Saturday, September 13, 2014

Mourning in Burbank for three young accident victims

The crowds from the candlelight vigil last night were gone from the steps of John Burroughs High School on Clark Avenue in Burbank this morning. However, some of the candles were still burning for truck accident victims and Burroughs graduates, Jake Gnasso, Ian Bulbenko, and April Townsend. Every now and then someone would stop at the memorial to read the notes or […]
Friday, February 15, 2013

Deja vu! Another car crashes into the same local Starbucks

The Starbucks coffee outlet at Western Avenue and Glenoaks Boulevard in Glendale shut down unexpectedly this afternoon, after a car crashed through the storefront, despite the safety bollards installed to prevent such mishaps. It happened shortly after 1 p.m. There were no customers in the Starbucks at the time and the driver, an 86-year-old woman, was apparently not hurt. Glendale […]
Monday, April 18, 2011

Burbank Central Library open for business

After being closed for more than a week due to water damage, the Central Library in Burbank reopened today. Burbank public information officer Keith Sterling says, “..first time this length of closure in recent memory.” The library at 110 North Glenoaks Boulevard was shutdown on Saturday, April 9, after a water pipe ruptured in one of the book sections. The pipe […]
Monday, April 11, 2011

Burbank Central Library to remain closed until April 18

The cleanup job at the Burbank Central Library is going to take longer than just a few days to complete. A press release from City Hall today says the library on North Glenoaks Boulevard will be shutdown until next Monday, April 18. Library services director, Sharon Cohen, estimated that between one-and-two thousand books were lost in that broken water pipe incident […]
Sunday, April 10, 2011

Burbank Alert: Central Library closed tomorrow due to water damage

A mishap at the Burbank Central Library has prompted officials to close the facility tomorrow. A press release from City Hall today blames the closure  on a water pipe break  in the library at 110 North Glenoaks Boulevard this weekend.   The rupture happened early yesterday and it set off the fire alarm. Fire crews responded quickly and shut off the water, but […]
Thursday, February 10, 2011

ShowBiz bits: Lindsay Lohan, Keith Olbermann, and deadly crash on TV production set

Troubled actress Lindsay Lohan is back at center stage of a real life drama — one she appears to relish. Today Lohan is out on $40,000 bail after pleading “not guilty’ to a felony grand theft charge for allegedly stealing a $2,500 necklace from a Venice boutique last month. Lohan showed up at the Airport Courthouse in Los Angeles for her […]
Friday, October 29, 2010

Traffic accidents involving pedestrians spike on Halloween

A scary Halloween statistic  is out about traffic accidents in California involving pedestrians. Allstate Insurance Company reportedly conducted a review of claims involving pedestrians over the past three years in the state  and discovered a dramatic increase in October accidents around trick or treat time. The insurer revealed in a PR Newswire release that its figures show the number of people […]
Sunday, August 15, 2010

City Buzz

City budget cuts terminate after school program Monday, August 16, is back to school day for the Burbank Unified School District. For some David Starr Jordan Middle School students and their parents, there might be more than the usual degree of anxiety that goes along with the first week of school. Recently, I got an e-mail from a very upset parent who felt blindsided, […]
Monday, May 31, 2010

City Buzz

A final exit for actors Dennis Hopper & Gary Coleman Photo:  Mark Boster/ Los Angeles Times — A frail Dennis Hopper gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, March 26, 2010 A legendary Hollywood  “Bad Boy” Veteran actor and co-star of the cult classic motorcycle/road film, “Easy Rider” (1969), Dennis Hopper, died last Saturday, May 29, at the age […]