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Krispy Kreme Tuesdays Drivers Invade Empire Center – Close Surrounding Streets

Thousands of car enthusiasts from the group Krispy Kreme Tuesdays invade The Empire Center again. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Police had their hands full after several thousand car enthusiasts, known as “Krispy Kreme Tuesdays,” showed up to a monthly car gathering at  The Empire Center.  They needed  assistance from Glendale Police, Los Angeles Police Department, and even the California Highway Patrol.

Glendale Police stop several motorcyclist that were racing, and in violation of several vehicle code infractions. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Shortly after 7 p.m., the crowd (which advertises their outing through a Facebook page) grew.   Burbank Police set up a command post nearby, which included gang enforcement officers.  Glendale Police motorcycle officers had to close the streets leading to the center.  A police helicopter was used to aid in the effort.  Several pockets of people gathered and police units moved in to disperse them.

Cars leaving the center caused traffic on local streets to became totally packed.  Police then found the cars leaving had gone up to the Kmart parking lot and Carl’s Jr. on San Fernando Blvd.  After police moved them from those parking lots, the groups of cars  wound up at the In & Out parking lot on First St., and Ralph’s parking lot on Buena Vista St. and Victory Blvd.

The area finally returned to normal around midnight, after  several drivers were cited and one motorcycle was even impounded.

Cars were photographed, videoed, looked at, smiled at, and admired. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Caltrans to Close Verdugo Ave. for Construction of HOV Lane

Cal Trans plans on shutting Verdugo Ave between First Street & Fronts St. to work on the bridge of the Northbound I-5 prior to the HOV lane being worked on. ( Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Caltrans is contructing a carpool lane on the Golden State Freeway (I-5) between the Ventura Freeway (SR-134) and Magnolia Boulevard in Burbank.

As part of the improvements, crews will begin pile driving on Verdugo Avenue for the widening of the freeway. This will require intermittent street closures on Verdugo Avenue between Front Street and First Street. See map below for detours.

Caltrans will close Verdugo between Front and First St. starting on March 5 until March 30 from 8:30 am until 2:30 pm Monday – Friday.

For more information –

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Rose Parade Street Closures In Case You Are Going

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close the following ramps and roadway for the 2012 Rose Parade:

Ventura Freeway (SR-134)

  • Eastbound Orange Grove Blvd. off-ramp

TIME: 8 p.m. on 1/1 to noon on 1/2

  • Westbound Orange Grove Blvd. on-ramp

TIME: 2 a.m. on 1/2 to noon on 1/2

Foothill Freeway (I-210)

  • Westbound Sierra Madre Blvd. off-ramp

TIME: 8 p.m. on 1/1 to 4 p.m. on 1/2

  • Eastbound Sierra Madre Blvd./San Gabriel Blvd. off-ramp

TIME: 8 p.m. on 1/1 to 4 p.m. on 1/2

Long Beach Freeway (SR-710)

  • Southbound Del Mar Blvd. off-ramp

TIME: 8 p.m. on 1/1 to 11 a.m. on 1/2

  • Northbound Del Mar Blvd. on-ramp

TIME: 8 p.m. on 1/1 to 10 a.m. on 1/2

  • Northbound California Blvd. on-ramp

TIME: 6 p.m. on 1/1 to 11 a.m. on 1/2

Pasadena Avenue

  • Columbia St. to Del Mar Blvd.

TIME: 8 p.m. on 1/1 to noon on 1/2


Motorists are advised to plan ahead, be patient, and use transit or alternate routes.