January 8, 2005
Mark R. Madler The City Council will receive on Tuesday more details on what a developer plans to build to complete the years-long Burbank Media Center. The public hearing on a development agreement for the $150-million mixed-use project will be reopened at that evening's council meeting for additional comments from the public on what was approved by the council in December. "The council wants to make sure that interested individuals who weighed in the first time can do so again with the proposed modifications," Community Development Director Sue Georgino said.
November 10, 2001
Will Rogers I'm an idiot! Really, don't argue, and stop trying to tell me otherwise. This time there's evidence! On Wednesday, I wrote about the draft environmental impact report on a project proposed for the Media District, and as part of that described the site as being next to a freeway exit ramp for Hollywood Way. I stand by the column, and my description of the site and its relation to the exit. Trouble is, for reasons known only to those who understand misfires that take place between our brain cells, I wrote that the exit is found heading east on the Ventura Freeway.
March 30, 2010
UNIVERSAL CITY - A 30-year-old man wanted on attempted murder charges in Indiana led police on a multi-county pursuit that ended shortly after Burbank police officers opened fire in a busy intersection, shattering the driver's side window, later striking the man and sending him to a local hospital, authorities said. Beginning near the Cajon Pass in San Bernardino County, Steven S. Satterly led California Highway Patrol officers on a high-speed chase on the westbound Foothill (210)
May 25, 2002
MEETING AT 6:30 P.M. TUESDAY CITY COUNCIL CHAMBER -- 275 E. OLIVE AVE. Major items: Public hearing: Ventura (134) Freeway ramp co-op agreement. Public hearing: child-care demonstration project. Economic growth and tax relief and reconciliation act. Tournament of Roses float rendering. Adopting general services agreement with Los Angeles County. Authorization to apply for safe routes to school grant. Vacate 1036 E. Providencia.
April 14, 2011
Heading to Griffith Park through an equestrian tunnel under the Ventura (134) Freeway, horse riders emerge to see an unusual sight: huge yellow earth movers chomping into 15 acres of dirt between the freeway and the park. Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is deep into building underground reservoirs that will hold 110 million gallons of water and help eliminate the city’s reliance on open-air reservoirs, including Silver Lake. When complete, the two side-by-side Headworks reservoirs will be hidden beneath an open-space recreation area along Forest Lawn Drive near the intersection with Zoo Drive.
February 7, 2004
VENTURA (134) FREEWAY AGREEMENT WHAT HAPPENED The council voted to update a 1957 agreement between the city of Burbank and state of California regarding ramps, overpasses and underpasses connecting the Ventura (134) Freeway to city streets. WHAT IT MEANS The California Department of Transportation can build a new onramp from Hollywood Way to the freeway. VOTE The council voted 5-0 in favor of updating the agreement. INVESTMENT POLICY WHAT HAPPENED The council voted to approve the 2004 Investment Policy, with council members directing city officials to gather information from various management firms for the council's review.
September 1, 2001
Regarding the Leader article about congestion at the intersection of the Golden State (5) and Ventura (134) freeways ("Burbank, Glendale to study freeway interchange," Aug. 25), all I can say is, it's about time. Unfortunately, the real solution to fix the surface street congestion, as discussed in the article, would be to construct actual freeway connector lanes. Sadly, this cannot be done. While a study is being made of the intersection of the Golden State and Ventura freeways, I would like to suggest that the study be expanded to include the intersection of the Ventura and Hollywood (101)
September 17, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Monday, September 17. Teachers in Burbank learned that bullying is more than just “kids being kids.” The California Teachers Assn. hosted the first district-wide, anti-bullying training for Burbank Unified School District teachers . Around 700 teachers from kindergarten to high school participated in the training. Burbank Leader An accident involving a motorcycle snarled traffic along the 101 Ventura Freeway near the Reseda Blvd. exit on Saturday . The accident caused the temporary closure of all lanes.
July 25, 2012
A Sigalert has been issued for what's being described as a small grass fire near the wetbound Ventura (134) Freeway and Victory Boulevard in Burbank. Firefighters from Burbank and Los Angeles were initially sent to the scene. The L.A. fire response has since been called off. There did not appear to be a major disruption to traffic. The Sigalert was issued at 1:32 p.m. [ Updated 1:55 p.m.: The Sigalert has has been canceled after Burbank firefighters handled the call.]
May 28, 2005
Mark R. Madler and Fred Ortega City officials met this week to lay the groundwork for a new bus or rail service through Glendale and Burbank to connect the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Gold Line trains in Pasadena with the Red Line trains stopping in North Hollywood. Glendale, Burbank and Pasadena city officials began discussions Tuesday with the goal of improving public transit. The three cities agreed Tuesday to jointly fund a $90,000 feasibility study.