March 8, 2003
Molly Shore School district officials are reconsidering a $6.1-million parking structure planned for Burbank High School, even though money earmarked for the project is available in the district's building fund. "Because the original cost escalated, staff was trying to be creative and come up with alternative plans," school board President Richard Raad said Friday. Preliminary reports projected the cost at $5 million. Savings that might be derived from one of the alternate plans could be funneled back into the building fund to pay for additional construction projects within the district, Raad said.
September 21, 2002
The following incidents were taken from police reports. BURBANK VILLAGE 133 E. Orange Grove Ave.: A 24-year-old Washington man told police his car stereo was stolen Wednesday while his Honda was in a parking structure. NORTHWEST DISTRICT 3500 block of West Burbank Boulevard: A 20-year-old San Pedro woman told police Wednesday that her boyfriend's former girlfriend was sending her threatening messages by phone and fax. MEDIA DISTRICT NORTH 930 N. San Fernando Blvd.
May 8, 2002
The Castaway, the huge restaurant and banquet facility capable of serving about 4,000 customers a day, which is situated on a tiny mesa high in the hills at the end of Harvard Road in Burbank, and which expanded by 10% in 1994, wants to expand again. The Castaway hosted a neighborhood meeting April 17 to share its plans for a renovation that includes the construction of a massive $2-million, two-story parking structure for approximately 200 cars. Enough is enough.
May 1, 2002
Ryan Carter MEDIA CITY CENTER -- A man jumped to his death from a parking structure at the mall, officials said. Mark Hayes Syverud, 50, jumped off a 60-foot parking structure Monday at the Sears at 550 N. First St., officials said. It was an apparent suicide, police said. Burbank paramedics responded shortly before noon and rushed Syverud to Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, where he died, Burbank Fire Marshal Dave Starr said. Syverud, who lived in Burbank, might have been upset about his health, police said.
April 13, 2002
How soon we forget -- it is seven months since Sept. 11, the day of America's awakening. Today, as I drove to L.A. for morning meetings, I counted seven cars with flags of remembrance in a half-hour drive. In the parking structure that holds over 1,000 cars, I noted a total of 14 cars out of approximately 700 with flags. On my trip home from L.A. there were no cars with flags to be seen in my half-hour drive. How soon we forget here in California, as it is "not in my backyard."
April 21, 2001
Lolita Harper MEDIA CITY CENTER -- Two Glendale residents were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon following an alleged fight in the Macy's parking structure, police said. Jose Castillo, 18, and a 15-year-old juvenile whose name was not released were arrested after allegedly attacking a Los Angeles man in the parking structure and kicking him in the head, Burbank Police Sgt. Bill Taylor said. The 22-year-old man from Los Angeles told officers a group of about six men approached him in the structure and asked him if he was in a gang.
February 3, 2001
Jenna Bordelon BURBANK VILLAGE -- A man said he was carjacked at gunpoint in the parking structure of the AMC Burbank 6 Theatres after a man told him to get out of his sports utility vehicle or he would be shot. The 29-year-old Burbank man told police he had just dropped his brother off on the first floor of the structure when the man approached his vehicle. The driver told police the man brandished a blue-steel semiautomatic handgun and told him to get out of the 1994 Chevrolet Blazer.
December 9, 2000
Jenna Bordelon BURBANK VILLAGE -- After almost three years of attempting to build a luxury apartment, retail and office space project on the site of the former police headquarters, city officials may have to start over from scratch. Citing ongoing concerns with one of the developers working on the project, the City Council, acting as the redevelopment agency, moved to dismiss that developer from the process completely. The council voted 5-0 Tuesday to remove Legacy Partners Inc. from consideration.
March 15, 2000
Amber Willard MEDIA CITY CENTER -- A leak in a fuel line may have caused a car to catch fire in a parking structure at the Media City Center, fire officials said. The fire, which started about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, was centered in the engine of a 1991 Jeep Cherokee parked on the second level, near Macy's. The car's owner had left work to go to the center and was shopping when fire officials made an announcement through the center for her to return to the structure, Fire Capt.