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News | By Katherine Yamada | February 1, 2013
Glendale played a starring role in the 1945 movie "Mildred Pierce," the story of a single mother who opens a restaurant right here in the heart of Glendale. The movie was based on a book by the same name written by James M. Cain in 1941. “Cain portrayed Glendale as the epitome of the working-class aspirations and disappointments in Depression-era California,” said Arlene Vidor, past president of the Glendale Historical Society, who wrote an article on the movie for the society's Summer 2010 newsletter.
NEWS
February 15, 2002
Gretchen Hoffman LA CRESCENTA -- Almost two years ago, Sharon Wilson's estranged husband gouged the floors, punched holes in the walls and piled flammable material on all the vents of their La Crescenta home. Two days later, he came back, doused everything with gasoline and burned the house to the ground. Patrick Wilson was convicted of aggravated arson and sentenced to five years in jail, but his wife -- their divorce isn't final -- has been told he could be out of jail as early as April.
NEWS
June 25, 2005
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BUSINESS
By Veronica Rocha | March 25, 2009
GLENDALE — Three Glendale residents, along with five other people, were ordered to pay $3 million in penalties and restitution as part of a settlement that alleged their city-based company charged thousands of customers for shoddy and overpriced home repair work, officials announced Monday. Avetik Avo Gyandzhyan, 38, his wife, Lilit Lusparyan, 28, and Estine Akopyan, 28, worked for the Glendale-based parent company, SRVS Charge Inc., and its affiliated companies, which overcharged about 6,000 customers each year for poor-quality home repair since 1989, according to the state attorney general’s office.
NEWS
June 6, 2005
Paul and Arlene Meadows Regarding your question in Thursday's edition of the Glendale News-Press, the fence ordinance should be repealed. One of our cherished American dreams is to own a little home with a white picket fence -- but apparently in Glendale this can only happen if you comply with the narrow permission of city government. Of the 90-some people who voiced their opinions Tuesday at the City Council meeting, only one spoke in favor of the ordinance, and his arguments for keeping the ordinance were not compelling.
THE818NOW
By Jason Wells, jason.wells@latimes.com | September 20, 2011
A federal judge this week ordered a Burbank tax preparer who allegedly bilked the IRS of roughly $6.3 million to cease operations. U.S. District Judge Jacqueline H. Nguyen issued the permanent injunction Monday after federal prosecutors alleged that Anthony R. Loya, owner of Anthony R. Loya & Associates at 1303 W. Magnolia Blvd., understated taxes on 3,294 returns by $6.32 million - or about $1,920 per return. Loya, who denied the charges on Tuesday, said the injunction would not impact the five other tax preparers at his office, and that he would continue to serve in a managerial capacity.
NEWS
January 8, 2005
Jackson Bell Ordering a coke may have taken on a double meaning at a popular fast-food restaurant. Kenny Liera, a 23-year-old assistant manager at In-N-Out, was arrested Thursday night at work on suspicion of selling cocaine out of the restaurant's parking lot, Glendale Police said. Acting on anonymous tips, police set up surveillance outside the restaurant at about 7 p.m., and saw Liera allegedly conduct two cocaine transactions in an hour in the parking lot, Det. Manny Fernandez said.
NEWS
June 28, 2005
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NEWS
August 19, 2010
Today, Burbank and Glendale are Democratic Party territory. In Burbank, 45% of the 54,761 registered voters are Democrats, according to the Angeles County Registrar-Recorder County Clerk's Office. Of the remainder, 29% are Republican, 22% independent and 4% members of minor parties. In Glendale, with nearly 89,000 registered voters, 41% are Democrats, 30% Republicans, 26% Independents and 4% affiliated with minor parties. It wasn't always that way. Dario Frommer, a Glendale native and former state assemblyman who represented the area from 2000 to 2006, recalled visiting his first polling place when he was a student at Hoover High School.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | June 27, 2011
A 19-year-old Glendale man was arrested late Friday after he allegedly flashed a green laser device at a police helicopter, officials said. Narek Karapetyan was taken into custody about 11:15 p.m. at Glenwood Road and School Street after shining the laser twice at a Glendale and Burbank police aircrew, Sgt. Steve Robertson, the pilot, said. The arrest is the second of its kind this month in Glendale, in addition to a similar incident in Burbank. The FAA has logged 11 laser-pointing incidents for aircraft at or near Bob Hope Airport so far this year, said Ian Gregor, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration.
LOCAL
By Zain Shauk | September 22, 2009
NORTHWEST GLENDALE — When a woman drove her car through the front of Movses Golden Pastry five years ago, owner Armen Nazarian thought he could protect his store by installing steel barriers in front of the property. He was wrong. Early Tuesday, police said, a Burbank woman in the parking lot slammed on the gas pedal of her white Toyota 4Runner and barreled through the Glenoaks Boulevard corner bakery. She evaded a steel barrier and smashed through a storefront window, refrigerators, tables and chairs.
NEWS
By Mary O’Keefe | July 18, 2009
LA CRESCENTA ? Fire officials Thursday announced plans for an Aug. 1 evacuation drill for residents in the Briggs Terrace area of La Crescenta in response to a spate of fires in the Angeles National Forest. The drill and proceeding public fire safety meeting were part of a report to the Crescenta Valley Town Council Thursday night in which officials said years of drought and dry vegetation, combined with numerous fires in the surrounding mountains, have brought fire season to the forefront early this summer.
LOCAL
By Jason Wells | March 17, 2007
PASADENA — Prosecutors in the trial of two Echo Park gang members charged in the 2004 shooting death of a 16-year-old Glendale boy began wrapping up their case in Pasadena Superior Court as they called Glendale Police and Los Angeles County investigators to testify Tuesday. Glendale Police, a ballistics expert and a medical examiner from Los Angeles County were involved in the initial investigation of defendants Carlos Palma, 20, and Julian Martinez, 21. Palma and Martinez face charges of first-degree murder and attempted murder for the Dec. 30, 2004, drive-by shooting in Glendale that killed 16-year-old Carlos Pinon and seriously injured his friend, Juan Beltran, who was 15 at the time.
NEWS
By Ani Amirkhanian | June 21, 2007
Members of the Crescenta Valley High School graduating class of 2007 walked toward Stengel Field, took their seats and eagerly waited to receive their diplomas during the school's commencement ceremony on Wednesday. "It's surreal and I can't believe it's over," said graduate Anna Benjamin, 17. "My high school years were the best years for me." As the graduates made their way to the field, family and friends shouted and waved. Some even stopped to give hugs and kisses. Grace Joo, 17, was overwhelmed that she was graduating.
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