Deputies call ‘sickout’ to protest contract
CIVIC CENTER -- All eight of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s
Department deputies assigned to the Burbank Superior Courthouse
called in sick Tuesday, presumably as part of an action to protest
stalled contract negotiations.
Burbank and Glendale were among 10 courthouses where deputies
staged a sickout. Deputies were transferred from other assignments to
cover the vacancies, and local court officials said the action caused
delays and minor problems in the facility’s lockup for prisoners.
The deputies’ contract with the county expired Jan. 21, and union
officials said the Board of Supervisors has declined to participate
in meaningful negotiations.
Tuesday’s action is part of a slowdown by deputies, union
officials said, adding that though they were not involved in planning
the action, sickouts might continue on a rotating basis at other
county court buildings.
Donations accepted for tree program
BURBANK -- People who want to support the city’s tree-planting
program are invited to make a donation during March, which is
The program is sponsored by the Burbank Civic Pride Committee.
Donations must be submitted by March 20 to be listed in the
program for a ceremony at 2 p.m. March 27 at Johnny Carson Park, 400
S. Bob Hope Drive, where this year’s trees will be planted.
For contribution information, call 238-5840.
Schiff gets funding for teen club
MEDIA DISTRICT NORTH -- Burbank teens will benefit from $80,000 in
federal funds that Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) worked to secure.
The money will go to the Burbank Boys and Girls Club Teen Center
Outreach Project. The program provides mentoring, homework
assistance, tutoring, computer instruction, Internet skills and
career counseling. Youth will also be helped with interview skills
and guidance about attending job fairs and college fairs.
People interested in learning more about the program can call the
Boys and Girls Club at 842-9333.