818 Roundup: Former Burroughs High coach faces charges for alleged sexual relationship with minor

Good morning, 818. Today is Wednesday, March 23, 2016. Temperatures for today are forecasted to reach a high of 81 and a low of 49, according to the National Weather Service.

Here are your local headlines:


What's in a name?


A South Pasadena branding firm told Bob Hope Airport officials the possible benefits of having Los Angeles in its name. However, some residents do not want any of it. The legal name for the airfield would remain Bob Hope Airport, but officials are considering a branding name in an effort to draw more travelers. Burbank Leader

Airport seeks fix to parking problem

Bob Hope Airport is looking to implement a new parking strategy in an attempt to recoup revenue lost due to the increasing use of transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft. Visitors to the airport could possibly pay as low as $7 in Lot A, $10 in lots B and C, $20 in lots E and G, $28 in the parking structure and $20 using the valet. Alternatively, rates could be as high as $13 to $34 depending on which lot is used. Burbank Leader

Crime and Public Safety

Former BUSD worker faces several charges

A former assistant boys baseball coach at John Burroughs High School was charged Tuesday with having an ongoing sexual relationship with a student for more than two years, starting when the girl was 15 years old, officials said. Burbank resident Jose Banuelos Jr., 28,. has been charged with two felony counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor, as well as one felony count each of oral copulation of a person under 16, oral copulation of a person under 18, sexual penetration by a foreign object and possession of child pornography. Burbank Leader

Bad smell leads to evacuation

Nearly 30 households were displaced Saturday night after a plumbing issue in a unit of an old Glendale apartment complex caused the release of a flammable, highly toxic gas, officials said. Firefighters evacuated the building while hazardous materials crews tested the air and detected hydrogen sulfide, a gas that smells like rotten eggs and in low concentrations, can cause eye burning, tearing, coughing and shortness of breath. Glendale News-Press

Drive-by shooting under investigation

Police are investigating a drive-by shooting reported Friday night in a Glendale neighborhood, police said. Just after 10:30 p.m., a witness reportedly saw a man flee after firing four to six rounds from a white car in the 900 block of East Acacia Avenue, said Glendale Police Sgt. Robert William. Glendale News-Press

Helicopter lands safely on baseball field


A mechanical issue forced a Glendale and Burbank police helicopter to land on a baseball field at Montrose Community Park Saturday evening, police said. No one was injured, and no property was damaged, according to Glendale Police Sgt. Robert William. Glendale News-Press

Civic News and Politics

Candidates make pitches at forum

Job creation, water conservation and improving public safety were the key focal points Monday night during a candidate forum for the five hopefuls looking to succeed L.A. County Supervisor Mike Antonovich in the 5th District. Among them was Glendale Mayor Ara Najarian, who pointed to Glendale's efforts to curb water waste. Glendale News-Press

In the Community

Those eggs didn't stand a chance

It was fun and games for kids — and even the adults — during an Easter egg hunt at La Crescenta's Two Strike Park on Saturday. About 200 people came out for a sunny day of Easter-themed activities, including a coloring contest, Easter basket giveaway and the chance to snap a photo with the Easter Bunny. Glendale News-Press


Ryan Fonseca,

Twitter: @RyFons