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August 2, 2000
Jenna Bordelon HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- A sports utility vehicle was drenched in gasoline and set ablaze in an alleged dispute over a lost court case. The 1997 GMC Yukon was completely destroyed, Burbank Fire Capt. Bob Reinhardt said. The damage was estimated at around $25,000. "We have a possible suspect at this time," he said, "but the investigation is pending." The alleged arsonist may have been involved in a civil dispute with Andre Aslanyan, 30s, the owner of the vehicle, Reinhardt said.
NEWS
August 2, 2008
As Congress adjourned on Wednesday for the summer, Republican Rep. David Dreier pushed fellow legislators to keep working on strategies to lower gasoline prices. Record-high oil prices in past weeks and a free-falling economy have complicated spending for many people living under the crunch of a financial system that some economists say is already in a recession. This week, the Automobile Assn. of America officials said gas prices dropped to $4.30 for regular unleaded. That figure is down more than 30 cents from record-high prices in June.
NEWS
By Jeremy Oberstein | May 31, 2008
LOS ANGELES ? During his third day of testimony, Juan Manuel Alvarez told jurors Thursday that he did not tell anyone he doused himself with gasoline until consulting with attorneys after he was arrested. ?You never told doctors at [Los Angeles] County Hospital [USC Medical Center] or county jail,? Deputy Dist. Atty. John Monaghan said. ?Not until after you were arrested did you ever tell anyone you were doused with gasoline. It was because you never did douse yourself with gasoline.
LOCAL
By Jeremy Oberstein | May 31, 2008
LOS ANGELES — During his third day of testimony, Juan Manuel Alvarez told jurors Thursday that he did not tell anyone he doused himself with gasoline until consulting with attorneys after he was arrested. “You never told doctors at [Los Angeles] County Hospital [USC Medical Center] or county jail,” Deputy Dist. Atty. John Monaghan said. “Not until after you were arrested did you ever tell anyone you were doused with gasoline. It was because you never did douse yourself with gasoline.
LOCAL
By Jeremy Oberstein | June 18, 2008
LOS ANGELES — Deputy Dist. Atty. John Monaghan told jurors during closing arguments Wednesday that Juan Manuel Alvarez never intended to commit suicide when he drove his SUV onto train tracks at Chevy Chase Drive, having instead perpetrated the 2005 Metrolink train derailment that killed 11 and injured more than 180 passengers as an attention-grabbing stunt. Alvarez is charged with 11 counts of murder with special circumstances and one count each of arson and train wrecking for causing a Jan. 26, 2005, three-train crash when he drove his Jeep Cherokee onto the Metrolink tracks between Glendale and Los Angeles and doused his vehicle with gasoline.
NEWS
By Chris Wiebe | July 19, 2006
BURBANK ? Burbank Water and Power is joining a coalition to promote new types of cars that combine the technology of gasoline-powered and electricity-powered vehicles. The idea is to surpass the mileage capacity of a traditional electric car while using regular gasoline more efficiently, said the city's Electrical Engineering Associate John Joyce, with Burbank Water and Power. These plug-in hybrid electric vehicles use a battery that is larger than existing hybrids for short distance travel, then converts to gasoline for longer trips, Joyce said.
NEWS
By Jason WellsThe Leader | March 24, 2008
GLENDALE — Average unleaded fuel prices on Monday for the Los Angeles area continued to hover within a penny of the $3.62-per-gallon record set last week, and market analysts announced a new all-time inflation-adjusted high of $3.26 a gallon for the national average. The average cost for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Los Angeles was $3.61, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California, slightly less than the state average of $3.63. For premium gasoline, the regional average was $3.91 per gallon.
NEWS
By Robert Phipps | October 14, 2009
On Saturday I went to Burbank Water and Power’s Energy Fair in front of their Magnolia Boulevard plant. After I finally got there, I was impressed with much of what I saw. I almost gave up trying to attend because of welling frustration in driving around for 10 or 15 minutes trying to find a parking place, and feeling like I was wasting the better part of a tank of gas trying to learn how to save energy. But I was glad I stuck it out. I learned a few things that I believe might benefit some Burbank businesses and homeowners.
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December 31, 2012
Burbank police are investigating the theft of roughly $1,000 worth of gasoline -- or more than 300 gallons -- from a gas station last week. Sometime between 11 p.m. on Thursday and 6 a.m. on Friday, police say the suspects pulled into the Universal Service Station at 2005 North Glenoaks Blvd. and pumped the gas into a “rigged vehicle” with a large container inside. “I don't know what these folks used, but it's a lot of gas,” Burbank Police Lt. Eddie Ruiz said. “I don't see that it was one car after another.” It's unknown how many suspects were involved.
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NEWS
By Robert Phipps | October 14, 2009
On Saturday I went to Burbank Water and Power’s Energy Fair in front of their Magnolia Boulevard plant. After I finally got there, I was impressed with much of what I saw. I almost gave up trying to attend because of welling frustration in driving around for 10 or 15 minutes trying to find a parking place, and feeling like I was wasting the better part of a tank of gas trying to learn how to save energy. But I was glad I stuck it out. I learned a few things that I believe might benefit some Burbank businesses and homeowners.
NEWS
August 2, 2008
As Congress adjourned on Wednesday for the summer, Republican Rep. David Dreier pushed fellow legislators to keep working on strategies to lower gasoline prices. Record-high oil prices in past weeks and a free-falling economy have complicated spending for many people living under the crunch of a financial system that some economists say is already in a recession. This week, the Automobile Assn. of America officials said gas prices dropped to $4.30 for regular unleaded. That figure is down more than 30 cents from record-high prices in June.
NEWS
By Alison Tully | July 2, 2008
BURBANK ? While most of the nation is paying record-high prices for gasoline, a Burbank family hasn?t been paying a dime at the pump. Carl Wurtz?s family members use a homemade electric car for 90% of their driving. ?The last time I bought gas was in April,? Wurtz said, as he maneuvered his 1997 Ford Aspire around the neighborhood streets. ?It?s so fun to drive. It?s like riding in a golf cart that goes 75 mph.? Wurtz decided to build the car in 2006 after seeing the film ?
LOCAL
By Jeremy Oberstein | June 18, 2008
BURBANK — More than 4,000 gallons of gasoline were stolen early Saturday from an Exxon station in Burbank, an unprecedented theft in the city at a time when gas prices continue to rise, police said Monday. Between midnight Friday and 5 a.m. Saturday at least one suspect driving a gasoline tanker-truck pumped about 4,300 gallons from the underground storage depot when the station, located at 2417 N. San Fernando Blvd., was closed, Lt. Armen Dermenjian said. There were no eyewitnesses and police do not know how many people are responsible for the theft, but investigators believe that the truck used was not imprinted with company logos usually found on gas tankers, he said.
LOCAL
By Jeremy Oberstein | June 18, 2008
LOS ANGELES — Deputy Dist. Atty. John Monaghan told jurors during closing arguments Wednesday that Juan Manuel Alvarez never intended to commit suicide when he drove his SUV onto train tracks at Chevy Chase Drive, having instead perpetrated the 2005 Metrolink train derailment that killed 11 and injured more than 180 passengers as an attention-grabbing stunt. Alvarez is charged with 11 counts of murder with special circumstances and one count each of arson and train wrecking for causing a Jan. 26, 2005, three-train crash when he drove his Jeep Cherokee onto the Metrolink tracks between Glendale and Los Angeles and doused his vehicle with gasoline.
NEWS
June 7, 2008
Representative?s attitude is outrageous The reaction and comments of Metropolitan Water District of Southern California representative Glenn Brown during a recent City Council meeting were jaw-dropping (?Water official rips Gordon,? May 10). How dare he suggest to Councilman David Gordon, or any other council member, that he?s just really much too busy to respond to questions or concerns? Busy with what? After all, this guy is just a minor-league council appointee with some ideas about his own importance.
NEWS
By Jeremy Oberstein | May 31, 2008
LOS ANGELES ? During his third day of testimony, Juan Manuel Alvarez told jurors Thursday that he did not tell anyone he doused himself with gasoline until consulting with attorneys after he was arrested. ?You never told doctors at [Los Angeles] County Hospital [USC Medical Center] or county jail,? Deputy Dist. Atty. John Monaghan said. ?Not until after you were arrested did you ever tell anyone you were doused with gasoline. It was because you never did douse yourself with gasoline.
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