March 31, 2001
Josh Goldstein CIVIC CENTER -- As he had done countless times working his beat as a Burbank Police Officer, Phil Whitehair went with his gut instinct. The 25-year veteran of the department was just a few minutes short of finishing his 12-hour shift March 20 and was driving down Magnolia Boulevard when he noticed a middle-aged man standing on the overpass and peering down into the busy lanes of the Golden State (5) Freeway. "He just gazed at the traffic going by," Whitehair, 52, said.
July 17, 2009
BURBANK — An Asian American police detective filed a civil lawsuit Thursday against the Burbank Police Department, alleging that he was subjected to racial discrimination and retaliation before being unlawfully fired. Christopher Lee Dunn, a recipient of the Los Angeles Police Department Medal of Valor before joining the ranks of the Burbank Police Department in March 2001, suffered years of ridicule based on his ancestry and got less desirable assignments in the narcotics unit despite besting his peers in recorded drug seizures, according to the complaint.
September 7, 2002
The following incidents were taken from police reports. MAGNOLIA PARK 2500 Clark Ave.: A 22-year-old Burbank man was detained Thursday for allegedly deserting his post in the U.S. Marine Corps. Police detained the man and held him until military police picked him up. MEDIA DISTRICT NORTH Intersection of Pass Avenue and Oak Street: A 39-year-old Burbank man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol after speeding and failing a field sobriety test.
February 5, 2000
Brett E. Fishback, who recently graduated from basic and A.I.T. training at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo., became the first soldier at Ft Leonard Wood to earn a selection to the 14th Military Police Brigade Hall of Fame. He has been assigned to the 95th Military Police Battalion Honor Guard in Heidelberg, Germany. He is a 1999 graduate of Hoover High School. Jason M. Ward, the son of Larry and Karen L. Ward of Glendale, has completed basic training at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego.
December 11, 1999
Paul A. Raggio, a former Glendale resident and son of Lynne and Carl Raggio of Glendale, was promoted to full colonel andreceived his orders to take Command at Fort Bragg in July. He is now commander of the 16th Military Police Brigade (Airborne.) This is the only Military Police Brigade in the Army made up of paratroopers. He is also the Corps Provost Marshal. He advises the XVIII Airborne Corps, which includes Fort Bragg, Fort Polk, Fort Drum, Fort Stewart and Fort Campbell.
May 29, 2010
V ietnam War veteran Mickey DePalo continues to serve his country — and his city — as chairman of the Burbank Veterans Commemorative Committee. DePalo works with about 14 other members to organize programs for Memorial Day, Veterans Day and other programs that salute Burbank residents who have served and are still serving their country. "I think the committee's purpose is that we want to honor all veterans and honor and remember all the soldiers and Marines who have died in service to our country," he said.
May 26, 2001
Karen S. Kim MEDIA DISTRICT NORTH -- Though Gracie De La Pena didn't spend time in the Middle East during Operation Desert Storm, her service as a U.S. Marine Corps corporal in North Carolina during the war is a reminder of the experiences troops faced right here at home. The 38-year-old veteran, who moved to Burbank when she was 5 years old and who now works for Burbank's Park, Recreation and Community Services Department, will share her perspective during Monday's Memorial Day Ceremony at McCambridge Park.
November 12, 2008
For 80-year-old Korean War veteran Ray Ackerman, Tuesday’s Veterans Day ceremony at McCambridge Park wasn’t as much about others remembering his service as it was about his being proud of it. “I love the military,” the retired Army corporal said as he listened to the Burbank Community Band play an armed forces medley. “I’m very proud of being in the uniform.” With the memorial going on across the street from his apartment, the retired corporal donned his complete Army dress uniform for the event.