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  • Jury finds murder suspect guilty

    Jury finds murder suspect guilty
    A 51-year-old man was convicted this week in the murder of a 20-year-old Glendale resident who was shot to death in 2005 during a home invasion robbery, officials said. A Los Angeles County Superior Court jury on Monday found Vrej Zadurian, who was...
  • Glendale police: Packaged drugs found during body search of jailed man

    A 30-year-old Glendale man was arrested this week on suspicion of dealing narcotics in Glendale and smuggling several grams of drugs into the local jail in his rectum, police said. Narcotics detectives had taken Leyvi Dawson into custody on Monday for...
  • Two charged with murder in Christmas Day crash that killed Glendale woman

    Two alleged gang members were charged with murder Friday for their roles in a police chase that ended in a Christmas Day crash that killed a Glendale woman, prosecutors said. Darrell Williams, 22, of Pasadena, and Brittany Washington, 21, of Los Angeles,...
  • Glendale police chief to consolidate divisions to cut costs

    Glendale police chief to consolidate divisions to cut costs
    Top commanders at the Glendale Police Department plan to roll out new changes starting Sunday that include a reduction in the number of command divisions and creating two detective pools. The Police Department’s four divisions — field,...
  • Ron Kaye: There's no justice in this system

    Consequences — there must be consequences for our actions, or there will be hell to pay. The punishment must fit the crime. Without that, at least as a shared principle, what do we have? That's what justice for all is all about: the balance between...
  • Glendale man gets 16 years to life in prison for killing wife, pet Pomeranian

    A 46-year-old Glendale man was sentenced today to 16 years to life in prison for killing his wife and microwaving his Pomeranian to death. John Levin was found guilty of second-degree murder last month after he pleaded guilty to felony animal cruelty...
  • Local author wrote about Chicago financier

    Writer Theodore Dreiser lived in Glendale twice. During his first sojourn here, around 1920, he started on a book but became frustrated and departed for New York to do more research. The result, “An American Tragedy” was published to great...
  • Cities could be swamped by more than 9,000 parolees

    Cities in Los Angeles County could be liable for the supervision of more than 9,000 parolees under a proposed budget plan that would eliminate and shift a significant portion of state responsibilities to local governments. Glendale police have already...
  • Glendale to house Burbank prisoners

    Glendale to house Burbank prisoners
    Starting next month, an arrest in Burbank means more time in the back a police squad car. Any person arrested after April 11 will have to be booked and housed at Glendale’s jail until water damage repairs are completed at Burbank Police and Fire...
  • Gatto and Ramani go into detail

    MIKE GATTO: 1) California faces projected budget deficits of close to $20 billion annually for the next several years. What specific steps must the state take to achieve a balanced budget? To paraphrase Winston Churchill, the next few years are likely...
  • Church burglar sentenced to two years in state prison

    A 52-year-old parolee was sentenced Wednesday to two years in state prison for pilfering hundreds of dollars from charitable donation boxes at Catholic churches in Glendale and Burbank. Peter Manuel Galindro, who has remained in custody since being...
  • Political Landscape: Frommer faces roadblocks on transportation issues

    Frommer faces roadblocks on transportation issues Glendale native and former state Assemblyman Dario Frommer was voted in as chairman of the California Transportation Commission on Jan. 19, just in time to inherit a fistful of financial problems....