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  • 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...
  • Officials issue Halloween warnings for pedestrian safety, drug-laced candy

    Officials issue Halloween warnings for pedestrian safety, drug-laced candy
    Public safety officials have issued a slew of warnings for parents as they prepare to take their children trick-or-treating this Halloween night. Chief among them: beware of drunk drivers, marijuana-laced candy, and dark streets and alleys. Halloween is...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • San Fernando Valley roundup: LAPD Chief wants more police at LAUSD schools, Big rig accident closes truck lanes on 5 Freeway

    San Fernando Valley roundup: LAPD Chief wants more police at LAUSD schools, Big rig accident closes truck lanes on 5 Freeway
    Good morning, readers. Today is Monday, December 17. LAPD Chief Charlie Beck is calling for more security at LAUSD schools in the wake of Friday's mass shooting in a Newtown, Conn., elementary school. Beck says he hopes to have LAPD officers patrol...
  • Driver killed in Sunday morning crash in Burbank

    Driver killed in Sunday morning crash in Burbank
    An early morning collision on Sunday in Burbank left one driver dead, police said.  The fatal crash occurred when an SUV and sedan collided head-on at the intersection of Buena Vista Street and Alameda Avenue at approximately 5:40 a.m. The impact of the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...