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.
February 22, 2003
Laura Sturza If the trucks stored at Desmond's Studio Production Services could talk, they would have plenty to tell. Inside the 450 mobile dressing rooms, special-effects trucks and other industry vehicles stored on the company's 13 acres, the world's biggest stars and crews have changed clothes, argued, slept and eaten meals that ranged from fast food to five-star. Company president Don Desmond does not own the vehicles and equipment stored on his lot, but leases space to business owners from cities including Burbank and Glendale.
January 29, 2003
PHILLIP ALEXANDER LEARY Phillip Alexander Leary, 92, died Jan. 24, 2003, in Sun Valley. Born Feb. 26, 1910, in Sioux City, Iowa, he lived in Burbank for five years and worked as an aircraft jig builder. He was a 25-year member of the Knights of Columbus. Mr. Leary is survived by his son, John Nicholas Leary; daughter, Mary Margaret McQueen; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. The visitation for family and friends is from 4 to 8 p.m. today, with the vigil service at 7 p.m. at the Valley Funeral Home, 2121 W. Burbank Blvd.
November 16, 2002
MANUEL GOMEZ BELTRAN Manuel Gomez Beltran, 37, died in Sun Valley. He was a 18-year Burbank resident who worked as a laborer. Mr. Gomez Beltran is survived by his parents, Zosimo and Maria Gomez; brothers, Esteban and Reynaldo; and sisters, Alicia, Teresa, Estela and Carmela. The visitation was Wednesday at the Valley Funeral Home. The burial is in the San Francisco de Asis Cemetery in Mexico City. ALBERT W. MUELLER Albert W. Mueller, 86, died Aug. 20, 2002, in 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.
September 11, 2002
BURROUGHS Friday at Littlerock, 7 p.m. Sept. 20 Verdugo Hills, 7 p.m. Sept. 27 at St. Francis, 7 p.m. Oct. 3 Chaminade, 7 p.m. Oct. 11 at Crescenta Valley, 7 p.m. Oct. 18 vs Saugus at College of the Canyons, 7 p.m. Oct. 25 at Valencia, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1 Hart, 7 p.m. Nov. 8 Canyon, 7 p.m. Nov. 15 Burbank, 7 p.m. Foothill League game. BURBANK Friday La Canada, 7 p.m. Sept.
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.
February 13, 2002
Ryan Carter BURBANK -- Last week was Alec Gonzalez's second birthday. His family came to visit him with a cake, balloons and presents. They even sang "Happy Birthday." But this year wasn't like the year before. The Burbank family marked Alec's birthday at his grave at Forest Lawn Memorial-Park, Hollywood Hills. The month before, Alec and his mother, Melissa Perez, died of injuries suffered after their car was broadsided in a Sun Valley intersection by a Van Nuys man allegedly driving under the influence of methamphetamines.
January 2, 2002
The following incidents were taken from police reports. AIRPORT DISTRICT 2627 block of Hollywood Way: A 51-year-old Santa Cruz man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of possessing drugs after airport security personnel allegedly found unprescribed drugs in his shaving kit during a random search. MAGNOLIA DISTRICT NORTH 3000 block of North San Fernando Boulevard: A 58-year-old Sun Valley woman suffered chest pain Thursday after her Honda Civic struck a Toyota Celica.
December 26, 2001
Ryan Carter SUN VALLEY -- A suspected stolen car led Burbank Police on a short pursuit, which ended up in a minor car accident with three arrests, police said. A 20-year-old Sun Valley man, 19-year-old Sylmar woman and a 16-year-old Van Nuys boy were arrested Sunday on suspicion of stealing a 1991 Chevy Blazer, Burbank Police Sgt. John Dilibert said. A fourth man was being sought Monday, Dilibert said. Police spotted the suspected stolen Blazer at about 11 a.m. Sunday near the intersection of Hollywood Way and San Fernando Road.