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Car enthusiasts shared their reasons for owning classics during Sunday's Kiwanis for Fun Car Show at Johnny Carson Park. Lori Wilcox's 1944 convertible with a rumble seat was among the 300 vehicles displayed. It's bright pink with flames painted on...
The Family Service Agency of Burbank, commemorating 60 years of service, is having its sixth annual 5k CareWalk event on April 27 at Johnny Carson Park. Pre-walk activities begin at 7:30 a.m. and the walk starts at 8 a.m. The event wraps up at 10:30....
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Burbank police collected 158 pounds of unwanted prescription drugs as part of a national drug drop off event on Saturday, officials reported. The amoutn of drugs was enough to fill 10 large boxes, according to police Officer Joshua Kendrick. Police also...
When Burbank and Glendale went it alone on the homeless winter shelter front — significantly cutting down on the number of beds in the process — there was hue and cry from other shelter operators that the move would leave the masses out in the...
Even with the number of winter shelter beds available to the homeless in Burbank drastically reduced this year, city officials say the end result could be better since the quality of services will be higher. That viewpoint is getting mixed reviews from...
Brigham Young University recently suspended its star basketball center, Brandon Davies, for violating the college's strict Honor Code. Davies admitted to officials that he'd had pre-marital sex with his girlfriend, an Arizona State University freshman....
The longtime sign that has served as a marker of help for those struggling with alcohol abuse in Burbank has been stolen. The refurbished six-foot tall “243” number sign that hung outside the Burbank Alcoholics Anonymous meeting place on the...
Tags: Crimes, Crime, Law and Justice
Isabel Izar never thought she would amount to much. The former John Burroughs High School student struggled academically, and during her sophomore year, she said, she began experimenting with drugs. Casual marijuana use shifted into abuse of ecstasy,...
While “Two and a Half Men” star Charlie Sheen’s clash with Warner Bros. plays out under the klieg lights, many others are quietly feeling the economic impact of the Burbank studio’s decision to halt production of the hit comedy....
It's been more than a week since news surfaced about a scandal involving the Burroughs High baseball team — underage drinking and alcohol served by an Indians' assistant coach. The school fired the varsity baseball coach and three assistants and...
Nine percent of Burbank Unified ninth-graders have carried a weapon to school, 5% of seventh-graders have smoked marijuana at least once, and 18% of 11th-graders have been drunk or high on campus, according to the recent California Healthy Kids Survey....
Police patrols at city parks and schools will be ramped up starting in January after the City Council this week authorized the new strategy. The park patrol program has tried several approaches in the past 20 years — including volunteers, park...
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