Congressman Howard L. Berman (D-Valley Village) announced today that Congressman Adam Schiff endorsed his campaign for the newly created 30th Congressional District. Schiff, who represents a Los Angeles area district adjacent to the 30th CD, joins 23 colleagues who already stand with Howard and represent an overwhelming majority of California’s Democratic delegation in Congress. Only two members of the delegation have endorsed Brad Sherman.
“After working closely with Congressman Berman for the past decade, I know that his wisdom, experience and tireless advocacy must not be lost.” said Rep. Adam Schiff. “He is a proven leader on foreign policy and job creation, and I know that he’s absolutely the right choice for residents of Burbank and the surrounding communities.”
Congressman Adam B. Schiff currently represents California’s 29th Congressional District, a portion of which was redrawn into the new 30th Congressional District.
“I’m proud to have Adam join the considerable group California colleagues standing with me and supporting my campaign,” said Congressman Berman. “Our colleagues work day in and day out with Brad and me, they see firsthand our work on behalf of the Valley and California. Adam’s support is further evidence that when it comes getting things accomplished, I’m more than just another vote or just another voice – I deliver.”
“It is tough decision to wade into a primary, but Representative Schiff is another name on a long list of respected elected officials that are standing with Howard,” said spokesperson Allison Jaslow. “It is abundantly clear that leaders like Senator Feinstein, Senator Boxer and now Congressman Schiff, not only value Howard’s partnership, but count on him to get things done for California.”
The Burbank City Council and the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority will hold a joint meeting March 15, 2012 to receive a report on the results of recent public opinion research regarding Bob Hope Airport. The meeting will convene at 5:00 p.m. in the City of Burbank Community Services Building, 150 N. Third Street, Burbank, CA 91502. Members of the public are invited to attend.
The public opinion research – directed by the Airport Land Use Working Group, composed of staffs of the City and Airport, and conducted over the past three months by the firm of Goodwin Simon Strategic Research – was the first step in a joint effort by the City and the Authority to engage in a comprehensive public outreach and participation process for the purpose of obtaining community input and facilitating consensus-based planning for the future of the Airport.
The research was intended to scientifically establish current public sentiment among the community and other affected parties about the Airport. Goodwin Simon conducted a telephone survey in February of just over 1100 registered voters – more than half of them in Burbank, and others in Glendale, Pasadena, and areas of Los Angeles near the airport.
A Burbank teen lost a piece of his ear after reportedly being assaulted by robbers as he walked near Izay Park.
Officers responded to the emergency room at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center at 10:45 p.m. regarding a 17 year-old male juvenile who had been assaulted and robbed. The victim told them that he was walking home around 9:20 p.m. on Virginia Ave. between Olive Ave. and Angeleno Ave., when the attack occurred.
The teen was confronted by four men, described as male Hispianics between 18-22 years old. One suspect demanded the victim’s phone. When he refused to hand it over, the suspect began swinging at the victim’s face. As he turned away, a second suspect began hitting him about the head and face with a mini baseball bat. The other two suspects then began to punch the victim in the face and body. The beating ended when one of the suspects yelled out that someone was coming. The four suspects then fled towards Olive Ave.
Despite his injuries, the victim walked home, where he told his parents what had happened. They drove the boy to the hospital. He was treated for his injuries, which included lacerations to his face and neck, and the loss of a piece of his left ear.
Officers went to the area where the teen said the attack occurred, and conducted a follow-up investigation. They were unable to locate anyone who had witnesses the attack. The case is still under investigation.
Burbank Police dispatched several officers to Providence High School after a fight broke out at a Volleyball game between Bellarmine-Jefferson High and St. Monica Catholic High School, sending one player to the hospital. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)
Update: After an investigation by the Burbank Police Department’s Juvenile Bureau, it has been determined that the injured volleyball player from St. Monica Catholic High School, had jumped on the back of a Bellarmine-Jefferson player at the end of the game. The taller Bell-Jeff player, in an effort to defend himself, flipped the other player off his back. The St. Monica player may have susptained a fractured collarbone in the incident. The investigation has ended.
A volleyball game between Bellarmine-Jefferson High School and St. Monica Catholic High School ended with a pushing and shoving match that sent one student to the hospital Saturday afternoon.
The game between Bell-Jeff ‘s boys’ varsity volleyball team and the team from St. Monica, which is located in Santa Monica, was being played in the gymnasium at Providence High School, as part of the Providence Volleyball Tournament. According to police, two players began fighting when another student from Bell-Jeff intervened and grabbed a St. Monica’s player around the neck and pulled him off the other player.
Burbank Fire Department paramedics were dispatched on a first-aid call for an assault victim around 5:15 p.m. Saturday at the gym, which is located on the Providence High campus on S. Buena Vista St. Burbank Police eventually were called, and responded with several officers and a sergeant. The injured St. Monica player was transported by ambulance the short distance to Providence St. Joseph Medical Center for a possible fractured collarbone.
Police interviewed witnesses, and the case will be turned over to the department’s Juvenile Bureau for investigation.
Caltrans is constructing a carpool lane on the Golden State Freeway (I-5) between the Hollywood Freeway (SR-170) and Buena Vista Street.
On Thursday, March 15, crews will conduct bridge work on Hollywood Way for the widening of the freeway. This will require the street closure of Hollywood Way between Glenoaks Boulevard and Keswick Street. See map below for detours.
Caltrans will make every effort to minimize any inconvenience to you. You may hear construction noise and experience vibrations during this operation Noise will not exceed levels allowed by federal regulations.
I-5 Hollywood Way between Glenaoks Boulevard and Keswick Street.
Thursday, March 15 – Friday, March 16
Time: 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Full Closure: 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.
The construction schedule is subject to change.