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  • Owner of Burbank in-home daycare sentenced to six years in prison

    The owner of an in-home daycare in Burbank was sentenced to six years in state prison Wednesday after an 11-month-old boy suffocated to death from a car-seat chest strap under her care, officials said.
  • Drayman may not serve full year sentence

    Drayman may not serve full year sentence
    Former Councilman John Drayman, who has been convicted of embezzlement, is expected to be released from Los Angeles County jail on Sept. 26, which would cut the one-year sentence he received on Monday roughly in half. His time behind bars could be...

    Drayman serves eight days in jail

    Drayman serves eight days in jail
    Victims of former Councilman John Drayman’s embezzlement scheme said they were shocked on Wednesday to learn the convicted felon would serve the remainder of his time in custody — an expected total of six weeks — in home confinement,...

    News-Press Editorial: Drayman's punishment not appropriate

    Less than two weeks ago, locals who felt betrayed by the actions of John Drayman, the disgraced former Glendale councilman convicted of embezzlement, were able to take a small amount of satisfaction when a judge labeled him a crook and sentenced him to...

    Ex-con allegedly caught with guns, drugs during Glendale police stop

    A 27-year-old ex-convict was arrested in Glendale early Friday after police allegedly discovered guns, marijuana and ledgers inside his wife’s car. Alvaro Mejia, who’s on federal probation for drug sales, was taken into custody just after...