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News | By Ani Amirkhanian | May 20, 2006
Giuse Yen Viet Mai, owner of numerous furniture stores in Los Angeles county, including Urban Habitat Furniture in Burbank, died on May 15. He was 72. Mai was born on Oct. 10, 1933, in Vietnam. He was an officer in the Vietnamese army and a music conductor for the military band. After migrating with his family from Vietnam to the United States in 1975, Mai settled in Burbank and ventured into the furniture business. Mai started his furniture business in 1982 and opened his first store on Sunset Boulevard.
NEWS
May 29, 2010
Emerita DelCarmen Abarca; George Abboud; Aroutin Tevan Abrami; Ejmin Abranosian; Candice Denise Abrignani; Ashley Abrigo; Katlen AbuAta; Hans Anthony Adame; Ibrahim Adwani; Andranik Andy Agadjanyan; Arthur Agadzhanyan; Stefanee Ann Agai; Sabina Sandy Agazarian; Arvin Aghakian; Nancy Agirian; Ricardo Oscar Aguayo; Briana Louise Ahern; Shannon Elizabeth Ainian; Nico Alba; Christopher Alcala; Joshua Edgar Carpentero Alegado; Michael Anthony Alfaro; Marie...
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May 24, 2013
Kate Blevins has been waiting years to take a dip in her neighborhood pool. One recent sunny afternoon, the 10-year Burbank resident gazed at the Olympic-sized pool and aquatic playground from the balcony of the Verdugo Aquatic Center. PHOTOS: Remodeled Verdugo Aquatic Center The facility has been closed for renovations since 2008. But for her, it looks well worth the wait. And when it opens - which after a series of delays is slated to happen early June - she and the rest of Burbank will have beyond just the summer to use it. The City Council on Thursday decided to keep the facility - minus the large blue and green water slides - open 11 months of the year for a one-year pilot period.
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By Daniel Siegal | August 6, 2013
Bob Hope Airport's new parking structure, meant to replace the 1,000-plus parking spaces lost as the airport builds a new transportation center, opened earlier this month. The structure is being used exclusively by the airport's valet parking service for now, said Dan Feger, the airport's executive director, during an airport authority meeting on Monday. "They are now keeping cars closer to the drop-off point, and it actually helps them deliver cars faster. That's what the customer will see," he said.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | October 8, 2013
Hundreds gathered Tuesday to mourn the passing of Sugey Cuevas, who family and friends remembered as a colorful, free spirit who had a contagious laugh, and loved dancing and Flamin' Hot Cheetos. The 19-year-old John Burroughs High School graduate died in a car crash in Burbank on Sept. 28 that claimed the lives of four other young people and left one injured .  PHOTOS: Hundreds gather for Sugey Cuevas funeral A group of Cuevas' friends attended her funeral clad in bright outfits, their arms covered in “kandi,” or colorful beaded bracelets popular at electronic music festivals, or raves, of which Cuevas was a fan. “If we were all wearing black, she'd be striking us with lighting,” her best friend Heather Haynes, who was dressed in pink and white, said with a laugh.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | December 10, 2013
A Burbank man who is a witness in the federal corruption case against a Burbank police officer, along with members of his family, has filed a government claim against the city of Burbank alleging that he was threatened by the officer and falsely arrested. In the claim, Jeremy Bassett and his family members allege that they were threatened or coerced by the Burbank police officer, Anthony Valento, and Bassett's estranged wife, Gayle Bassett. Jeremy Bassett's fiancée, April Rickman, along with his son, mother and grandmother are listed as claimants in the document, which was filed last month.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | February 5, 2014
A case involving a former Woodbury University employee who filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against the college, alleging she was fired without cause, was recently dismissed, according to court records. La Cañada Flintridge resident Rose Nielsen, who is also the wife of Kenneth Nielsen, Woodbury University's former president, claimed she was fired in September 2012 after reporting alleged mistreatment of other university employees by the wife of Luis Calingo, the college's then newly named president.
NEWS
February 1, 2003
Jeff Tully Burroughs High has a fine reputation of churning out successful college football players. However, along with success on the field, the Indian program also has an impressive track record of preparing players for the future, as well as helping them make their way to prestigious universities. The latest in the line of successful student-athletes is senior Alan West. The 6-foot-2, 260-pound defensive lineman has committed to play at University of Pennsylvania, an Ivy-League powerhouse.
NEWS
December 12, 2001
Gary Moskowitz MEDIA DISTRICT NORTH -- Standing onstage in a cream-colored gown under bright spotlights in front of more than 500 people, Lindsay Muriedas dropped her jaw and gasped as she was crowned Miss Burbank 2002. "I feel so honored, and that feels great," said a flushed Muriedas, 17, a senior at Burbank High School. "This group was so supportive and not competitive. We all immediately clicked." Miss Teen Burbank, Mallory Sorkness, was equally humble after being crowned at Sunday's event, which took place in the Burbank Airport Hilton's Convention Center.
SPORTS
By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | April 15, 2011
There is a philosophy in the Tubert family that all of its members live by: "This is your journey, and what do you want to do with it?" Following that credo, father Marcelo has become a successful actor and voice-over artist and mother Lori is a successful writer, videographer and singer. Even eldest daughter, Emily, has embraced the philosophy, as the Burroughs High graduate is a championship golfer, winning league and CIF Southern Section titles, a national amateur title and is now parlaying her skills into a fine freshman season playing for the University of Arkansas women's team.
THE818NOW
January 10, 2013
The ordinance allowing cell towers in public right-of-ways in Burbank will go into effect next month, the City Council decided Tuesday. While the ordinance requires wireless companies to obtain an encroachment permit to install a tower, it gives facilities that collect customer meter data a six-month exemption. That means the Southern California Gas Company the green-light to build five new poles with meter equipment in residential neighborhoods. The new poles will likely be installed next month at 1322 Griffith Park Dr., 1040 Fairview St., 2215 Niagra St., 1100 Sixth St. and 1405 Country Club Road., according to utility spokesman Tony Tartaglia.
COMMUNITY
By David Laurell | February 18, 2014
An actress who first broke into national prominence in the 1960s, Toni Bua starred on the CBS daytime drama "Love of Life" as Tess Krakauer opposite her real-life love and husband, Gene Bua . As the years went by, Toni and Gene left New York and came to Burbank, where they made their mark by teaching and showcasing new talent through their Acting for Life Theater. They also worked with at-risk youth - work for which they were recognized by elected officials on federal, county and local levels.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | March 24, 2014
A 27-year-old Burbank man was found guilty Monday afternoon of fatally stabbing his on-and-off girlfriend 19 times in her neck at a park. A jury in a Van Nuys courtroom found Stephen Joanou Jr. guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Patrina “Trina” Sabella, who was found dead on March 20, 2012. They also found true that he personally used a weapon to kill Sabella. Jurors began deliberating on Friday after hearing testimony and evidence in the case. Sabella, 32, was discovered in the early morning hours lying in a pool of her blood behind a shed in South Weddington Park in the 10600 block of Valleyheart Drive in Studio City.
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By Bryan Mahoney | April 8, 2014
When San Fernando Boulevard underneath the Golden State (5) Freeway overpass closes next month, it will be closed forever, forcing Burbank neighborhoods to cope with an undeniable increase in traffic for at least two years. Yet many neighbors and businesses in the area still don't know that stretch of road is about to be wiped off the map. Through the city's website, through emails, through community meetings and with recently installed signs, the news of the San Fernando Boulevard closure has been no secret, per se. There are many maps, presentations and FAQ sheets on the official project website, i-5info.com/magnolia-boulevard-to-buena-vista-street . But this week I talked to several neighbors and commuters who either didn't know the closure was happening so soon, or they didn't know where all that traffic is about to go. On the official I-5 info site is a very detailed map of the detour route.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | April 9, 2013
This post has been corrected. Please see note for details. Clear Channel's Internet-radio division, iHeartRadio, has signed on for 20,000 square feet in The Burbank Studios on a 10-year lease reportedly worth between $5 million and $7 million, according to the property's owner. The space is in the same building on Alameda Avenue that currently houses "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and NBCUniversal's news operations, both of which are expected to move out within the next 14 months.
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