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News | By Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com | July 6, 2012
Renovation work at the Glendale Galleria is going full steam ahead as the aging retail behemoth strives to keep itself attractive next to its glitzy neighbor, the Americana at Brand. The large-scale renovation project is scheduled to wrap up just before Bloomingdale's opens in October 2013 on the corner of Brand Boulevard and Broadway, where Mervyn's was located. Crews are now in the thick of installing new handrails along the second floor, a pit has been dug for a new elevator, and prep work is underway to cover the brick on the mall's interior walls with drywall.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | August 22, 2012
A 29-year-old Glendale man who was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport upon returning from Armenia on an outstanding $1.1-million arrest warrant pleaded not guilty this week to drugs and theft related charges, officials said. The man, Alen Sogomonyan agreed to return after negotiating with U.S. Marshals and faces three felony counts related to stealing an access card and one an additional felony count of possessing a controlled substance stemming from a Sept. 17, 2009 incident in Glendale, according to a Los Angeles County Superior Court criminal complaint.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sameea Kamal, sameea.kamal@latimes.com | March 29, 2014
On most Saturday afternoons in a small garage in Atwater Village, you can stop in for a cup of hand-roasted coffee, lounge on the couch and meet the other customers and friends of the owner who come by - or you can buy a bag to take home. It's not your typical coffee shop, which seems fitting for what customers describe as not your typical coffee. Greg Thomas, owner of Trystero Coffee, has been hand-roasting coffee and serving cups to customers and passersby alike for about three years.
SPORTS
By Grant Gordon | May 1, 2009
When Crescenta Valley High’s girls’ soccer team found itself 80 minutes from winning the Pacific League title, senior standout Tori Baldridge was there at the center of the field — right where a captain is supposed to be. But she was dressed in street clothes rather than a uniform, crutches under each arm, a slipper on one foot and a cast on another rather than cleats. Her playing days at Crescenta Valley ended by an unfortunate injury, her days as a Falcon were nevertheless far from over.
NEWS
By Melanie Hicken | September 15, 2009
Colin Legerton, who grew up in Glendale and graduated from Flintridge Preparatory School in 2001, is the co-author of “Invisible China: A Journey Through Ethnic Borderlands.” He graduated from Tufts University in 2005 with a degree in Chinese language and literature. olin Legerton, who grew up in Glendale and graduated from Flintridge Preparatory School in 2001, is the co-author of “Invisible China: A Journey Through Ethnic Borderlands.” He graduated from Tufts University in 2005 with a degree in Chinese language and literature.
LOCAL
By Jason Wells | March 13, 2007
PASADENA — Defense lawyers for two members of an Echo Park gang charged in the drive-by shooting death of a 16-year-old Glendale boy in 2004 spent most of Monday trying to discredit the testimony of a second boy shot in the incident. The prosecution's star witness, 17-year-old Juan Beltran, sustained two bullet wounds to his chest during the December 2004 Glendale shooting that killed his 16-year-old high school friend Carlos Pinon. Echo Park residents Carlos Palma, 20, and Julian Martinez, 21, face charges of first-degree murder and attempted murder with an enhancement that it benefited a street gang.
NEWS
May 17, 2001
In the ninth grade, I made the decision to get a special permit to attend Glendale High School,rather than Hoover High. It's a decision I have never regretted. I had many happy times, and continue to have many happy memories of my years at Glendale High. I remember how exciting it was to finally be in high school, and meet so many new people that would become dear friends. Some of those friends are still close after almost 50 years! Growing up in the '40s and '50s was great!
NEWS
July 27, 2002
Gretchen Hoffman Glendale Police have arrested two people suspected of participating in a large-scale opium ring and are set to serve search warrants on others suspected of distributing the drug in Glendale and surrounding cities. Glendale resident Razmik Minasian, 36, allegedly recruited a Swedish woman to pick up a suitcase containing 11 pounds of heroin from Turkey, Glendale Police said. The woman, Ingela Sjunnesson, returned to Sweden, and Minasian contacted her and told her to bring the suitcases to Glendale.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Joyce Rudolph | June 7, 2006
Rudy Droguett has risked his life for the love of his art. The artist, who is in his 70s, has traveled to Africa twice to take pictures of wild animals, which he later uses as subjects in his scratchboard etchings. He's come close to losing his life, he said. During one trip to Kenya, the vehicle he was riding in had a flat tire. There was a lion lying under a tree nearby watching the entourage. Not wanting to miss the opportunity, Droguett got out of the vehicle to take a picture.
NEWS
By: Bryce Alderton | August 4, 2005
Memorial services for Michael Musso, a wide receiver on Orange Coast College's football team, will be held at 10 a.m. today at First Baptist Church of Fountain Valley. Musso, 19, died from injuries sustained following a four-car collision on Beach Boulevard in Huntington Beach Friday. Musso was thrown from the GTO in which he was a passenger and died en route to the hospital. Patrick Nance, a former Fountain Valley High teammate of Musso who was reportedly driving the car when the collision occurred, is recovering at Kaiser Hospital in Anaheim.
NEWS
October 28, 2005
by Geghard Arakelian In the mood to hang out with friends to catch a movie? How about some ghosts? While some reminisce in memories of their favorite spooks and others brush up on local history, a select few go out once a week in the foothills in hopes of finding the supernatural. Rumors run rampant in the mundane communities of La Crescenta, Montrose and La Cañada. Those bold enough to venture out on the weekends in search of spirits speak of the countless rumors which seem as unreal as they are eerie.
NEWS
By Jennifer Berry | April 29, 2005
A business owner who suffered burns to more than 80 percent of his body in an early-morning fire at a La Crescenta mini-mall last year was taken into custody last Friday night on suspicion of starting the fire that caused at least $2 million in damage to the building and its contents. United States Customs and Border Patrol agents detained Tony Yarijanian, 37, of Glendale, at Los Angeles International Airport April 22 at about 7 p.m. Customs agents stopped the Glendale man as he was going through customs after a business trip abroad.
LOCAL
By Veronica Rocha | April 1, 2010
CENTRAL GLENDALE — The large furry rabbit walking between Central and Garfield avenues Wednesday was no hallucination, especially for drivers who failed to yield. For an hour and a half, Glendale Police Officer Tom Broadway donned the eye-catching costume during an enforcement sting aimed at educating motorists to yield for pedestrians walking along unmarked crosswalks. Police cited 24 motorists on suspicion of failing to yield to Broadway as he walked across Central.
LOCAL
By Veronica Rocha | October 24, 2009
GLENDALE — Attorneys representing plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit against Grand View Memorial Park have announced a $3.8-million settlement agreement. A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge granted preliminary approval of the settlement until a fairness hearing is held and the plaintiffs have a chance to comment on the proposed agreement, according to court records. “The biggest goal of the class action is to normalize the cemetery,” said attorney Paul Ayers, who represents plaintiffs in the lawsuit.
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