| Nov 28, 2012
| 9:03 PM
A member of an Armenian crime ring was sentenced Wednesday to serve 25 years in federal prison for orchestrating an identity theft and bank fraud scheme while in prison.
U.S. District Court Judge David Carter sentenced Arman Sharopetrosian, 33, of...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 6:28 PM
La Cañada Flintridge has seen a nearly 40% increase in burglaries compared to last year, and city officials believe statewide changes to the justice system are to blame.
On Monday, Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Capt. Dave Silversparre reported 17...
| 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...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 7:32 AM
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...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 1:38 PM
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,...
| Oct 28, 2012
| 6:00 AM
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...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 6:20 AM
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...
| Dec 8, 2010
PASADENA — Two men convicted of killing a 49-year-old Burbank woman over an unpaid debt were sentenced Monday to state prison terms of 50 years to life and 16 years to life, drawing angry outbursts from family members in the Pasadena courtroom....
| Oct 13, 2010
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...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 6:28 PM
A former NASA investigator who had worked at JPL in La Cañada Flintridge pleaded guilty this week to filing a fraudulent federal tax return that failed to report nearly $300,000 he stole from a Lancaster church.
Alvin Danielle Allen, 42, was a special...
| Jul 29, 2011
| 7:00 PM
Marcos Costa, the driver in the fatal 2009 runaway truck collision off the Angeles Crest Highway, could end up on probation after a jury on Friday found him not guilty of second-degree murder.
The jury did convict Costa of involuntary manslaughter,...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 6:37 PM
While the memories of the deadly runaway truck collision on the Angeles Crest Highway that killed two, injured several and left a 25-ton big rig sitting inside a local bookstore have begun to fade for some, life will never be the same for the family of...