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By Jason Wells | November 12, 2008
Roughly 200 people from throughout the Southland walked the streets of Burbank on Sunday in support of the American Lung Assn.’s inaugural statewide fundraiser. Clean-air advocates took to the sidewalks in 11 California cities to raise thousands of dollars for ongoing efforts to reduce lung disease in a state where about 24,000 residents die prematurely due to the effects of air pollution, according to the association. Most of that particulate matter floating in the air is the result of Californians’ dependence on automobiles, but health advocates have also taken aim at second- hand smoke, scoring victories in a number of cities that have adopted strict anti- smoking regulations.
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By Christine Mai-Duc, Los Angeles Times | November 23, 2013
A Metrolink train struck a man late Friday afternoon, severing his arm and delaying evening commuters for more than an hour. The crash occurred about 4:15 p.m., shortly after the train had left the Burbank Airport station, the Los Angeles Times reported . [FOR THE RECORD: An earlier verision of this post stated in the headline that the man was struck in Burbank. If fact, he was hit within the city of Los Angeles. ] The man was walking west along the tracks on a rail bridge that carries the train over the 170 Freeway, said Sgt. Donald Kelly, watch commander for the LAPD Valley Traffic Division, which is investigating the accident.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | April 24, 2014
An elderly Burbank pedestrian remained hospitalized Friday after suffering severe head injuries Thursday morning when she was struck by an SUV, police said. On Friday afternoon, the 87-year-old woman was in a coma after undergoing surgery, according to Lt. John Dilibert with the Burbank Police Department. A motorist was leaving a shopping center at Walnut Avenue and San Fernando Boulevard when she reportedly struck the pedestrian who was crossing the driveway just before 9 a.m., said Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn.
NEWS
October 31, 2012
Public safety officials have issued a slew of warnings for parents as they prepare to take their children trick-or-treating this Halloween night. Chief among them: beware of drunk drivers, marijuana-laced candy, and dark streets and alleys. Halloween is the third busiest night of the year in terms of car and pedestrian accidents and trips to the emergency room, officials reported, adding that 41 million trick-or-treaters are expected to hit the streets tonight nationwide. Police asked that trick-or-treaters travel in pairs or groups, carry a flashlight, wear costumes that don't obstruct their vision, watch for cars, and don't enter the homes of strangers.  At a joint news conference with Los Angeles police Wednesday, Burbank Capt.
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June 11, 2013
A driver was in custody Tuesday after his car allegedly struck and killed a man in North Hollywood, police said. The victim, in his 30s, was standing behind a parked van on the 7300 block of Clyborn Avenue about 6 a.m., putting on shoes, when he was crushed between the moving car and the van, said Sgt. David Delgada of the LAPD's Valley Traffic Division. “The collision actually forced the vehicle that was hit into two other parked vehicles,” Delgado said. Continue reading > > -- Emily Foxhall, Los Angeles Times
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December 18, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Tuesday, December 18.  Police in Burbank say that although 803 vehicles were screened during a Saturday night DUI checkpoint, there were no drunk driving arrests . Burbank Leader A man was killed in Van Nuys Tuesday morning after he was struck by a motorist as he crossed the street , reports the Daily News . A public memorial service for singer Jenni Rivera , who was killed in a plane...
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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | July 10, 2012
Glendale and Burbank have been awarded nearly $900,000 to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety around school sites, the latest wave of grant money aimed at addressing local traffic congestion and the dangers it poses to students. The combined amount was announced by the California Department of Transportation last week as part of $48.5 million in grants to be filtered via the Safe Routes to School Program that will fund 139 projects up and down the state. The city of Burbank received $438,700 to enhance the bicycle infrastructure around Muir Middle School and Jefferson and Washington elementary schools, and to offer a safety education program.
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By Maria Hsin, maria.hsin@latimes.com | July 5, 2011
Residents should factor in road closures on and around San Fernando Road when making plans Friday to attend the centennial celebration downtown. The road closures begin Thursday night and block vehicles from driving through downtown to allow vendors and entertainers to begin setting up for the event. Most parking garages will be accessible for the event, but the two parking structures on Orange Grove, between San Fernando and Third Street, will not be open to the public. At 10 p.m. Thursday, following the free swing dance lesson and performance by High Street, San Fernando will be closed from Magnolia to Olive Avenue.
NEWS
December 28, 2002
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge denied a developer's bid for full pedestrian access from his new parking lot to the airport. Judge Robert Hess denied Zelman Development Co.'s bid Thursday to allow pedestrian access onto Burbank-Glen- dale-Pasadena Airport property from a main access road. Hess upheld a restraining order against the airport, which had built a fence blocking access from the lot to the airport, officials said. The developers can, however, have shuttle access onto the airport's roadway system, pending agreement with the Airport Authority, airport spokesman Victor Gill said.
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October 10, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Wednesday, October 10. Does a bustling intersection near Universal Studios Hollywood need a pedestrian bridge? A plan that costs nearly $20 million is drawing criticism , reports the Daily News . A North Hollywood costume store turned 100 this week, Patch reports. The store has dressed stars from "Gone with the Wind" to "Mad Men. " Verdugo Hills High and Sun Middle School are slated to get new arts magnet programs, reports the Daily News . Sun Valley will focus on science and social issues, while Verdugo will focus on the arts . A man who jumped from a Burbank Holiday Inn hotel was identified as a Van Nuys resident , reports the Burbank Leader . The investigation is still ongoing.
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