December 17, 2013
As president and chief executive of the Valley Economic Alliance, I have the opportunity to speak with many people about the challenges the Valley faces and what can be done to make it a better place to do business and live in. Late last year, IKEA announced plans to build their largest store in the United States in the heart of Burbank. That same month, a Walmart opened in Irvine on the site of a former Great Indoors store soon after it was first announced, to the cheers of elected officials and the community.
September 23, 2013
Richard Nixon's helicopter once landed on the back lawn so the president could play a round at the nearby Lakeside Golf Club. Lucille Ball and Jack Benny drank and gossiped at the holiday parties in the living room. And the homeowner, Bob Hope, tried out punch lines on his kids in the dining room. For the first time since the long-lived entertainer built his home in a San Fernando Valley walnut grove in 1939, Hope's 5.16-acre Toluca Lake estate goes on the market Monday, at an asking price of $27.5 million, according to the Los Angeles Times . The compound that Hope shared with his wife, Dolores, and their four children has a nearly 15,000-square-foot house, a golf hole, an indoor pool and a manicured rose garden.
August 9, 2013
Megabus, the bus service known for $1 tickets, will begin express service with free Wi-Fi on board from Burbank to San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose on Thursday. It's the eighth city MegaBus has added to its California service since last December, the Los Angeles Times reported . The idea is to woo residents from around the San Fernando Valley on six daily trips to and from Metrolink's downtown Burbank station at 201 N. Front St. Each way takes five or six hours, depending on the destination.
July 12, 2013
The San Fernando Valley Council of Governments voted Thursday to name Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Krekorian its new chair and Burbank City Councilman Jess Talamantes as vice chair. The board is a cooperative effort among Glendale, Burbank, Los Angeles, San Fernando and Santa Clarita to tackle regional transportation and economic development issues. Krekorian takes over the chairmanship from Glendale City Councilman Ara Najarian and will serve a one-year term. -- Joe Piasecki, firstname.lastname@example.org Follow on Twitter: @JoePiasecki .
January 28, 2013
Good morning, readers. Today is Monday, January 28. The victim of a North Hollywood apartment fire has been identified as 20-year-old Bruce Robert Droge . Daily News Firefighters responding to a fire at a North Hills residence discovered 500 marijuana plants growing inside the home . Fox A motorcylist was seriously injured in a crash with a vehicle in Burbank Sunday, reports the Daily News . ...
January 22, 2013
Good morning, readers. Today is Tuesday, January 22. A police pursuit that started in Sun Valley ended in Burbank Monday afternoon. The driver, who was in a commercial van, hit two vehicles in Burbank before the low speed pursuit pursuit came to an end on Buena Vista Street. Burbank Leader Police had attempted to pull over the driver in Sun Valley on suspicion of driving under the influence . CBS News Police say human remains have been found in a shallow grave in Big Tujunga Canyon , reports the Daily News . A male nurse has been arrested after he allegedly performed a sex act on a corpse at a Sherman Oaks hospital.
January 21, 2013
Good morning, readers. Today is Monday, January 21. Doctors say that a 67-year-old homeless woman who was set on fire as she slept on a bus bench in Van Nuys in December is still in critical condition . Los Angeles Times A body discovered near Gardena inside of the trunk of a car has been identified as a 44-year-old North Hollywood man . LAist Bob Hope Airport announced its plans to purchase an $82,000 emergency lighting system...
January 8, 2013
Good morning, readers. Today is Tuesday, January 8. Police in Burbank arrested five teenagers who were allegedly found holding cans of spray paint on an off-ramp of the Golden State (5) Freeway, reports the Burbank Leader . The teenagers were held on suspicion of conspiracy to commit vandalism. An overturned SUV snarled traffic Monday on the eastbound 101 Freeway near its junction with the 134 Freeway, according to the Los Angeles Times . Police are searching for a suspect who fled the scene after driving a stolen pickup truck into a Studio City home . Daily News A Studio City teen has become the youngest member of the American Society of Music Arrangers and Composers . Patch A man was shot and killed early Tuesday morning outside a Northridge sports bar. Daily News --Josh Cox, Times Community News
January 7, 2013
Good morning, readers. Today is Monday, January 7. Police are asking for the public's help in finding a man they call the "Red Car Flasher. " The suspect has reportedly exposed himself to teenage girls near schools in Arleta and Panorama City , reports NBC . A woman in Burbank suffered head injuries after the horse-drawn carriage she was driving overturned . Police say the woman was ejected from the vehicle. L.A. Times Police arrested a suspected car thief in Canoga Park Sunday night, reports the Daily News . Smog regulators have approved a $200,000 "stink monitoring system ," just months after a foul odor from the Salton Sea reached the San Fernando Valley.
January 4, 2013
Good morning, readers. Today is Friday, January 4. What did the Valley look like in 1924? A map shows the region before it became a suburban home for families and joined the city of Los Angeles . L.A. Magazine Should the Verdugo Mountains and Angeles National Forest be included in the national parks system? A report implies that it could happen in the future , reports KCET . Federal agents trying to track suspects in a 2001 child porn case arrested one woman Thursday , reports NBC . Authorities believe the incident took place in Encino.