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November 23, 2000
Amber Willard GLENDALE -- Seniors and baby boomers have a new voice on the radio. This month, Glendale-based KIEV 870-AM debuted "Senior Focus," hosted by Joseph Solomon. Solomon, 54, got the idea to write a book about senior and baby boomer issues like financial concerns and health care after working with them as a certified elder planning specialist. "The book led me to the media," Solomon said of how he ended up with his own call-in show on the radio.
February 17, 2012
The following were taken from daily booking reports from the Glendale Police Department. AREA 1 San Fernando Road and Brand Boulevard Ibrahim Veken, 19, was arrested Feb. 11 on suspicion of appropriation of lost property. East Colorado Street and South Verdugo Road Hovit Voskanian, 43, was arrested Feb. 13 on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. East Cypress Street and South Glendale Avenue Talar Elbekian, 23, was arrested Feb. 14 on suspicion of grand theft auto.
November 13, 2010
The following were taken from daily booking reports from the Glendale Police Department. Area 1 1400 block of East Wilson Avenue Noel Gonzalez, 20, was arrested Nov. 8 on a warrant for possessing marijuana. 100 block of North Isabel Street Patricia Aquino, 38, was arrested Nov. 9 on suspicion of elder abuse. 1300 block of Carlton Drive Carlos Barrera, 22, was arrested Nov. 9 on a warrant for assault with a deadly weapon.
June 12, 2001
Joseph Solomon One of the most upsetting things I have encountered is the targeting and scamming of our senior citizens. Today's senior population has accumulated more wealth than any other population group and any other generation in our history. This makes them an attractive target for financial exploitation. It can start with the senior allowing a trusted caregiver to move in, ostensibly to look after them, and after a period of time they lose control of their property.
May 31, 2011
The following were taken from daily booking reports from the Glendale Police Department. AREA 1 West Chevy Chase Drive and San Fernando Road Francisco Martinez, 19, was arrested May 24 on outstanding warrants for possessing marijuana while driving and failing to appear in court or pay a fine. 200 block of South Central Avenue Andrew Regalado, 24, was arrested May 24 on suspicion of burglary and an outstanding warrant failing to appear in court or pay fine. 100 block of North Glendale Avenue Ramela Massihi, 32, was arrested May 25 on suspicion of petty theft.
October 6, 2000
I watched the rebroadcast of the Sept. 11 program on local youth issues the other day. One thought that occurred to me is that there seems to be a contradiction between the actions of the Glendale Unified School District, and concerns for youth culture and welfare expressed on that broadcast. As I understand it, GUSD has one magnet school for high school students. This is the relatively new Clark Magnet High School specializing in technology and computer science.
June 22, 2002
Gretchen Hoffman As five veteran Glendale Police officers move on to the next stages in their lives, they'll take with them 115 years of experience, leaving a gap of knowledge in their wake. Four of them -- Sgts. Ron Allison and Howard Singer and officers John Beltran and Charles Darensbourg -- will retire within a week of each other. The fifth, Officer Robert Boehlert, worked his last day June 1. Allison, who will retire July 3, joined the department in 1974.
By Tania Chatila | March 4, 2006
LOS ANGELES ? A Long Beach-based law firm filed a class action lawsuit Wednesday against a nursing home operator with facilities in Glendale and Burbank, claiming the company inadequately staffed 31 of its nursing homes, providing patients with substandard care. The claim, which was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleges that Longwood Management Corp. understaffed 31 of its Southern California nursing homes ? including one in Glendale and two in Burbank ? and did not meet California's minimum nurse-to-patient care ratios, attorney Stephen Garcia of the Garcia Law Firm said.
January 25, 2001
Amber Willard NORTHWEST GLENDALE -- The investigation into a former hospital worker accused of killing patients topped the list of issues covered by Glendale Police at a meeting Wednesday. The worker, Efren Saldivar, was arrested earlier this month after a three-year investigation. Saldivar is charged with killing six patients at Glendale Adventist Medical Center by giving them fatal injections of the drug Pavulon. Pavulon is used to stop breathing.
May 31, 2001
The following incidents were taken from police reports. Mountain Street and Glendale (2) Freeway: A 35-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possessing a stolen handicapped placard, stolen checks and numerous pieces of fake identification Tuesday. 600 block of East Chevy Chase Drive: A 33-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of elder abuse after locking his mother out of her apartment for more than eight hours Tuesday. Broadway and Verdugo Road: A 46-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of intent to commit forgery in the use of fraudulent checks Tuesday.
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