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...
June 28, 2003
Ben Godar When Connie Barnett's cockatoo, Patrick, was stolen recently, she feared she'd never see the crested parrot again. But police were able to connect some seemingly unrelated dots and reunite the two. Barnett keeps the bird, which she has raised from an egg, on a patio behind her hair salon on Burbank Boulevard. She noticed Patrick was missing June 16, and searched the neighborhood before reporting him stolen the next day. The Burbank resident told police that two men had entered her patio and checked out Patrick the day before he was stolen, and that she had seen the men hanging around a house in the 1400 block of Rose Street.
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.
May 31, 2006
When you grow up in a garden, it's hard not to pick up some things. Darrell and Sterling Waldron, owners of Sheridan Gardens Nursery, received most of their education listening to their father and grandfather discuss what climate lemon trees prefer and where roses should be planted while working on the family nursery. "You learn by osmosis," said Sterling Waldron, who runs the Burbank arm of the nursery. "Once I started it was a matter of listening to Darrell and my father."
February 3, 2001
Jenna Bordelon The following incidents were taken from police reports. HILLSIDE DISTRICT 400 block of South Kenneth Road: A 38-year-old Burbank man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. A woman told police the man allegedly broke dishes, threw pots and threw her on the kitchen floor, then picked up a 12-inch black-handled knife and threatened to kill her. 300 block of South Glenoaks Boulevard: A 17-year-old Burbank boy was arrested Sunday on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.
November 5, 2008
Salvation Army hiring workers for holidays The Salvation Army, Burbank Corps, is hiring Red Kettle workers for the annual Red Kettle Drive that runs from Nov. 21 to Dec. 24. The salary is $8 per hour, and the kettles will be placed in Burbank, North Hollywood and Sun Valley locations. Proceeds from the Kettles provide funds for social services and the corps? daily operations. Applications can be filled out from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the Burbank Corps office, 300 E. Angeleno Ave., Burbank.
October 2, 2002
DANIEL COLASANTO Daniel Colasanto, 84, died Sept. 29, 2002, in Burbank. He was born Feb. 8, 1918, in New York, and lived in Sun Valley for 56 years. He worked for Big 5 Sporting Goods in Burbank for 35 years and was involved with the Italian Catholic Federation and the Franciscan Club at St. Francis Xavier Church. Mr. Colasanto is survived by his wife, Felicia; daughter, Dayna Peterson; son, Mark; and grandson, Daniel. Mass is at 11 a.m. today at St. Francis Xavier Church, 3801 Scott Road.
March 18, 2000
Paul Clinton AIRPORT DISTRICT -- Now Burbank residents won't be the only ones who can secure relief from noisy jet aircraft. The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority began soundproofing homes in Los Angeles on Thursday for the first time in its 23-year history. Sun Valley residents Lorenzo and Alejandra Salazar, at 7833 Ferncola Ave., were the first to receive about $40,000 in work to their home. The Airport Authority began installing double-paned windows, sound-resistance doors, roof installation and a new central air-conditioning system for the Salazars, who join 74 other Los Angeles homes set for the improvements.
February 14, 2004
Camille Villanueva of Immaculate Heart High School is the recipient of a $2,000 scholarship from the Ryman Program for Young Artists. Webelos Scouts from Pack 50 of Verdugo Hills Council of the Boy Scouts of America received their Arrow of Light award, the Cub Scouts' highest honor, at the recent Blue and Gold Banquet at Village Christian School in Sun Valley. The Scouts are Michael Betack, Ryan Cho, Chase Hilt, Joseph Horne, Craig Ennis, Kevin Ticsay and Collin Westphal of Burbank; Christopher Wiegman and David Freeman of Glendale; Matthew Lewis of Tujunga; Summers Stratton of Shadow Hills; Patrick Volland of Sun Valley; and Ryan Watts of Valley Village.