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  • Driver in fatal Burbank crash could face vehicular manslaughter charge

    Burbank police on Monday identified the man who was killed in a crash on Sunday as 33-year-old Roman Ramos Rubio, and said the 29-year-old driver who hit him could face a vehicular manslaughter charge in court on Tuesday. That man, identified by...
  • Burbank police get grant for more DUI checkpoints

    Burbank police get grant for more DUI checkpoints
    The Burbank Police Department has received a $31,500 grant to fund sobriety checkpoints citywide through next September. The funds will be used to conduct three sobriety checkpoints in Burbank streets in an effort to reduce the number of alcohol-related...
  • Authorities simulate plane crash at Bob Hope Airport

    Authorities simulate plane crash at Bob Hope Airport
    Authorities staged a full-scale emergency response at Bob Hope Airport Tuesday, an exercise required every three years by the federal government to test readiness in case of a real incident. On Tuesday, emergency crews simulated a jet fire, complete with...
  • Pedestrian struck and killed in North Hollywood; driver in custody

    A driver was in custody Tuesday after his car allegedly struck and killed a man in North Hollywood, police said. The victim, in his 30s, was standing behind a parked van on the 7300 block of Clyborn Avenue about 6 a.m., putting on shoes, when he was...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Former Burbank airport workers sift through aviation ruins

     Former Burbank airport workers sift through aviation ruins
    The skies above the Mojave Desert are legendary. The first American jet plane flew here. The sound barrier was broken here. Space shuttles returned to Earth here. But less heralded are the failures and crashes, tragic footnotes to these remarkable...
  • Hate helicopters? Get over it.

    Re: “Hearing scheduled to discuss helicopter noise,” Political Landscape, June 1. If a helicopter-noise-hater needs to be rescued by a helicopter, do they have a card in their wallet that states, “I refuse to be rescued by helicopter...
  • DUI crashes down, arrests up in Burbank

    The number of alcohol and drug-related traffic collisions in Burbank has dropped 35% since last year, but police have logged 22% more DUI arrests, year-to-date statistics show. Officials attribute the trend to increased enforcement and public...
  • Man struck, killed by car while reportedly jaywalking

    A 53-year-old Burbank man died Sunday night after being struck by a car while he was reportedly jaywalking across Olive Avenue, police said. At around 10 p.m., the man, who was not immediately identified, ran across the street in the 2800 block of Olive...
  • 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...
  • 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...