September 13, 2012
A 40-year-old woman was arrested Wednesday after allegedly blowing through a red light in front of NBC studios and crashing into an SUV, sending two of its passengers to the hospital with serious injuries, police said. Maritza Luciano, of Burbank, was driving a Jaguar eastbound on Olive Avenue just after 8 p.m. when she allegedly ran a red light at Alameda Avenue and collided with a Ford Explorer. Two passengers in the SUV were taken to the hospital with serious injuries. One of them, a 79-year-old woman, suffered lacerations to her mouth and complained of chest pain.
July 7, 2001
Lolita Harper MEDIA DISTRICT WEST -- Three men from Mexico, who police say are connected to a rash of auto burglaries around NBC Studios, Disneyland and other tourist spots, pleaded not guilty to burglary charges Thursday in Burbank Municipal Court. Augustine Roselli, 31, Juan Jasso, 32, and Jose Lopez, 23, were arrested Tuesday after a full-time police surveillance team -- set up around NBC Studios -- allegedly caught the men breaking into a rental car on California Street, Burbank Police Sgt. Bill Taylor said.
June 14, 2003
Jackson Bell NBC, looking to maintain its prime-time dominance, has hired FX network executive Kevin Reilly to be president of prime-time development, it was announced this week. Reilly, 40, will return to NBC Studios, where he had a hand in developing such hits as "ER," and "Homicide: Life on the Street." As president of entertainment at FX, Reilly was responsible for developing "The Shield," an award-winning drama series, and "Lucky," a critically acclaimed original comedy series.
April 2, 2013
The city of Burbank has come in for some serious dissing since news broke that "The Tonight Show" may leave NBC studios at Olive and Alameda avenues in search of an edgier, fresher vibe in New York City. The old "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In" slam about "beautiful downtown Burbank" was trotted out of deep storage. A great town to have a toothache (the city founder was a dentist). Home to studio "factories. " Burbank Mayor Dave Golonski, a City Council member for 19 years, may have the last laugh.
May 15, 2002
Karen S. Kim MEDIA DISTRICT WEST -- Burbank residents could have a new place to have steak come the fall. Arnie Morton's of Chicago, The Steakhouse -- an upscale restaurant with locations in the United States, Hong Kong and Canada -- is slated to be a tenant of Burbank's Pinnacle project. The Pinnacle is an almost-completed office, retail and restaurant complex at 3400 W. Olive Ave., near NBC studios. The restaurant will cover 8,300 square feet on the first floor of the six-story Pinnacle building and will cost $1.3 million to construct.
January 26, 2005
Mark R. Madler The NBC Studios were never in "beautiful downtown Burbank," but that never stopped Tonight Show host Johnny Carson's good-natured ribbing of the city from where he broadcast. Carson died Sunday at his home in Malibu. He was 79. When Carson stepped down as the king of late-night talk shows in 1992, the city did its part to recognize how he brought Burbank to the world by renaming a park next to the studios in his honor. "That's why we name things for people," said Michael Hastings, who was mayor at the time of the park dedication in April 1992.
December 2, 2000
Lolita Harper MEDIA DISTRICT WEST -- Shelley Shinnick, a 28-year-old elementary school teacher, camped out in front of the NBC studios with 11 of her friends for four days and three nights. They weathered the daytime sun and evening chill to get tickets to a live performance by 'N Sync on "The Tonight Show" Wednesday afternoon. The dedicated group of fans came to Burbank straight from Las Vegas, where they had been for two other 'N Sync concerts.
January 25, 2003
Casting call for 'Last Comic Standing' MEDIA DISTRICT WEST -- NBC is holding auditions for its new reality series, "Last Comic Standing." People 18 and older can audition by performing three minutes of material. They cannot have appeared on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" or "The Late Show with David Letterman" or have a network development deal. Reservations for the auditions are not required. The casting call is at 10 a.m. today at NBC Studios, 3000 W. Alameda Ave. Teen animation festival scheduled MEDIA DISTRICT WEST -- Teens can attend the library's annual Japanese Animation Festival.
March 15, 2003
NBC auditions for talented seniors MEDIA DISTRICT -- NBC is looking for performers to audition for their program "Second Chance: The Search for America's Most Talented Senior." Casting directors for the new series are looking for people 50 and older who can sing, dance or perform in a novelty act. Candidates should come dressed to perform on camera, and bring a recent photo ID and a copy of their birth certificate. Auditions are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 22 at NBC Studios, 3000 W. Alameda Ave., at the Bob Hope Drive entrance.
March 22, 2003
Five cars broken into near NBC MEDIA DISTRICT WEST -- Five cars were burglarized on the street outside NBC Studios in one day, and police suspect the culprits are an organized group of thieves who have ripped off hundreds of tourists at the studio. The cars, which were broken into Wednesday afternoon, belonged to tourists and were parked on a street outside the studio, police said. The Orange County-based group believed to be behind the thefts target tourists at a variety of popular venues throughout the county, police said.