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.
January 6, 2010
MEDIA DISTRICT — A 63-year-old transient man was arrested Tuesday for driving under the influence after his motor home sideswiped at least four cars, causing one to flip onto its side near the intersection of Riverside Drive and Buena Vista Street, authorities said. Leonid Sokolsky, a transient who lives in his motor home, was navigating a wide right-hand turn onto northbound Buena Vista Street from Riverside Drive at about 8:30 p.m. when he clipped a southbound vehicle, Burbank Police Sgt. Robert Quesada said.
December 24, 2009
Against the backdrop of several recent train crashes, Metrolink officials are set to roll out new cars designed to better withstand deadly wrecks on one of the nation’s most perilous rail systems. A Los Angeles Times report in September identified several rail crossings along the San Fernando Valley corridor as especially dangerous, including the one at Buena Vista Street in Burbank. The new rail cars, designed with “crush zones” that collapse to absorb impact, will be the first in the nation to use the technology, Metrolink spokeswoman Angela Starr said.
November 24, 2009
For Ramsey-Shilling Co. Associate Branden Moll and Principal Christopher Baer, the value of realty lies in working with the public to maintain a positive relationship. “Oftentimes, the client’s best interest is going to be what’s going to give you repeat business,” Moll said. The real estate services company recently commemorated its latest project with a ribbon cutting at the site of the former Martino’s Bakery site, 901 W. Alameda Ave., in the Burbank Rancho area near the Los Angeles Equestrian Center.
November 18, 2009
TODAY Speakers from Disney Institute, Richard Simmons and other top employment law attorneys are teaming up with the Employers Group to prepare businesses with the latest workplace trends from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Burbank Airport Marriott, 2500 Hollywood Way. Tickets are $225 for members and $325 for nonmembers. For more information, call (213) 765-3967. BCR ?a place to grow? will host the annual Holiday Program at 7 p.m. at St. Francis Xavier Church, Holy Cross Hall, 3801 Scott Road, Burbank.
August 15, 2009
CITY HALL — The City Council on Tuesday is expected to approve a pair of resolutions authorizing agreements with the state to fund construction of federal stimulus projects along Magnolia Boulevard and Buena Vista Street. The city’s share of the $2.57 billion in federal stimulus money dedicated to state highway transportation projects is $3.2 million. Burbank applied for funding on four transportation projects, including traffic signal communications and upgrades to four fixed-time signals on Magnolia Boulevard; sidewalk safety enhancements and installation of pedestrian ramps in southeastern stretches of the city; highway-grade crossing improvements across Buena Vista Street at Vanowen Street enabling a “quiet zone” and highway improvements to Buena Vista Street between San Fernando Boulevard; and the northbound on-ramp to the Golden State (5)
January 28, 2009
Maybe Whole Foods has a place now I am a new Burbank resident, but have always enjoyed spending time here, going to the movies or shopping. With the current economy and drop in spending, we are seeing a lot of businesses either closing their doors or leaving town. With the closing of Circuit City (“Circuit City stores go into liquidation,” Business Spotlight, Jan. 21), I think the city has an opportunity to bring great retailers to Burbank. Whole Foods is doing well, and according to a recent Fortune magazine’s 2009 list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For,” Whole Foods Market is 22nd.
January 28, 2009
BURBANK — Michael Patterson lives less than a block from Edison Elementary School but fears for his 8-year-old daughter’s safety every time he walks her across a nearby six-way intersection. The crossing, where Chandler Boulevard North, Chandler Boulevard South and the Chandler Bikeway all intersect Keystone Street, often causes confusion for drivers at any of the six stop signs at the site, Patterson said. “My older kids are about 12 now, and I still don’t let them walk to school by themselves, even on the weekends,” said Patterson, who is one of a group of parents pushing for a crossing guard to be added at the site.
January 10, 2009
AFFORDABLE HOUSING The City Council approved the acquisition of 34 affordable-housing rental units at 275 W. Verdugo Ave., part of the Burbank Housing Corp.?s ongoing effort to provide inexpensive housing to low-income residents in the city. The total development cost for the affordable housing development is about $9.7 million, which includes an $844,000 developer fee. WHAT IT MEANS There is no fiscal impact on the city?s general fund. The acquisition and property rehabilitations will be funded with housing corporation funds, approved in the 2008-09 financial year budget.
July 5, 2008
The following were taken from reports filed at the Burbank Police Department: 2900 Block of Buena Vista Street: A Burbank woman reported that someone stole her son’s Nintendo DS, valued at $140, from the back of her unlocked, parked car on Tuesday. 2600 Block of Victory Boulevard : A Burbank man was arrested on suspicion of punching a woman during an altercation Tuesday in a parking lot. 90 Block of Verdugo Avenue : A Tujunga man was arrested on suspicion of two outstanding warrants after being stopped for a traffic violation on Tuesday.