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Burbank City Council Searches for New Member in Special Meeting

On Monday, May 7, applications were due for those who hope to be considered for the Burbank City Council. The vacancy comes in light of the passing of Burbank Mayor Will Rogers.

A total of 31 applications were turned in and 28 applicants have qualified to begin the interview process.

During a City Council meeting on May 10, council members were given an introduction and presentation of 27 applicants interested in continuing the process. Applicant Davida Frieman withdrew prior to the meeting.

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

Council members voted for three candidates and determined the final eight candidates. The City Clerk conducted a draw of the finalists and placed them in order for the process to continue: 1. Robert S. Brody, 2. John Bwarie, 3. Chris John Rizzotti, 4. Carolyn Elizabeth Jackson, 5. Linda Helen Muchamel, 6. Barry Gussow, 7. Timothy Michael Murphy, and 8. Paul Richard Herman.

A City Council meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 14 at 5:00 p.m. during which a question and answer session will take place. Council members will have fifteen minutes per applicant to ask five pre-determined questions that will allow candidates to elaborate on their qualifications.

Following the interviews, council members will continue the process and vote in a ballot for the top candidate of their choice. Afterward, the City Clerk will collect ballots, conduct another random drawing, and read the names of the top candidates with a maximum of four applicants.

After the announcement, there will be a time for public comment. Once council members have heard from those in attendance, they will deliberate on the final candidates. Then, the City Clerk will take a vote of the Council in the traditional vote used for Boards, Committee, and Commission appointments. A majority vote is required for an appointment.

The new Council Member will be appointed on May 19 or possibly before. Formal seating of the new council member and the Oath of Office recited by the City Clerk will occur during a City Council meeting on Tuesday, May 22 at 6:00 p.m.

May, 2018 Arrest Reports

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May 1st

Cristine Elizabeth Wylie, 25 of Glendale

2:28 a.m. Hollywood and Verdugo



Nicholas Andrew Antaplyan, 21 of Burbank

3:30 p.m. San Fernando and Orange Grove

Possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, Xanax


Albert James Garabet, 22 of Burbank

3:40 p.m. Olive and San Fernando

Vandalism, possession for sale of designated substances


Steven Craig Socher, 49 of Los Angeles

5:00 p.m. Empire Center

Possession of controlled substance, meth, drug paraphernalia, theft


Reginald Kane Jackson, 28 city of residence unknown

6:20 p.m. Burbank Airport

Assault and battery, resisting arrest


Maria Elizabeth Hennessey, 22 of Boonville

9:00 p.m. Pass and Hatteras

Possession of controlled substance, meth, drug paraphernalia, petty theft, court violation


Arman Voskerchyan, 40 of Burbank

9:07 p.m. Belaire Magnolia

DUI, hit and run


Jason Andrew Fischer, 31 of Sun Valley

10:50 p.m. Vanowen and Naomi

Possession of meth, meth pipe


Federico Paolo Fagiani, 79 of Burbank

11:35 p.m. location redacted

Domestic battery, violation of court order


May 2nd

Christopher Michael Rodriguez, 27 of Burbank

8:15 a.m. 1111 W. Olive Ave.

Possible consequences of drugs


Christopher Alfonso Escobar, 24 of Burbank

11:30 a.m. Empire and Lincoln

Driving with a blood alcohol level of .08% or higher, multiple warrants


Jonathan Teodoro Ortega, 21 of Burbank

1:40 p.m. Magnolia and Victory

Assault and battery


Anthony Dylan Barraza, 20 of Sun Valley

2:00 p.m. 5 Freeway at Western

Criminal threats, possession of a loaded gun, court violation


Paulik Jahgirian, 58 of Glendale

4:25 p.m. 641 N. Victory Blvd.

Possession of drug paraphernalia


John Frank Gardetto, 64 of Sylmar

8:02 p.m. Hollywood and Whitnall



Joel Valle, 45 of North Hollywood

11:20 p.m. 301 Pass Ave.

Possession of meth


May 3rd

Bobby Lee Benson, 31 of Burbank

1:50 a.m. San Fernando and Bethany

Possible consequences of drugs


Marcela Fierro, 28 of Burbank

1:15 a.m. Verdugo and Olive



Jordan Suicide Davis, 21 of Burbank

5:15 p.m. location redacted

Domestic battery


Troy Erick Thomas, 19 of Burbank

5:40 p.m. Clark and Lomita

$10,000 arrest warrant for petty theft


Norma Renae McDaniel, 51 of Los Angeles

5:10 p.m. Burbank and Victory

Petty theft, grand theft


Mario Alberto Martinez, 27 of North Hollywood

8:00 p.m. Glendale Police Department Jail



Christian Luis Steller, 45 of San Jose

8:30 p.m. Spring Hills Suits

Drunk in public


Eric Jose Alvarado, 28 of Sun Valley

9:20 p.m. San Fernando and Clybourn

Probation violation, possession of meth, drug paraphernalia


Raymond Bobby Rivera, 28 of El Monte

11:45 p.m. Alameda and Cordova

Possession of meth


May 4th

Yazmin Gonzalezgranados, 33 of North Hollywood

1:15 a.m. Victory and Hollywood Way

Possession of meth, drug paraphernalia, theft


Loretta Lynn Lohe, 54 of Burbank

1:48 a.m. Sprouts Farmers Market

False report of an emergency


Kelly Elizabeth Dougherty, 39 of Santa Maria

3:02 a.m. Glenoaks and Olive



Luis Adrian Parada, 23 of North Hollywood

4:05 a.m. Buena Vista and Victory

Possession of drug paraphernalia


Jonathan Aaron Cook, 33 of Burbank

5:55 a.m. 1015 N. San Fernando Blvd.

Petty theft


Una Rose Distad, 49 of San Fernando

8:00 a.m. Victory and Maple

Driving with a suspended license, possession of drug paraphernalia, controlled substance without a prescription


Simon Joseph Chatila, 55 of Burbank

10:15 a.m. 311 W. Providencia Ave.

Fugitive warrant


Joshua Daniel Winkler, 24 of Montrose

11:00 a.m. Victory and Maria

Possession of tear gas


Timothy Gary Tyler, 19 of Sunland

4:00 p.m. LAPD Van Nuys

Petty theft, vandalism, possession of a controlled substance


David Leonardo Herrera, 33 of Pittsburgh

7:15 p.m. Keystone and Victory

Identity theft, receiving stollen property, burglary tools


Sebastian Lara, 18 of Burbank

6:45 p.m. location redacted



Aaron Jacob Ferrell, 24 of Burbank

9:15 p.m. Burbank and Keystone



Clyde Webb Jr., 45 of Los Angeles

10:10 p.m. Victory and Lake

Possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia


May 5th

Raquel Chavez, 26 of Yreka

12:07 a.m. 3401 W. Olive Ave.

Trespassing, drunk in public, resisting arrest


Curt Burns, 54 of Burbank

12:13 a.m. Buena Vista and Burbank

Drunk in public


Luis Flores, 47 of Burbank

1:30 p.m. Vallarta Supermarket

Possession of meth, drunk in public, petty theft, driving with a blood alcohol level of .08% or higher


John Michael Bryan, 26 of Burbank

6:45 p.m. 2001 N. Evergreen St.

Criminal threats to kick pregnant sister in stomach, probation violation


Willis Steve Sickles, 37 of Chatsworth

7:30 p.m. Buena Vista and Tulare

Possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, arrest warrants


Richard Pena, 33 of Burbank

10:00 p.m. 1912 Church St. #8

Assault with a deadly weapon


Angel Gonzalez Nolasco, 24 of Los Angeles

11:00 p.m. Santa Anita and Glenoaks

DUI causing injury


Danny Meza, 37 of Burbank

11:50 p.m. location redacted

Domestic battery


Anna Marie Gasca, 54 of San Fernando

11:20 p.m. First and Palm

DUI, driving with a blood alcohol level of .08% or higher


May 6th

Rafi Baghjedian, 31 of Tujunga

2:00 a.m. Lincoln and Glenoaks

Possession of heroin, tampering with a vehicle, bringing contraband into jail


Giovanni Antonio Lopezvalencia, 27 of Reseda

1:20 a.m. Roscoe and Independence



Mariel Natalie Miranda Guerra, 33 of Reseda

1:20 a.m. Roscoe and Independence



Richard Michael Diaz, 34 of Los Angeles

8:30 a.m. LAPD Metro

Possession of a controlled substance for sale


Lenes John Armelin, 26 of Burbank

1:25 p.m. Morgan and Church

Possession of meth pipe


Adderson Pierre Azor, 25 of Brooklyn

5:42 p.m. location redacted

Violation of court order, false imprisonment, domestic battery


May 7th

Aaron Jay Turkheimer, 34 of Burbank

12:40 a.m. Victory and Lake

Possession of meth, drug paraphernalia


Sean Christian Leffler, 47 of Burbank

4:10 a.m. Hollywood Way and Victory

Parole violation


Lorenzo Vasquez Jr., 27 of Reseda

11:00 a.m. W. Alameda and Lake

Identity theft, possession of drug paraphernalia


David Lawrence Schoenbrun, 58 of Sunland

4:45 p.m. Buena Vista and Winona

Driving without a license, three arrest warrants


Berj Toukhladjian, 37 of Burbank

10:50 p.m. Monterey and Brighton

Defrauding an innkeeper


Narek Nazaryan, 31 of Burbank

11:45 p.m. Glenoaks and Cohasset

Liberal view of theft, possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia


Martin Torossian, 34 of Glendale

11:45 p.m. Glenoaks and Cohasset

Liberal view of theft, check fraud, possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia


May 8th

Robert Langston Davis, 26 of Burbank

1:30 a.m. 2100 W. Empire Ave.

Petty theft, resisting arrest


Ishan Mehra, 27 of Los Angeles

2:13 a.m. Hollywood Way and Olive

DUI, driving with a blood alcohol of or higher than .08%, driving without a license


Guadalupe Cruz, 35 of Los Angeles

9:00 a.m. 1423 W. Burbank Blvd.

Possession of meth, burglary tools, drug paraphernalia, criminal conspiracy, petty theft


Thomas Welden Thomas, 32 of Oxnard

9:00 a.m. 1423 W. Burbank Blvd.

Criminal conspiracy, petty theft, possession of drug paraphernalia, burglary tools


Raymond Anthony Gomez, 54 of Mission Hills

3:35 p.m. BPD Jail lobby

Possession of meth, drug paraphernalia


Raymond Choy, 48 of Monterey Park

6:45 p.m. Target in Empire Center

Petty theft, theft


Juan Jesus Gonzalez, 25 of Burbank

10:15 p.m. location redacted

Child endangerment


Jesus Armando Ramirez, 34 of Sun Valley

10:00 p.m. Vanowen and Frederic

Possession of drug paraphernalia, driving with a suspended license


May 9th

Shanti Lucas, of Burbank

12:25 a.m. Clark and Avon

DUI, driving with a blood alcohol level of .08% or higher, driving with a suspended license


Fredrik Philip Svendsen, 58 of Santa Clarita

1:03 a.m. 2627 Hollywood Way

DUI, driving with a blood alcohol of .08% or higher


Tacey Lee Clover, 39 of Northridge

1:50 a.m. Burbank and Screenland

DUI, driving with a blood alcohol of .08% or higher


Ulysses Adrian Torres, 19 of Sun Valley

7:30 a.m. 10906 Lull St.

Street gang, vandalism, probation violation, possession of meth


Curtis Leon Ayers III, 29 of Glendale

10:50 a.m. Magnolia and California



Tristan Derrick Mitchell, 30 of North Hollywood

11:55 a.m. Burbank Police Department lobby

Arrest warrants


Sara Nicole Brown, 29 of Burbank

11:00 a.m. 1066 E. Angelino Ave.

Identity theft, possession of meth, drugs for sale


Sarkis Christopher Antaplyan, 31 of Burbank

11:15 a.m. 1066 E. Angelino Ave.

Identity theft, possession of meth, controlled substance


Nicholas Andrew Antaplyan, 21 of Burbank

10:00 a.m. 1066 E. Angelino Ave.

Possession of drug paraphernalia


Miguel Chavezmartinez, 48 of Los Angeles

2:50 p.m. BPD Jail lobby

Petty theft


Jesus Alexander Garcia, 24 of Duarte

7:03 p.m. Vanowen and Buena Vista

DUI, driving with a blood alcohol level of .08% or higher


Gabriela Adriana Valerde, 42 of Los Angeles

7:55 p.m. Sears

Forgery, possession of a controlled substance


Jason Anthony Dellia, 39 of Lancaster

8:00 p.m. Sears

Forgery, possession of meth, drug paraphernalia


George Albert Jaramillo, 28 of Los Angeles

9:25 p.m. 1301 Victory Pl.

Petty Theft


May 10th

Irving Gibran Banuelos, 37 of Sun Valley

2:45 a.m. 1420 Hollywood Way

Petty theft


Tina Janet Browne, 42 of North Hollywood

12:35 p.m. Carfax

Forging or possessing counterfeit goods


Alfredo Serpas, 25 of Burbank

1:30 p.m. Verdugo and Glenwood

Possession of drug paraphernalia


Terrence Darrell Robinson, 45 of Burbank

2:33 p.m. location redacted

Corporal injury to spouse


Mary Frances Okeefe, 29 of Glendale

4:40 p.m. Alameda and Glenoaks

Petty theft


Carlos Roberto Mata, 24 of Pacoima

6:45 p.m. San Fernando and Angeleno

DUI of drugs


Larry Eugene Archer, 46 of Pasadena

9:05 p.m. Pasadena Police Department

Driving with a suspended license, possession of narcotics, drug paraphernalia


William Francis Johns II, 36 of Sun Valley

9:04 p.m. Chandler and Orchard

Use or under the influence of a controlled substance, resisting an executive officer


May 11th

Juan Jesus Rodriguez, 21 of Sunland

1:15 a.m. Victory and Orange Grove

Theft, possession of drug paraphernalia


Curt Alan Burns, 54 of Burbank

2:00 a.m. San Fernando and Alameda

Drunk in public


Jeancarlo Rene Gonzalez, 32 of Burbank

9:00 a.m. 2240 N. Fairview St.

Violating a restraining order, probation violation


Candace Frankel, 18 of Burbank

10:20 a.m. location redacted

Corporal injury to spouse


Benjamin Lee Conti, 49 of Burbank

11:15 a.m. Glenoaks and Harvard

Violation of a court order


Richard Duran, 47 of Burbank

12:15 p.m. Ikea

Possession of a baton, driving with a blood alcohol level of .08% or higher, $40,000 Glendale arrest warrant


Julian Sanchez, 25 of Los Angeles

3:25 p.m. Flower and Olive

Possession of meth, driving with a suspended license


Eda Torres, 38 of Los Angeles


Possession of drug paraphernalia, petty theft


Yuri Bradac, 44 of Burbank

6:30 p.m. Macy’s

Petty theft


Sydney Victoria Mynear, 22 of Candler

9:50 p.m. Quality Inn

Carrying a concealed dirk or dagger, possession for sale of designated substances, possession of a controlled substance


John Adams, 62 of Los Angeles

10:07 p.m. Vanowen and Naomi

Possession of meth, drug paraphernalia


Laura Ann Ramirez, 34 of Burbank

10:00 p.m. location redacted

DUI, child endangerment


Cory Dierken, 41 of Burbank

11:30 p.m. Burbank and Brighton

Use or under the influence of a controlled substance, theft, littering


James Alexander Hodges, 43 of Los Angeles

11:33 p.m. Griffith Park and Olive

Grand theft, receiving stolen property, felon with a firearm, possession of meth


May 12th

Pakjira Iddhibhakdibongse, 23 of Burbank

2:50 a.m. Hollywood Way and Magnolia



Rosemary Margaret McKee, 26 of Los Angeles

2:52 p.m. LAPD Van Nuys

Possession of meth pipe


Andrew Steven Wood, 30 of Burbank

3:20 p.m. Burbank I-5

Possible consequences of drugs, possession of a controlled substance, bringing a controlled substance into a penal institution


Alanna Joy Leukuma, 37 of Studio City

4:20 p.m. Verdugo and Ikea Way

Not presenting license to police, resisting arrest


Janette Monique Murphy-Fierro, 21 of Azusa

7:00 p.m. Walmart

Carrying a concealed dirk or dagger, petty theft, possession of drug paraphernalia


Laura Aiko Shows, 48 of Burbank

8:10 p.m. 1915 Fairview St.

Identity theft


Jesus Tadeo Zambrano, 22 of North Hollywood

7:15 p.m. 1915 Fairview St.

Possession of drug paraphernalia


Brandon Lenir Shows, 44 of Burbank

7:40 p.m. 1915 Fairview St.

Identity theft


Curt Alan Burns, 54 of Burbank

9:10 p.m. Glenoaks and Tujunga

Drunk in public


Shaniqua Sara Jones, 35 of Los Angeles

9:40 p.m. Target in Empire Center

Petty theft, possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia


May 13th

Antonio Dontrel Hutchinson, 31 of Burbank

12:29 a.m. First and Palm

Kidnapping, rape, criminal threats, assault with a deadly weapon


Eddie Da Anda, 25 of Van Nuys

4:15 a.m. Clybourn and Victory

Possession of drug paraphernalia, false identification to a police officer


Windsor Dewey Harmon III, 54 of Camarillo

12:30 p.m. Clybourn and Sarah

Drunk in public


Stephen Paul Meyerson, 42 of Encino

6:30 p.m. Extended Stay

Driving without a license


Melissa Dora Moreno, 24 of North Hollywood

7:00 p.m. Alameda and Lincoln

Driving on a suspended license, DUI


Collen Joshua Grissom, 31 of Burbank

9:15 p.m. 916 E. Palm Ave.

Assault with a deadly weapon


Jose Carlos Cruz, 27 of Hanford

9:40 p.m. Walmart

Petty theft


Erendira Valenzuela, 39 of Arleta

200 E. Cypress Ave.

Identity theft, possession of drug paraphernalia, meth, petty theft


Michael Zuniga, 39 of Reseda

11:32 p.m. Cordova and Chandler



May 14th

Alexis Ulyces Ceballos, 18 of Arleta

2:25 a.m. Quality Inn

Possession of a deadly weapon


Douglas James Turner, 56 of Burbank

3:00 a.m. location redacted

Corporal injury to spouse, criminal threats


Henry John Graham, 26 of Burbank

7:45 a.m. 2608 W. Victory Blvd.

Parole violation


Robert Yousefian, 55 of Burbank

10:55 a.m. Glenoaks and Cedar

Criminal threats, resisting arrest, possession of burglary tools


Alfredo Ramirez, 26 of Bell Gardens

5:40 p.m. Magnolia and Victory

Possession of meth, meth pipe


Julian Alexander Ellis, 28 of North Hollywood

10:00 p.m. Walmart

False impersonation, forgery, petty theft, possession of meth


May 15th

Estuardo Alburez, 38 of Burbank

12:29 a.m. Winona and San Fernando

Drunk in public


Henry William Cruz, 30 of North Hollywood

5:15 a.m. Victory and Maple

Possession of drug paraphernalia


Alex Emmanuel Garcia Jr., of Tarzana

1:00 p.m. 2255 N. Buena Vista St.

Drunk in public


Uriel Israel Yanez, 34 of San Fernando

2:10 p.m. location redacted

Corporal injury to spouse


Monica Raeann Olsen, 32 of Rapid City

9:25 p.m. Vanowen and Catalina

Possession of meth, syringes, credit card fraud


Liset Marie Reyes, 38 of Burbank

11:55 p.m. Scott Rd. East

Possession of drug paraphernalia


May 16th

Arthur Arsen Arakelian, 49 of Tujunga

1:25 p.m. Victory and Olive

Outstanding warrants


Angel J. Lopez Miranda, 31 of Los Angeles

2:50 p.m. 3216 W. Valleyheart Dr.

Burglary, driving without a license


Eric Richard Hurley, 36 of Sunland

2:45 p.m. Foothill Oro Villa

Possession of drug paraphernalia, receiving stollen property


Damian Leon Armijo, 40 of North Hollywood

9:30 p.m. San Fernando and Buena Vista

Driving with a suspended license, failure to appear in court for a traffic ticket


Diana Pekel, 35 of Los Angeles

9:30 p.m. San Fernando and Buena Vista

Possession of meth


Scott Marsden, 51 of Burbank

11:00 p.m. Hollywood Way and Verdugo



May 17th

Julius Cedric Wilson, 33 of Santa Clarita

2:30 a.m. LAPD Hollywood

Driving with a suspended license


Anna Catherine Brock, 21 of Austin

4:12 a.m. 4115 Warner Ave. #C

Drunk in public


Jaime Vanegas, 28 of Burbank

3:30 a.m. 237 W. Verdugo Ave.

Violating a restraining order


Myles Joseph Braunsforf-McMurray, 25 of North Hollywood

7:40 a.m. Whitnall and Chandler

Burglary, violation of a court appearance


Armen Fetulagian, 27 of North Hollywood

9:15 a.m. Jail lobby

Sexual battery


Anthony Norman Doonan, 25 of Los Angeles

2:12 p.m. Target in Empire Center



Cheyenne James Morgan, 21 of Hollywood

2:15 p.m. Target in Empire Center



Gilbert Anthony Graciano, 25 of Moreno Valley

8:25 p.m. Peyton and Glenoaks

Petty theft, driving with a suspended license


Frank Alfred Ferguson, 36 of Burbank

9:25 p.m. Burbank and California

Possession of drug paraphernalia


Stephen Lamonte Williams, 61 of Lancaster

6:40 p.m. Alameda and San Fernando

Drunk in public, violation of court appearance


Jeannine Josephine Flores, 24 of Corona

8:00 p.m. location redacted

Child endangerment


May 18th

Martine Adele Abar, 42 of Burbank

2:51 a.m. Verdugo Ave.



Sergio Karavai, 45 of Hollywood

4:45 a.m. Oak and Pass

Drunk in public, outstanding BPD warrant


Thomas John Vick, 50 of Burbank

3:07 p.m. 2900 N. San Fernando Blvd.

Assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer, assault with a deadly weapon


Michael Lepaul Williams, 41 city of residence redacted

6:40 p.m. location redacted

Possession of Suboxone, drug paraphernalia, corporal injury to spouse


Cary Dwain Mitchell, 33 of Burbank

7:22 p.m. Market City Cafe

Drunk in public, warrants


Shawna Marie Luloff, 35 of West Hills

7:45 p.m. 1301 Victory Pl.

Possession of heroin, drug paraphernalia, identity theft, burglary tools, petty theft


Arpa Eivazi, 36 of Burbank

8:40 p.m. 1301 N. Victory Pl.

Petty theft


Michael Devon Simms, 28 of Burbank

9:40 p.m. 428 N. Buena Vista St.

Indecent exposure


Michael Peter Castle, 40 of Los Angeles

11:35 p.m. San Fernando and Avon

Vandalism, driving without a license


May 19th

Carmen Carmona, 21 of Santa Ana

1:00 a.m. Vanowen and Buena Vista

Receiving stollen property


Cesar Gil, 43 of North Hollywood

1:00 a.m. Buena Vista and Vanowen

Outstanding warrants for driving with a suspended license


Mario Jose Rivera, 45 of Porter Ranch

2:25 p.m. 511 Stanford Rd.



Thaddeus Edward Dallas Pace, 18 of Burbank

4:40 a.m. 1114 W. Angeleno Ave.



Christopher Scott Elliott, 33 of Encino

8:30 a.m. LAPD Van Nuys

Identity theft


Joseph Robert Castaneda, 37 of Monrovia

2:50 p.m. Office Depot

Receiving stollen property, vandalism


Carlos Garcia Saldana, 25 of North Hollywood

4:40 p.m. location redacted

Spousal battery


Sergio Ricardo Sanchez, 50 of Tarzana

5:40 p.m. Walnut and San Fernando

Identity theft, theft, possession of meth


Larry Steven Eastman, 55 of Los Angeles

6:10 p.m. Magnolia overpass

Parole violation


Jonathan Eduardo Castro, 23 of Burbank

7:05 p.m. Alameda and Lake

Possession of a switchblade


May 20th

Jorge Daniel Valenzuela, 40 of Compton

7:15 a.m. Empire Center

Possession of meth, meth pipe, violating a restraining order


David Quintero II, 31 of Burbank

10:15 a.m. Verdugo and Forman

Possession of meth, burglary tools


Brandon Scott Serin, 25 of North Hollywood

1:10 p.m. Whitnall and Clybourn

Possession of meth, drug paraphernalia


Nora Tashcnyan, 47 of Northridge

2:58 p.m. 200 N. Third St.

Theft and abuse of elders


Marco Peniamino Foschetti, 34 of Burbank

4:30 p.m. 1837 Ayers Way

Felon in possession of a firearm


Robert Sanchez, 42 of Burbank

5:00 p.m. Victory and Fairview

Identity theft, possession of meth, drug paraphernalia, receiving stollen property


Joseph Burrell McManama, 50 of Warsaw

7:50 p.m. Holiday Inn

Drunk in public


Thomas Andres Deus, 47 of Irvine

11:15 p.m. 902 N. Florence St.

Drunk in public


May 21st

Cesar Alejandro Avila, 25 of Burbank

5:25 a.m. Denny’s

Drunk in public, driving with a blood alcohol level of .08% or higher


Edgar Bagayan, 33 of Burbank

12:15 p.m. 1311 N. Beachwood Dr.

Drunk in public


Enrique Tellez Amaro, 34 of Pacoima

4:50 p.m. Magnolia and Fairview

Possession of meth, possible consequences of drugs, resisting arrest


Courtney Marie Haddix, 31 of Burbank

5:20 p.m. Kmart

Petty theft


Henry Holguin, 39 of Los Angeles

4:30 p.m. Oak and Hollywood Way

Possession of meth


Sergey Avetisyan, 36 of Glendale

7:30 p.m. 1800 Empire Ave.

Petty theft


Shirrie Monee Gonzales, 26 of Burbank

7:39 p.m. location redacted

Two outstanding warrants


Jordan Reed Thigpen, 18 of Acton

9:15 p.m. Varney and Elm

Forgery or counterfeit of public or corporate seals


Juan Alfaro, 46 of Sylmar

10:30 p.m. Glenoaks and Reese

False identification to a police officer, driving without a license


Andrew Jake Pouliot, 31 of Burbank

11:15 p.m. Magnolia and Victory

Drunk in public


Miguel Dejesus Martinez, 22 of Huntington Park

11:30 p.m. Burbank and Edison

Driving without a license


May 22nd

Edgar Bagayan, 33 of Burbank

12:20 a.m. Magnolia and Buena Vista

Drunk in public, resisting arrest


Miguel Angel Vasquez, 22 of Panorama City

1:35 a.m. Palm and Lake

Identity theft, false identification to a police officer


Ivan Garcia, 24 of Sylmar

11:00 a.m. Buena Vista and Winona

Possession of controlled substance, meth


Dikran Mourad Mouradian, 32 of Glendale

6:10 p.m. 1200 S. Flower St.

Felon in possession of a loaded firearm, heroin, drug paraphernalia


Gerald Henry Rigo, 52 of Riverside

8:20 p.m. Jack in the Box



Jose Manuel Reyes, 25 of Sylmar

8:20 p.m. Jack in the Box

Felon in possession of a handgun, drug paraphernalia, controlled substance, false impersonation, parole violation


Rasheed Terrell Woodard, 44 of Van Nuys

10:00 p.m. Glenoaks and Fairmont

Felony hit and run with injury, forgery or counterfeit of public or corporate seals


Anthony Paul Guerrero, 25 of Panorama City

10:00 p.m. Glenoaks and Fairmont

Forged prescriptions


May 23rd

Brian Keith Diaz, 41 of Los Angeles

12:05 a.m. 913 N. Kenwood St.

Drunk in public


Annie Marie Burks, 46 city of residence unknown

4:00 a.m. 4311 Riverside Dr.

Trespassing, resisting arrest


Jamie Paul Perez, 52 of Burbank

6:45 a.m. 1611 W. Olive Ave.

Assault and battery, violating a court order, drunk in public


Lynne Catherine Brown Strang, 61 of Burbank

12:50 p.m. Verdugo and Cordova

Driving with a suspended license


Cole Donovan Bross, 21 of Fort Smith

6:28 p.m. McCambridge Park

Possession of a controlled substance for sale


Miguel Angel Rodriguez, 29 of Sun Valley

7:05 p.m. Clybourn and Clark

Possession of drugs for sale, drug paraphernalia, meth, forgery or counterfeit of public or corporate seals


Jonathan Miguel Mendez, 26 of North Hollywood

7:05 p.m. Clybourn and Clark

Possession of meth, drug paraphernalia, destroying or concealing evidence


Tony Romero, 39 of Los Angeles

8:10 p.m. Macy’s

Petty theft, trespassing, possession of drug paraphernalia


Michelle Lovett Anthony, 25 of Sebastopol

11:40 p.m. Ramada Inn

Drunk in public


Deborah Lynmarie Pierce, 45 of Bellflower

11:10 p.m. Olive and Fairview

Possession of a switchblade


Juan Carlos Avalos, 43 of Bellflower

11:10 p.m. Olive and Fairview

Violating a restraining order, driving without a license


May 24th

Aaron Lawrence Tisdale, 38 of Palmdale

12:30 a.m. 900 W. Burbank Blvd.

Possession of meth pipe, warrants


Ronald Arthur Leon, 28 of Palmdale

5:02 a.m. Myers and Clark

Driving under the influence of drugs


Luis Alaberto Garcia-Alvarez, 33 of Sun Valley

8:15 a.m. Alameda and Gateway

Possession of cocaine


Anni Nokoodian, 48 of Glendale

8:30 a.m. Alameda and Gateway

Outstanding warrants, possession of meth pipe, controlled substance


Marlan Ernesto Guevara, 29 of Los Angeles

9:40 a.m. Cedar and Victory

Possession of meth, drug paraphernalia


Kevin Forrest Clark, 33 of Van Nuys

11:00 a.m. Keystone and Clark

Possession of a controlled substance


Jon Christian Petersen, 55 of Burbank

3:48 p.m. San Fernando and Walnut

Drunk in public, outstanding warrants


Hermoz Hakoupian, 35 of Glendale

5:15 p.m. 600 N. Screenland Dr.

Possession of heroin, meth, meth pipes


Spencer Ryan Wygle, 31 of Burbank

6:30 p.m. 1121 S. Flower St.

Identity theft


Avedis Koulayan, 41 of Burbank

7:30 p.m. Buena Vista and Magnolia

Possession of meth, drug paraphernalia


Timothy Nelson Logan, 42 of Los Angeles

7:30 p.m. Brighton and Magnolia

Possession of drug paraphernalia, burglary


Allen David Jacobs, 29 of Burbank

10:20 p.m. Jeffries and Frederic

Possible consequences of drugs


Hakop Simitian, 30 of Van Nuys

10:30 p.m. Victory and Lake

Possession of drug paraphernalia, meth, two outstanding warrants


Joseph Cirincione, 40 of Burbank

11:50 p.m. Victory and Orange Grove

Drunk in public


May 25th

Evelyn Gutierrez, 23 of Calexico

4:45 a.m. 1808 W. Chandler Blvd.

Drunk in public


Tigran Vardanyan, 28 of North Hollywood

1:00 p.m. Orange Grove and Sixth

Identity theft, possession of drug paraphernalia, meth


Jae Hyun Chung, 48 of Los Angeles

1:15 p.m. Orange Grove and Glenoaks

Theft, identity theft, possession of drug paraphernalia


Arsen Tonoyan, 41 of Burbank

7:30 p.m. 727 E. Cypress Ave.



Matthew David Collins, 27 of Post Falls

7:30 p.m. 1251 N. Victory Pl.

Identity theft, theft, fugitive warrant


Nicholas Scott Martin, 27 of Post Falls

7:30 p.m. 1251 N. Victory Pl.

Identity theft, theft, false identification to a police officer, possession of burglary tools, fugitive warrant


Kehaulani Elaysha Crittle, 22 of Burbank

9:38 p.m. location redacted

Domestic battery


Kristopher Abraham Camposlopez, 20 of Sherman Oaks

8:55 p.m. Burbank and Buena Vista

DUI causing injury, hit and run, possession of controlled substances for sale


May 26th

Michael Anthony Bin, 19 of Burbank

12:36 a.m. 925 Sherlock Dr.

Drunk in public


Oscar Elias Quinonez, 21 of Panorama City

2:35 a.m. Sarah and Oak

Driving with a blood alcohol level of .08% or higher


Ernesto Perez, 30 of Los Angeles

5:20 a.m. 539 Rosemary Lane

BPD warrant


Verej Sarkis Keshishian, 22 of Glendale

12:09 p.m. 300 N. Victory and Palm

Criminal threats, assault with a deadly weapon


Anthony Jason Eskandari, 22 of Burbank

12:09 p.m. 300 N. Victory and Palm

Criminal threats


Trang Minh Huynh, 46 of Burbank

5:36 p.m. 1144 N. California St.

Violating a court order


Lindsey Elizabeth Baumgarten, 39 of Santa Clarita

5:30 p.m. 1051 W. Burbank Blvd.

Possession of meth, petty theft


Juan Lamas, 38 of North Hollywood

5:45 p.m. Empire and Wilson

DUI, driving with a blood alcohol level of .08% or higher, driving without a license, hit and run


Timothy Alvarado, 63 of Burbank

9:55 p.m. Magnolia and Hollywood Way

False identification to a police officer, assault with a deadly weapon


Matthew Daniel Poppell, 32 of Los Angeles

10:00 p.m. Hollywood Way and Valhalla

Possession of meth, controlled substance, drug paraphernalia


May 27th

Marcelino Martinez, 26 of Sun Valley

1:45 p.m. Victory and Lake

Petty theft


John Christian Petterson, 55 of Burbank

2:00 p.m. Burbank Blvd. underpass

Drunk in public


Eddie Martin Marquez, 35 of Los Angeles

4:15 p.m. Macy’s

Theft, petty theft, possession of drug paraphernalia, meth


Kevin Castillo, 27 of Burbank

7:55 p.m. 200 N. Third St.

Battery on a peace officer, drunk in public, court violation


Francis Eugene Fassnacht II, 63 of Chatsworth

11:00 p.m. Glenoaks and Scott

Drunk in public


May 28th

Joe Christopher Rodriguez, 18 of Los Angeles

1:00 a.m. Oak and Frederic

Robbery, contributing to the delinquency of a minor


Susas Nohely Moralesescobar, 22 of Burbank

7:20 a.m. LAPD Van Nuys

Identity theft


Patrick Preston Smith, 44 of Burbank

8:45 a.m. Magnolia and Reese

Identity theft, disturbing the peace, possession of meth


Alejandro Tamayo-Ceja, 36 of South Gate

10:10 a.m. Washington Circle and Lincoln

Grand theft auto, possession of a baton, meth


John Kevin Brown, 42 of Los Angeles

5:50 p.m. Magnolia and Catalina

Driving with a suspended license


Corey Nikolaus Barksdale, 28 of Burbank

8:00 p.m. 1301 Victory Pl.

False identification to police officer, petty theft, possession of drug paraphernalia, fugitive warrant


Reginald Brown, 60 of Burbank

10:30 p.m. location redacted

Corporal injury to spouse


Arshak Fodolyan, 40 of North Hollywood

10:15 p.m. Lake and Alameda



Jose Bernardo Carrillo Jr., 26 of Glendale

11:45 p.m. Tulare and Myers

Possession of burglary tools, drug paraphernalia, theft, resisting arrest, possible consequences of a controlled substance


May 29th

Amy Sandra McGregor, 41 of Burbank

12:30 a.m. 212 N. San Fernando Blvd.

False identification to a police officer, possession of a controlled substance, court violation


Miguel Perez, 30 of Sherman Oaks

3:40 p.m. Magnolia and Victory

Possession of meth, meth pipe, under the influence of a controlled substance


Frank Alfred Ferguson, 36 of Long Beach

5:00 p.m. Mariposa and Chandler

Possession of a concealed dirk/dagger, imitation firearm


Homero Leon Castillo, 32 of Northridge

5:30 p.m. Equestrian Center

DUI, false identification to a police officer


Xavier Anthony Kennedy, 23 of Burbank

8:48 p.m. Buena Vista and San Fernando

Possession of meth, identity theft


Mary Lucille Powers, 37 of Burbank

9:30 p.m. 2600 W. Victory Blvd.

Possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, meth


Michael Augustine Elias, 47, city of residence unknown

10:30 p.m. Screenland and Verdugo

Burglary, drunk in public


Margaret Anne Shelley, 60 of Burbank

10:00 p.m. location redacted

Spousal battery


May 30th

Darryl Wayne Deshler, 52 of Frazier Park

12:30 a.m. Hollywood Way and Victory

Possession of meth, drug paraphernalia


Rahmi Rahmi, 60 of Sun Valley

9:15 a.m. 200 N. Third St.

Criminal threats


Sammy Beltran, 20 of Palmdale

10:30 a.m. Magnolia and Buena Vista

Possession of meth


Emilio Mendieta, 27 of North Hollywood

12:40 p.m. 200 N. Third St.

Identity theft


Jacques Robinson, 48 of Palmdale

1:47 p.m. Olive and Victory

Driving without a license, court violation


Yago Jones, 35, refused city of residence

3:00 p.m. 250 E. Olive Ave.

Defrauding an in-keeper, petty theft


Brandon Scott Serin, 25 of North Hollywood

8:00 p.m. Fry’s Electronics

Possession of meth, drug paraphernalia


Angelo John Bongiovani, 57 of Van Nuys

4:20 p.m. Burbank and Sepulveda

Felony reckless evading, selling meth, possession of controlled substance for sale


Arash Yavarinejad, 36 of San Fernando

8:20 p.m. Empire Center

Possession of drug paraphernalia, driving with a suspended license


May 31st

Richard Delgadillo, 47 of North Hollywood

12:35 a.m. Buena Vista and Kittridge

Theft, possession for sale of designated substances


Jessica Kaye Claycomb, 39 of Burbank

4:50 a.m. location redacted

Spousal battery


Ivan Alexander Hernandez, 37 of Los Angeles

11:44 a.m. Jail lobby



Paul Guadalupe Gonzales, 45 of Pasadena

10:04 a.m. Monrovia Police Department

Petty theft, defrauding an in-keeper


Giovanni Alexander Zetino, 38 of Pacoima

2:44 p.m. Jail lobby

Assault and battery


Liliana Escobar, 63 of Toluca Lake

3:50 p.m. Jail lobby

Petty theft


Niagara C. Clayton, 21 of Los Angeles

9:45 p.m. Quality Inn

False identification to a police officer, loitering with intent to commit prostitution


Jasmine Nicole Davis, 25 of Inglewood

9:45 p.m. Quality Inn

Loitering with intent to commit prostitution


Adrian Madrigal, 43 of Los Angeles

11:00 p.m. Alameda and Main

Bringing drugs into jail, resisting arrest, possession of a controlled substance, meth

Burbank Chamber of Commerce Hosts State of the City

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

On Wednesday, October 25th, the Burbank Chamber of Commerce hosted the State of the City. City council was present at the event, along with Mayor Will Rogers. The event was the largest of its kind, with over 520 people in attendance.

The event discussed Burbank’s accomplishments through the last few decades, with a focus on the accomplishments made within this last year. While speaking, Mayor Will Rogers described Burbank as a “city of dreamers.” Today, Burbank is called home by 12,400 creative businesses, 33,430 creative employees, and 152,600 in the workforce population.

Mayor Rogers also highlighted Hollywood-Burbank Aiport’s new terminal, the Burbank Pass program, and the recently approved First Street Village Mixed-Use Project. With new developments, and new businesses on the way, the city of Burbank is set to retain the title of “Media Capital of the World.”

Continuing with his speech, Mayor Rogers insisted at Burbank’s healthcare sector is “robust” and that the state of our economy is “strong.”

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

After the event, I asked Mayor Rogers for an update on the incoming budget deficit. Mayor Rogers explained that “the deficit we’re facing is not from overspending or anything of that kind, it’s coming out of the middle of the 1990’s. There are, I think, two, possibly three, much less painful alternatives to making any cuts. We have not done a good job at making those alternatives public…we’ve talked about them but have not given them nearly as much attention.”

Mayor Rogers went on to say that “ultimately, it’s going to be the people making the choice” in regards to how the budget deficit solution will play out. However, Mayor Rogers noted that the people in Burbank will have all of the options available and that the community will pick one or two solutions when the time comes. Mayor Rogers also assured that none of the solutions involve closing parks, youth sports, libraries, or anything that he described as a “dystopic future” during the first budget meeting.

If you’re interested, below are some of the new businesses opening in Burbank in the very near future:

  • Chick-Fil-A
  • H&M
  • Shoe Palace
  • Target Express
  • Naimie’s Beauty Center
  • Touchstone Climbing
  • World Market
  • Whole Foods Market

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

Also highlighted at the State of the City address was the approved development projects going on within the city. Starting at the Burbank Town Center, the recent upgrades and continuing construction, which is set to be completed by late 2017, is adding 40,000 sq. ft. of new retail space. In total, the renovation cost $60 million dollars.

Next is the Talaria at Burbank. This development is listed as a mixed-use project. This site will play host to a 43,000 sq. ft. Whole Foods and 241 apartment units. Its completion is set for early 2018.

The Screenland Drive project is also listed as a mixed-use project with 3,730 sq. ft. retail/restaurant space and 40 apartments.

As mentioned previously, the First Street Village is set to have 18,967 sq. ft. of retail space and 275 apartment units.

Below are some of the proposed development projects:

  • AC Hotel
    • 550 N Third Street
    • Planning Board Consideration in 2017
    • 196 Hotel Rooms
    • 3,800 sq. ft. of Restaurant Space
  • Premier on First Mixed-Use Project
    • 103 E Verdugo Ave
    • City Council Consideration in 2017
    • 154 Residential Units
    • 9,695 sq. ft. of retail/restaurant space
    • 230 hotel rooms
  • Avion Burbank
    • 3001 N Hollywood Way
    • City Council Consideration in 2018
    • One Million sq. ft. of industrial/warehouse space
    • 142,250 sq. ft. of creative office space
    • 15,000 sq. ft. of retail/restaurant space
    • 150 Hotel Rooms
    • Mixed-Use Campus
  • Ikea Site Redevelopment
    • San Fernando BLVD
    • City Council Consideration in 2018
    • 1,150 residential units
    • 200 Hotel Rooms
    • 47,420 sq. ft. of retail/restaurant space and outdoor mixed-use residential
  • Laterra Mixed-Use Project
    • 777 N Front Street
    • City Council Consideration in 2018
    • 542 Residential Units
    • 700 sq. ft. of retail space
    • 317 Hotel Rooms


Community Spotlight – Universal Service Station

We here at myBurbank News feel it’s always a treat to get to know the small business owners that call Burbank home. This week, we talked to Jesse Clark of Universal Service Station, located at 2005 N Glenoaks Blvd. Universal Service Station acts as a gas station, convenience store, car wash, concierge services, and an auto-repair shop.

Without further ado, let’s get to know Jesse!

How long have you been operating in Burbank?

The mechanic and gas station have been open since 2011. We took ownership in early 2011 and shut it down for remodeling and getting it up to code. We reopened in late 2011. 

What drew you and your business to Burbank? 

I kinda fell into it and took a liking to it. I was on the westside for so long, ended up in Burbank in a roundabout way and made it my home. Burbank is such a different world. That’s what attracts me

 to the city. And safety. I’m raising a little girl and I’d rather her be here than in Venice. 

We’ve made the city sort of our own community here. A lot of the people I know I’ve gotten to know over the years. It’s cool to walk around Burbank and hear, “Hey! It’s Gas Station Guy!”

Speaking of the people, what’s your favorite thing about the city and/or its people?

The city is warm. I mean, to put it like that, there’s warm and cold to me. In Venice and in the westside, it was just so populated and so busy. This is a little slower paced and warmer people. You get the time to know them instead of a rush-rush. Since I’m here all the time, I’ve gotten the luxury of meeting a lot of cool people from here. And there are a lot of cool people in Burbank. 

How difficult would say owning a small business in Burbank is? 

It’s my first business venture. Everyday is a challenge. It’s always evolving, and if I don’t figure out ways to evolve, then we fall behind, and I don’t want to do that. We have added, and will continue to add different services, which is also fun. It’s a learning process, a growing process, and a catering process because I like to cater to my clients. 

What did you do before this? 

I managed a Jaguar, BMW, Landrover Auto-Repair Shop for many years. I was a service-advisor, manager, car washer, parts order – just everything. Every hat, I wore it. I still do that because it’s just in my nature. 

Does you past experience make this position a little more appealing? You’re essentially doing the same things, but now its your own.

Well it is my own. And it’s not just my own. It’s our family business. My wife, my sister-in-law, my step-son, my nephews, everyone is a help and a contributer to our family business. The auto-repair is second nature to me. Knowing the ins and outs of that made for a relatively easy transition. Never had dealt with gas before as a gas station – that’s…interesting. Gas is an interesting business.

Managing the convenience store is always strange to me. It’s quite a menagerie, and I like that. I like being able to offer whatever I can of good quality. I don’t want to stretch myself too thin and do anything low-quality. I haven’t done that and I don’t see that happening. I love it when people are like, “Best experience at an auto-repair shop ever” or “Best car wash ever” or “Did you just paint that car?” I have to tell them, “No, it’s a ten-year-old car, I just gave it some love!”

I saw you were started a Breast Cancer Awareness promotion. Could you elaborate on that? 

Yeah, it was an idea for a pink car wash. I want to donate to cancer research. I just saw that Julia Louis-Dreyfus posted today that she has breast cancer, and that should gain some some more eyes and donations out of people’s kindness in their hearts. But for me, I want to do something as well. I’m doing pink snow-foam car washes, which not only look cool, but it cleans well. All for a good cause. We’re going to tally up the amount of washes we do and donate it at the end of the month. 


You can find Jesse and his crew at Universal Service station, located at 2005 N Glenoaks Blvd Burbank, CA 91504. To read more about his business and his clients, you can visit his Yelp page here.

If you have any recommendations on who myBurbank News should feature for the next Community Spotlight, comment down below or tweet using the hashtag #CSmyBurbank!

Thanks for reading!

Hungry Crowd’s Creative, Fresh Plates Please All Palates

Recently open in Toluca Lake, Hungry Crowd is a stylish, relaxed restaurant serving brunch, lunch and dinner. With a fusion approach, the chef has added a twist to some dishes, while also focusing on tried and true comfort food.

The brunch menu offers some delicious choices, including the French Toast, Steak and Egg, Burrito, Yogurt Parfait and Ranch Egg. The lunch and dinner menus include small plates like Mac and Cheese, main entrees of steak, chicken and pasta, hearty salads, mouth-watering tacos and a nice selection of craft-beer and wine.

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Hungry Crowd’s excellent Ranch Egg (Huevos Rancheros). (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

The Ranch Egg is a more refined Huevos Rancheros. Moderately spicy pinto beans are placed on two just-crispy-enough corn tortillas and topped with chorizo, two sunny side up eggs, queso fresco, salsa verde and sour cream. It’s absolute perfection and not too heavy.

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Yogurt Parfait with fresh kitchen made strawberry yogurt and mango. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Perhaps the favorite brunch menu item is the French Toast. Topped with green tea cream and fresh fruit, the toast is eggy and perfectly crispy and airy and makes for one delicious bite.

We’ve also tried out the Kimchi Fried Rice, which is mildly spicy and made with fluffy fried rice. Not greasy at all, the cast iron dish comes out super hot and really is too much for one person.

The kimchi cabbage is moist and bits of beef are flavorful. The sunny side up egg on top adds a creaminess to the dish. It’s a lovely combination of textures and flavors.

While we haven’t had a chance to explore more of their menu, we will be back to delve into the healthy-looking salads, fragrant tacos and appealing entrees and sides.

We like that their plates aren’t huge. Prices are fair, for the obvious care and quality ingredients that go into each dish.

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Kimchi Fried Rice (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Hungry Crowd deserves a Tops In Town, for providing excellent food, friendly service and a really large menu. While it’s more of a lunch and dinner spot, but if you don’t feel like standing in line on a Sunday morning for brunch in Burbank, Hungry Crowd is a great alternative.

Restaurant Info: Hungry Crowd is located at 10140 Riverside Drive, Los Angeles, CA 91602. 818-853-7858. Hungry Crowd is open Tuesday through Thursday for lunch 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and dinner 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday for lunch 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and dinner 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. and Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Hungry Crowd receives: Tops In Town

myBurbank Ratings:
Tops In Town (Outstanding)
On The Marquee (Really Good)
Could Use A Rewrite (Average or Slightly Below)
Don’t Quit Your Day Job (Poor)

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French Toast with green tea whipped cream and fresh fruit at Hungry Crowd. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)


Mayor Rogers Diagnosed With Stage 4 Liver Cancer

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

This afternoon, September 20th, a press conference was held at Burbank City Hall by Mayor Will Rogers who announced that he has been diagnosed with stage 4 liver cancer as well as non-alcoholic cirrhosis, and will be minimizing his mayoral duties.

Mayor Rogers’ diagnosis will affect his attendance at ribbon cutting ceremonies and meetings throughout the city. As he seeks medical treatment, Vice-Mayor Emily Gabel-Luddy will be stepping into fulfill some of Mayor Rogers’ responsibilities.

“It remains my intent to continue serving as mayor,” Rogers stated. “I simply won’t be attending as many events as I typically do.”

Rogers (60) was elected to the Burbank City Council in May 2015 and was appointed mayor in May 2017. His honorary term as mayor is due to end May 2018.

Previously misdiagnosed four times with cancer, this was the first test to return as positive for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common type of primary liver cancer.

Unfortunately, at this stage, he will not be able to receive a liver transplant or chemotherapy, which are standard treatments. Alternatively, he is currently undergoing immunotherapy and drug trials through a cancer research clinic at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

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“Like every one of us here today, I don’t know if I have another week, or another five weeks,” Rogers said.

Before joining the Burbank City Council, Rogers was an achieved journalist, writing for the Times Community Newspapers which earned him over 20 first-place awards throughout his career.

During the press conference, members of the City Council stood behind Mayor Rogers in support of his decision to take time off.

“It is an extremely courageous act for our Mayor to share his personal challenge with all of us,” Vice-Mayor Gabel-Luddy said. “Mayor Rogers provides Burbank with outstanding service and we know the community, along with Will’s friends and family, will be understanding and supportive.”

“Warner Bros” Author Event Slated For Buena Vista Library

The author of Warner Bros, The Making of an American Movie Studio, David Thomson, is scheduled to appear at the Buena Vista Library on September 13.

“Among the major movie studios Warners was the most remote,” Thomson commented. “It found itself in a rural-suburban place, working class, but then it employed a lot of people who wanted to live close to work.”

Book jacket cover for David Thomson’s “Warner Bros.”

“So it became a kind of movie center. In many ways, it retains that character and I think it helped in giving Warners a family feeling,” Thomson also said.

“It’s a book about something young people today hardly understand – a movie studio where the same people worked together for years or decades so that sometimes the pictures seemed to make themselves.”

Thomson, a film critic and author of several books on the movies, will be introduced by Warner Bros. Studios senior archivist Mark Greenhalgh.

“The story of the Warner brothers is a classic American success story,” said Greenhalgh. “The history of their studio goes back nearly a hundred years now and has become an integral part of the history of Burbank.”

“The Warner family were great believers in being good citizens of both the nation and their community. David Thomson’s book, Warner Bros, The Making of an American Movie Studio, brings a fun and fresh perspective to their inspiring story.”

George Feltenstein, Senior Vice President of Theatrical Marketing at Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, will conduct an interview with Thomson about the book.

“David Thomson’s new book about Warner Bros. is a testament to the spirit of innovation and creativity that set the studio apart from the rest of the industry,” commented Feltenstein.

“With a freshly personal perspective, Mr. Thomson has captured the essence of what made Warner Bros. films so distinctive and distinguished,” he added. “It is a highly fascinating, and entertaining book, and speaks eloquently to the legacy that inspires all the storytelling and entertainment that the company continues to create today.”

The Warner brothers – Harry, Jack, Sam and Albert – founded Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank.

“Besides being a great story about the community, I think this is a timely one, because these days when we seem to be calling into question the value of immigration to our country, this is a story about immigrants who did so much to create the image of what it means to be American to us and to the rest of the world,” added Burbank Librarian Hubert Kozak.

“There are so many young people, and also so many new Burbank residents these days, who don’t know about the central role of Warner Bros. in the development of the film industry in the 20th century, and don’t know that this fabulous history unfolded all here in Burbank where many of the classic movies of all time were made.”

“And many who knew this history have forgotten much about it,” continued Kozak. “It blew my mind to realize that Casablanca was filmed in its entirety just a few blocks from this library.”

The event begins at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 13. The interview and Q&A session will take about an hour and the author will sign books afterwards. Books will be available on site for purchase. The event is free to the public.


Kasey Lansdale & Dark Delicacies Throw Harvey Fundraiser

Country Music Star, Writer, and Actress Kasey Lansdale is throwing a fundraising and donation event, with the help of the folks over at Dark Delicacies. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, September 5th, and will benefit those affected by Hurricane Harvey. The Tuesday event is headlined by special guests and celebrity talent who are available for autographs at $20 an item. The guests include:

Lance Henriksen (Aliens)

Cerina Vincent (Original Cabin Fever)

Paul Dini (Batman & Harley Quinn)

Misty Lee, Brea Grant (Halloween II)

Katie Featherston (Paranormal Activity)

Izzy Lee (Innsmouth)

Heather Langenkamp (Nightmare on Elm St)

David J. Schow (The Crow)

AJ Bowen (You’re Next)

Lew Temple (Walking Dead)

Jackson Stewart, Graham Skipper, Brea Grant & Chase Williamson (Beyond the Gates)

Online Auction

Organizers are asking that everyone who attends the event to please bring cash. Additionally, for those who can’t make it, an online auction will be set up and run live on Facebook. The auction will include items such as:

John Carter Cash & Ana Cristina Cash are donating Johnny Cash memorabilia for the auction.

Cerina Vincent

Kane Holder  

David Morrell

Bracken MacLeod’s “Come to Dust” limited edition 

Art by Bill Paxton

Joe R. Lansdale

*Indie horror kids Graham Skipper, Chase Williamson and Jackson Stewart will also be in attendance! They got IFC to donate posters for them and Brea Grant to sign from Beyond the Gates! Crushing it!

24″ by 36″ ‘Rise Up’ poster of Season 7 signed by all season regulars

Signed ‘Breaking Bad’ pilot script up for auction.

Charlaine Harris is sending auction items.

We will have Walking Dead memorabilia or Photos of Pollyanna McIntosh from ‘The Walking Dead’ signed personally to you.

Volumes 3&4 of Clive Barker’s limited edition fine art book, will be up for sale.

Chris Cuffaro, who has “shot” every bad ass band in LA is donating a signed, framed photograph. He has also volunteered to do a photoshoot for anyone who wins the in store raffle.

George R.R. Martin

 Game of Thrones Anniversary illustrated edition 
 Song of Ice and Fire set of five book in Spanish from Plaza Jane 
 Wild Cards hardcover set of Inside Straight, Busted Flush, Suicide Kings 
 Knight of the Seven Kingdoms illustrated
 Mystery Knight Comic
 World of Ice and Fire 
 Dance with Dragons Subterranean Press Limited edition box set fully illustrated (Out of Print) 
– Tuf Voyaging limited edition 
– FFC chapter books X4 
– Coins
– Funko pop dolls X2
– Stuffed Dire wolves plushy X2


Donations had already started accumulating at Dark Delicacies and they have since run out of room in the store. If you are planning on attending the event and still want to donate, event organizers have asked that you please donate money instead. However, Dark Delicacies will also be accepting payment by card both online and in-store.

The event is on Tuesday, September 5 at 7 PM at Dark Delicacies, which is located at 3512 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, California 91505.

For more information, including new announcements regarding memorabilia up for auction, you can find the Facebook event page here. Hope to see you all Tuesday!

Willy Wonka Visits and Warner Bros. Studios Celebrate Roald Dahl’s Imaginormous Challenge

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

On Tuesday, eight-year-old Sage Marie Spaeth were flown out from Teaneck, New Jersey to visit Willy Wonka at the Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank. As a winner of Roald Dahl’s Imaginormous Challenge, Sage had the opportunity to pitch her story idea to a major Hollywood Executive at Warner Bros. Animation studio and take a tour of the Warner Bros. Studio Lot.

Roald Dahl’s Imaginormous Challenge recently wrapped on its first year of submissions. The contest received over 20,000 imaginative story ideas from American kids ages 5-12. Only five children, including Sage, were selected to see their stories come to life with the aid of Willy Wonka.

To find out more about Roald Dahl’s Imaginormous Challenge, you can visit their website here!







FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Burbank 1945 Becomes a Repatriation Community!

In the wake of the end of WWII, Burbank had played an important role in the war production arena to insure Victory with the thousands of airplanes Produced to fight Tyranny.

This is well known to most Burbank citizens.

What is very little known is Burbank’s post war efforts to help people return to a normal life.

Burbank was named as one of the repatriation cities for Japanese Americans and took this job very seriously. The City dedicated land and materials to house the people returning to the Los Angeles area from the camps where they were interred  during the war.

This was temporary housing while they got their lives back on track and found more permanent work and lodging.

Near the airport was a large area where the City placed a large number of Airstream type trailers and community buildings for food service and other assistance. Along Magnolia Blvd were some housing projects that were in the early stages of construction that were used for more temporary housing.

While we have no numbers of how many families and individuals came here to make a new start we do know that Burbank was instrumental in helping them with all their needs in blending back into society.

A time we all can look back and be proud that our people and City came together to help Humanity.

A portion of the Magnolia Housing Project at Burbank, California, where returned evacuees find temporary quarters while locating homes in the Los Angeles area. 11/1945

Family belongings arrive by truck from the relocation center at a temporary trailer home in the Burbank, California (Winona Housing Project, where returned evacuees are provided with temporary quarters while finding their permanent homes in and around Los Angeles, California). 11/1945

A section of the Winona Housing Project, Burbank, California, where trailer homes are provided for returned evacuees while they are securing permanent homes in and around Los Angeles. 11/1945


Get your Copy of Lost Burbank Now!
lost-in-burbank-book-coverSlowly fading with the city’s ever-changing landscape, the places and people of Burbank’s past tell a vibrant story. Before the arrival of Warner Bros. and Walt Disney, First National Pictures built  its original studio lot on Olive Ave in 1926. For over sixty years, Lockheed Aircraft Company produced some of the nation’s best airplanes where the massive Empire Shopping Center now stands. Heavyweight champion James Jeffries turned his Burbank ranch home and barn into a beloved landmark and boxing venue. Inventor Joseph Wesley Fawkes’s scheme to build a monorail to Los Angeles became a local laughingstock.  Diehard Burbankers Wes Clark and Michael Mc Daniel collect these and many more forgotten local stories where they can finally be found.