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December 25, 2001 | KRISTINA SAUERWEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Screenland Drive lives up to its name. It seems that almost everyone on the shady Burbank street is polishing a screenplay. Or learning lines for the next audition. Or trying to find funding for an independent film. Living on Screenland means having a plan for fame and fortune--one that usually involves the rich and successful neighbor affectionately called WB, as in the Warner Bros. Studios Ranch. Screenlanders live in the shadows of the Big Time.
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December 25, 2001 | KRISTINA SAUERWEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Screenland Drive lives up to its name. It seems that almost everyone on the shady Burbank street is polishing a screenplay. Or learning lines for the next audition. Or trying to find funding for an independent film. Living on Screenland means having a plan for fame and fortune--one that usually involves the rich and successful neighbor affectionately called WB, as in the Warner Bros. Studios Ranch. Screenlanders live in the shadows of the Big Time.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 1998
A 26-year-old woman was shot outside her apartment building Tuesday morning after she got into a scuffle with several men who apparently were trying to steal her car, authorities said. Monica Carter was attempting to get into her BMW Z3 parked at the curb outside an apartment complex in the 300 block of North Screenland Drive about 7 a.m. when four men wearing gloves approached her, said Burbank Police Lt. Jay Farrand. A scuffle ensued and one of the men shot Carter in the hip.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 1987
The Burbank City Council, prompted by the recent shooting death of a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy, authorized the appropriation Tuesday of $10,000 to be used as a reward for information about unsolved homicides in the city. City officials said Burbank has had seven unsolved slayings since 1982. Authorities are now investigating the killing of deputy Charles R. Anderson, who was shot in his Burbank home Jan. 24. The other homicides are: Jane M. Torosyan, 29, who was shot Oct.
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March 4, 1995 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI
A robber who wore a Ronald Reagan Halloween mask while committing five robberies since the day before Halloween has been arrested, Burbank police announced Friday. Luis Mena, 22, was taken into custody about 3 p.m. Thursday outside his apartment building on North Screenland Drive, directly across the street from two of his alleged robbery targets--a Carl's Jr. and a Del Taco, Lt. Duane Dow said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 1986 | GREG BRAXTON, Times Staff Writer
Three Burbank neighborhood parks, including one that residents say has become a center of drug and alcohol use, have been targeted by city officials for more than $1 million in improvements. The parks, Vickroy, Valley and Pacific, have deteriorated during the last several years and need to be upgraded, said Richard Inga, director of the city's Parks and Recreation Department.
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January 16, 1986 | GREG BRAXTON, Times Staff Writer
Three Burbank neighborhood parks, including one that residents say has become a center of drug and alcohol use, have been targeted by city officials for more than $1 million in improvements. The parks, Vickroy, Valley and Pacific, have deteriorated during the last several years and need to be upgraded, said Richard Inga, director of the city's Parks and Recreation Department. "We've concentrated most of our capital over the last several years to our large community parks," Inga said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 2001 | NEDRA RHONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On a small stretch of Screenland Drive next to the Ventura Freeway in Burbank, a rusty chain link fence is the only barrier between Dan Zappin's house and the speeding cars. "It's tough to sleep," said Zappin, 25, who has lived in the house for one year. "And if we go out . . . we have to yell to talk to one another." Zappin and his neighbors may be yelling for a few more years. He lives in an area that has been promised a sound wall since 1989.
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February 11, 1997 | SCOTT HARRIS
Today's offering is a tale of Hollywood, and like most such stories, it could have begun anywhere. Gregory Charles Royal's story starts in Minneapolis. It was only last September, Royal says, that he was sitting with some friends, talking about women and the art of the pickup. Royal, a jazz musician, was boasting that, with the right line, he could ingratiate himself with any woman. "Something like, 'Excuse me, baby, but I beg you not to drink tonight.' Then she asks why.
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February 5, 2001 | NEDRA RHONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On a small stretch of Screenland Drive next to the Ventura Freeway, a rusty chain link fence is the only barrier between Dan Zappin's house and the speeding cars. "It's tough to sleep," said Zappin, 25, who has lived in the house for one year. "And if we go out . . . we have to yell to talk to one another." Zappin and his neighbors may be yelling for a few more years. He lives in an area that has been promised a sound wall since 1989.
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