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July 27, 1985
The southbound Golden State Freeway in central Burbank will be widened next year to eliminate a morning rush-hour bottleneck, California Department of Transportation officials said Friday. Construction of another lane from Burbank Boulevard to Magnolia Boulevard will begin in September and is expected to last about five months, Caltrans officials said. The freeway now narrows by one lane at the Burbank Boulevard exit, slowing traffic during the morning rush hour.
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February 12, 2014 | By Nicole Santa Cruz
Detectives are looking for witnesses in a fatal parking lot shooting of a 28-year-old man in Van Nuys , authorities said Wednesday. A small group of people were inside a restaurant in the 13640 block of Burbank Boulevard about 6:10 p.m. Monday when a dispute arose, said Los Angeles police Lt. Steve Harer. The group then walked into the parking lot and the man pulled out a gun and shot Sevada Aghazarian several times, Harer said. HOMICIDE REPORT: A story for every victim Aghazarian was taken to a hospital, where he died.
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October 11, 1990
Enjoyed your article on doughnuts. But are all the places you talked about really good enough to be mentioned in the same breath as Bob's in Farmer's Market? I mean, there are doughnuts, and there is Bob's. The best other place I know of that you didn't mention is the Donut Factory on Burbank Boulevard and Hazeltine Avenue in Van Nuys. CHARLES J. THOMAS, North Hollywood
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August 6, 2013 | By a Los Angeles Times staff writer
The "Obama jam" was back in Southern California Tuesday as President Obama visits "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" in Burbank and stays overnight in Los Angeles. The presidential motorcade affected traffic in parts of the San Fernando Valley, especially along Hollywood Way, Olive Avenue and Burbank Boulevard. On social media people posted photos of the motorcade -- and did vented some steam about the traffic delays: I've been at this same traffic light for 15 minutes because Obama decided to stop by in Burbank #perksoflivininbbank pic.twitter.com/1kwBGjX9n8 - Diana Kandela (@dianakandela)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 7, 1988
Save the old street lamps (Metro, Aug. 30)! There has got to be an alternative to the sterile "bug lights" that give cities like Burbank (see Burbank Boulevard) all the charm of a Ralph's parking lot. Why can't the older fixtures be refitted with halogen bulbs? The street lamps are a vestige of what this city once was. If we lose them, we're just that much closer to living like the Jetson family. No thanks. GREGORY BURNS Glendale
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 1998
Karin Wakefield was walking in the Sepulveda Basin on Monday when the earth gave way "like quicksand," authorities said. A passerby called 911 after seeing her waist-deep, just north of Burbank Boulevard, west of Woodley Avenue shortly before 3 p.m., said Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Bob Collis. Wakefield was not injured. Wakefield had one leg in the mud and one leg free, which saved her from sinking deeper into the muck, Collis said.
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July 9, 1992 | JULIE TAMAKI
A Burbank woman died on her 35th birthday Wednesday after being critically injured in a car accident in Burbank that led to the arrest of her boyfriend and the driver of another vehicle, Burbank police said. Laurie Seip died shortly after 4 a.m. at St. Joseph Medical Center where she was taken following the early morning accident at the intersection of Burbank Boulevard and Front Street, Sgt. Don Goldberg said.
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July 18, 1999
Samantha S. Kimmel should remember, regarding her harrowing account of traveling on potholed Burbank Boulevard in North Hollywood ("A Tale of Two Cities, Told by Potholes and the Lack Thereof," Valley Perspective, July 11), that she is one of the lucky ones. She has a car. Even though it's a direct line to Valley College and Burbank Media Center, the street has no local bus service between Whitsett [Avenue] and Hollywood Way. You see women struggling along the ragged pedestrian-hostile roadside trying to maneuver groceries and children.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 1990
Caltrans' work on the Golden State Freeway is to be commended. An obvious improvement, and quite inexpensive too, would be to define the lanes, especially those approaching and under Burbank Boulevard, where a few weeks ago three people were killed in a motor home which crashed and burned. As I pass that spot after a workday, I can visualize how easily one could be confused by concrete-pour separation grooves and the indistinct white lane buttons as to exact lane lines. Please, Caltrans, put down a little white paint to make the lanes clear and distinct.
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April 10, 1999 | ART MARROQUIN
Volunteers are invited to help plant eucalyptus trees along the median strip on Burbank Boulevard across from the Encino Golf Course today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. TreePeople, a nonprofit environmental organization in Los Angeles, will plant about 30 of the Australian trees to beautify the area. The group planted 30 trees in the same area last week, said Jim Summers, manager of the Urban Tree Program for TreePeople. The total cost for the project is about $2,000.
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August 3, 2008 | Ruben Vives
The Los Angeles County coroner's office Saturday identified a man killed Friday afternoon as he allegedly participated in a home invasion robbery in Woodland Hills. Alexander Neal, 20, of Compton was shot and killed after he and two other men allegedly broke into a home in the 24300 block of Burbank Boulevard. As residents were being robbed, authorities said, a family member in another part of the house armed himself and confronted the intruders. "The suspects immediately began firing their weapons in the direction of the armed family member," an LAPD statement said.
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July 26, 2005 | Steve Hymon, Times Staff Writer
The last time this two-mile stretch of Burbank Boulevard in North Hollywood was repaved, Dwight D. Eisenhower was president, Walter Alston was the rookie manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers and "From Here to Eternity" took the Oscar for best picture. And the two men who presided over Monday's celebratory asphalt-laying -- Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Councilman Tom LaBonge -- were both still in diapers.
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August 1, 2002 | JAMES RICCI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bruce Feng, determined to be fair to Los Angeles, pulls his City of Burbank van to a stop where Clybourn Avenue dead-ends at the eastbound Ventura Freeway. For more than five miles, the boundary between L.A. and Burbank runs down the middle of Clybourn, the main drivable street shared by the two cities. Feng, Burbank's public works director, wants to point out a spot where L.A.'s portion of the road is better maintained.
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September 22, 2000 | ROBERTO J. MANZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dear Traffic Talk: Heading east on Burbank Boulevard as you cross Sepulveda Boulevard or turning east onto Burbank from Sepulveda always presents a problem when the Sepulveda Basin is closed because of flooding. The only signs warning that the basin is flooded are at the entrance at the crest of the hill, and they are impossible to see until you are already there. Whenever the basin is closed, there is a major traffic jam because drivers are making U-turns to get out of the area.
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July 19, 2000 | KRISTINA SAUERWEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Everywhere students turn, they see the posters plastered on classroom and office walls at Burbank Boulevard Elementary School: "Literacy is our school focus," and "We are reading our way to success." The message has sunk in. According to a Times analysis of standardized test scores released Monday by the state Education Department, the 640-student campus increased its overall score during the past two years by an impressive 18.2 percentage points. In 1998, 22.
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March 15, 2000 | ROBERTO J. MANZANO
A 71-year-old Van Nuys man died after being struck by a car while crossing Burbank Boulevard, Los Angeles police said Tuesday. The man was crossing Burbank west of Ranchito Avenue when he was struck by a Pontiac about 7:30 p.m. Monday, said Officer Steven Cohen of the LAPD's Valley Traffic Division. The victim, whose name was withheld pending notification of relatives, was mid-block on Burbank and not in a marked crosswalk when he was hit, Cohen said.
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April 9, 1987
A suspect in a series of rapes and robberies that took place in underground parking garages in the North Hollywood area has been arrested, authorities said. Henry Wilds, 31, of North Hollywood was arrested Thursday on a parole violation charge after a 28-year-old woman said Wilds followed her into an underground parking lot in the 11400 block of Burbank Boulevard on his bicycle. She was not attacked.
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March 15, 2000 | ROBERTO J. MANZANO
A 71-year-old Van Nuys man died after being struck by a car while crossing Burbank Boulevard, Los Angeles police said Tuesday. The man was crossing Burbank west of Ranchito Avenue when he was struck by a Pontiac about 7:30 p.m. Monday, said Officer Steven Cohen of the LAPD's Valley Traffic Division. The victim, whose name was withheld pending notification of relatives, was mid-block on Burbank and not in a marked crosswalk when he was hit, Cohen said.
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July 18, 1999
Samantha S. Kimmel should remember, regarding her harrowing account of traveling on potholed Burbank Boulevard in North Hollywood ("A Tale of Two Cities, Told by Potholes and the Lack Thereof," Valley Perspective, July 11), that she is one of the lucky ones. She has a car. Even though it's a direct line to Valley College and Burbank Media Center, the street has no local bus service between Whitsett [Avenue] and Hollywood Way. You see women struggling along the ragged pedestrian-hostile roadside trying to maneuver groceries and children.
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July 11, 1999 | SAMANTHA S. KIMMEL, Samantha S. Kimmel is a North Hollywood writer
An open letter to Richard Riordan, mayor of Los Angeles: Dear Dick: I've just survived yet another harrowing trip, from my home in North Hollywood to the Media Center in Burbank and back, via Burbank Boulevard. This trip was painful, Dick. Painful, dodgy, dangerous and seriously harmful to my car's tires, manifold, tailpipe and suspension.
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