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  • 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....
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Governor again blocks parole for killer of CV High student in '91

    For the second time, Gov. Jerry Brown has reversed a state decision to grant parole to a 39-year-old man who killed a 17-year-old Crescenta Valley High School student nearly 21 years ago. In his March 16 decision, Brown stated that Paul Crowder, who is...
  • Four convicted in identity theft and bank fraud scheme

    Four members of an alleged Armenian organized crime ring were convicted by a federal judge in San Ana Wednesday on charges of identity theft and bank fraud, prosecutors announced Thursday. The five-week trial at the U.S. District Court in Santa Ana ended...
  • Ron Kaye: It'll be hell to pay when the bills come due

    I don't know about you, but I've been through a lot in my life and I've never seen anything like this — and it isn't at all like seeing an elephant fly. Our elected officials must think we are all “Dumbos” and will somehow go along with...
  • With Costa trial over, what will be done about Crest safety?

    With Costa trial over, what will be done about Crest safety?
    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...
  • Convicted child abuser freed after state error

    GLENDALE — Amy Ennis, a former baby sitter convicted in 2004 of abusing a Glendale couple’s newborn, has been released from prison for a second time after a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge ruled that state corrections officials were...
  • 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...