The Early Edition – Burbank Leader

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Richard Phillips, 52, of L.A. and a videotape operator, who has been out of work for most of the time since May 2008, looks for any type of work at the Verdugo Jobs Center in Glendale on Friday.  (Raul Roa/The Leader)

Richard Phillips, 52, of L.A. and a videotape operator, who has been out of work for most of the time since May 2008, looks for any type of work at the Verdugo Jobs Center in Glendale on Friday. (Raul Roa/The Leader)

Jobless rates rise in Burbank, Glendale
BURBANK — The unemployment rate in Glendale rose slightly to 11.1% in September, up from 11% last month, according to the latest state figures released Friday.

Commissioners vent frustration
DOWNTOWN — Against the backdrop of an FBI probe into police misconduct and a number of lawsuits claiming internal harassment, the Burbank Police Commission on Wednesday called on city officials to expand its oversight role.

Lt. rank on hold in FBI probe
CITY HALL — A city commission has blocked the temporary promotion of a Burbank police lieutenant because he was named in an FBI probe into excessive-force allegations.

Harvey Milk Day is neither in, out
BURBANK — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s decision to sign a bill that encourages local school districts to commemorate the life and legacy of the first openly gay elected official in the U.S. has put education officials in familiar territory.

Burbank wins OT thriller
MEMORIAL FIELD — When his Burbank High football team scored a touchdown in the second overtime to pull to within one point of defending Pacific League champion Muir, Bulldogs’ Coach Hector Valencia decided his team had had enough.

Their place of honor
From a coach, to athletes to a city official and alumna who has helped support the school’s stadium renovation project, the honorees ran the gambit Thursday as the latest class was inducted into the Burroughs Athletic Hall of Fame.

SMALL WONDERS: Reader, husband redefine marriage
Each week I mine my brain for something witty or poignant to say to you here in my corner of your local newspaper.

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Written by Times Community News

October 17, 2009 at 11:43 am

Posted in News Roundups

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