February 15, 2012
A man struck an armed suspect with his vehicle Wednesday morning in an apparent attempt to protect a police officer, authorities said. Officers responded to a family disturbance call at around 11:30 a.m. in the 1500 block of Evergreen Street. They found the suspect, Thomas Gilberto of Burbank, in the 1900 block of Hollywood Way, armed with a rifle in a car, Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn said. Police officer Ruben Liscano's gun fell in the street during a struggle with Gilberto to gain control of the rifle.
January 10, 2009
You?d better watch out who you try to help these days. Or perhaps more specifically, if you?re going to help someone you better make sure that you actually do help that person. Toward the end of last year, the California Supreme Court came down with a ruling that puts the behavior of someone attempting to be a good Samaritan under the microscope. This all goes back to Halloween 2004. On that night, a gentleman named Anthony Watson crashed his car into a light pole. A woman named Lisa Torti was driving by and saw what happened.
August 16, 2013
There are some 11 million undocumented people in America. Arguments rage about what can be done about them, from deporting each one to awarding citizenship depending on length of time in the U.S. In the story of the good Samaritan, Jesus overturned the common view of looking down on Samaritans and made his followers look at them in a positive light. In the story, an injured man is ignored by a priest and a Levite but helped by a Samaritan. At the end, Jesus asks, “Which of these three seemed to be a neighbor to him?
March 4, 2014
I just want to thank the “nameless” Good Samaritans who helped with retrieving my newly rescued dog. Two days prior, we welcomed our new four-legged canine to our family. He decided to go exploring by hopping over our frontyard fence. We drove up and down the streets of Burbank, frantically looking for him. He didn't know his new name, and we didn't know his “old” name, so calling him was of no use. As we were driving down Chandler, we saw our white dog sprinting across, being chased by a young man running in his bare feet, because his flip-flops were slowing him down.
August 23, 2012
One of two women who died after being electrocuted at a car accident in Valley Village was identified as Irma Zamora, 40, of Burbank, police said Thursday. Zamora and another woman rushed to help the driver, who lost control of his vehicle about 8:25 p.m. Wednesday and smashed into a light pole and fire hydrant at Magnolia Boulevard and Ben Avenue, sparking an electrical hazard. “These women saw the accident occur and went to try to rescue the individual inside the vehicle,” said Officer Tenesha Dobine of the Los Angeles Police Department.
August 23, 2012
The son of a Burbank woman who was electrocuted Wednesday when she tried to save a crash victim in Valley Village called his mother a hero. David Aguilar, 21, said when he got a call about 8:45 p.m. Wednesday that his mother, Irma Zamora, had been electrocuted, he went to Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, where his stepfather “was a mess.” He also saw his mother lying in a hospital bed, where she looked “just peaceful.” ...
August 30, 2012
L.A. City Councilman Paul Krekorian is expected to announce Thursday a fundraising effort to help pay the ambulance fees for two women electrocuted when they tried to help a driver in a Valley Village car crash. Krekorian said the families of Stacey Schreiber, 39, and Irma Zamora, 40, should not have to pay the bills. He did not know how much the fees were. “No one who puts themselves in harm's way should have to struggle to pay the bills that accrue as a result of their altruism,” Krekorian said in a statement.
August 26, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Sunday, August 26 - the last weekend before Labor Day. Summer is slowly winding down. A good deed doesn't go unpunished in Los Angeles. The families of the two good Samaritans electrocuted Wednesday in Valley Village will get bills from the fire department , reports City News Service . "We can't decide who's innocent, who gets a bill and who doesn't," spokesman Brian Humphrey told CNS. The driver who caused the Valley Village accident is from Glendale . His sister said he told her to bring flowers to the site and that he blames himself.
August 27, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Monday, August 27. Construction for a transportation hub has finally begun at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank. The 520,000-square-foot Regional Intermodal Transportation Center will link airline passengers with other means of transportation . The facility will include a parking structure for rental cars, a rental car customer service building and a bus station. Los Angeles Times Los Angeles City Fire Department officials are reportedly considering canceling the bills sent to the families of two women who were electrocuted as they tried to help a driver after a traffic accident in Valley Village last week.
November 20, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Tuesday, November 20. Arman Samsonian, 19, pleaded not guilty to charges related to the death of two women , who were electrocuted as they tried to help after Samsonian crashed into a fire hydrant and light pole in Valley Village in August. Glendale News-Press A Pacoima man was sentenced to 20 years in prison after being convicted of charges related to a seven-month armed robbery spree throughout the San Fernando Valley . Patch Nearly $12,000 worth of electronic devices, clothing and cash were stolen from parked cars in the latest rash of car burglaries in Burbank . Burbank Leader Tony Cardenas , Los Angeles City councilman and congressman-elect for the 29th Congressional District, speaks with KPCC as he prepares to head to Washington, D.C. --Josh Cox, Times Community News Follow Josh on Twitter @joshualcox