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By Chris Wiebe | December 16, 2006
BURBANK ? Incomes in the San Fernando Valley are higher than the national average, but residents pay for it in increased housing costs and longer commutes to work, according to a recently released U.S. Census Bureau report. And in Burbank, where median home prices exceed even San Fernando Valley averages by 11%, making home ownership a reality for middle-class buyers remains a challenge for legislators, Rep. Brad Sherman said. "Half the homes in America ? single-family homes ?
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NEWS
By Christopher Cadelago | January 15, 2010
DOWNTOWN — A former Burbank police detective has been ordered to pay the city $22,500 to cover a portion of the legal fees it incurred in defending itself against his privacy and defamation lawsuit. Attorneys for Christopher Lee Dunn filed the lawsuit in July, claiming City Atty. Dennis Barlow illegally released his personnel records to the media the same day the former detective filed a wrongful termination and racial discrimination lawsuit. But Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Irving Shimer struck down the complaint on the grounds that it constituted a Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation, or SLAPP.
BUSINESS
By Alison Tully | May 28, 2008
For homeowner Barbara Wise, the decline of single-family home prices in the city has her concerned about the value of her home. “Like everybody else, I am worried that my home equity and selling value will decrease,” said Wise, who two years ago bought a single-family home in Burbank. But she has no plans to move any time soon, which gives her peace of mind, she said. Since last year, single-family-home prices in the city have declined by as much as 5.3%, according to statistics from Trulia, a real estate search engine for buyers and agents.
NEWS
September 15, 2004
Jackson Bell Since Armenian immigrants are believed to use tobacco products "well above" the county's average of 15.6%, community leaders and officials are promoting a campaign to extinguish smoking. Before a small gathering Tuesday morning at Brand Boulevard and Harvard Street in Glendale, Linda Aragon of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services introduced the first initiative to educate the community on the dangers of secondhand smoke.
NEWS
December 23, 2006
Former California State Assembly Majority Leader Dario Frommer joined the law firm Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP's California Government Practice Group at its Los Angeles office, the law firm's spokesperson said on Dec. 12. Frommer served three terms spanning six years in the state legislature representing the 43rd Assembly District. His last day in office was Nov. 30. The law firm's Government Practice Group represents clients in legislative, administrative, enforcement and contract matters concerning federal, state and local governments.
NEWS
June 13, 2001
I work as a clerk during elections. Several elections ago, a citizen came to vote. He looked at the street roster, which is a list of voters posted for the precinct. He reported that he had lived at his address for more than 20 years, and on the list of registered voters were three addresses that did not exist. This fact was reported to Los Angeles County election board. The following day, a policeman was sent to check the complaint. It was true. There were people registered at nonexisting addresses.
NEWS
January 5, 2005
UNITED STATES Congressman Adam B. Schiff (29th District) E-mail via www.house.gov/schiff Washington, D.C. office: 326 Cannon HOB Washington, D.C. 20515 (202) 225-4176 Pasadena office: 35 S. Raymond Ave., Suite 205 Pasadena, CA 91105 (626) 304-2727 Congresssman Brad Sherman (27th District) E-mail via www.house.gov/sherman Washington, D.C. office: 1030 Longworth Building Washington, D.C. 20515 (202)
LOCAL
By Chris WiebeThe Leader | October 25, 2006
BURBANK — A Los Angeles County prosecutor and the defense attorney for a longtime Burbank employee facing felony embezzlement charges abandoned a settlement agreement Wednesday after the primary investigator for the case spoke out about the evidence. Investigator Dorothy Black, a retired bank vice president who spent much of her career researching embezzlement cases, told the court the case against Jolene Elliott is well-documented and that missing funds are greater than the $10,000 she is accused of stealing.
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