December 20, 2006
The Los Angeles County Holiday Celebration is not your average concert. The six-hour musical spectacular will feature 45 musical groups representing a wide range of ethnic groups that make up Los Angeles County. Burbank and La Crescenta-based groups are among those that will represent the county, said Laura Zucker, executive director of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission who is also executive producer. Others will come from all over, from the Antelope Valley to Long Beach and from Santa Monica to Riverside to join the performance on the stage of Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the Music Center.
June 27, 2009
BURBANK — Burbank police officers on Wednesday arrested a 19-year-old man in connection with the Nov. 29 death of his father, Timothy Loock, assistant football coach at Burbank High School. Noah Loock faces one felony count of involuntary manslaughter and was released from custody on $25,000 bond. He is due back in Pasadena Superior Court on July 16, authorities said. The incident occurred shortly before 2 p.m. Nov. 29, when police responded to a fight at the family home on the 1800 block of North Avon Street.
April 10, 2014
A 25-year-old Los Angeles man was arrested after a series of incidents in which he allegedly robbed, burglarized and attempted to rob a CVS Pharmacy in Burbank, police said. Thomas Taylor allegedly entered the pharmacy - located at 511 N. Hollywood Way - on Saturday evening and demanded Xanax while flashing a knife in his waistband, said Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn. The following morning, Taylor allegedly entered the same pharmacy, again demanding Xanax. When the pharmacist moved toward the phone, Taylor reportedly jumped over the counter, at which point the pharmacist - fearing for her safety - led him to a shelf storing the medication, he said.
January 29, 2000
Robert Blechl LOS ANGELES -- Applications are being accepted for summer internships with the L.A. County Arts Commission. The 155 full-time, paid internships are for undergraduate college students. Internships run from May 30 to Sept. 1. The internships are designed to foster an appreciation of the arts and to strengthen students' administrative and managerial skills. Numerous nonprofit performing and literary arts organizations participate in the program.
April 29, 2013
Hollywood's jobs picture has brightened considerably over the last two months. The film, television and music industries in Los Angeles County generated 131,600 jobs in March, up 7.9% from February and 12.6% from the same month a year ago, according to the latest state employment data compiled by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. The figures -- which do not count those who work as freelancers or independent contractors -- show a marked turnaround from January, when employment in the motion picture and sound recording sector plunged to just 106,500 jobs, the lowest level since January 2001.
May 22, 2002
Karen S. Kim BURBANK -- Local unemployment rates followed a regional trend of stability for April, neither rising nor falling from numbers estimated in March. Los Angeles County's unemployment rate sustained at 6.5%, with Burbank at 4.5% and Glendale at 6.1%. "Normally, employment tends to start expanding after the beginning of the year if we're in a better economic time," said Bill Freed, labor market specialist for California's Employment Development Department.
July 3, 2009
BURBANK — A North Hollywood pain management doctor awaiting a two-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to writing illegal prescriptions was found dead last weekend in his Burbank home, police said. Dr. Bernard Bass, 62, was discovered dead at 5:28 p.m. Sunday in the 800 block of East Andover Drive, Burbank Police Sgt. Thor Merich said. The case is being investigated, but police said they do not suspect foul play. The Los Angeles County coroner’s office Thursday confirmed Bass’ body was requested from the funeral home for an examination, toxicology analysis and autopsy, the results of which are expected in four to six weeks.
April 18, 2001
Gary Moskowitz LOS ANGELES -- Today's future scientists and problem solvers from local middle and high schools will meet Thursday at the Los Angeles County Science Fair to demonstrate their brave new concepts for simple things like green beans, parachutes, diapers and milk. The theme of the science fair, "Today's Young Scientists, Tomorrow's Heroes," will be discussed in the keynote address at the awards ceremony for the 51st Annual Los Angeles County Science Fair at the downtown Los Angeles Convention Center.
December 14, 2002
Ryan Carter The Burbank Fire Department hazardous materials team doesn't just clean up messes in the city -- this week, members were sent to assist in a street chemical incident near Santa Clarita. The call Tuesday ended up being canceled, but if Los Angeles County firefighters such as the ones in the Santa Clarita area need Hazmat aid again, Burbank would assist because of a recent agreement. Burbank and Los Angeles County officials agreed on a mutual-aid deal that would send local Hazmat teams to county incidents mostly in the west Valley if county Hazmat crews can't get there soon enough.