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By Christopher Cadelago | October 6, 2009
CITY HALL — Hoping to capitalize on the popularity of the Chandler Bikeway, Burbank officials last week forged an agreement with the state to begin work on a new three-mile path along San Fernando Boulevard. The San Fernando Bikeway would cut north to south, intersecting with the east-west Chandler Bikeway in the heart of the city. The proposed bikeway, at about 12 miles, is expected to expand regional transport starting in Sylmar, extending south through San Fernando and Los Angeles to the Burbank city limits.
NEWS
February 19, 2003
City Slickers has temporarily moved to San Fernando Boulevard while construction starts for the Burbank Senior Artists Colony at the shop's old location. A hairstyle salon and gift store, City Slickers has relocated from 252 E. Verdugo Avenue to Kim's Hair International at 928 N. San Fernando Blvd. When the colony is complete in the summer of 2004, City Slickers will move into the new building. "A move anywhere always has an effect on businesses," store manager Rod Alexander said.
NEWS
July 5, 2011
4 to 11 p.m.: Burbank’s centennial celebration encompasses six city blocks, including San Fernando Boulevard, Palm Avenue, AMC Walkway, Orange Grove Avenue and Olive Avenue between Magnolia Boulevard and Angeleno Avenue. Free shuttles courtesy of SuperShuttle run continuously with stops at McCambridge Park Recreation Center, 1515 N. Glenoaks Blvd., and the downtown Burbank Metrolink station, 201 N. Front St. Carpooling is recommended. Parking structures on Orange Grove Avenue between San Fernando Road and Third Street will be closed.
NEWS
March 17, 2004
Jackson Bell Now that San Fernando Boulevard is undergoing a makeover, city officials have decided on a name change to go with the new look. The districts formerly called Burbank Village, Media City Center, and Civic Center were recently incorporated into one name -- Downtown Burbank. The 212-acre zone has been sectioned into the Mall, Village and Civic sub-districts. With developments sprouting up around the downtown area, including AMC Entertainment Village, Urban Outfitters, Village Walk, and Burbank Civic Plaza, city officials wanted to resurrect a phrase that was once the butt of Johnny Carson jokes.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 8, 2006
TODAY The Burbank Jaycees will hold a monthly mixer at the new Granville Casual Gourmet Café. The event begins at 7:15 p.m. at 121 N. San Fernando Boulevard. Call (818) 282-6480 for more details or send an e-mail to Jackie.lewis@ Disney.com. THURSDAY The Burbank Chamber of Commerce hosts a Business Connection Luncheon the second Thursday of every month at The Castaway restaurant, 1250 Harvard Road in Burbank. The luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $22 per member, $27 for prospective members.
NEWS
June 23, 2001
Karen S. Kim BURBANK VILLAGE -- Rock 'n' roll, shopping, food, beer and wine all are ingredients for an enjoyable weekend. This weekend, the ingredients get mixed together at the Burbank Village Street Festival. More than 150 vendors and nearly 10,000 people are expected to gather on San Fernando Boulevard between Olive Avenue and Magnolia Boulevard for the festival Saturday and Sunday. Vendors will be selling handmade arts and crafts including gift items, home accessories, jewelry, clothing and personal accessories.
NEWS
January 15, 2003
It was sad to see the aftermath of a MetroLink train collision with a truck at Buena Vista Street and San Fernando Boulevard here in Burbank. My heart goes out to the truck driver's family. I have to say that intersection is one of the most dangerous in Burbank. It's very confusing for drivers, and the stoplights there hold up traffic for so long that people get very impatient. I believe there needs to be an underpass for traffic traveling down Buena Vista Street in order to avoid crossing the train tracks altogether.
NEWS
December 9, 2009
The Burbank Community YMCA this weekend hosted the fifth annual Reindeer Run on San Fernando Boulevard, a holiday race for children ages 4 to 12 ? and where everyone wins. Reindeer antlers, jingle bells and red noses were provided for all entrants as part of this growing holiday extravaganza. Future holiday events include: Thursday: The Holly Trolley Tour rides again, with complimentary hot chocolate and caroling. Friday: The Holiday Toy Express, a 450-ton train covered with giant glittering ornaments, offers a free live musical stage show with Santa and his friends.
NEWS
September 11, 2004
Tickets are now available for Taste of Downtown Burbank, which takes place from 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 30, on San Fernando Boulevard between Magnolia Boulevard and Orange Grove Street. The event features food from 20 downtown restaurants, live entertainment and family activities. Tickets are $25 for food only; $35 for food and access to the beer garden; and $40 for food and beer garden access, plus child care provided by the Burbank Community YMCA for children younger than 12. Proceeds from the event benefit the Burbank Community YMCA.
NEWS
January 1, 2005
The following information was taken from police reports: HILLSIDE DISTRICT 2700 block of Kenneth Road: A 50-year-old Burbank man reported to police Tuesday that his truck had been broken into and $520 worth of construction tools were taken. DOWNTOWN BURBANK 900 block of San Fernando Boulevard: A hairstyling salon reported Wednesday to police that a window was broken and $80 was taken from inside. 200 block of First Street: A 24-year-old Los Angeles man reported to police Wednesday that his car was broken into and a compact disc player, CDs and golf clubs with a combined value of $1,710 were taken.
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THE818NOW
May 13, 2013
Two women suspected of loitering with the intent to commit prostitution were arrested at a Burbank hotel Thursday night after officers reportedly discovered incriminating text messages, condoms and oils in their possession, police said. At 10:10 p.m., police noticed a 35-year-old Sacramento woman, Shaneese Day, sitting in a parked car outside the Ramada Inn, located on the 2900 block of San Fernando Boulevard, said Burbank Police Lt. Eddie Ruiz. Upon approaching Day, police smelled - and later recovered - a small amount of what appeared to be marijuana, according to police reports.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | January 8, 2013
Burbank will be getting more than $800,000 in federal grant assistance for pedestrian and traffic safety upgrades along the North San Fernando Boulevard corridor, where officials logged 89 collisions over a five-year period, one of them fatal. The collisions occurred between January 2006 and December 2010 within a roughly half-mile stretch of the corridor that carries more than 20,000 cars daily each way, according to the city's grant application. About 20% of the accidents involved rear-end collisions and right-of-way incidents, partly because of speeding motorists.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene@tchekmedyian@latimes.com | September 28, 2012
The San Fernando Boulevard corridor is slated for a major revamp that city planners say will make it more attractive to pedestrians and boost real estate values. The City Council on Tuesday approved a conceptual plan to revamp the corridor to accommodate pedestrians and cyclists with sidewalk furniture, larger street trees and bike lanes. Councilman David Gordon was the sole dissenting vote. The plan maps out a 25-year vision for the corridor - nestled between the Golden State (5)
NEWS
December 20, 2011
AREA 1 100 block of Sparks Street Danny Jesus Garcia, 41, was arrested Dec. 15 on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, possessing methamphetamines and failing to stop after being involved in accident. Hollywood Way at Alameda Avenue Cynthia Rae Holodnak, 42, was arrested Dec. 15 on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Victory Boulevard at Angeleno Avenue Jesse Edward Zagala, 28, was arrested Dec. 16 on suspicion of theft, failing to appear and outstanding warrants.
NEWS
July 5, 2011
4 to 11 p.m.: Burbank’s centennial celebration encompasses six city blocks, including San Fernando Boulevard, Palm Avenue, AMC Walkway, Orange Grove Avenue and Olive Avenue between Magnolia Boulevard and Angeleno Avenue. Free shuttles courtesy of SuperShuttle run continuously with stops at McCambridge Park Recreation Center, 1515 N. Glenoaks Blvd., and the downtown Burbank Metrolink station, 201 N. Front St. Carpooling is recommended. Parking structures on Orange Grove Avenue between San Fernando Road and Third Street will be closed.
NEWS
By Richard Tafilaw | March 31, 2010
Would you believe there once was an empty lot where, only a few decades ago, a traveling circus would arrive, set up a genuine “big top” and proceed to joyfully entertain Burbank residents young and old for a couple of weeks each year? Welcome to Beautiful Downtown Burbank, 1975. The ultra-modern Golden Mall, one of our town’s great commercial failures, began where Macy’s now meets Cypress Avenue. Mall organizers took six blocks of San Fernando Boulevard, blocked off automobile traffic and tried to make the old shopping district a user-friendly shopping experience with trees, fountains, grassy areas, benches and, of course, a wide variety of stores.
NEWS
December 9, 2009
The Burbank Community YMCA this weekend hosted the fifth annual Reindeer Run on San Fernando Boulevard, a holiday race for children ages 4 to 12 ? and where everyone wins. Reindeer antlers, jingle bells and red noses were provided for all entrants as part of this growing holiday extravaganza. Future holiday events include: Thursday: The Holly Trolley Tour rides again, with complimentary hot chocolate and caroling. Friday: The Holiday Toy Express, a 450-ton train covered with giant glittering ornaments, offers a free live musical stage show with Santa and his friends.
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