| 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...
| Oct 6, 2010
This is the second in a two-part series.
In last week's Olive Avenue Confidential, former Burbank mover and shaker Scott Schaffer spoke out publicly for the first time since his 2005 arrest and 13-month prison sentence for mixing drugs and guns with bad...
| Oct 16, 2010
I read with great disappointment Bill Kisliuk's article "Gatto and Ramani go into detail" in your Oct.13 edition, wherein he states that both Sander Ramani and Assemblyman Mike Gatto support the continuing financial and social foolishness of the law...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 5:14 PM
Surviving victims and family members of a deadly Pasadena car crash that occurred during a police pursuit on Christmas Day — a Glendale woman and a Daly City boy — have filed claims against the city that could pave the way for wrongful death...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 6:15 PM
A 20-year-old gang member was arrested Thursday after a compliance search of his Tujunga home yielded a Taser, which violates his probation.
Alejandro Cisneros was taken into custody at his home on Samoa Avenue in Tujunga on suspicion of violating terms...