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May 29, 2012
Analyzing the six candidates running for district attorney, this reader feels the best choice would be Jackie Lacey, who is the chief deputy district attorney, number 161 on your ballot. Ms. Lacey is a career prosecutor who has climbed up the ladder during her 26 years with the district attorney's office. The key here, in my opinion, is having a candidate who would not be using the office for higher aspirations, such as attorney general. Her main objective is just wanting to be a great district attorney, period.
LOCAL
By Tania Chatila | May 31, 2006
GLENDALE ? The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office dropped criminal charges Tuesday against the former operator of Grand View Memorial Park saying more investigation needed to be done, officials said. The district attorney's office filed charges against Marsha Lee Howard in February, alleging health and safety code violations at the cemetery, said Sandi Gibbons, spokeswoman for the district attorney's office. The charges included six felony violations relating to the collection, investment or use of endowment care or special care funds, one misdemeanor count of violations relating to the deposit or disposal of human remains outside the cemetery, one misdemeanor count of violations relating to the commingling or cremation of remains of more than one person and one misdemeanor count of violations relating to the disposition or removal of human remains without burial or a removal permit, according to the complaint.
NEWS
October 30, 2012
Kudos to the Los Angeles Times in their Oct. 22 editorial endorsing Chief Deputy Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey as the next district attorney of Los Angeles County. She has risen up the ranks during her 16-year tenure with the department from that of prosecutor to chief deputy. To me that says a lot about her leadership skills. She is presently supervising 1,000-plus attorneys within the department. She's not timid in making changes within the department, is future-oriented, and has the ability to save the department valuable time, money and resources.
NEWS
July 26, 2013
Los Angeles police on Thursday arrested two additional suspects in the murder of Glendale resident Joshua West, a violent killing that prosecutors have described as a hate crime motivated by West's sexual orientation. West, 33, was beaten, shot, run over and left for dead in Sun Valley on April 24, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. Hachik Maskovian, 28, was arrested two days later and is being held without bail. The Van Nuys resident is charged with murder and faces special circumstance enhancements that include kidnapping and commission of a hate crime.
LOCAL
By By Tania Chatila | December 16, 2005
Christopher Shahnazari was killed while aiding his mother in an attempted robbery.GLENDALE -- A Pasadena Superior Court judge ruled Wednesday that a 24-year-old Sunland man charged with the murder of 21-year-old Christopher Shahnazari, who was fatally shot last month while trying to aid his mother from robbers, will stand trial. Judge Fred Fujioka ruled that the case against Edmond Ovasapyan, who is charged with one count of murder and one felony count of robbery, should go before a jury.
NEWS
By Ruth Longoria | May 16, 2008
Montrose resident Michael J. O?Gara is running for office as a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge. O?Gara is a candidate for office No. 94, opposing Eduard R. Abele and C. Edward Mack. The countywide election is June 3. Superior Court Judges are elected to a six-year term. O?Gara, 43, who has 17 years experience prosecuting cases, and is currently a deputy district attorney for Los Angeles County, has been rated ?well qualified? for the office by the Los Angeles County Bar Association.
NEWS
October 9, 2013
A Glendale resident has been indicted on charges of defrauding his employees and taking portions of their wages - adding up to $81,000 - for himself, according to the Orange County district attorney's office and the state Department of Industrial Relations. Sourin Babayan, 64, was indicted last week on 14 felony counts of taking and receiving a portion of a worker's wage on a public works project, two felony counts of attempted taking and receiving a portion of a worker's wage on a public works project, 19 felony counts of recording a false and forged instrument, and seven felony counts of dissuading a witness from prosecuting a crime, with sentencing enhancements for property damage and/or loss over $65,000, according to a statement from the district attorney and agency.
NEWS
October 3, 2000
Claudia Peschiutta GLENDALE -- Local Republicans are putting out the battle call and hoping GOP candidates will rally the troops. The Glendale Workshop Republican Women Federated will hold a rally on Saturday featuring several of the party's candidates for local offices in an effort to encourage GOP supporters to vote on Nov. 7. "We want to meet and know what our candidates are running for," said Kay Hunt, a...
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com and By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | April 17, 2013
A Tennessee mother of two pleaded not guilty Wednesday to exposing herself to a 16-year-old Glendale teen via Skype, police said. Lanora Mae Harrell, 35, was charged with one felony count of sending "harmful matter" with the intent of seducing a minor, as well as felony sexual contact with a minor, according to a Los Angeles County Superior Court criminal complaint. Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said Harrell "became infatuated" with the teen over the Internet-based video conferencing system.
NEWS
November 11, 2000
The following is a breakdown of how Glendale voted based on general election results released by the L.A. County Registrar-Recorder's office. President Al Gore Democrat 21,154 Ralph Nader Green 1,749 George W. Bush Republican 17,884 John Hagelin Natural Law 18 Harry Browne Libertarian 168 Patrick Buchanan Reform 196 Howard Phillips American Independent 26 U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein Democrat 21,684 Tom Campbell Republican 14,745 Brian Rees Natural Law 271 Gail Lightfoot Libertarian 590 J.L. "Joe" Camahort Reform 283 Medea Benjamin Green 1,162 27th Congressional District Adam Schiff Democrat 20,248 James E. Rogan Republican 18,507 Miriam Hospodar Natural Law 709 Ted Brown Libertarian 605 21st State Senate District Jack Scott Democrat 22,160 Paul Zee Republican 15,079 Bob New Libertarian 1,364 43rd Assembly District Dario J. Frommer Democrat 18,653 Craig Missakian Republican 16,499 44th Assembly District Carol Liu Democrat 2,055 Susan Carpenter-McMillan Republican 1,656 Jerry Douglas Libertarian 201 District Attorney Gil Garcetti 11,488 Steve Cooley 21,621 Assessor Don Garcia 1,388 Yolanda Salazar 3,449 John Wong 2,259 Albert Robles 827 Mark McNeil 2,046 Dan Kumaus 216 Khalil Khalil 1,776 Desmond Kester 1,209...
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October 9, 2013
A Glendale resident has been indicted on charges of defrauding his employees and taking portions of their wages - adding up to $81,000 - for himself, according to the Orange County district attorney's office and the state Department of Industrial Relations. Sourin Babayan, 64, was indicted last week on 14 felony counts of taking and receiving a portion of a worker's wage on a public works project, two felony counts of attempted taking and receiving a portion of a worker's wage on a public works project, 19 felony counts of recording a false and forged instrument, and seven felony counts of dissuading a witness from prosecuting a crime, with sentencing enhancements for property damage and/or loss over $65,000, according to a statement from the district attorney and agency.
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NEWS
July 26, 2013
Los Angeles police on Thursday arrested two additional suspects in the murder of Glendale resident Joshua West, a violent killing that prosecutors have described as a hate crime motivated by West's sexual orientation. West, 33, was beaten, shot, run over and left for dead in Sun Valley on April 24, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. Hachik Maskovian, 28, was arrested two days later and is being held without bail. The Van Nuys resident is charged with murder and faces special circumstance enhancements that include kidnapping and commission of a hate crime.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com and By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | April 17, 2013
A Tennessee mother of two pleaded not guilty Wednesday to exposing herself to a 16-year-old Glendale teen via Skype, police said. Lanora Mae Harrell, 35, was charged with one felony count of sending "harmful matter" with the intent of seducing a minor, as well as felony sexual contact with a minor, according to a Los Angeles County Superior Court criminal complaint. Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said Harrell "became infatuated" with the teen over the Internet-based video conferencing system.
NEWS
October 30, 2012
Kudos to the Los Angeles Times in their Oct. 22 editorial endorsing Chief Deputy Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey as the next district attorney of Los Angeles County. She has risen up the ranks during her 16-year tenure with the department from that of prosecutor to chief deputy. To me that says a lot about her leadership skills. She is presently supervising 1,000-plus attorneys within the department. She's not timid in making changes within the department, is future-oriented, and has the ability to save the department valuable time, money and resources.
NEWS
May 29, 2012
Analyzing the six candidates running for district attorney, this reader feels the best choice would be Jackie Lacey, who is the chief deputy district attorney, number 161 on your ballot. Ms. Lacey is a career prosecutor who has climbed up the ladder during her 26 years with the district attorney's office. The key here, in my opinion, is having a candidate who would not be using the office for higher aspirations, such as attorney general. Her main objective is just wanting to be a great district attorney, period.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | April 28, 2012
The Los Angeles County district attorney's office has cleared Glendale police officers in three recent shootings - two of them fatal, including one in January in which the suspect sent an email all but admitting to plans for “suicide by cop.” Prosecutors found that Glendale officers acted in “lawful self-defense” in all three shootings, including a gun battle between officers and a Rosamond man who was killed in September on San Fernando Road,...
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.
LOCAL
By Christopher Cadelago | May 7, 2010
DOWNTOWN — The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office has requested more information from sheriff’s officials who recently completed their misconduct probe into the Burbank Police Department. Jane Robison, a spokeswoman for Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley, would not elaborate Thursday on what more information prosecutors wanted included in the criminal probe. “They have not completed everything we’ve asked for,” she said. Robison, citing the ongoing nature of the investigation, also would not provide a timeline of the probe.
LOCAL
By Christopher Cadelago | March 31, 2010
UNIVERSAL CITY — Authorities on Tuesday opened multiple investigations to determine what prompted two Burbank police officers to open fire on a fleeing suspect wanted on attempted-murder charges in Indiana. The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office and Burbank police officials are investigating the officer-involved shootings that occurred Monday after 30-year-old Steven Satterly led police on a multi-county pursuit, ending near an entrance to Universal Studios.
LOCAL
By Veronica Rocha | September 11, 2008
GLENDALE — Court officials Wednesday set another progress report hearing for reality TV personality Nicole Richie, who pleaded guilty last July to driving under the influence of drugs. A progress report hearing was scheduled Wednesday at the Glendale Superior Court, but she wasn’t required to attend, court officials said. “We have no information other than she is clean and sober,” Los Angeles Dist. Atty. spokeswoman Jane Robison said. Another progress hearing was scheduled for Feb. 20, court officials said.
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