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  • Start the Presses: Broken window theories

    Start the Presses: Broken window theories
    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...
  • Gang member sentencing delayed again

    The sentencing for a 36-year-old gang member convicted of killing a 16-year-old Burbank boy and trying to kill his four friends 20 years ago was postponed Thursday. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Bob Bowers rescheduled Rodolfo Gallegos’...
  • It's a no-brainer: Legalize marijuana

    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...
  • Commanders address police union grievances

    Burbank police union officials say commanders have acquiesced to many of the grievances they filed against the impacts of reassigning rank-and-file officers. The grievances, filed in late April, focused on the lack of police officers in key field...
  • Man gets 85 years to life for killing Burbank teen

    A 37-year-old gang member was sentenced to 85 years to life in prison Thursday for killing a 16-year-old Burbank boy and trying to kill his four friends 20 years ago in Van Nuys. Rodolfo Gallegos remained stoic as Los Angeles County Superior Court...
  • Shooting death of Officer Pavelka

    Shooting death of Officer Pavelka
    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...
  • Attempted murder suspect to stand trial

    Attempted murder suspect to stand trial
    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...
  • Jurors find pair guilty in Glendale (2) Freeway shooting

    Jurors find pair guilty in Glendale (2) Freeway shooting
    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...
  • Tujunga man faces attempted murder, carjacking charges

    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...
  • Drop in San Fernando Valley homicides outpaces other L.A. regions

    Drop in San Fernando Valley homicides outpaces other L.A. regions
    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...
  • Man crashes car into jewelry store on Brand Boulevard

    Man crashes car into jewelry store on Brand Boulevard
    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,...
  • Police say alleged gang members assaulted Glendale teen

    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...