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THE818NOW
April 28, 2014
Utility crews were working Monday to repair a water main break that caused flooding on North Lake Street, officials said, warning motorists to avoid the area. An underground water pipe burst on North Lake Street, just north of West Chestnut Street, early Sunday morning, causing water to run into the roadway, said Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn. Utility officials determined that the base of the road was “sufficiently stabilized with enough concrete that a sinkhole was not possible,” Ryburn said.
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THE818NOW
April 28, 2014
A big-rig fire that shut down four lanes on the southbound Golden State (5) Freeway Monday afternoon was caused by overheated brakes, authorities said. California Highway Patrol officers were pursuing the big rig driver, who may have been under the influence of alcohol, after receiving reports that he was driving slow while not staying in his lane, according to CHP Sgt. Becky Lynch. During the pursuit, authorities noticed smoke coming from the tires under the trailer as the driver reached Hollywood Way on the 5 Freeway in Burbank, at which point officers pulled their patrol car up in front of the truck to get the driver to stop.
THE818NOW
April 28, 2014
A big rig caught fire on the southbound Golden State (5) Freeway just south of Hollywood Way in Burbank on Monday afternoon, and police are warning that motorists should use caution. [Update 1:46 p.m.:  According to the California Highway Patrol online incident log, four lanes were closed for roughly 20 minutes after 1 p.m. ] As of 1:31 p.m., just one lane, as well as the Hollywood Way on-ramp to the southbound 5 Freeway, remained closed, the log stated. Further details were not immediately available.
THE818NOW
By Sameea Kamal, sameea.kamal@latimes.com | April 27, 2014
Deloreans, the Jetsons and remote-controlled robots were a few of the glimpses into the future featured in the 33rd annual Burbank on Parade, which took place Saturday morning along Olive Avenue. The marching bands were a hit among several spectators who came out to see Burbank on Parade, including Kim Hall, a Burbank resident who brought her son Bradford and his three friends, all students at Bret Harte Elementary. PHOTOS: Burbank on Parade 2014 They were seated at their traditional spot about 50 feet west of the McDonald's, where, per tradition, Hall said, they would head afterward for lunch.
NEWS
By Arin Mikailian, arin.mikailian@latimes.com | April 26, 2014
Though state officials point to high levels of arsenic, chromium 6 and uranium in Burbank's water in a recent report , city officials claim the data is based on untreated groundwater, saying what flows out of residents' taps far exceeds mandated requirements. Sam Delson, a deputy director for external and legislative affairs for California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard, said Burbank toxicity score was based on data gathered from treated water, but local water officials contend this is not the case.
SPORTS
By Edgar Melik-Stepanyan, special to the Leader | April 25, 2014
BURBANK - Perhaps a year from now, the Burbank High boys' volleyball team will take a game from Burroughs, the Bulldogs' cross-town and Pacific League rival. In their six league meetings since 2012, the year that the Bulldogs restarted their boys' volleyball program, Burroughs has won all nine games, including three in a convincing fashion in Friday's match at Burbank High. The Indians, winners of four straight league titles, needed just 61 minutes to defeat Burbank, 25-14, 25-16, 25-13, remaining undefeated in league and needing one more win to clinch a share of another league crown.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | April 25, 2014
Local residents with unwanted or expired prescription drugs can get rid of them on Saturday during the Burbank Police Department's drug take-back event. -- FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated the event would be held Sunday. It will be held Saturday, April 26. -- From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., police will be collecting unused or expired medications in an attempt to prevent drug abuse or theft. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the United States are “alarmingly high,” said Burbank Police Officer Joshua Kendrick 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.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | April 25, 2014
Thousands are expected to flood Olive Avenue Saturday morning for the 33rd annual Burbank on Parade with this year's theme “Burbank: City of the Future.” The parade, which will kick off at 11 a.m., will travel east on Olive Avenue from Keystone to Lomita streets. The mile-long parade, which will feature a helicopter flyover by the Burbank Police Department and nearly 400 participants, will wrap up at George Izay Park with an awards ceremony, food trucks, music and prize giveaways.
SPORTS
By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | April 25, 2014
BURBANK - Hits were at a premium and pitching took center stage Friday when the Burroughs High baseball team squared off against Burbank in the first cross-town rivalry game of the season. While the Indians received a masterful performance from submarine starter Cole Meyer, the Bulldogs got a solid performance from their pitcher, Randy Higgens. Between the two, they surrendered just two hits apiece. Burroughs was able to take advantage of a Burbank error in the first inning to score the contest's lone run, as the Indians walked off their homefield with a 1-0 Pacific League victory.
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