June 5, 2010
A truck driver who led authorities on a slow-moving chase from Quail Lake to Burbank on Friday was arrested at the Burbank Boulevard exit of the Golden State (5) Freeway. The driver, who was not immediately identified Friday, came to a rest about 1:30 p.m. near the center divider. California Highway Patrol officials said the trucker was weaving in and out of traffic, but kept going at a steady pace. Authorities said they were investigating why the driver refused to stop, including possible complications stemming from a medical problem.
May 25, 2002
MEETING AT 6:30 P.M. TUESDAY CITY COUNCIL CHAMBER -- 275 E. OLIVE AVE. Major items: Public hearing: Ventura (134) Freeway ramp co-op agreement. Public hearing: child-care demonstration project. Economic growth and tax relief and reconciliation act. Tournament of Roses float rendering. Adopting general services agreement with Los Angeles County. Authorization to apply for safe routes to school grant. Vacate 1036 E. Providencia.
August 7, 2012
Construction crews plan to reopen up to three of the northbound lanes on the Golden State (5) Freeway near Buena Vista Street by 2 p.m. Tuesday, officials announced. The lane closures were needed to repair damaged pavement, according to a notice from the California Department of Transportation. A Sigalert was issued at 12:27 p.m. for the construction zone, which is already slowing traffic on the I-5 corridor through Burbank. -- Jason Wells, Times Community News Follow Jason Wells on Twitter and Google+
January 10, 2007
Car pinned under truck on freeway A 19-year-old woman traveling northbound on the Golden State (5) Freeway at Hollywood Way on Monday was uninjured as her car became pinned underneath an 18-wheeler as she swerved to avoid the vehicle in front of her, police said. The woman's car hit the truck at about 2:19 p.m. and caught on fire, California Highway Patrol Officer Patrick Kimball said. All lanes were shut down until about 3:13 p.m. and traffic was backed up to Scott Road, he said.
December 11, 1999
HILLSIDE DISTRICT - Los Angeles police arrested a Burbank woman after a 20-minute pursuit through the east San Fernando Valley that ended when she crashed into a street sign, authorities said. Jeanne Atwood, 39, was being held Friday on suspicion of driving under the influence of an intoxicant and felony evading police, LAPD Sgt. Jesse Puente said. Atwood was arrested at 1:45 a.m. Wednesday after crashing her white Honda into a street sign on Glenoaks Boulevard and Rosita Avenue, Puente said.
June 8, 2012
Starting Sunday, Alameda Avenue at the Golden State (5) Freeway will be closed for work on the new carpool lane project through Burbank. The closure will last through Thursday, from midnight to 6 a.m. each day to allow for bridge demolition work, according to an announcement from the city. Traffic will be diverted south to Allen Avenue, which is the freeway crossing immediately south of Alameda. Flower Street or Lake Street are recommended to get to Allen, and motorists can expect to see traffic control and detour signs, according to the city's website.
July 1, 2000
Amber Willard TRANSPORTATION CENTER -- Police Friday continued to seek the identity of a man who fired several shots into a car, hitting a 19-year-old Burbank woman in the head and stomach. It is now believed the gun was a semiautomatic, not an automatic weapon. Georgia Khalil, a backseat passenger in the car was in serious condition and improving following surgery to remove bullets from her brain and abdomen, police said. A 19-year-old Los Angeles man, Beshoy Hanna, was driving the car Monday night.
February 2, 2002
Laura Sturza BURBANK -- Concerns that a city and Caltrans plan would divert traffic to residential streets surfaced at a public meeting about the proposed traffic-relief project. The city will be ready to curb runoff traffic with measures including installing speed humps to discourage diverting drivers, officials said. The Jan. 23 meeting addressed proposals to extend Empire Avenue beneath the railroad tracks to connect with San Fernando Boulevard and to relocate the southbound Golden State (5)
May 28, 2005
Mark R. Madler and Fred Ortega City officials met this week to lay the groundwork for a new bus or rail service through Glendale and Burbank to connect the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Gold Line trains in Pasadena with the Red Line trains stopping in North Hollywood. Glendale, Burbank and Pasadena city officials began discussions Tuesday with the goal of improving public transit. The three cities agreed Tuesday to jointly fund a $90,000 feasibility study.
May 28, 2012
A Burbank man was crushed to death Monday by the remote doors of a gravel truck, police said. The accident occurred in an empty lot just west of Front Street between Burbank and Magnolia boulevards near the Golden State (5) Freeway. The man, 58-year-old Vigen Boodaghian, became trapped shortly before 10 a.m. and was extricated by a truck driver before emergency responders arrived, according to police. He was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene. It was unclear how Boodaghian became trapped, Sgt. Carlos Gomez said, pending an investigation.