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In Burbank, mandatory evacuations after a mudslide that swept cars away

Los Angeles Times

At least three people are dead and more than 30 miles of the 101 Freeway have been closed as heavy rains pound Southern California, unleashing mud flows in areas ravaged by wildfires last month. Residents of Country Club Drive in Burbank were ordered to evacuate their homes Tuesday after heavy rains caused a morning mudslide. Burbank police released a video of cars that were caught in the slide. The mudslide occurred just before dawn along a stretch of Country Club Drive at the base of the Verdugo Mountains. Derek Green, a spokesman for the Burbank Police Department, the road had been deemed temporarily off-limits to traffic and parking just before rain began in the city on Monday.


Burbank Man Sentenced for Wounding 2 Deputies

U.S. News

Juan Manuel Martinez of Burbank was sentenced Thursday for the June 2016 standoff in Bellflower, which began after he shot and wounded a motorcycle deputy who tried to pull him over at a DUI checkpoint.


Burbank to consider placing sales tax measure on November ballot

Los Angeles Times

The City Council unanimously voted during a meeting on Tuesday to direct staff to draft ordinances to place a three-quarter-cent sales tax on the upcoming November ballot, as well as develop a civilian committee to oversee the use of the funds generated, should voters support the initiative.


I'll never ask a psychic for dating advice again

Los Angeles Times

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Evacuations Called as Mudslide Hits Burbank

U.S. News

Authorities Tuesday issued evacuation orders after waves of mud from hills swept down County Club Drive in the Los Angeles foothill suburb. A fire there last year has left the steep hills and canyons bare of brush that would help stabilize the soil.