Two women and a man were robbed at gunpoint Wednesday Aug 1 at 2:40 am in the 2000 block of Hollywood Way. The three victims had just returned from Hollywood and were parking their vehicle on Hollywood Way, when they observed a newer silver or gold compact vehicle conduct a U-Turn on Hollywood Way behind them, and two males exited the vehicle.
As the victims began walking to their residence, they saw the two male suspects approaching them. One of the victims looked over at the suspects and saw that one of them had a black handgun in their hand. The suspect then pointed the handgun at the victims and ordered the two females to put their purses down on the ground, and for the male to place his wallet on the ground. All three victims complied with the suspect’s demands.
The suspects then grabbed the items, ran back to their vehicle, and drove off southbound on Hollywood Way.
Suspect #1 description: Male, Hispanic, late 20’s, 5’6, medium build, with a buzzed haircut, unshaven, wearing a t-shirt and jeans. Armed with a black semi-auto handgun.
Suspect #2 description: Male, Hispanic, late 20’s, 5’5, medium build, white t-shirt, and jeans.
On Tuesday, August 7 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 pm, John Muir Middle School will be participating in National Night Out (NNO) in partnership with the Burbank Police Department. NNO is an annual event designed to strengthen communities by encouraging neighborhoods to engage in stronger relationships with each other and with their local law enforcement partners.
In the spirit of National Night Out, Muir is reaching out to its neighbors to develop a collaborative relationship so that they can assist one another in creating a great school and neighborhood for all.
John Muir Middle School will be having a free hot dog roast, complete with chips, drinks, and popsicles. The event itself is very informal and functions more like a block party than a meeting with a set program. Community members can drop in anytime and meet their neighbors and the Muir team pick up information on how Muir can help you with school-related concerns, and have fun and a free dinner. Should you have any questions please contact the school at 818-558-5320.
With 12 candidates to choose from, the Burbank School Board came down to two names, John Dilibert and Steven Ferguson. With the vote tied at 2-2, Larry Applebaum broke the tie casting a vote for Dilibert and with that, the 25 year veteran of the Burbank Police Dept. was appointed to the board.
John Dilibert was selected from a pool of 12 to sit on Burbank's School Board, replacing Debbie Kukta. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)
He is replacing Debbie Kukta who left the board last month when she was appointed City Treasurer by the Burbank City Council. As soon as the vote was finalized, he was sworn in during the meeting held Thursday night, Aug 2.
Dilibert is familiar with the Burbank schools, starting with his graduation from Burbank High School in 1982, and has served as a coach at both Burbank and Burroughs High.
He served as an interim Board member in 2006-07 and the Budget Oversight Committee in 2008-09.
His term will be up in 2013 when the seat is up again for election.
Burbank's School Board with it's newest member, John Dilibert (left) at Thursday's meeting. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)
Young baseball players were treated to a surprise guest on Thursday, August 2 when Major League Pitcher Jeff Suppan stopped by to talk.
Jeff Suppan pitching against the Dodgers in 2006 (Photo By Craig Sherwood)
Suppan, who was with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2006 when they won the World Series against the Tigers and was the National League’s Championship Series MVP against the Mets that same year, talked with the campers for about 30 minutes. He talked about what it takes to be a champion and successful not only on the field, but also off the field and in the classroom.
Major League Pitcher Jeff Suppan talks with campers from the City of Burbank's Baseball Camp (Photo By Craig Sherwood)
He stressed the importance of being a great teammate and supportive of others as well as education and striving to be the best you can be everyday.
He then took questions from the kids ranging from his favorite team he played for to the biggest moment of his playing career.
Suppan has played professional baseball in 20 seasons, winning 140 games and struck out 1,390 hitters.
The camp lasted five days and was sponsored by the Burbank Park and Recreation Department.