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The818now | By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene@tchekmedyian@latimes.com | November 2, 2012
Burbank residents can pocket between $250 and $1,000 if they replace the grass on their front lawns with drought-tolerant and non-invasive plants as part of a Burbank Water and Power program approved this week that could save an estimated 750,000 gallons of water this fiscal year alone. “It's pretty exciting for us,” said Kapil Kulkarni, the utility's marketing associate. An eco-friendly front lawn, he added, could save single-family homes up to $15 on their monthly water bills.
NEWS
September 29, 2013
The lone survivor of a fiery single car crash in Burbank has been identified as 18-year-old Savannah Underwood, according to family and friends. Underwood was being treated at Los Angeles County LAC+USC Medical Center Sunday for non-life threatening injuries, including a broken leg, KTLA reported . The crash happened on N. San Fernando Blvd. Five others inside the vehicle were killed when the four door Nissan slammed into a concrete pillar around 4:13 a.m. Saturday,  according to Burbank police.
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By Bill Kisliuk, bill.kisliuk@latimes.com | August 28, 2010
A Burbank gun store cited for violating weapon registration laws is closing this month, but new owners hope to relaunch the business. While the current owners of Gun World on Magnolia Boulevard declined to comment, a sheet of paper taped to the door tells the company's side of the story: "Because of the even stricter gun laws which have made operating our businesses next to impossible, Gun World has decided to close its doors. " Its last gun sale was Aug. 21. The sign said the store will stay open to sell accessories through Sept.
THE818NOW
By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | March 1, 2013
This post has been corrected. See details below. Beginning this fall, a 30-student kindergarten class at Disney Elementary will spend 80% of their day speaking and learning in Spanish as part of a new dual-language immersion program being launched by the Burbank Unified School District. After more than a year of consideration by educators and repeated requests from parents, the program is kicking off following unanimous approval by the school board. The new program will help meet demand.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene@tchekmedyian@latimes.com | May 3, 2013
Gorgen Zargarian looks out the window as a young woman in a vintage yellow Volkswagen “Thing” pulls into his auto shop. “Hey baby, how is your car run?” he asks while clutching a mechanic's tool. “Do you have trouble with your transmission?” The 62-year-old self-described “young old man” then busts into song and dance amid three young women in cut-off denim shorts. So starts the web commercial for Arlen's Transmission, a Burbank auto shop in business for 22 years, produced by the comedy and directing duo Rhett and Link.
THE818NOW
July 26, 2013
Dogs trained to sniff out drugs and alcohol will make 60 surprise visits to school campuses in Burbank over the next academic year under a new contract approved by district officials. The $11,100 agreement approved during last week's school board meeting with Interquest Detection Canines marks nearly a decade since the district first hired an agency to have trained dogs perform random checks for controlled substances on Burbank Unified campuses. Across Los Angeles County, Interquest Detection Canines sends Labrador retrievers, golden retrievers or border collies to about 160 schools, including Burbank's Providence High and to Glendale public schools where they sniff students' cars, backpacks, purses and lockers.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | December 2, 2013
Actor Paul Walker was the heart and soul of Burbank-based charity Reach Out Worldwide, representatives said Monday, two days after the “Fast and Furious” star was killed in a single-car crash in Valencia. “Paul was an honorable, hard-working, dedicated, respectful man with a humble spirit who shared his blessings with those who needed it most,” said JD Dorfman, operations manager for the nonprofit, in a statement. After the earthquake struck Haiti in 2010, Walker, a Glendale native, assembled a team of first responders and reported to the hardest hit areas of the country to deliver supplies and medical aid. “He took a team there, out of his own pocket,” Dorfman said in a phone interview Monday.
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.
SPORTS
By Edgar Melik-Stepanyan | February 22, 2013
The Burroughs High boys' tennis team will win the Pacific League championship this season. That's not a promise that Indians Coach Roy Bernhardt made. Instead, the statement was made by cross-town rival Burbank Coach Loi Phan. “Burroughs is going to run away with the league,” Phan said. “Burroughs is loaded. No one is going to touch them. We can't beat them. Forget it. Their list [of standout players] goes on and on and on.” Even opposing coaches have the same sentiment.
NEWS
November 15, 2013
The weekly Burbank Farmer's Market has moved to Glenoaks Boulevard and Olive Avenue to make room for the construction of an ice-skating rink behind City Hall for the holiday season. The market, selling fresh fruit and vegetables, will continue operating from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each Saturday, but now it will be in the Community Services Building's parking lot through the holidays, and perhaps permanently if it is a success, said Elaine Paonessa, president of the Burbank Farmer's Market Guild.
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By Gretchen Meier, gretchen.meier@latimes.com | August 18, 2010
Two women arrested on suspicion of prostitution at a Quality Inn earlier this month were the latest in what authorities say has become a troubling trend. located on North Buena Vista Boulevard on August 5 and 6. Prior to the arrests, Burbank police reported 29 prostitution or vice-related offenses this year, far more than the three offenses reported in those categories for the whole of 2009. "There has definitely been a rise in [prostitution]," said Burbank Police Sgt. Robert Quesada.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | January 11, 2013
Marisa Sanders remembers when television icon Huell Howser wandered into Burbank's Tallyrand restaurant two years ago. She gushed when he sat in front of her in a swivel chair at the diner's counter. “I said, 'I just want you to know - I know who you are,'” she recalled. “'My husband is your No. 1 fan.'” [For the Record, Jan. 14, 2013: A previous version of this story mispelled Marisa Sanders' first name. ] By the end of Howser's meal, the 20-year Tallyrand waitress had shared the whole history of the family-owned diner, including that both owners had met their respective spouses at the restaurant, and that it's famous for its hot turkey sandwich.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | December 4, 2012
The wife of Woodbury University's former president filed a complaint in Los Angeles County Superior Court this week alleging she was fired from her job as senior director of development without cause after reporting alleged mistreatment of other employees by the wife of the school's new president. Rose Nielsen alleges in her complaint, filed on Monday, that she was fired Sept. 6 not long after reporting that she had been approached by a maintenance employee in tears because he had allegedly been “threatened with termination” by the wife of Woodbury's new president, Luis Calingo.
SPORTS
By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | April 16, 2013
Local athletes found the themselves in the heat of competition Saturday at the annual Burbank All-City Middle Schools Track and Field Meet. Boys and girls' in the sixth through eighth grades from the three local middle schools - Jordan, John Muir and Luther - took to the track and infield at Burbank High for the friendly event. Nearly 300 athletes took part in the meet. PHOTOS: Burbank All-City Track and Field Meet It was also a good showing as far as new meet records go, as 16 new marks were set across the divisions.
NEWS
By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | November 9, 2013
A ruling that slammed the brakes on efforts to bring a Walmart to the city will not be appealed by city officials. But Walmart officials said Friday they do plan to file an appeal. The ruling handed down by Judge Allan J. Goodman in September rescinded the building permits issued for the former Great Indoors store adjacent to the Empire Center, in which Walmart planned to open a store. During closed session on Tuesday, Mayor Emily Gabel-Luddy, Vice-Mayor Dave Gordon and Councilman Bob Frutos voted not to appeal Goodman's ruling, while council members Jess Talamantes and Gary Bric voted to file an appeal.
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