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  • 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...
  • Man allegedly assaulted by fellow gang member at Burbank park

    Man allegedly assaulted by fellow gang member at Burbank park
    A 19-year-old Burbank man was hospitalized Thursday after he was allegedly assaulted by a member of his gang at a local park, police said. The suspect, identified by police as Cesar Ramirez, 20, was arrested on suspicion of battery on Friday and was...
  • Pedestrian struck by SUV in a coma, police say

    Pedestrian struck by SUV in a coma, police say
    An elderly Burbank pedestrian remained hospitalized Friday after suffering severe head injuries Thursday morning when she was struck by an SUV, police said. On Friday afternoon, the 87-year-old woman was in a coma after undergoing surgery, according to...
  • 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...
  • Motorcyclist significantly injured in Burbank crash

    Motorcyclist significantly injured in Burbank crash
    A 76-year-old Los Angeles man was significantly injured Tuesday afternoon when his motorcycle collided with a vehicle at Buena Vista Street and Alameda Avenue Tuesday afternoon, shutting down the intersection for about 30 minutes, police said. Shortly...
  • Year in Review: City manager Mike Flad leaves, Burbank sees first homicide in 3 years, Rebecca Mieliwocki recognized by Obama

    Year in Review: City manager Mike Flad leaves, Burbank sees first homicide in 3 years, Rebecca Mieliwocki recognized by Obama
    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...
  • Providing an early snapshot of Burbank

    Providing an early snapshot of Burbank
    The recent grand opening of Story Tavern on San Fernando Boulevard stirred a lot of memories for Les Rosenberg, former owner of Photo Art Shop that was located down the block. Rosenberg grew up in town and is a member of the Burbank Historical Society...