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  • 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....
  • Jail rebuild is on home stretch

    Jail rebuild is on home stretch
    Construction on Burbank’s Police/Fire Headquarters is scheduled to be completed this spring, a little more than three years after the start of renovations, a city official said Friday. Spot repairs on the facility began in 2000, two years after its...
  • Tri-Cities bandit pleads guilty

    A 39-year-old man known as the Tri-Cities bandit pleaded guilty Tuesday to robbing banks in several cities, including Glendale, Burbank and Pasadena, officials said. Ernest Viana, 39, accepted a plea agreement, which required him to enter his guilty plea...
  • Ron Kaye: Reviewing the Week in Crime

    Every Wednesday promptly at 1:30 p.m., 50 or more cops and some civilian staffers assemble in the meeting room at the Glendale Police Department for the fastest 60 minutes in crime-fighting. They call it the “Week in Crime.” A glimpse inside...
  • Ron Kaye: Helping those trying to help themselves

    Sometimes I think we care more about pets than people, which is really strange when you think about it. I’m sure that couldn’t be true of any other species on the planet. We round up stray cats and dogs and put them in cages where we feed and...
  • Glendale man gets 3 years in prison for hospital kickback scheme

    Glendale man gets 3 years in prison for hospital kickback scheme
    A 54-year-old Glendale man who accepted more than $3 million in kickbacks while overseeing building projects at Pasadena's Huntington Memorial Hospital was sentenced today to three years in federal prison. In addition to the prison sentence, a U.S....
  • Turkish-Armenians march to remember slain journalist

    An estimated 20,000 people have marched in Istanbul to mark five years since the murder of prominent Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink, the BBC reported. Some protesters were angry over verdicts delivered this week in the latest trial of people...
  • Antonovich blasts governor's tax plan

    Antonovich blasts governor's tax plan
    Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich criticized Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax plan and his recent realignment initiative to release nonviolent inmates from state prisons during an address to the La Caņada Flintridge Republican Club last week....
  • Glendale man pleads guilty to defrauding lenders out of $5 million

    A former Glendale man faces up to 75 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to defrauding private lenders out of more than $5 million, officials announced Monday. Henrik Sardariani, 44, pleaded guilty last week in U.S. District Court to five...
  • Former NASA investigator guilty of tax fraud

    Former NASA investigator guilty of tax fraud
    A former NASA investigator who had worked at JPL in La Caņada 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...
  • Runaway truck driver found guilty of manslaughter

    Runaway truck driver found guilty of manslaughter
    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,...