April 8, 2014
My daughter lives across the street from a “group home” in Sun Valley where the owner divided up every room in the house and jammed 23 males into this group home designed for six. After years of fighting with the city of Los Angeles, the home was closed because the tenants themselves filed suit against the owner. This is why Burbank must be very careful with these homes. It is difficult right now to keep illegal back houses from being rented let alone having to protect ourselves from the abuses in zoning these homes can have.
March 24, 2014
A Thousand Oaks man was arrested early Monday after his vehicle struck a parked car and sheared a street light, causing a passenger to be ejected from his vehicle, police said. Roberto Martinez, 22, was taken into custody on suspicion of felony driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol after he failed to pass a sobriety test at the crash scene, Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn said. He reportedly crashed into the parked car and clipped the street light at 12:32 a.m. at Evergreen Street and Victory Boulevard in Burbank.
October 29, 2013
An alleged stolen car rammed into a restaurant owned by Burbank Councilman Gary Bric early Tuesday, according to police officials. Prior to the crash, police saw the alleged stolen car driving at a high rate of speed on the southbound Golden State (5) Freeway, according to Sgt. David Delgado with the Valley Traffic Division of the Los Angeles Police Department. As police pursued, the driver of the reportedly stolen car exited onto Hollywood Way, ran a stop sign and clipped another vehicle before crashing into the business, called Gary Bric's Ramp, located 7730 N. Hollywood Way in Sun Valley, Delgado said.
June 14, 2013
A 45-year-old Sun Valley woman on Tuesday intentionally spilled Slurpee mix on the floor inside a 7-Eleven, allegedly punched the worker who tried to stop her and then hid atop a nearby roof, Burbank police said. Brenda Lara was arrested on suspicion of battery following the bizarre series of events, which began about 5:10 p.m. at the convenience store in the 600 block of North Glenoaks Boulevard, according to Burbank Sgt. Darin Ryburn. The convenience store worker confronted Lara as she allowed the Slurpee mix to just spill on the floor, he said.
May 22, 2013
Neighborhood fences and police cars proved no match for a bear in Sun Valley, where it hopped into backyards and roamed into horse corrals Wednesday morning before being tranquilized. Police started getting calls from residents about 6:10 a.m. about the bear, which TV news showed having free rein through the Sun Valley community. It didn't appear to be fully grown and was seen climbing over fences into backyards, spooking horses in corrals and avoiding police cars searching for it on the street, the Los Angeles Times reported.
April 19, 2013
A 25-year-old man is in custody after he allegedly vandalized several public areas with gang-related graffiti, Burbank police said. The man, Alexander “Gorilla Player” Birge, of Sun Valley, was charged this week with one count of vandalism “in association with a criminal street gang” and “with the specific intent to promote, further and assist in criminal conduct by gang members,” according to a Los Angeles County Superior Court criminal...
March 5, 2013
Complaints about the massive open-air recycling facility in Sun Valley flow in each month in minute, sometimes stomach-turning detail. Rats have skittered off the property of Community Recycling & Resource Recovery and into a nearby business, according to calls logged by the city. Churning dust is said to be "making everyone's eyes burn," making breathing difficult and causing bloody noses among workers at a neighborhood paving firm. Gulls scavenging from piles of food waste have scattered bits of garbage from the sky. And then there is the stench, variously described in the logs as "a dead animal smell," a "rotten egg odor" and "putrid.
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.
February 19, 2013
SUN VALLEY - The hole was too deep, the hill was too steep. The Bellarmine-Jefferson High boys' basketball team's rally from 14 points down against Village Christian came up short on Tuesday night. The eighth-seeded Guards fell to the top-seeded Crusaders, 70-63, on the road in the quarterfinals of the CIF Southern Section Division V-AA playoffs. “Turnovers killed us,” Bell-Jeff coach Julian Andrade said. “We made some good, defensive stops, and we couldn't go ahead and get a good possession off the defensive stops.
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.