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News | June 24, 2000
Kimberly Aalberg Narineh Abadian Noel Ramos Abellera Lernik Abnoos Anet Masimi Aboulian Retina Abraamyan Aleksandr Abramyan Anton Hovik Abramyan Aram Abramyan Stella Abramyan Vaheh Abrikhanian Octavio Eduardo Acevedo Nelly Adamian Stina Adamian Viliam Akopi Adamian Tania Adary Maryam Afifi Meganush Agakiyanest Lala Aghaian Herbert Aghajani...
NEWS
By Jason Wells | June 21, 2007
The girl's locker room behind the amphitheater of Clark Magnet High School seemed ready to burst like a cork from a champagne bottle Wednesday from the cumulative nerves of 239 anxious graduating seniors. Of all the graduating classes in Glendale Unified School District this year, most students, parents and school staff agreed that this class had the least to fear from an uncertain future. "We're smart," senior Anita Haftavani said as she waited to walk out in the open-air theater.
LOCAL
June 18, 2004
Crescenta Valley High School Class of 2004 Andrea Abrishami Hiral Achhnani Daniel Adams Ermine Adzhemyan Dragos Agafitei Anni Alaverdyan Kameron Altar Melanie Alviso Ghazal Amin Armen Amirkhanyan William An Mollie Anderson Jessica Andrade George Aposhian Andre Arakilyan Kevork Artinian Jade Artis Samer Assaf Tamar Ausherman Teny Avakian Elga Avanes...
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | August 29, 2013
A Glendale police officer will be reinstated as a sergeant after successfully appealing his demotion , which came after officials claimed he pressured and harassed fellow officers. The city's Civil Service Commission rescinded the demotion of Sgt. Vahak Mardikian's in a 4-0 vote on Wednesday night after deliberating for more than an hour in closed session. Mardikian was emotional as he hugged his wife outside the City Council's chamber following the commission's decision.
NEWS
By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | January 10, 2014
A psychiatric patient was sent in a taxi from a Glendale hospital to the winter homeless shelter without notice, an incident critics call “patient dumping,” and one that the executive director of the shelter this week described as a reminder for local hospitals and homeless care providers to continually improve their communication. Patient dumping doesn't happen nearly as often in Glendale as it does on Los Angeles' skid row - where shelters have security cameras set up to catch culprits - but when it does occur, it causes confusion and strain, Natalie Profant-Komuro, executive director of Ascencia, the 90-day shelter operator and Glendale's largest homeless services provider, said after a Homeless Coalition meeting this week.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | August 28, 2013
Drivers in Glendale are roughly 76% more likely to be involved in a collision than the national average, making them some of the worst motorists nationwide, according to a new insurance report. For the ninth year in row, Glendale ranked near the bottom of the Allstate Insurance Co.'s “America's Best Drivers” report, which includes 194 of the country's largest cities. And Glendale ranked last among cities in California for having the worst drivers. “Individually, any driver can make a difference in their risk of having a collision,” said Jim Klapthor, an Allstate spokesman based in California.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | July 3, 2013
A 21-year-old Elk Grove woman was arrested this week on suspicion of soliciting sex in exchange for cash to an undercover Glendale detective during a sting at a local hotel, police said. Glendale detectives were investigating possible prostitution advertisements on Backpage.com Monday night when they contacted Mallory Osta, who had listed her phone number in an ad, according to police. Osta, who police said went by the name Giana, allegedly told detectives she had just got off work and was available to hang out. After an undercover detective indicated he would only be available to hang out for 30 minutes, she told him it would cost $140, police said.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | February 18, 2014
A 49-year-old local woman was found guilty Tuesday for her role in an elaborate $20-million healthcare fraud scheme that officials say involved a medical imaging clinic in south Glendale. Nurista Grigoryan, a Glendale resident, allegedly fraudulently used an American doctor's name and license number when she saw homeless patients at Manor Medical Imaging Clinic in the 200 block of North Central Avenue, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney's Office. Grigoryan, who reportedly only holds an Armenian medical license, allegedly filled out phony prescriptions, which were already signed by physician Kenneth Johnson.
NEWS
August 14, 2004
ANI AMIRKHANIAN It always amazes me how Armenian stereotypes are more prevalent within the Armenian culture than they are within the general populace. As with any culture, people feel offended and insulted if someone uses stereotypes to label the actions, lifestyles, traditions or customs of their culture. The Armenian subcultures or subgroups are quite different from each other, so naturally they are conflicted with varying stereotypes.
NEWS
September 18, 2003
Darleene Barrientos Six people arrested by Glendale Police vice/narcotics detectives pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges ranging from possession of several types of drugs for sale to possession of several weapons. Randy Ward, 28, David James Degree, 31, Rene Maria Saxton, 51 -- all of Sherman Oaks -- as well as Van Nuys residents Kim Marie Ward, 41, and Jonathan Renold Airale, 27, and Lisa Dugum, 24, of Northridge, were charged Wednesday with possessing marijuana, methamphetamine, ecstasy and cocaine for sale, along with possession of six handguns and assault rifles.
NEWS
By June Casagrande | December 31, 2011
Happy New Year. Or, as some say, happy New Year's, or even happy new year. Which one is correct? They all are. New Year's is one holiday that's hard to get wrong. But as the months go by, other holidays roll around that aren't so easy to write - holidays that follow rules contradictory to each other and perhaps even to logic itself. So here, to start your New Year right, is the lowdown on how to write a whole year's worth of holidays. New Year's Eve and New Year's Day always start with capital letters and always take an apostrophe.
NEWS
By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | March 19, 2012
Librarian positions at four Glendale Unified high schools may be eliminated for the 2012-13 school year as the district tries to balance budget and staffing variables, officials said. The four librarians - who are also credentialed teachers - at Glendale, Hoover, Crescenta Valley and Clark Magnet high schools have been notified that they could be moved from their current positions back into the classroom as the district works to create breathing room in its ever shrinking budget.
SPORTS
By Andrew J. Campa, andrew.campa@latimes.com | December 20, 2013
A six-month saga involving Glendale High alumnus Jesse Meaux will extend into a new year as another court date was set for the one-time pitching prospect. Meaux is expected back in Buncombe County District Court in North Carolina on Jan. 23, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. EDT for more pretrial activity, as proceedings that took place Nov. 22 were continued again. The 24-year-old Meaux, along with Asheville Tourists baseball teammate Michael Mason, was charged with two counts each of felony first degree rape and felony first degree sexual offense on Aug. 2, with each offense carrying a minimum of 12 years per charge.
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