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By Brittany Levine, | May 12, 2012
More than 150 law enforcement personnel, about 100 of them from the FBI, are searching for a missing FBI agent from Burbank who is believed to be suicidal and possibly armed. Stephen Ivens, 35, a Los Angeles-based agent specializing in national security affairs, was last seen Friday at his home on the 1700 Block of Scott Road in Burbank, where he lived with his wife and one-year-old son, officials said at a multi-agency press conference Saturday afternoon at the Burbank Police Department.
June 30, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Saturday, June 30, 2012. Happy Orange Line expansion Day! You can now ride the line all the way to the Chatsworth Metrolink Station. What else is happening in the Valley? Most teenagers would create a personal online blog if they needed to release their frustrations. But Amit Dodani, 14, created a community website where anyone can submit a story they want to share . Teens and adults contribute to his site now, where they write about the challenges of being bullied, getting a divorce and overcoming health issues, among other topics.  Daily News Are you an amateur botanist who knows your way around the Verdugo Mountains?
By Maria Hsin, | January 13, 2012
Burbank is moving ahead with a $13-million project to build two new reservoirs at the base of the Verdugo Mountains that will expand Burbank's water storage capacity by 2.6 million gallons. The Burbank Water and Power project is needed to replace a 1928-era reservoir that doesn't meet current design standards and state public health criteria. It was emptied to allow contract bidders to review the structure. Need for significant maintenance of the reservoir, repair of the roof structure and leaks in the floor were found during routine inspection, according to a report to the City Council.
By Jeremy Oberstein | January 9, 2008
BURBANK — The Burbank city seal is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, prompting some to call for a change to the official insignia, which bears the likeness of two industries that helped define the area, one of which no longer plays a pivotal role. Found on official city documents, the city’s website and other places, the current hexagonal seal, enacted in 1978, features three iconic testaments to Burbank’s professional environment: a commercial plane, City Hall and a movie reel with a Klieg light.
September 13, 2008
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY DISCOVERY SHOP The American Cancer Society Discovery Shop, a unique quality resale experience, 500 N. Victory Blvd., Burbank, needs volunteer assistants to price and display merchandise and assist customers with sales. Please call (818) 841-2969. ? THE GREATER LOS ANGELES ZOO ASSN. The Greater Los Angeles Zoo Assn. (GLAZA), as part of its docent and volunteer programs, offers hands-on, behind-the-scenes opportunities for adults and students.
May 14, 2005
Mark R. Madler The City Council this week reappointed incumbent members of the BurbankGlendale-Pasadena Airport Authority and city Planning Board while greeting new faces for other commissions and committees. All told, the council Tuesday night made appointments to 12 citizen-advisory bodies. The boards give input to the City Council and department heads on policy, while others, like the Civic Pride Committee, organize events to boost interest in Burbank's image.
June 29, 2005
Mark R. Madler As the morning clouds broke, hikers from the Sierra Club made their way up the fire road into the Verdugo Mountains, shouldering backpacks and taking in the view. Joining club members Sunday was state Atty. Gen. Bill Lockyer, who was making his first visit into the Verdugos. "I'm sort of a High Sierra granite hiker, but this is lovely and wonderful," Lockyer said as he stood in the mountains, enjoying the vista of Burbank and the San Gabriel Mountains.
By DAVID LAURELL | May 27, 2009
Every summer the hills that surround Burbank come alive with the sound of music. Nestled in the Hollywood Hills to the south sits one of the most iconic amphitheaters in the world, while to the east, the Verdugo Mountains provide a hillside home for Burbank?s own outdoor music venue. Whether at the Hollywood Bowl or the Starlight Bowl, most Burbankers harbor fond memories of family picnicking, a romantic sharing of a bottle of wine, or an evening of rocking out with friends at one of those melodious mountain bowls.
May 3, 2008
After seven years working its way in various forms through Congress, Rep. Adam Schiff’s Rim of the Valley Corridor Study, which could pave the way toward more than doubling the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, is finally on its way to the president’s desk. The bill is included in the Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008, which the House of Representatives passed on Tuesday. The Rim of the Valley study passed the House in December, but it had to be reconciled with Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s sister legislation in the Senate.
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