Fight in Burbank Starbucks Ends with Black Eye

A 44-year-old man who got into an argument over a coffee at Starbucks in Burbank on Saturday ended up with a black eye, police said.
The Huntington Park man was approached at around 11:30 a.m. after he allegedly picked up the wrong drink at the pick-up counter, said Burbank Police Lt. Eddie Ruiz
The man who approached him insisted the coffee was his, Ruiz said.
After a brief verbal exchange, the suspect left the North San Fernando Boulevard coffee shop and came back with another man.
The men then shoved and punched the Huntington Park man and fled the scene, leaving the victim with a black eye.
“There was a misunderstanding whose coffee it was,” Ruiz said. “[The victim] thought it belonged to him.”
The suspects were described as Armenian, roughly 27 years old and with black hair. One of them was about 5 feet, 4 inches tall and 250 pounds. The other was roughly 5 feet, 8 inches tall and 185 pounds, Ruiz said.
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Burbank to Let Cellular Towers In Public Right-of-Ways
The City Council moved to allow cellular towers on new poles in public right-of-ways on the condition that the service provider obtains an encroachment permit.
Those who live within 1,000 feet of the proposed tower will be informed of the permit once it is pulled, according to the process approved by the City Council on Tuesday. Anyone will be able to file an appeal.
In the 3-1 vote, Councilman David Gordon was the sole dissenter and Councilman Gary Bric was absent.
Officials on Tuesday also suggested keeping the city’s current directive on wireless telecommunications facilities — which allows controversial cell towers on institutional properties in residential areas — as is, despite heavy opposition from local residents.

A number of local residents decked out in “Save Burbank Neighborhoods” T-shirts flocked to the meeting demanding the city more seriously explore their list of complaints with the existing regulations regarding wireless facilities in residential zones.
When the same group successfully campaigned to keep a wireless telecommunications facility off the Little White Chapel on North Avon Street earlier this year, the City Council decided to take a closer look at cell tower regulations.
But when city officials returned to the council Tuesday without utilizing any of the residents’ suggestions into the ordinance, they felt their voices weren’t being heard.
The group had called for ongoing inspections of radio frequency emissions, equipment disclosure, encroachment limits of cell towers in residential neighborhoods, time limits on cell tower permits and increased public noticing.
“Save Burbank Neighborhoods is outraged by city staff’s refusal to listen to the public and protect the property value, public health and character of our residential neighborhoods,” the group posted on its website.
During the more than two-hour discussion Tuesday night, the council directed officials to host a study session with a cell-tower policy expert and local residents to explore the practicality of implementing the group’s suggestions into the ordinance.

“We may make further modifications to the rules about wireless telecommunications facilities in residential areas,” Mayor Dave Golonski said Wednesday.
According to the ordinance, facilities that are used to collect utility customer meter data get a six-month exemption from the new regulations. That would include the Southern California Gas Company, which has plans to install five new poles with meter equipment in residential neighborhoods.