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THE818NOW
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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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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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.
THE818NOW
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.
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.
THE818NOW
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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By Gretchen Meier, gretchen.meier@latimes.com | February 4, 2011
Three 18-year-old men and two juveniles could face felony assault charges after Burbank police this week arrested them on suspicion of committing a rash of paintball assaults — including shots at a girl on a bike, seniors and a 16-year-old boy. Cars and buildings were also targeted. Thirteen paintball incidents were reported late last week, but victims provided only vague descriptions of the perpetrators. Vehicle descriptions proved to be a key factor in catching the men, all of them from Los Angeles, said Burbank Police Lt. Jay Hawver.
THE818NOW
September 5, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Wednesday, September 5. Got the Back to School blues? Students enrolling for classes at Glendale Community College were disheartened to return to the campus Tuesday with few options . Many are on wait lists. Glendale News-Press A 19-year-old North Hollywood High School student will get $2.4 million from LAUSD after he allegedly broke his neck during a football tryout, reports the L.A. Times . He was apparently not provided a helmet during the practice.
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By Christopher Cadelago | October 10, 2009
BURBANK ? Plans to revitalize a 3.2-mile stretch of Olive Avenue drew mixed reaction from business owners and cyclists this week during a series of public input meetings. The Olive Avenue Streetscape Project from Lake Street to Lakeside Avenue could include landscaped medians, trees, benches, bicycle racks, public art and gathering places. In July, the City Council allocated about $265,000 to fund beginning stages of the project, which drew competing responses from more than 50 residents.
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