November 17, 2012
A 59-year-old Burbank man was found dead Friday night in front of a house in his neighborhood near a dog, according to police. Authorities found Artashes Sarkisians near the front lawn of a house on the 300 block of Via Montana around 7:30 p.m., said Burbank Police Sgt. Gerry Misquez. There were no signs of foul play, but the cause of death is unknown as of now, Misquez said, adding that it's unclear if Sarkisians was walking the dog when he died. Sarkisians' body was taken to the Los Angeles County Coroners office as the investigation into his death continues.
February 20, 2013
The giant tent for Cavalia's latest equine show has risen in Burbank ahead of its Feb. 27 premiere. The show, Odysseo, will feature 67 horses and 45 acrobats, riders and musicians under a tent that organizers say is as tall as a 10-story building with a footprint larger than a football field. Performances at the site in the 700 block of North Front Street will be set against a video screen backdrop the size of three IMAX screens. Cavalia, created by one of the founders of Cirque du Soleil, was last in Burbank in 2011.
May 19, 2012
A 76-year-old Burbank resident was sent to a local hospital after he was found at the bottom of a wash on Alameda Avenue Friday afternoon. Burbank firefighters arrived at the scene after receiving reports of an injured person laying in the wash east of Victory Boulevard. He was transported to Los Angeles County USC Trauma Center with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, according to authorities. Police are unsure if the man jumped or fell. The incident is under investigation.
July 16, 2012
San Marino National thought the umpires were great in Sunday's Little League Junior Baseball All-Stars Section 2 second-round game. Burbank wholeheartedly disagreed. While San Marino National was left satisfied with the judgment calls of the umpires and ultimately the result of the game, Burbank was left fuming. After Burbank Coach Mike Lockheimer and his son Conner Lockheimer, one of the District 16 champs' top players, were ejected in the bottom of the seventh inning during a tie game, San Marino National's JT McDonnell scored on an error by the catcher, allowing the District 17 representatives to come away with a 7-6 victory in eight innings at Northridge Little League fields.
July 29, 2011
We are very concerned about what is going on in Burbank lately. These bonus payments since 2007 totaled $4 million to hundreds of city employees, and they will continue to be eligible because payouts are written into their contracts. This needs to be stopped by changing city employee contracts as soon as possible. They stopped the payments in Glendale, and must do so in Burbank At least city employees do not need to take pay cuts or absorb furlough days like so many of our teachers.
April 27, 2012
Burbank police are seeking the public's help in identifying two people suspected of stealing a purse from a car in February and going on a spending spree with the victim's credit cards. The suspects are a white man in his 20s, about six tall and 175 pounds and a white woman in her 20s, about five foot five inches and 160 pounds. They are alleged to have entered an underground garage on the 200 block of Bethany Road after dark on February 28 or early February 29, smashed the passenger side window of a car and taken a purse.
March 11, 2014
The Burbank Junk Trunk Flea Market officially opened for business Saturday in the elementary school parking lot of St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church. The market, which was originally slated to be on the grounds of John Muir Middle School, changed its venue after city officials discovered the for-profit business was not allowed on public school grounds. The church has pledged to give any money it receives from the flea market to the family of 12-year-old Christopher Wilke, a Burbank resident recently diagnosed with a rare form of cancer . -- Dan Evans, firstname.lastname@example.org Editor's Note: A previous photo caption incorrectly stated that the Junk in Your Trunk flea market was held at the Bellarmine-Jefferson High School.
January 30, 2014
The Glenoaks Post Office closed its doors last month and its two employees were reassigned to nearby branches after more than two years of hand-wringing by residents . The move will reportedly save the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service $740,270 in utility, transportation and maintenance costs over the next decade. The agency also plans to sell the building, located at 1634 N. San Fernando Blvd., which will bring in an additional chunk of revenue, said U.S. Postal Service spokesman Richard Maher.
February 6, 2012
At least 12 bikes were reported stolen in a roughly two-week period in January, police reported. Lt. John Dilibert said racing and BMX bikes - valued at roughly $150 each - are among the bikes stolen from Jan. 13 to Jan. 29. Some were chained, some were chained inappropriately and some were left just leaning up against a post, Dilibert said. The rash of thefts apparently ended after Jan. 29, he added. -- Maria Hsin , Times Community News Twitter: @mariahsin
February 1, 2013
BOYS' BASKETBALL Burbank 53, Muir 51 (overtime) : Peter Wongsasitom came off a screen and sank a 15-footer at the buzzer in overtime to lift the Bulldogs to a Pacific League win at home. It was Wongsasitom's only points of the game and his basket accounted for the only points of the extra period. Richard Elmoyan had 16 points to pace Burbank (14-10, 6-6). Crescenta Valley 73, Burroughs 41 : The Indians (13-11, 5-7) fell Friday in the Pacific League game at home. Muir 65, Burroughs 52 : The Indians fell behind, but cut the deficit to just four in the fourth quarter only to fall Wednesday in a Pacific League game.