March 15, 2008
The following items were taken from Burbank Police Department reports: 1800 block of Empire Avenue: A 47-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of stealing $190 worth of DVDs from Target on Tuesday. 900 block of Hollywood Way : A man reportedly stole a bottle of liquor and four bottles of shampoo from a Rite Aid Tuesday. No arrests were made. 3000 block of Kenwood Street: Two women, a 25-year-old from Reseda and a 24-year-old from Canoga Park, were arrested Tuesday on suspicion of stealing a 2007 Nissan Xterra.
January 29, 2011
The following were taken from reports filed with the Burbank Police Department. Area 1 2200 block of Empire Avenue At 8:30 p.m. Jan. 21, officers arrested four men on suspicion of identity theft, possession of narcotics and possession of stolen property. Officers on patrol in the Extended Stay America parking lot noticed a suspicious vehicle with three men inside. None of the men had identification and gave conflicting information to the officers. Narcotics were found inside.
January 30, 2010
The City Council’s narrow decision this week to block a 24 Hour Fitness from converting a warehouse on Empire Avenue into a gym may, on its surface, seem like a bad case of local protectionism, but a closer look reveals a different picture. For starters, several full-service gyms are already in this city of roughly 108,000 people, an unknown slice of whom actually go in for regular workouts. Given the economic conditions, gym workers haven’t exactly been working double shifts to accommodate an influx of new patrons.
May 20, 2009
BURBANK — The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority on Monday took the first step toward a possible $75-million regional transit center that would link the airport with passenger trains, shuttles, buses and taxi cabs. The authority voted 8-0 to channel $94,450 into an initial environmental review of the proposed regional transit center that would essentially create another hub for Amtrak and Metrolink. The project would run along Empire Avenue and connect with the Bob Hope Train Station platform.
October 25, 2008
The council authorized the California Department of Transportation to survey the possibility of a railroad grade separation at Clybourn Avenue near Empire Avenue and Vanowen Street, at the western city limit. Congress included the project in the SAFETEA-LU bill in 2006, which authorized up to $800,000 in federal funding and a local match of up to $200,000 to study the location. WHAT IT MEANS The city will match the California Department of Transportation grant of $360,000 with a 20% local match of $90,000, bringing the total cost of the study to $450,000.
December 11, 2008
BURBANK — Yahoo Inc. has begun laying off more than 1,500 workers around the world, including an undisclosed amount at its Burbank campus on Empire Avenue, the Internet giant announced Wednesday. The action follows Yahoo’s October promise to slash 10% of its global workforce to cut $400 million a year in costs as the company struggles against bleak earnings estimates and weak revenue figures. “We have begun to notify impacted employees,” spokesperson Brad Williams said.
June 1, 2002
Re: "Aviation history's best bargain might just be Lockheed," May 15. Mr. Mullins' account of the early days of the Lockheed Company was very interesting and informative. While the article focuses only on the first decade of the company's history here in Burbank, already there is sufficient history to warrant a museum depicting how great aviation was accomplished in the Golden Age of aviation, by mind and eyes and talented hands; no computers required.