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  • Psychologists help grieving students after fatal car crash

    Four psychologists were sent to two Burbank high schools Monday morning to counsel students and district officials in the wake of a car crash Saturday morning in which five former students were killed and one was injured, authorities said. The victims...
  • Memorial honoring five killed in car crash keeps growing

    Memorial honoring five killed in car crash keeps growing
    A roadside memorial had grown on Monday to include hundreds of candles, bouquets of flowers and about a dozen posters covered with photographs and heart-felt notes memorializing the victims of the fatal car crash in Burbank on Saturday. Friends and...
  • Top stories of 2013: Political shifts topped Burbank headlines

    Top stories of 2013: Political shifts topped Burbank headlines
    Burbank marked a busy, busy year in 2013. The City Council welcomed a new member and ushered out a five-term councilman. Many of the top positions in city government — police chief, fire chief and city manager — were either hired or had...
  • Burbank police report DUI arrests up, crashes down

    The number of alcohol- and drug-related car crashes dropped in 2013 when compared to the previous year, while the number of arrests made for driving under the influence spiked, police reported this week. In 2013, there were 557 drunk or drugged driving...
  • Boy struck by car; driver arrested for trying to flee

    A 5-year-old boy was struck by a vehicle while crossing the street in Burbank Monday afternoon, and the driver was arrested after attempting to flee the scene, police said. The boy, who was crossing the street with his grandmother, was transported to...
  • Toxicology report: Alcohol, drugs factors in crash that killed five

    Toxicology report: Alcohol, drugs factors in crash that killed five
    Alcohol, drugs and a high rate of speed appear to have been factors in a fiery car wreck in September that claimed the lives of five young people and left one severely injured, records show. The driver of the Nissan Altima involved in the single-car...
  • Five killed, one injured in single-vehicle accident in Burbank

    Five killed, one injured in single-vehicle accident in Burbank
    A single-vehicle accident under the 5 (Golden State) Freeway in Burbank killed five people and injured an 18-year-old woman early Saturday morning, authorities said. The Nissan sedan hit a guardrail and crashed into a concrete pillar under the freeway...
  • Car crashes into Al & Ed's Auto Sound

    Car crashes into Al & Ed's Auto Sound
    A man allegedly fell asleep while driving down Magnolia Boulevard early Friday morning, crashing into an automobile accessory store.  The manager of Al & Ed's Auto Sound received calls from the alarm company and the driver of the vehicle informing him...
  • Taco Bell to stay on Magnolia

    After an almost three-hour debate, the City Council on Tuesday effectively nixed a new Taco Bell at the intersection of Burbank Boulevard and Buena Vista Street, citing traffic safety concerns tied to a proposed drive-through on the site. The...
  • Families of Metrolink crash dead to get average of $4.2 million

    Families of Metrolink crash dead to get average of $4.2 million
    Families of the 24 Metrolink passengers killed in the collision with a freight train three years ago in Chatsworth will receive an average of $4.2 million each in compensation under a distribution formula worked out by a Los Angeles judge and made...
  • San Fernando Valley roundup: LAPD Chief wants more police at LAUSD schools, Big rig accident closes truck lanes on 5 Freeway

    San Fernando Valley roundup: LAPD Chief wants more police at LAUSD schools, Big rig accident closes truck lanes on 5 Freeway
    Good morning, readers. Today is Monday, December 17. LAPD Chief Charlie Beck is calling for more security at LAUSD schools in the wake of Friday's mass shooting in a Newtown, Conn., elementary school. Beck says he hopes to have LAPD officers patrol...
  • Year in Review: A year of tragedy and triumph

    Year in Review: A year of tragedy and triumph
    A massive manhunt for a missing FBI agent, the surprise departure of the city's chief executive, a National Teacher of the Year, tragic suicide and long-sought closure for the family of a murdered Burbank police officer. The year 2012 was full of...