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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Bail denied in largest ever Medicare fraud scheme

    LOS ANGELES — Three Glendale men who were arrested last week on suspicion of taking part in the largest Medicare fraud scheme in history were ordered to remain in jail on Tuesday because they were considered a flight risk and a danger to the...
  • Men sentenced for killing woman

    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....
  • 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...