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  • Boy struck by car while chasing tennis ball

    A boy suffered serious injuries Thursday after he was struck by a vehicle as he chased a tennis ball that rolled onto Verdugo Road, police said. The boy, who is approximately 13 years old, was taken to Children's Hospital Los Angeles, where he was...
  • Glendale couple united in family's memory

    Glendale couple united in family's memory
    Last August, Vaché Thomassian celebrated his sister's whirlwind wedding — complete with a traditional church ceremony and a tour of the bride and groom's favorite locations in Armenia. The two were so in love and their friends and families...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 818 Roundup: Plane crash in Pacoima, runaway horse in Burbank, and a pricy home in La Cañada

    818 Roundup: Plane crash in Pacoima, runaway horse in Burbank, and a pricy home in La Cañada
    Good morning readers! Today is Monday, Dec. 30, the penultimate day of 2013. As you wake up from that long winter's nap, check out these headlines.  The Los Angeles Police Department is asking anyone finding jewelry that made by Assemblyman Mike Gatto's...
  • Glendale pedestrian struck and killed at marked crosswalk

    A 74-year-old Glendale woman was struck by a vehicle in a marked crosswalk at Wilson Avenue and Belmont Street on Monday and died later at a hospital, police said. It was the fifth pedestrian-collision fatality in Glendale this year. The woman,...
  • Coroner identifies motorcyclist killed in crash on Angeles Crest Highway

    A 55-year-old man was killed in a motorcycle crash Sunday afternoon on Angeles Crest Highway, according to the California Highway Patrol. The motorcyclist was identified as Manuel Lumbattis Morales of Los Angeles, according to CHP Officer Thomas Miller....
  • Area physician dies in motorcycle crash on 2 Freeway

    A prominent local physician was killed Monday night after he lost control of his motorcycle on the Glendale (2) Freeway, officials said. Thomas Grosch, 53, of La Cañada Flintridge was pronounced dead at the crash scene on the 2 Freeway near Mountain...
  • 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...