September 10, 2013
The Burbank Planning Board on Monday signed off on plans to construct a five-story, 170-room hotel on the South San Fernando Boulevard corridor. The project is touted by the developer as an opportunity to revitalize downtown by drawing business and leisure travelers to the area. The proposed Grandview Suites hotel, to be located on San Fernando between Santa Anita and Providencia avenues, is the second of two new hotels slated for the corridor....
March 6, 2013
Burbank police are looking for a man who allegedly groped a 14-year-old girl Tuesday as she and her older sister walked home from school. The girl and her 17-year-old sister were walking about 3:20 p.m. in the 200 block of North San Fernando Road toward a bus stop on Olive Avenue when they passed the man, police said. The man - who was standing on the corner of San Fernando Road and Palm Avenue -- suddenly ran up to the girl, squeezed her buttocks and fled through a pathway on San Fernando Road.
March 5, 2013
A pedestrian was struck and killed Tuesday by a Metrolink train in Sun Valley, authorities said. The incident happened about 5:10 p.m. near Arvilla Avenue and San Fernando Road, according to Los Angeles Police Officer Peterson. PHOTOS: Male pedestrian killed at train tracks in Burbank A witness told police that a man threw himself onto the train tracks, he said. The victim's name was not immediately released and the investigation remained ongoing Tuesday, Peterson said.
December 5, 2012
OK, Burbank people, show us you are not dumb. You are going to get the largest IKEA ever at San Fernando Road and Alameda, streets with two lanes each way and you had to complain about traffic if Walmart came in. Well, I agree about the traffic. However, Walmart would offer more jobs and what is IKEA offering you? Wake up and get real, people. Jim Avery Burbank
March 3, 2012
Since this has been a big issue for Walmart to open a location in Burbank, why don't they move the location to the old Kmart property on San Fernando Road in Glendale? The lot has a big open space and it has not been used for years. It also has plenty room for parking. I also think it will help the neighborhood because they don't have a Target near them and it will help with employment. Cathy Safavi-Ruelas Burbank
July 19, 2011
The San Fernando Road corridor north of the Empire Center - a mostly drab, commercial area - could be transformed into a more walkable, attractive area with the addition of some mixed-use developments and revamped thoroughfares under plans being floated at City Hall. Since Lockheed's departure in the late 1980s, the city has wanted to redevelop the area roughly bound by Andover Drive to the north; Third Street and portions of Glenoaks Boulevard to the east; Burbank Boulevard to the south; and Leland Way and Interstate 5 to the west.
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.
November 23, 2009
GLENDALE — A woman was struck and killed by an Amtrak train today after witnesses said she stumbled onto the tracks at Doran Street and San Fernando Road. Witnesses said the woman, who they described as being in her 60s, was pushing a shopping cart along San Fernando Road when she approached the tracks at about 11:30 a.m. The Amtrak engineer rang the horn several times, but witnesses said the woman didn’t stop. The engineer applied the emergency braking system, but the woman stumbled on tracks and was hit by the train, Glendale Fire Capt.
May 27, 2009
The Burbank Police Department provided the following police reports: ? ? 1500 block of North Glenoaks Boulevard: A Burbank man was stabbed in the chest May 19 after he ignored another man?s demands for money. The knife-yielding man approached the stabbing victim at McCambridge Park and asked him for money. The victim ignored the man, who followed him, stabbed him in the chest and ran away. The knife-yielding man was described as 30 to 40 years-old, 5 feet 11 inches tall, 200 pounds with brown hair.