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By Chris Wiebe | November 29, 2006
BURBANK — A gasoline spill on the Ventura (134) Freeway on Monday shut down westbound traffic for six hours after a tanker truck overturned near the Buena Vista Street exit. The spill occurred just before 8 a.m. as a result of an accident involving three cars and the tanker, California Highway Patrol Officer Francisco Villalobos said. "The collision resulted in the tanker truck losing about 100 gallons of fuel, which facilitated the closure of the westbound lanes of the 134," he said.
NEWS
July 28, 2001
Ryan Carter CIVIC CENTER -- Police have released the name of an 81-year-old Studio City woman who died Tuesday after being run over by her car. Shirley Gross, 81, was apparently parking her car near the corner of Magnolia Boulevard and Keystone Street in Burbank when, while getting out of her Mercury Sable, the car went out of control and ran her over. It's still not clear how the woman fell or exited the car, Burbank Police Sgt. John Dilibert said, adding the cause of the accident is still being investigated.
NEWS
July 13, 2005
Fred Ortega A traffic accident early Sunday morning on the Golden State (5) Freeway left two young women seriously hurt, a Glendale Fire Department official said. Ten emergency vehicles from Glendale, Burbank and Los Angeles City fire departments responded to a call at 2:43 a.m. Sunday morning of a car over the side on the northbound side of the freeway, north of the Western Avenue offramp, Glendale Capt. Carlos Guerrero said. Firefighters found a black 1994 Honda Accord that had smashed into a large eucalyptus tree, leaving the 21-year-old female driver and a 20-year-old female passenger, both from Burbank, trapped inside, California Highway Patrol Officer Vince Bell said.
LOCAL
By Chris Wiebe | June 6, 2007
BURBANK ? The Burbank Police Department's traffic division is investigating the cause of a fatal accident that occurred early Saturday morning in the Northwest District. Kenneth Rome, 49, of Burbank, was killed when his 1983 Allegro motor home collided with a parkway tree and a utility pole, Burbank Police Lt. Ron Caruso said. "As a result of the collision, the motor home overturned and crushed the partially ejected driver," he said. "The driver was pronounced dead at the scene."
NEWS
January 3, 2004
Molly Shore A suspected drunken driver claimed the life of a Burbank man Friday on the San Gabriel River (605) Freeway, near Rose Hills Road in Whittier. Melvin Mendivil, 37, was fatally injured in the early-morning accident, and his brother, Burbank resident Jose Rocha, 34, was in critical condition at Beverly Hospital in Montebello after Brandon Houlette, 20, of Hayward, plowed into their vehicles, which were parked on the right shoulder of the freeway, California Highway Patrol officials said.
THE818NOW
October 4, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Thursday, October 4. An accident that left two women dead in Valley Village is being investigated by the district attorney's office. On Aug. 22, the women were electrocuted after they tried to help at the scene of a solo car crash. The driver may face charges , reports Patch . L.A. City Councilman Tony Cardenas is looking to make an area of Van Nuys more attractive to businesses and their customers by shortening the metered street parking hours , reports the Daily News . L.A. Weekly reviews Al Amir, a Lebonese restaurant in Valley Village , where "The  mezze  here, essentially Middle Eastern tapas, are worth the visit alone.
NEWS
November 24, 1999
Paul Clinton CIVIC CENTER -- Burbank has agreed to pay a Glendale woman $13,000 to settle her personal injury claim stemming from a car accident, the city attorney said. Shortly after a city transit van backed into her car in August 1998, Armine Grigorian filed suit against Burbank in Glendale Superior Court, City Attorney Dennis Barlow said. Grigorian, 41, and her children Kahren, 18, and Nune, 16, suffered minor neck and back injuries in the collision, Barlow said.
THE818NOW
September 26, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Wednesday, September 26. Opponents of a Sherman Oaks synagogue had no problem filing a second lawsuit days before Yom Kippur.  The L.A. City Council previously approved the project, but on Monday, neighbors sought to overturn the decision . Contra Costa Times  If you've been to a neighborhood council meeting in the North Hollywood area in recent years, you've probably heard a neighbor or police officer...
SPORTS
By Jeff Tully | October 20, 2007
Gerard Deegan was on one of his routine training sessions in 2001, bicycling around the Rose Bowl. He was working out in preparation for a world championship duathlon competition, a form of racing that combines running and cycling. Deegan’s training run came to a literal screeching halt when he was struck violently by a car. The incident not only took away his ability to train, it almost took his life. “I was in terrible shape after the accident,” said Deegan, a native of Ireland who lives in Burbank and who has served as an assistant cross-country coach at Burroughs since 2005.
LOCAL
January 27, 2007
Horse injured in minor accident A minor vehicle-horse accident occurred in the Rancho District on Friday. The accident occurred at 10:50 a.m. near the intersection of Main Street and Elm Avenue when the engine of a mid-sized commercial truck apparently frightened a horse that was being led along a curb by its owner, Burbank Police Lt. Armen Dermenjian said. The horse jumped abruptly and its hind-quarters hit the truck, he said. "It sounds like the horse got scared from the noise and reacted," he said.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | February 25, 2014
The 28-year-old Lancaster woman who struck a 5-year-old boy crossing the street in Burbank Monday was reportedly under the influence of alcohol at the time of the collision, police said. Identified by police as Meagan Booth, the motorist was arrested on suspicion of causing injuries while driving under the influence and felony hit-and-run after she reportedly attempted to flee the scene of the incident, said Burbank Police Lt. Eddie Ruiz. Witnesses reportedly followed Booth to 7-Eleven, where she was arrested.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | January 3, 2014
The number of alcohol- and drug-related car crashes dropped in 2013 when compared to the previous year, while the number of arrests made for driving under the influence spiked, police reported this week. In 2013, there were 557 drunk or drugged driving arrests, up from 386 the year before, said Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn. Meanwhile, there were 86 impaired-driving collisions last year, 26 of which resulted in injuries, down from 107 collisions in 2012, 36 of which resulted in injuries, Ryburn added.
THE818NOW
By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com and By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | September 28, 2013
A single-vehicle accident under the 5 (Golden State) Freeway in Burbank killed five people and injured an 18-year-old woman early Saturday morning, authorities said. The Nissan sedan hit a guardrail and crashed into a concrete pillar under the freeway near the Scott Road exit around 4:13 a.m. and became completely engulfed in flames, Burbank police Sgt. Darin Ryburn said. [Update: This updates and corrects an earlier version, which stated the sole survivor was taken to Providence Holy Cross.
NEWS
By Bryan Mahoney | January 29, 2013
Ireland's hills roll forever, folding over and underneath each other. They are a sea within a sea, this island of grassy hillocks pocked with farms and fences. I had seven days in which to capture them as grandly as I could. My trusty Canon committed these autumn memories to bits and bytes; by the end of it all the castles and rainbows and deeply mossed forest glens told a story of adventure in a perfect glossy palette. It is a palette of surprise. The digital era has made portraitists and landscapists of us all, increasing our appetite and our capacity for photography.
NEWS
By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | January 8, 2013
Burbank will be getting more than $800,000 in federal grant assistance for pedestrian and traffic safety upgrades along the North San Fernando Boulevard corridor, where officials logged 89 collisions over a five-year period, one of them fatal. The collisions occurred between January 2006 and December 2010 within a roughly half-mile stretch of the corridor that carries more than 20,000 cars daily each way, according to the city's grant application. About 20% of the accidents involved rear-end collisions and right-of-way incidents, partly because of speeding motorists.
THE818NOW
December 17, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Monday, December 17. LAPD Chief Charlie Beck is calling for more security at LAUSD schools in the wake of Friday's mass shooting in a Newtown, Conn., elementary school. Beck says he hopes to have LAPD officers patrol the district's K-8 schools each day , beginning after students return to classes on Jan. 7 following winter break. Patch A big rig accident snarled traffic along the Golden State (5) Freeway early Monday, reports the Daily News . Police have arrested a 22-year-old man in connection with the death of his grandmother , who appeared to have been stabbed multiple times with a barbecue fork.
THE818NOW
October 4, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Thursday, October 4. An accident that left two women dead in Valley Village is being investigated by the district attorney's office. On Aug. 22, the women were electrocuted after they tried to help at the scene of a solo car crash. The driver may face charges , reports Patch . L.A. City Councilman Tony Cardenas is looking to make an area of Van Nuys more attractive to businesses and their customers by shortening the metered street parking hours , reports the Daily News . L.A. Weekly reviews Al Amir, a Lebonese restaurant in Valley Village , where "The  mezze  here, essentially Middle Eastern tapas, are worth the visit alone.
THE818NOW
September 26, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Wednesday, September 26. Opponents of a Sherman Oaks synagogue had no problem filing a second lawsuit days before Yom Kippur.  The L.A. City Council previously approved the project, but on Monday, neighbors sought to overturn the decision . Contra Costa Times  If you've been to a neighborhood council meeting in the North Hollywood area in recent years, you've probably heard a neighbor or police officer...
THE818NOW
August 24, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Thursday, August 23 and here are some of the latest local stories from around the Web. Two women died in Valley Village last night while trying to help victims of an auto accident , Patch reports. They were allegedly electrocuted and several others were injured.  Almost a dozen people in Los Angeles County are listening to police scanners and tweeting out micro crime reports to thousands of followers , L.A. Times reports. Many inject snarky comments or opinion in their daily tweets.
COMMUNITY
By Joyce Rudolph | August 15, 2012
The recent grand opening of Story Tavern on San Fernando Boulevard stirred a lot of memories for Les Rosenberg, former owner of Photo Art Shop that was located down the block. Rosenberg grew up in town and is a member of the Burbank Historical Society board of directors. The society provided the more than 80 photographs of early Burbank that grace the walls of the pub known as Story Hardware in the 1920s. Today's restaurant owners have kept the Story name to honor the past. One of the photographs on display is of Story Hardware, taken by Les' father.
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