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818 Roundup: NBCUniversal plans layoffs; Burbank pharmacy loses license

January 29, 2014

Welcome to the roundup, 818 readers. Today is Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014.

Here are some of the top headlines in the region:


  • The Board of Pharmacy revoked the license for Jay Scott Drugs in Burbank on Monday. The board alleges that the pharmacy did not properly vet prescriptions for painkillers and other abused drugs that contributed to patient deaths.

  • Burbank is slated to receive $90,000 in state funding to help run a police task force monitoring individuals released from prison under the Public Safety Realignment Act, which redirected certain former inmates and parole violators from state to local supervision.

  • Current Orange County Undersheriff John L. Scott was named the interim sheriff of Los Angeles County after two closed-door meetings Tuesday. Scott will take over for the resigning Lee Baca until voters select a new sheriff later this year, either in June's primary election or November's run-off election.

  • KCET, an independent television station headquartered in Burbank and Peter Musurlian, station manager and senior producer of the Burbank Channel, brought home Golden Mike awards on Saturday from the Radio & Television News Assn. of Southern California.

  • -- Nicole Charky,

    Follow on Twitter: @Nicosharki.

    -- Sameea Kamal,

    Follow on Twitter: @SameeaKamal.

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