| Jul 18, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Good morning, readers. Today is Wednesday, July 18, 2012. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's Summer Night Lights program, created to curb gang violence, was dealt a blow last week.
Two employees working for Villaraigosa were shot in Sun Valley, and...
| Apr 11, 2010
| 9:00 AM
After 10 months on the force, Burbank Police Officer Matthew Pavelka responded to a call for backup at the Ramada Inn parking lot. It would be the rookie’s last ride.
The routine stop in November 2003 escalated into a hail of gunfire that left...
| Jun 22, 2010
| 12:02 PM
OLIVE PARK — For most of the Hap Minor Baseball season, players were mainly concerned with team-orientated goals, like winning divisional titles.
But at the 54rd annual Burbank Civitan Club Baseball Jamboree, it was a time for individual...
| Jul 17, 2010
BURBANK — Four store clerks were cited this week after they allegedly sold spray paint supplies to underage teens who were working undercover for police, officials said.
Several teens volunteered to go undercover Tuesday and purchase spray paint...
| Sep 17, 2010
| 7:29 PM
It was a mess.
Broken glass from the left-side window of the Glendale News-Press and Burbank Leader lay strewn about the inside of our building last week. Someone, for unknown reason or motivation, destroyed one of our panel windows.
I gave my...
| Sep 28, 2010
| 7:20 PM
Note: This is the first of a two-part series.
More than a year-and-a-half after Scott Schaffer's release from a 13-month prison sentence for pleading guilty to trading guns for drugs with street-gang affiliates — a conspiracy he maintains he did...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 4:06 PM
A reputed gang member accused of trying to kill two Glendale men during a carjacking and subsequent freeway crash was ordered to stand trial Monday on attempted murder charges.
Manuel Jesus Rodriguez, 28, of Tujunga is charged with carjacking, assault...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 5:57 PM
Two men were convicted this week in the 2008 murder of a Mongols Motorcycle Club member gunned down while riding on the Glendale (2) Freeway.
Jurors on Wednesday found Richard Clayborne, 40, and Jose Gonzalez, 36, guilty of killing 30-year-old Venice...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 6:12 PM
Prosecutors charged a reputed gang member Friday with trying to kill two Glendale men during a brazen carjacking and separate shootings earlier this week.
Manuel Jesus Rodriguez, 28, of Tujunga faces two felony counts of attempted murder as well as a...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 10:54 AM
Los Angeles recorded another large drop in homicides in 2013, and nowhere has the trend been more pronounced than in the San Fernando Valley.
The Valley had 40 homicides this year, dropping 35% from 2012 — the biggest decline of any region in...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 1:28 PM
This article was updated to include more information.
A car piloted by an 83-year-old driver plowed into a jewelry store on Brand Boulevard Wednesday after he reportedly drove forward, rather than putting the vehicle into reverse as he intended,...
| May 1, 2013
| 6:53 PM
An argument between friends was interrupted Sunday by a pair of gangsters who decided to settle the issue and take matters into their own hands, police said.
The alleged gang members were inside a blue Chevrolet Suburban about 7:37 p.m. when they drove...