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.
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.
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 27, 2014
There's really no way to adequately prepare one's self for a performance by the Dick & Jane Family Orchestra. The Hollywood underground quintet, who appear Friday at Burbank's Viva Cantina, squall, roar and strum through a dizzying barrage of idiosyncratic original material. Put across by brash, buxom vocalist Jane Cantillon, a big-voiced, unpredictable entertainer whose spontaneous antics veer from growling and strutting like a feral feline to wild gesticulations to throwing herself down onto the stage and thrashing around like a seizure victim, it's a fast-moving, hit-and-run musical spree that's quite unlike anything else in pop music.
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.