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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....
  • Glendale police concerned about uptick of assaults on officers

    Glendale police concerned about uptick of assaults on officers
    Assaults on Glendale police officers were up for the first six months this year, prompting concerns among officials that the trend could continue its rise. There were 19 assaults on officers from January to June this year, up from 12 for the same...
  • Crime rates trend downward in Glendale despite challenges

    Crime rates trend downward in Glendale despite challenges
    Violent and property crimes in Glendale dropped 12% for the first six months this year, continuing a trend set last year. Homicide, rape, robbery and aggravated assaults fell from 130 from January to June last year to 110 for the same period this year,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...