June 10, 2010
Authorities have reopened a one-mile stretch of the eastbound Ventura (134) Freeway after closing it for five hours Thursday when a tanker truck overturned near the Bob Hope Drive offramp, spilling gasoline onto the road and into a nearby park. Officers diverted traffic off the freeway at Pass Avenue and other surface streets beginning about 10:20 a.m. after the tanker began gushing fuel onto the highway, according to the California Highway Patrol. The tanker was carrying about 4,500 gallons of gasoline, hundreds of gallons of which spilled out across the freeway into storm drains and down onto Johnny Carson Park, Burbank Fire Capt.
July 18, 2009
Youngsters in the city’s day camp program received VIP treatment with a tour Thursday of Bob Hope Airport. Summer Daze Express Campers role played in a mock fuel spill with the airport’s fire department members, climbed into the back seat of the police helicopter and got a pilot’s eye view of a private jet cockpit. Their tour was capped off with pizza, sports drinks and a variety of cakes and cookies. The campers are enrolled in the program at Robert Gross Park, which is just down the street.
November 29, 2006
BURBANK — A gasoline spill on the Ventura (134) Freeway on Monday shut down westbound traffic for six hours after a tanker truck overturned near the Buena Vista Street exit. The spill occurred just before 8 a.m. as a result of an accident involving three cars and the tanker, California Highway Patrol Officer Francisco Villalobos said. "The collision resulted in the tanker truck losing about 100 gallons of fuel, which facilitated the closure of the westbound lanes of the 134," he said.
May 10, 2000
Amber Willard AIRPORT DISTRICT -- The pilot of an experimental single-seat airplane avoided injury while making an emergency landing at Burbank Airport after swiping a utility pole during takeoff. The pilot, whose name was not released, had just taken off from Whiteman Airport in Pacoima Sunday when his Glasair III clipped a utility pole, causing the plane's right-side landing gear to fall into a nearby yard, officials said. Burbank's north-south runway was closed for more than two hours following the 1:10 p.m. landing because of a minor fuel spill and towing, airport spokesman Victor Gill said.
August 21, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Tuesday, August 21. A big rig crash on I-5 snarled traffic for hours in Burbank on Monday. The early-morning crash on northbound Interstate 5 near the Scott Road exit resulted in the closure of three lanes as officials worked to clean up a nearly 1,000 gallon fuel spill. Burbank Leader Recent studies suggest that Central and South American populations are now on the rise in the San Fernando Valley . LA Observed A former LAUSD teacher pleaded no contest to 13 counts of a lewd act on a child and faces 25 years to life in prison . Paul Chapel, who taught third grade at Telfair Elementary in Pacoima, is accused of molesting 13 former students.
May 10, 2003
Ben Godar The response was real, but the crash at the Burbank- Glendale-Pasadena Airport was just a simulation. More than a dozen agencies participated in a full-scale emergency drill Wednesday morning. The exercise is required by the Federal Aviation Administration at least once every three years. In the morning scenario, a Boeing 737 had its landing gear collapse and veered off the runway. A fire in the cockpit and a fuel spill added suspense to the simulation.