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NEWS
October 17, 2009
It’s been a rough few months for the Police Department. Lawsuits alleging internal harassment and racial discrimination, an FBI probe and investigation by the Los Angeles County sheriff, not to mention all the discord on the Police Commission, have likely taken a toll on the rank-and-file of Burbank’s finest. But there was a dose of validation this week after a report to the Police Commission revealed notable reductions in major crimes across the city, a drop that command staff were quick to attribute to good police work.
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LOCAL
By Christopher Cadelago | January 13, 2010
DOWNTOWN — The Burbank Police Department is forging ahead with plans to test an in-car camera system designed to enhance accountability and keep officers safe. The department, which plans to replace more than 30 mobile computer systems by the end of the fiscal year, will begin testing an L-3 Communications system this month, followed closely by a system manufactured by Panasonic, Lt. Armen Dermenjian said. The command staff recently oversaw the installation of a test camera from vendor Coban Technologies, which contracted with the Los Angeles and Glendale police departments.
NEWS
By Ani Amirkhanian | October 14, 2006
BURBANK — Protesters gathered in front of NBC Studios on Wednesday, decrying Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's scheduled appearance on the "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." About 30 sign-carrying protesters, mostly nurses from the California Nurses Assn., rallied against Schwarzenegger's policies. Protesters claimed that he was unfairly taking advantage of television air time by appearing on "The Tonight Show" without equal time given to Democratic challenger Phil Angelides, his challenger in this year's gubernatorial race.
NEWS
January 29, 2013
A U.S. District Court judge has accepted a third amended complaint from a woman who got into a tussle with security officials at Bob Hope Airport when they wouldn't allow her to bring applesauce and other snacks onboard a flight in 2009. Nadine Hays, a Camarillo resident, claims she was taken into custody after the April 2009 incident based on a falsified citizen's arrest form and tampered evidence. U.S. District Court Judge Patrick Walsh said several defendants who have been served, including some airport employees, must now respond to allegations in Hays' complaint - or enter a plea - by March 1. The defendants include Tesia Tettah, the Transportation Security Administration employee with whom Hays allegedly got into a tug-of-war.
NEWS
January 18, 2013
This post has been corrected, see below for details. The woman who got into a tussle with security officials at Bob Hope Airport when they tried to confiscate her applesauce and other snacks filed a third amended complaint in her lawsuit this week in U.S. District Court. At 125 pages and citing more than 60 defendants, Nadine Hays' previous complaint was rejected by U.S. District Court Judge Patrick Walsh because it was “long and rambling.” Walsh instructed Hays to focus on the airport incident and arrest that followed.
NEWS
By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | August 23, 2013
The woman who clashed with security officers at Bob Hope Airport while trying to board a plane with applesauce and other snacks in April 2009 is struggling to keep a civil rights claim against the Transportation Security Administration from being tossed out of federal court. Lacking formal legal training but acting as her own attorney, Nadine Hays hit another legal roadblock this month when a U.S. District Court magistrate rejected her attempts to file an amended complaint - her fourth in two years - alleging a conspiracy to tamper with video of the scuffle and conceal the identities of the TSA agents involved.
LOCAL
By Christopher Cadelago | October 2, 2009
CITY CENTER — A Burbank police captain on Tuesday filed a civil lawsuit against the city, alleging he was unfairly demoted from his post as deputy chief after he tried to compel the command staff to address a series of internal complaints. Capt. Bill Taylor, known by many in the city as the moral compass of the Police Department, filed the lawsuit Tuesday afternoon in Los Angeles Superior Court, the latest in a series of police-related legal woes that have struck Burbank.
NEWS
By Christopher Cadelago | February 20, 2010
WEST BURBANK — Three years after opening its doors amid traffic, parking and noise concerns, the Mary Alice O’Connor Family Center maintains a waiting list in the hundreds and has registered no formal complaints, officials said. The family and child-care center at 401 N. Buena Vista St. offers all-day care to 100 children ranging from infants to 5-year-olds, exceeding its capacity by 10 children because some attend fewer than five days a week, according to the latest enrollment figures.
NEWS
By Natalie Yemenidjian | November 1, 2008
BURBANK — The City Council approved a new 50-year agreement with the Burbank Unified School District on Tuesday for communal use of athletic fields, establishing a partnership to jointly plan, develop and use parks in Burbank. The new deal, approved 4 to 1, replaces a previous agreement the council had enacted in 1988. Councilman David Gordon voted against the long-term deal because of the cost and lack of provisions for a 10-year public review on the project. “Considering our current financial situation,” Gordon said, “I thought it was very appropriate to do the 10-year review.
NEWS
By Jeremy Oberstein | March 8, 2008
BURBANK ? A week after a town hall meeting and a series of negative attacks from neighbors, members of a sober-living home on Clark Avenue are speaking up, saying they have been unfairly criticized even as surrounding residents continue to call for their removal. ?There are no drugs, no alcohol, nothing. That?s not what we?re doing,? said James Murphy, the longest-standing resident at the home. ?Everybody that is currently at the house works. This is a transition house for you to get your [life]
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