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Sports | By Jeff Tully | March 3, 2010
Even before the Pacific League season, which is set to begin next week, there is a buzz about the Burroughs High boys’ tennis team. With the influx of two talented freshmen players for the Indians, coupled with a few departures from league-champion Arcadia, Burroughs looks to be the front runner in league. “With those new players, I don’t think anybody’s going to be able to tough Burroughs,” Burbank Coach Loi Phan said. “Burroughs should be the top team, followed by Arcadia.
SPORTS
By Story by Seth Amitin ?Photo by Tammy Abbott | April 18, 2009
Berit Kaesler might owe some of her athletic prowess to genetics. Being the daughter of a German gymnast probably aided in giving her the foundation she needed to become a success. “I used to be a swimmer and I used to play soccer,” said Kaesler, a standout aquatics athlete at La Cañada High. “But I was never that great at soccer, and swimming got really boring. “Water polo seemed to be the perfect fit for me. Being able to swim and outswim other girls, [and]
LOCAL
By Veronica Rocha | July 22, 2009
BURBANK — Six people were arrested Saturday on suspicion of stabbing five people during a private party at a production studio on Maria Street, police said. Police arrested Spartak Hovakimyan, 26, of Van Nuys; Zareh Manjikian, 21, of Van Nuys; Arman Hayrapetyan, 29, of North Hollywood; Lyubov Remenaik, 21, of North Hollywood; Areg Khachikian, 29, of Glendale; and Sayad Agadjanian, 30, of Tujunga in connection with assault with a deadly weapon, Burbank Police Sgt. Robert Quesada said.
LOCAL
By Christopher Cadelago | July 3, 2009
BURBANK — A North Hollywood pain management doctor awaiting a two-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to writing illegal prescriptions was found dead last weekend in his Burbank home, police said. Dr. Bernard Bass, 62, was discovered dead at 5:28 p.m. Sunday in the 800 block of East Andover Drive, Burbank Police Sgt. Thor Merich said. The case is being investigated, but police said they do not suspect foul play. The Los Angeles County coroner’s office Thursday confirmed Bass’ body was requested from the funeral home for an examination, toxicology analysis and autopsy, the results of which are expected in four to six weeks.
LOCAL
By Jeremy Oberstein | December 1, 2007
GLENDALE — A jury returned a unanimous guilty verdict Friday against a Burbank woman accused of involuntary manslaughter in the death of a 75-year-old parking attendant whose fatal head wound resulted from an altercation over a $5 parking fee. In June 2006, 32-year-old Hilda Voskanian, who was seven months pregnant, pushed Pedro Dorado in the parking lot near Bellaj Reception Hall on East Olive Avenue after she refused to pay the fee. ...
NEWS
By Rachel Kane | June 9, 2007
They piled into shuttles and trekked up a mountainside carrying flowers, balloons and well wishes for graduates of the Class of 2007. Loved ones packed the Starlight Bowl in Burbank Friday night for Burbank High School's graduation. Inside the bowl, they waited, dressed in blue caps and gowns, some wearing their honors cords and service learning medals, all ready to change their tassels from right to left. "I'm excited because I'm the first person to graduate," Sosi Abrahamian, 17, said.
NEWS
February 3, 2001
Karen S. Kim BURBANK -- Faced with the possibility of public distrust over a campaign donation received from Sempra Energy, the parent company of Southern California Gas Company, City Council candidate Stacey Murphy said she will look into returning the $250 she received on Dec. 27. Although Murphy doesn't think there is a conflict of interest, as the city in her words "doesn't really have a relationship" with Sempra...
NEWS
September 29, 2001
Ryan Carter HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- State insurance fraud investigators have arrested a 41-year-old Burbank man on suspicion of insurance fraud and filing a false police report. Steve Vlaszof, a Burbank auto body mechanic, allegedly reported $35,000 worth of items stolen from his home in the 500 block of Eton Drive, said Daniel Deglauve, criminal investigator in the California Department of Insurance's Fraud Division. In 1999, Vlaszof reported that items including expensive jewelry, camera equipment and computer hardware had been stolen from his home, said Sgt. Bill Taylor of the Burbank Police Department.
SPORTS
November 19, 2010
Bits and pieces from the local sports scene. Squad rolls to AYSO Section 10 title : An American Youth Soccer Organization girls' under-16 team from Burbank won the Section 10 championship Sunday, competing in a region that stretches from Los Angeles and Ventura counties to Fresno. More than 1,500 Burbank children participate in the local AYSO program each year. Organized in two-year age divisions along gender lines, the championship team, Burbank One, includes 16 local girls 14 and 15 years old. Burbank One was crowned champion of the San Fernando Valley area in late October, earning the right to compete in the section championships, held November 13-14 in Visalia.
NEWS
By Gretchen Meier, gretchen.meier@latimes.com | April 5, 2011
A Sylmar woman remains in critical condition after the driver of the car in which she was riding, who allegedly was intoxicated, rear-ended a parked truck. Analy Perez, 20, was in the passenger’s seat of a pickup truck driven by 21-year-old Jesse Santiago at 4:45 a.m. when it crashed into a flat-bed tow truck parked at a curb on the 2900 block of North San Fernando Boulevard on Sunday morning. Burbank police arrested Santiago, a Glendale resident, at the scene for driving under the influence.
THE818NOW
March 8, 2013
This story has been amended, see note below for details. Burbank is clamping down on roving billboard ads after brightly colored vans touting topless maid services caused a stir and prompted complaints from the public. Under a new ordinance, vehicles with attached signs or billboards aren't allowed on city streets. This after Hot Topless Maids vans and other roving ads in and around Burbank last year prompted officials to address what many called "visual blight. " “What we're capturing with this ordinance is those signs that are bolted to a van, leaned against a van, trailers that are unhitched and left in public right of way,” said Deputy City Planner Patrick Prescott at a meeting last week.
NEWS
January 17, 2001
Tom Crowther BURBANK -- Probably not even Bob Eubanks encountered a pair of newlyweds like the Marcos couple on the game show, "The Newlywed Game." Let's introduce the pair: He's a high school history teacher and girls' soccer coach. She's a English teacher and a girls' soccer coach as well -- please welcome Mike and Lauren Marcos. The catch? Mike, 25, is winding down his second semester at Burroughs High, while Lauren, 27, is at cross-town rival Burbank High.
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