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LOCAL
August 27, 2008
Accused arsonist pleads not guilty A Glendale transient pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to four counts of arson in connection with starting a five-acre fire Saturday at Griffith Park. Gary Allen Lintz, 43, was arrested and charged with arson after he was identified as a person of interest in the blaze. His bail amount was increased from $75,000 to $350,000 during an arraignment hearing in a Los Angeles Superior Court. Lintz is set to appear Sept. 8 for a preliminary hearing in the same court.
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LOCAL
August 16, 2008
The following were taken from reports filed at the Burbank Police Department: ? ?1000 block of Cypress Avenue: A woman reported Thursday that someone had broken into her Chevy Suburban and stole an IPod, baseball bat and Bluetooth headset. ?400 block of Beachwood Drive: A man reported that someone had broken into his home and stolen more than $100 Thursday. ?2600 block of Hollywood Way: A Van Nuys man was arrested on suspicion of identity theft Thursday at Bob Hope Airport.
NEWS
By Jason Wells | August 16, 2008
GRIFFITH PARK — Firefighters extinguished at least three separate fires that scorched about 50 acres in northeast Griffith Park on Saturday evening, about four hours after the first flames were reported near Travel Town. The Glendale and Burbank Fire departments contributed a combined five engines to the effort as four water-dropping helicopters worked from above to contain the blazes that were first reported at about 2 p.m. About 300 firefighters from four agencies — including Los Angeles city and county fire departments — fought the fires, Los Angeles City Fire Capt.
NEWS
By Ani Amirkhanian | April 2, 2008
Horse lovers gathered at Griffith Park’s Martinez Arena on Sunday to not only ride the trails but to help support a good cause. About 300 riders — some from Burbank — showed up to the first-ever Poker Ride, a fundraiser that raises money for the Griffith Park burn recovery fund. Equestrian Trails Inc. Corral 38, the local chapter of the nonprofit organization that is dedicated to preserving riding trails and promoting horsemanship, organized the event to help pay for the removal of invasive plant species that started growing in Griffith Park after the wildfires in May. “The number of people who love the park want to restore it to its former grandeur,” said Lynn Brown, vice president of Equestrian Trains Inc. Corral 38. “It’s an extraordinary thing.
SPORTS
By Jeff Tully | March 19, 2008
BURBANK — With a tireless work ethic, Emily Tubert is dedicated to constantly trying to improve her golf game. So, when Tubert — a sophomore at Burroughs High — finished tied for sixth place after the second of three rounds of the 2008 L.A. City Junior Championships on Sunday, she went to work. “After that round I went to the range and hit some balls,” Tubert said. “I wanted to work on a few things with my game, and hopefully play better in the final round.
SPORTS
By Jeff Tully | August 29, 2007
BURBANK — All four local high school cross-country programs have been forced to make changes this season — and the campaign hasn’t even started yet. In one way or another, Burroughs, Burbank, Bellarmine-Jefferson and Providence have been affected by the fires that ravished Griffith Park in May. The fire that scorched more than 817 acres burned many of the trails in the park. Unfortunately, it also burnt areas around two cross-country courses that are used by the Indians, Bulldogs and Guards.
NEWS
By Chris Wiebe | June 20, 2007
BURBANK — A Fourth of July laser lightshow may replace the annual fireworks display at the Starlight Bowl, which was canceled this year due to concerns about fire hazards. The city announced the cancellation of the fireworks show at the end of May after Burbank Fire Department officials determined that vegetation near the bowl was far too dry to conduct a fireworks show safely. Since then, the city's Park, Recreation and Community Services Department has been pursuing possible alternatives to the traditional fireworks finale and was scheduled to meet with a company on Tuesday that puts on laser light shows, department Director Eric Hansen said.
LOCAL
By Chris Wiebe | May 26, 2007
BURBANK — The traditional Fourth of July fireworks display at the Starlight Bowl will be suspended this year because of concerns over fire safety. Burbank Fire Department officials made the decision after testing moisture levels in the hillside near the bowl, finding vegetation far too brittle to safely conduct a fireworks show, said Burbank Fire Chief Tracy Pansini. "It was a tough decision, but it's the right decision," he said. "The safety of the community has to take preference over launching fireworks.
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