May 3, 2000
Amber Willard MEDIA DISTRICT WEST -- Burbank residents and commuters are invited to join California Department of Transportation officials today to discuss ways of improving traffic flow along the Ventura (134) Freeway. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at Robert Louis Stevenson Elementary School, 3333 W. Oak St. Caltrans is considering a proposal to build a new onramp on the 134 Freeway at Alameda Avenue and Hollywood Way and realigning the existing offramp.
August 3, 2002
A special meeting of the Planning Board to discuss the Platt Project will be on a different date than one announced in a mailing. The mailing, which listed the meeting as Monday, should have stated it is Aug. 19. The meeting will discuss a mixed-use development, proposed for the Media District on four acres bordered by Alameda Street, Lima Street, Olive Avenue and the Ventura (134) Freeway. Office space, residential units, health club and restaurants will be alongside a church and child care facility in the five-building project.
January 23, 2002
Mr. Will Ray, in his forum letter (Jan. 12-13) suggests that when giving directions to a friend traveling east on the Ventura (134) Freeway on how to get to Hollywood Way, tell them to take the Pass Avenue exit and quickly make a right onto Oak Street. I have lived for 20 years just a hop, skip, and a farthing from Pass Avenue, and I can assure one and all that if you are heading east and quickly make a right turn, you will find yourself at Alameda Avenue, post haste.
March 9, 2002
Ryan Carter MEDIA DISTRICT WEST -- An 18-year-old Sun Valley woman was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol Wednesday after driving the wrong way on a stretch of the Ventura (134) Freeway and crashing into an oncoming car. Crystal Cardenas was driving east in the westbound lane of the freeway near Pass Avenue shortly after 5 a.m. when her 1989 Chevy Camaro struck a 1985 Chevy Blazer driven by a 25-year-old North Hollywood man, California Highway Patrol Officer Vince Bell said.
August 6, 2005
o7Here are a few of the issues the council will consider Tuesday night. f7 ENGINEERING AGREEMENT The City Council will consider approving a $74,000 professional services agreement with Orsa Consulting Engineers for engineering and consultant services to relocate electrical utilities at the Hollywood Way, Alameda Avenue and Pass Avenue bridges over the Ventura (134) Freeway. The work is being done to reduce congestion. The city will be reimbursed the cost of the agreement by CalTrans.
November 9, 2011
Two people were arrested on suspicion of felony vandalism Nov.3 after detectives found nearly 100 pieces of evidence at their residences, police said. Devin Dickey, 20, and a 16 year-old female, both of Burbank, were arrested in connection with a tagging crew that has been vandalizing locations in Burbank, North Hollywood, Sun Valley, Arleta, San Fernando and Toluca Lake, police said. Burbank's Gang Enforcement Team has been investigating the crew, who also vandalized numerous areas of Caltrans property along the I-5 and the Ventura (134)
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.]
March 25, 2000
Amber Willard SOUTH SAN FERNANDO DISTRICT -- Two Los Angeles men intent on making off with what turned out to be empty jewelry cases were arrested after threatening the owner of a car with a gun, taking the car and later leading police on a foot chase, authorities said. Oscar Martinez, 20, and Gabriel Espinoza, 25, were arrested on suspicion of carjacking at 6:56 p.m. Tuesday. The men allegedly followed a Burbank man, who works at a wholesale jewelry store in Los Angeles, after he loaded empty jewelry cases into his 1998 Jeep Cherokee, police said.
February 4, 2004
Onramp, freeway lanes shut for project BURBANK -- Portions of the Ventura (134) Freeway will be closed periodically through Thursday for sound-wall construction. The westbound onramp at Forest Lawn Drive will be closed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and one to two westbound lanes of the freeway will be closed from Forest Lawn Drive to Buena Vista Street between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. The construction is part of a $3.8-million Caltrans project designed to reduce noise generated by freeway traffic along the Ventura Freeway corridor.
January 17, 2004
Chief's association honors Hoefel CIVIC CENTER -- Burbank Police Chief Thomas Hoefel was recognized this week for serving a one-year term as president of the L.A. County Chief's Assn. District Atty. Steve Cooley, Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton and nearly two dozen police chiefs from across the county were among those in attendance at Tuesday's City Council meeting to honor Hoefel. Hoefel, 52, has been Burbank's police chief for four years, and served as association president in 2003.