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February 6, 2001
Amber Willard GLENDALE -- A 30-year-old Glendale man is scheduled to be arraigned today on charges he stole a car and led Glendale Police on a chase for several miles. Another man reported his Toyota Corolla was stolen late Saturday and police spotted the car nearby, officials said. The driver headed south on the Glendale (2) Freeway and exited in Echo Park, according to police reports. The driver eventually stopped in that city along Glendale Boulevard and surrendered to police.
LOCAL
By Jason Wells | March 13, 2007
PASADENA — Defense lawyers for two members of an Echo Park gang charged in the drive-by shooting death of a 16-year-old Glendale boy in 2004 spent most of Monday trying to discredit the testimony of a second boy shot in the incident. The prosecution's star witness, 17-year-old Juan Beltran, sustained two bullet wounds to his chest during the December 2004 Glendale shooting that killed his 16-year-old high school friend Carlos Pinon. Echo Park residents Carlos Palma, 20, and Julian Martinez, 21, face charges of first-degree murder and attempted murder with an enhancement that it benefited a street gang.
NEWS
August 10, 2004
The arraignment for a woman accused of robbing a Bank of America was postponed Monday. Norma Martus, 50, of Echo Park, will face armed robbery charges Aug. 17 in Burbank Superior Court. Martus walked into the bank at 3812 San Fernando Road and allegedly robbed the teller by claiming to carry a bomb inside her gift bag, police said. She left the bank in her own car, and a Glendale Police helicopter followed her to her home, police said. The bomb decoy she left in the bank was an empty blue box inside the bag, police said.
NEWS
June 14, 2005
"For some reason, I knew he was going to make it out not guilty. I don't know if he didn't do it. It all goes back to him being a celebrity and what chance would you have if you weren't." Luis Vasquez, 25, Echo Park "I wasn't shocked that he was not guilty. What I was shocked about were that they found him not guilty on the counts of alcohol. I thought he would be guilty for that." Artin Grigorian, 32, North Hollywood "I was really surprised.
NEWS
September 4, 2004
KATHERINE YAMADA Most of the people who settled in Glendale in the early 1900s came from the Midwest or the East Coast. Far from home and family, they banded together with others who were building this entirely new community, socializing through churches, schools and organizations. Around 1907, several residents formed a group called the Glendale Old Settlers Assn. They first met in July 1907 in Echo Park. Glendale's only newspaper at the time, a weekly called the News, contained a full description of the event.
NEWS
August 1, 2000
Dear Marineh Khachadour, I agree with you that we must learn to accept differences, however I must say that the town of Glendale has changed a lot over the past 10 years. I grew up in Echo Park, which is very close to Glendale. As a teenager, my friends and I would take the bus from Echo Park to Glendale to shop at the mall, go to the movies, and hang out at the arcade that is on Brand Boulevard. In your letter, you state that immigrants have a right to complain, well I'm not an immigrant and I think that it is very rude when you go into various stores around Glendale and the people who work there are speaking Armenian, they don't even acknowledge that you are there (sometimes to me it seems that they don't care because I am not Armenian)
NEWS
November 14, 2003
Darleene Barrientos The parishioners of United Community Church knew something was terribly wrong when two of their children -- Noemy and Gerardo Tellez -- were not waiting to be picked up Sunday morning. Noemy, 8, and Gerardo, 5, were riding with their father, Juan Tellez, just after 2 a.m. Nov. 5 on the Ronald Reagan (118) Freeway in Granada Hills when a 2003 Chevrolet Corvette approached them from behind at more than 100 mph. According to police, Juan Tellez tried to move to the right to allow the Corvette to pass, but the Corvette moved to the right also, resulting in a fiery crash that left a quarter-mile of debris across all the westbound lanes of the freeway.
LOCAL
By Robert S. Hong | September 21, 2006
PASADENA — A participant in the fatal 2004 drive-by shooting of a 16-year-old in Glendale was sentenced to 18 years in prison on Wednesday. Richard Garcia, 19 of Echo Park, pleaded no contest in Pasadena Superior Court to voluntary manslaughter and attempted voluntary manslaughter charges and for having affiliation with a violent gang. "It was an appropriate sentence based on [Garcia's] level of participation in this very serious crime," said Dep. District Attorney Martin Bean, who prosecuted the case.
NEWS
June 14, 2000
Claudia Peschiutta GLENDALE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL -- Dealing with cancer is difficult. It's even harder for those who cannot afford medical treatment. Thanks to a $1.75-million grant from the Los Angeles County charity, QueensCare, Glendale Memorial will be able to help provide free treatment to several low-income cancer patients. Hospital President Arnold Schaffer accepted the donation at a ceremony Tuesday in Echo Park. "We're here to serve and the money allows us to better serve," he said later.
LOCAL
By Jason Wells | March 22, 2007
PASADENA — The man accused of shooting a 16-year-old Glendale boy to death in 2004 admitted to giving a completely false account of the incident to authorities while on the stand for the second day Wednesday. Deputy District Atty. Martin Bean spent more than an hour comparing statements 20-year-old Carlos Palma gave police to testimony he gave in Pasadena Superior Court on Tuesday in which he admitted to shooting 16-year-old Carlos Pinon on Dec. 30, 2004, in Glendale. "You lied to the police about everything, correct?"
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By Katie Landan, katie.landan@latimes.com | September 2, 2011
Some 31.5 million Americans are expected to travel more than 50 miles from home over Labor Day weekend, a 2.4 percent decline from 2010, according to AAA .  Due to steep gasoline prices, inflated hotel room rates and high unemployment more people are opting for a 'staycation.' Expect to see a lot folks at local beaches, parks and their own backyard. In San Diego, 200,000 visitors are expected to descend on beaches despite recent shark sightings.  Officials vow more lifeguards will be on duty to watch for sharks and patrol the extra crowds.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Joyce Rudolph, joyce.rudolph@latimes.com | August 28, 2010
A searing heat wave this week drove people of all ages to Glendale's cool spots as they waited out temperatures that soared past 100 degrees. A popular place on Thursday was the outdoor water feature at Pacific Park. Preschoolers to pre-teens splashed about, including Ricky Lozano, 4, of Echo Park. "This is our first time here," said his mother, Alma Lozano. "We've seen it many times as we drive by on our way to the Glendale Galleria, and I told him we would come someday.
LOCAL
By Jason Wells | March 26, 2007
PASADENA — The man charged with the fatal shooting of a Glendale boy in 2004 struggled to testify in court Tuesday as tears streamed down his face while recounting the incident. Carlos Palma, 20, took the stand in his own defense a day after prosecutors wrapped up their case against him and 21-year-old Julian Martinez — both of Echo Park — in the shooting death of 16-year-old Carlos Pinon in Glendale. Before Palma's testimony, Superior Court Judge Candace Beason dismissed a juror who was complaining of anxiety.
LOCAL
By Jason Wells | March 22, 2007
PASADENA — The man accused of shooting a 16-year-old Glendale boy to death in 2004 admitted to giving a completely false account of the incident to authorities while on the stand for the second day Wednesday. Deputy District Atty. Martin Bean spent more than an hour comparing statements 20-year-old Carlos Palma gave police to testimony he gave in Pasadena Superior Court on Tuesday in which he admitted to shooting 16-year-old Carlos Pinon on Dec. 30, 2004, in Glendale. "You lied to the police about everything, correct?"
LOCAL
By Jason Wells | March 13, 2007
PASADENA — Defense lawyers for two members of an Echo Park gang charged in the drive-by shooting death of a 16-year-old Glendale boy in 2004 spent most of Monday trying to discredit the testimony of a second boy shot in the incident. The prosecution's star witness, 17-year-old Juan Beltran, sustained two bullet wounds to his chest during the December 2004 Glendale shooting that killed his 16-year-old high school friend Carlos Pinon. Echo Park residents Carlos Palma, 20, and Julian Martinez, 21, face charges of first-degree murder and attempted murder with an enhancement that it benefited a street gang.
LOCAL
By Robert S. Hong | September 21, 2006
PASADENA — A participant in the fatal 2004 drive-by shooting of a 16-year-old in Glendale was sentenced to 18 years in prison on Wednesday. Richard Garcia, 19 of Echo Park, pleaded no contest in Pasadena Superior Court to voluntary manslaughter and attempted voluntary manslaughter charges and for having affiliation with a violent gang. "It was an appropriate sentence based on [Garcia's] level of participation in this very serious crime," said Dep. District Attorney Martin Bean, who prosecuted the case.
NEWS
May 12, 2006
Rep. Adam Schiff, who represents Burbank and Glendale, has called on Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld to submit quarterly reports regarding the threat posed by improvised explosive devices to American troops in Iraq. It was a concern that the Pentagon had not moved with urgency to address the continuing devastation of these devices, Schiff said. The bombs kill Americans every day and no effort should be spared to stop them, he added. Schiff has offered an amendment to the House Rules Committee requiring Rumsfeld to submit a report on every incident involving the detonation, discovery and/or defeat of an improvised explosive device in the past 90 days.
NEWS
By: Mark R. Madler | September 7, 2005
Lifelong New Orleans resident Gregory Johnson saw his hometown turn into what seemed like a war zone whose inhabitants did all they could to just stay alive. In the days following Hurricane Katrina slamming into the city, the 23-year-old truck driver experienced a sense of disbelief as he saw his neighbors left behind as other residents were able to get out. "At nighttime, the only lights we had were the gunshots," Johnson said. "You couldn't take a wrong turn or you might end up in some water that you can't get out of."
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