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  • 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...
  • Ron Kaye: L.A. County is too big not to fail

    The walls of L.A. County's Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration are so thick and shielding of public scrutiny that even the old-line Commies in charge of the Kremlin in Moscow would be envious. The city's newspapers have assigned teams of reporters over...
  • Schiff seeks new penalties for gun traffickers

    Schiff seeks new penalties for gun traffickers
    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) has drafted proposed new penalties for criminals who illegally purchase and smuggle firearms into Mexico, saying he hopes his measure will bring "something positive" out of the uproar over the Fast and Furious gun-tracking...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 CaƱada Flintridge) that increases protection for public safety...
  • 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...