Man attacked trying to stop dog fight
NORTHWEST DISTRICT -- A 52-year-old Burbank man was attacked
Wednesday morning when he attempted to break up two large dogs
fighting over food.
The victim tried to unclench the jaws of his Akita and the
Rottweiler he was watching for a friend at his residence in the 1800
block of North Catalina Street when the dogs began biting him,
Burbank Police Sgt. William Berry said.
Police officers arrived and pepper-sprayed the dogs, but the dogs
continued fighting. One of the officers hit the Rottweiler with a
baton in the upper shoulder to make it retreat, Berry said.
Paramedics transported the victim to a hospital to treat
lacerations to his hands and arms, Berry said.
The Rottweiler was taken to a veterinarian to treat bite wounds
and the Akita was quarantined at the Burbank Animal Shelter for a
10-day period, police said.
“If you get into the middle of a dog fight, you shouldn’t be too
surprised [if this happens],” Berry said. “Don’t stick your hand in a
Olive post office to be named after Hope
BURBANK -- President Bush has signed a local legislator’s bill to
name the post office at 135 E. Olive Ave. after Bob Hope.
Bush signed the bill, introduced by Reps. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank)
and Howard Berman (D-Van Nuys), on Wednesday.
Schiff and Berman will work with the U.S. Postal Service office to
create a plaque that will commemorate Hope’s name and be presented at
a ceremony in coming months, according to a Schiff press release.
The legendary entertainer died July 27 at 100 after a career that
brought many accolades, including being named an honorary veteran by
act of Congress.
Acclaimed horror director to sign books
NORTHWEST DISTRICT -- Legendary horror filmmaker John Carpenter
will sign copies of his book, “John Carpenter: Prince of Darkness,”
today at Dark Delicacies.
The event will begin at 2 p.m. at the store, 4213 W. Burbank Blvd.
Carpenter is best known for his horror classics “Halloween” and
“The Fog” and the action-fantasy films “Escape From New York” and
“Big Trouble in Little China.”
The book, containing interviews with the director and several
photos of his movies, was written by Gilles Boulenger.
For more information, call 556-6660.
Beauty salon donates to fire victims
MAGNOLIA PARK -- Wax Poetic salon, spa and art gallery will donate
10% of its revenue during November to fire relief organizations in
This donation will come from gift-certificate purchases or any
service received at the salon, whether it is a haircut, facial or
body waxing, owner Kerry Hite said.
“Our hearts go out to the families that have lost their homes or
loved ones in the fires that have devastated Southern California,”
In April, the salon provided free services to the families of
soldiers fighting in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Wax Poetic is at 3208 W. Magnolia Blvd. For an appointment, call