June 28, 2008
?300 Block of Alameda Avenue : A Burbank man reported that someone had broken into his 2000 Ford Explorer and stole his $300 portable global positioning system unit on Monday. ?1000 Block of Alameda Avenue : A Burbank man reported Monday that someone stole his 1960 Chevrolet Impala while he was shopping at Staples. The man stated that he did not lock his car and that it was a custom show car valued at more than $100,000. ?2700 Block of Burbank Boulevard : A Glendale man reported that someone bought $1,200 worth of cell phones from his store with a stolen credit card on Monday.
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.