March 29, 2013
A 55-year-old man who was killed Thursday when a 71-year-old motorist plowed through a cake shop in Glendale has been identified as Stepan Vardanyan. The Glendale resident was pronounced dead shortly after 12:30 p.m. at Oledina's Cake Factory in the 1100 block of East Broadway, where the collision occurred, according to Los Angeles County Coroner's spokesman Ed Winter. Vardanyan was waiting for a cup of coffee at a counter when Wanda Wong, of Glendale, drove her Lexus through the windows of the cake shop and struck and pinned him, according to Glendale police.
March 28, 2013
A man was killed shortly after 12:30 p.m. Thursday when a vehicle slammed into a bakery in Glendale, injuring five others, police said. The man, who was not immediately identified, was trapped under the vehicle at the Oledina's Cake Factory in the 1100 block of East Broadway, where he was pronounced dead, Glendale police officials said. The man was apparently hit while getting a cup of coffee, authorities said. Five others were hurt in the crash, including one who was transported to a local hospital, according to Brandy Villanueva, a Glendale Fire Department spokeswoman.
March 28, 2013
A man was killed shortly after 12:30 p.m. Thursday when a Lexus coupe slammed into a bakery on East Broadway , injuring five others, police said. The man, who was not immediately identified, was trapped under the vehicle at the Oledina's Cake Factory in the 1100 block of East Broadway, where he was pronounced dead, Glendale police officials said. The man was apparently hit while getting a cup of coffee, authorities said. The 72-year-old Glendale motorist who was driving the car reportedly plowed through the front windows of the shop, striking and pinning the 55-year-old man against a counter, according to Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz.
February 25, 2011
In Beirut there is a manaish restaurant about every fourth apartment building, says Shaunt Adessian, chef and owner of Shanto’s Bakery. Lebanese residents have these savory flatbreads pretty much every morning. I can see why. After trying Shanto’s various offerings, I’m totally hooked. I am now on a mission to try each and every manaish and wrap. I’ve tried 10 so far. Told you I love this place. The secret to their beguiling appeal is in the oven. Shaunt brought his iron, spindly legged contraption over from Lebanon.
February 23, 2011
Glendale bakery maven Betty Porto whipped up a mixture of homespun stories and practical business advice in a talk Wednesday before more than 60 entrepreneurs. Porto described her family’s flight from Cuba in 1971, the origins of the Porto’s Bakery empire, and even the egg fights she had with her brother and sister when they were supposed to be helping their mother. The business that first operated out of the family home in Cuba now employs 500 people at bakeries in Glendale, Burbank and Downey.
September 29, 2009
Even though it received full coverage and a picture of the ceremony of throwing sins into the water for Rosh Hashana (“Celebrating the Jewish New Year,” Sept. 22), I felt that something was missing. The letter from John Andersen (“A deeper look into Jewish tradition,” Sept. 24) a few days later filled in a lot of information about Jewish history. But I was disappointed that the same fact was still missing. It seems important to me that this holiday is the celebration of a new year for the Hebrew calendar beginning on the year 5770; 5,769 years of the Jewish calendar have elapsed.
September 26, 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.
August 26, 2009
GLENDALE — Matt Avanesian has owned Le Petite Patisserie for 11 years and never imagined his business would be targeted by vandals, but then came 2:50 a.m. Saturday, along with a phone call from his alarm company. Police were at the bakery investigating the handiwork of vandals, who had shattered his storefront window on the 1000 block of Brand Boulevard. Avanesian rushed over to the bakery and later paid $500 to replace the broken window. “I think that if you can replace something with money, it’s nothing to worry about,” he said.