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By Maria Hsin, maria.hsin@latimes.com | January 17, 2012
Burbank officials are sifting through more than 50 applications for the position of public information officer, according to the city manager's office. Deputy City Manager Joy Forbes said she is unsure when the position - essentially the lead spokesman for the city - will be filled, but someone would be brought in to serve on an interim basis this week. Keith Sterling, who held the position for the past 2 1/2 years, left Tuesday to become communications director at the University of Utah.
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By Tom Risen | February 18, 2009
BURBANK — City officials will begin interviews at the end of the month for a new director of financial services and a new public information officer so they can better manage the city’s economic challenges. “There are certain positions that become vacant, and you wonder if you can go without them in this economic crunch,” Deputy City Manager Joy Forbes said. “But they’re both very crucial positions for the city, and we couldn’t go without them in our budget process.
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December 27, 2003
Jackson Bell The Burbank Police Department will usher in the new year with a new public face -- at least temporarily. Beginning Jan. 15, Sgt. William Berry, the depart- ment's public information officer, will be reassigned, and Sgt. Brian Matthews will assume Berry's duties. Berry will fill in for Lt. Pat Lynch, who will be on assignment for about three months. Neither Berry nor Matthews would disclose the nature of the assignment. Although Berry is not being promoted, he will receive a lieutenant's pay for supervising about 25 officers in the Patrol Bureau and overseeing the Communications Center and Records Bureau.
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By Maria Hsin, maria.hsin@latimes.com | January 24, 2012
Burbank police officials hailed a U.S. Supreme Court ruling this week that determined officers were justified in invading the home of a Bellarmine-Jefferson High School student without a warrant in 2007 out of concern that an attack was imminent. The court essentially upheld a decision by the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, which had thrown out a lawsuit against Officers Edmundo Zepeda, Chris Roberts, Fernando Munoz and Sgt. Darin Ryburn for illegally entering the home of Vincent Huff, the Bell-Jeff student, on June 1, 2007.
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October 13, 2007
LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS The council heard from Michael McManus, the city’s public information officer, about a series of candidate forums the League of Women Voters will hold in 2008. WHAT IT MEANS The three forums would seek to inform voters about the presidential election and other measures. CHANGES TO PAYROLL SYSTEM Changes to the city’s payroll system were discussed. WHAT IT MEANS   The arrangement with Oracle Systems Solution involves maintenance support, including software upgrades, and is on track to be completed, said Penny Forbes, project administrator.
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By Leslie Simmons | December 29, 1999
CIVIC CENTER -- As a college student, Burbank Police Lt. Larry Koch had aspirations of becoming a history teacher. In the end he settled on police science, which turned out to be a pretty good move. Koch, 49, a 26-year veteran who most recently has served as the department's public information officer, will be promoted to captain in January. "It's an exciting time to be a part of all the changes that will occur," Koch said. Captain Tom Hoefel, who takes over for departing Chief Dave Newsham on Jan. 1, selected Koch from a pool of three veteran lieutenants for the job of patrol division captain.
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June 27, 2012
After reviewing more than 100 applications for a public information officer, Burbank hired Drew Sugars, a veteran television journalist and current PIO for the Santa Barbara Sheriff's Office, according to the city. Sugars arrives with 17 years of broadcasting experience as an Emmy award-winning television news reporter, main anchor and newsroom manager, the city said in a statement. The California native spent the past four years working for the largest law enforcement agency in Santa Barbara County where he successfully merged the Public Information Office and Media Resources Unit.
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By Alison Tully | July 5, 2008
BURBANK — A 16-year-old Burbank boy who was charged with two felony counts in connection with the shooting of a Hollywood business owner will be arraigned Wednesday. Edward Davtyan is charged with one count each of attempted murder and felony vandalism, said Phillip Glaviano, assistant head deputy of the Los Angeles Hardcore Gang Division. Davtyan and a co-conspirator were reprimanded on June 25 for allegedly tagging the walls of an auto body shop in East Hollywood, Glaviano said.
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June 26, 2002
Lecture offered on native plants HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- While some plants attract birds or butterflies, others prevent soil erosion -- and residents can learn Thursday which plants to choose for around their homes. Ecologist Ellen Mackey will offer information on the region's native plants and how they can beautify and protect Burbank gardens. The free event will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Burbank Central Library, 110 N. Glenoaks Blvd. For more information, call 238-5600.
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By Maria Hsin, maria.hsin@latimes.com | January 24, 2012
Burbank police officials hailed a U.S. Supreme Court ruling this week that determined officers were justified in invading the home of a Bellarmine-Jefferson High School student without a warrant in 2007 out of concern that an attack was imminent. The court essentially upheld a decision by the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, which had thrown out a lawsuit against Officers Edmundo Zepeda, Chris Roberts, Fernando Munoz and Sgt. Darin Ryburn for illegally entering the home of Vincent Huff, the Bell-Jeff student, on June 1, 2007.
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By Maria Hsin, maria.hsin@latimes.com | January 17, 2012
Burbank officials are sifting through more than 50 applications for the position of public information officer, according to the city manager's office. Deputy City Manager Joy Forbes said she is unsure when the position - essentially the lead spokesman for the city - will be filled, but someone would be brought in to serve on an interim basis this week. Keith Sterling, who held the position for the past 2 1/2 years, left Tuesday to become communications director at the University of Utah.
NEWS
By Tom Risen | February 18, 2009
BURBANK — City officials will begin interviews at the end of the month for a new director of financial services and a new public information officer so they can better manage the city’s economic challenges. “There are certain positions that become vacant, and you wonder if you can go without them in this economic crunch,” Deputy City Manager Joy Forbes said. “But they’re both very crucial positions for the city, and we couldn’t go without them in our budget process.
NEWS
December 27, 2003
Jackson Bell The Burbank Police Department will usher in the new year with a new public face -- at least temporarily. Beginning Jan. 15, Sgt. William Berry, the depart- ment's public information officer, will be reassigned, and Sgt. Brian Matthews will assume Berry's duties. Berry will fill in for Lt. Pat Lynch, who will be on assignment for about three months. Neither Berry nor Matthews would disclose the nature of the assignment. Although Berry is not being promoted, he will receive a lieutenant's pay for supervising about 25 officers in the Patrol Bureau and overseeing the Communications Center and Records Bureau.
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