he initially did it to pay off some debts, but stole more when he
believed he would not be caught.
Torres allegedly told investigators that he bought two used cars,
a big screen TV, a bedroom furniture set, a DVD player and other
electronics and also paid for a lease for an apartment and paid bail
for his girlfriend in an unrelated local incident.
Torres was released Sunday on $20,000 bail. Police seized the
cars, electronics, furniture and several documents as evidence.
Petrossian to address real estate organization
SOUTHEAST GLENDALE -- Alice Petrossian, assistant superintendent
of the Glendale Unified School District, will be the guest speaker
Wednesday at the Armenian American Real Estate Assn.'s January
Petrossian will discuss issues facing Glendale's students. The
meeting, which is from 6 to 8 p.m. at Brandview Collection, 109 E.
Harvard St., will include hors d'oeuvres and refreshments for AAREA
members. Admission is free.
For more information, call Roobik Ovanesian at 567-4696.
Dial-a-ride funding might increase
LA CRESCENTA -- Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will vote
today whether to approve $25,000 in additional funding for
dial-a-ride services for seniors and people with disabilities in La
Crescenta and Montrose.
The city of Glendale contracts with Sun Valley-based Southland
Transit for dial-a-ride services in Montrose and La Crescenta.
Additional funding will raise the amount available for the services
to $86,000 a year.
Ridership of the service has increased 5% to about 250. Riders pay
$1 per ride, but the cost to the city is $12.31 per ride.
Renaissance open house scheduled
LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE -- Renaissance Academy will have an
enrollment open house for the 2004-05 school year from 10 a.m. to
Parents and students are invited to tour the campus at 4490
Cornishon Ave. and meet the staff and faculty. Free academic testing
is offered at the event.
Renaissance enrolls students in kindergarten through 12th grade.
For more information, call 952-3055.