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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Hot weather wear on Olive Avenue in Burbank during heat wave September 1, 2017

Record breaking weather in Burbank as blistering heat wave continues

Record breaking weather in Burbank as blistering heat wave continues through Labor Day weekend. Yesterday in the Media City, the temperature soared to 108 shattering a record of 106 degrees on August 31 set back in 2007. The heat wave kicked off at the beginning of the week. The high today in B-town expected to hit triple-digits again. The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning , which remains in effect until tomorrow, Saturday at 10 p.m.,  for many Southland areas including Burbank and the rest... Read More →

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Burbank breaks 43 year-old heat record during heat wave

Burbank breaks 43 year-old heat record during heat wave. Yesterday, the thermometer kept rising in the Media City. When it hit 106 we thought that was going to be it. However, the temperature continue to climb until it hit a record 109, according to the National Weather Service. That breaks a record of 104 set on that day back in 1973. Records were broken in other Southland cities as well. Don’t turn off the A/C, the heat is not about to let up yet. Today is supposed to be... Read More →

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Stay cool on Father’s Day

  It’s not going to be easy to stay cool on Father’s Day. The Southland is going to sizzle today. The thermometer hit 80 before 9 a.m. in Burbank this morning. A good indicator it’s going to be scorcher. Weather watchers say the Media City will be one of many  SoCal places, which will fry in triple digits before the sun goes down. The heat wave will continue through Tuesday. Some relief predicted on Wednesday. The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning through Monday at... Read More →

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Mega Millions lottery jackpot over $300 million

Mega Millions jackpot over $300 million for tonight’s draw. No one got all six numbers right in last Tuesday’s draw, so the jackpot rolled over to $310 million. Those lucky numbers: 36, 37, 38, 52, 62, and the Mega Ball 6. A ticket with all but the Mega Ball was sold at the Chevron Station 11355 Artesia Boulevard in the Southland city of Cerritos.  That ticket is worth $814,806. This the first time since November of 2014, the lottery jackpot has crashed through the $300 million barrier. If you... Read More →

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Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in the Southland today

Presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton. is in the Southland today, fundraising and drumming up support for her campaign for the White House. Clinton is set to appear at an event at a home in Studio City this afternoon, the first of several appearance. Then later this evening, the former secretary of state is the main attraction at a reception hosted by Los Angeles Mayor, Eric Garcetti, at the Hancock home of “Maze Runner” (2014) movie producer, Ellen Goldsmith-Vein. Tickets reportedly start at $1,000 per person. Yesterday Clinton... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis / Media city G -- Two workmen, without umbrellas, dashed through the intersection of West Olive Avenue and South Victory in Burbank January 5, 2016

Burbank pounded by winter storm Tuesday, more rain coming

Burbank and the rest of the Southland got pounded by a major storm yesterday and a second is expected to hammer us hard today. Meanwhile, more storms are lining up to roll through our area. Weather watchers say this is the first series of El Niño storms to hit Southern California this winter. We’ve been hoping for rain — now we’re getting it in a big way! Periods of rain predicted throughout the day, with thunderstorms and some heavy downpours at time. The Media City could get as much as... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill to open at 101 North 1st Street Burbank November 4, 2015

Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill opening in Burbank

Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill is coming to Burbank. Renovation is underway for the new restaurant at the old location of the Elephant Bar 101 North 1st street, which closed a few months ago. Wood Ranch has several locations throughout the Southland including Valencia, Northridge, Chino Hills and at The Grove in Los Angeles. Here’s a description of the chain’s menu from its website: “Premium American Babyback Pork Ribs, Certified Angus Beef™ steaks, prime rib, and burgers, USDA Choice tri-tip roasts (our top-selling entrée),... Read More →

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A scorcher in Burbank

Wow! At noon today, the temperature hit 100 in Burbank and the mercury will probably climb even higher this afternoon. A Southland heat wave kicked off earlier in the week and it’s expected to peak today and tomorrow. The national weather service has issued an excessive heat warning until  8 p.m. tomorrow for Burbank and most of the Los Angeles region, except for coastal areas.  Take extra precautions with children and the elderly. Also, cranking up all those air conditioners will cause a surge in electrical... Read More →

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Updated: Burbank breaks heat record as heat wave continues

Burbank is baking in that relentless heat wave scorching the Southland. Yesterday, the Media City broke a record with a high of 104 — the previous record for August 15 was 101 set in 1977.  The temperature in B-town is expected to soar into the triple digits once again today. The excessive heat warning from the weather service is expected to expire tonight at 8 pm. however,  the heat wave reportedly will not break until Tuesday. So take precautions and try to stay out of the... Read More →

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Photo of Special Olympics athlete Andi Gusmari courtesy LAPD

Missing Special Olympics athlete found safe

A Special Olympics athlete missing from USC since last Saturday, turned up in Hayward — more than 350 miles north in the East Bay today. Yesterday, photos of  Andi Gusmari  were splashed all over social media. This morning, Gusmari, 44, reportedly walked into the Hayward PD headquarters. He was described as “healthy,”but hungry. Gusmari speaks only Albanian and has a speech impediment. The Olympic bowler reportedly had his documentation with him, but no money. “At about 2 a.m. he walked into our front lobby and he used the phone. Somehow... Read More →

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clouds, sun and warm temps for rest of the weekend

A heavy marine layer rolled into the Southland this morning, but the long 4th of July weekend is expected to end with sunshine in the afternoon. Here in Burbank, cloudy skies and temperatures in the 60s on this Sunday morning. The forecast for the Media City calls for temps to warm up into the 80s by late today. The cloudy skies and patchy fog return tonight. This weather pattern expected to continue  for SoCal through most of the work week with even cooler temperatures by Thursday.

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Photo: Terje "Terry" Canavarro/freelance photog -- Crowds greeted President Obama as he arrived by motorcade in Studio City for a star-studded fundraiser at actor George Clooney

UPDATED: Street closures in Burbank due to visit of President Obama

UPDATED: 5:00 p.m. President Barack Obama is headed to the Southland today and his visit with undoubtedly cause some traffic issues. The president has a very busy schedule, which includes at least one major fundraiser and appearances on a talk show. Burbank Police sent out a news release warning of the closure today of Hollywood Way (in both directions) between Empire Avenue to Glenoaks Boulevard, starting at around 4 p.m. through 5:30 p.m. The closure will affect the following side streets as well: Thornton Avenue Burton Avenue Tulare Avenue San Fernando Boulevard Cohasset... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Cloudy skies over Burbank February 21, 2015

Cloudy skies and rain in Burbank

Cloudy skies over Burbank on this Sunday morning. Some light rain began shortly after 10 a.m. A storm system is expected to linger over the Southland today and that could mean raindrops during the 2015 Academy Awards ceremony and hoopla in Hollywood. A steady rain is in the forecast for this evening and overnight. Cooler temperatures for the Media City with the high only in the 50s. So you’ll probably need a jacket or sweater as well  as an umbrella.

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Warm weather through Valentine’s Day weekend for Burbank

Get out the shorts, flip-flops, and don’t forget the sunglasses. At 11:15 a.m. in the Media City the temperature hit 79 degrees. It’s going to get even hotter — well into the 80s. The forecast is for this mini-winter heat wave to linger through Valentine’s Day weekend. Much of the Southland is enjoying the extra warm weather — in some places like Los Angeles the temps are 20 degrees above average for this time of year. It’s not all sunshine and blue skies, the Santa Ana winds are... Read More →

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Thunder, lightning, and rain in Burbank

Thunder, lightning, and rain in Burbank. The thunder rumbled and the lightning flashed around 3 p.m. A few sprinkles followed  and that soon turned into a heavy downpour. Some gusty winds as well. The weather forecast is for scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms throughout the Southland this afternoon. The chance of rain remains in the forecast for Burbank tonight. Lows in the 50s and some light winds. If you’re heading out to “Ladies Night Out” in Magnolia Park take along a sweater or jacket and an umbrella.

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Students offered free tickets to see Oscar-nominated “Selma”

A movement offering more than 300, 000 free tickets to the Oscar-nominated film, “Selma,” is sweeping the country.  The first of its kind program started in New York City with some African American business leaders creating a fund to send 27,000 students to see the critically acclaimed drama. The demand was so great that the fund grew to support 75,000 students.Then, the fund seriously ballooned as the movement spread to cities like Boston, Washington, D.C., Nashville, New Orleans, Dallas, Chicago, San Francisco and now the Los Angeles-Long Beach area,... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Strong winds whipped around the flag out front of the American Legion Post No.150 at 940 West Olive Avenue Burbank January 24, 2015

Strong winds and warm temps in Burbank, Southland this weekend

Very strong winds whipped and howled through Burbank this morning. Winds died down to light breezes shortly after 9 a.m., but a wind advisory for the Media City and many other parts of the Southland remains in effect through 3 p.m. tomorrow afternoon. Wind with gusts from 35 to 55 mph are expected in Ventura and Los Angeles Counties, including coastal and valley areas. There could be even more powerful winds in the canyons, below the passes, and in the mountains. In B-town, the winds ripped down palm fronds, tree... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- A pedestrian caught in a downpour during first big storm of the season in Burbank December 2, 2014

Stormy weather expected through Wednesday in Burbank

More stormy weather today so keep those umbrellas at the ready. Yesterday, the much anticipated storm rolled into Burbank and the rest of the Southland with periods of heavy rain and chilly temperatures. The chance of rain today is 90 percent. It will warm up a bit — expect the temperatures to be mostly in the mid-60s — maybe topping out in low 70s.  Weather watchers are forecasting the heaviest rainfall during the afternoon and through Wednesday night. The storm should be clearing out by Thursday, but scattered showers are... Read More →

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City of Burbank offering free sandbags

A major storm is set to dump a lot of rain on the Southland today and tomorrow. The chance of rain in Burbank is 100 percent on Tuesday. The weather watchers say we could get 1 to 2 inches of rain. That kind of heavy rainfall could produce flash flooding. So the City of Burbank is offering free sandbags to residents and local businesses. The Public Works Department is providing the sandbags. Initially, residents can get up to 25 sandbags — but can request more if... Read More →

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Today is Election Day — go vote

Today is Election Day all across the country. The November 4 General Election in California includes votes for governor and a number of propositions. Several  county measures and local offices are on our Southland ballot as well. Voters can find their polling place by texting the word “VOTE” to 69520. Also, you can find your polling location and answers to some basic election questions by going to lavote.net . Polls opened at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Let your voice be heard. Vote. It’s your right.... Read More →

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Mega millions jackpot balloons to $200 million

Mega Millions jackpot has ballooned to $200 million after no ticket had all of the winning numbers in last night’s draw. This is the first time since last February, the Mega Millions lottery jackpot has reached that money milestone. The last time the jackpot was hit happened back August, when it stood at $180 million. A Riverside man won that motherload. The lucky Friday digits: 21, 31, 43, 56, 60 and the Mega 12. One California ticket has all of those numbers except the... Read More →

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Will another Southlander win the $180 million Mega Millions jackpot?

The Mega Millions jackpot has hit $180 million and appears to be headed for the $200 million mark. No lottery ticket had all of last night’s winning numbers: 11, 37, 46, 64, 68, and the Mega 15. However, someone who bought a ticket at the North Hollywood 7-Eleven, 7568 Lankershim Boulevard, came pretty close to scoring a jackpot win. The North Hollywood ticket has all of the winning numbers, except the Mega Ball. It’s worth $255,171. Four other tickets, two in New York and one in Missouri and Washington matched... Read More →

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