September 24, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Monday, September 24. The search for a new Burbank police chief could be affected by City Manger Mike Flad's pending departure. City officials say the search may be postponed amid news that Mike Flad is leaving his post as city manager to accept a job in the city of South Gate . Burbank Leader Officials say that the theft of cellular phones and other electronic devices are on the rise on Metro trains . Authorities recommend keeping devices out of sight while riding trains or buses.
October 30, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Tuesday, October 30. Some employees at entertainment companies in Burbank could soon be facing layoffs. More than 175 employees at companies such as Disney, NBCUniversal and Technicolor Creative Services will likely be laid off starting in December , many as a result of outsourcing custodial services, reports the Burbank Leader . A 42-year-old real North Hills real estate agent pleaded guilty to a...
August 17, 2002
Police arrested two men and a woman thought to have supplied Burbank teens with drugs. Donald Whitehall, 20, Antony Jones, 21, and Ginny Doddy, 39, were arrested Aug. 9 after members of the department's narcotics detail and special response team found marijuana, methamphetamine and cocaine in the home, where the trio lived in the 10600 block of Crockett Street in Sun Valley, police said. The three were suspected of selling drugs to teenagers from Burbank, Police Sgt. John Dilibert said.
December 24, 2003
A reported gang member arrested during last month's investigation into the fatal shooting of Burbank Police Officer Matthew Pavelka has been sentenced to 16 months in state prison. Ricardo Barba, also known as Ricardo Brava, pleaded guilty Monday in Burbank Superior Court to one count of possession of a machine gun. Barba, 18, of Sun Valley, was one of five dozen people arrested while authorities searched for David A. Garcia, the man accused of killing Pavelka during a Nov. 15 shootout.
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.
March 31, 2004
The twin brother of the man accused of killing rookie Burbank Police Officer Matthew Pavelka pleaded guilty Tuesday in Burbank Superior Court to being an accessory after the fact. James Garcia, 20, of Sun Valley, is scheduled to be arraigned April 15 in the Burbank courthouse, and is expected to serve 16 months in a state prison. Erwin DeLeon, 21, of Sun Valley, also pleaded guilty to being an accessory after the fact, along with being in possession of a machine gun. DeLeon is also expected to be sentenced to 16 months in a state prison next month.
July 8, 2009
Three injured at Fourth of July party A Fourth of July party in the 4400 block of West Verdugo Avenue turned violent when unwelcome guests refused to leave, police said. Burbank police were called to the area at 11:44 p.m. and found 50 people in the street, three of whom sustained knife and blunt trauma wounds. They were taken to hospitals and treated for non-life-threatening injuries, police said. Police arrested Austin Cook, 18, of Burbank, Pedro Hernandez-Ceron, 18, of Sun Valley and a Sun Valley boy for assault with a deadly weapon.
June 14, 2000
Candidates go with what they know The crux of the presidential campaign is really quite simple. It calls for this: Do we want a president like Al Gore, who knows all the right moves, or one like George Bush Jr., who knows all the right people? ZACHARY A. CHARLES Burbank Who speaks for Sun Valley? Has it ever struck you as strange that the people of Burbank get to vote on the airport expansion and the people of Los Angeles west of the airport have strong representation, but no one speaks for the people most affected by airport noise, those who live in Sun Valley northeast of where most of the flights travel?
September 30, 2006
SUN VALLEY ? A 64-year-old man was killed Friday morning after the car he was driving collided with a Burbank Bus. Angel Castellanos, of Sun Valley, suffered fatal injuries after police say he steered his 1992 Infiniti in the path of a Burbank Bus while attempting to make a left turn in the intersection of Cohassat Street and San Fernando Boulevard, on the outskirts of Burbank in Sun Valley, Burbank Police Sgt. Tracy Sanchez said. Paramedics transported Castellanos to Holy Cross Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, he said.