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THE818NOW
September 9, 2012
A BMW sedan struck a tree and crashed into a Studio City pizzeria after the driver lost control early Sunday, killing three people including the driver and sparking a fire, authorities said. The car severed a gas line and was engulfed in flames shortly after it hit Reno's Pizzeria on Ventura Boulevard. About 50 Los Angeles firefighters responded to the blaze about 3:30 a.m. and fully extinguished the fire in about 20 minutes, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.  The driver and the two passengers, whose names were withheld pending notification of family, were declared dead at the scene, authorities said.
LOCAL
August 24, 2007
Man victim of road-rage incident An Eagle Rock man reported Tuesday that a gun was pulled on him in traffic in an apparent road-rage incident, according to a Glendale Police report. The man was traveling on Brand Boulevard approaching Chevy Chase Drive when a black BMW pulled a close U-turn in front of him, he told police. After the man honked his horn, the driver of the BMW turned around and started weaving through traffic to catch up with him and cut him off, according to the report.
NEWS
March 16, 2000
Paul M. Anderson GLENDALE -- Gunshots rocked a quiet Glendale neighborhood Wednesday. Police are looking for several suspects in a white car who shot at two men in a black BMW at about 12:50 p.m. in the 600 block of East Chestnut Street, police spokesman Chahe Keuroghelian said. The gunplay scared several neighbors who say their block is usually quiet and safe. Several neighbors called police when they heard the shots. Police arriving at the scene spotted the black BMW driving away and stopped it at Everett Street and Lomita Avenue because the car had a bullet hole in the windshield, Keuroghelian said.
NEWS
April 19, 2000
Alecia Foster A man tried to commit a carjacking in the parking lot of a doughnut shop but failed after the car would not start. The man tried to take a 1993 white BMW from the parking lot of Foster's Doughnuts on 1137 E. Colorado Boulevard. The owner of the BMW told police he was standing in the parking lot when a silver Nissan Maxima with tinted windows pulled up. A man got out and after asking whether the store was open, pulled out a gun and asked for the BMW, according to a report.
NEWS
August 31, 2002
Ryan Carter A bumbled carjacking in which the stolen cars ended up colliding in a Burbank street led to the arrests of three men early Friday morning, police said. Alberto Zepeda, 20, Moses Lopez, 18, and Victor Gonzalez, 21, all from Los Angeles, were arrested after a chase that stemmed from the theft of an Acura and a BMW in Glendale and ended outside Gradys, a bar at 4108 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank Police Sgt. John Dilibert said. Around midnight Thursday, the men allegedly drove a stolen white van into Glendale, stopped a Glendale man driving the BMW in the 300 block of Pioneer Drive, and ordered him out of the car at gunpoint, said Glendale Police Det. Mike Toledo.
NEWS
July 25, 2003
Darleene Barrientos A Los Angeles man and a Mission Hills boy are set to be arraigned today after police arrested them and a Glendale boy on suspicion of attempted murder, an officer said. Paul Isaac Martinez, 22, was allegedly waiting for food in the Jack in the Box drive-through at Glenoaks Boulevard and Grandview Avenue at 12:27 a.m. Sunday with a 17-year-old Mission Hills boy and a 16-year-old Glendale boy when they began arguing with men riding in a blue BMW convertible, according to police reports.
LOCAL
By Anthony Kim and Chris Wiebe | August 17, 2007
GLENDALE — An armored truck and a BMW collided in a downtown intersection Thursday, trapping a woman inside her car and leaving a sizable hole in a wall of a nearby business, officials said. A Brinks Security Truck, traveling north on Orange Avenue, collided with a gray BMW headed west on California Avenue at about 9 a.m., Glendale Sgt. Vahak Mardikian said. The woman inside the BMW was extricated with the Jaws of Life, and she was taken to a nearby hospital as a precautionary measure, Mardikian said.
NEWS
July 5, 2003
A Glendale man who died after crashing his motorcycle into a BMW sedan was identified Friday, police said. Edward Indzheyan, 23, was pronounced dead Thursday at 6:41 p.m. after his Yamaha collided head-on with the sedan, which was driving west, Glendale Police spokesman Sgt. Kirk Palmer said. Indzheyan was riding east in the 700 block of East Windsor Road about 6 p.m. when the accident occurred, Palmer said. Indzheyan was pronounced dead at Glendale Memorial Hospital, Palmer said.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | October 22, 2012
Two men were arrested Sunday afternoon after police found 24 pounds of marijuana in a locked container inside a parked BMW outside an In-N-Out Burger, officials said. Stephen Thompson, 27, of Canoga Park and Trevor Alcorn, 30, of Millville, near Redding in Northern California, were arrested in the parking lot of the In-N-Out in the 300 block of Harvey Drive, Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said. The marijuana was divided into 24 1-pound bags, which Lorenz said could be worth $150,000 to $200,000 if sold on the streets.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | August 31, 2013
A residential development in Glendale that just last week received approval to be built as condominiums has been put on the market. The 50-unit Colorado Gardens complex, located across from the Americana at Brand, has been put up for sale for $4.5 million by its owners, two top executives at Pacific BMW in Glendale. Colorado Gardens is notable for having won approval from the city's Planning Commission earlier this month to build condominiums on the 21,900-square-foot site. Glendale has seen a building boom of late, but mostly apartments, with roughly 2,000 units under construction currently.  Paul Darrow, director with Institutional Property Advisors, which is brokering the sale for Marcus & Millichap, said that it's not unusual to see projects purchased and entitled under one owner, then sold to another firm for construction and operation.
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NEWS
May 1, 2013
A motorcyclist was seriously injured Sunday after he reportedly led police on a high-speed pursuit that ended when he lost control of the bike and crashed into a BMW, officials said. Adrian Sandoval Perez, 21, of Arleta suffered broken bones and internal injuries as a result of the crash that occurred about 1:04 p.m. in the 2700 block of Verdugo Road, according to authorities. [Note: This story has been corrected, please see note below.] California Highway Patrol officers spotted Perez riding with a group of motorcyclists on the Glendale (2)
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | October 22, 2012
Two men were arrested Sunday afternoon after police found 24 pounds of marijuana in a locked container inside a parked BMW outside an In-N-Out Burger, officials said. Stephen Thompson, 27, of Canoga Park and Trevor Alcorn, 30, of Millville, near Redding in Northern California, were arrested in the parking lot of the In-N-Out in the 300 block of Harvey Drive, Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said. The marijuana was divided into 24 1-pound bags, which Lorenz said could be worth $150,000 to $200,000 if sold on the streets.
THE818NOW
September 9, 2012
A BMW sedan struck a tree and crashed into a Studio City pizzeria after the driver lost control early Sunday, killing three people including the driver and sparking a fire, authorities said. The car severed a gas line and was engulfed in flames shortly after it hit Reno's Pizzeria on Ventura Boulevard. About 50 Los Angeles firefighters responded to the blaze about 3:30 a.m. and fully extinguished the fire in about 20 minutes, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.  The driver and the two passengers, whose names were withheld pending notification of family, were declared dead at the scene, authorities said.
NEWS
March 14, 2012
Two former employees of Pacific BMW in Glendale have been found guilty of taking a high-powered sports car off the dealership lot last November and going on a joyride. During the incident, Artin Yazidjian, in the passenger's seat, videotaped Vacheh Margoussian driving the car at a high rate of speed down a residential street near the dealership. The video was later posted on YouTube. Last week, Margoussian and Yazidjian were each ordered to attend traffic school and pay a $150 fine after they entered no contest pleas on misdemeanor charges and a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge found them both guilty.
NEWS
November 23, 2011
Prosecutors filed misdemeanor charges Wednesday against two former Pacific BMW workers who allegedly took a high-powered sports car on the lot for a joyride. A video of one of them gunning the vehicle down a residential street in Glendale was later posted on YouTube. Vacheh Margoussian, 21, and Artin Yazidjian, 22, face misdemeanor charges for taking the car from the dealership, according to a complaint filed Wednesday by the Los Angeles County district attorney's office.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | August 11, 2011
Three men assaulted and robbed an 18-year-old Glendale man who was jogging alone Wednesday night in La Crescenta, officials said. The jogger was running home about 10 p.m. on Ramsdell and Encinal avenues when a black BMW pulled up next to him and its passengers asked for directions, Sgt. Ray Harley of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station said in a statement. As he helped with directions, Harley said they asked to borrow his cell phone. But the jogger didn't have one, so the three suspects exited the car and chased him down, at which point they punched him several times on the face as he tried to block the blows.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | March 8, 2011
An attorney representing a 20-year-old Glendale man convicted for paralyzing a 38-year-old male driver who inadvertently pulled in front of a 2009 street race filed a motion Tuesday to appeal the case. Aren Aznavoleh’s attorney, Lisa Budris, filed the motion with Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Teri Schwartz on Tuesday. Aznavoleh was sentenced in January to seven years in prison for driving recklessly on Glenoaks Boulevard and causing the traumatic injuries to Rafick Daroosee.
NEWS
December 11, 2010
The Glendale-based car dealership Pacific BMW plans to make a $50,000 donation to the Glendale Educational Foundation on Dec. 14 at the Glendale Unified school board meeting. "Doing business in Glendale for over 30 years makes us appreciate the community, and want to do our part to support the good things that the Glendale Educational Foundation is doing for the schools," said Nick Lam, vice president of Pacific BMW. The gift is the single largest contribution to the foundation, officials said.
NEWS
By Christopher Cadelago | September 13, 2009
DOWNTOWN — Civic and business leaders and champions of local nonprofits had dinner under the stars Saturday at the Americana at Brand as part of a fundraiser for PATH Achieve Glendale, the chapter’s first large-scale benefit since opening its doors to the homeless three years ago. More than 4,000 homeless people have transformed their lives during that time by receiving from the organization emergency, transitional and permanent housing...
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