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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Violent crimes down, thefts up

    Violent crimes down, thefts up
    Local violent crimes decreased in 2010, while the number of thefts increased slightly in Burbank and Glendale, according to preliminary crime reports from the FBI — a trend police officials say could be harder to stymie because of the court-mandated...
  • Blue line gets a little thicker

    Blue line gets a little thicker
    The Burbank Police Department welcomed four new officers last week and promoted three others from within to the ranks of sergeant, lieutenant and captain. Even with the new officers and promotions, the department still has seven vacant positions, which...
  • Small Wonders: Sentenced to a year in church

    Much as some adults complain about going to church, none are there against their will and all are free to leave any time. As it should be. Kids are another story, because they have to do just about everything against their will. But when a judge is...
  • Portantino concerned about released prisoners

    Los Angeles County will be seeing an influx of criminals as part of the state’s prison realignment plan, and state Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) told the LCF City Council Monday night that he is concerned about the plan&...
  • Attorney for Burbank man charged with beating wife had medical issues in jail

    A 70-year-old Burbank man accused of beating his wife to death with a chair leg appeared in court Wednesday in a wheelchair after suffering from a fractured shoulder and back spasms in jail, his attorney said. Joseph Brancato faces murder charges after...
  • Officials say Brancato receiving medical care in jail

    Joseph Brancato, the 70-year-old Burbank man accused of beating his wife to death with a chair leg, is receiving appropriate medical attention in jail, officials said. Brancato told authorities that he only sustained a fractured shoulder as a result...
  • 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 Cañada Flintridge) that increases protection for public safety...
  • 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...