November 20, 2009
Local unemployment rates fell slightly in October, even as jobless figures across Los Angeles County rose 0.2%, the state’s Economic Development Department reported Friday. Glendale’s unemployment rate dropped to 11%, from 11.1% in September. The unemployment rate in Burbank was 10.3%, down from 10.4% the month prior, according to the report. The jobless figure in the La Crescenta-Montrose area also declined 0.1% from September’s rate, to 5.8%, although it held steady in La Cañada Flintridge at 4.7%, according to the department.
August 18, 2004
Jackson Bell Extra money the state received from a settlement with tobacco companies should be used to boost law enforcement in Los Angeles County, instead of a proposed half-cent hike in the sales tax, Supervisor Michael Antonovich said recently. The county board voted 4-1 last month to add Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca's sales-tax measure to the Nov. 2 ballot, which would raise the levy from 8.25% to 8.75%. The higher tax would generate about $164 million for Los Angeles and $256.
December 15, 2004
UNITED STATES Congressman Adam B. Schiff (29th District) E-mail via www.house.gov/schiff Washington, D.C. office: 326 Cannon HOB Washington, D.C. 20515 (202) 225-4176 Pasadena office: 35 S. Raymond Ave., Suite 205 Pasadena, CA 91105 (626) 304-2727 Congresssman Brad Sherman (27th District) E-mail via www.house.gov/sherman Washington, D.C. office: 1030 Longworth Building Washington, D.C. 20515 (202)
February 26, 2005
Mark R. Madler Burbank Police say they have linked more burglaries to the former maintenance man at an apartment complex where a murder victim lived. Following Eriberto Rodriguez's arrest Feb. 17, investigators found that six more residents at an apartment complex in the 1500 block of Scott Road reported items missing from their homes, Burbank Police Lt. David Gabriel said. Rodriguez remains a person of interest to detectives investigating the death of Sharon Anne Santos, a 30-year-old resident of the complex whose body was found Sept.
December 31, 2003
Jackson Bell A Burbank man who reportedly confronted a police officer with a butcher knife before being shot has been charged with felony assault. Tom Bernard McCoy, 58, was arrested Friday on suspicion of attempted murder after he charged a police officer with a butcher knife and ignored the officer's orders to drop the weapon, Burbank Police Lt. Dave Gabriel said. When McCoy continued his approach, the officer shot him once in the torso, Gabriel said.
November 14, 2001
Ryan Carter CIVIC CENTER -- A Burbank postal worker will answer to charges that he allegedly murdered his nephew after an argument between the two escalated into gunfire. Phillip Norman Perry, 55, sat quietly during his preliminary hearing Tuesday as Burbank Superior Court Judge Robert Sandoval ordered him to stand trial in connection with the September shooting death of his 34-year-old nephew, Phillip Andrew Perry. Perry, dressed in a blue Los Angeles County jail jumpsuit, sat next to his private attorney as Burbank Police Det. Christopher Racina testified about the early morning shooting death of Perry's nephew, who suffered six bullet wounds to the chest, legs and head from a .38-caliber Smith & Wesson revolver.
June 25, 2009
BURBANK – Burbank Police Officers on Wednesday arrested 19-year-old Noah Loock in connection with the Nov. 29 murder 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. when police responded to the altercation at the family home in the 1800 block of North Avon Street.
June 28, 2008
A tenant of an apartment building owned by the husband of City Councilwoman Anja Reinke was arrested Friday morning after police reportedly found a small bomb in his car. A vehicle driven by Bryan Weisburg, 22, was pulled over for a traffic violation at 8:45 a.m. at Moss Street and Magnolia Boulevard. Burbank police performed a routine check of the vehicle and found a glass test-tube filled with explosives, Sgt. Thor Merich said. The Los Angeles County sheriff’s bomb squad was called and disabled the bomb.
February 14, 2007
The demand for office space in Burbank is strong, even as vacancy rates in neighboring Glendale are soaring to heights far above those in the rest of Los Angeles County. Last week real-estate firm Grubb & Ellis released a report showing that in January there was 1 million square feet of open office space in Glendale, translating to a vacancy rate of 16%, which is well above the county's 9.4% average. But in Burbank — where the entertainment industry has long provided the foundation of the business landscape — the market is maintaining a tight 3.6% vacancy rate, which is almost two-thirds of the county average, said Jack Kyser, the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp.