March 7, 2009
TOBACCO LICENSE SUSPENSION UPHELD The City Council voted to uphold a decision by the Permit Appeals Board to suspend a tobacco retail license from a merchant caught selling cigarettes to underage teens in a city sting operation. Councilman David Gordon was the one opposition voter. Sevan Mini Market at 1516 N. San Fernando Road has been banned from selling tobacco products for 14 days. In another hearing, Mega Alliance Inc. at 2616 N. Glenoaks Blvd. had its suspension reduced from 21 to 14 days in the interest of fairness.
December 4, 2002
I am angered lately by something I see every day -- people jaywalking across a busy spot on Alameda Avenue where Providence St. Joseph Medical center is. In case these jaywalkers haven't noticed, Alameda Avenue is a busy street. Or perhaps, maybe, they just don't care. I can't even express to you my anger at the countless number of times I have seen people running across that street when there is a crosswalk literally five feet away. Some of the time, they are doctors -- people who have witnessed firsthand the damage a car can do -- jaywalking to the medical building across the street.
December 1, 2001
Ryan Carter BURBANK -- A 72-year-old Burbank man stepped from a corner on Wednesday to cross the street at Buena Vista Street and Victory Boulevard, police said. That's when a 70-year-old man driving a 1988 Lincoln Towncar allegedly made a right turn from Victory Boulevard onto Buena Vista Street and struck the pedestrian, said Burbank Police Sgt. Bill Taylor. The 72-year-old man hit by the Towncar suffered a fractured skull, while the driver said the sun blinded him as he made the turn, police said.
December 31, 2005
NEEDS FYI boxR.J. Stinger performs Sinatra standards, country and rock music Friday and Saturday nights at Genio's.While playing in cocktail lounges, guitarist/singer R.J. Stinger has had some memorable experiences. Once, two people rode their horses through the bar. "I've also had a few streakers, too, and they were women," he said with a laugh. Stinger, a Philadelphia native, has been strumming the guitar and singing since he was 8, and when he was 16, he had his own band that played wedding and party dates.
October 7, 2000
Jenna Bordelon BURBANK -- A drug sting that began in Burbank and ended in Arleta resulted in the arrests of three alleged methamphetamine traffickers and two other people on unrelated charges, police said. Twenty-two Burbank police officers and members of a state Department of Justice task force called ASaLT teamed up to apprehend the suspected dealers, police said. Along the way, officers found four pounds of methamphetamine stashed in a stolen car and a woman with narcotics hidden in her underwear.
January 14, 2004
Molly Shore With the grocery strike entering its fourth month, striking and locked-out workers aren't the only ones feeling the pinch. Several Burbank schools are getting shortchanged by the strike because fundraising efforts through eScrip -- a program returning a portion of the stores' receipts to schools -- have dropped off as shoppers refuse to cross picket lines at Vons and Pavilions. "I know it's not as good as it was," PTA Council President Sonia Arcesaid.
October 1, 2012
Parking revenues and passenger figures at Bob Hope Airport continued to sink in August, each coming in more than 7% lower than a year ago, according to the latest report. Parking revenues slid roughly 8.2% in August compared to the same period last year, according to statistics released to the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority on Monday. The drop came after declines of 10.7% in July, 7.3% in June and 8.7% in May. The airfield also reported $1.5 million in revenues from parking fees in August, compared to $1.6 million last year.
August 28, 2012
China is rolling up the red carpet for Hollywood. Just six months after Chinese and American leaders reached a new agreement allowing more foreign movies into the world's most populous nation, officials there are trying to torpedo the box office returns of some of Hollywood's biggest summer films. American studios carefully schedule their pictures' launch dates - often declaring them a year or more in advance - to avoid colliding with similar movies going after similar audiences.
October 5, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Friday, October 5. Police conducted a sting this week to curb prositution at a busy stretch of Lankershim Boulevard. The operation led to at least 17 arrests , according to the Contra Costa Times . Want to live in young Darth Vader's former home? "Star Wars" actor Hayden Christensen put his $2.65 million Studio City property up for sale. L.A. Times Burbank residents are peeved that a company is storing mobile ads in their city that advertise "Topless Maids," reports NBC Los Angeles . “Burbank is a very conservative city.
April 30, 2008
Even as temperatures raced north of 90 degrees Saturday, Trixie Dejong was undaunted in her enthusiasm for the 27th annual Burbank on Parade. ?It?s hot, but it?s not enough to keep me away,? she said, joined by thousands of residents who lined Olive Avenue for this year?s 1950s-themed parade. At noon, just as Mayor Marsha Ramos waved to the crowd from the front seat of a restored 1960 Thunderbird Convertible, temperatures soared to 93 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.