December 18, 2012
Burbank police are warning motorists to expect delays in the area of Vanowen and Buena Vista streets on Wednesday and Thursday. Signals at the intersection will be completely down while crews relocate them, so traffic will be controlled by posted stop signs and flaggers. Police advised motorists to avoid the area. --Jason Wells, Times Community News Follow Jason Well s on Facebook , Google+ and on Twitter: @JasonBretWells.
November 13, 2012
Residents are being evacuated after crews hit a gas line in Burbank Tuesday afternoon, police said. The incident occurred in the 1500 block of Buena Vista Street around 4 p.m., said Burbank police Sgt. Scott Meadows. Residents who live between Kittridge Street and Victory Boulevard on Buena Vista were taken to a Fresh and Easy parking lot, according to police. Buena Vista remains shut down between those two streets, said Meadows. [UPDATE 7:50 p.m.] Officials estimate the street will reopen around midnight.
October 7, 2011
As several residents oppose construction of a Taco Bell at the intersection of Buena Vista Street and Burbank Boulevard because of the number of accidents there, new traffic figures indicate the problem may be worse than first thought. Earlier this year, Burbank officials looked at traffic-collision rates along Buena Vista from the beginning of 2006 to mid-2010 and found 20 accidents at the intersection with Burbank Boulevard, making it the second-most accident-prone intersection along Buena Vista.
September 2, 2011
I live in Burbank near Buena Vista Street and Burbank Boulevard, where there is a proposed Taco Bell to take over the old Conroy's Flower shop (“Taco Bell plan cooks up resistance,” Aug. 20). There is a letter being circulated by a guy who does to want the Taco Bell built because of extra traffic. I love Taco Bell. My four kids, ages 15 to 23, eat there a lot. I'm thrilled that a new Taco Bell will be just a few blocks away. I don't think traffic will be a problem. It's not a problem at Magnolia and Buena Vista now. I did not have time to go to any hearings - just wanted to give a shout out to Taco Bell.
August 19, 2011
Plans to open a 24-hour Taco Bell restaurant at one of the most dangerous intersections on Buena Vista Street have nearby residents fuming. Taco Bell plans to demolish a building that once housed Conroy's Flowers at the intersection of Buena Vista and Burbank Boulevard to make way for a new restaurant that would have a drive-through, a dining room and onsite parking. Burbank Traffic Engineer Ken Johnson looked at accident rates at major intersections along Buena Vista from the beginning of 2006 to mid-2010.
July 21, 2010
WEST BURBANK — Residents should expect delays until early August as crews tear up a roughly one-mile section of Buena Vista Street, city officials warned this week. The construction, stretching from Jeffries Avenue to the alley south of San Fernando Boulevard, is in the final phase of the $824,000 project. The money — $600,000 from city redevelopment funds, the rest from state gasoline-tax revenue — was allocated to repair what is considered among the worst roads in Burbank.
April 14, 2010
Now that I?ve become a renowned journalist (insert smiley face here) people keep coming up to me with ideas for my column. Bill really thinks I should look into the horrible state of repair many of our streets are falling into, especially Buena Vista Street between Riverside Drive and Alameda Avenue. He?s heard from a city worker that they have a backlog to keep them busy for many decades. Sort of makes you wonder where the heck all our tax money is going, doesn?t it? Lisa and Mary both asked me what I thought about the new configuration of Verdugo Avenue.
February 17, 2010
The following were taken from daily booking reports from the Burbank Police Department. AREA 1 Buena Vista Street and Burbank Boulevard Officers arrested Stephen Krikorian, 23, of Burbank, after he allegedly assaulted a 21-year-old man with a bottle outside a 7-Eleven market. Krikorian and an unknown man approached the victim and claimed gang affiliation before the attack, police said. The other suspect is described as a Latino man between the ages of 20 and 23, 5 feet 10 inches tall and 150 pounds.
January 9, 2010
Marshals arrest robbery suspects A newly formed U.S. Marshal?s Fugitive Apprehension Task Force on Thursday arrested a 27-year-old Rosemead man and his passenger in connection with a home-invasion robbery last month in the 400 block of Gibson Court, authorities said. Kevin Joseph Castaneda is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail at the Los Angeles County Twin Towers Jail on charges of robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and felony evading. Passenger Glen Ramirez, a 32-year-old El Monte man, was also charged with robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and evading officers and is being held without bail at the downtown facility, Burbank Police Lt. John Dilibert said.