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  • 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...
  • Six police officers fired

    Six more Burbank police officers have been fired for allegedly acting improperly or engaging in excessive use of force. The supposed wrongdoing came to light, officials said, following a probe into the investigation of a 2007 robbery of Porto's Bakery....
  • In Theory: Celibacy and church scandal

    The Vatican has reaffirmed that the cause of sexual abuse by priests in the Catholic Church has nothing to do with celibacy. Others see celibacy (and according to one cardinal, homosexuality) as a reason priests abuse in the first place. Do you believe...
  • Three more officers fired

    DOWNTOWN — The Burbank Police Department has severed ties with three more police officers, bringing to 10 the total number of officers fired since the city initiated a probe into allegations of misconduct stemming from the 2007 Porto's Bakery...
  • Mailbag: Answers show ignorance of spiritual leaders

    I have been trying to find words to express my disgust for the hate-filled diatribe of Bryan Griem, who chose not to answer the simple question regarding repeal of "Don't Ask Don't Tell" with a spiritual answer, but filled his space by conjuring...
  • Friendly competition

    OLIVE PARK—For months, players from the Burbank Park, Recreation and Community Services Department Ponytail Softball league have been busy taking part in competition. With victories and division championships at stake, the athletes worked hard to...
  • Mailbag: Videographer was rightfully ejected

    I was at the town hall put on by Assemblyman Mike Gatto. We in the audience were furious that Peter Musurlian created such a scene ("Videographer booted from library," July 28). He yelled like a crazy man, and was incredibly rude to the library and...
  • Prop. 8 ruling cheered locally

    Burbank residents Jeff Zarrillo and Paul Katami — who with a lesbian couple are challenging Proposition 8 — could claim a victory Wednesday after a U.S. District judge ruled the voter-approved law was unconstitutional. U.S. District Chief...
  • Hatred doesn't belong in church

    There were many reasonable answers to the question of church and homosexuality ("In Theory: The church and gay lifestyles," Oct. 28), but a few spoke of it as if it were an illness to be cured by prayer, rather than an immutable trait, such as eye color....
  • 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...
  • Fanboys of all stripes celebrate geekdom at Bent-Con

    Fanboys of all stripes celebrate geekdom at Bent-Con
    ”Sure, I’ve been a geek and a nerd since I was a little kid,” admits Jody Wheeler, vice-president of Bent-Con, the upcoming convention celebrating the wide cross-sections where LGBTQ and fanboy culture meet. “I had all the Star...
  • Glendale Community College trustees vote to initiate new voting system

    Glendale Community College trustees vote to initiate new voting system
    The Glendale Community College Trustees voted to pass a resolution on Tuesday initiating the switch from an at-large voting system to a district-based one. Although the trustees passed the resolution unanimously, they cast their vote with outspoken...