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.
January 18, 2013
Longtime Burbank Unified School District educator Gail Copeland, who was born and raised in Burbank, died Jan. 12 from complications with cancer. She was 73. Copeland served the district for more than 42 years, spending the last 18 as principal of Joaquin Miller Elementary before retiring in 2003. She is survived by her husband, Douglas Copeland; her daughter, Chris Copeland - who is also a Burbank Unified teacher - and her son, Robert, and his wife Marci; along with two grandchildren.
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.
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 .
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
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.
January 25, 2013
Two brothers who own two Burbank-based recording studios have agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy to commit loan fraud after reportedly scamming three banks out of $1.7 million in loans to fund their music business, officials announced Friday. The Salazar brothers - Matt, 29, and Jason, 28, of Valley Village and Grover Beach, respectively - admitted to providing false documents to Bank of America, Greystone Bank and Huntington National Bank to secure $1.7 million in loans, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
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.
October 2, 2012
PASADENA - Throw together a furious rally, a fired-up winner, an angry loser, a malfunctioning scoreboard and a long match and the opening to the Pacific League boys' water polo season couldn't have commenced any wackier. Oh, and that's not even mentioning host Pasadena High kicked off league play with a thrilling, 14-13, overtime upset win versus league contender Burbank, which entered Tuesday afternoon ranked eighth in Division V of the CIF Southern Section. “This is an amazing win because we're not as deep as Burbank.
July 20, 2012
The City Council is scheduled discuss the possibility of an extended swim season during its Tuesday meeting. City officials posted signs around the McCambridge Park pool informing residents about the proposed changes, and encouraging people to attend the meeting. Currently, the pool is open from May to September. A five-week extension into October would cost an additional $45,000, according to city reports. The council meets at City Hall at 6 p.m. and the agenda can be found on the city's website, under “meeting agendas and minutes,” at www.burbankca.gov . -- Maria Hsin, Times Community News Follow Maria Hsin on Twitter and Google+