November 20, 2013
Electronic City is hidden in plain sight on Burbank Boulevard. People drive by it a lot, never thinking to go in, until one day that one unique light bulb blows on the flashlight and nobody carries a replacement. Howard Pollyea probably stocks it. Since 1957, when he and his father opened Electronic City, he's provided thousands, if not millions, of spare parts to fix the tube on the television, then later the transistors and stereo equipment, and most recently the security camera systems.
February 17, 2014
For every Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson, there are dozens of "American Idol" contestants who have yet to find stardom, but haven't given up on their rock 'n' roll dreams. Burbank resident Mary Powers is one of them. Until recently the 28-year-old single mother fronted not one, but two different rock bands. But being in two bands can also mean twice the drama. On a recent Sunday night, as the Recording Academy was lauding their favorites at the Grammy Awards at Staples Center, Powers and her band Death on the Radio were sweating it out at AMP Rehearsal studios in North Hollywood.
May 4, 2012
An international filmmaking and acting school has opened in Burbank and plans to create opportunities for students and graduates by developing connections with local production companies and studios. The International Academy of Film and Television opened its doors last month at 635 S. San Fernando Blvd., offering filmmaking workshops, acting classes and a new visual effects program for teens. The academy initially launched in the Philippines in 2004, said Kacy Andrews, a Glendale resident who is chief executive of the academy.
February 3, 2014
The sign advertising his show still looms over the NBC parking lot, and for a few more days throngs of fans will crowd the studio gates in Burbank before tapings. But Jay Leno says he's ready to leave - and this time, he says he really means it. After more than 40 years, "The Tonight Show" is leaving Southern California and heading back to New York, with the 63-year-old Leno, who first became host in 1992, handing off the show to Jimmy Fallon, just 39. Four years have passed since NBC botched a similar passing of the torch to Conan O'Brien.
September 8, 2004
The following information was taken from police reports: MAGNOLIA PARK 600 block of Whitnall Highway: A 36-year-old Burbank man reported Sunday that his car was entered and items worth $1,200, including a camera and compact discs, were taken. 600 block of Whitnall Highway: A 26-year-old Burbank man reported to police Monday that his car had been entered and a camera and a cellphone headset, worth a combined $500, were taken. HILLSIDE DISTRICT 2800 block of Buena Vista Street: A 48-year-old Burbank man reported Sunday that his car had been entered and compact discs and an emergency kit were taken.
April 21, 2007
WORK COMPLETE AT DAY SCHOOL Board members accepted the completion of a construction contract for Community Day School for site improvements, including asphalt, fencing and a new electric gate. Cost totaled $372,663.88 for the work by Neil Edwards Construction and was inspected by district staffers upon completion. WHAT IT MEANS This ends some of the modernization work to be done on the Community Day School. VOTE: 5-0 SECURITY CAMERA INSTALLATIONS Board members approved the installation of security camera systems at John Burroughs and Burbank high schools at a cost of $108,020 for both schools.
April 28, 2007
The following items were taken from Burbank Police Department reports: 2600 block of Hollywood Way: The theft of a video camera from checked baggage was reported at the Bob Hope Airport on Wednesday. The loss of the camera, valued at $900, occurred on a Phoenix-to-Burbank flight. 1500 block of Victory Place: The theft of 26 iPods from Best Buy was reported on Tuesday. The combined value of the stolen merchandise is $6,500. 300 block of North Avon Street: The theft of a Toshiba laptop computer, a flat-screen television, a digital camera and a suitcase from a private residence was reported on Monday.
September 8, 2001
Ryan Carter BURBANK -- A 34-year-old Burbank man pleaded not guilty Thursday in Pomona Superior Court on suspicion of possessing child pornography on his home computer, authorities said. Russell Allan Noriega's home computer was allegedly found by Los Angeles County sheriff's investigators on July 24 to contain numerous items of child pornography downloadedfrom the Internet, said Deputy Dist. Atty. Kim Santini. Earlier in July, Noriega pleaded not guilty to three charges of lewd conduct after he allegedly approached three girls -- 7, 9 and 10 -- at a park ride July 8 at Raging Waters, a water theme park in San Dimas.
February 5, 2014
A 28-year-old Arleta man pleaded guilty on Tuesday to secretly filming someone in a restroom where he worked in Burbank, authorities said. Eduardo Herrera pleaded guilty to one count of secretly filming an identifiable person who may be undressed, and was sentenced to three years of probation, 30 days of community labor, and a year of Sexual Compulsives Anonymous classes, said Senior Assistant City Atty. Denny Wei. One evening last June, a 25-year-old woman discovered a camera under the sink of a single-toilet restroom at a business located at 3300 N. San Fernando Blvd.
January 26, 2000
NORTHWEST DISTRICT 800 block of N. Victory Blvd.: A 31-year-old Huntington Park man and an 18-year-old Los Angeles man were arrested Thursday on suspicion of selling stolen a video camera. Police said the two men struck a KNBC cameraman on the head on Francis Street in Los Angeles and stole his video camera. Shortly before 5 p.m. police said the men tried to sell the camera to a Burbank business. An employee of the business phoned police after he became suspicious.