August 20, 2013
Burbank police were searching for three burglary suspects in the area of Irving, Joaquin, Brown and Bel Aire drives in Burbank late Tuesday morning, and warned residents in that area to stay indoors and for others to avoid the area for the next few hours. Police believe the three suspects - two men and one woman - are in the area, authorities said just after noon. Further details about the burglary were not immediately available. Anyone with information about the suspects whereabouts is urged to call Burbank police at (818)
March 27, 2013
View Larger Map A 47-year-old Burbank woman was arrested outside Macy's Monday after allegedly trying to steal eight pieces of clothing that were on top of her granddaughter's stroller, police said. The woman, Debbie Marlow, was shopping at Macy's just after 1 p.m. with her 2-year-old granddaughter and a small dog when she paid for one item and allegedly attempted to leave with eight other items on the stroller, said Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn. Marlow - a pet trainer, according to police records - was detained by loss prevention employees before police arrived and arrested her on suspicion of burglary.
February 26, 2013
With 17 out of 48 precincts reporting as of 11:25 p.m., the races for City Council and school board tightened, with challengers poised to make some inroads. Challenger Robert Frutos continued to lead the six candidate field for City Council with 2,439 votes. Incumbents David Gordon and Jess Talamentes rounded out the top three, with 2,227 and 2,066 votes, respectively, city officials reported. [Updated 11:37 p.m.: "It's still anybody's game. I'm just very honored and blessed people have confidence in my candidacy," Frutos said.
February 5, 2013
On day four of the eyeball-punching ache that invaded my frontal cortex, I thought things were under control. But sickness is a slippery, devilish thing. I usually live life undetected by the bugs and viruses and bacteria with the scary-sounding Latin monikers that, like Lord Voldemort, will find you merely if you utter their names. They get no pleasure from keeping me from work - I do that at home. Last Monday, they found me. I don't know how, but they found me. It started with a fever that came and went; by Thursday night, the throbbing behind my eyes had abated enough that I made it to a meeting with my editor.
November 12, 2012
A 21-year-old man was being held by police in connection with a hit-and-run that killed a 72-year-old pedestrian early Sunday morning in North Hollywood, authorities said. A witness called 911 about 5 a.m. when a black GMC pickup struck the man in the 8100 block of Lankershim Boulevard and drove off, said the Los Angeles Police Department. Emergency workers took the man to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Two hours later, a 21-year-old man was taken to a local hospital after a crash on the 5 Freeway, police said.
October 9, 2012
My wife and I often take long evening walks around Burbank. Usually we're strolling under street lamps on the quieter side streets of the city, but occasionally our path takes us past restaurants and businesses, often past the bright neon lights of psychic shops around town. Was it the neon lights that drew me in? I don't know, but I wanted to understand how one makes a living being a psychic. Unsure where to start, I consulted the closest thing to a psychic I know - Google. Whether it was Google or fate itself, my search led me to Alma Carey.
September 12, 2012
Google is ready for some "Monday Night Football. " Walt Disney Co. has struck a distribution deal with Google Fiber to add its cable networks, including ESPN , ABC Family and Disney Channel, to the new broadband pay-TV service the search-engine giant is launching in the Midwest. For Google, getting the Disney properties will be key to competing against Time Warner Cable and satellite broadcasters DirecTV and Dish. Google Fiber is being unveiled in Kansas City, Mo., and Kansas City, Kan. In both cities, Time Warner Cable is the major multichannel video program distributor.
June 29, 2012
Burbank Firefighters fired up the first mechanized steamer pump built in the U.S. on Thursday morning to continue testing water hoses. The steamer was originally owned by Los Angeles and at one point used as a prop at Warner Bros. -- Maria Hsin, Times Community News Follow Maria on Twitter and Google+
May 12, 2010
Carol in Florida wrote recently about ?anxious? and ?eager.? Here?s what she said: ?When someone says they are so anxious to hear the wonderful news, all I can picture is the person shaking, waiting in fear, biting their nails and pacing the floor to hear the news. That sounds like a pretty negative word to me and I just can?t see why they wouldn?t want to use eager ? a much more positive word to describe what they mean.? The use of ?anxious? to express positive anticipation is widespread.
November 28, 2009
AIRPORT DISTRICT ? Passengers won?t have to scramble for credit cards to connect with work, family or friends at Bob Hope Airport, where Google is offering free wireless Internet service as a holiday gift to travelers. The nationwide endowment is part of an effort to guide more people to the Web in the busiest time of year for airports, and comes after Google announced promotions with several carriers to provide similar services, Google spokesman Andrew Pederson said. Bob Hope is joined by 46 airports ?