims the Burbank-Glendale-...
A federal appeals court refused Thursday to make public the video of the Proposition 8 same-sex marriage trial, a victory for opponents of gay marriage. A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said the video from the 2010 federal...
The City Council this week filled the lone vacancy on the Police Commission with a candidate with extensive experience working with film and TV studios. In doing so, the council passed over Robert Frutos — the former chairman of the commission...
Tags: Local Elections, Justice and Rights, Civil Rights, FBI
Recently, there was an interesting confluence of stories in the paper. Though probably unintended, a story about the new future tenants at Burbank's The Pointe office building (“KCET, DC Comics move in to area, June 25) was followed the next day...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Adam Schiff, Native Americans
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...
General Motors on Wednesday became the latest company to pull ads from KFI’s "John and Ken" show in support of a boycott pressed by Latino and immigrant-rights activists who say the popular radio show promotes hate speech. The National Hispanic...
A federal judge’s failure to disclose whether he intended to marry his long-term, same-sex partner before presiding over the Proposition 8 case amounts to misconduct that requires the removal of his ruling against the 2008 ballot measure, lawyers...
Like a great many people, I am profoundly glad that this latest election season has passed. During each cycle, we at the paper try to inform people about issues coming before them and do our best to convince readers of the importance of taking part....
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