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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | January 3, 2014
The number of alcohol- and drug-related car crashes dropped in 2013 when compared to the previous year, while the number of arrests made for driving under the influence spiked, police reported this week. In 2013, there were 557 drunk or drugged driving arrests, up from 386 the year before, said Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn. Meanwhile, there were 86 impaired-driving collisions last year, 26 of which resulted in injuries, down from 107 collisions in 2012, 36 of which resulted in injuries, Ryburn added.
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NEWS
By Bryan Mahoney | March 5, 2013
As a rule, they don't make fire halls to host children's programming. For almost 20 years, the Burbank Boys and Girls Club has made this arrangement work - a clever re-imagining of a vacant fire hall has provided an educational and social haven for kids ages 6 to 18 outside school hours. It's near the corner of San Fernando Boulevard and Buena Vista Street, right off the Golden State (5) Freeway. The location is great for emergency vehicles responding to fires. It's a terrible location for family programs.
NEWS
March 24, 2004
Jackson Bell Aching arms, creaking necks and tense shoulders are one stroke closer to receiving relief when the City Council on Tuesday voted to update an ordinance that will loosen restrictions on chair massages for businesses and therapists. The council unanimously voted to introduce an amendment to a city ordinance that previously did not allow businesses whose primary function is not massage to offer chair-massage services. In addition, the ordinance would no longer require businesses providing chair massages to have a tub or shower on the premises.
NEWS
December 10, 2003
Ryan Carter Massage therapy will become a lot easier in Burbank after the City Council voted Tuesday for a new ordinance to relax restrictions on the shoulders of some Burbank businesses and therapists. The council unanimously voted to direct staff to come back in February with an amended city ordinance that would allow businesses whose primary function is not massage to provide chair-massage services. Businesses offering chair massages would also not be required to offer a tub or shower facility on their premises, which is what the code currently requires.
NEWS
July 9, 2005
Labor center will not solve problems Regarding the new day laborer center and Home Depot being constructed, just go to the Home Depot in North Hollywood. They have a day labor center less than a half-mile away. But just go through the parking lot or on the sidewalks and you would not know it. I always wondered if they turn a blind eye to this. At least they could let them use the restrooms in the stores instead of the bushes and walls near the store.
NEWS
September 8, 2001
Ryan Carter BURBANK -- Police arrested a 19-year-old transient from Los Angeles for the alleged killing of a Burbank man found dead in his apartment's bathroom after a suspicious fire, officials said. Juan Carlos Martinez-Fuentez, 19, was arrested on suspicion of killing a man late Friday, one day after firefighters found a 62-year-old man dead in his bathroom in a second-story apartment on the 1100 block of North Glenoaks Boulevard after an early morning fire, Burbank Police Lt. Tim Stehr said.
LOCAL
March 20, 2010
The following were taken from daily booking reports from the Burbank Police Department.   AREA 1   1000 West Olive Avenue A 48-year-old Burbank woman on Sunday was sitting on the museum steps in front of Olive Park and had just closed her eyes when she felt someone grab her buttocks. The suspect then rode off southbound on a bike. He was described as being black, 6 feet tall and 140 pounds, with a thin build and short black hair. He was wearing a dark baseball cap, dark blue shirt with a white skull and dark pants.
NEWS
By Cherlyn Latar | July 19, 2008
Regarding the Community Commentary “Play shouldn’t be such an issue,” by Mike Delbarian (June 25), I find the title of this article oddly apt: The play in question really shouldn’t be such an issue. I am completely appalled that any person should find the pieces directed by Scott Bailey to ever be “vulgar,” “deceptive” or “lascivious.” The plays he directs are works of art to be appreciated despite their ephemeral nature.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Matt Bellner | February 4, 2009
Not many normal guys go to the movies Super Bowl weekend. As you know by now, I?m not normal, and therefore I went against the grain when my teammates brought me along to see the action film, ?Taken.? This intense new release took us by surprise, got us fired up for the big game, and hopefully we?ll see a sequel before Los Angeles gets its own NFL franchise. Liam Neeson stars as a retired spy named Bryan Mills who has relocated to Los Angeles to be closer to his 17-year-old daughter, Kim, (Maggie Grace)
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