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  • Glendale pedestrian safety effort yields 28 citations

    Glendale pedestrian safety effort yields 28 citations
    Police cited more than two dozen motorists Wednesday during an undercover operation aimed at those who failed to stop for pedestrians. Twenty-eight motorists received citations mostly for reportedly failing to stop for a Glendale police officer, who went...
  • '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....
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Fatal motorcycle crash stalls traffic on westbound 134 Freeway

    Fatal motorcycle crash stalls traffic on westbound 134 Freeway
    Three lanes of the westbound 134 Freeway are closed, snarling traffic through the Burbank and Glendale areas after a fatal motorcycle crash early Tuesday, a spokesman from the California Highway Patrol said. Officers received calls about a downed...
  • Rocker Peter Murphy's DUI case gets new hearing

    Rocker Peter Murphy's DUI case gets new hearing
    A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge on Friday continued a hearing for Bauhaus lead singer Peter Murphy, who is accused of rear-ending a vehicle and fleeing to Los Angeles, where an eyewitness blocked him until police arrived. His attorney,...
  • Elderly pedestrian struck, killed in Glendale

    Elderly pedestrian struck, killed in Glendale
    An older woman died Saturday evening after being hit by a car on Doran Street near Glendale Avenue, police said.  A car travelling west on Doran Street hit the 88-year-old Glendale resident, whose identity was not released, at about 6:30 p.m. She was...
  • Police: Woman stepped out between two parked cars when fatally struck

    An 88-year-old Glendale woman was struck and fatally injured by a car Saturday on Doran Street near Glendale Avenue, police said. The woman, who police identified as Balasan Mirzabegianliwasgan, was pronounced dead that evening at Glendale Adventist...
  • Woman fatally struck by car identified

    An 88-year-old Glendale woman was struck and fatally injured by a car Saturday on Doran Street near Glendale Avenue, police said. The woman, who police identified as Balasan Mirzabegianliwasgan, was pronounced dead that evening at Glendale Adventist...
  • Man crashes car into jewelry store on Brand Boulevard

    Man crashes car into jewelry store on Brand Boulevard
    This article was updated to include more information. A car piloted by an 83-year-old driver plowed into a jewelry store on Brand Boulevard Wednesday after he reportedly drove forward, rather than putting the vehicle into reverse as he intended,...
  • Three women struck, injured by vehicles in two recent incidents

    Three older women were struck by vehicles in two separate incidents this week, sending all of them to the hospital - one in grave condition. At around 8 p.m. Thursday, two women - one 59 years old and the other 73 - were struck by a car as they were...