October 20, 2012
Good morning, readers! Today is Saturday, October 20. The Los Angeles City Council is looking for ways to deal with a multi-million-dollar deficit. Two proposals to increase taxes might appear on the March ballot , reports the Daily News . A clinic that runs until 5 p.m. today will help young residents fill out 'deferred action' immigration paperwork , according to the L.A. Times . A program recently approved by President Obama allows those under 30 years old to stay and work in the country legally for two years.
October 10, 2012
Two men were arrested Tuesday by police who say the pair was about to rob a bank in Burbank. The men -- Spencer Wygle, 26, of Burbank, and Evan Kent, 27, of Glendale -- reportedly took a cab to Chase Bank in the Pavilions parking lot on West Alameda and allegedly told the cab driver they couldn't pay the cab fare. Police were dispatched to the scene at 12:35 p.m. when someone reported the disturbance. When police arrived, Wygle was allegedly seated in the cab with what police believe was a heroin-loaded syringe.
October 2, 2012
It appears that the Walmart oppositionists can't find a legitimate reason to oppose a Walmart store coming to Burbank. A letter writer stated that it's probably true that the Walmart traffic problem is a non-issue. She earlier said to forget the Walmart store and try for a Whole Foods Market. She is now saying that the market is not the answer. She is saying that the opposition to a Walmart store is based on the type of people Walmart attracts and the crime would be bad for other businesses in the community . One need only think back to the Kmart shooting, Porto's robbery, and prostitution activities at the Extended Stay Hotel, robbery at the Jack-in-the-Box and several robberies of stores in Magnolia Park, and the time when a police officer was lost during an on-duty shooting.
August 28, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Tuesday, August 28. Police are investigating the robbery of a Burbank woman Saturday. The woman was robbed of necklaces outside of her home as she returned home from shopping for jewelry in downtown Los Angeles . Police say the woman had just parked her car when a man approached her and grabbed the bag of jewelry from her arm. Burbank Leader Police in Burbank are investigating the theft of a $100,000 car...
August 17, 2012
Police officials have issued an alert regarding a series of nail salon robberies in Burbank and surrounding cities. At least two have occurred in Burbank, one on July 27 , the other on July 24 . In each of the robberies, two men and one woman stormed the salons, brandished a gun, and demanded cellphones, purses and other items before fleeing in a waiting getaway car. No one in either robbery was hurt, police said. The three suspects are described as being black, with one of the men being about 6 feet tall and 180 pounds, and the second man being about 5 feet 8 inches tall and 160 pounds.
August 10, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Friday, August 10. Next Tuesday, a public hearing is set to take place on the controversial NBC Universal Evolution plan. A plan to add thousands of residential units was cut, but Evolution still includes new hotels and office spaces . Patch A North Hollywood apartment building roof partially collapsed after a fire broke out. No injuries were reported. Contra Costa Times A trio has started a pattern of robbing Valley nail salons . In the third time in the last month, customers and employees were robbed at gunpoint.
May 1, 2012
Police are asking for the victims in a residential burglary and street robbery to come forward now that two juveniles were arrested on suspicion of stolen property. On April 25, police arrested two juveniles for an alleged residential burglary that took place April 23 near Grismer Avenue that was not reported to police, Officer Joshua Kendrick said. Police recovered a gaming system, jewelry and cellular phones. Police also determined a street robbery occurred on Kenneth Road when a cellular phone was stolen on April 25, Kendrick said.
March 13, 2012
Defending the city against claims that former Burbank Deputy Chief of Police William Taylor was terminated after facing on-the-job retaliation from the department, attorneys this week called into question the reason for his lawsuit. Taylor alleges he was demoted, and then fired, for pushing for proper discipline in a sexual harassment incident and because he blocked the firing of minority police officers. But defense attorneys said in Los Angeles County Superior court that it wasn't until Taylor received notice to appear for an interview by an outside investigator concerning the robbery at a local bakery that he filed his lawsuit against the city.
March 9, 2012
The attorney for a former Burbank deputy police chief who claims he was fired because he complained about internal issues questioned the validity Thursday of an outside investigator's report that played a role in his client's termination. The former deputy, William Taylor, alleges that he was demoted and then fired in retaliation for expressing concerns about racial discrimination and sexual harassment. His lawsuit, which was being heard this week, is the first of several filed after the Porto's Bakery and Cafe robbery in 2007 to go before a jury.