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  • Helicopter had 'mechanical problems' before Griffith Park crash

    A helicopter on a routine flight over Los Angeles made a "hard landing" in Griffith Park around 2:17 p.m. Thursday after experiencing "mechanical problems," fire officials said.  The pilot and three passengers, who were not immediately identified,...
  • Group to eye traffic safety in Glendale

    Glendale officials plan to take a new approach in addressing pedestrian safety issues following a recent string of collisions and fatalities in the city. They are forming a subcommittee of the Transportation and Parking Commission to look into safety...
  • Driver allegedly hits motorcyclist in Glendale

    A Glendale motorist was arrested Wednesday night after he allegedly ran a red light and struck a motorcyclist while under the influence of drugs, police said. The motorist, Ivan Ramirez, 30, was taken into custody about 6:30 p.m. on suspicion of DUI and...
  • Glendale denies pedestrian death claim

    The city has denied a wrongful death claim filed by the family of an 83-year-old Glendale man who was struck and killed by a minivan last year on Broadway in a section of the street they allege is dangerous. Members of Kourkin Anouchian’s family...
  • Stats reflect Glendale traffic dangers

    Last year was devastating for pedestrians in Glendale as traffic-related fatalities saw a 400% jump from 2012. Fatalities jumped to eight last year, which is substantial compared to 2012 when police logged only two traffic-related deaths, according to...
  • Reward offered in Joseph Gatto shooting case as family seeks public's help

    Reward offered in Joseph Gatto shooting case as family seeks public's help
    Assemblyman Mike Gatto and his family pleaded for the public's help Tuesday in the shooting death of their father, Joseph Gatto, a well-known artist and retired teacher found shot to death in his Silver Lake home. Flanked by Los Angeles Mayor Eric...
  • Shots reportedly fired on 2 Freeway in Glendale, CHP says

    Officers were investigating reports of shots fired on the northbound 2 Freeway in Glendale late Tuesday after a stolen vehicle crashed and snarled traffic, the California Highway Patrol told the Los Angeles Times. The vehicle crashed near Foothill...
  • Mother of teen killed by school bus arrested

    Mother of teen killed by school bus arrested
    The mother of a 13-year-old boy who was struck and killed in May by a school bus was arrested early Tuesday after she allegedly stabbed her longtime partner in his stomach during a dispute over drugs. The boy’s 30-year-old mother, Karen Hernandez,...
  • 'Fast and Furious' actor and Glendale native Paul Walker dies in car crash

    'Fast and Furious' actor and Glendale native Paul Walker dies in car crash
    Actor Paul Walker and one other person were killed in a fiery vehicle crash Saturday in Valencia, Walker’s representatives confirmed on social media. Walker, 40, was best known for his role in the “Fast and Furious” movie franchise....
  • Paul Walker death: Father recalls 'Fast and Furious' star's big heart

    The grieving father of "Fast and Furious" actor Paul Walker, who died Saturday when the Porsche he was riding in slammed into a tree and concrete lamp post, said he was proud of his son "every day of his life," the Los Angeles Times reported....
  • Paul Walker death: No final results on actor, driver's autopsies

    Paul Walker death: No final results on actor, driver's autopsies
    Autopsies on “Fast and Furious” star Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rodas, who were killed in a fiery crash Saturday, have been completed but final results are not yet available, according to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office....
  • Year in Review: Glendale experienced highs and lows in 2013

    Year in Review: Glendale experienced highs and lows in 2013
    The year was filled with ups and downs, good news and bad. Some things changed. The City Council welcomed a new member, Glendale Community College ushered in a new leader, and the city and college tightened smoking rules. A long-simmering dispute about...