March 21, 2014
A Los Angeles law firm has agreed to represent the city of Glendale for free in its defense of a statue honoring women taken as sex slaves for the Japanese Army during World War II , the installation of which has been called into question by a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court last month. This is the first time in at least three years that a law firm has represented the city on a pro-bono basis, said City Atty. Mike Garcia. "Obviously, there are folks who think the lawsuit doesn't have merit," Garcia said.
April 19, 2012
Tobias Lewsaddler grabbed this photo overlooking Glendale Thursday evening, capturing, as he put it, "another amazing Southern California day. "
April 3, 2014
A Glendale man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that he attempted to defraud Medicare by submitting more than $11 million in bogus claims for unnecessary medical services. Karen Sarkissian, 43, and L' Tanya Smith, 57, of Ladera Park, were arrested Wednesday in connection with the scheme, which authorities said is also tied to money-laundering and tax-fraud operations, according to the U.S. Attorney's office. Sarkissian reportedly operated Sunset Clinic in Echo Park and was working with Smith, who also pleaded not guilty.
April 11, 2011
Legal documents firm LegalZoom agreed to add to its Glendale footprint by leasing 5,000 square feet in the ground floor of the 12-story Galleria Office Tower at 100 W. Broadway, according to commercial real estate firm Charles Dunn Co. LegalZoom moved its headquarters last year from Los Angeles to two floors in the building at 101 N. Brand, one block from the Galleria tower. Connecticut-based Travelers Insurance also agreed to a new five-year lease at the Galleria tower and expanded its office from 16,000- to 19,000-square feet.
January 24, 2012
Glendale resident and violinist Movses Pogossian received the annual Forte Award that goes to California “visionaries championing new and modern classical music” by Jacaranda, a musical organization that puts on a series of concerts. Pogossian studied violin in Armenia where he completed his doctorate. At 19, he became the youngest ever first-prize winner of the USSR National Violin Competition. Since making his critically acclaimed American debut with the Boston Pops performing the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in 1990, Pogossian has recorded various new music compositions and is the artistic director for the Dilijan Chamber Music Series.
April 10, 2012
The embarrassing display of councilmen positioning themselves to be next mayor highlights the need to change the way Glendale selects its top leadership (“Glendale delays naming new mayor,” April 4.) The current practice is such a relic of the past that it's like having our own dinosaur exposition. For many years, those of us who have observed these proceedings unfold interpreted the trading of favors as preconditions to the selection of mayor. It seems to us that with Glendale's representation in the Metropolitan Transit Authority, the Metropolitan Water District and the Bob Hope Airport commission, the game of naming the next mayor hinges on who is promised each of these coveted seats, all of which give council members a voice on big, and sometimes huge, public contracts.
September 20, 2013
Glendale police and fire responded to a two-car accident, with one reported overturned at Chevy Chase Drive and Wilson Avenue a few minutes past 4 p.m. on Friday.
September 18, 2012
Thieves broke into a Glendale pharmacy early Monday for the second time in an attempt to steal prescription drugs, police said. Officers discovered a shattered glass door about 5:18 a.m. at Adams Square Pharmacy in the 1100 block of East Chevy Chase Drive, and noticed a variety of scattered pill bottles and open drawers inside. Thieves burglarized the same pharmacy in November 2011 and stole prescription painkillers, including Tylenol with codeine and Vicodin, police said. Four pharmacies have also been burglarized in the past six weeks in Burbank.
September 20, 2013
Police investigated a report of shots being fired in a west Glendale neighborhood this morning, but did not find anything to substantiate the claim. Glendale police responded to a report of gunshots in the 900 block of West Glenoaks Boulevard at about 6 a.m. Friday, Sgt. Tom Lorenz said. Investigators did not any evidence of gunfire, he said, and cleared the call. -- Dan Evans, Times Community News Follow Dan Evans on Twitter: @EditorDanEvans .
October 20, 2012
Three people suffered moderate injuries Saturday after a driver accelerated into a Salvation Army store on San Fernando Road, police said. Few details were available the crash, which occurred about 1:30 p.m. at San Fernando Road and Linden Avenue. The victims were inside the Salvation Army Family store and Donation Center, when a driver accidently accelerated instead of stepping on the brake and went through the front of the store, Glendale Police Sgt. Mark Hess said. No arrests were made in connection to the crash.