June 13, 2009
All three congressional representatives for the Burbank-Glendale area voted Tuesday to pass a bill that would provide vouchers of up to $4,500 to residents who turn in their gas hogs for significantly more fuel-efficient vehicles. The Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save Act now goes to the Senate for consideration after Reps. Adam Schiff, David Dreier and Brad Sherman joined with the two-thirds majority to pass the bill. Dreier called the legislation “an important step toward strengthening our weakened auto industry,” particularly for fuel-efficient cars.
March 15, 2000
A miracle and 50 feet saved the lives of the passengers on the plane that crashed. Serious consideration should be given to relocate the gas station and ban all gas stations from being so close to the end of a runway. Instead of the coroner supervising the removal of 143 bodies, council members, police and fire personnel provided care to living persons. TALBERT KANIGHER Burbank "At a victory party at a hotel in Newport Beach, Rogan sounded confident about what the primary results meant for the race in November" (Los Angeles Times, March 8, 2000)
June 6, 2009
Burbank High School’s 100th senior class went out in style Friday during a graduation ceremony that featured rousing musical performances at the Starlight Bowl. The school’s orchestra and award-winning choir performed sets that stirred excitement among graduates, including one that combined the sounds of “Somethin’s Comin’” from West Side Story and rapper Eminem’s “Lose Yourself.” The musical exhibition showcased just part of the talent that Burbank High’s centennial class brought to the school, said Tessa Register, the senior speaker.
September 24, 2005
A jury began deliberating Friday in the case of an Altadena man accused of a series of four rapes in La Crescenta and Pasadena in 2001. Clifton Hutchins is charged with of 17 counts of forcible rape, forcible oral copulation, burglary, prowling and possession of cocaine for sales. The nine-woman, three-man jury was sworn in Friday after hearing closing statements from and Deputy District Atty. Natalie Adomian and defense attorney Mark Davis, but broke shortly after 4 p.m. The jury will reconvene Monday.
November 24, 2009
DOWNTOWN — With Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena all without permanent police chiefs, experts say a possible sea change approaches in the way law enforcement is administered in the tri-city area. The challenges facing each department are varied — a bevy of misconduct lawsuits and investigations in Burbank, a command restructuring in Glendale, a greater emphasis on community relations in Pasadena — but experts said the common thread will be an opportunity for change.
September 30, 2006
Before a crowd of senior citizens, state Sen. Jack Scott praised Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Wednesday for signing four bills intended to increase supervision of real-estate transactions regarding placement of seniors in homes. The package of bills introduced by Scott, called the Omnibus Conservatorship and Guardianship Reform Act of 2006, aims to stamp out abuse of seniors within the state's conservator program. Scott told the crowd that he's aware that families have struggled with financial abuse of seniors and he's focused on legislation to curb the problem.