Thirteen candidates pulled papers on Thursday to run for four
available seats, and at least four more are expected to do the same.
Four of the five council seats are in play because Councilman Gus
Gomez, who had two years left on his term, resigned Monday to take a
judicial post. Without Gomez, the council failed to get a quorum for
Tuesday's meeting, so the meeting was canceled. The council was
supposed to consider a temporary replacement for Gomez. Instead, it
will have that discussion this Tuesday.
Five candidates requested the paperwork to run for the Glendale
Unified School District board of education, as did two for the
Glendale Community College trustee board.
Six candidates took nominating papers for city clerk. City
Treasurer Ron Borucki took a packet to run for reelection, and he is
expected to be unopposed.
Candidates have until Jan. 27 to collect 100 signatures and submit
the paperwork to the city clerk's office.
Three facing charges
in fatal shooting
Two adult teens and a 17-year-old are facing charges for their
alleged roles in the fatal shooting of 16-year-old Carlos Pinon last
week outside a home at Justin Avenue and Lake Street.
Richard Garcia, 17, Carlos Palma, 18, and Julian Martinez, 19, are
scheduled to be arraigned Jan. 26 on suspicion of killing Pinon and
shooting his friend, a 15-year-old boy. Both Pinon and the other boy
attended Hoover High School.
Police said the three Echo Park residents went to a house party
Thursday night where they got into a dispute with Pinon and his
friend. Police found Pinon's body between two homes, and his friend
was lying next to a stop sign at the street corner.
The three alleged killers are associated with Los Angeles gangs,
police said. Investigators would not say whether Pinon and his friend
were affiliated with gangs.
* Glendale Fire Capt. Bill Lynch at the start of the year took
over the role of the department's public information officer.
Capt. Carlos Guerrero stepped down and Lynch, 33, replaced him.
Lynch will have the dual responsibility of talking to reporters and
reaching out to the community.
While Lynch works more traditional business hours, three other