October 4, 2013
Los Angeles County coroner's officials have identified a fourth victim of a fiery single-car crash in Burbank this past weekend. Sugey Cuevas, 19, was among the five who died in the wreck that occurred at about 4:10 a.m. Saturday near the Scott Road off-ramp of the 5 Freeway. It appeared the vehicle was traveling south on San Fernando Boulevard at a high rate of speed when the driver apparently lost control and slammed into a concrete abutment, Burbank police said. PHOTOS: Memorial honoring those who died in crash continues to grow Officers who arrived at the scene found the sedan ablaze.
October 3, 2013
Coroner's officials on Thursday identified three of the five people killed in a fiery car crash in Burbank early Saturday morning. Among those identified was the car's driver. The three were identified as Stephen Stoll, 23, of Burbank, Malak Hariri, 19, and Sameer Joudeh, 18, of Valley Village, said Lt. Fred Corral of the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office. Joudeh also goes by last name Nevarez, according to peers. The remaining two victims have been identified by friends as Sebastian Forero and Sugey Cuevas.
February 13, 2013
More than 170 firefighters battled a “major emergency” structure fire at a Valley Village apartment complex Wednesday, authorities said. Firefighters first were called out to the 5200 block of Bellingham Avenue around 10 a.m. for a fire reported in a second-floor unit of a three-story apartment complex. They rescued two residents from a balcony with ladders, officials said in a statement. Few details were available, said Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey.
December 29, 2012
A massive manhunt for a missing FBI agent, the surprise departure of the city's chief executive, a National Teacher of the Year, tragic suicide and long-sought closure for the family of a murdered Burbank police officer. The year 2012 was full of twists and turns, surprise and tragedy. Here's a look back at some of the top stories that reverberated throughout the community, and far beyond. Burbank woman electrocuted trying to help motorist in crash A 40-year-old Burbank woman was one of two Good Samaritans who were electrocuted to death Aug. 22 after trying to help a motorist trapped inside his vehicle after a crash in Valley Village.
December 28, 2012
A massive manhunt for a missing FBI agent, the surprise departure of the city's chief executive, a National Teacher of the Year, tragic suicide and long-sought closure for the family of a murdered Burbank police officer. The year 2012 was full of twists and turns, surprise and tragedy. Here's a look back at some of the top stories that reverberated throughout the community, and far beyond. Woman electrocuted trying to help motorist A 40-year-old Burbank woman was one of two Good Samaritans who were electrocuted Aug. 22 after trying to help a motorist trapped inside his vehicle after a crash in Valley Village.
October 27, 2012
Good morning, readers! Today is Saturday, October 27. In the last few years, it seemed like we were crossing hurdles in public transportation. The Orange Line was recently extended to Chatsworth and the Expo Line takes rides to Culver City. But one route is still experiencing delays: the Valley to the Westside. Daily News Three people from North Hollywood were allegedly part of a larger cash advance scheme , according to Patch . A Glendale teachers union is not supporting application to a grant because it can't commit to not laying off any teachers next year, reports the Glendale News-Press . Looking for a late breakfast?
October 4, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Thursday, October 4. An accident that left two women dead in Valley Village is being investigated by the district attorney's office. On Aug. 22, the women were electrocuted after they tried to help at the scene of a solo car crash. The driver may face charges , reports Patch . L.A. City Councilman Tony Cardenas is looking to make an area of Van Nuys more attractive to businesses and their customers by shortening the metered street parking hours , reports the Daily News . L.A. Weekly reviews Al Amir, a Lebonese restaurant in Valley Village , where "The mezze here, essentially Middle Eastern tapas, are worth the visit alone.
August 30, 2012
VALLEY VILLAGE -- Private donors have committed more than $10,000 to cover ambulance fees for the victims who were either injured or electrocuted as they tried to rescue a 19-year-old Glendale man who crashed into a fire hydrant and downed a power line, electrifying the pool of water. Victims had been charged ambulance transport fees for their heroic efforts, but in announcing the donations Thursday, Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Krekorian said community members had stepped up to help cover the bills.
August 26, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Sunday, August 26 - the last weekend before Labor Day. Summer is slowly winding down. A good deed doesn't go unpunished in Los Angeles. The families of the two good Samaritans electrocuted Wednesday in Valley Village will get bills from the fire department , reports City News Service . "We can't decide who's innocent, who gets a bill and who doesn't," spokesman Brian Humphrey told CNS. The driver who caused the Valley Village accident is from Glendale . His sister said he told her to bring flowers to the site and that he blames himself.
August 23, 2012
One of two women who died after being electrocuted at a car accident in Valley Village was identified as Irma Zamora, 40, of Burbank, police said Thursday. Zamora and another woman rushed to help the driver, who lost control of his vehicle about 8:25 p.m. Wednesday and smashed into a light pole and fire hydrant at Magnolia Boulevard and Ben Avenue, sparking an electrical hazard. “These women saw the accident occur and went to try to rescue the individual inside the vehicle,” said Officer Tenesha Dobine of the Los Angeles Police Department.