July 8, 2009
Ongoing coverage of the Burbank-area memorial for Michael Jackson from the Burbank Leader and Los Angeles Times. Look here for local impact, and to The Times for regional and international news. Additional updates available via Twitter. Michael Jackson fans flock to Burbank area memorial BURBANK – Hoards of fans surrounded the perimeter of the Forest Lawn Memorial Park and Mortuary in the Hollywood Hills this morning, waiting for a caravan of SUVs and limousines carrying the family of Michael Jackson.
September 4, 2009
Michael Jackson’s funeral Thursday at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park was, for all its anticipation, a relatively subdued affair — absent of the chaos that poured into streets for his Los Angeles memorial in July. The crowd that amassed outside the cemetery’s South Glendale Avenue wrought-iron gates was largely made up of local and international media, who were confined to the perimeter. The funeral service started an hour late, with the 26-vehicle Jackson motorcade arriving about 8:30 p.m. Dozens of fans carried signs and cheered as the motorcade passed Los Feliz Road and Glendale Avenue as Jackson’s music played in the background.
July 8, 2009
Hordes of spectators surrounded the perimeter of Forest Lawn Memorial Park and Mortuary in the Hollywood Hills on Tuesday morning as they strained to catch a glimpse of Michael Jackson’s coffin and private funeral caravan. Fans engulfed a grassy area across the Los Angeles River as the late pop star’s motorcade — a chain of 30 cars led by five Rolls-Royces followed by more than two dozen California Highway Patrol vehicles — entered into the tightly controlled cemetery.
January 12, 2002
Laura Sturza BURBANK -- The fictitious psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane might look to several factors in David Jackson Willis' life for clues about his career success. Whatever the diagnosis, the cast of the television show "Frasier" is thankful to have Willis around. As its warmup comedian, he gets the audience in the mood to laugh before the actors come on stage, and between takes. Growing weary after years of performing on the road, the eight-year Burbank resident was fortunate to find the unique post, which lets him stay in Los Angeles.
October 28, 2006
TODAY A garage sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 647 S. Mariposa St., Burbank, will be held to raise money for the documentary, "Out of Control." The film is about 10 volunteers who travel to Romania to help stray dogs. For more information, visit www.schnuffie.com. The Make a Difference food drive day is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with volunteers collecting food donations in front of Burbank markets. Donations will be given to the Burbank Family Service Agency, Burbank Salvation Army and the Burbank Temporary Aid Center.