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THE818NOW
April 18, 2012
Street closures in Burbank that were prompted by a 150-gallon diesel spill this morning have reopened and traffic is "returning to normal," according to police. Burbank police closed streets around Alameda at Buena Vista Street just before 8 a.m. to clean up the spill. Los Angeles County HazMat crews were called in to assist after authorities discovered that about 36 gallons of fuel had entered the county storm drain system, creating the threat of fire or an explosion. At about 6:45 a.m., a truck was delivering fuel to a Los Angeles fire station when its “mechanical drive shaft broke, causing damage to the off load pipe that unloads fuel from the truck,” Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn said.
THE818NOW
April 18, 2012
Street closures in Burbank that were prompted by a diesel spill this morning will likely remain in place for most of the day after officials discovered that fuel had entered the storm drain. Burbank police closed streets around Alameda at Buena Vista Street just before 8 a.m. to clean up the 150-gallon spill, but Los Angeles County HazMat crews have since been called in to assist after it breached the county storm drain system. [Updated 12:35 p.m.: At about 6:45 a.m., a truck was delivering fuel to a Los Angeles fire station when its “mechanical drive shaft broke, causing damage to the off load pipe that unloads fuel from the truck,” Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn said.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | December 3, 2013
A 48-year-old Glendale man was arrested Sunday after fire personnel discovered his utility van - which had been leaking fuel - was modified to hold up to 500 gallons of gasoline, officials said. Seyran Harutyunyan was taken into custody on suspicion of possessing more than 20 counterfeit credit cards, which investigators found inside in the van, according to Glendale police spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot. His vehicle was parked on the Louise Street overpass going over the Ventura (134)
THE818NOW
September 28, 2011
On location shoots in Los Angeles climbed 16% last week, led by a surge in feature film activity, according to the latest data from FilmL.A. Inc., which handles film permits for the city and unincorporated areas of the county. Feature films generated 176 production days, up 47% over the same period a year earlier, and continuing double-digit percentage growth so far this quarter. Films currently shooting in L.A. include "The Gangster Squad," "Dark Knight Rises" and "Magic Mike," the latest film from director Steven Soderbergh.
NEWS
March 16, 2004
Darleene Barrientos An 11-year-old Glendale boy was recovering from severe burns Monday after a match he was playing with ignited a few ounces of fuel used for his radio-controlled car and exploded in his face. The boy, a Balboa Elementary School sixth-grader, was apparently playing with a match that burned close to his fingers Saturday evening and he dropped it, igniting the vapors of some fuel in an aluminum can that had been cut in half to hold the liquid.
NEWS
December 3, 2004
Every year, our environment becomes more and more polluted from unnecessary and unwanted car exhaust. I find this to be a major problem because if this continues to escalate, our planet may become no more than a large spherical ball of dust and smog. I, along with many other people, believe that there is an easy solution to reduce the amount of air pollution from exhaust. The answer to our prayers is hybrid cars. These uniquely built vehicles are original, up-to-date, amazingly environmentally friendly, extremely fuel efficient and, if I do say so myself, are pretty good-looking cars.
NEWS
April 1, 2004
Darleene Barrientos With his pink cheeks and bright red Hawaiian shirt, 11-year-old Arnold Abelyan looks like he just returned from a tropical vacation. Instead, Arnold tells it like it is -- the blotchy, healing pink skin on his forehead, cheeks and nose, along with the scab on his right ear and his singed hair, eyebrows and eyelashes, are the result of playing with matches. Arnold was doing that near his front porch on March 13, just after pouring some fuel into an aluminum can with its top cut off. He planned to transfer the fuel to his remote-control car, but the match burned too close to his fingers, and he dropped it. The match ignited the vapors of the fuel, which exploded in his face.
NEWS
By Patrick Azadian | March 22, 2008
Many experts predict the coming of a recession quite soon. Recession and depressed economy always remind me of President Jimmy Carter. He was a nice guy with good intentions. I wonder if he was the right man in the wrong times. He had a lot to deal with, including but not limited to a slumping economy, high gas prices, the anti-American revolution in Iran, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan as well as below-par American vehicles. At least the American car industry has dusted itself off and is providing a stiff competition for the foreign automakers.
NEWS
July 4, 2008
Color run was unnecessary The article published Wednesday (?Grads honor fallen officer?) about the color run by recent sheriff?s academy graduates fails to mention the total number of Glendale Police Department personnel and equipment tied down in support of this tribute to Officer Charles Lazzaretto. This is just another example of the continuing poor management and squandering of our scarce law enforcement assets by Police Department management. By my count, there were several officers and several police vehicles that escorted the runners.
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NEWS
April 8, 2014
Re: Scott Peer's March 19 letter to the editor calling for transition to clean power. As a founding member of the Glendale Coalition for Better Government, our group has never discussed fossil fuels versus green energy. Our group was founded because we believe the City Council violates Prop. 26 requirements of voter approval of electric rate increases plus the violation of the city charter in the transfer of millions of dollars from the GWP to the General Fund for nonutility usage. The electrical and water rate increases have nothing to do with green fuel or fossil fuels, but the need for the city to pay for the unfunded and unsustainable salaries and pensions of our city union workforce.
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SPORTS
By Gabriel Rizk, Special to the Glendale News-Press | March 11, 2014
During coach Steve Bergen's current tenure, now entering its fifth season, the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy swimming team has made quantum leaps of improvement from year to year, placing 34th in CIF Southern Section Division 1 three years ago, 14th the next and vaulting all the way to seventh last season. Perhaps just as impressive has been the Tologs' return to sustained preeminence in the elite Mission League, where they are coming off back-to-back championships. With both youth and experience on its side, the renaissance is primed to roll on, as Sacred Heart would appear to have enough depth and star power on its roster to not only sustain its current footing, but perhaps push its way back into the running for its first Division 1 title since 2007 over the next couple of seasons.
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By Andrew J. Campa, andrew.campa@latimes.com | February 28, 2014
There's no denying the sense of determination, hunger and borderline anger that Hoover High senior wrestler Arthur Ghukasyan is feeling and using as his motivation in his final preparation before the two-day start of the CIF Southern Section Masters Meet at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario. Ghukasyan is his school's lone survivor through the postseason gauntlet, which included the Rio Hondo League Individual Wrestling Championships and last weekend's CIF Southern Section Eastern Division Championships at Perris Citrus Hill High.
NEWS
Christine Mai-Duc, Los Angeles Times and Christine Mai-Duc, Los Angeles Times | January 10, 2014
The underpass connecting the northbound 2 Freeway to the northbound 5 Freeway in Elysian Valley just north of downtown is scheduled to reopen by noon Friday -- nearly six months after a gas tanker crashed and caught fire, severely damaging the tunnel's concrete and support columns. The big rig crash in July sent flames shooting through the air and dumped 8,500 gallons of gasoline that sent what officials called a “burning river of fuel” down the L.A. River and nearby storm drains , officials with the California Department of Transportation told the Los Angeles Times.
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By Christine Mai-Duc | January 7, 2014
A key Los Angeles freeway connector will reopen Friday, nearly six months after a gas tanker crashed and caught fire, sending flames shooting through the air and dumping 8,500 gallons of gasoline that sent a “burning river of fuel” down the L.A. River and nearby storm drains. The underpass connecting the northbound Glendale (2) Freeway to the northbound 5 Freeway in Elysian Valley just north of downtown has been closed since July while crews worked almost around-the-clock to repair “extensive damage” to the tunnel's concrete and support columns, Caltrans officials told the Los Angeles Times . The fire charred nearly three inches of concrete in the 300-foot tunnel, exposing steel rebar and causing brittle chunks of concrete to fall from the walls.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | December 3, 2013
A 48-year-old Glendale man was arrested Sunday after fire personnel discovered his utility van - which had been leaking fuel - was modified to hold up to 500 gallons of gasoline, officials said. Seyran Harutyunyan was taken into custody on suspicion of possessing more than 20 counterfeit credit cards, which investigators found inside in the van, according to Glendale police spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot. His vehicle was parked on the Louise Street overpass going over the Ventura (134)
SPORTS
By Robert Fulton | November 14, 2013
GLENDALE - If the Glendale Community College men's basketball team continues to play as it did in its home opener on Thursday, this might turn into one heck of a season. "That's one in a million," said Glendale Coach Ben Beauchemin. "We did a lot of things right. " Hitting shots both inside and out, dominating on defense and hustling after loose balls, Glendale overwhelmed visiting Santa Barbara City College to the tune of a resounding 105-52 victory. After falling behind, 10-0, to start the game, Glendale went on a 56-4 run to close out the first half up, 56-14.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | August 17, 2013
State prosecutors have charged six men arrested Tuesday with multiple counts of identity theft in the wake of an alleged credit-card skimming operation aimed at purchasing and reselling gasoline . The men - Edgar Alaverdyan, of Northridge, Levon Mkrtchian, of North Hollywood and Karen Nazaryan, Serob Yegoyan, Evard Martirosyan and Emil Morkus, all of Glendale - face conspiracy, identity and access-card theft charges, according to criminal complaints...
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | August 1, 2013
Glendale police fear a spike in fuel thefts last month may signal a growing trend. Nine gas siphoning thefts - most of which occurred in South Glendale and most of which involved SUVs - were reported in July. They involved thieves cutting a vehicle's fuel line between the tank and filler neck and then sticking plastic tubing into the fuel line to siphon the fuel out. In one case, a screw was used to pierce and drain a gas tank. In another case, thieves used a garden hose to siphon gas from a vehicle's tank into a trash can. The thefts are likely to continue until gas prices begin leveling off, Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.
NEWS
July 14, 2013
All northbound lanes of the 5 Freeway at the junction of the 2 Freeway, north of downtown Los Angeles, remained closed Sunday, a day after a tanker truck carrying 8,500 gallons of gasoline overturned, caught fire and caused a massive traffic jam . The two right lanes of the southbound 2 Freeway at the junction also remained closed, said Officer Ed Jacobs of the California Highway Patrol. It is unclear when any of the shuttered lanes will reopen, he said. “We're shooting for” Monday, he said.
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