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.
December 30, 2006
The following items were taken from Burbank Police Department reports: 400 block of North Glenoaks Boulevard and San Jose Avenue: A 52-year-old Burbank man was arrested on Monday on suspicion of driving under the influence. 2300 block of Hollywood Way: A 34-year-old Tujunga man was arrested on Sunday on suspicion of burglary from Fry's Electronics. 10000 block of Sherman Way and Vallarta Drive: A 22-year-old North Hollywood man was arrested on Sunday on suspicion of petty theft of $218 in liquor bottles.
July 19, 2006
ON THE AGENDA The following items will be discussed at Thursday's school board meeting: SECURITY CAMERA INSTALLATION The board will consider installing security camera systems at Burbank and Burroughs high schools, at an estimated cost of $132,092 for both schools. This has been on high school principals' lists of things to do for a while, and Supt. Greg Bowman brought the issue to the board in November. Burbank High School even had 10 cameras, but due to improper wiring, the cameras were not installed and are now outdated.
September 15, 2001
Ryan Carter BURBANK -- A 34-year-old Burbank man pleaded not guilty Sept. 6 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.
April 2, 2005
The following information was taken from police reports: NORTHWEST DISTRICT 1500 block of Hollywood Way: A 29-year-old Burbank man reported to police Tuesday that a tailgate valued at $500 had been taken from his truck. 3400 block of Chandler Boulevard: An electric company employee reported to police Tuesday that a tailgate valued at $1,000 had been taken from one of its trucks. SOUTH SAN FERNANDO DISTRICT 200 block of Spazier Avenue: A 37-year-old Burbank woman reported to police Tuesday that her car was broken into and miscellaneous items including a flute and outdoor heater with a combined value of $1,000 were taken.