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THE818NOW
November 21, 2013
Thieves stole $1,500 worth of construction tools this week from an unoccupied Burbank home that's being remodeled, police said. Sometime between 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and 7:40 a.m. Wednesday, unidentified burglars pried open the garage door of the home - located in the 1700 block of Rose Street - and took off with sandpaper, a drill, compressor and grinder, said Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn. “Even though the house is under construction, you've got to secure everything - even those things locked in the garage,” Ryburn said.
NEWS
By Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com | August 17, 2012
Walmart's move into Burbank appeared headed for a snag in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Friday after a judge said he was prepared to halt planned construction pending further review of the retail giant's impact on the city. A main point of contention at the hearing in downtown Los Angeles was whether city officials should have issued permits allowing Walmart to renovate the former Great Indoors site adjacent to the Empire Center without having completed two street projects to improve traffic flow.
NEWS
By Gretchen Meier, burbankleader@latimes.com | July 21, 2010
WEST BURBANK — Residents should expect delays until early August as crews tear up a roughly one-mile section of Buena Vista Street, city officials warned this week. The construction, stretching from Jeffries Avenue to the alley south of San Fernando Boulevard, is in the final phase of the $824,000 project. The money — $600,000 from city redevelopment funds, the rest from state gasoline-tax revenue — was allocated to repair what is considered among the worst roads in Burbank.
NEWS
October 2, 2009
Construction set for rest of week As part of the $47-million Caltrans project, road crews are tearing down the former Hollywood Way-Alameda Avenue bridge abutment and support wall along the Ventura (134) Freeway. Overnight construction is planned for 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the end of the week. Construction on the three-year project is expected to end next summer, with a series of detours planned to assist pedestrians and drivers. The California Department of Transportation last week opened the Hollywood Way-Alameda Avenue bridge and closed the Pass Avenue bridge as part of the next phase of construction.
NEWS
April 12, 2003
Molly Shore Indian territory is becoming a state-of-the-art learning facility. John Burroughs High School's Phase II construction includes a total rehabilitation of the school's main building fronting Clark Avenue, as well as modernization of the Brian W. Hurst Gymnasium. The work is proceeding without a hitch, said Chief Facilities and Development Superintendent Ali Kiafar of the $12-million project. "No question there are inconveniences the school has to deal with, but ... it has gone very well," Kiafar said.
NEWS
June 14, 2000
Elena Hubbell As we prepare for the close of the 1999-2000 school year, the wheels are in motion to begin construction of our two new high schools. All departments are now preparing for construction this fall. Both high schools will be built in three main phases so that educational programs continue while construction work goes on. JOHN BURROUGHS HIGH SCHOOL At John Burroughs, the first phase will begin with construction of a three-story classroom building along Parish Place, replacing some existing classrooms, the cafeteria, lunch shelter, small gymnasium, girls' locker room and weight room.
NEWS
February 12, 2005
MEDICAL BUILDINGS The City Council approved the second reading of an ordinance giving the go ahead for the construction of two medical buildings on the campus of Providence St. Joseph Medical Center. WHAT IT MEANS A 55,000-square-foot integrated cancer center and a 100,000-square foot medical office building will be constructed on a 4.7 acre site bounded by Olive and Alameda avenues and Frederic and Buena Vista streets. Work on a parking garage for the medical building is expected to begin in July.
NEWS
April 6, 2012
It was interesting to see your photo and article on the grand reopening of the Burbank Fire and Police headquarters (“Rebuilt digs,” March 28). This building was built for millions of dollars in 1998 and soon thereafter it started falling apart due to shoddy construction. Now, Burbank celebrates the grand reopening at a cost $10 million on top of the initial millions it took to build it in the first place. Where were the city's highly paid inspectors during the initial construction?
NEWS
June 30, 2001
After visiting Burbank High School last year, I was shocked and dismayed at the dilapidated condition of this educational facility. As I went from class to class, visions of Stalag 13 kept popping into my mind. I was ecstatic for my son and the other students when I learned that new facilities were to be constructed. Construction actually began in January of this year. Unfortunately, the completion date for the new facilities is four years from now, after my son graduates.
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THE818NOW
By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | March 12, 2014
This post was updated to include more information. Swedish furniture giant IKEA got the unanimous green light from the Burbank City Council this week to build its largest furniture store in the nation in Burbank. The retailer, which opened in Burbank in 1990 as its first store in California and sixth in the United States, will relocate roughly a mile away to a nearly 23-acre lot located at 805 S. San Fernando Blvd. The 470,000-square-foot megastore - which will be nearly double the size of its current location - is scheduled to open in August 2016.
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THE818NOW
November 21, 2013
Thieves stole $1,500 worth of construction tools this week from an unoccupied Burbank home that's being remodeled, police said. Sometime between 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and 7:40 a.m. Wednesday, unidentified burglars pried open the garage door of the home - located in the 1700 block of Rose Street - and took off with sandpaper, a drill, compressor and grinder, said Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn. “Even though the house is under construction, you've got to secure everything - even those things locked in the garage,” Ryburn said.
NEWS
By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | November 15, 2013
Construction on the Golden State (5) Freeway between Magnolia Boulevard and the Ventura (134) Freeway, which was stalled for six months after workers discovered unmapped utility lines, started back up this week, leaving Burbank commuters with a new round of closures. The $153-million project to construct a carpool lane in each direction of the freeway between the 134 Freeway and Magnolia Boulevard, is nearly halfway done. It's slated to be completed in the fall of 2016, officials with the California Department of Transportation said.
NEWS
September 27, 2013
A story that may be of interest to your readers is the apparent suspension of work, or lack of progress over the last couple of months on the Golden State (5) Freeway work through Burbank. On the southbound lanes it is particularly frustrating due to the elimination of the right-side breakdown lane between roughly Burbank Boulevard and the Los Angeles River, and because of the very short merge provisions for vehicles entering the freeway from both Verdugo and Alameda avenues. The lack of any progress on the Western Avenue offramp is also puzzling, as the pavement was removed down to dirt months ago. Is Caltrans so overextended with work on other freeways that I-5 is left an orphan?
NEWS
By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | July 9, 2013
A number of Burbank traffic signals are slated for upgrades this year, which officials say will help ease traffic congestion during the construction of carpool lanes and a new interchange at Empire Avenue on the Golden State (5) Freeway. Officials plan to tap $1 million in Measure R funds for signal improvements at seven intersections, the majority of which currently operate on fixed schedules, meaning the lights change at the same time regardless of traffic, officials said. The improvements will allow the signals to respond and adjust to traffic conditions, which will improve the flow for commuters who, during construction, will be rerouted onto local streets.
NEWS
By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | June 29, 2013
An injunction that had prevented Walmart from starting work on a new store adjacent to the Empire Center has been lifted, but the outcome of a lawsuit filed by three residents to force a number of street improvements before a store can open looms on the horizon. On Wednesday, a state appellate court lifted an injunction issued by a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge in August 2012 that halted construction on a new Walmart until the outcome of the lawsuit filed in May 2012. In an email Thursday, Walmart spokeswoman Rachel Hall said that despite the lifting of the injunction, the retailer was awaiting a verdict in the lawsuit, which claims city officials erred in granting building permits for the store because they did not adequately address traffic and parking impacts to the surrounding area.
THE818NOW
April 12, 2013
Detours and closures are en route for drivers on the Golden State (5) Freeway as the California Department of Transportation moves forward with its plan to install new carpool lanes. Caltrans' $57.8-million effort to construct new carpool lanes in both directions of the I-5 from Magnolia Boulevard to the Ventura (134) Freeway will lead to closures from Saturday to April 20. The off-ramp for Western Avenue on the southbound 5 and the off-ramp for Alameda Avenue on the northbound 5 will have long-term closures, and are expected to open in May. The short-term closures are as follows: -   Southbound I-5 Western Avenue Westbound and Eastbound Off-Ramps:  7 p.m. to 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. -   Southbound I-5 Western Avenue Westbound and Eastbound On Ramps: 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m -   Southbound I-5 Eastbound and Westbound Alameda Avenue Off Ramp: 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. -   Southbound I-5 Eastbound and Westbound Alameda Avenue On Ramp: 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. -   Northbound I-5 Eastbound and Westbound Alameda Avenue Off Ramp:  8 p.m. to 6 a.m. -   Northbound I-5 Western Avenue Eastbound and Westbound On Ramp: 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. -   Northbound I-5 Western Avenue Eastbound and Westbound Off Ramp: 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.   -   Northbound I-5 Eastbound and Westbound Alameda Avenue On Ramp: 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.  and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. -   Southbound...
THE818NOW
March 18, 2013
A 50-year-old construction worker is recovering from severe injuries to his legs after falling into a 12-foot dirt trench while working on the city's reservoir renovation on Friday in Burbank,  officials said. Just after 10:30 a.m., the man - who works for J.F. Shea Construction, an independent contractor hired by the city - was repairing a 24-inch underground water main when he fell into the dirt trench that stretched across Sunset Canyon Drive, said Burbank Fire Capt. Peter Hendrickson.
THE818NOW
October 9, 2012
A man and woman from Los Angeles were arrested Saturday for allegedly stealing power tools from three construction vehicles in Burbank, police said. Erika Torres, 20, and Ismael Gallegos, 36, led police on a brief pursuit at 4:30 a.m. after police approached their car, which was stopped in the middle of the street in the 1200 block of North Kenwood Street. The car bolted and stopped at Buena Vista Street and Burbank Boulevard a short time later, police said. The victims were identified and their property was returned, said Burbank police Sgt. Darin Ryburn.
THE818NOW
September 26, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Wednesday, September 26. Opponents of a Sherman Oaks synagogue had no problem filing a second lawsuit days before Yom Kippur.  The L.A. City Council previously approved the project, but on Monday, neighbors sought to overturn the decision . Contra Costa Times  If you've been to a neighborhood council meeting in the North Hollywood area in recent years, you've probably heard a neighbor or police officer...
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