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NEWS
January 22, 2013
I regard Burbank as a cutting-edge and progressive city. However, I was extremely disheartened to find that the city is behind the curve in the national effort to ban the sale of puppies and kittens in pet stores. Puppies for sale in pet stores usually come from puppy mills, which breed dogs for profit only, keeping puppies and dogs in cruel and inhumane conditions. These puppies are often abused and quite ill. People looking for a lovable companion will find an abundance of loving puppies and dogs in the Burbank and Los Angeles animal shelters, desperately waiting for a home.
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THE818NOW
July 26, 2013
Burbank police on Friday announced a revamped website that will allow the public to register complaints, fill out permit applications and perform other functions online. The website took two years to develop, an effort that was launched to provide greater public access to the police department, according the announcement. Users will be able to apply for film and alarm permits, commend an employee or register a complaint, and complete applications for Community Academy classes.  There also tabs for arrest logs, crime statistics and other resources.
NEWS
May 1, 2012
Actor and musician Ed Helms, best known for his roles on the NBC sitcom “The Office” and the hit movie “The Hangover,” took his star power to Providencia Elementary School on Tuesday where he performed for students as part of a bluegrass trio. The visit came after the school community won a Facebook contest in which they notched the most “likes” for the Education through Music - Los Angeles program, a nonprofit launched in 2006 to support the integration of music into core curriculum at disadvantaged schools.
THE818NOW
October 19, 2011
Burbank's new City Attorney Amy Albano received the oath of office from City Clerk Margarita Compos during her first city council meeting Tuesday evening. Albano joked with the audience and City Council Members that it was her second day on the job, and she still is enjoying it. Albano replaces former City Attorney Dennis Barlow who retired after 14 years of service. RELATED: Burbank names new city attorney -- Ross A. Benson, for Times Community News Photo: Amy Albano is sworn into her new position as Burbank city attorney on Tuesday, October 18, 2011.
NEWS
July 14, 2012
A transient was arrested Saturday morning after stealing an unlocked bike from a Burbank street, police said. A witness reported seeing two men take two bikes around 10:50 a.m. in the 200 block of West Tujunga Avenue and police found one of the suspects a short time later, said Burbank police Sgt. Scott Meadows. Leonel Gomez, 34, was arrested for receiving stolen property. The second suspect is still at large. Police do not have a description of him. ALSO: Woman drives car off road, into Burbank church parking lot Burbank opts to appeal police detective verdict -- Tiffany Kelly, Times Community News Twitter: @LATiffanyKelly
NEWS
October 25, 2013
This Saturday, Burbank police, in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration, will host a drug take-back event in which they'll collect expired or unwanted prescription drugs in an attempt to prevent medication abuse or accidental poisonings. Last April, more than 742,000 pounds of prescription drugs were turned in at more than 5,800 sites across the country. Police warn that flushing pills down the toilet and throwing them in the trash poses safety hazards. Residents can drop off their prescription drugs between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the parking lot behind the Burbank police station, 200 N. Third St. -- Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com Follow on Google+ and on Twitter: @atchek . ALSO: Student becomes ill after eating alleged 'pot brownie' Former Burbank business owner sentenced for tax fraud Records identify fired Burbank police detective
NEWS
November 29, 2011
Mayor Jess Talamantes had a very bullish picture of the city of Burbank's economic standing. He focused on the positive, which is all well and good (“Burbank leaders upbeat in State of the City address,” Nov. 16). While small businesses may be struggling to some extent, there have clearly been successes. But while the city considers how to improve DeBell Golf Club, how about similar efforts for the main library? Don't neglect what's important. Although Providence St. Joseph Medical Center has just completed a new cancer center, it's coping with employee buyout notices issued by its parent organization.
THE818NOW
March 24, 2012
A vehicle collided with a Burbank police car Friday night, sending one officer to a hospital. The driver of the vehicle was apparently traveling southbound on Victory Boulevard and struck the police car while making a left turn into a driveway. The police officer was taken to Saint Joseph Medical Center to be evaluated. The accident is under investigation. Police said at the scene that it appeared alcohol was not involved. -- Ross A. Benson, For Times Community News
THE818NOW
February 23, 2012
Burbank police briefly evacuated homes in 2000 block of Riverside Drive this morning after a relative reported finding 11 hand grenades while cleaning out a family garage. A Los Angeles County Sheriff's bomb squad, which responded to the scene about 9:38 a.m., determined that the hand grenades and small artillery shells were inert and disposed of the items, according to Burbank police. Residents were allowed to return to their homes a short time later. ALSO: Impaired driver allegedly hit police cars Brother-sister duo accused of stabbing dog to death will stand trial -- Jason Wells, Times Community News Twitter: @JasonBretWells
THE818NOW
August 8, 2012
Thousands of Burbank residents on Tuesday turned out for National Night Out events across the city - part of a nationwide effort to encourage neighborhoods to band together in the fight against crime. At the main event on the Chandler Bikeway, police and parks officials brought everything from games to the mounted patrol to entertain residents as 18 other National Night Out parties took place throughout Burbank. Police use the citywide events to encourage residents to sign up for neighborhood watch programs and, as Sgt. Darin Ryburn said before the event, “for all of us, as officers, to reach out to the community.
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