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Highway and Road Disasters

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  • Letter: Bikes have made the street unsafe

    We need Verdugo Avenue to be safer again. Even with Verdugo Aquatic Facility finally open, there are still very few bicycles in those unused Verdugo bike lanes. When emergency vehicles have to not only use their sirens, but also have to blare their...
  • Man critically injured in train collision dies

    Man critically injured in train collision dies
    The driver of the car that was hit by a Metrolink train on Tuesday has died, authorities said. The man, who was alone in the car, had been transported to Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in critical condition Tuesday afternoon after a Metrolink...
  • Man who died in train collision is identified

    Man who died in train collision is identified
    The driver who died after a Metrolink train collided with his vehicle in Burbank on Tuesday was identified as a 79-year-old man named Fawaz Khalil, coroner’s officials said. Khalil, who was alone in the car, had been transported to Providence...
  • Funds raised for families of teens lost in Santa Clarita crash

    Funds raised for families of teens lost in Santa Clarita crash
    More than $13,000 has been raised for the families of the Burbank teens who died last week in a car crash as online crowd-funding campaigns have taken root. Early Friday morning, the pickup truck they were in tumbled 200 feet down an embankment in...
  • Friends, family recall lives of teens killed in crash

    Friends, family recall lives of teens killed in crash
    Loved ones of the three Burbank teens who died in a car crash last week, still reeling from their loss, gathered this week to remember their friends who lost their lives too soon. Ian Bulbenko, April Townsend and Jake Gnasso, all 19 years old, were...
  • Burroughs High football team trying to refocus after tragedy

    Burroughs High football team trying to refocus after tragedy
    It was only a few hours before Friday's kickoff against Rosemead High when most of the Burroughs football players heard somber news. Three former Burroughs students — Ian Bulbenko, 19, April Townsend, 19, and Jake Gnasso, 19 — were killed...
  • Burbank school district OKs independent study program

    Burbank school officials approved a new independent-study program recently in hopes of attracting Burbank students that the district has lost to similar programs nearby that provide students flexibility in earning a high school diploma. The district is...
  • Underage drunk driver crashes car into city building

    Underage drunk driver crashes car into city building
    An 18-year-old Burbank woman, who was allegedly driving drunk, crashed her car into a city building in Burbank early Saturday morning, according to police. At 4:13 a.m., Holly Smitheman reportedly drove her 2000 Volkswagen Jetta into a city building on...
  • Brother of woman killed in fiery car crash warns against drunk driving

    Brother of woman killed in fiery car crash warns against drunk driving
    After Mohamed Hariri lost his 19-year-old sister to a fiery, alcohol-related car crash in Burbank last year, he decided to join the campaign against drunk driving, something he feels is entirely preventable. In May, the 23-year-old secured an internship...
  • Early morning high-speed chase ends in freeway crash

    Two burglars wound up in the hospital Wednesday morning after allegedly breaking into a car in Burbank and initiating a high-speed chase that ended with the stolen vehicle crashing on a freeway off-ramp. The Burbank Police Department responded to a...
  • Top stories of 2013: Political shifts topped Burbank headlines

    Top stories of 2013: Political shifts topped Burbank headlines
    Burbank marked a busy, busy year in 2013. The City Council welcomed a new member and ushered out a five-term councilman. Many of the top positions in city government — police chief, fire chief and city manager — were either hired or had...
  • Burbank police report DUI arrests up, crashes down

    The number of alcohol- and drug-related car crashes dropped in 2013 when compared to the previous year, while the number of arrests made for driving under the influence spiked, police reported this week. In 2013, there were 557 drunk or drugged driving...