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  • 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&...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Pasadena resident in line for possible county jail oversight commission

    Pasadena resident in line for possible county jail oversight commission
    Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich today announced plans to appoint retired federal judge Dickran Tevrizian, a Pasadena resident, to a possible oversight commission for the troubled county jail system. The Board of Supervisors will consider...
  • L.A. County jail panel seems likely with Antonovich announcement

    L.A. County jail panel seems likely with Antonovich announcement
    Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich announced Monday that he would appoint a retired federal judge to an independent commission examining the scope of brutality in the sheriff's jails. He made the announcement, however, before the board...