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THE818NOW
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.
THE818NOW
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.
THE818NOW
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.
THE818NOW
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.
NEWS
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.
THE818NOW
August 23, 2012
Irma Zamora's husband told her not to get out of the car as they approached the scene of a traffic accident on Wednesday night. But she rushed out anyway because that's the kind of person she was, her sister said. She ran toward the wrecked SUV and stepped into an electrified pool of water that had been created by a spewing hydrant and a downed light pole at Magnolia and Ben avenues in Valley Village. She was immediately - - and fatally - electrocuted by what firefighters estimate was 48 volts of electricity.
NEWS
August 23, 2012
The son of a Burbank woman who was electrocuted Wednesday when she tried to save a crash victim in Valley Village called his mother a hero. David Aguilar, 21, said when he got a call about 8:45 p.m. Wednesday that his mother, Irma Zamora, had been electrocuted, he went to Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, where his stepfather “was a mess.” He also saw his mother lying in a hospital bed, where she looked “just peaceful.” ...
NEWS
August 23, 2000
Paul Clinton AIRPORT DISTRICT -- Urging Burbank Airport to seek tough noise measures as it applies to the federal government for a mandatory nighttime flight curfew, residents of Burbank and neighboring cities let their voices be heard at the first in a series of public meetings. Those who spoke used the inaugural hearing on Monday -- at the Burbank Airport Hilton -- to ask for relief from the buzz of jet noise around their homes. Burbank resident Ron Vanderford, a familiar face at City Council meetings, said the session was productive.
NEWS
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.
THE818NOW
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?
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THE818NOW
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.
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THE818NOW
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.
THE818NOW
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.
NEWS
By Times Community News Staff | 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.
THE818NOW
By and By | 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.
THE818NOW
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?
THE818NOW
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.
NEWS
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.
THE818NOW
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.
THE818NOW
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.
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