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October 1, 2013 | By Joseph Serna and Martha Groves
The Burbank City Council will observe a moment of silence during its meeting Tuesday night in honor of five teens and young adults killed in a fiery car crash over the weekend. Mayor Emily Gabel-Luddy also plans to issue a statement on behalf of the city. The single-car crash occurred at about 4:10 a.m. Saturday near the Scott Road offramp of the 5 Freeway. Burbank police said it appeared that the Nissan involved in the crash was traveling south on San Fernando Boulevard at a high rate of speed, lost control and slammed into a concrete abutment.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 2013 | By Martha Groves
A candlelight vigil was held Sunday night for victims of a fiery car crash in Burbank that left five people dead and one injured. The single-car crash occurred at about 4:10 a.m. Saturday near the Scott Road offramp of the 5 Freeway. In a statement, Burbank police said it appeared that the Nissan involved in the crash was traveling south on San Fernando Boulevard at a high rate of speed, lost control and slammed into a concrete abutment. Officers who arrived at the scene found the sedan ablaze, authorities said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 28, 2013 | By Martha Groves
Burbank police are investigating the cause of a fiery single-car accident near the Scott Road off-ramp of the 5 Freeway in which five people died and one was injured early Saturday morning. In a statement, police said it appeared that the Nissan was traveling south on San Fernando Boulevard at a high rate of speed, lost control and slammed into a concrete abutment about 4:10 a.m. Officers who arrived at the scene found the sedan fully ablaze. An 18-year-old female passenger who escaped from the burning vehicle was transported to the L.A. County Medical Center, where she was being treated for injuries not considered to be life threatening.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 28, 2013 | By Carlos Lozano
Five people were killed and another person injured when their speeding vehicle crashed and burst into flames in Burbank early Saturday, authorities said. The vehicle crashed as it exited the 5 Freeway at Scott Road about 4:20 a.m., authorities said. The vehicle apparently crashed into a concrete pillar and became engulfed in flames. One of the passengers was ejected from the vehicle, police said. That person was transported to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. Five people were confirmed dead at the scene, said Burbank Fire Capt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 2013 | By Alene Tchekmedyian
Burbank police issued a community alert after a mountain lion was spotted dragging a deer carcass up a driveway in a hillside neighborhood Wednesday night. The sighting was reported by a resident in the 3300 block of Wedgewood Lane near Verdugo Mountain Park just before 9 p.m., police Sgt. Darin Ryburn told the Burbank Leader . Police on Thursday warned residents not to feed deer, which attract mountain lions, and to bring pets and pet food inside overnight. Police also recommended that residents install motion-sensitive lighting around the house.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 2013 | By Alene Tchekmedyian
Authorities have confirmed that human bones and clothing were discovered next to the Lexus of a missing Burbank man found in Angeles National Forest, but haven't determined if they are connected to his disappearance. Gevork Boyadzhyan's white Lexus sedan was located by authorities Sunday 400 feet off a cliff near the Angeles Crest Highway, Lt. Brian Fitch of the Crescenta Valley sheriff's station told the Burbank Leader. Boyadzhyan was reported missing nearly two months ago. Investigators have not identified the remains or determined their sex or age, according Los Angeles County Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 2013 | By Alene Tchekmedyian
The car belonging to the 24-year-old Burbank man reported missing nearly two months ago was found Sunday off a cliff near the Angeles Crest Highway, authorities said Monday. Gevork Boyadzhyan's white Lexus sedan was located by authorities Sunday 400 feet off mile marker 65 of the highway, Lt. Brian Fitch of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's   Station told the Burbank Leader . No body was found inside the car, but items of clothing were recovered next to the vehicle, he added.
NEWS
September 5, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
The Transportation and Security Administration plans to roll out its PreCheck faster screening program to 60 more airports, including those in Burbank, Ontario and Long Beach, by the end of 2013, according to a TSA statement. Other California airports in line for PreCheck include Oakland, Sacramento, San Diego and San Jose. The agency also will increase the number of security lanes at the 40 airports already using PreCheck, including at LAX and John Wayne Airport in Orange County.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 4, 2013 | By Daniel Siegal
Citing street improvements more than a dozen years overdue and a flawed environmental impact report, a judge ruled Wednesday that Burbank must rescind building permits it issued to Wal-Mart to open a store in the Empire Center. “The city has proceeded in a manner not authorized by law, failed to conduct any environmental assessment when the facts and circumstances clearly require at least an initial inquiry,” Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Allan J. Goodman stated in his ruling.
HOME & GARDEN
August 30, 2013 | Chris Erskine
Remember when engines were measured in cubic inches? Remember when cars had chrome kissers that looked like psycho sharks? And when you flashed your headlights, the gum-popping carhop would come take your order - grudgingly, as if she had better things to do? I do. Or did I just dream all that? Well, this dream sequence lives on at Bob's Big Boy in Burbank, near Warner Bros. How to describe this buzzy, retro scene? It goes back forever, or a few years before. On a recent Friday night, Beach Boy Brian Wilson shows up to take in the weekly car show, full of the little deuce coupes he used to write about.
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