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News | By Adolfo Flores adolfo.flores@latimes.com | August 5, 2011
Nearly one-quarter of Pasadena's African American residents left the city in the last 10 years, replaced mostly by Asians and Pacific Islanders, according to 2010 Census figures. A lack of affordable housing and shifts in the real estate market spurred black families to leave town, according to observers, while Asian families from around the San Gabriel Valley opted for a Pasadena address. The number of whites and Latinos, who together represent more than 60% of city residents, changed little between 2000 and 2010.
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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.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | January 10, 2014
A Glendale man is suing the city and several police officers, alleging he suffers frequent headaches after being slammed to the ground during his arrest at a social gathering in March. Pierre Moradian, 20, claims he was wrongfully arrested and assaulted on March 2 after he asked Glendale police officers why they were detaining his friends who had been smoking outside a gathering at a local home, according to his lawsuit filed Wednesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court. "It's ridiculous," his attorney Mary Der-Parseghian said.
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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.
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June 28, 2005
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Cassandra M. Bellantoni | July 31, 2011
Sometimes I get tickets to sitcom tapings and game shows. Most recently I got tickets to "Let's Make A Deal" at the Sunset Bronson Studios in Hollywood. I invited my wonderful dog-walker Julie Cummins and her 18-year old daughter, Nicole, an adorable actress trying to make it big in Hollywood. Julie and I are both struggling financially, and while waiting in the long line of other costumed hopefuls, we fantasized about what we would do if we got the unlikely chance to make a deal.
SPORTS
By Gabriel Rizk, gabriel.rizk@latimes.com | October 27, 2011
Former junior welterweight contender Hector Lopez, once voted one of the top-25 Glendale athletes of all time by the News-Press, died Monday, according to Fightnews.com, at the age of 44. Lopez, who lived in Glendale for 12 years and attended Hoover High before winning a silver medal for Mexico in the 1984 Olympics, was found dead in his Mexico City home of heart failure from an apparent drug overdose, according to his longtime former manager Harry...
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | March 7, 2013
A Hollywood woman was arrested Wednesday after allegedly selling bogus Disneyland tickets on Craigslist in Glendale to at least half a dozen families, some of whom didn't learn of the fakery until being turned away at the theme park's gates. The woman, Alisa Yenokyan, 22, was taken into custody about 6 p.m. after she agreed to meet officers who posed as potential Disneyland ticket purchasers at Hollywood Boulevard and Western Avenue in Los Angeles, Police Det. Jonathan Owen said. The officers responded to one of her Craigslist ads and offered to buy two adult and two child tickets for $50 each, he said.
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May 14, 2013
A 22-year-old man on Monday jumped to his death from the top level of the Hilton Glendale, police said. Witnesses reported seeing the man, who wasn't immediately identified, about 7:30 p.m. on the exterior of the hotel's top level patio near West Glenoaks Boulevard and Arden Avenue, police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said. Authorities identitifed the man as Tigran Stepanyan. The man, who was from Glendale and not staying at the hotel, then suddenly jumped off the patio, landing on Arden, Lorenz said.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | July 3, 2013
A 21-year-old Elk Grove woman was arrested this week on suspicion of soliciting sex in exchange for cash to an undercover Glendale detective during a sting at a local hotel, police said. Glendale detectives were investigating possible prostitution advertisements on Backpage.com Monday night when they contacted Mallory Osta, who had listed her phone number in an ad, according to police. Osta, who police said went by the name Giana, allegedly told detectives she had just got off work and was available to hang out. After an undercover detective indicated he would only be available to hang out for 30 minutes, she told him it would cost $140, police said.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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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By Ryan Vaillancourt | July 19, 2007
When Lisa Janacua, an office manager and assistant music librarian for Walt Disney Pictures in Burbank, volunteered for the California Army National Guard in 2003, she knew Iraq might be in her future. Janacua, the daughter of a Marine, was bitten by an urge to serve, but she would have preferred to do so on U.S. soil. "Most of us don't want to go," she said. Janacua's three daughters — who range in age from 12 to 18 — didn't want their mother to leave their Hermosa Avenue home in Montrose for the place they know only as a distant land of improvised explosive devices.
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