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April 26, 2008
The state Senate unanimously approved a bill by state Sen. Jack Scott, whose district includes Glendale and Burbank, that aims to close loopholes in the teacher-credentialing process in order to protect children from sexual predators. Under the legislation — Senate Bill 1110 — the Commission on Teacher Credentialing would be required to suspend a teacher’s credential if another state has revoked the teacher’s credential for serious misconduct. The credential would remain suspended as the commission investigated the ruling.
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By Chuck Sambar | April 19, 2006
Too many young people are engaging in dangerous and provocative computer use in the comfort and security of their bedrooms, just a few feet away from their parent's eyes and ears. And while Mom and Dad assume that their child is engaged quietly and diligently on study, research and homework using the computer, they are all too often oblivious to what is really going on with their child, the computer and the world beyond. Parents are either too trusting, naïve or lack the skill and expertise that their children have in the use of the home computer.
NEWS
By Christopher Cadelago | March 28, 2009
BURBANK — Reacting to the rush of cities across Los Angeles County clamping down on registered sex offenders, city officials Tuesday will weigh whether to pursue restricting residency and loitering of the convicted felons. The meeting comes one month after Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich informed Burbank officials of the board’s decision to adopt an ordinance imposing residential restrictions on sex offenders that exceed those imposed by state law. Burbank officials are now considering adopting their own guidelines in addition to the new county rules.
NEWS
October 2, 2004
Jacqui Brown Alice Francis lives a block and a half from Stevenson Elementary School, where her 6- and 9-year-old children go to school. So it seems pretty natural for her kids to stroll to school. But on Wednesday, the youngsters may have a lot more company. Francis, along with many other parents, will hoof it to school Wednesday as part of an international effort to promote safer streets for children who walk to school. Teaching her children the rules of the road was something Francis did early.
NEWS
January 28, 2006
Rep. Adam Schiff, a Democrat who represents Glendale and Burbank, and Judiciary Committee Democrats held a briefing Jan. 20 on the National Security Agency's surveillance procedures. Members used the briefing as a first steptoward exercising oversight responsibility on the issue, Schiff said. Schiff is a former assistant U.S. attorney in Los Angeles and the co-founder of the Democratic Study Group on National Security. Push to preserve rapists' DNA Assemblyman Dennis Mountjoy's proposal to preserve the DNA evidence found on the victims of rapists and sexual predators for at least four years was rejected at a recent Assembly Public Safety Committee meeting.
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By By Tania Chatila | January 14, 2006
Bill would heighten restrictions on registered sex offenders and up jail time for some. GLENDALE -- A bill that would increase penalties for certain sex offenses and heighten the restrictions on registered sex offenders would be effective in deterring criminal behavior and keeping local communities safe, police say. Assembly Bill 50, which went before the Assembly Public Safety Committee on Tuesday, looks to increase jail time for certain offenses,...
NEWS
By Ani Amirkhanian | October 11, 2006
BURBANK — Police and schools officials are working to increase awareness about Internet safety among the district's students, parents, teachers and staff. "Internet safety has risen to the top of parent concerns and general safety of children when they are away from home," said Marissa Rosoff, the Burbank Unified School District's OutReach Center coordinator. "The Internet can be a free-for-all if parents are not as technologically savvy as their kids are." As a response to safety concerns, the Burbank Police Department is available to provide Internet-safety training classes to school staff and students, said Darin Ryburn, juvenile bureau sergeant for the Burbank Police Department.
NEWS
April 4, 2009
WINTER SHELTER FINAL REPORT 2008-09 The council heard a final report from representatives of the Union Rescue Mission of Los Angeles regarding the winter homeless shelter, which came under fire when neighbors of Burbank?s National Guard armory at 3800 Valhalla Drive complained about loitering, drug and alcohol use and sex offenders wondering into their neighborhoods. Neighbors of the armory took the meeting as another opportunity to voice their displeasure with certain members of the council as well as representatives for the shelter?
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By Rachel Kane | February 3, 2007
The projector was set to go in Holy Cross Hall at St. Francis Xavier School on Tuesday night as a crowd of 30 or so parents trickled in. They had come to watch video, listen and talk about one of the most taboo subjects in American life — and, more recently, in the Catholic Church — child molestation. "This is a very important meeting," said Mary Ann Madden, one of the designated teachers of a new, Archdiocese of Los Angeles-mandated sexual abuse class. "Teaching Touching Safety," the program children in kindergarten to 12th grade will undergo, is part of a larger archdiocese program to educate their teachers, students, parents and anyone else involved with the religious organization about sexual abuse.
NEWS
By: Darleene Barrientos | September 17, 2005
Assembly Majority Leader Dario Frommer has two bills awaiting the governor's signature this week that would provide relief in education funding and prescription drug consumer costs. The state Assembly and the Senate approved the bills last week before the end of the session. One bill, which is sponsored by state Treasurer Phil Angelides, could generate up to $2 billion in new revenue during the next decade by managing underutilized state-owned property like a business.
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By Christopher Cadelago | March 28, 2009
BURBANK — Reacting to the rush of cities across Los Angeles County clamping down on registered sex offenders, city officials Tuesday will weigh whether to pursue restricting residency and loitering of the convicted felons. The meeting comes one month after Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich informed Burbank officials of the board’s decision to adopt an ordinance imposing residential restrictions on sex offenders that exceed those imposed by state law. Burbank officials are now considering adopting their own guidelines in addition to the new county rules.
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April 26, 2008
The state Senate unanimously approved a bill by state Sen. Jack Scott, whose district includes Glendale and Burbank, that aims to close loopholes in the teacher-credentialing process in order to protect children from sexual predators. Under the legislation — Senate Bill 1110 — the Commission on Teacher Credentialing would be required to suspend a teacher’s credential if another state has revoked the teacher’s credential for serious misconduct. The credential would remain suspended as the commission investigated the ruling.
FEATURES
By Chuck Sambar | April 19, 2006
Too many young people are engaging in dangerous and provocative computer use in the comfort and security of their bedrooms, just a few feet away from their parent's eyes and ears. And while Mom and Dad assume that their child is engaged quietly and diligently on study, research and homework using the computer, they are all too often oblivious to what is really going on with their child, the computer and the world beyond. Parents are either too trusting, naïve or lack the skill and expertise that their children have in the use of the home computer.
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