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January 15, 2013
The Burbank Tournament of Roses Assn. is taking entries until Jan. 30 for the design contest for next year's float. The prize is two tickets to the 2014 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena. To download a design contest form, go to www.BurbankRoseFloat.com . -- JOYCE RUDOLPH can be reached at rudolphjoyce10@gmail.com .
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THE818NOW
December 24, 2012
An armed man robbed a Burbank gas station Sunday night, and Burbank police are looking for leads. Just after 10 p.m., a man entered A to Z Service Station on the 2000 block of North Glenoaks Boulevard, brandished a blue steel handgun and demanded cash from the clerk, according to Burbank Police Lt. Eddie Ruiz. The man took an undetermined amount of cash and fled, according to police. The clerk was not injured. The suspect is described as an African-American, about 26 years old and roughly 200 pounds.
THE818NOW
March 7, 2013
Students at Burroughs High School in Burbank put on Pop Show 34 last weekend. One of the highlights, according to Connie Trimble, one of the show's organizers was a rendition of Radiohead's "Creep" by a group of students. A video of the performance is below.  -- Dan Evans, Times Community News Follow Dan Evans on Twitter: @EditorDanEvans .
NEWS
October 6, 2012
Two people from Los Angeles were arrested around 4:30 a.m. Saturday in the 1200 block of Kenwood Street in Burbank after burglarizing three cars, said Burbank Police Sgt. Doug Brown. They are Ismael Gallegos, 36, and Erika Torres, 20. The duo allegedly stole tools from the cars. More information about the incident was unavailable Saturday. -- Brittany Levine, Times Community News Follow Brittany Levine on  Google+  or Twitter @brittanylevine
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | August 17, 2012
Burbank police will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Saturday at an undisclosed location in the city. The grant-funded checkpoint will run from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. and is aimed at reducing the number of fatalities and serious injuries as a result of motorists who were driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, according to police. Burbank police said all vehicles that pass through the checkpoint may be stopped and drivers may be checked for signs of DUI. Police advised residents to call 911 if they see a motorist who appears to be driving under the influence.
NEWS
December 21, 2012
About 150 elementary school students, teachers, elected officials and community members gathered at Jefferson Elementary School in Burbank Friday to honor those who lost their lives in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Attendees joined hands around the front of the school and bowed their heads for a moment of silence. “The Jefferson Community wants to show the world that Burbank is united in doing whatever it takes to protect our children,” said Burbank Council PTA President Barbara Miller and Jefferson PTA President Michele Higginbotham in a statement.
NEWS
By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | April 25, 2014
Burbank Mayor Emily Gabel-Luddy offered condolences this week in a letter to the mayor of Burbank's sister city, Incheon, South Korea, expressing sincere sympathy for the victims of the ferry disaster that left hundreds dead or missing. Last Wednesday, the Sewol ferry took off from the port of Incheon carrying 476 people, 325 of whom were students with 15 staff members on a field trip from Danwon High School in Ansan, South Korea, before sinking nearly 50 miles from its destination, the Los Angeles Times reported.
THE818NOW
October 12, 2012
Burbank police are investigating the shooting death of a man at an apartment complex across the street from an elementary school. The shooting took place at a building at 758 E. Providencia Ave., across the street from Joaquin Miller Elementary School shortly before 11 p.m., police said. Officers arrived on the scene after receiving numerous reports of shots fired and found a man lying on a porch. He was taken to Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, police said.
THE818NOW
January 14, 2013
Police are investigating the theft of roughly $150 from Anahit Bakery  in Burbank, officials said. On Friday night, an unknown number of suspects smashed the bakery's window, broke the register and fled with the cash. “It's not the first time,” bakery manager Simon Bagayan said Monday, adding that the shop has been burglarized three times since opening 20 years ago at 2300 West Victory Blvd. “It's not much; [thankfully] they didn't destroy anything else.” No suspects had been arrested as of Monday afternoon, according to Burbank Police Lt. Eddie Ruiz.
THE818NOW
January 3, 2013
Burbank's award-winning Tournament of Roses Parade float was parked on Olive Avenue Thursday for its second show -- a few days of photo staging for local admirers. The float, called "Deep Sea Adventures," won the award for best display of fantasy and imagination. Crowds started to flock to the float Thursday at the corner of Glenoaks and Olive, where it will be on display until Sunday. Burbank is one of a few Rose Parade participants that build their float entirely through volunteer labor.
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