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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.