Burbank Scene

Thursday, June 13, 2024

Burbank police officers accused of dumping homeless man in North Hollywood

Burbank city officials are scrambling to explain and investigate an incident involving a couple of BPD officers and a distressed homeless man. The incident happened Thursday, June 6, in nearby North Hollywood. It was caught on surveillance video by the office of  Los Angeles City Council President Paul Krekorian. The video and the incident have received widespread media attention. In […]
Monday, June 10, 2024

Burbank Library Services Director resigns amid controversy

Burbank Library Services Director Elizabeth Goldman is stepping down. The city announced Goldman’s resignation in a press release last Thursday, June 6. Goldman’s departure comes at a time of major concerns and complaints about the security at the city’s three library branches. In the press release Goldman is given credit for being instrumental in modernizing the city’s library system, improving […]
Monday, June 10, 2024

Burbank man pleads not guilty to killing his mother

Murder suspect Kyle Lombardo’s next court appearance is on August 13.  Last month, Lombardo, 25,  was arrested in connection with the death of his mother. Burbank police and paramedics were called to a home in the 800 Block of North Avon Street on May 7. They found Karyn Lombardo, 57, unconscious.  Efforts to revive the Burbank teacher failed. She was […]
Thursday, June 6, 2024

Former Burbank high school basketball coach charged with theft

June 5, 2024.   Burbank, California – A former, local high school basketball coach has been charged with theft in connection with his official capacity. In December of 2023, the Burbank Police Department was contacted by the Burbank Unified School District about possible theft of funds by Mr. Austin Pope, a varsity basketball coach at John Burroughs High School. Mr. […]
Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Hovanes Tonoyan announces run for Burbank City Council

NEWS RELEASE   BURBANK, Calif. – (MAY 31, 2024) – Lifelong resident Hovanes Tonoyan today announces his campaign for Burbank City Council. The only Millennial candidate at age 28, Tonoyan eyes transforming Burbank into the next mecca of entrepreneurship and innovation, leveraging the momentum of local grassroots interest groups and private-public partnerships throughout the community. Background: “I’m as true a […]
Friday, May 24, 2024

Pedestrian dies after collision with Metrolink train in Burbank

May 24, 2024.   Burbank, California – An investigation is underway after a pedestrian was struck and killed by a Metrolink train early this morning. On May 24, 2024, at around 5:50 a.m., Burbank Police officers responded to the railroad crossing at Buena Vista Street and Vanowen Street following a report of a pedestrian being struck by a Metrolink passenger […]
Thursday, May 9, 2024

Mourning for a popular Burbank teacher found dead in her home

A popular Burbank teacher is being mourned today after her tragic death. Karyn Lombardo was found unconscious in her home in the 800 block of North Avon Street last Tuesday night. According to a Burbank Police news release, “Life-saving measures were taken by officers and paramedics, but the woman was pronounced deceased at the scene.” Apparently, there was some kind […]
Wednesday, April 24, 2024

A transient charged with an alleged sexual assault of a minor in Burbank

April 23, 2024.   Burbank, California – A suspect has been arrested and charged after sexually assaulting a minor walking home from school. On Friday, April 19, 2024, at approximately 3:45 p.m., police officers were dispatched to the area of Victory Boulevard and Alameda Avenue in regards to a possible assault. The victim, a 13-year-old female, reported that while she […]
Saturday, April 20, 2024

New Hollywood Burbank Airport citizen’s advisory committee seeks members

  News Release   BURBANK, CA (April 18, 2024) – The Burbank City Clerk’s Office is accepting applications for the Hollywood Burbank Airport Citizen’s Advisory Committee beginning April 18, 2024, through May 20, 2024. Applications may be submitted online by visiting www.burbankca.gov/bccapplication or you can pick up an application in the City Clerk’s Office located in City Hall at 275 […]