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  • In Theory: Corporal punishment in schools

    It's the 21st century. Gone are the days of teachers wielding rulers and wooden paddles in order to discipline misbehaving students. Or are they? A man in Dallas is pushing the local school district to bring back corporal punishment. A former tutor in the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Mailbag: Community stepped up for 'Night Out'

    The Burbank Police Department would like to extend its appreciation to all of the city's residents, employees and volunteers for making this year's National Night Out one of the most successful the city of Burbank has sponsored ("A neighborly effort to...
  • Mailbag: Prop. 8 judge an activist judge?

    Gay relationships "are consistent with the core of the history, tradition and practice of marriage in the United States." There is no "historical purpose for excluding same-sex couples from marriage." "Gender no longer forms an essential part of marriage....
  • Police Logs

    The following were taken from reports filed with the Burbank Police Department. AREA 1 Intersection of Magnolia Boulevard and North Lima Street A 44-year-old woman was attacked by another woman with a large wooden stick at 12:15 a.m. on Aug. 23. The...