May 23, 2001
Lolita Harper PANORAMA CITY -- An 18-year-old Panorama City man who police believe is involved with gangs and vandalism in Burbank jumped out of a two-story window Friday to avoid authorities, police said. Joe Zavala was arrested on suspicion of vandalism, but not before hurting his ankle jumping out of an apartment-building window, Burbank Sgt. Bill Taylor said. Zavala allegedly was involved in recent incidents of vandalism, Taylor said. Police went to a residence in the 8700 block of Burnette Street in Panorama City with an arrest warrant for Zavala.
December 23, 2011
When politicians want to attack the other side, they start smearing. When anti-Walmart people want to keep Walmart out, they are smearing. A Walmart will increase the crime rate (“How to keep Walmart out,” Dec. 11)? What a crock. I've asked my wife several times over the years, “Why does Panorama City have a Walmart, and not us?” God bless you Walmart, and welcome to Burbank. Steve Urbanovich Burbank
December 18, 2002
The following incidents were taken from police reports. MEDIA DISTRICT WEST 4400 block of Kling Street: A 3-year-old Burbank girl was taken into protective custody Monday after she was found outside her home in the rain. No arrests were made but police are still investigating. NORTHWEST DISTRICT 2600 block of Wyoming Avenue: A security camera worth $300 was stolen Monday from a case outside a home. 1400 block of North Lincoln Street: Several pieces of jewelry and an armoire were reported stolen Monday from a 46-year-old Burbank woman's home.
May 24, 2003
Four teenagers from Van Nuys and Panorama City arrested Wednesday night might be responsible for a rash of recent car burglaries, police said. As officers approached a parked car with the lights off and the four inside, the teens drove off but stopped a few blocks later, police said. Inside the car, police said they found ski masks, gloves, flashlights, burglary tools and a car stereo. The one adult and three juveniles were charged with one car burglary that occurred earlier that evening in the 1400 block of Niagara Street, but police said they hope to link them to a string of car stereo thefts in recent weeks.
August 20, 2012
The greater Van Nuys area, with its apartment-rich neighborhoods, has become a thriving hub not of Mexican immigrants as much as Salvadorans, Guatemalans, Hondurans, Ecuadoreans and Peruvians. They are blending into towns next door - Panorama City, North Hollywood and Reseda - to form a sprawling colony of sorts. Recent studies show how the stream of Mexican immigrants to California is slowing, and residents, educators and business owners in the central San Fernando Valley say they see that happening.
July 1, 2000
Amber Willard NORTHWEST DISTRICT -- Police arrested a Panorama City man minutes after he tried to rob a paint store at gunpoint and fled the city, authorities said. Marco Garcia Aceves, 26, was arrested just after he walked into Frazee Paint at 814 N. Victory Blvd. at 11 a.m. Friday and waved a handgun at employees, police said. The robbery was foiled because the employees ran away, Lt. Tim Stehr said. Aceves is scheduled to be arraigned for attempted robbery on Wednesday in Burbank Superior Court.
November 13, 2002
Jim Riggio The Bellarmine-Jefferson High football team likely hasn't forgotten about the 56-point Santa Fe League defeat to Panorama City St. Genevieve last season. St. Genevieve later had to forfeit the game for using ineligible players. Saturday, Bell-Jeff came out focused and ready to get revenge on the rival Valiants, as it earned a 34-8 league victory at Sun Valley Poly High. The win guarantees Bell-Jeff (5-4, 2-1 in league) a playoff spot, as it can finish no worse than third in the five-team Santa Fe League.
June 9, 2001
The following reports were taken from police reports. HILLSIDE DISTRICT 465 E. Olive Ave.: Police are investigating a report of an unknown male making annoying phone calls Thursday to Bellarmine Jefferson High School. School officials told police the man threatened to use a gun. Police said the phone calls might have been connected to disciplinary actions taken against two boys who fought earlier. SOUTH SAN FERNANDO DISTRICT 200 block of East Providencia Avenue: A 31-year-old Burbank female was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of violating a restraining order.
October 13, 2007
Maeve McGrath and Sean Harkess, both of Burbank, were married at San Francisco City Hall on Aug. 31. The couple almost had to get married in their sweats because their hotel room wasn?t ready. But their matron of honor and her husband came to the rescue and let them stay with them. The matron of honor was Patricia Landaler and the best man was Andrew Jaksich. The bride and groom had an intimate dinner at McCormick and Kuleto?s in Ghirardelli Square. A formal reception will be held in Spring 2008.
December 6, 2003
CARMELA MARY MURO Carmela Mary Muro, 75, died Nov. 30, 2003, in Panorama City. She was born on Nov. 6, 1928, in Valley Stream, N.Y., and was a longtime resident of Burbank. She is survived by her grand- nephew, Richard Denogean. Funeral services will be at noon Monday at the chapel of Eckerman-Heisman Funeral Service in Burbank. There will be a visitation before the service from 10 a.m. to noon. THE REV. DANIEL M. BALDERAS The Rev. Daniel M. Balderas, 52, died Nov. 29, 2003 at his home in Burbank.