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News | By Christopher Cadelago | April 11, 2010
After 10 months on the force, Burbank Police Officer Matthew Pavelka responded to a call for backup at the Ramada Inn parking lot. It would be the rookie's last ride. The routine stop in November 2003 escalated into a hail of gunfire that left Pavelka dead and a veteran officer severely injured. The events of that night stunned the community and a police department that had not lost one of its own in a shooting since 1920. The ensuing manhunt, which involved hundreds of local, state and federal agents, ended when the 19-year-old fugitive, David Garcia, was captured by Mexican authorities after spending two weeks in a small town south of Tijuana.
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By Gretchen Meier, gretchen.meier@latimes.com | December 22, 2010
State officials have revoked the medical license of a Burbank neurologist after they discovered a 2007 felony conviction related to threatening his girlfriend's 13-year-old son with a knife. The medical license for Emilio Louis Cruz, who was last practicing medicine at an office on the 4300 block of West Victory Boulevard, was revoked Dec. 16 after the California Medical Board found out about the 2007 knife incident, which he failed to report. In reaching the decision, the medical board found Cruz, who earned his license in 1979, engaged in unprofessional conduct and that his offense "substantially related to the qualifications, functions or duties of a physician.
THE818NOW
December 5, 2012
A fund has been set up to raise money for the widow and two sons of a 33-year-old Burbank man who was killed in a head-on crash on Sunday. The man, Roman Ramos Rubio, of Burbank was killed when his sedan was struck at the intersection of Buena Vista Street and Alameda Avenue by an SUV driven by 29-year-old Ivan Valle, also of Burbank, according to police. Rubio is survived by his wife, Giselle, and two sons -- Ethan, 2, and 9-year-old Ryan, who was diagnosed with mild Autism Spectrum Disorder, according to the fund's website.
THE818NOW
July 5, 2013
The mischievous minions of "Despicable Me 2" seem to be overwhelming "The Lone Ranger" at the box office on this long holiday weekend. The 3-D animated feature opened to an estimated $34.3 million, the biggest-ever Wednesday opening for distributor Universal Pictures. "Despicable Me 2" looks to be on track to a five-day opening weekend total well beyond the $110 million predicted even just a few days ago. PHOTOS: 'Despicable Me 2' premiere On the other hand, Disney's troubled adaptation of "The Lone Ranger," from the core creative team behind the successful "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise, isn't rustling up much of an audience, pulling in an estimated cumulative gross of $9.7 million since its first shows on Tuesday night.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Lisa Dupuy | February 25, 2014
No need to wait for summer to enjoy smoky, backyard barbecue. Handy Market, the well-stocked corner store where Magnolia Boulevard meets Buena Vista Street in Burbank, spills out into the parking lot on Saturdays, 'cueing up pounds and pounds of beef, pork, chicken, turkey and sausage for the hungry hordes. The lines are long but the service is efficient and the taste is worth any wait. Just ask Jay Leno. "Mr. Leno comes by all the time," says the young woman wrapping up orders in big sheets of heavy duty foil.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
September 20, 2012
The porn star who's made a name for himself with his guy-next-door looks and role opposite Lindsay Lohan in an upcoming indie flick came out Thursday against a proposed initiative to require condoms on adult film sets in Los Angeles County. At a news conference inside an adult entertainment company in Burbank, the porn actor, James Deen, likened the “Safer Sex” initiative -- Measure B on the Nov. 6 ballot -- to an infringement on the civil rights of him and other performers. “The idea of restricting our ability to make choices of our own is insulting.
THE818NOW
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.
NEWS
August 16, 2013
There are some 11 million undocumented people in America. Arguments rage about what can be done about them, from deporting each one to awarding citizenship depending on length of time in the U.S. In the story of the good Samaritan, Jesus overturned the common view of looking down on Samaritans and made his followers look at them in a positive light. In the story, an injured man is ignored by a priest and a Levite but helped by a Samaritan. At the end, Jesus asks, “Which of these three seemed to be a neighbor to him?
THE818NOW
September 3, 2013
Remember when engines were measured in cubic inches? Remember when cars had chrome kissers that looked like psycho sharks? And when you flashed your headlights, the gum-popping carhop would come take your order - grudgingly, as if she had better things to do? I do. Or did I just dream all that? Well, this dream sequence lives on at Bob's Big Boy in Burbank, near  Warner Bros.  How to describe this buzzy, retro scene? It goes back forever, or a few years before. On a recent Friday night, Beach Boy Brian Wilson shows up to take in the weekly car show, full of the little deuce coupes he used to write about.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Jonny Whiteside | November 1, 2013
Swing band the Hi-Fi Honeydrops doesn't buzz so much as it purrs, giving out with an undulating pure swing sound that's resolutely beholden to oft overlooked forebears as Eddie Lang, the Joe Venuti-Paul Whiteman guitarist who deeply influenced Django Reinhardt. With three guitars, a bass fiddle and a deliciously spirited, almost acrobatic clarinet, this quintet of twentysomethings have a hauntingly perfected quality to their approach, attitude and style. While most of their peers tune in hip-hop and techno, these dedicated throwbacks, who appear Monday at Joe's Great American Bar & Grill in Burbank, are zealously dedicated to re-invigorating the Great American Songbook of the early 20th century, a pursuit they manage with impressive facility.
NEWS
By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | November 8, 2013
Opening statements began Wednesday in the trial of a man accused of fatally stabbing a Burbank man nearly six years ago in what prosecutors said was jealousy over a woman. Jorge Villalobos, 47, is accused of stabbing Glen Giles to death after Giles had gone to bed in his Burbank home on Feb. 25, 2008. Prosecutors said Villalobos was driven by bitterness over a love triangle that included a woman, Christina Ingram. The 47-year-old Giles was found dead the next morning on the front porch of his neighbor's home.
THE818NOW
By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | February 20, 2014
A 22-year-old Burbank man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that he stabbed a Sunland man in January, leaving him with severe head and upper-body injuries. The man, Eric Wang, was charged with one count each of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon. He was released from police custody a couple days after his arrest after posting $500,000 bail. The victim, 22-year-old Anthony Savage, was found on the sidewalk in the 1600 block of West Alameda Avenue with severe injuries around 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 25, authorities said.
THE818NOW
By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | February 21, 2014
The Burbank city attorneys union has filed a lawsuit against the city, claiming it forced the employees to pay a portion of their employee retirement contributions, which they argued the city had long ago agreed to cover. The Burbank City Attorneys Assn., which was formed a year ago and is made up of 10 attorneys and a paralegal, is seeking $2 million in damages. According to the lawsuit, between 1985 and 2010, the Burbank City Council committed to paying the California Public Employees' Retirement System employee contribution for the union members, with “no sunset provision.” In 2011, however, the city manager announced the city was “going to renege on its contractual obligation” which was previously promised and “used to induce the acceptance and retention of employment,” the lawsuit stated.
NEWS
By Craig Rosen | February 28, 2014
Back in the mid-to-late '80s it appeared that singer/songwriter Jimmer Podrasky and his band, the Rave-Ups, were on the verge of bigger things. "Town & Country," the band's 1985 full-length debut indie album, generated critical acclaim. They appeared in the film "Pretty in Pink," graduated to a major label, released two albums and had a guest spot on "Beverly Hills 90210," but then it all went south. Epic Records couldn't figure out how market the band and Podrasky was dealing with the added pressure of becoming a single dad, so he put his musical career on hold to concentrate on raising his son. More than two decades later, his son Chance is now a full-grown man and Podrasky, 56, is back making music.
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