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  • New report blames speed, old tires in deaths of Paul Walker, Roger Rodas

    New report blames speed, old tires in deaths of Paul Walker, Roger Rodas
    An L.A. County Sheriff's investigation found the high-performance Porsche that "Fast & Furious" actor and Glendale native Paul Walker was riding in was traveling up to 93 mph when it crashed and burst into flames, killing him and the driver, Roger Rodas,...
  • Private service to honor crash victims

    Private service to honor crash victims
    On Tuesday, in the absence of fanfare or media attention, La Cañada’s tiny Glenola Park will play host to a quiet memorial service as friends and family gather to remember and mourn two of their own, whose lives were tragically cut short five...
  • DreamWorks: Glendale company hits 20-year mark

    DreamWorks: Glendale company hits 20-year mark
    Still recovering from jet lag after a three-day trip to Australia, India and China, Jeffrey Katzenberg sat in a courtyard next to a duck pond at the Mediterranean-style campus dotted with oaks and olive trees. The legendary Hollywood mogul, who...
  • Earthquake: 4.4 quake strikes Los Angeles; no damage, injuries reported

    Earthquake: 4.4 quake strikes Los Angeles; no damage, injuries reported
    A shallow, magnitude-4.4 earthquake was reported Monday morning five miles from Westwood, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 6:25 a.m. PDT at a depth of 5.0 miles. There were no reports of injuries or damage. The quake...
  • La Cañada history: Local pilot died in plane crash

    La Cañada history: Local pilot died in plane crash
    Ten Years Ago The La Cañada Flintridge City Council awarded a $792,000 contract to Pima Construction to build a park on a former Caltrans lot on the south side of Foothill Boulevard near the Glendale (2) Freeway entrance. The transportation-themed...
  • Glendale, Burbank insurance rates among the state's highest

    Glendale, Burbank insurance rates among the state's highest
    A new report finds that Glendale drivers pay the most for auto insurance in California, topping a statewide list of more than 200 cities that ranks Burbank as sixth highest. Single people in Glendale pay an average of $1,823 a year for coverage, while...
  • Stats point to Glendale's most dangerous intersections

    Stats point to Glendale's most dangerous intersections
    Two of the top 10 intersections with the highest collision rates in the city are situated in Glendale’s busiest neighborhood: downtown. Police logged 43 collisions at North Brand Boulevard and Goode Avenue, which leads drivers off and onto the...
  • 210 Freeway lanes reopened Thursday night after earlier big rig collision

    210 Freeway lanes reopened Thursday night after earlier big rig collision
    The San Gabriel River (210) Freeway was reopened Thursday night after a big rig collision shut down all eastbound lanes in the Pasadena area of the freeway. A Sig Alert was issued at 1:05 p.m.  east of Allen Avenue “until further notice,”...
  • Cyclist struck in hit-and-run looks to 'Finish the Ride'

    Cyclist struck in hit-and-run looks to 'Finish the Ride'
    A cyclist whose right leg was partially amputated after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver near Griffith Park last year isn't letting the events of that tragic day stop him from prevailing in his new life's mission. Damian Kevitt was left wounded,...
  • Enforcement and inspection checkpoint nets 44 commercial vehicles

    Enforcement and inspection checkpoint nets 44 commercial vehicles
    Cracked axles, overweight loads and flat tires were some of the more than 100 violations discovered on large commercial vehicles during Wednesday's specialized enforcement and inspection in Glendale. One of the vehicles was a 40,000-pound truck with two...
  • Peter Murphy arrested for alleged DUI hit-and-run in Glendale

    Peter Murphy arrested for alleged DUI hit-and-run in Glendale
    Peter Murphy, lead singer of British Goth rock band Bauhaus, was arrested Saturday after he allegedly rear-ended a vehicle in Glendale, injured the driver and then fled to Los Angeles, where he was blocked by an eyewitness until police arrived,...
  • Surviving victims, family members in deadly Christmas Day car crash file claims

    Surviving victims and family members of a deadly Pasadena car crash that occurred during a police pursuit on Christmas Day — a Glendale woman and a Daly City boy — have filed claims against the city that could pave the way for wrongful death...