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  • Airport to spend $82,000 on emergency lighting system after recent outage

    Airport to spend $82,000 on emergency lighting system after recent outage
    Bob Hope Airport is taking a two-path approach to preventing another outage like the one on Nov. 28 that took out operations on its longest runway. The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority on Monday voted to buy an emergency lighting system while...
  • Crash on 101 Freeway near 134 Freeway snarls traffic

    A two-car collision that left an SUV on its back snarled the eastbound 101 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley on Monday afternoon. Three of five lanes were closed from Laurel Canyon Boulevard, and one person was injured,  California Highway Patrol...
  • San Fernando Valley roundup: Good Samaritans' families to get bills, Plane crashes in Pacoima

    Good morning, readers. Today is Sunday, August 26 — the last weekend before Labor Day. Summer is slowly winding down. A good deed doesn't go unpunished in Los Angeles. The families of the two good Samaritans electrocuted Wednesday in Valley Village...
  • Man who evaded police faces felony charges

    The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office on Tuesday filed four felony charges against the man who led Burbank police and California Highway Patrol officers on a one-hour pursuit on multiple freeways through the San Fernando Valley Friday...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • High-speed crash in Burbank sends two drivers to hospitals

    High-speed crash in Burbank sends two drivers to hospitals
    Two people, including the alleged driver of a stolen Infiniti, were transported to local hospitals Wednesday afternoon after their cars collided head on in Burbank, police said. The driver of the Infiniti, identified by police as 20-year-old Ian Mac...
  • Mailbag: Changing from the polluting norm

    It amazes me when I hear a few residents of Burbank whine about how they do not want to adopt change in their city ("Remove bike lanes from busy streets," June 12) because they don't want to be like other cities and like things the way they are. Things...
  • Motorcyclist killed in Burbank

    A 65-year-old Burbank man was killed Tuesday morning after his motorcycle collided with a big rig at Buena Vista Street and Burbank Boulevard, officials said — the second fatality on city streets in less than a week. The motorcyclist, who...
  • Decision on bike paths delayed

    Burbank bicyclists will have at least another six months of designated bike paths and left-turn lanes along Verdugo Avenue between Olive Avenue and Hollywood Way. Verdugo Avenue was restriped in May to allow for bicycle lanes in both directions, as...
  • Close Verdugo bike lane, reopen pool

    I have lived between Clark and Verdugo for 52 years. I rode my bicycle as a child and an adult on Verdugo Avenue and never had a problem. My children rode their bikes, and they never experienced problems, either. The night they had their new bike...
  • Residents should be filling council chambers

    At the Dec. 11 Burbank City Council meeting, I was one of three speakers who protested the awarding of merit-based bonuses to city employees. I attended the council meeting after reading Gretchen Meier's article on the subject on Dec. 10. Frankly, I was...