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  • Agent of Saddam Arrested in Chicago

    07/09/2003 9:51:38 AM PDT · by TomGuy · 125 replies · 866+ views
    FoxNews - cable ^ | July 9, 2003
    FoxNews just reported that an agent for Saddam Hussein has been arrested in Chicago. .....developing....
  • Guilty Verdict In Spying Case

    01/13/2004 3:11:25 PM PST · by blam · 164+ views
    Chicago Tribune/Yahoo ^ | 1-13-2004 | Matt O' Connor
    Guilty verdict in spying case Tue Jan 13,11:14 AM ET - Chicago Tribune By Matt O'Connor, Tribune staff reporter A federal jury deliberated less than three hours Monday before convicting a suburban Arabic-language newspaper publisher on charges he acted as a secret agent of Iraq before Saddam Hussein fall. The government alleged that since 1999, Palestinian-born Khaled Abdel-Latif Dumeisi provided information to Mukhabbarat, the Iraqi intelligence agency, about Hussein opponents living in the U.S. Prosecutors said Dumeisi betrayed the U.S. out of admiration for Hussein's support for the Palestinian cause and to get money for his cash-strapped publication, though he...
  • Updated:Burbank man protests outside Islamic Center in West Richland

    10/01/2014 3:58:23 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 13 replies
    The News Tribune ^ | 09/29/2014 | Geoff Folsom
    A Burbank man protested Monday evening outside a West Richland mosque, holding a sign that read "death to Islam" on one side and "Islam is evil" on the other. Michael Harmon, 28, of Burbank, also had a sign reading "Terrorists" on the side of his car, with a blue arrow pointing toward the Islamic Center of Tri-Cities on Bombing Range Road. Harmon said he served as a specialist in the Army and was in Afghanistan.
  • First @HiddenCash envelope found tonight in Burbank

    05/29/2014 8:38:11 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 19 replies
    daily news ^ | 5-29-14
    By Daily News POSTED: 05/29/14, 7:59 PM PDT | 0 COMMENTS The first @HiddenCash envelope has been found this evening in Burbank, only a short time after the mysterious benefactor tweeted a series of clues leading to the Empire Center shopping complex. The unknown person behind the Twitter account has been dropping envelopes of cash around the Bay area and this week started up in Los Angeles. Clues he sent out this evening led followers first to Burbank, then to the 5 Freeway/Empire Avenue area, then finally to an area near a Staples store near the Empire Center. A man...
  • Burbank couple rescues child with mattress

    03/18/2014 1:00:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    yahoo ^ | 3/18/14 | KABC - Los Angeles
    A Burbank couple used their box spring mattress to save the life of a toddler tumbling from a third-story window.
  • Comedian Accuses LA Comedy Club of Canceling Purim Show ‘Because They Don’t Want to Support Israel’

    03/06/2014 3:56:54 PM PST · by SJackson · 40 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 3-6-14
    Jewish comedian Stephen Glickman late Wednesday accused Burbank, California, comedy club Flappers of cancelling his all-Jewish pre-Purim show, scheduled for this Sunday, because club management did not want its venue used to support Israel. On Twitter, Glickman said: “The Purim stand up show at @FlappersComedy has been cancelled because the owners said they do not support benefits that support Israel.” “Everyone should have the right to believe what they want but a COMEDY CLUB being ANTI ISRAEL is disgraceful and as a Jewish man I am hurt!” he wrote on Twitter. Glickman told his 283,000 Twitter followers: “I’ll be reaching...
  • Burbank Lawmaker Calls For Public Display Of Controversial Armenian Rug

    11/11/2013 6:22:58 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    CBS/AP ^ | November 11, 2013 12:58 PM
    A San Fernando Valley lawmaker wants the White House to put a rug woven by Armenian orphans and given to President Calvin Coolidge nearly a century ago on public display. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) is among a bipartisan group of U.S. Congress members calling on President Obama to reverse the White House’s decision to back out of lending the rug out for a Dec. 16 exhibition at the Smithsonian Institute. The Armenian orphan rug, which measures 11′ 7″ x 18′ 5″ and is comprised of 4.4 million individual knots, reportedly took girls in the Ghazir Orphanage of Near East Relief...
  • FReep TED CRUZ? "Tonight Show" STUDIO AUDIENCE: Friday, 11/8/13 - Join the L.A. Chapter in BURBANK!

    10/31/2013 8:24:39 PM PDT · by RonDog · 110 replies
    If you can get to Burbank on Friday (11/8)YOU ARE INVITEDto join us the in the STUDIO AUDIENCE of the "Tonight Show with Jay Leno"to show your support forSenator TED CRUZ Note: The L.A. Chapter has a PROVEN TRACK RECORD at getting into this particular venue. ;) If you will let us know that you will be coming, and if you can get there in time - we will get you in. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz will be making his first late-night appearance on NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" when he visits on Friday, Nov. 8. The show...
  • Celebrity Non-Endorsement of the Day (Joan Rivers protests at Burbank Costco store)

    08/08/2012 11:21:29 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 32 replies
    The Daily What ^ | August 8, 2012
    When Joan Rivers got wind that Costco wasn’t selling her latest book, I Hate Everyone … Starting With Me, she took a bullhorn to a Burbank store location on Tuesday and accused the big-box retailer of violating her First Amendment rights:
  • How Lockheed’s Skunk Works Got into the Stealth Fighter Business

    04/24/2012 6:41:06 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 38 replies
    GIZMODO ^ | Lt. Col. William B. O'Connor USAF (ret.)
    How Lockheed’s Skunk Works Got into the Stealth Fighter Business How Lockheed’s Skunk Works Got into the Stealth Fighter Business How do you hide an airplane behind a bird? Very skillfully. Lt. Col. William B. O'Connor (ret.) flew the F-117 Nighthawk during the Bosnia Conflict, and in Stealth Fighter, he explains the history, operation, and soul America's most advanced stealth jet. While the United States had never embraced a defensive mindset and had only fielded one strategic SAM system to that point, the Nike-Hercules dating from the 1950s, and one real medium-range tactical system, the HAWK (homing all the way...
  • Stolen Mailboxes Pose ID Theft Risk To Valley Postal Customers

    07/14/2011 4:22:20 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 15 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | July 14, 2011 | CBS Los Angeles
    Federal officials launched an investigation on Thursday after four 200-pound mailboxes were stolen in less than a week at multiple San Fernando Valley post offices, potentially leaving postal customers vulnerable to identity theft. The mailboxes stolen from offices in Pacoima, Glendale and Burbank were bolted into a concrete slab, U.S. Postal Inspector Renee Focht told the Glendale News-Press. No suspects have been named, but the thefts appeared to be a “recent trend,” Focht said. Investigators have not confirmed if all the incidences were connected. Focht advised concerned postal customers to check their credit reports and contact their banks. All of...
  • Man Subdued After Disrupting Flight To Chicago

    05/09/2011 6:27:58 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 70 replies
    CBS ^ | May 9, 2011
    Man Subdued After Disrupting Flight To Chicago May 9, 2011 6:15 AM SAN FRANCISCO (CBS) – Flight attendants had to subdue a man on a flight from Chicago to San Francisco overnight, after he began shouting and banging on the cockpit door. This was the second flight disruption incident involving a flight to or from Chicago in a period of 24 hours. LISTEN: KCBS-AM/San Francisco’s Megan Goldsby reports In the latest incident, the man, who carries a Yemeni passport, was shouting unintelligibly as he banged on the door on American Airlines Flight 1561. San Francisco Police Sgt. Michael Rodriguez said...
  • Cadmium, lead found in drinking glasses

    11/22/2010 1:57:00 AM PST · by LucyT · 35 replies · 1+ views
    Physorg Medicine and Health ^ | November 22, 2010 | JUSTIN PRITCHARD , Associated Press
    The decorative enamel on the superhero and Oz sets - made in China and purchased at a Warner Brothers Studios store in Burbank - contained between 16 percent and 30.2 percent lead. The federal limit on children's products is 0.03 percent. The same glasses also contained relatively high levels of the even-more-dangerous cadmium, though there are no federal limits on that toxic metal in design surfaces.
  • Man With Flammable Liquid and Replica Gun Rams Through Warner Bros. Studios

    09/19/2010 3:07:15 AM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies
    BHCOURIER.com - BEVERLY HILLS COURIER ^ | Posted Saturday September 18, 2010 - 9:15am | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Police today were trying to figure out why a New York man with flammable liquids and a replica gun in his Camaro crashed through a barrier to get into Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank." SNIPPET: "Michael Rodriguez-Cintron, 43, was arrested Friday while roaming around the back lot, Burbank police said." SNIPPET: "Inside the suspect's car, police found a duffel bag with several bottles of unidentified flammable material, as well as ignition sources and the fake gun, Burbank police Lt. John Dilibert told reporters." SNIPPET: "Rodriguez-Cintron was jailed tonight in Burbank, police Sgt. Daniel Mayreis said. His bail was set...
  • Man's pro-Saddam tape part of trial

    01/03/2004 3:15:15 AM PST · by sarcasm · 2 replies · 134+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | January 3, 2004 | DAVE NEWBART
    In the speech at a celebration of Saddam Hussein's birthday in 2001, the Oak Lawn man praises the Iraqi ruler as a "great'' and "inspirational'' leader. A federal judge ruled Friday that prosecutors can show jurors a videotape of Khaled Abdel-Latif Dumeisi's remarks at his trial on charges that he acted as an unregistered agent of the Iraqi government. The trial begins Monday in U.S. District Court. Prosecutors accuse Dumeisi of spying on Iraqi opposition members in the United States. Federal judge Suzanne Conlon agreed with prosecutors that the speech, made at the headquarters of the Iraqi Mission to the...
  • John McCain Coming to L.A. Wednesday (will be on Ellen)

    05/21/2008 2:14:55 PM PDT · by pissant · 14 replies · 44+ views
    Fox ^ | 5/21/08 | staff
    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is scheduled to tape an appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" in Burbank today, then attend campaign fundraisers in Irvine. On her show's Web site, DeGeneres described McCain as "a true American hero" and promised that "we'll get some straight talk from the senator from Arizona," playing off the name of the McCain campaign bus, the Straight Talk Express. "I want to find out if it's really true that he once had a vodka drinking contest with (Sen.) Hillary (Rodham Clinton)," DeGeneres wrote. McCain's appearance is scheduled to air Thursday. The candidate...
  • Haunted Burbank Cafe?

    05/13/2008 8:15:02 PM PDT · by CurlyBill · 18 replies · 545+ views
    KNX Radio News 1070 ^ | 13 May 08 | KNX Radio News 1070
    There is not article, just this video...
  • Burbank Smoking Ban Burns Some Business Owners

    12/15/2007 2:35:52 PM PST · by Mark · 35 replies · 369+ views
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 12/15/2007 | Alex Dobuzinskis, Staff Writer
    BURBANK - Six months into the city's tough anti-smoking ordinance - and more than 250 citations later - some downtown business owners are banding together to fight it. They say the smoking ban scares away customers, and that it's too harsh, forcing renegade smokers to appear in court. "It's ridiculous," said Jessica Ullo, manager of Picanha Brazilian Bar and Grill. "Everybody here smokes, and it's like where are we supposed to go for our breaks?" Barry Kessler, 48, owner of a downtown jewelry store bearing his family name, has led the charge against the anti-smoking ordinance. In the coming weeks...
  • NBC bails on Burbank (Moving to Unversal City)

    10/10/2007 10:08:27 PM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 52 replies · 1,109+ views
    LA Times ^ | 10.10.07 | Meg James and Matea Gold
    After more than a half-century, NBC Universal is dropping the curtain on "beautiful downtown Burbank." The media company plans to announce Thursday that it is selling much of the 30 acres it owns in Burbank, including its legendary NBC Studios at 3000 W. Alameda Ave., home to such iconic programs as "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and before that, "The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson." NBC Universal intends to relocate the network and local news operations that are in Burbank to a new headquarters in a massive complex planned on Lankershim Boulevard, across the street from its Universal Studios...
  • HOW TO HIDE AN AIRPLANE FACTORY

    09/30/2007 9:30:05 PM PDT · by CHEE · 16 replies · 126+ views
    www.eatliver.com/ ^ | Unknown | Web Site
    During World War II the Army Corps of Engineers needed to hide the Burbank Lockheed Aircraft Plant to protect it from Japanese air attack. They covered it with camouflage netting and trompe J'oeit to make it look like a rural subdivision from the air. (Pictures at web site)
  • Coal Power Plant Expansion Threatens Views, Not HealthServes Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena

    11/19/2006 5:54:54 PM PST · by WayneLusvardi · 25 replies · 1,335+ views
    The Pasadena Pundit ^ | November 19, 2006 | Wayne Lusvardi
    Intermountain Power Plant Expansion Threatens Tourist "Views," Not Health - Serves Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena Preface: A proposal to extend the energy contracts for Burbank, Glendale, and Pasadena from 2025 to 2050 to accommodate expansion of the Intermountain Power Plant in Delta, Utah for a third coal-fired module has met with stiff resistance by the National Resources Defence Coucil (NRDC), the Sierra Club and other environmental organizations who have cited this as a "moral cause." The power plant's 710 foot stack, which is a technological marvel, removes 99.75 percent of all the particulates that would have gone into the atmosphere in...
  • Burbank detective describes killing of partner in gang shootout

    08/24/2006 5:21:25 PM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 1 replies · 457+ views
    CBS 2 ^ | 8/24/06 | ROBERT JABLON
    Federal prosecutors began their racketeering case Thursday against a street gang with testimony from a Burbank police officer who was badly wounded in a shootout that killed a fellow officer. Detective Gregory Campbell said he called for backup after smelling marijuana coming from a Cadillac Escalade in the parking lot of a motel. After Officer Matthew Pavelka arrived, the driver began firing at Campbell from five feet away, he testified. ``I recall yelling out, 'gun,''' said Campbell, who went down after being shot in the stomach and head. He didn't see what happened next but recalled hearing more than two...
  • Boy Beaten, Artificial Leg Used As Weapon (Police Seeking Perps Speaking "Polish or Broken English")

    07/13/2006 3:24:38 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 15 replies · 419+ views
    CBS2.Chicago.com ^ | 07/13/2006 | Kristyn Hartman
    (CBS) BURBANK, Ill. A 15-year-old southwest suburban boy and his friends are wondering what could have made a group of teens beat him, then take his prosthetic leg and use it as a weapon on a friend who came to his rescue. As CBS 2’s Kristyn Hartman reports, D.J. Choate of Burbank is now without his leg after losing it in a scuffle his friends call unthinkable. Choate and some friends were outside near 79th Street and Nagle Avenue when a group of teens drove past and almost hit him on Monday morning just after midnight. Choate said he and...
  • Protests lead to worry over police costs (Burbank Home Depot Illegal Lounge)

    05/30/2006 9:38:53 AM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 45 replies · 1,008+ views
    Burbank Leader ^ | 5/27/06 | By Chris Wiebe, The Leader
    BURBANK -- Protests and demonstrations at the Home Depot day labor center have racked up law enforcement costs of more than $46,000, prompting worries that the extra costs are a burden on city coffers. Between Sept. 30 and April 21, Burbank Police responded to 11 incidents involving anti-illegal immigration protests against center, which offers employment assistance to workers who are often not United States citizens, according to a Burbank Police memo. The memo has raised questions from residents about the purpose of the $94,000 annual fee that Home Depot pays to the city, intended to cover costs related to the...
  • 'The Breakfast Club' Actor Paul Gleason Dies At 67

    05/28/2006 4:03:46 PM PDT · by lunarbicep · 65 replies · 5,747+ views
    cbs2.com/ ^ | May 28, 2006
    Paul Gleason, who played the go-to bad guy in "Trading Places" and the angry high school principal in "The Breakfast Club," has died. He was 67. Gleason's wife, Susan, says her husband died Saturday at a Burbank hospital of mesothelioma, a rare form of lung cancer linked to asbestos. Gleason appeared in over 60 movies, including "Die Hard," "Johnny Be Good," and "National Lampoon's Van Wilder." Most recently, he made a handful of television appearances in hit shows such as "Friends" and "Seinfeld." A native of Miami, Gleason was an avid athlete. Before becoming an actor, he played Triple-A minor...
  • Study Gives Snapshot Of Day Laborers

    01/22/2006 10:24:03 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 30 replies · 701+ views
    WBBM.COM ^ | 01-23-2006 | AP
    (AP) LOS ANGELES The immigrant day laborers who wait for work on street corners across the United States have families and attend church regularly, and the people who hire them are more likely to be individual homeowners than construction contractors. The first nationwide study of day laborers also found that one in five has been injured on the job and nearly half have been cheated out of pay. The study, the most detailed snapshot to date of the mostly Hispanic and often undocumented immigrants who've become a focal point in the immigration debate, was based on interviews of 2,660 workers...
  • Councilman responds to abuse accusations (Burbank....Again!)

    01/11/2006 12:48:28 AM PST · by BurbankKarl · 1 replies · 271+ views
    Burbank Leader ^ | 1/11/06 | Mark R. Madler
    Burbank City Councilman Todd Campbell urged patience in the "process" Tuesday regarding accusations that he is under investigation for physically abusing his girlfriend. Campbell responded from the dais after three residents remarked during oral communications at the City Council meeting that Campbell was under investigation for an incident of domestic violence. I have not seen these allegations," he said. "I need to see them before giving an informed comment. I ask you to let the process work itself out. I ask for your patience on that." Campbell, who grew up in Burbank, was elected to his council seat in 2003....
  • Burbank Hiring Site Draws Ire (Illegal Alien lounge opens Thursday!)

    01/10/2006 11:49:18 AM PST · by BurbankKarl · 54 replies · 897+ views
    LA Times ^ | 1/10/06 | Anna Gorman, Times Staff Writer
    Days after dozens of protesters rallied at a day laborer site in neighboring Glendale, Burbank officials are preparing to celebrate the grand opening of a Home Depot and an adjacent hiring center. They are also preparing for protests. The City Council took the unusual step of requiring Home Depot to construct the hiring hall as a condition of building the store, sparking a contentious public debate with some accusing the council of catering to illegal immigrants. The store and the center are scheduled to open Thursday. Protesters plan to attend the council's meeting tonight, when the panel is expected to...
  • Ex-Councilwoman Pleads Guilty To Coke Possession (Burbank Mayor Also Guilty Of Child Endangerment)

    12/22/2005 11:23:19 AM PST · by BurbankKarl · 11 replies · 496+ views
    CBS 2 News ^ | 12/22/05 | various
    Former Burbank City Councilwoman Stacey Jo Murphy pleaded guilty Thursday to a felony count of possessing cocaine and one misdemeanor count of child endangerment, the District Attorney's Office announced. As part of a plea agreement, Murphy, 47, also will enter a drug-diversion program, attend drug counseling sessions and return to court for progress reports, said Deputy District Attorney Thomas Krag. Murphy also agreed to attend parenting classes and be supervised by the courts for five years. "This is an appropriate resolution for a defendant who was a leader in the community, but whose drug use clouded her judgment and put...
  • Murder Suspect Arrested At Canadian Border

    11/29/2005 6:04:04 PM PST · by BurbankKarl · 4 replies · 273+ views
    CBS2 ^ | 11/29/05 | (CBS)
    A Glendale man who fled the scene of a collision that left Burbank man, 18, dead has been captured at the Canadian border, apparently on his way to Armenia. Andranik Manukovich Atshemyan, 23, was detained at the Canadian border last week, according to the Burbank Police Department. Canadian authorities said Atshemyan's travel plans included a flight to Armenia. The collision occurred Nov. 19 about 9:40 p.m. at Columbus Avenue and Riverdale Drive, police said. The scene left two men in critical condition. Oscar Torres, 18, of Burbank died five days later. Glendale homicide detectives are expected to return with...
  • Glendale Man Pleads Guilty To Trafficking Charge (Vineland Boyz)

    11/10/2005 5:54:23 PM PST · by BurbankKarl · 9 replies · 611+ views
    CBS 2 ^ | 11/10/05 | various
    The boyfriend of a former Burbank city councilwoman pleaded guilty Thursday to a charge he traded a gang member two handguns in exchange for cocaine. Scott Schaffer, 51, of Glendale, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge John Walter to one count of using a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. He scheduled to be sentenced in June. Schaffer and his longtime girlfriend, 47-year-old Stacey Murphy, were arrested in July. Murphy, the mother of three and a former Burbank mayor, was taken into custody shortly after Schaffer was arrested and was ultimately charged with felony cocaine possession and misdemeanor...
  • Warner Cuts More Than 5% of Studio Staff

    11/02/2005 10:00:41 AM PST · by BurbankKarl · 9 replies · 362+ views
    LA Times ^ | 11/2/05 | Claudia Eller
    Under pressure to slash costs, Warner Bros. Entertainment confirmed late Tuesday that it had fired 250 to 300 employees at its Burbank studio. At least 100 additional people will lose their jobs in the studio's international operations, according to a senior company executive who spoke on condition of anonymity. Warner's cuts are among the deepest by a studio this year and come as Hollywood is being forced to deal with spiraling costs while the once-hot DVD market cools off and TV syndication dries up. Warner spokeswoman Sue Fleishman, who confirmed the layoffs on the Burbank lot, did not provide a...
  • CA: Kerry calls union dues proposal an effort to silence workers (Prop 75)

    10/13/2005 6:24:01 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies · 897+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 10/13/05 | Michael R. Blood -ap
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Entering a fight over union rights that could have national implications, Sen. John Kerry warned Thursday that a ballot initiative backed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger could tip the balance of democracy by muzzling the voice of working people. Proposition 75 would force public employee unions, such as those representing teachers, firefighters and prison guards, to seek written permission from members before using dues for political purposes. Kerry, speaking outside a downtown firehouse, said the initiative would condemn workers to "a completely unfair system." The proposal "represents part of an ongoing effort by the Republican Party to...
  • Air Units Attack Blaze On Burbank Hillside

    09/30/2005 4:55:25 PM PDT · by NickatNite2003 · 14 replies · 323+ views
    NBC 4 TV ^ | 9/30/2005 | (No Author cited)
    BURBANK, Calif. -- Burbank firefighters are battling another blaze that broke out Thursday in the Wildwood Canyon wilderness area above the city. The fire flared up again Friday afternoon, and firefighting resources are spread thin because of the Topanga Fire. Officials say no homes are threatened by the Burbank fire. At 3:45 p.m., the fire had scorched 500 acres and reached the top of the Verdugo Mountains. Crews are attempting to prevent the fire from cresting the peak, but authorities said the fire is expected to grow until dusk. Authorities issued an evacuation warning for the Country Club Canyon area....
  • Breaking: Jet Blue emergency landing, Long Beach, CA (UPDATE: Plane Landed Safely)

    09/21/2005 4:21:43 PM PDT · by kingu · 1,493 replies · 67,208+ views
    KABC Channel 7, live broadcast
    A Jet Blue aircraft just did a low altitude flyby of Long Beach airport after reporting some concern with their forward gear. The television helicopter caught an image of it - the gear is turned sideways and tilted. Aircraft is heading out towards the ocean to drop fuel, will turn around, and attempt a 'soft field' landing, keeping the nose up as long as possible.
  • Burbank City Councilwoman Pleads Not Guilty (Faces three years)

    08/25/2005 3:31:31 PM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 2 replies · 310+ views
    NBC News ^ | 8/25/05 | Various
    LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Burbank City Councilwoman Stacey Jo Murphy pleaded not guilty Thursday to felony possession of cocaine and misdemeanor child endangerment. Murphy, 47, is due back in court Sept. 28, when a date will be set for a hearing to determine if there's enough evidence for her to stand trial. Bail for Murphy had been set at $100,000, but Judge Janice Croft altered that arrangement this morning, releasing her on her own recognizance. The former Burbank mayor, who has served on the Burbank City Council since 1997, was arrested July 13 after a federal search warrant was served...
  • Photos from day 2 of the 'You don't speak for me Cindy' Tour caravan to Crawford, TX

    08/25/2005 3:29:09 AM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 23 replies · 2,256+ views
    Move America Forward website ^ | August 25th, 2005 | Move America Forward
    Photo Gallery - Tuesday Tuesday morning started in Bakersfield bright and early on the air with Channel 29 Eyewitness News Daybreak. Afterward we met with supporters and media outside the studios of KERN 1410 AM. Then, it was on the air at KERN. The caravan then left Bakersfield for the trip to Los Angeles. The first stop was the studios of KFI 640 AM in Burbank. Burbank photos courtesy of MAF friend John Thompson. From Burbank the caravan drove on to join the Al Rantel Show at KABC 790 AM in Los Angeles, and then went on to meet...
  • CA: Schaffer pleads not guilty (gun dealing Burbank Councilwoman's domestic partner)

    08/03/2005 10:02:46 AM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 4 replies · 428+ views
    Burbank Leader ^ | 8/3/05 | Mark R. Madler
    LOS ANGELES -- Glendale resident and businessman Scott Schaffer entered a not guilty plea on Monday to charges that he sold handguns to a gang member in exchange for cocaine. Schaffer stood in an area separated from the rest of the courtroom of U.S. District Magistrate Judge Paul Game by glass partitions and gave clear, loud responses when asked his name and if he understood the charges against him. "Not guilty," Schaffer responded when asked how he plead to the charges. His parents and three friends were present in the courtroom for the plea. A federal grand jury handed down...
  • CA: Councilwoman's Boyfriend Charged (Stacey Murphy - Burbank)

    07/28/2005 10:09:41 AM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 5 replies · 582+ views
    KCAL 9 ^ | 7/28/05 | various
    LOS ANGELES (AP) The longtime boyfriend of a Burbank city councilwoman has been charged with weapons and drug violations in connection with a notorious street gang. Scott Schaffer, companion of Burbank Councilwoman Stacey Jo Murphy, was charged Wednesday and is being held on suspicion of trading guns to a gang member for cocaine. Schaffer's attorney said his client would plead not guilty at his arraignment Monday. Schaffer was arrested July 13 after authorities found a gun registered in his name at the home of a San Fernando Valley gang member. Authorities said Schaffer traded two guns for cocaine. Court papers...
  • CA: Police Remove Graffiti-Marked Signs Honoring Slain Officer (Tagged with "187")

    07/22/2005 9:32:01 AM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 7 replies · 473+ views
    KNBC 4 LA ^ | 7/22/05
    BURBANK, Calif. -- Police took down two Interstate 5 Freeway signs honoring slain Burbank police Officer Matthew Pavelka after they were defaced with a spray-painted "187" and a gang nickname, the Daily News reported on Friday. In gang graffiti parlance, "187" -- the California penal code section for murder -- is a death threat. For Burbank police, who are investigating the case as vandalism, the graffiti opened an old wound, according to the report. "What you have here is an individual who has given his life to a particular cause, and people just vandalize it," Burbank police Sgt. Jay Jette...
  • Couple accused of Medicare fraud ($5.8 million)

    07/20/2005 10:35:13 AM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 13 replies · 917+ views
    Burbank Leader ^ | 7/20/05 | Rosette Gonzales
    BURBANK -- A local couple will be arraigned today in Los Angeles Superior Court on charges of filing $5.8 million in fraudulent Medicare bills from July 2002 to November 2004, officials said. Sarkis Musoyan, 37, and Azatui Dilboyan, 37, were arrested Tuesday at their Burbank home for allegedly submitting false bills in physicians' names through offices in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Long Beach and Huntington Beach, said Jane Robison, news secretary for Los Angeles County District Attorney's office. The couple would hire doctors and then use their names to file false claims. Musoyan and Dilboyan are being held in Los...
  • Arrested Councilwoman Says She Won't Resign

    07/19/2005 8:35:31 PM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 29 replies · 1,036+ views
    NBC 4 Los Angeles ^ | 7/19/05 | Various
    BURBANK, Calif. -- Burbank City Councilwoman Stacey Jo Murphy said Tuesday she will stay on the job despite her arrest on suspicion of cocaine possession and child endangerment. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- July 14 Images: Councilwoman Arrested June 29 Images: Vineland Boyz Arrests Police Arrest 22 During Operation Swift Intruder Burbank Councilwoman Accused Of Vineland Boyz Gang Ties -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "I cannot comment specifically on the allegations made against me," Murphy wrote in a letter to City Manager Mary Alvord that was read at Tuesday's Burbank City Council meeting. "I intend to do the job you elected me to do, and I plan on...
  • CA: Operation Swift Intruder Targets Vineland Boyz Again

    07/19/2005 8:54:07 AM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 24 replies · 1,936+ views
    KNBC 4 ^ | 7/19/05
    BURBANK, Calif. -- About 600 police officers raided homes from the San Fernando Valley to Palmdale overnight, in Operation Swift Intruder, a broad operation targeting violent gang members suspected in the shooting deaths of two officers. The raid on members of the Vineland Boyz follows a similar, larger raid against the gang last month. LAPD Lt. Paul Vernon said officers were serving search warrants at more than 20 locations and had made at least 14 arrests by 6 a.m. Vernon said that two other suspects were already in custody, bringing the number of alleged gang members in custody to 16....
  • burbank Councilwoman arrested

    07/17/2005 12:11:31 AM PDT · by television is just wrong · 23 replies · 1,661+ views
    Associated press ^ | July15, 2005 | Associated Press
    Burbank Councilwoman Arrested # For Alleged Cocaine Possession, Child Endangerment Jul 15, 2005 7:40 am US/Pacific BURBANK, Calif. (AP) A city councilwoman was arrested for investigation of cocaine possession and child endangerment by members of a task force that recently raided a notorious street gang blamed in the shooting deaths of two police officers, authorities said Thursday. Councilwoman Stacey Jo Murphy, 47, was arrested Wednesday night at her home, where law enforcement agents served a federal search warrant, police said. She posted $100,000 bail and was released from jail Thursday. A phone call left for Murphy at her office Thursday...
  • Double Life Stuns Burbank Councilwoman's Friends (arrested on drug, weapons-related charges)

    07/16/2005 5:28:11 PM PDT · by churchillbuff · 28 replies · 1,294+ views
    Daily News ^ | July 16 05 | Daily News
    Friends and acquaintances expressed shock and disbelief Friday at allegations that City Councilwoman Stacey Jo Murphy led a double life -- do-gooder civic leader and cocaine abuser who hung out at a bar with known gangsters. Murphy's arrest after police found drugs and guns at her Lima Street home grew out of a lengthy investigation into the notorious Vineland Boys street gang, which authorities blame for a long list of crimes, including the killing of Burbank police Officer Matthew Pavelka. Across Burbank, those who know Murphy, 47, were having trouble making the allegations jibe with their image of a successful...
  • California Lawmaker Nabbed On Drug Suspician

    07/16/2005 10:41:39 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 48 replies · 1,152+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | July 15, 2005
    BURBANK, Calif. - A city councilwoman was arrested on suspicion of cocaine possession after her boyfriend told authorities they had used the drug together and he had associated with a notorious street gang and sold guns to a member.
  • CA: Massive Police Action Nets 19 Gang Arrests (Vineland Boyz)

    06/21/2005 9:17:01 AM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 29 replies · 1,446+ views
    KNBC 4 ^ | 6/21/05 | various
    BURBANK, Calif. -- At least 19 arrests were made overnight in a raid targeting a violent San Fernando Valley gang suspected of killing two police officers. The early-morning raid began at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, when officers began serving 43 search and arrest warrants on members of the Vineland Boyz gang in Los Angeles, Palmdale, Rosamond, Valencia, Bakersfield and Simi Valley, police said. The Vineland Boyz gang is suspected in the fatal shooting of Los Angeles Officer James Beyea in 1988 and the 2003 shooting death of Burbank Officer Matthew Pavelka. By 5:30 a.m., at least 19 of the 43 gang...
  • CA: Burbank Councilwoman arrested on drug charges

    07/14/2005 2:41:44 PM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 51 replies · 1,155+ views
    Daily News ^ | 7/14/05 | staff reports
    Burbank police have arrested City Councilwoman Stacey Jo Murphy on suspicion of cocaine possession and child endangerment. Sgt. Jay Jette of the Burbank Police Department says a federal search warrant was served yesterday at Murphy's home. Murphy was held at Burbank city jail in lieu of $100,000 bail, Jette says. A news conference is scheduled this afternoon to discuss the arrest.
  • Two arrested in SoCal vigil to save electric cars

    03/14/2005 6:55:42 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 1,519+ views
    BURBANK, Calif. (AP) - "Baywatch" actress Alexandra Paul and another woman were arrested Monday after blocking the path of trucks hauling GM's pioneering EV1 electric cars to Arizona to be destroyed, police said. Officers booked Colette Divine and Paul, who played Lt. Stephanie Holden on the TV series, on suspicion of failing to obey an officer, police Lt. William Berry said. The women, both of Los Angeles, were released on their own recognizance and were scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday. The two were among dozens of electric car supporters holding an around-the-clock vigil outside a General Motors Corp. training center...
  • Molestation Suspect Surrenders Moments After Warrant Announced (Burbank)

    03/20/2004 2:37:07 PM PST · by BurbankKarl · 1 replies · 150+ views
    KNBC ^ | 3/19/2004
    Molestation Suspect Surrenders Moments After Warrant Announced Suspect Surrenders In Lobby Of Police Department POSTED: 10:34 pm PST March 18, 2004 UPDATED: 9:53 am PST March 19, 2004 BURBANK, Calif. -- Moments after Burbank police announced a $1 million arrest warrant Thursday for a suspected child molester, the 39-year-old defendant walked into the department's lobby and surrendered, authorities said. Mark Richard Ehlers was booked at the Burbank City Jail and held on $1.2 million bail. He is scheduled to be arraigned Friday at 10 a.m. at Burbank Superior Court, according to Burbank Police Lt. Kevin Krafft. Ehlers may have a...