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.
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.
June 23, 2001
I frequently watch the Burbank Animal Shelter's pet adoption show, and I, generally, think this is a great service to the community and the animals in need of a home. But I'm dismayed by the frequent attitude the shelter workers portray toward the cats and kittens on the show. Frankly, the workers seem annoyed and indifferent toward the felines, which appear first in the show, and this obviously contrasts with their lavish praising and affection toward the dogs and puppies.
August 9, 2000
Irma Lemus HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- Bellarmine-Jefferson High School students are getting a taste of Hollywood filmmaking. With a borrowed 16 mm camera and other equipment, 50 students from the school are putting in time over the summer to produce their first film, said Bell-Jeff film teacher Michael Kane. The equipment was donated by Clairmont Camera in Hollywood and the film was given to the school by Kodak and Fuji, Kane said. Kane said he was eager to have a finished product by the time school begins in the fall so he has something to show off to students who will be in his film and video production class.
September 28, 2002
Ryan Carter Seeing a trapped victim inside a smoke-filled structure, finding the heat source of a fire, and allowing an incident commander to get close to a fire without moving are reasons the Burbank Fire Department recently entered the thermal-imaging heat-seeking age of fighting fires. The department purchased a thermal imager, a handheld camera with a pistol grip that captures radiated heat to track everything from sources of fire to victims.
October 11, 2011
Tammy Abbott was cool. Our paths crossed regularly at community events, and she was always good company (“Photographer Tammy Abbott loses battle with cancer,” Sept. 20). I can still see her scrambling about, draped in camera equipment that weighed more than she did, angling for the best shot. She had style and wore great shoes. The news of her passing is sad, and I extend my condolences to all who loved her. Suzy Jacobs Burbank
September 29, 2001
Ryan Carter HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- State insurance fraud investigators have arrested a 41-year-old Burbank man on suspicion of insurance fraud and filing a false police report. Steve Vlaszof, a Burbank auto body mechanic, allegedly reported $35,000 worth of items stolen from his home in the 500 block of Eton Drive, said Daniel Deglauve, criminal investigator in the California Department of Insurance's Fraud Division. In 1999, Vlaszof reported that items including expensive jewelry, camera equipment and computer hardware had been stolen from his home, said Sgt. Bill Taylor of the Burbank Police Department.