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By Arin Mikailian, arin.mikailian@latimes.com | April 15, 2014
A woman who was allegedly assaulted during a reported carjacking attempt in Burbank last year has filed a claim against the city of Burbank and the Los Angeles Police Department, citing that the inaction of police officers led to her injuries. Glendale resident Takui Erdoglian, who works in Burbank, was allegedly assaulted on Sept. 25, 2013, at the intersection of Orange Grove and Lake Street while Burbank and Los Angeles police officers were “either watching or being dispatched,” according to the claim filed by law firm Geragos & Geragos.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | April 15, 2014
The Burbank Unified school board offered few assurances to the district's head nurse Lenora Aguilera last week when she asked school officials to consider hiring three more certificated school nurses to add to the six that currently serve 15,200 students. Along with Aguilera voicing her concerns about more nursing staff, Bret Harte Elementary Principal Sheari Taylor described a recent Friday in which she stepped into her school's office and saw several students lined up sitting on a bench.
NEWS
By Arin Mikailian, arin.mikailian@latimes.com | April 15, 2014
By June 1, the UCLA Health System will start running six medical facilities currently operated by the Motion Picture & Television Fund, including a health center in Burbank. Layoff notices were issued earlier this month to 315 employees, including 71 at the Toluca Lake Health Center in Burbank, as part of their transfer to the UCLA umbrella, following an agreement reached last fall by the university and the fund. A high percentage of the staff such as doctors, nurses and radiology technicians will keep their positions, said Bob Beitcher, the fund's president and chief executive officer.
SPORTS
By Andrew J. Campa, andrew.campa@latimes.com | April 12, 2014
ARCADIA - Despite sending a small contingent, the Burbank-area produced a record-setting effort at Saturday's second day of the 47th annual Arcadia Invitational Track and Field Meet at Arcadia High. Burbank High senior Andy Hurtado led the way. The reigning Pacific League discus champion etched his name into Burbank High history when he set a new school and personal record in the discus with a fifth-place toss of 166 feet, 9 inches. “It was unbelievable, it was the throw I had thought I could always throw,” Hurtado said.
NEWS
By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | April 11, 2014
The Planning Board on Monday is slated to consider a proposal to add gates to a residential neighborhood in Burbank's hillside, marking the neighborhood's fourth attempt at such a request. The Burbank Hills Community Homeowners Assn. has requested entry and exit gates at the two main entrances of the neighborhood, where Lamer Street crosses Castleman and Wedgewood lanes. City officials have recommended the board deny the request, citing safety concerns. For example, the gates could slow down response times or cause evacuation delays during an emergency, according to a city report.
THE818NOW
By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | April 11, 2014
A female student from Burroughs High School was on the bus that collided with a FedEx freight truck in a fiery crash in Northern California on Thursday evening, killing 10 people and injuring dozens more. Los Angeles Unified officials said Friday that 19 of its students were aboard the bus that collided with the truck. The Burbank student, whose name was not immediately released, was transported to a hospital, “but she will be fine,” said Burbank Unified Supt. Jan Britz. “She's fine physically, but it's a strong emotional trauma to the family to live through,” Britz said, adding that the school district will provide the student's family with mental and emotional support, if needed.
NEWS
By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | April 11, 2014
The Burbank City Council on Tuesday imposed terms of employment on the Burbank city attorneys union after a year of unsuccessful negotiations, a move Burbank Mayor Emily Gabel-Luddy called “regrettable.” The council approved imposing the terms in a unanimous vote with no discussion. The terms include a 3% raise for members of the Burbank City Attorneys Assn., made up of 10 attorneys and a paralegal, in exchange for the employees paying their full employee pension contribution, which is 8% of their salaries.
NEWS
By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | April 11, 2014
Councilman Bob Frutos on Tuesday requested a closed-session performance evaluation of City Manager Mark Scott, a move that follows weeks of criticism by residents centered around the issue of group homes in residential neighborhoods. When reached over the phone on Thursday, Frutos declined to comment on why he made the request, citing personnel privacy laws. Scott, however, has come under fire by residents in recent weeks following a couple of public outreach blunders. In January, residents were not adequately notified about a public hearing for the state-required housing element . The policy document was approved by City Council and included a section allowing supportive housing - which could mean sober-living facilities that don't require licensing - in single-family residential neighborhoods, which didn't sit well with residents.
SPORTS
From Staff Reports | April 10, 2014
SOFTBALL Burroughs 22, Muir 0 (five innings): The Indians banged out 17 hits en route to the easy Pacific League win Thursday at Olive Park. Naelyse Garcia and Cheyenne Steward combined for the one-hitter. Both also had big days offensively, as Garcia had three hits, three runs and a run batted in, while Steward had two hits, three RBI and three runs. Jessica Little had four RBI, two runs and two hits, Kaitlin Okimoto had three RBI, three runs and two hits and Aimee Rodriguez had three RBI, two hits and a run. BOYS' TRACK AND FIELD Burbank 115, Glendale 21: The host Bulldogs notched a Pacific League victory Wednesday.
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