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  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Update: All lanes reopened following cement truck crash on 5 Freeway in Glendale

    [Update 10:55 a.m.] All lanes of the southbound Golden State (5) Freeway were reopened at about 10:35 a.m. Monday after a cement truck crashed, trapping and seriously injuring the driver, officials said. The driver, whose name was not immediately...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Tujunga man faces attempted murder, carjacking charges

    Prosecutors charged a reputed gang member Friday with trying to kill two Glendale men during a brazen carjacking and separate shootings earlier this week. Manuel Jesus Rodriguez, 28, of Tujunga faces two felony counts of attempted murder as well as a...
  • 818 Roundup: Creature shop comes back to life; Man dies during massage; woman files suit

    818 Roundup: Creature shop comes back to life; Man dies during massage; woman files suit
    Good morning readers! Today is Monday, April 7. Rub the weekend out of your eyes, and check out these headlines around the area:  A 66-year-old man died Thursday after receiving a massage at a newly opened spa in Glendale, police said. The man was...
  • Lawsuit claims Porsche was going only 55 mph in Roger Rodas, Paul Walker fatal crash

    Lawsuit claims Porsche was going only 55 mph in Roger Rodas, Paul Walker fatal crash
    The widow of Roger Rodas claims in a lawsuit filed Monday that the Porsche he was driving was going only 55 mph when it crashed, killing him and his passenger, actor Paul Walker. The claim contradicts a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department's...
  • 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...