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Burbank Coordinating Council Needs Your Help to Help Others

The Burbank Coorcibating Council is holding their annual food drive and need the publics help so that they may help those in need this holiday season.

They will be out in force at all markets (excluding Ralph’s) and all CVS Pharmacies (except for San Fernando and Alameda) on December 8 from 10 am until 6 pm.

Volunteers are still needed to help collect the food at the markets as well as making up and delivering the baskets.  The baskets will be assembled on December 14 and 15 and sent out.

Those wishing to help at the markets or wishing more information should contact Burbank Coordinating Council President Eileen Cobos at eileencobos@att.net or if you wish to help with the baskets contact Janet Giel at 818 843-3699

CHP Asks For Help In Fatal Accident On I-5 Freeway At Scott Road Tuesday Morning

Photos By Ross A. Benson

The California Highway Patrol is asking for the public’s help is seeking information into this traffic accident that took the life of a Sunland resident. The accident occurred late Monday night southbound I-5 near Scott Road. Burbank Fire Fighters were called for the rescue of a car over the side, upon their arrival they found this Honda Pilot resting against  this huge tree, with 3 people trapped inside. Fire fighters using the ‘Jaws of Life’ pulled 2 male victims out but the driver was pronounced DOA by paramedics. The injured were transported to USC Medical Center. The freeway’s right 2 lanes and San Fernando Blvd remained closed during the accident’s investigation. The driver, Ernesto Lopez, 25, of Sunland, was pronounced dead at the scene by Burbank Fire Department paramedics.  His two passengers, Jose Lopez, 21, and Guadalupe Vasquez, 25, both of Sunland, were transported to County-USC Medical Center with moderate injuries.  Anyone with information or who was traveling along that part of the freeway is beings asked to call CHP at: 818-296-8100