February 26, 2013
The deadline for mail-in ballots for the Burbank primary is 7 p.m. today, so for all those procrastinators, that means in-person drop offs are you're only option. Residents can drop off their ballots at five locations - the Buena Vista Library, Joslyn Center, Tuttle Center, McCambridge Recreation Center and the city clerk's office - up until 7 p.m. today. Residents who lost or threw away their ballot can pick up a provisional ballot - also due by 7 p.m. -- from the city clerk's office.
February 20, 2013
The giant tent for Cavalia's latest equine show has risen in Burbank ahead of its Feb. 27 premiere. The show, Odysseo, will feature 67 horses and 45 acrobats, riders and musicians under a tent that organizers say is as tall as a 10-story building with a footprint larger than a football field. Performances at the site in the 700 block of North Front Street will be set against a video screen backdrop the size of three IMAX screens. Cavalia, created by one of the founders of Cirque du Soleil, was last in Burbank in 2011.
January 3, 2013
Burbank's award-winning Tournament of Roses Parade float was parked on Olive Avenue Thursday for its second show -- a few days of photo staging for local admirers. The float, called "Deep Sea Adventures," won the award for best display of fantasy and imagination. Crowds started to flock to the float Thursday at the corner of Glenoaks and Olive, where it will be on display until Sunday. Burbank is one of a few Rose Parade participants that build their float entirely through volunteer labor.
December 18, 2012
Burbank police are warning motorists to expect delays in the area of Vanowen and Buena Vista streets on Wednesday and Thursday. Signals at the intersection will be completely down while crews relocate them, so traffic will be controlled by posted stop signs and flaggers. Police advised motorists to avoid the area. --Jason Wells, Times Community News Follow Jason Well s on Facebook , Google+ and on Twitter: @JasonBretWells.
December 17, 2012
A masseuse who was called to a Courtyard Marriott hotel room in Burbank on Sunday walked away with the client's iPad and Macbook Pro while he was in the restroom, police said. The client, a 24-year-old man from Florida, reported his Apple gear missing shortly after letting the masseuse into his room at the hotel in the 2100 block of Empire Avenue at about 4:10 a.m., according to police. The masseuse was described as a black woman with long dark hair, about 5 feet 10 inches tall and as wearing a red-hooded sweatshirt.
December 14, 2012
Burbank police have opened an investigation into who may have left 10, 50-gallon barrels of toxic material on a city street that threatened to spill into a nearby storm drain Thursday morning. Firefighters and police were called at about 6:25 a.m. to Spazier Avenue just east of Victory Boulevard, where they discovered the barrels full of “various substances consistent with roofing materials similar to tar and white paint.” According to police, some of the barrels were leaking their contents toward the wash at the east end of Spazier Avenue, but firefighters were able to contain and clean up the spill.
December 12, 2012
The Burbank Police Department's crime mapping website could be down for up to two weeks during an upgrade of the system, officials announced Tuesday. The website, CrimeMapping.com, provides information about crime activity in the city by location. The temporary shut down is the result of a larger overall upgrade to the computer system, according to the police department. --Jason Wells, Times Community News Follow Jason Wells on Facebook , Google+ and on Twitter: @JasonBretWells.
December 10, 2012
You'd expect Burbank to beat out Las Vegas in terms of having higher standards of living, lower crime rates or being more family friendly. But having a more robust nightlife? According to the event-listing website, Eventful, Burbank beat out the Sin City for the No. 1 spot in “The Scene” category, that is, the city with the most nightlife events. Of course, keep in mind that cities were ranked by listed events per capita. Also, making the “Most Eventful Cities Ranking” index was Pasadena, which came in at No. 4 in the categories for cities with populations under 150,000 people and for most “on campus” events.
December 5, 2012
A fund has been set up to raise money for the widow and two sons of a 33-year-old Burbank man who was killed in a head-on crash on Sunday. The man, Roman Ramos Rubio, of Burbank was killed when his sedan was struck at the intersection of Buena Vista Street and Alameda Avenue by an SUV driven by 29-year-old Ivan Valle, also of Burbank, according to police. Rubio is survived by his wife, Giselle, and two sons -- Ethan, 2, and 9-year-old Ryan, who was diagnosed with mild Autism Spectrum Disorder, according to the fund's website.
December 3, 2012
Commuters going north of Burbank on the 5 Freeway will have to contend with a series of ramp closures this week as part of a major HOV lane construction project. The California Department of Transportation has announced plans to close the ramps and lanes along the corridor through Friday. The ramps, lanes and times are listed below. The closures are part of a $121-million project to construct High Occupancy Vehicle, or carpool, lanes in each direction along the 5 Freeway between Hollywood (170)