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By Zain Shauk | November 21, 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. The unemployment rate in Burbank was 10.3% in October, down from 10.4% the month prior, according to the report. Glendale’s unemployment rate dropped to 11%, from 11.1% in September. 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.
By Max Zimbert | October 17, 2009
BURBANK — Television, commercial and film production shoots have shown small gains from last quarter, but remain significantly down from last year. A writers strike at the end of 2007, screen actors’ turmoil last year and an economic collapse have dried up thousands of job opportunities in Glendale, Burbank and across the county. The latest figures from the main film production permitting group, FilmLA, represented the latest round of bad news for studio-rich Burbank and Glendale.
By Dave Golonski | October 3, 2009
At Tuesday’s City Council meeting, Mayor Gary Bric read a statement regarding the issues facing the Burbank Police Department. This statement was drafted by Bric and me and approved by the entire City Council. We felt that the community needed to hear from their City Council regarding the seriousness of the issues facing our police department and what the city has been and is doing to address them. Unfortunately, I believe the story that ran in the Wednesday Burbank Leader (“FBI probes Police Dept.
By Christopher Cadelago | October 2, 2009
CITY CENTER — A sharp-tongued government critic is scheduled to appear in Burbank Superior Court on Monday after pleading not guilty Friday to felony counts of possession of a firearm and ammunition, prosecutors said. Edward Guerrero, 51, was taken Thursday to Twin Towers Correctional Facility, where he has been held in lieu of $35,000 bail. Burbank police arrested Guerrero on Sept. 16. A preliminary hearing is planned for Oct. 1, said Jane Robison, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.
By Zain Shauk | September 4, 2009
HANSEN DAM PARK — An ongoing homicide investigation cast a cloud over a prayer gathering at the Station fire interagency command center here early Friday for two firefighters who died battling the massive blaze, which authorities now believe was deliberately set. After firefighters met for the brief service, Incident Commander Mike Dietrich briefed reporters on the status of the 148,258-acre blaze and denounced the deadly act of arson that...
By Veronica Rocha | August 30, 2009
LA CAÑADA — Thousands of residents were ordered to evacuate their homes during the weekend after an approximately 35,200-acre, quick-moving brush fire came dangerously close to communities. The blaze is only 5% contained and has destroyed three homes in the Angeles National Forest and 30 cabins, fire officials said. Three residents in the Big Tujunga area and Highway 2 were burned after they reportedly refused to leave during evacuations, fire officials said. The injured residents were flown by helicopter to area hospitals . More than 10,000 residents have asked to leave their homes under mandatory evacuation orders.
By Christopher Cadelago | August 15, 2009
CITY CENTER — A 20-year-old transient accused of trying to grab the guns off two police officers pleaded not guilty Wednesday to four felony theft-related charges in Burbank Superior Court. Jerriel Ellison Sanders is being held on $100,000 bail in Los Angeles County jail after wrestling with an officer for his gun Monday inside a McDonald’s restaurant in the 1100 block of San Fernando Boulevard, said Sandi Gibbons, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.
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