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June 04, 2010


City officials said they will take a "wait and see" approach before pursuing possible legal action against Nancy Salas — the Glendale woman who faked her disappearance last month and set off a massive search — after Merced County prosecutors decided to charge her with filing a false police report.

The Glendale city attorney's office is not planning to seek restitution from Nancy Salas' parents, who reported her missing May 12 after she failed to return home from a morning run in Chevy Chase Canyon, Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.

The city will monitor Merced County's criminal case against Nancy Salas, who was charged May 28 with a misdemeanor count of filing a false police report. City officials may reevaluate their position as details emerge from the Merced case, Lorenz said.


The La Crescenta-based Western Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church of America filed a $105-million lawsuit Tuesday against the J. Paul Getty Museum, claiming the institution illegally bought seven pages from a sacred Bible.

The Western Prelacy claims that the seven pages, which date back to 1256, were ripped from the Armenian Orthodox Church's Zeyt'un Gospels during the Armenian Genocide, according to the lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

The church is also requesting that the pages be returned.

The Getty states on its website that the illustrations by T'oros Roslin were "separated from the manuscript at some point in the past" and were acquired by the museum.

Stagnant sales tax revenues and fewer construction permits are expected to leave city revenues $3.6 million in the red at the end of the fiscal year this month, city officials said Tuesday.

The poor returns dashed any hopes that the slowly recovering economy would bring a much-needed infusion to the city. Even so, city officials on Tuesday said they did not project the need for more budget cuts this year because the revenue gap would likely be bridged with the current hiring freeze of more than 80 positions — perhaps even bringing the City Hall a slight surplus.

Homeowners facing legal action for derelict property conditions have a new option for getting their land up to snuff, one that covers any job from removing weeds and overgrown vegetation to hauling away waste and debris.

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