Burbank Scene

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Burbank DUI checkpoint nets 3 arrests and 11 citations

A DUI checkpoint in Burbank resulted in three arrests as well as several citations and warnings. The Burbank PD Traffic Bureau set up the checkpoint at Olive Avenue and Lake Street last night. More than 800 vehicles reportedly passed through the checkpoint between the hours of 9 p.m. and 2 a.m. The purpose was “to raise awareness about the dangers […]
Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Burbank Central Library to be closed for an additional week

The  doors at the Burbank Central Library are closed for at least another week. The Central Library was supposed to reopen yesterday after a one-week closure reportedly for some updates and repairs. An email notice was sent out yesterday advising the public that the new target date for the library’s reopening is now Monday, August 24. The Central Library at […]
Sunday, August 16, 2015

Updated: Burbank breaks heat record as heat wave continues

Burbank is baking in that relentless heat wave scorching the Southland. Yesterday, the Media City broke a record with a high of 104 — the previous record for August 15 was 101 set in 1977.  The temperature in B-town is expected to soar into the triple digits once again today. The excessive heat warning from the weather service is expected […]
Friday, August 14, 2015

Burbank Costco reopens today after hazmat incident

Burbank’s Costco is back in business today after shutting down yesterday afternoon due to a hazmat incident. Shortly after 4 p.m. yesterday a refrigerant line apparently ruptured. “The 911 call reported a possible Freon leak after a loud bang. Any report of a gas or chemical involved in an incident initiates a Hazardous Materials response,”  said Captain Peter Hendrickson, Burbank Fire spokesman, […]
Friday, August 14, 2015

Hot temps in Burbank today – Heat warning and heat alert

More hot temperatures for Burbank and the San Fernando Valley.  Yesterday the high hit 100 in the Media City and that could happen again today. No relief in sight for the weekend. The weather service has issued an excessive heat warning for the San Fernando Valley from 1 p.m. this afternoon through Sunday at 8 p.m. The weather service put […]
Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Award-winning film “Alive Inside” screening in Burbank

A documentary about the power of music and its ability to touch the lives of people suffering from memory loss is set to be screened here in Burbank tomorrow. “Alive Inside: A story of Music and Memory” is by Michael Rossato-Bennett and it won the 2014 Audience Award at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival. The film”chronicles the astonishing experiences of individuals around […]
Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Some thoughts on Nat’l Night Out in Burbank

I dropped by a couple of National Night Out gatherings in Burbank last Tuesday and found them to be subdued and sparsely attended. My first stop was the primary event in the parking lot of Burbank Police headquarters on Third Street in the downtown area. At around 6:30 p.m.traffic on San Fernando Boulevard between East Olive Avenue and East Magnolia […]
Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Body cameras, mug shots, and the Burbank PD

Burbank Police Chief Scott LaChasse and his staff made a major push for body camera equipment for 160 officers before the Burbank City Council last month. The pricey proposal, more than a million dollars, lacked the details that most council members felt were necessary, so the motion to move it forward failed. However in light of the developments nationwide about […]
Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Man dies after apparently jumping from overpass in Burbank

Tragedy in Burbank. A man was discovered on the I-5 freeway after apparently leaping off the Magnolia Boulevard overpass this morning. Burbank Police responded to a report of a jumper in the area at around 6:30 a.m. “Responding officers arrived and found a male, approximately 60 years of age, lying in the far right lane of the southbound Interstate 5 […]