January 24, 2010
A sinkhole closed Victory Boulevard in Burbank on Saturday, but the road should be back to normal before motorists begin their commute Monday morning, officials said. Burbank Water and Power officials had been working since 3 p.m Saturday to fix a broken water main that caused the sinkhole on Victory Boulevard and Palm Avenue. Ken Donaldson, a water supervisor, said he suspected the rain moved soil around, which could have caused the water main to burst. Donaldson said this was the third largest sinkhole he’s seen in Burbank in the last 20 years.
January 26, 2010
The massive sinkhole that opened Saturday at Victory Boulevard and Palm Avenue amid heavy downpours, shutting off water to surrounding structures and closing off traffic to the intersection, was likely caused by improper construction nearly two decades ago, officials said. Water was restored to neighboring businesses, and all lanes were opened to traffic by 1 p.m. Monday as street sweepers worked to clean up debris scattered blocks away from the 40-by-40-foot sinkhole, which was widened to 65 feet along the curb to make necessary repairs.
October 27, 2001
GAIN GLENDALE SHOULD KEEP ITS OWN CRIMINALS It's bad enough that the city of Burbank has a homegrown criminal element, but when court officials try to force the Burbank Superior Court to hear Glendale's criminal hearings in exchange for tame civil hearings, enough is enough. And that's basically what the Burbank City Council told Glendale when all five council members unanimously agreed to oppose the plan hatched by Los Angeles Superior Court officials in order to streamline the court system.
January 20, 2007
I guess we might as well ban everything On Dec. 27 Richard J. Tafilaw wrote a Mailbag letter, "Smoking has no redeeming aspects." Dennis Erkel, in his Mailbag letter Wednesday ("Alcohol is just as bad as smoking cigarettes") wrote that distributing and drinking alcohol should be outlawed. Shouldn't we, by extension, then also ban artery-clogging fast-food? How about that vast wasteland, the addictive and mostly simplistic nature of TV content? That too, should be banned.