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  • 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...
  • Motorcyclist killed in Burbank

    A 65-year-old Burbank man was killed Tuesday morning after his motorcycle collided with a big rig at Buena Vista Street and Burbank Boulevard, officials said — the second fatality on city streets in less than a week. The motorcyclist, who...
  • 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...
  • Staged car crashes help police spot fraudulent claims

    Staged car crashes help police spot fraudulent claims
    Glendale and Burbank police on Thursday watched a series of staged car collisions in a training session on how to identify fraudulent claims. Organized by car insurer Mercury Insurance, the event staged a series of crashes at low speeds, including...
  • Pilot killed in plane crash at Van Nuys intersection was a longtime JPL scientist

    Pilot killed in plane crash at Van Nuys intersection was a longtime JPL scientist
    The pilot killed in a small plane crash at a Van Nuys intersection Friday afternoon was a longtime scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory who specialized in designing robotics for exploring the surfaces of other planets. Alberto Enrique Behar, 47,...
  • Two detained after their vehicle crashes into another vehicle during police pursuit

    Two detained after their vehicle crashes into another vehicle during police pursuit
    Two men were arrested early Tuesday morning after leading police on a car chase, during which the driver crashed into another car, leaving one person injured, police said. Just after 1 a.m., a Glendale officer initiated a pursuit after the driver, later...
  • 818 Roundup: Grocery chain eyes Burbank Albertsons; JPL scientist dies in Van Nuys plane crash

    818 Roundup: Grocery chain eyes Burbank Albertsons; JPL scientist dies in Van Nuys plane crash
    Good morning, 818! Today is Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 66 degrees and a low of 46 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. In case you missed them, here are your local headlines from the...
  • Op-Ed: Focusing on traffic safety will be high priority

    The city of Glendale continues to experience a high number of automobile versus pedestrian traffic collisions, and this status quo is unacceptable. The Glendale Police Department and the Glendale Public Works Department do not regard traffic crashes as...
  • Elderly driver mistakes gas for brake, crashes into bank

    Elderly driver mistakes gas for brake, crashes into bank
    A car crashed into a bank in a Glendale strip mall Tuesday apparently after the driver accidentally stepped on the gas pedal instead of the brake pedal while turning into the parking lot, police said. Authorities were called to the scene around 12:30 p....
  • 818 Roundup: Slick road causes car to crash into AT&T store; Jingle Bell 5K Run

    818 Roundup: Slick road causes car to crash into AT&T store; Jingle Bell 5K Run
    Greetings, readers! Today is Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 62 degrees and a low of 42 degrees with a 90% chance of rain in the morning and partly cloudy skies in the evening, according to the National...