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NEWS
July 6, 2005
Small fires follow fireworks show The Burbank Fire Department brought in some extra equipment Monday night to tackle small fires left behind from the fireworks show at the Starlight Bowl. The audience at the outdoor music venue was held in place until the fires were extinguished because vehicles had been parked nearby, Burbank Fire Department Capt. Ron Bell said. The fires were in the hillside just below the city dump used as the launching site for the fireworks, Bell said.
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NEWS
February 13, 2002
Laura Sturza HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- Sunset Canyon Drive homeowners are unhappy with the results of a traffic-diversion program they say has contributed to a traffic increase on their street. Representatives from the Sunset Canyon Citizen's Committee have asked City Council to reassess the diversion program, which is part of a broader Neighborhood Protection Plan. In addition, locals see the need for greater traffic controls since they said cars regularly speed over the posted limits.
LOCAL
By By Mark R. Madler | October 22, 2005
City estimates heavy cost for repairs to Wildwood Canyon from damage due to Monday's heavy rains.HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- The city could be looking at a $1-million price tag to repair Wildwood Canyon following mudslides into the park area from heavy rainstorms on Monday. The park -- an area of mostly hiking trails and picnic tables operated by the Park, Recreation and Community Services Department -- will remain closed until further notice and could remain off limits for several months.
NEWS
By Leslie Simmons and Paul M. Anderson | January 1, 2000
LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE -- Ellen Grant and her neighbors make no secret how they feel about the firefighters who beat back the flames that menaced their Glendale homes. "It's hard to look at them without crying," Grant said before a ceremony Wednesday to honor the firefighters who conquered last week's 524-acre brush fire in the San Rafael Hills. More than 200 Glendale and La Canada Flintridge residents applauded firefighters from several agencies -- including the Burbank Fire Department -- at a special ceremony Wednesday afternoon at Descanso Gardens.
LOCAL
By By Mark R. Madler | October 15, 2005
Hillside hiking trails need repairs due to brush fire -- just months after a similar fix following rains.HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- The smell of smoke lingered in Wildwood Canyon, where the blackened twisted trunks of small trees poked through the gray and black soil of the slopes. Just three months ago Roger Bell and his work crews were in the canyon repairing hiking trails damaged by last winter's rain. On Thursday morning he returned to assess the damage from a four-day brush fire.
NEWS
March 10, 2001
Tim Willert HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- The hillside road above Loren Troescher's Bel Aire Drive home is a popular hangout for high school students who like to park their cars and party. However, they frequently don't clean up after themselves. "It's probably the most [popular] spot in Burbank for admiring the city lights and eating," Troescher said Thursday. "But they drive up there and leave their trash." For years, Troescher, a Burbank Optimist Club charter member, picked up the area himself, but admitted, "It got to be more than I was willing to do."
NEWS
July 7, 2001
Lolita Harper HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- Musician Gabriel Kavaloski was able to find a silver lining in his guitar case after being burglarized recently. When thieves stole his guitar out of his girlfriend's car two weeks ago, it was banged up, dirty and without strings. But when he got it back, it was clean and had brand-new strings, he said. "That was kind of cool. I guess the guys who stole it knew they couldn't sell it like it was and fixed it up. So I got free strings for my guitar," Kavaloski said.
NEWS
April 15, 2014
I wonder how many Burbank residents know they live less than a mile or two from a lovely little lake? That's right, there really is a lake in Toluca Lake - somewhere. But it doesn't matter if you know about it or not, since you can't actually see it or go there unless you're invited to one of the private homes or the Lakeside Golf Club that own it. This seems a shame to me, so why on earth would I want to encourage like-minded development in Burbank? Are residents in the Hillside so afraid of mingling with the great unwashed rest of us that they have to block access to their streets and the mountain behind them ?
NEWS
March 9, 2005
Mark R. Madler For more than 40 years, Mary Jane Strickland has enjoyed an unobstructed view of the city and neighboring Glendale from her home perched in the hills. But the longtime Burbank resident was before the City Council last week to state her case why a two-story home should not be built on an empty lot next door. "I'll have to go to my living room to get a peek at Glendale," Strickland told the council. "I'll have to go to a different portion of the house to look at Burbank.
NEWS
October 12, 2002
Art in the Verdugo Mountains HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- The Nature's Artists Club begins at 11 a.m. today at Stough Canyon Nature Center. The club is open to people 10 and older interested in drawing, photographing, sculpting or painting in the peaceful and scenic Verdugo Mountains. "Oak trees and our sycamores are losing their leaves, but not a lot," Recreation Supervisor Carol Mercado said. "The oak tree is getting acorns, and the squirrels and scrub jays are going for the acorns."
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