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THE818NOW
October 4, 2012
Cyclists are praising the county's decision to grant them access to a popular Santa Clarita Valley nature trail, despite the objections of hikers' groups. Bikes were prohibited from Canyon Trail in Newhall's Placerita Canyon Natural Area until 2007, when the county mistakenly posted a "multi-use" sign at the trail head. The nearly two-mile route quickly became a cyclists' favorite. But hikers complained and last year the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation corrected the signs.
THE818NOW
June 20, 2013
A motorist was beaten Tuesday after confronting a group of cyclists and skateboarders in Burbank, police said. The victim, described by police only as a 53-year-old man, reportedly pulled his truck up next to the group of four men at 6:30 p.m. on Olive Avenue near Glenoaks Boulevard and started yelling at them, said Burbank Officer Joshua Kendrick. It wasn't immediately known what prompted the verbal outburst, but soon after, the motorist pulled over and got out of his truck to confront the men. That's when one of them -- identified by police as Zack Morgan, 21 -- allegedly punched and kicked the motorist in the head multiple times, causing cuts across the man's forehead, according to police.
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By Veronica Rocha | January 20, 2010
More than 70 cyclists rode Saturday in a somber tribute to a 17-year-old John Burroughs High School student, an avid rider who died Dec. 22 in an accident. Wearing black “We ride for Drake” T-shirts to commemorate Drake Holland, the cyclists chanted the Burbank resident’s name as they rode down the Chandler Bike Path. “This is a celebration of his life,” said his mother, Joni Gillis-Holland. “This is what he loved to do.” The circumstances surrounding Drake’s death remain a mystery.
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By Maria Hsin, maria.hsin@latimes.com | November 8, 2011
Burbank police say they're concerned about an increase in the number of bicycle accidents over the past two years - a trend made all the more troublesome since the injuries have also gotten more serious. Through October this year, police have responded to 32 injury bike collisions - more than the whole of 2007, when there were 24, and nearly as many as the 33 reported in 2008, Lt. J.J. Puglisi said. Based on the number of complaints from the public, police are worried that the rise is due, in part, to the behavior of cyclists, such as running red lights.
NEWS
October 22, 2008
Chandler bicyclists aren’t to blame As a longtime Burbank resident and regular user of the Chandler Bikeway, I was shocked at the Community Commentary by Pamela Lang (“Bikeway needs a speed limit,” Oct. 15) suggesting a “speed limit.” Having regularly traveled the bikeway, I can safely say I have not encountered any traffic problems. In fact, it has been the opposite, with bikers always being courteous and giving advanced warning of their approach to pedestrians.
NEWS
By Christopher Cadelago | April 4, 2009
CITY HALL — Aiming to address conflicts between pedestrians and bicyclists who share Chandler Bikeway, the City Council this week unanimously supported placing signs along the route asking cyclists to yield to pedestrians. But city leaders rejected a proposal that would have renamed the corridor Chandler Pathway, citing potential conflicts with Los Angeles and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which share ownership of the property. The council on Tuesday voted 3-2 to retain the name Chandler Bikeway for the two-mile passageway that stretches from Mariposa Street to the city border at Clybourn Avenue.
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By DAVID LAURELL | May 28, 2008
June gloom may have come a bit early this year, but the gray skies and cool temperatures on Saturday did nothing to dampen the magic for those who donned their helmets and hopped their two- wheelers for the Magical Magnolia Bicycle Tour. Staged by the Magnolia Park Partnership, the event gave residents the opportunity to visit and get to know local merchants. Well more than 300 participants registered to take a cycling exploration of Magnolia Park, said Gail Stewart , who serves as the manager of downtown activities and events for the city of Burbank.
NEWS
July 5, 2013
Three years from now, if construction work goes as planned, Burbank will boast a new bike path that will provide a connection to the downtown Metrolink station from the existing Lake-Alameda path. This is good news for cyclists and pedestrians alike. It will also provide a host of benefits to the city, its businesses and the many residents who will gain from this project. Naturally, there is a price tag involved - in this case an estimated $4.4 million. We understand the pause that might have given Vice Mayor David Gordon, who called the project's cost “staggering,” especially in light of the fact that a path about twice its length, the Chandler Bikeway, was finished for $2.7 million.
NEWS
January 15, 2009
NEW LANDSCAPING FOR GROSS PARK Children at Robert Gross Park, in central Burbank, will soon be the beneficiary of new playground equipment the City Council approved Tuesday night. The council unanimously decided to spend $250,000 for the new equipment, which includes an interactive play system meant to encourage children to play longer and improve coordination, balance, agility, motor-planning skills and imagination, officials said. The action is in line with the city’s philosophy to create “unique play areas that are not cookie cutter in design,” according to a report.
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NEWS
July 5, 2013
Three years from now, if construction work goes as planned, Burbank will boast a new bike path that will provide a connection to the downtown Metrolink station from the existing Lake-Alameda path. This is good news for cyclists and pedestrians alike. It will also provide a host of benefits to the city, its businesses and the many residents who will gain from this project. Naturally, there is a price tag involved - in this case an estimated $4.4 million. We understand the pause that might have given Vice Mayor David Gordon, who called the project's cost “staggering,” especially in light of the fact that a path about twice its length, the Chandler Bikeway, was finished for $2.7 million.
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THE818NOW
June 20, 2013
A motorist was beaten Tuesday after confronting a group of cyclists and skateboarders in Burbank, police said. The victim, described by police only as a 53-year-old man, reportedly pulled his truck up next to the group of four men at 6:30 p.m. on Olive Avenue near Glenoaks Boulevard and started yelling at them, said Burbank Officer Joshua Kendrick. It wasn't immediately known what prompted the verbal outburst, but soon after, the motorist pulled over and got out of his truck to confront the men. That's when one of them -- identified by police as Zack Morgan, 21 -- allegedly punched and kicked the motorist in the head multiple times, causing cuts across the man's forehead, according to police.
THE818NOW
October 13, 2012
Good morning, readers! Today is Saturday, October 13. An up-and-coming North Hollywood actress aspires to have a long career like Meryl Streep . Emayatzy Corinealdi, 32, stars in the film "Middle of Nowhere" and told the L.A. Times ,  "Moving here to L.A., it's so easy to do everything that comes your way. "   A cyclist was hit by a car and killed Friday morning in North Hollywood , reports LAist . The driver stayed at...
THE818NOW
October 4, 2012
Cyclists are praising the county's decision to grant them access to a popular Santa Clarita Valley nature trail, despite the objections of hikers' groups. Bikes were prohibited from Canyon Trail in Newhall's Placerita Canyon Natural Area until 2007, when the county mistakenly posted a "multi-use" sign at the trail head. The nearly two-mile route quickly became a cyclists' favorite. But hikers complained and last year the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation corrected the signs.
NEWS
By Maria Hsin, maria.hsin@latimes.com | November 8, 2011
Burbank police say they're concerned about an increase in the number of bicycle accidents over the past two years - a trend made all the more troublesome since the injuries have also gotten more serious. Through October this year, police have responded to 32 injury bike collisions - more than the whole of 2007, when there were 24, and nearly as many as the 33 reported in 2008, Lt. J.J. Puglisi said. Based on the number of complaints from the public, police are worried that the rise is due, in part, to the behavior of cyclists, such as running red lights.
NEWS
By Max Zimbert | April 9, 2010
Armin Reyes needed some tire work for his bicycle. A line had formed around the bike tune-up area along the Chandler Bikeway. Because of the waiting, Reyes suspected his family had ridden into Magnolia Park. “They’re probably off for cookies or ice cream,” he said. “[Or] the scavenger hunt, the free grub, Porto’s.” By Saturday evening, between 400 and 600 bike riders had rolled through Magnolia Park on the Egg-Cellent Magnolia Bicycle Tour, a bike ride and scavenger hunt, with free bike tune-ups and safety tips.
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By Veronica Rocha | January 22, 2010
More than 70 cyclists rode Saturday in a somber tribute to a 17-year-old John Burroughs High School student, an avid rider who died Dec. 22 in an accident. Wearing black “We ride for Drake” T-shirts to commemorate Drake Holland, the cyclists chanted the Burbank resident’s name as they rode down the Chandler Bike Path. “This is a celebration of his life,” said his mother, Joni Gillis-Holland. “This is what he loved to do.” The circumstances surrounding Drake’s death remain a mystery.
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