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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Ron Kaye: Reviewing the Week in Crime

    Every Wednesday promptly at 1:30 p.m., 50 or more cops and some civilian staffers assemble in the meeting room at the Glendale Police Department for the fastest 60 minutes in crime-fighting. They call it the “Week in Crime.” A glimpse inside...
  • Glendale man pleads guilty to defrauding lenders out of $5 million

    A former Glendale man faces up to 75 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to defrauding private lenders out of more than $5 million, officials announced Monday. Henrik Sardariani, 44, pleaded guilty last week in U.S. District Court to five...
  • 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...