For the second consecutive year, St. Francis High football player Dietrich Riley was tabbed as the News-Press All-Area Football Player of the Year. Riley, a junior, helped the Golden Knights advance to the California Interscholastic Federation Western Division playoffs. The Mission League’s Offensive Most Valuable Player rushed for 1,121 yards in 166 carries.
A Superior Court judge set a $2-million bail Thursday for Ara Grigoryan, the Glendale man who is accused of causing the hit-and-run death of Elizabeth Sandoval with his car.
Grigoryan was previously being held without bail, but Judge Dorothy Shubin set bail Thursday, saying that although he was a flight risk, he did not meet the other criteria to be held without bail.
Grigoryan, 21, allegedly hit Sandoval on July 10, 2007, with his mother’s Mercedes-Benz as she jaywalked across South Glendale Avenue just south of East Windsor Road.
He did not stop after striking her and, after the crash, fled the country to Mexico en route to Armenia. Police arrested him July 18, 2007, in Mexico City.
Grigoryan is charged with second-degree murder, involuntary manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident. All three charges are felonies.
His attorney, Christopher Pfau, said it would be difficult for Grigoryan’s family to come up with enough money to get him out of jail.
Cash-strapped General Growth Properties Inc. will pay the owner of the Americana at Brand $48 million to resolve a four-year-old legal dispute concerning commercial tenants at the new outdoor mall, officials announced Tuesday.