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By Alene Tchekmedyian, | February 4, 2014
A dog was reportedly attacked by a mountain lion early Tuesday morning at the same Burbank hillside backyard where a mountain lion was spotted earlier this month , authorities said. A resident was awakened at 4:30 a.m. by loud yelps, and found one of his two Rhodesian Ridgebacks injured, said Burbank Animal Shelter Supt. Brenda Castaneda. The resident, who lives in the 1000 block of Hamline Place, then reportedly saw a mountain lion on a hill behind the wall of his backyard. Information on the dog's injuries or her current condition was not immediately available.
October 13, 2004
This is the first of two parts. The second part will run Saturday. The Burbank City Council should absolutely take a position against the Whitebird Development for many reasons. GENERAL CITY PLANS The developer seeks to amend the General Plan for the City of Los Angeles, which defines the type of building construction and infrastructure that can be allowed. The General Plan carefully outlines the density of housing built on hillside slopes, for safety and aesthetic reasons, according to a formula defined as "the slope density formula."
By Christopher Cadelago | March 27, 2010
CITY HALL — The City Council for the third time in more than two decades rejected a request to approve the city’s first gated community, citing safety concerns and a lack of compelling testimony on why the gates were necessary. Council members Tuesday voted 4 to 1 against the request from the Burbank Hills Community Assn. to allow two access gates for the 117-acre hillside community at Castleman and Wedgewood lanes. The denial must still return to the council for ratification.
By Robert S. Hong | October 21, 2006
BURBANK — Three unrelated power outages struck Burbank, La Crescenta and Glendale Wednesday morning, causing blackouts to more than 4,000 customers. Two of the outages were caused by strong winds and the third was the result of an electrical accident that sent an electrical worker to the hospital. None of the blackouts lasted more than two hours. Strong winds also caused 336 customers in north Burbank Hills to lose power from 6:46 to 8:21 a.m., said Greg Simay, assistant general manager at Burbank Water and Power.
By JOYCE RUDOLPH | December 20, 2006
Four homes, each with their own distinct styles and attributes, were on the Holiday Home Tour benefiting the Family Service Agency of Burbank. Jory and David Potts welcomed members and guests on Dec. 9 to their home at the foot of the Verdugo Mountains. The two-story Tudor castle was decorated for the holidays and featured a piano room on the second floor and a basement with a ballet studio, complete with barre, for their daughters Sable and Shelby Potts to practice.
July 3, 2004
A way of life affected by massive home I am writing to support your recent editorial ("'Demansionization' is the right way to go," June 19) and articles concerning the Burbank city planners' proposals to curtail the recent trend toward "mansionization" of Burbank neighborhoods. We live next door to a residence undergoing a major remodeling project. Our one-story house exists in the shadow of this huge two-story dwelling. The walls are built so close to the side property line that their residence towers over our driveway, our kitchen, our dining and work areas.
By Alene Tchekmedyian, | January 31, 2014
Burbank received a federal grant to partially fund three school resource officers for the next three years - bumping up a program that has been reduced significantly in recent years - but it comes with a steep local match of nearly $1.2 million, which the city may not be able to afford. City officials emphasized the value of a police presence on campus in the wake of recent school shootings nationwide, but were overwhelmed by a price tag more than three times the amount of the grant.
By Kelly Corrigan, | January 31, 2014
Burbank Unified school district is falling in line with a growing state trend that has seen student suspensions decline over the past school year compared to the year prior, according to data released this week by state officials. There were 246 fewer suspensions in Burbank schools in 2012-13 compared to 2011-12, the most recent years for which extensive data is available. While there were 948 suspensions across Burbank Unified in 2012-13, there were 1,194 the year before. There were also five fewer expulsions during the last academic year, compared to the year prior when there were 16. Statewide, expulsions decreased by about 12% from more than 9,700 in 2011-12 to about 8,500 in 2012-13.
By David Laurell | January 7, 2014
While the final few hours of Dec. 31 - as the hands of the clock inch ever closer to midnight - are innately a time of reflection, celebration and inspiration, when you gather an eclectic mix of writers, musicians, actors and artists of various disciplines together to see the arrival of the new year, each of those aforementioned elements becomes exponentially enhanced. That was the case this past New Year's Eve as actor and Burbank High School drama teacher Brooks Gardner , his wife, Ann , and their daughter, Taryn , invited longtime friends and colleagues to join them in welcoming in 2014 at their beautifully decorated Burbank hills home.
April 27, 2005
Robert Chacon Councilman Bob Yousefian and others are back in the nation's capital, lobbying legislators for $4 million for an emergency- communications system that can connect cities across the Southland. Today and Thursday, Yousefian, Glendale Fire Battalion Chief Don Wright, city information services administrator Steve Hronek and lobbyist Elaine Aguilar will visit the offices of several lawmakers to ask for fundsto complete the Interagency Communications Interoperability system, a regional radio network that allows seamless communication between municipalities.
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