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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.
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NEWS
December 7, 2004
Jackson Bell A Glendale man was arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting an alleged prostitute after he reportedly gave her crack-cocaine to smoke, authorities said Monday. Glendale Police responded to the home of Keith Woolfork, 47, about 7:15 a.m. Sunday after neighbors reported they heard screaming and saw a 34-year-old Los Angeles woman running naked from his apartment in the 300 block of Western Avenue, according to police reports. Woolfork told officers that he picked up the woman at Alvarado Avenue and Sunset Boulevard in Echo Park, drove her to his home, gave her the drug and then they took off their clothes and "embraced each other," police said.
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."
LOCAL
By Jason Wells | March 21, 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.
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Kirk Silsbee | November 29, 2013
If at first you don't relate what 31-year-old Tom McNalley plays to what you know of the guitar, don't be put off. He's not approaching either the instrument or his music in a conventional way. Distorted effects, clean picking, ferocious fusillades, crystalline confessional reveries, angular melodies, unexpected lyricism and well-placed accompanying chords are all part of the improvisational mix. “Tom's all the things you'd want in a musician,” says...
THE818NOW
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.
THE818NOW
By Katie Landan, katie.landan@latimes.com | September 27, 2011
The draining of Echo Park Lake has created quite the stench. Following several complaints over the weekend, the Los Angeles Department of Public Works deposited lime in parts of the lakebed to combat the stink, according to Echo Park Patch . According to a Field Poll released Tuesday , 91% of California voters say the Golden State's economy is experiencing "bad times. " It's the third year in a row that more than 90% of voters have depicted the state's economy in a negative light, the Los Angeles Time s reported.
LOCAL
By Jason Wells | March 20, 2007
PASADENA — Two Echo Park men charged in the 2004 shooting death of a 16-year-old Glendale boy were painted by prosecutors Monday as gang members who were eager to use lethal violence as a way to gain notoriety. The prosecution wrapped up its case against the two men — Carlos Palma, 20, and Julian Martinez, 21 — who are charged with shooting 16-year-old Carlos Pinon to death while outside of a house party at the corner of Lake Street and Justin Avenue. Prosecutors used the testimony of Glendale Police and a Los Angeles Police gang officer in Pasadena Superior Court to bolster their story of two Echo Park gang members who used lethal violence as a way to gain respect and ascend the gang's hierarchy.
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