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Transportation Disasters

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...