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NEWS
March 11, 2011
I want to express my appreciation to the Burbank Leader for its endorsement in the recent primary election and, perhaps more importantly, to your coverage of the candidates and issues. Every Burbank resident who voted in the Feb. 22 primary election was the beneficiary of your coverage. During the campaign, I had the opportunity to meet and speak with residents across the city who shared their ideas and suggestions for dealing with the many issues that confront our city. As the campaign moves ahead, I look forward to continuing that dialogue on my door-to-door walks.
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NEWS
January 11, 2011
Comes as no surprise that Glendale ranks lowest in senior pedestrian safety ("City gets another poor pedestrian safety score," Jan. 8). I know — in addition to being a driver, since moving to Glendale, I have increased walking to my appointments and errands. (It really is great not to have to hassle with parking spaces and complex meters!) So I have a couple of suggestions for both pedestrians and drivers, based on personal experiences. Pedestrians: Please cross at crosswalks.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | January 7, 2011
GLENDALE— A 20-year-old Tujunga woman pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges that she was texting when she struck and killed an 80-year-old Glendale man in a crosswalk. Friends and family packed the Los Angeles County Superior Courtroom in Glendale as Ani Voskanian was arraigned on one count of vehicular manslaughter. "We are going to set the preliminary hearing, and at that point we are going to put on a full defense," her attorney Donald Levinson said. Voskanian was arrested last month after a three-month investigation into the Sept.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | December 14, 2010
A 20-year-old Tujunga woman was arrested today after police say a nearly three month investigation showed she was texting at the time she drove through a stop sign and killed an 80-year-old Glendale resident in a crosswalk. The woman, Ani Voskanian, into custody at her home this morning on one felony count of gross vehicular manslaughter, Glendale police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said. “This is not one of those things in which you intended to go kill someone…This is one those things that your actions carry serious consequences,” Lorenz said.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | September 20, 2010
NORTH GLENDALE — A 55-year-old woman was taken to a hospital Monday morning for a cut to her forehead and other injuries sustained when a mini-van hit her, carrying her more than 25 feet on its hood, officials said. The woman, whose name wasn't immediately released Monday, was walking north on Brand Boulevard at 8:12 a.m. and entered the crosswalk where she was hit by a 60-year-old motorist headed east on Randolph Street, Glendale Police Sgt. Dennis Smith said. After being hit, the woman was carried 25 to 30 feet on the car's hood before the motorist stopped, Smith said.
NEWS
by Veronica Rocha | September 15, 2010
SOUTH GLENDALE—An 80-year-old man was fatally struck by a motorist Wednesday evening in a crosswalk at Columbus and California avenues, police said. The man, who’s name was not immediately released, was taken to a Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, Glendale Lt. Brian Cohen said. The motorist was headed west on California Avenue about 6:37 p.m. when she hit the man, who had been heading north on Columbus Avenue, Cohen said. The woman, whose identity police did not release Wednesday night, struck the man with the right side of her compact sedan, cracking its windshield.
NEWS
July 12, 2010
I would like to correct Robert Morrison's version of the 2nd Amendment, which he seems to have conveniently misquoted to suit his opinion ("Argument against household guns," July 8). The actual version reads: "A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed." He seems to have forgotten an important part, the part that reads "of the people" It's a shame that he tries to stereotype pro-gun Americans with his sarcastic fantasy perception of air-shooting, neighbor-killing maniacs.
FEATURES
May 13, 2010
The city of Glendale created a new strategy to establish a secured environment for both drivers and pedestrians (“Stings go on, sans bunny,” April 2). According to the article, “Glendale Police Officer Tom Broadway dressed in a pair of shorts and T-shirt, a far cry from the furry Easter costume that he sported a day earlier. On Thursday, he walked back and forth at two crosswalks, one lighted and marked, the other not.” The city’s police chose two intersections in which the number of accidents is high.
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