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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Glendale woman claims ex- boyfriend kidnapped, threatened to kill her

    A 50-year-old El Sereno man was arrested early Tuesday after he allegedly kidnapped his ex-girlfriend at knifepoint from her home in Glendale. Los Angeles police officers found Pedro Rivera's 25-year-old ex-girlfriend in North Hollywood after she...
  • 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,...
  • Rock singer arrested in Glendale on domestic assault warrant

    Rock singer arrested in Glendale on domestic assault warrant
    Ronald Radke, the lead singer of the rock band Falling In Reverse, was arrested Monday morning at his home in Glendale on an outstanding warrant for alleged domestic assault. The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office had issued the...
  • Falling in Reverse frontman to stand trial for alleged assault on girlfriend

    Falling in Reverse frontman to stand trial for alleged assault on girlfriend
    This post has been updated, see details below. The lead singer of the rock band Falling In Reverse, who was arrested last week in Glendale on an outstanding warrant for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend, is slated to defend himself in front of a jury....