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  • Transient killed near Bob Hope Airport

    Transient killed near Bob Hope Airport
    The 50-year-old man who was struck and killed by a car near Bob Hope Airport on Saturday was homeless, authorities said. Burbank police on Monday continued their investigation into the death of the man, who Los Angeles County coroner’s officials...
  • Small Wonders: The invasion of the parrots

    You hear them long before you see them. They announce their pending arrival like the blare of an ambulance giving you warning from blocks away — a distant peal growing louder and louder until you can't ignore it any longer. When you look up from...
  • 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...
  • Four injured as car and bus collide in Woodland Hills

    Four people were injured when a car collided with an Orange Line bus in Woodland Hills on Thursday morning. The bus was westbound on Victory Boulevard near Mason Avenue at about 8:15 a.m. when a car apparently ran a red light and they collided, said...
  • Bike collisions on the rise

    Bike collisions on the rise
    Burbank police say they’re concerned about an increase in the number of bicycle accidents over the past two years — a trend made all the more troublesome since the injuries have also gotten more serious. Through October this year, police have...
  • San Fernando Valley roundup: Two women allegedly dead after attempting to help victims of auto accident, LL Cool J stops home burglary

    San Fernando Valley roundup: Two women allegedly dead after attempting to help victims of auto accident, LL Cool J stops home burglary
    Good morning, readers. Today is Thursday, August 23 and here are some of the latest local stories from around the Web. Two women died in Valley Village last night while trying to help victims of an auto accident, Patch reports. They were allegedly...
  • No injuries reported in Friday's big-rig crash

    No injuries reported in Friday's big-rig crash
    A big rig crashed into the center divider on the 5 Freeway in Burbank on Friday night, closing all lanes on both sides. The incident occurred shortly before 5 p.m. on the southbound side of the freeway at Hollywood Way when the driver apparently lost...
  • 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...
  • San Fernando Valley roundup: Police seek NoHo taggers, Woodland Hills couple die in car crash and L.A. River advocates ask for a bike path

    San Fernando Valley roundup: Police seek NoHo taggers, Woodland Hills couple die in car crash and L.A. River advocates ask for a bike path
    Good morning, readers. Today is Thursday, September 27. Police are looking for a group of suspected taggers in North Hollywood after a shooting Tuesday night. A man on a bike was allegedly shot in the leg after one of the taggers believed he took a...
  • Friends of Otto Jensen express shock, sadness over his death

    Friends of Otto Jensen express shock, sadness over his death
    Those who knew Otto Jensen — the 101-year-old Burbank photographer who was struck and killed by a 91-year-old driver Tuesday night — were in a state of shock and mourning this week as they recalled a man who was as much a devoted volunteer...
  • Investigation into death of 101-year-old photographer to go to prosecutors

    Investigation into death of 101-year-old photographer to go to prosecutors
    Burbank police plan to turn over their investigation of a 91-year-old woman whose car struck and killed a popular photographer last month to prosecutors for review. The woman, Mary Beaumont, was questioned and released at the scene on May 22 after her...
  • 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...