February 24, 2014
A 5-year-old boy was struck by a vehicle while crossing the street in Burbank Monday afternoon, and the driver was arrested after attempting to flee the scene, police said. The boy, who was crossing the street with his grandmother, was transported to the Children's Hospital Los Angeles with minor injuries after he was knocked to the ground in the collision, which occurred around 1 p.m. at Victory Boulevard and Fairview Street, said Burbank Police Lt. Eddie Ruiz. The female motorist, whose identity was not immediately available, reportedly fled the scene.
July 16, 2013
Burbank's Northwest Branch Library on Victory Boulevard is a place where everybody knows your name. Just ask Norm. “I miss this library. I haven't gone to the library much since (it closed),” said Norm Angelheart, who estimates he's visited the branch for 10 years. “Buena Vista even got large and you didn't feel like you knew everyone there. It's lost that little-library flavor.” Last August, the Northwest Branch closed for upgrades, leaving the neighborhood without one of its most popular resources and scattering patrons toward the Central and Buena Vista branches.
April 9, 2013
After more than eight years, a directional signal hasn't been installed at “five points,” the intersection of Burbank and Victory boulevards. I've done everything I could possibly think of peacefully doing to have the sign installed. The problem is that drivers eastbound on Victory Boulevard, turning right to the signal at Burbank Boulevard, are not yet aware of the “right lane must turn right” sign that is located on Burbank Boulevard as they are halfway into their left turn onto Burbank.
November 9, 2012
Firefighters made progress early Friday on a three-alarm blaze that ripped through a Burbank smoke shop. The fire was reported around 3:30 a.m. at Wholesale Giant at Victory Boulevard and Manning Street, just south of Bob Hope Airport, KTLA-TV reported. The business is a wholesale market that sells items including tobacco, restaurant supplies and candy. Firefighters arrived to find heavy fire inside the building, which then spread to the attic, compromising the roof. Fire crews battled the flames with hoses from outside to keep the fire from spreading.
March 24, 2012
A vehicle collided with a Burbank police car Friday night, sending one officer to a hospital. The driver of the vehicle was apparently traveling southbound on Victory Boulevard and struck the police car while making a left turn into a driveway. The police officer was taken to Saint Joseph Medical Center to be evaluated. The accident is under investigation. Police said at the scene that it appeared alcohol was not involved. -- Ross A. Benson, For Times Community News
December 20, 2011
AREA 1 100 block of Sparks Street Danny Jesus Garcia, 41, was arrested Dec. 15 on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, possessing methamphetamines and failing to stop after being involved in accident. Hollywood Way at Alameda Avenue Cynthia Rae Holodnak, 42, was arrested Dec. 15 on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Victory Boulevard at Angeleno Avenue Jesse Edward Zagala, 28, was arrested Dec. 16 on suspicion of theft, failing to appear and outstanding warrants.
July 24, 2010
The Autry National Center on Wednesday bought a new facility on Victory Boulevard to house a new research and resource center. The acquisition will accommodate curatorial offices, laboratories, two research libraries and about 500,000 artworks and artifacts, museum officials said. Mayor Anja Reinke highlighted the upcoming project this week as part of a long-term goal to bolster the presence of the arts in Burbank. "It is my goal as part of the cultural arts committee that Burbank would get more museums to enrich our arts experience," she said.
January 26, 2010
A sinkhole closed Victory Boulevard in Burbank on Saturday, but the road should be back to normal before motorists begin their commute Monday morning, officials said. Burbank Water and Power officials had been working since 3 p.m Saturday to fix a broken water main that caused the sinkhole on Victory Boulevard and Palm Avenue. Ken Donaldson, a water supervisor, said he suspected the rain moved soil around, which could have caused the water main to burst. Donaldson said this was the third largest sinkhole he’s seen in Burbank in the last 20 years.
January 26, 2010
The massive sinkhole that opened Saturday at Victory Boulevard and Palm Avenue amid heavy downpours, shutting off water to surrounding structures and closing off traffic to the intersection, was likely caused by improper construction nearly two decades ago, officials said. Water was restored to neighboring businesses, and all lanes were opened to traffic by 1 p.m. Monday as street sweepers worked to clean up debris scattered blocks away from the 40-by-40-foot sinkhole, which was widened to 65 feet along the curb to make necessary repairs.