July 21, 2004
Lockers broken into at 24 Hour Fitness DOWNTOWN GLENDALE -- Police are looking for at least one burglar who pried open 17 lockers in a health club to steal thousands of dollars. The thief used some sort of crowbar or other tool Saturday to force open the men's room lockers at 24 Hour Fitness' Super Sport Club, 450 N. Brand Blvd., according to police reports. Three men reported losses. One man said the thief took $300 in cash and $2,000 in checks, police said.
June 20, 2006
DOWNTOWN ? A 36-year-old construction worker was killed on Monday afternoon at the site of a new BMW car dealership on South Brand Boulevard in what officials say was an industrial accident. Police received several 911 calls at about 1:30 p.m. of a man injured at the site at Brand Boulevard and Windsor Avenue, Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said. "Upon arrival, police encountered a man who had been severely injured on the job site as a result of falling glass," Lorenz said.
May 5, 2009
SOUTH GLENDALE — Wheelchair-bound and still recovering from injuries suffered three years ago when she went through a windshield and fell 50 feet into the Los Angeles River, Narine Bagdasaryan on Monday was finally able to leave her house by herself. For the last two years, she has relied entirely on help from her mother and sister. “This is the first time I have ever left the house by myself,” she said. “Now I can do anything on my own.” Bagdasaryan received a brand-new aluminum wheelchair ramp Monday as a donation from TMP Services, a Colton-based company that installs Americans With Disabilities Act-compliant ramps, after her ramps were stolen from outside her home Thursday.
October 15, 2003
Robert Chacon Glendale Police had arrested two striking members of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union by Tuesday, and responded to more than 25 calls from shoppers claiming they were harassed by picketers. The phone calls began Sunday, police spokeswoman Officer Leticia Chang said. Police arrested Manuel Piggue, 43, of Los Angeles on suspicion of vandalizing an Albertsons delivery truck Sunday. The alleged incident occurred at the store at 1855 W. Glenoaks Blvd.
May 7, 2004
Attorney with close ties to Snow Summit Robert Paul Pratte Sr., known by all as Bob, died April 29 at age 77 in La Cañada, his home for 48 years. He worked in his Pasadena law office the day before his death and returned to the Hook Tree Road home he built in 1968 to play with his grandson, Neal Muir of Pasadena. It was the pattern of his life - working at a job he loved and playing with his children and, in his later years, his grandchildren. He and his bride of 52 years, Mary Virginia ("Ginny")
July 20, 2009
The concept of driving an electric car used to excite Richard Bardowell about as much as the idea of commuting to work in a golf cart. It wasn’t high on his list of things to do. But that was before the Glendale resident got his first glimpse of the Mini E, an electric version of the popular, small and quirky Mini Cooper from German automaker BMW. He was at the Los Angeles Auto Show when he saw it, and now, a year later, acknowledges his...
June 23, 2006
The following crime reports for La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta, Montrose and northeast Glendale were provided by the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station and taken from the log at the Glendale Police station. Saturday, June 17 Person(s) unknown stole a banner located on the south side of a business in the 1800 block of Foothill Boulevard. Person(s) unknown damaged the bed cover of a truck parked in the 2900 block of Riverside Drive in La Crescenta.
September 15, 2003
JEFF KEATING It's with guarded optimism, but a healthy understanding of reality, that those of us who work at the News-Press leave the building at given points during the day to brave the wilds of downtown Glendale. We put on our sunglasses before cracking open the glass door to the sidewalk, reach a hand into a pocket to make sure we've got our cash or debit card for the meal, cup of coffee or other activity that awaits us, take a deep breath -- but not too deep, because boy, that neighboring alley stinks -- and hit the pavement.
March 8, 2003
Back when the world was a lot younger than it is today, I started school. I had an older brother and sister who had preceded me in the great educational adventure. They were always talking about school, so I had constructed an elaborate idea of what awaited me there. I was full of excitement and apprehension as my first day approached. They gave me so many instructions about what I should and should not do that I was completely confused. There was no confusion, however, in the instructions my mother gave -- especially the "laws" that governed my going to and coming from school each day. Her rules were inviolable.
June 28, 2003
Darleene Barrientos After seven years as police chief in Simi Valley, a city widely recognized as one of the safest in the nation, Randy Adams came to Glendale during a turbulent time, leading the police department through a sexual harassment trial, several high-profile arrests and two armed standoffs in his first six months on the job. The News-Press talked with Adams on Friday about the department and his plans...