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  • Former Burbank police officer sues city

    A former Burbank police officer has filed a federal lawsuit against the city alleging that he was wrongfully terminated in retaliation for suing the city four years ago for racial discrimination and harassment. The lawsuit was filed last week in U.S....
  • 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...
  • Officer's suit claims he was fired over discrimination, sexual harassment concerns

    The first of several lawsuits filed against Burbank by current and former police officials went to trial this week, with the attorney for an ex-deputy police chief calling what took place in the department one of the most “egregious” cases...
  • Taylor trial: Witness says investigation didn't show evidence of interference

    The attorney for a former Burbank deputy police chief who claims he was fired because he complained about internal issues questioned the validity Thursday of an outside investigator's report that played a role in his client's termination. The former...
  • Armenian cop alleges ethnic slurs, harassment

    Testimony in another trial pitting a police officer against the city began this week in Los Angeles County Superior Court, this time centering on claims that an Armenian American detective endured ethnic slurs and other forms of harassment. Burbank...
  • DVD Review: War film takes an unvarnished look at racism

    DVD Review: War film takes an unvarnished look at racism
    In advance of a major offensive on a Pacific island during World War II, disturbingly young Major Robinson (Douglas Dick) is assembling a team to sneak onto the island to prepare crucial maps. When Pvt. Moss (James Edwards), the new topographer, arrives...
  • Glendale elections: Latest filings show ongoing campaign haul

    Glendale elections: Latest filings show ongoing campaign haul
    In the 12 days before the April 2 election, Councilman Zareh Sinanyan ran from fundraiser to fundraiser, bolstering his campaign war chest. Even though he canceled three fundraisers, he raised more than $18,000 in the roughly two week stretch, boosting...
  • 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...
  • Pasadena Playhouse holds up a modern-day mirror to 'Twelve Angry Men'

    Pasadena Playhouse holds up a modern-day mirror to 'Twelve Angry Men'
    “Twelve Angry Men,” the classic jury-room drama by Reginald Rose, has undergone numerous incarnations. The 1957 film, based on Rose's original teleplay, starred Henry Fonda as one of the 12 white, male jurors determining the fate of a teenager...
  • Guest Column: Let's talk about bigotry in Glendale

    Ever since Councilman Zareh Sinanyan admitted to making racist comments, there has been a chorus of individuals at the ready to remind us of his transgression. The latest, Grey James, in calling Sinanyan a “confessed racist,” has implored...
  • Glendale Police Department settles racial profiling case with three Latino students

    Three Latino students who sued the Glendale Police Department alleging racial profiling have settled for $2,500, according to court documents released this week. Negotiations continue with the Glendale Unified School District, which is a co-defendant...
  • Small Wonders: Random thoughts on reading

    I'm trying to avoid controversial subjects right now. After a few weeks tackling hot-button issues — religion, politics, slumber parties — and fielding the fiery feedback, I need a breather. But with 38 days left before election day, it's...