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  • Man faces life in prison

    A 36-year-old man was found guilty this week of kidnapping a Burbank woman in 2006 and then raping her at a hotel in Glendale, officials said. Edward Nikolayan was convicted Monday of kidnapping, drugging, raping and assaulting the woman on Sept. 19,...
  • Second Glendale brother sentenced in multi-million dollar fraud scheme

    The second of two Glendale brothers who masterminded construction contract kickback schemes that bilked Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena and a Bay Area business out of millions of dollars has been sentenced to federal prison. Tony Hamedany, 58,...
  • Police make gang arrest

    Police make gang arrest
    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...
  • 2 men sentenced in teen's 'text-message' death

    2 men sentenced in teen's 'text-message' death
    Decrying "how much was lost for so little," a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge Friday sentenced two men to lengthy prison terms for killing a teenager three years ago over an insulting text message. Zareh Manjikian was sentenced to 50 years to...
  • 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...
  • History could save Verdugo Hills Golf Course

    History could save Verdugo Hills Golf Course
    L.A. City Councilman Richard Alarcon is moving to save the Verdugo Hills Golf Course from residential development by adding it to the city's list of historic and cultural monuments. It's the latest in a series of moves — including rezoning and...
  • Second man sentenced in Huntington Memorial Hospital fraud scheme

    Second man sentenced in Huntington Memorial Hospital fraud scheme
    A second man who played a key role in defrauding Huntington Memorial Hospital of millions during a large renovation project was sentenced Monday to 18 months in a federal prison. Alexander Svidler, 54, who owns a Bay Area construction firm, pleaded...
  • 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...
  • Pair charged in Burbank shooting incident

    Prosecutors have charged two Burbank men following their arrest last week on suspicion of attempted murder, police said. Fernando Lopez and Juan Alcala each are facing three felony counts of shooting from a moving vehicle, according to the district...
  • DUI stop yields arrest record

    DUI stop yields arrest record
    GLENDALE — Police broke regional records Friday when they arrested 12 motorists on suspicion of driving under the influence during a sobriety checkpoint, officials said. Most police checkpoints yield two to four intoxicated driving arrests, but...
  • Bills await governor's signature

    It was a busy week at the state capitol as lawmakers scrambled to get bills to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk before recessing on Friday until January. One bill written by Sen. Carol Liu (D-La CaƱada Flintridge) that increases protection for public safety...
  • 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...